Glutathione

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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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 it will be? Will it affect my menstrua...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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