Friday, September 17, 2010
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a substance naturally produced by the human body through the synthesis of certain amino acids in the liver. It is also used by virtually every cell of the body to neutralize toxins.
In Asia, Glutathione is considered as Skin Whitening Agent.This is because SKIN WHITENING is the "SIDE-EFFECT" of Glutathione. Many ladies take Glutathione with the hope of getting fairer skin.However, you need to take Vitamin C when taking Glutathione.
• Why do you need Vitamin C when taking Glutathione?
"Blood Glutathione levels rose nearly 50% in healthy individuals taking 500mg of Vitamin C. Vitamin C raises glutathione by helping the body manufacture it & at the same time prevent it from being oxidized." Lipoic acid also helps increase glutathione levels.
- Dr. Murray’s 7/30/2003
"Glutathione is too large a molecule to effectively pass through the intestine into cells, so supplementing with glutathione alone is not helpful. But when taken with Vitamin C, which protects it from oxidative damage, Glutathione becomes effective."
- Monika Klein, C.N., Malibu, California
So when you want to buy Glutathione, please make sure that it comes with Vitamin C and Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)as well.This is because “Lipoic Acid is the only antioxidant that can boost the level of intracellular glutathione, a cellular antioxidant of tremendous importance.”
In Asia, oral glutathione is also referred to as skin whitening capsule, whitening pill, bleaching pill, or skin whitener that were proven to be very safe and effective.