Today, many people are talking about the benefits of taking a glutathione pill. What are glutathione tablets or pills?
In the context of this article, this will refer to oral glutathione, or glutathione administered through the mouth.
Glutathione tablets or pills may also be called L-glutathione, or reduced glutathione.
They may come in pill, tablet, or capsule form.
All terms will refer to the same thing, which in this article is the oral administration of glutathione.
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Glutathione Tablets : What They Do - And What They Don't Do
You can go to your local health food store, and find oral glutathione or glutathione capsules in supplement form. What will it do?
When you take glutathione tablets, the glutathione in the pill will be broken down by your digestive enzymes and effectively be eliminated. The tablet ingredients will not make it to the cells of your body where they need to be absorbed for how to raise glutathione.
So glutathione tablets will not raise your glutathione levels.
It will cost you some money, though, so it may lighten your wallet a little.
There was a published medical study done on this in 1992 entitled ”The systemic availability of oral glutathione.” The study can be viewed online
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This study concluded that “...dietary glutathione is not a major determinant of circulating glutathione, and it is not possible to increase circulating glutathione to a clinically beneficial extent by the oral administration of a single dose of 3 g of glutathione.”
So glutathione capsules will not raise your glutathione levels. There are lots of manufacturers of all sorts of oral glutathione tablets, capsules, and pills out there, and some of their ads may even be on this page. Don’t bother, unless you have some extra money you want to throw away.
They are taking advantage of a misinformed public. But now you know better. And you can tell your friends to save their money too.
What about taking glutathione capsules to lighten your skin?
There has been much information written about glutathione tablets being able to lighten your skin. However, I have not found any medical studies that clearly support this claim. In time, more research will be published, but until then, we cannot know for sure.
As far as I can see, from the published research that I have seen, taking glutathione orally in any form will have no effect on you at all.
Glutathione Pills : Alternatives - Take The Building Blocks For Glutathione
What is the best way for how to raise glutathione?
The best way to raise glutathione is not to take glutathione pills. The best ways to raise glutathione are to take the building blocks or precursors for glutathione.
You can read all of the ways to raise glutathione
If you would like to learn about glutathione side effects, the good and the not so good, you can learn all about that
So, in conclusion, taking glutathione pills will not raise your glutathione levels. It will also not lighten your skin.
If you want to safely and effectively raise your glutathione levels, consider one or more of the many ways to do so that do not include taking a glutathione pill.
Take the building blocks for glutathione, and your glutathione levels and health will be very happy you did!
Dr. Jimmy Gutman is the world's most published author on the subject of glutathione. His current bestseller is entitled "Glutathione - Your Key To Health."