Glutathione and skin whitening
Glutathione is a tri peptide made from glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine. It is an important anti-oxidant. It is a substance produced naturally by liver. It is also found in fruits, vegetables and meat.
Indications of use
- For skin whitening
- Reducing side effects of chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
- Preventing aging
- In treatment of heart diseases
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Infertility in men
Besides these there are lots of other clinical uses as well.
Methods of administration
It can be taken in following ways:
Mechanism of action
Constant exposure to environmental toxins, pollutants and radiation may damage tissues within the body by generating reactive oxygen species ROS which have the potential to cause further injury to cells. As it is an antioxidant so glutathione works to clear the body of free radicles and toxins that can lead to skin problems like hyperpigmentation and melasma.
It can be extremely beneficial for people that would prefer a lighter complexion. It can also give people with minor skin imperfections an overall better look by reducing the appearance of red spots and any rough patches that may exist. It may have a beneficial effect for women that have cystic acne, acne prone skin or even the occasional breakout.
Foods containing glutathione
It is found in almost all raw fruits and vegetables but mostly in :
Glutathione and Ascorbic acid
Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) is a water- soluble vitamin, and is needed by our bodies to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It is it neutralizes free radicles in the body. It prevents collagen from becoming week and susceptible to damage by a process called hydroxylation. It also helps in wound healing.
Vitamin C and glutathione have a unique relationship. Vitamin C reduces glutathione back to the active form. In its active form, glutathione will regenerate vitamin C from its oxidized state. The link between vitamin C and glutathione together boosts up the process of skin lightening. So taking vitamin C and glutathione together boosts up the process of skin lightening.
As compared to oral form skin whitening is achieved faster with intramuscular injection of glutathione.
Dosage of glutathione is 500 mg to 1000 mg daily.
Dosage of vitamin C is 1000 mg to 2000 mg daily.
There are no side effects of glutathione taken orally or intra muscularly. Side effects arise only when this injection is given intravenously.
For quick results
- Avoid alcohol
- Quit smoking
- Avoid depression