The rationale for people with Autism increasing glutathione is based on the evidence contained in the abstracts below, which describe the role of oxidative stress, toxins, and abnormal glutathione levels in this disorder. This may be a contributory factor in the process. Glutathione plays a crucial role in mediating free radical damage, maintaining the oxidant/anti oxidant balance, and removing toxins in the body. This may result in improve measures of autistic behavior.
Metabolic biomarkers of increased oxidative stress and impaired methylation capacity in children with autism.
Metabolic endophenotype and related genotypes are associated with oxidative stress in children with autism.
Mercury and autism: accelerating evidence?
Investigation of antioxidant enzymes in children with autistic disorder.
Cellular and mitochondrial glutathione redox imbalance in lymphoblastoid cells derived from children with autism.
Oral Tolerability of Cysteine-Rich Whey Protein Isolate in Autism-A Pilot Study.