5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HOW GLUTATHIONE ACTUALLY WORKS!
Glutathione (GSH) is an important antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi, and some bacteria and archaea. Glutathione is capable of preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy metals.
a. What does this mean? And how in the world does it aid skin health?
Glutathione is widely used for its skin lightening benefits and to help fight the signs of aging. It can be used both topically as a glutathione cream as well as orally i.e. ingested in pill or capsule form (GLUTA-PLEX), both can yield immense skin health benefits.
When our health is compromised the health and appearance of our skin suffers. This is why free radicals and oxidative damage are the biggest threats to young, healthy looking skin. By supporting glutathione levels using a supplement like GLUTA-PLEX, you are improving the quality of your skin, which translates into a healthy glow and the reduction of wrinkles, dark marks and dry spots. It is also commonly used as a skin whitener, because of its ability to reduce melanin production.
b. How does it actually whiten the skin?
It does this in two ways:
- Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin its color, produced by the activation of the enzyme Tyrosinase. Glutathione binds with Tyrosinase and helps prevent the enzymatic pathways from producing melanin, hence skin lightening occurs
- Glutathione also helps to prevent the activation of Tyrosinase by reducing free radicals in the body that can activate it and cause an increase in melanin production which would make your skin darker, and further exaggerated through sun exposure.
c. What to look for when buying a Glutathione supplement?
Look for supplements using Reduced Glutathione (L-glutathione), Liposomal Glutathione or Acetyl Glutathione. These forms of GLUTATHIONE are the most bioavailable, meaning the body will readily absorb them and effectively boost glutathione levels.
d. Other ingredients that the supplement should have
Vitamin C ascorbic acid and Alpha Lipoic Acid, both of which act as active skin lightening ingredients while also boosting the absorption of the Glutathione.
e. How much Glutathione to take for skin lightening
To see the effects of skin lightening, you need to be taking between 500 – 1000mg of L- Glutathione per day, which can be taken as a 2 capsule serving suggestion, before meals preferably on an empty stomach.
Well now that you know how it works, what should be in your supplement and how much Glutathione you should be taking.You can make a more informed decision when you are ready to take a Glutathione supplement.
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