******Updated: I just bought Vitamin C supplement. I will try it for a few months and will post a new review*****
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Recently, I wrote an article about glutathione pills and how it can help in skin whitening process. While searching for more information about glutathione supplements, I came across an article that talks about how taking Vitamin C supplement is more effective in skin whitening than glutathione. The whole article was centered towards the question why you should take Vitamin C rather than glutathione as a skin whitening supplement. I read the article and I was intrigued, so I did my own research.
Why do retailers tell you that you need to take Vitamin C with your glutathione pills?
Whenever I see glutathione pills being marketed as a skin whitening supplement, there’s always a note in the description that states: “you must take twice the amount of Vitamin C for effective skin whitening.” This right here tells you something – if glutathione pills are indeed effective in skin whitening, then why do you have to take Vitamin C? The answer is simple: because glutathione taken by itself cannot whiten your skin. Glutathione oxidizes or loses it effectiveness the moment that you take it orally and this is why glutathione sellers ask you to take Vitamin C with it so that you have a “back up” and you’ll see at least some skin whitening results. But honestly, your skin lightened up because of the Vitamin C supplement that you were taking with it.
What experts say:
I called one of my friends who’s a dermatologist working for a well-known skincare clinic for Filipino celebrities and she did confirm that Vitamin C is much more effective in skin whitening than glutathione. She mentioned that with Vitamin C alone, it’s about 3-6 months or less to see your skin lighten and this is in addition to its skin glowing effect you get from it. Vitamin C supplement is a good antioxidant in addition to its many health benefits.
So why do people buy glutathione supplements rather than Vitamin C?
Because of the manufacturer’s marketing. I see glutathione supplements being marketed everywhere – TV, radio, print ads, commercials, etc. This is why most people think of glutathione as the only skin whitening supplement out there. I know that the price range is actually between $40-$60 per bottle and I call this a RIP OFF! A bottle of Vitamin C is around $30/bottle. Why pay $60 for something that doesn’t work? Why not just buy Vitamin C for $30 and see your skin glow and lighten at the same time? If you still want to buy glutathione supplements, remember this: you’re wasting your money on a supplement that doesn’t work and you’re not going to see any skin whitening results. This is the reality.
So now after reading this article, the question you probably now have is this: which Vitamin C brand should I buy and how much should I take?
The dosage that you should take for skin whitening is 20-40 mg per kg.
For example: for someone who’s 120 lbs: 55kg (120 lbs) x 40mg = 2200mg per day
Your weight in kilograms x 40mg = amount that you should take per day
Conclusion: Vitamin C supplement is more effective in skin whitening than glutathione and I would strongly suggest for you guys to spend your money on something that works rather than getting fooled by taking glutathione. For any questions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com