Is Glutathione Pill A Good Lightening Agent? What Are Potential Side Effects?

Am considering buying Glutathione capsule to lighten up my skin, cause I heard this is what some celebs use, I would love to know if there is no side effect and if its safe.

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Glutathione is an anti-oxidant that is widely use for liver health and detoxification. As a result of beneficial effects, skin brightens and clarify as a result.  Widely use safely in Asia for years.  Make sure you get reliable product that is bioavailable. 

Would not recommend glutathione pill for skin lightening

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While oral glutathione pill can be helpful for skin lightening, there is significant risk to one's kidney function at higher dose. I would stay away for now until the drug is better studied and approved by the U.S. FDA.

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