[Glutathione Efficacy] 3 Efficacy of Glutathione, the main ingredient of White Jade Injection

Three effects of glutathione, the main ingredient of white jade injection

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Glutathione Effects
1. Skin whitening
2. Reduce skin wrinkles and improve elasticity
3. Anti-aging
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White and smooth skin is the beauty that many people, regardless of gender,  want. These days, when the UV index is rising,  there seems to be a lot of people who are  particularly interested in skin whitening  .
'White jade injection' is the treatment that is receiving the highest attention at  home and abroad in relation to skin whitening  . Glutathione , a powerful antioxidant  is administered to  the body to remove free radicals and toxins in cells, and  inhibits the synthesis of melanin to help whiten the skin  .   
Today, we will take a look at whether glutathione,  the key ingredient of this white jade injection,  has any benefits for the skin through a paper.
1. Skin whitening
Everyone knows that melanin  is the factor that determines the color of our skin  . Reports that glutathione affects the melanin index have  been continuously accumulating in academia.
 
Based on these previous studies,  the results of a randomized, double-blind clinical study examining the effect of oral glutathione intake on the  improvement of melanin index in healthy adults were published in The Journal of dermatological treatment in  2012   . 
" All 60 subjects completed the study, and  the melanin index of the glutathione intake group  continued to decrease in all 6 body parts observed for 4 weeks  of intake . "
Reference paper: Arjinpathana, N., & Asawanonda, P. (2012). Glutathione as an oral whitening agent: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The Journal of dermatological treatment, 23(2), 97–102.
2. Reduce skin wrinkles and improve elasticity
Glutathione functions as a powerful  antioxidant in our body  Antioxidant means to prevent  cellular oxidation  caused by free radicals in the body,  and is closely related to anti-aging.
 
Accordingly,  in a paper  published  in Cosmetic and  Investigational Dermatology in  2017,  a clinical study was conducted to evaluate the effect  of oral intake of reduced and oxidized glutathione on  skin aging indicators and reported the results as follows.
" A significant decrease in wrinkles was observed in the  reduced glutathione  group compared to the placebo group,  and a tendency to increase skin elasticity was observed in both the reduced glutathione and  oxidized glutathione groups  . "
Reference papers: Weschawalit, S., Thongthip, S., Phutrakool, P., & Asawanonda, P. (2017). Glutathione and its antiaging and antimelanogenic effects. Clinical, Cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 10, 147.
3. Anti-aging
 Reporting the results of a clinical study  to evaluate the effects  of oral intake of glutathione on skin aging indicators , this paper presents the study's conclusions as follows. 
" In summary, we show that oral ingestion of reduced and oxidized glutathione  has multiple benefits for skin properties and  may perform anti-aging functions, at least in middle-aged female subjects  . "
Reference papers: Weschawalit, S., Thongthip, S., Phutrakool, P., & Asawanonda, P. (2017). Glutathione and its antiaging and antimelanogenic effects. Clinical, Cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 10, 147.
Above, we briefly reviewed the main functions of  glutathione , which has been verified by the academic community  .
 
I hope you have a healthy body and mind. More than that, it was Jinny.