Glutathione Injection is a treatment that has been gaining popularity lately for its skin whitening properties. The whitening effects of this injection come from the fact that it enhances your skin’s ability to slough off dead cells and lets new cells rise to the surface making the face look brighter and healthier. This makes it a good choice for those looking to get rid of wrinkles, acne, dark under eyes and crow’s feet.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant our body produces for detoxification and improving biological functions. It’s a tripeptide comprising of Glutamine, Glycine and Cysteine and is considered the most potent natural antioxidant available. Our glutathione levels tend to decline due to lifestyle habits and factors such as stress, poor nutrition, overexposure to sun rays, smoking and ageing. Glutathione helps to balance free radical production, protect DNA from damage and eliminate toxins by making them water soluble, allowing them to be excreted through the urine.
Glutathione is also a potent anti-inflammatory. It has been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which are the causes of chronic diseases like arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and anxiety. It also has been found to improve athletic performance by reducing muscle fatigue. It also protects against aging by improving the function of mitochondria, the energy-producing parts of cells. It is thought to affect the way the melanin pigments are produced in the skin by directly or indirectly inactivating tyrosinase (an enzyme required for melanin production). It’s been reported that it can even prevent the side effects of cancer drugs like cisplatin by protecting mitochondria from its toxicity.