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Will Glutathione tablets work better than injections for skin brightening in me?


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Published At June 18, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 13, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am thinking about taking Glutathione supplements for skin brightening. I do not have any other health issues. Is it alright if I purchase Glutathione supplements online? If yes, should I buy an injection or pills?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Glutathione injections have not been approved. The risk of using an injection outweighs the benefits, so it is not advisable. Moreover, the fairness associated with the injection is short-lived and fades in three months. I suggest you try tablets, but most of them are broken down in the liver before reaching your skin. Hence, it takes a long time to appreciate the difference. I suggest you try Tablet Glutone (Alpha-lipoic acid 100 mg and L-glutamic acid 500 mg).

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor for the reply,

I am trying the tablet you suggested, but I would like to know whether I can use the Glutathione tablets that have been approved?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I suggest you can take the tablets that have been approved, but also look for any mouth dispersible formulation if available as it would surpass liver metabolism.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula


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