Need Glutathione Info? Make the Most of PubMed.gov

 

Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of scientific research articles that examine the effects of glutathione in our bodies?  Every possible topic from glutathione’s basic function to exhaustive clinical trials are available for FREE on the website pubmed.gov.

As a function of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, the articles in this massive database are vetted and peer reviewed to ensure legitimacy, objectivity, and scientific accuracy.  If you’re looking for detailed, trust-worthy information about the importance of glutathione there is literally no better resource in the world than pubmed.gov.

The problem is that there’s so much information that it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for.  If you perform a search for just glutathione on pubmed you’ll get results for over 103,000 articles!    The key to finding the articles you need is relying on the efficient use of search terms and search filters.

IF you’ve ever done a web-search on Google, then you’re familiar with how to search for specific terms.  The important thing is to focus on key terms that are central to your search.  If you’re interested in how glutathione levels impact the performance of athletes, don’t bother typing out that entire phrase.  Instead, entering just the key terms of glutathione athletes performance (no punctuation) will give you a return of 25 articles, which is a far more manageable number to read.

You can also make good use of the site’s search filters, which are located on the left side of the screen.  Specifying that you’re only interested in articles that are available in full text, were published in the last 5 years, were human clinical trials, and involved dietary supplements will cut the number of articles on glutathione from 103,000 to 187.

A search on pubmed.gove for glutathione, notice the search terms on the left side.

Generally, the more specific you can make your search, the better your returns.  For example, if you were interested in reading more on the relationship between glutathione and oxidative stress, doing a search with the terms glutathione oxidative stress will bring back 5,018 articles.  However, using an additional search term, recovery, and adding filters for articles published in the past 5 years, available in full text, and covering randomized controlled trials on humans gives you FOUR articles.

If you’re interested in how to further refine your search methods, PubMed offers an entire page that demonstrates how to effectively search their archives.   Make the best use of this invaluable resource as you continue to share the miracle of glutathione.

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