I am so happy that finally I can post in here...
I'd like to ask seniors here about IV gluthathione.. for those who doesn't know, you can read the notes below that I copied from the website.......
Intravenous glutathione for Skin Whitening
Most people who buy oral glutathione get frustrated with the results. Most likely, they do not know that oral glutathione is useless since it is poorly absorbed by the body.
The most effective way of raising glutatahione levels naturally is by taking in n-acetylcysteine along with other antioxidants such as Vit. C.
While the oral route is perfectly OK, other people still use the intravenous method.(I can't understand why they prefer needles over capsules!)
Intravenous glutathione is usually prepared by mixing the powder form of glutathione mixed in water. The powder form is usually lyophilized or freeze-dried glutathione sodium.
The usual single dose used in skin whitening is 500mg-600mg glutathione to 4 ml water. The IV vial containing the glutathione powder and the 4ml saline water is usually sold in tandem by pharmaceutical companies.
Only doctors and nurses who are trained to do intravenous injection are qualified to ingect IV glutathione to patients.
Not surprisingly in the Philippines, people who want to have a fairer skin, take IV glutathione injections from various beauty and medical clinics. Some even buy their own injectables through agents and have a doctor or nurse administer them, to save on cost.
In some websites, IV glutathione sell around $125- $150 per box of 10 vials. According to sellers of these GSH injectables, IV injections whould be done twice a week or every three days.
So if you do the math,one injection costs around $15 plus doctor's free. Plus shipping costs, if applicable. If you do IV GSH twice a week for a month then you would likely spend around $150-$200 per month.
There is a danger of buying fake glutathione injectables, though, especially if you buy it from a non-doctor.
If you prefer to go to the beauty clinics or doctors, a single IV glutathione session costs around P 2,500 or approx $50. So, if you have 2 sessions per week for a month, you will spend around PhP 20,000 (approx $400). Just to have a fairer complexion.
In these clinics, aestheticians will likely sell you some oral glutathione pills too! They probably want to make sure you do get whiter skin. And it won't hurt to increase their sales!
I am just wondering if any of you ever tried this treatment? and hows the results?
because I am going to Manila on January 2012 to get some iv injections.. I booked the flight and accommodation already.. so I am really hoping that I could get the result that I wanted...