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Glutathione is synthesized by the body naturally and is also present in fish, fruits (avocados), vegetables (garlic, broccoli, spinach), and meat. It is an antioxidant and prevents cell damage due to free radicals, peroxides, etc. It comprises cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is said that the gastric acids break down glutathione, and hence its availability is poor when taken as a supplement. But, on the other hand, it is beneficial in psoriasis, Parkinson's disease, fatty liver, etc.

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My wife takes glutathione supplements. Will it affect her pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My 25-year-old wife is planning to use Glutathione as one of her dietary supplements. She is still trying to conceive. Is that okay? Is it safe? Will it still be okay to take Glutathione during pregnancy? What other dietary supplements would you recommend?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glutathione is a master antioxidant that plays an important role in the development and growth of the fetus. In the placenta, Glutathione detoxifies pollutants before they reach the developing child. Glutathione also supports your immune function, which is important...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old with a medium brown skin tone, dark circles, and dark skin in my mustache area. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-years-old and my skin tone is medium brown. My concern is that I am having dark circles and dark skin on my mustache area for a long time. What should I use? Also, I want to know if Glutathione works. If yes kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As such there are no skin whitening pills. Glutathione pills are marketed as skin whitening pills, but their use is not recommended by doctors. It is essential to know how you use your sunscreen. Sunscreens with SPF (su...  Read Full »

Can glutathione lighten my skin and fade dark patches on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, Will 500 mg of glutathione help make my skin fair and remove the dark patches on my cheeks, around my mouth, and the pigmentation on my lips? If not, can you suggest an oral medication and a topical cream for me to apply on my face to achieve a fairer complexion? Actually, my body is very...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. For good and glowing skin, ensure you get proper sleep and drink plenty of water. Avoid stepping out in the sun without wearing sunscreen. A nutritio...  Read Full »

Could I use a glutathione injection to lighten my melasma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female with bright wheatish skin color and melasma, for which I have been using the 5 % Cysteamine cream for the last seven days. But now I would like to take Glutathione injections for skin whitening. Please advise on this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The Cysteamine cream (Cysteamine Hydrochloride) that you are using currently is a great treatment for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation which is caused due to melasma. Tranexamic acid tablets are also used f...  Read Full »

What is the ideal Glutathione dosage for skin brightening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 6 feet tall, and weigh around 165 pounds. I recently consulted a dermatologist for Glutathione injections. My dermatologist suggested an intravenous drip (1200 mg Glutathione and 8000 mg vitamin C), but I am unsure about how safe is it to have 8000 mg of vitamin C in one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. The injectable formulation dose recommended is 600 to 1200 mg once or twice a week, but various adverse effects are reported with the intravenous route due to possibilities of overdose toxicity or may b...  Read Full »

Can I use Glutathione for skin whitening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old female. I want to use Glutathione for skin whitening. So I want to know whether 1000 mg Glutathione is safe for the body or not. Will taking 1000 mg Glutathione daily show any side effects? If yes, then what type of side effects will it be? Will it affect my menstruat...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Glutathione is a natural product and for maximum efficacy, it is given intravenously. However, it is impractical to get intravenous every day hence oral Glutathione is given widely. Ideally, it is given 500 mg twice daily but 1000 mg per day can also be given along with...  Read Full »

I take Maxiliv IV but see no change in my skin tone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have a dark brown complexion. I am taking Maxiliv injection IV twice in a week for four months to lighten my skin. But till now there is no change. Why I am not getting any result. I do not expose myself in sunlight and use sunscreen also. I want to know abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not necessary that every individual responds to glutathione injections. Effects vary from one individual to the other. If there is no response even after 10 doses, then you should stop treatment. It would not be of any use. Glutathione is not permanent lighteni...  Read Full »

Can I achieve skin brightening by using vitamin C and Glutathione intravenously?

Query: Hi doctor,Does taking vitamin C injections with Glutathione weekly cause any harm? I went to a dermatology clinic and the personnel told me that there are no adverse side effects other than urine discoloration while using it. To get good results, they recommend taking both Glutathione and vitamin C ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have a liver issue or renal issue, have a dull skin tone, and a history of skin aging. You have not attached a picture of the condition. Kindly attach a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use injectable Gluta since I have rheumatic heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it safe to use injectable Gluta since I have rheumatic heart disease? Please let me know.  Read Full »

Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinion for your medical issues. Injectable Glutathione is safe for use in rheumatic heart disease. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is It Safe To Use Iv Glutathione To Get Lighter Skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I had very dark complexion in the past. But after consuming antioxidants like Vitamin C, E, Glutathione and Alpha Lipoic Acid my skin has lightened up about two to three shades. It has been very helpful but I still need to get lighter. Is it safe for me to get IV Glutathione? I have he...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Injectable Glutathione is not FDA approved. Still, it is used by many people to reduce the skin tone by two to three shades. It is a once-a-week injection for four weeks, then once in two weeks for four weeks. If there is no response after three to four sessions then...  Read Full »

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