Skin whitening pills are in demand today. Stars and even ordinary people commonly use it. Most of the skin whitening pills out there contain glutathione. Glutathione is antioxidant, which neutralizes free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds. Plus it also helps the liver to remove toxins.
So now, what is the relation of glutathione with skin whitening? Taking glutathione stops or lessens the activity of the tyrosinase (an enzyme that oxidizes the amino acid tyrosine) and other phenolic compounds to form brown and black pigments (melanin), which leads it to reverse its effects. That’s where skin whitening takes place. It limits melanin formation.
Glutathione can be found in several foods such as avocado, walnuts, fish, meat, asparagus, fruits and vegetables. However there are some chemicals that are contraindicated with glutathione. These are the N-acetylcysteine, L-cysteine plus and L-methionine. Using these chemicals with glutathione might inhibit the effect of it and may cause some adverse effects as well.
According to studies so far, glutathione doesn’t cause any bad side effects. Aside from skin whitening, glutathione has beneficial effects for the health as well, such as protecting the body’s cells; it acts as an effective detoxifier against drugs and alcohol. It also protects the body against cancer, protects the body against radiation and it also has an anti-aging effect.
Aside from oral glutathione, there is also intravenous and intramuscularly glutathione. It has a more rapid effect in skin whitening than the oral route, but it’s more expensive that the oral pills. Intravenous and intramuscular glutathione also helps in blood clotting, increasing sperm count in men with low sperm count, and it also increases the effect of chemotherapy drugs.
Reading all of this great information might be tempting, but it is best to consult a professional first, before considering anything.
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