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Why Injectable Glutathione must be avoided

Glutathione is a combination of amino acids — glycine, glutamate and cysteine — which the body produces together. It helps prevent damage to cells by heavy metals, free radicals and such. Enhanced glutathione has been used for a variety of ailments. In the skin, it's thought that an enhanced glutathione can interfere with the production of the pigment melanin resulting in a lightening of skin. But some concerns have been raised about this use of enhanced glutathione — especially when administered by an injectable route by unqualified individuals. For example, Dr. Erin Jadzia, a British dermatologist, associated with Hillingdon Hospitals in the United Kingdom, explains in an editorial in The British Medical Journal that there are few published data on...

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