Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that protects your cells and organs against free radical damage. Known as the ‘master antioxidant’, it is found in large amounts in the liver and many fruits and vegetables but is better absorbed when injected directly into your bloodstream via intravenous injection. Glutathione can help reduce oxidative stress, detoxify the body, and prevent and repair cell damage. It also has anti-aging properties and has been shown to lighten skin tone and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The whitening effect of glutathione is believed to work by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, which is needed for melanin production, and switching over to pheomelanin, which doesn’t produce a tan but gives your skin a light reddish tint instead. The effects are said to be semi-permanent and can be repeated regularly to maintain your skin’s lighter appearance.
In addition to whitening and lightening, glutathione is known to prevent liver diseases, glaucoma, AIDS, and cancer, as well as lower cholesterol and increase the body’s immunity to fight disease. It has also been shown to reduce or eliminate oxidative stress for diabetics, and improve lung function in asthmatics.
The treatment itself is quite simple, and your dermatologist will prepare the glutathione mixture based on your skin color and other factors before injecting it into your veins. It is usually administered three times a week in the beginning, and then gradually reduced to once a week or less. It’s relatively painless and requires no downtime, although some patients may experience cramping or bloating, which should quickly dissipate. Glutathione Injection