Is taking glutathione safe?
What are some of the side effects of using glutathione? Is it really safe? Am I at risk if I’m considering using glutathione in any form: whitening pill, soap, cream, or supplement? These are some of the frequently asked questions about glutathione. If you are one of them, keep reading the article to find out more.
Is glutathione safe?
The level of glutathione in the body decreases as you advance in age. Additionally, poor diet has been found to be a major contributor to low supply of glutathione in the body. With this, you can most likely take glutathione if:
1. You have a weak immune system.
2. You have problems with fertility; it can boost sperm count.
Glutathione Side Effect
Studies indicate that there are several whitening side effects associated with glutathione. The most common side effect is dermatitis (skin rash). It is recommended that you see your dermatologist if you experience skin rash. Other skin whitening ingredients also interfere with normal skin functioning.
Taking glutathione orally may not be advisable. It’s not an effective way of administering it. Some resources suggest that the long-term use of glutathione is connected to the low level of zinc in the body. If not controlled, a larger amount used of glutathione can lead to kidney and liver problems due to overloading. Some side effects are:
1. Skin rashes and swelling.
2. Potential kidney dysfunction.
3. Abdominal pain.
It is not advisable for pregnant women, mothers who are breastfeeding, people who have asthma, or heart problems to take glutathione supplements especially without having the doctor look at you first.
All in all, one should still take into consideration of letting their doctor know or consult with their doctor if you’re thinking of taking in glutathione supplements.