Whitening Skin With Glutathione
A few facts
Long story short, Glutathione is simply the best, most efficient, effective, and safest way to get a fairer complexion. Glutathione (GSH) is a peptide consisting of three important amino acids. In addition to being a powerful skin whitening agent, it is a natural antioxidant that keeps you looking young and feeling healthy. Glutathione is also the strongest of all antioxidants found in the body. When raising glutathione levels in the blood it has an amazing effect on your skin’s health at a cellular level. For skin lightening, Glutathione works by producing pheomelanin a lighter melanin instead of the darker eumelanin. It is produced in the liver from various precursors. Vitamin C in high doses helps the liver to produce natural glutathione but in order to lighten your skin effectively you will need to look into pure glutathione supplements. Glutathione is in every cell in the body. The liver utilizes glutathione more than any other cell in the body to detoxify itself from toxins. The more glutathione that is in the liver the better the liver can detoxify.
For skin lightening, Glutathione works by producing pheomelanin a lighter melanin instead of the darker eumelanin. It is produced in the liver from various precursors. Vitamin C in high doses helps the liver to produce natural glutathione but in order to lighten your skin effectively you will need to look into pure glutathione supplements. Glutathione is in every cell in the body. The liver utilizes glutathione more than any other cell in the body to detoxify itself from toxins. The more glutathione that is in the liver the better the liver can detoxify.
Benefits of glutathione in the body
Glutathione (GSH) is the most powerful antioxidant in the body because it lives within the cell and has the ability to repair the cells function. It is, also, ideal for a strong immune system. It protects the body from environmental toxins. In addition, it is a powerful ingredient against cancer. A few other benefits include
- Resistance to pathogens, infections, carcinogens, radiation, toxins
- Raises energy
- Improves physical strength and muscle.
- Noticeable increase in mental focus
- Promotes cell reproduction and repair of DNA
- Health of Skin
Low Glutathione levels
There is a relationship with people who have cancer, Aids, or other serious diseases. They all have low levels of glutathione in their blood. Furthermore, there is an alarming rate of people deficient of glutathione and researchers are seeing a link.
- Overuse of Antibiotics
- Chronic Stress
- Overload of Toxins
- Genetically Modified Foods
All contributing to Lower glutathione levels and premature aging.
Researchers are finally realizing that the various plants, foods, and medicines that help certain illnesses are beneficial to us because they raise the levels of glutathione. For example, Milk Thistle is a great medicine for a damaged liver, immune function and biliary tract disease. It’s now been found that the secret to Milk Thistle’s powers is in its ability to raise GSH. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is also a precursor to glutathione and is widely used to help respiratory attacks, neurocognitive issues etc. A-lipoic acid, that stuff that’s almost impossible to swallow, raises glutathione. Some other components that raise glutathione include:
- Raw Milk and Eggs
- Beef Liver
- Whey Protein
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Organic Turmeric
- Milk Thistle
- A-Lipoic Acid
- Vitamin C, E
- N-acetyl cysteine
The Strongest antioxidant known to man
There were studies done in Bangkok recently that confirm the consumption of oral glutathione does,in fact, lighten the skin tone in as little as 4 weeks Go here to see the report. In summary, 60 healthy students underwent a study by taking 500mg of glutathione capsules every day for 4 weeks. All participants that were not a part of the placebo group had a consistent reduction of melanin in their skin. The conclusion was that oral glutathione does, in fact, lighten the skin tone with no side effects reported in the short term.
The conclusion for long-term side effects is unknown, as long-term trials were not taken. It is however suggested that they are very safe with a multitude of health benefits. Oral glutathione has been improved a lot over the years. Quite a few people if they could afford it, or if it was legal, would get injections into the blood stream to get whiter skin quicker. Now however with other components added to glutathione pills, Liposomal Glutathione etc, the absorption into the blood stream has increased remarkably and oral glutathione could very well be your best option.
People Supplement with Glutathione for many reasons other than getting whiter skin, for example:
- Cataracts and glaucoma,
- Preventing aging,
- Treating or preventing alcoholism,
- Heart disease (atherosclerosis and high cholesterol),
- Liver disease,
- Diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome),
- Memory loss,
- Alzheimer’s disease,
- Osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease
Researchers in the Philippines in 2014 performed a double-blind and placebo-controlled study. They took 30 women and applied a 2% glutathione lotion to one side of their face twice a day for ten weeks. View the research here. In conclusion, the results were remarkable as the melanin levels dropped and the moisture content rose. Fewer wrinkles, improved elastin and smoother skin were a result in the later weeks. The conclusion was that glutathione is a safe and effective way to lighten the skin and improve the skin’s health.
Topical Glutathione creams “do” have a powerful effect on the health and complexion of your skin. They have also been a popular product for the prevention of skin cancer and skin disorders. Topical glutathione acts as an antioxidant and detoxifier as well as a lightening agent. Creams, however, do not reach the deeper skin tissues nor enter the blood stream for immune health. At the bottom of this page are some ingredients (precursors) that help to raise the levels of glutathione in your organs and bloodstream. However, In order to raise your levels enough between 500mg to 1000mg to see results in a fairer skin complexion. You may need to supplement with glutathione products.
If there was an ultimate solution to getting whiter skin, Glutathione injections would be close to it. Gluta shots are are the quickest way to lighten your skin, however, this form of administration has a large price tag and illegal in many countries. Glutathione injections in Korea are known as the Beyonce injection. They were a whole lot stronger than oral glutathione but with today’s methods oral glutathione is exceptionally effective as well. With injections, you will see instant results compared to other forms of skin whitening treatment. The use of glutathione injections has swept Asia and other countries as celebrities, models, and civilians are opting for this procedure. It is safe as long as it is done right, although the FDA has said there are unknown risks so they have not passed it.
Maybe your only option is Oral Glutathione
Ideally, you will need a dermatologist, nurse or doctor to administer the injection but many people have chosen to administer it themselves. You can buy intravenous glutathione from online stores around the world but most will not ship to forbidden countries like the USA. If you decide to lighten your skin this way you must be confident you know what you are doing. Link coming…
The amazing effects
When glutathione is injected into the body it has beneficial effects just like oral administration but quicker. Most people report smoother skin with acne scars and wrinkles going away as well as more energy and vitality before they even notice their skin becoming whiter. GSH is an all-natural amino acid that the body uses to repair and heal itself. In addition, it fights against oxidative cells and repairs cell damage all over the body from the inside of each cell. It also helps to flush out free radicals and return the skin to a more youthful state. Free radicals and toxins are very harmful to the health of the skin. Conditions like hyperpigmentation and melasma can happen if these get out of control but glutathione injections can reverse their effect. Glutathione is even used in the treating of some neurodegenerative symptoms.
In darker people, African American for example, their skin has a much higher content of melanin so they can be prone to darker patchy spots in different areas. Glutathione injections work instantly to clear these areas up and bring about a more even lighter complexion.
Compared to some topical creams used to bleach the skin gluta injections are relatively safe as long as the procedure is done right. The nature of the procedure will push more people to oral glutathione but for those who are desperate for immediate results are opting to inject straight into their blood stream.
Effects of Glutathione Injections
- Cure and prevention of skin diseases
- Greater mental functions, such as improved memory, focus, and concentration
- Faster workout recovery
- Whiter skin tone
- Amazing results with clearing up acne and acne scarring
- It makes skin as healthy, fresh, smooth and fairer
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Removal of dark circles under the eyes
- Reduces the buildup of melatonin on the knees, armpits, and elbows
- Most dark patchy areas caused by melatonin, hormones, age, sun etc are instantly cleared up
- Can help with various neurological disorders
- Most powerful anti-oxidant for your organs
- Look younger
- Muscle, skin and joint repair
- Makes your skin smooth, fresh and radiant
Just to name a few
How much you will need and how often
Different brands have different recommendations. When your first starting in order to flood your body with the antioxidant injections can be anywhere from 1 to 3 times per week for 2 to 3 months, depending on what brands you use. Maintenance period after you achieve the skin tone you like can range from once every 2 to 4 weeks.
Side effects with Glutathione injections
There are little side effects with high-quality Glutathione injections but you must be careful about what product you purchase. Cheap imitation brands or brands made up to make a quick dollar can be anywhere from ok to life threatening. If you are to go the injection route make sure you buy a reputable quality product.
Melanin protects you from the sun’s rays, Glutathione reduces melanin!
The FDA is still researching possible side effects regarding this amino acid. They believe it can possibly have some harmful side effect if administered into the blood stream but more research needs to be done. Glutathione also acts as a block to chemotherapy drugs; this seems to be the reason why the FDA has not yet approved it. From all I know about chemo therapy is that it is a horrible treatment towards the body, glutathione’s response is to repair cells while chemo’s is to destroy them, so I can see how there may be some complication.
- The known side effect of glutathione injections are mostly in the procedure. If at all you get too much air into your blood stream (embolus) it can be fatal.
- An unhygienic injection site can cause infection which can be quite serious.
- Injecting wrong can cause a number of problems include bleeding, hematoma formation, bruising. Intravenous injection of the substances can result in systemic side effects including sepsis and anaphylaxis
Common side effects of glutathione injections, if you experience these then you should stop treatment
- Stomach upset and diarrhea
- Nausea/ vomiting
- Hair loss
- Allergic reactions/hives/skin rashes
- Hair whitening
- Painful breasts
- Weight gain
- Chest pain/ breathing problems
If you have any of these symptoms you should not use glutathione injections before talking to your doctor.
- People with heart, liver and kidney conditions High doses of glutathione given to patients with hypersensitive skin may result in the life-threatening Stevens Johnson syndrome.
- Vitiligo patients should not receive glutathione injections for skin whitening.
- Expectant women and those who are breastfeeding should always consult before taking this course.
- Stop taking selenium supplements before any course of glutathione injection
The FDA has not approved injections in the United States so if you want glutathione administered this way you will have to leave the country for a few months and keep up the maintenance with oral gluta.
Glutathione side effect
There is no evidence to suggest any bad side effects. This, however, could be due to lack of clinical trials. Glutathione is a natural peptide produced by the body and is known to be very safe.
The use of IV, Oral or even topically applied glutathione reduces melanin in the skin. Therefore, there may be an increase in sun sensitivity. Darker people can stay out in the sun for longer periods of time because their skin contains more melanin. White people have a higher chance of melanomas due to the mutation of burnt cells.