What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a very powerful “anti-Oxidant”, also known as the master antioxidant of the body. It is needed for the optimum function of other antioxidants like vitamin C & E. It has a general whitening effect on the whole body. It also has an anti-ageing effect.
Human skin colour is determined by a pigment known as melanin. Glutathione acts by blocking the enzyme Tyrosinase which is needed for melanin formation. It also shifts melanin formation from the dark melanin (Eumelanin) to its lighter pigment (Pheomelanin). The combined action leads to skin lightening and whitening.
Apart from lightening Glutathione also has a positive role in:
- Anti- ageing
- Neuro-degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s
- Liver diseases & its Detoxification
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Lung diseases
- Age-related changes like cataract, hearing impairment
Natural sources of Glutathione include fresh fruits, vegetables like avocados, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, red meat, eggs and nuts like walnuts & almonds.
Everyone wants to have a glowing, spotless skin. There are many who desire a lighter complexion or want to fight pigmentary changes of their skin.
Glutathione is available in the forms of oral tablets and injections. The bioavailability of glutathione is very high when administered in the form of injections as compared to oral tablets. Injections are taken once weekly for about 6-10 weeks. Results are seen between 1-3 months depending on every individual’s skin colour and metabolism.