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The Influence of Crenotheraphy with SHS Water on the Concentration of Glutathione in Blood of People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Version 1 : Received: 9 November 2018 / Approved: 15 November 2018 / Online: 15 November 2018 (10:33:25 CET)

How to cite: Błońska-Sikora, E.; Orlewska, E.; Klusek, J. The Influence of Crenotheraphy with SHS Water on the Concentration of Glutathione in Blood of People with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Preprints 2018, 2018110356 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0356.v1). Błońska-Sikora, E.; Orlewska, E.; Klusek, J. The Influence of Crenotheraphy with SHS Water on the Concentration of Glutathione in Blood of People with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Preprints 2018, 2018110356 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0356.v1).

Abstract

The tripeptide-glutathione (GSH, γ-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine) is one of the most important low molecular antioxidant in human body. Enhancing GSH and associated enzymes represents an aim in the search for cytoprotective strategies against cancer, neurologic degeneration, pulmonary and inflammatory conditions, as well as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The objective of the study was to agree whether crenotherapy (drinking therapy) with sulfide/hydrogen sulfide (SHS) waters from “Zuzanna” spring located in the area of Busko-Zdrój in Poland leads to increasing of reduced glutathione (GSH) content in human blood. SHS water in distinct from mineral water is characterised by specific pharmacokinetic, invariable content and natural microbiological purity. SHS waters contain at least 1 g of total sulfur per kilogram of water and a treatment effect also depends on other bioelements. The method employing capillary electrophoresis with UV detector for the analysis of glutathione in human blood was developed. The group of 106 volunteers consisted of both women and men, in different age range. The therapy with SHS waters lasted 2 weeks. We recently demonstrated that the administration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in SHS waters increases GSH concentration in blood, and therefore crenotherapy could be used in therapeutics.

Subject Areas

crenotheraphy, reduced glutathione, rheumatoid arthritis, hydrogen sulfide

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