Glutathione is a low molecular weight thiol tripeptide that plays an important role in maintaining intracellular redox balance. In addition to its excellent antioxidant properties, the discovery of its anti-melanogenic properties led to its use as a skin lightening agent.
The main physiological functions of glutathione are to scavenge free radicals, resist oxidation, and resist aging. It is the main free radical scavenger in the body. Glutathione not only scavenges free radicals from the human body, but also improves the human body’s immunity. It not only increases the function of blood cells in producing protective substances (protective substances refer to substances that protect the body from infection), but also reduces the total content of inflammatory substances in the body, which are produced by cells.
Often combined with vitamin C, it can be taken orally or intravenously. Glutathione is a peptide naturally synthesized in human cytoplasm. It is composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. It is the strongest endogenous antioxidant in the human body and is widely distributed in various organs of the body. In maintaining Play an important role in cell biological functions.
Research shows that glutathione’s role in reducing drug toxicity and detoxifying has clinical significance. At the same time, glutathione can also inhibit tyrosinase activity, reduce melanin production, and restore already produced melanin. Currently, its whitening effect is being valued by medical and skin care companies.
The combination of glutathione + vitamin C is one of the main means of treating chloasma in medicine. In addition to treating chloasma, it also has other beneficial effects. For example: liver protection, antioxidant, resistance enhancement, etc.
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