Glutathione is an anti oxidant to boost our body’s immune system and protect the body from diseases and infection. As the person grow older, Glutathione level drops and the ability to detoxify. Without Glutathione, body cells maybe damage. For this reason, Glutathione supplements are in demand today.
In the Philippines, Glutathione supplements are becoming popular and used as whitening tablet. The whitening of the skin is one of the side effects when using this supplement.
Glutathione is used to treat infertility, cancer, cataract, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Other names for Glutathione are: Gamma-glutamylcysteinylglycine and GSH. However, not all Glutathione supplements in the market are safe. Reliable and accredited drug stores are the safest place to buy Glutathione supplements. Lastly, before buying check the label and look into the Glutathione ingredients and components.
It is also important to inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure or heart diasease, pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Glutathione supplement.
Glutathione components to avoid:
- • sheep placenta mix
The use of Glutathione supplement containing sheep placenta extract result to acne breakout and weight gain.
- • silicon dioxide
Silicon dioxide are not to be taken orally. Taking Glutathione supplement with silicon dioxide formulation results to firming of the breast.
Recommended dose for Glutathione:
- As Anti-oxidant/ anti-aging:
Standard dosage computation:
10mg per Kg BW (Body weight) per day.
Glutathione supplement as skin whitener computation should be in double increased dosage
20-40mg/Kg BW per day in 2-3 divided dose.
Medium brown skin : 1-3months
Dark brown skin: 3-6months
Very dark skin: 6-12 months
Black skin: 2 years or more
Upon reaching desired skin color, maintenance dose: 1 capsule 500mg once a day.