The inner layer of the skin called dermis and the outer surface which is visible in our eyes is the epidermis. The primary determinant of variability in human skin color is the melanin in the skin and melanocyte is a cell that synthesizes it. L-glutathione, the whitening pill’s main component, starts the lightening process in the dermis working its way out to the surface.
There are certain kinds of compounds that inhibits the tyrosinase activity and L-glutathione is one of them. GSH(reduced glutathione) intervenes in the metabolism. The oral use of Reduced Glutathione(L-glutathione) inhibits the tyrosinase activity. Once the tyrosinase activity has been inhibited the metabolic pathway then reverses its course going to the synthesis of light pigmented melanin called Phaeomelanin instead of synthesizing dark pigmented melanin called Eumelanin. The cycle continously flow as long as the presence of L-glutathione co-exist in the metabolic pathway of melanin. Finally, light skin will reveal to the surface gradually changing your complexion.
As an anti-oxidant/ anti-aging medication: glutathione’s recommended dosage is between 10 and 20mg. per Kg. BW (body weight) per day divided into two doses.
As a whitening capsule: glutathione s recommended dosage is between 20 and 40mg. per Kg. BW (body weight) per day divided into two doses.
DURATION OF INTAKE FOR SKIN WHITENING:
• • medium brown: 1-3 months
• • dark brown skin: 3-6 months
• • very dark skin: 6-12 months.
• • black skin: at least 2 years or even more
• • Once a person has her desired skin color, the maintenance dose will just be 500mg once a day.
GLUTATHIONE AND VITAMIN C:
A person taking L glutathione should take Vitamin C two to three times more than the dose of L Glutathione. Why is Vitamin C needed? This is to keep L Glutathione in its absorbable or reduced form. This will release the potential of Vitamin C s derivatives whitening properties.
L Glutathione has no known side effects or interactions even if given orally in prolonged use.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the whitening of skin take place?
L glutathione reduces melanocytes which produces melanin. Reducing the melanin in the body would make your skin fairer. L-glutathione’s whitening process starts inside the skin (dermal layer) going outside (epidermal layer), that’s the reason why it takes a little time for you to see initial change in your skin tone. The whitening process goes head to foot, meaning that you will have an even white skin tone in your whole body.
How long would take to see the initial results?
Glutathione is not a major surgical operation, and even medical operation takes time to heal, restoration on anything would take a lot of painstaking effort to produce a high quality and a good product. Glutathione would help you to be healthy and not to be changed on an instant. This is not an overnight fix; therefore you would undergo the natural process “reap what you sow”. In taking 2 capsules per day 1000mg glutathione you can see the results in two weeks time, however if you take once a day for 1000mg it would take a month for you to see and feel the results.
Why do glutathione have different effects on other people?
People have different metabolism, weight, and skin color. The very reason why some people see the results quickly is because they’re taking the right combination of vitamins and taking the proper dosage that makes the body absorbs the components well.
Is there any harmful effects?
“No side effects or interactions are known with oral administration of Glutathione even in prolonged use.”
Is it fine to take a higher dosage to what is usually required or prescribed by the experts?
Glutathione is water-soluble, meaning that if there would be an excessive amount of intake it would still be excreted through urine. On the other hand, there is still no reported case or documentation about glutathione overdose.
What makes L-Glutathione different compared to other whitening pills / capsules?
Unlike any other whitening pills / capsules, glutathione don’t just concentrate on whitening of the skin itself, it is also an anti oxidant and anti aging pill which makes us healthy and stress free. No harmful effects on the body and is recommended by eminent dermatologist and doctors for people with liver problems.
Is it ok to continue your regular skin regimen such as applying of creams, lotions, gels while taking glutathione?
Yes! Because these products can also help you enhance your smooth and supple white skin.
Are the whitening effects of the Glutathione permanent? Will my skin tone go back to its original color once I stop using it?
In taking care and maintaining something in our body, you must have a healthy habit and discipline to stay with the ideal effects that we want. Therefore, we must take 1 capsule a day for our maintenance and we should not expose ourselves from the harmful rays of sun.
And in regards to the exposure of sunlight, will it affect the whitening process?
Even though the sunlight was said that it provides vitamin D, everyone is aware of the depletion of the ozone layer, and anything that is over wouldn’t have a better result in the body. In fact too much exposure will increases the melanin pigments in the skin, thus, might delay the whitening process. It’s not really bad to be exposed to sunlight as long as we have protection such as sun block.
I wanted to see the results fast and also I want to LOSE weight while I am taking the whitening capsules, is it ok to take diet / slimming pills or other products?
As it was stated above Glutathione is a whitening capsule that is considered to be a supplement. Therefore it is fine to take it with other vitamins, supplements and other medications except for anti-psychotic drug and chemotherapeutic drug.
Is L-Glutathione safe for young adults (teenagers)?
Yes, certainly for (L-glutathione) is considered as a supplement and anti oxidant. Therefore it is 100% safe to be taken by young teens who also want to have a fairer skin.
Is it true from what I’ve heard that whitening of the hair is a side effect in taking these whitening capsules (L-glutathione)?
It is not true. The side effect in taking L-glutathione is the whitening of the skin already. In fact I have read about whitening capsules containing Tyrostat (L Tyrosine) that makes the hair gray/white.
Is it much better to take Glutathione with an empty stomach or should I eat my meal first before taking it?
Research has proved that it’s much better to take the whitening capsules with an empty stomach. Because an empty stomach can fully absorb the pills contents compared when you have eaten your meal already because there are already substances present in your stomach that might hinder the process of absorption.
Is it FDA or BFAD approved?
L-Glutathione is considered a food/dietary supplement. Therefore, it is not necessarily need to be FDA / BFAD approved. Only manufactured drugs, foods, medical devices and cosmetics required undergo these departments quality control. Also, there are no provisions in the law for FDA to “approve” dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer, though some brands or manufacturers get approval for their consumer’s assurance.