Glutathione is known as an antioxidant in the heart. As an antioxidant, glutathione works to fight free radicals that damage cells. Actually, these drugs are very useful for treating some neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But some countries in Asia menggunakann glutathione to whiten the skin.
Skin whitening is one of the side effects of glutathione because glutathione prevents the production of melanin pigment. One function of these pigments is to give color to the skin.
One hospital in Bangkok researching the use of glutathione administered orally or drink for 4 weeks compared with the placebo drink. The study involved 60 people. Apparently it can whiten the skin in small part of it (6 people) who take glutathione.
However the use of glutathione, the long-term safety has not been proven and require a larger study. To use should first consult with a dermatologist.