Earlier this year, news of some Ghanaian women consuming skin Bleaching pills while pregnant left many readers astounded. Numerous reports were published suggesting that these women are taking tremendous health risks that not only affect themselves, but the life of their unborn child(ren) in an effort to prevent their babies from developing dark skin. How has it come to this, some may ask. The resistance against dark skin has officially reached an all time high!Glutathione is the name of the harmful drug which those who advocate against the pills have stated can lead to birth defects, internal organ and limb damage, and is not approved by Ghana’s FDA. In fact the federal agency has issued an advisory warning women to discontinue the administering of the chemicals. There is no scientific research that has proven that these pills are effective in preventing the development of darker skin tones in unborn babies. Furthermore some experts suggest that having Glutathione injected directly into the bloodstream through either a shot or IV is more practical.
In a report by the New York Times, A New Skin Lightening Procedure is Short of Evidence, the article mentions that Glutathione is an antioxidant found in our cells that neutralizes, boosts immunity, and detoxifies the body. Skin lightening is said to occur by deactivating the enzyme tyrosinase which assist in producing the skin’s pigment. Request for the IV treatment is becoming progressive according to U.S. aestheticians and dermatologists.