Skin, Wellness

Glutathione:- A wonder molecule for skin


Most of us know glutathione as a molecule that promotes skin whitening and helps with skin lightening. Now the concept behind glutathione is kind of messed up because one should always cherish their skin colour and it’s not scientifically possible for you to change your skin colour. On the contrary, your skin can brighten up and radiate glow which might give away the mirage of fairer skin.

Coming down to what is glutathione. It is a low weight molecular thiol tripeptide that is known to play a crucial role in maintaining intracellular redox balance. Apart from that glutathione has excellent antioxidant properties in our body. Some studies claimed that glutathione has anti melanogenic properties, the truth of which is still questionable. It might not make you white from your original skin tone but glutathione might prove helpful to maintain clearer and brighter skin. 

Does glutathione work differently for males and differently for females?

According to some extensive studies conducted for answering this question, it was found that preterm females had better responses than males though both of them experienced a better antioxidant activity and lesser oxidative stress. 

Let’s look deeper into the benefits of glutathione and why it is called a wonder molecule for the skin.

  1. Detoxification 

Glutathione plays a crucial role in destroying free radicals and breaking down toxins. Our body has three phases of detoxification among which two phases of detoxification are accentuated by intake of glutathione.

2. Sensitivity to insulin 

Medical science has shown that type 2 Diabetes mellitus which is insulin resistance results in skin damage because it makes the skin natural barrier weak and compromises immunity. Glutathione does wonder in making your insulin receptors somewhat more sensitive to insulin and hence keeps check on blood glucose level

3. Overall skin health 

Glutathione is called a wonder molecule mainly because it can promote the regeneration of healthy skin. Glutathione can regulate skin pigmentation, improve the elasticity of the skin and also help in reducing wrinkles. As glutathione helps in fighting skin pigmentation it naturally makes your skin lighter and repaired than before.

4. Reduced inflammation

Glutathione is also known to reduce inflammation of your skin which can be stimulated by some external or internal factors. By reducing inflammation it helps prevent redness of skin acne and eczema related problems.

5. Better cardiac health 

And last but not least a healthy heart will lead to healthy skin, a healthy body and overall health benefits. Glutathione helps in fighting arterial plaque, neutralizes the lipid oxidation process and keeps your heart healthy so that your body can have proper blood circulation.

Concluding the article as it was stated before glutathione is a wonder molecule for skin and works in numerous ways to promote healthy, glowing and beautiful skin. So if you are suffering from skin damage, skin hyperpigmentation and dullness, this is one wonder molecule you should look forward to and include in your daily life.

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