Reduced & Liposomal Glutathione. Do Not Buy Glutathione Before Reading This Article.
Glutathione is a low molecular weight thiol-tripeptide that plays a prominent role in maintaining intracellular redox (antioxidant) balance.
In addition to its remarkable antioxidant properties, the accidental discovery of its anti-melanogenic properties has led to a safer way of skin-lightening without bleaching. Glutathione also protects the skin against sun damage.
Pro Tip: Do not be in a hurry to buy before you read this article. It will help you buy the right thing for the right purpose.
Skin lightening achieved using glutathione is not considered skin bleaching. Glutathione brightens skin by partially inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that processes melanin, the dark pigmentation of the skin.
Skin bleaching involves distorting how melanin works and this is why it is a bad idea to bleach.
Common banned chemical ingredients used in skin bleaching creams sold on the black market are mainly mercury, high strength topical steroids, and hydroquinone.
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Before you buy Glutathione elsewhere, here is what you need to know about Glutathione.
Understanding Glutathione Uses and Recommended Glutathione Dosages in Kenya
Skin Lightening Glutathione in Kenya.
There are many versions of glutathione being sold out there, especially on the Internet but the truth is, without proper monitoring, you will not get the skin benefit results you are looking to get from glutathione.
Keep reading this article for proven/recommended Glutathione dosages.
Immune Boosting Glutathione:
Glutathione is the MOST POTENT antioxidant and detoxification agent known to man. Naturally synthesized in the liver, Glutathione is used to treat many common ailments and major diseases. Doctors in America have successfully used Glutathione to treat and prevent cancers.
Not all Glutathiones are the same
You may hit Google and search for glutathione or skin lightening glutathione in Kenya and millions of results would be presented. This makes it harder to decide which glutathione to choose from among all hundreds of thousands of sellers out there.
The good news is, there would be no so many sellers of skin lightening glutathione if it doesn’t work. It works but you must know the right combination of MUST HAVE support supplements to get the results you need.
Some clinics in Kenya charge an arm and a leg to get skin lightening glutathione.
3 Types of Glutathione You Must Know About Before Buying Glutathione.
1. Plain Glutathione:
Plain glutathione: is rapidly destroyed by stomach acids and almost ZERO glutathione is absorbed into the body. This is the cheap glutathione that you can get for about $30 or 3,000 – 6,000 Kenya shillings. It is cheap, looks like a deal and most people fall into this and gets no results.
2. Reduced Glutathione:
Reduced Glutathione: This is the gold standard of skin whitening and immune system boosting glutathione. Reduced glutathione does not need to be refrigerated, it is predigested and enteric coated.
Enteric coated means that it has a coating that protects it from stomach acids and that coat disintegrates once it enters an alkaline environment (small intestines where most nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream.
Reduced glutathione is not cheap either and you can expect to buy a 30 days skin whitening dosage for about $60-75 range. Of course, it might be higher in Kenya.
3. Liposomal Glutathione:
Lipoic Glutathione or Liposomal Glutathione is the most potent form of glutathione. It cannot be destroyed by stomach acids and it is fully pre-digested, meaning once taken, it is ready for your body to absorb.
The biggest limitation with liposomal Glutathione is that is MUST BE REFRIGERATED or encapsulated with a protective coating from manufacturing up to the time you take it.
It is destroyed by temperatures as low as normal room temperature. Liposomal glutathione is not cheap and works at it’s best when taken with liposomal vitamin C.
Make sure your source is reputable and can afford to source and keep it refrigerated or must have encapsulated and granulated liposomal type.
Due to these facts, liposomal Glutathione is very expensive from KES 12,00 and up.
3. Topical Glutathione:
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in 30 healthy Filipino women aged 30–50 years has provided good evidence favouring the efficacy of topical 2% Glutathione lotion in temporary skin lightening.
The reduction of the melanin index with glutathione was statistically significant when compared to placebo. Glutathione treated areas had significant improvement in lightening, moisture, anti-wrinkle, and smoothness (1). No adverse drug effects were reported.
In fact, let me just say, if you must take glutathione, seriously consider thanking the following supplements, starting with the most important.
1. Liposomal – Vitamin C.
Taking reduced glutathione, a potent antioxidant is almost pointless without vitamin C high doses. These are potent antioxidants that will not only support healthy light looking skin but also protect you from many common ailments like common cold, sores, etc.
2. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
Do not let the name scare you at all. This is very common over the counter supplement, and it is also widely used in hospitals.
In the USA, it is called Mucomyst and in other formulations, Mucinex. It is a potent mucous thinning supplement that has so many medical benefits – you wonder why isn’t everyone is not taking it
NAC is a central and important component of glutathione synthesis. The link I provided is written in academic format but it will shed some light that you need NAC supplementation to get the benefits of Reduced glutathione.
NAC is a potent mucous fluid thinning agent (Mucolytic). Excuse me for using medical terms but I will do my best to explain in plain English what each term means.
In this case, NAC thins thick body mucous. This is the main reason why NAC as a brand name of Mucomyst is used in medical practice as an expectorant (thin mucus) in patients with thick mucus.
Many diseases cause thick mucus – Asthma, Upper respiratory infections, TB, Cystic fibrosis among many others
NAC protects Kidney damage: If someone is suspected of having kidney toxicity from commonly used medication, the commonest antidote is NAC.
NAC protects Liver Damage: Any poison that damages the liver, the commonest shield used in the hospitals is NAC.
NAC is the ONLY antidote for Acetaminophen poisoning/overdose. Ever heard the over the counter headache medication acetaminophen overdose can kill? It kills by destroying the liver.
A dose of NAC shields the liver from damage and neutralizes the damaging effects of such drugs and many other toxins that affect the liver. It is for these reasons that NAC is a central ingredient in liver detox programs.
2. Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle: Milk Thistle is a plant that has been used by herbalist for thousands of years to effectively and efficiently treat liver diseases.
This important herbal natural product has been proven to regenerate damaged liver cells. The active ingredient in milk thistle prevents lipid peroxidation (damaging) of Glutathione and maintains Glutathione levels.
A dose of 50-150mg twice a day recommended but there have been some doses of up to 500mg 3 times a day but only used under medical supervision for specific purposes.
Skin Whitening Glutathione Dosages:
This is another important parameter in skin lightening use of glutathione. You must take optimum dosages of Glutathione to achieve any remarkable results. You should be able to see results within the first few weeks but it is recommended for a period of 9-18 months.
Several journals recommend 20-40mg per KG of body weight in a distributed dose of 2-3 times a day. This means that if you weight 60kg
60kg x 20 = 1200mg a day. Divide by 2-3 doses = 600mg twice a day or 400mg 3 times a day.
60kg x 40 = 3600mg a day. Divide by 2-3 doses – 1200mg twice a day or 800mg 3 times a day.
It is also recommended you take each dose with 1000mg of liposomal vitamin C. Do not take if you are pregnant.
You only take 600mg of NAC once a day (not with every dose of glutathione)
Now that you know what to take internally, let’s take a look at what to take externally.
There are many different kinds of acid peels available. These include kojic acid peels, pyruvic acid peel, salicylic acid peel, glycolic acid peel and many others. These peels are better done in a professional spa.
These peels cost anywhere between KES 50,000 – 100,000.
An alternative to chemical peel is microdermabrasion which is essentially sanding off the uneven dead and sunburnt skin. Microdermabrasion could cost anywhere between KES 25,000 to 80,000
Even better and faster, laser skin resurfacing is finally here and you can get instant, longer lasting skin resurfacing for around KES 50,000 – 75,000
Soaps for skin lightening:
There are different kinds of soaps, some that contain Kojic acid. I would recommend using Shea Butter Black African Soap products made with organic ingredients.
If you understand the anti-oxidant benefits of Glutathione, you should be taking it anyway – whether you need to lighten your skin or just to live a normal healthy and organic life.
Glutathione skin lightening IS NOT SKIN BLEACHING. It only makes your skin firm, glow and appear newer without damaging your melanin. Once you stop using glutathione, the benefits will fade away slowly.
Chemical peels, depending on the agent used and how deep the peel is can achieve skin lightening within a week or two.
Do not use any product that contains mercury or hydroquinone as this may cause harmful health problems. These chemicals are also illegal in Kenya and in many other countries due to real dangers they can cause.
Glutathione is depleted in our bodies due to stress, sun, diet and many other things we go through in a normal Kenyan day. Even if on a tight budget, you should be taking at least 500mg of reduced Glutathione with NAC for optimal cellular function, detoxification and anti-aging effects – so great to live without.