Public Warning From FDA About The Risks of Injectable Glutathione for Skin Whitening

Are you a fan of instant skin whitening? Most of the people wants to get white skin effortlessly they can now achieve it by using injectable glutathione.

Let us first identify what is Glutathione? Actually it is your body’s meta-antioxidant. It has an enormous capacity to combat oxidative stress and neutralize harmful free radicals.

Here in Philippines, there are a lot of beauty salons, wellness spas and beauty clinics proposing beauty enhancements like intravenous drip using skin lightening agents.

Despite of the positive purpose of glutathione, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public about the risks of injectable glutathione for skin whitening.

According to FDA, there are no published clinical trials that evaluated the use of injectable glutathione for skin lightening.

Also, there are also no guidelines and proper procedures for appropriate doses and duration of treatment.

Moreover with their statement – “Side effects on the use of injectable glutathione for skin lightening include toxic effects on the liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Also of concern is the possibility of Stevens Johnson Syndrome”.

Any injectable products for lightening skin are not approved by FDA. It was stated that they only approved the ones that are being used as an adjunct treatment in cisplatin chemotherapy.

Further potential risks include transmission of infectious agents such as HIV, hepatitis C and B.—AAC

According to the news, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the seizure of Cosmic Carabao Gin products after its samples were found positive for methanol.

In a review, the FDA said the order was issued following the reported incidents involving two women who fell ill shortly after allegedly consuming the said gin. Unfortunately, one of the victims was reportedly died after they rushed to separate hospitals.

Eric Domingo (FDA officer-in-charge) said that he received a report that one of the victims had methanol poisoning.

What is Methanol?

According to the FDA, it is a generally available chemical that many industrial applications have. Furthermore it is usually found in household products and fuel for aircraft.

While there is a non-toxic trace amounts of methanol can also be naturally set up in fruit juices. It can be a product of natural fermentation and is found in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well.

When methanol is deliberately added to alcoholic drinks the concentrations of methanol is higher in alcoholic drinks said the FDA.

What are the Signs and symptoms?

Methanol poisoning – Signs and symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal pain, hyperventilation and feeling of breathlessness. In severe cases blindness can also happen.

The FDA said the Cosmic Carabao Gin was manufactured by Juan Brewing, Inc.

The Juan Brew website stated that the clear liquid craft gin is “an out of this world citrus-forward Gin,” made with “distilled water, neutral spirit (from sugarcane), juniper berries, coriander seeds, dayap lime, angelica plant root, kaffir leaves, green, cardamom pods.”

While in its Facebook post, the company said it is now verifying reports but did not address questions regarding the product’s certificate of product registration.

This is their statement:

“We would like to emphasize that our company is dedicated to the highest standard in [the] processing of our products and puts the health of our consumers above all”.

On the other hand, in a distinct advisory, the FDA said it has ordered the “sealing of all raw materials, including in-process distillates, and seizure of all unregistered Cosmic Carabao Gin” in the facility of Juan Brewing Inc. and all those that are on sale in the market.

To ensure that this product is not sold or made available in their areas of jurisdiction this also included the local government units and law enforcement agencies

The FDA correspondingly warns the public against the consumption of the said product as “this is currently unregistered and has been confirmed to contain a high level of methanol.”

Additionally, “Consumers must also exercise extreme caution in buying alcoholic drinks, especially those that do not have labels, poorly printed labels or with broken seals”.

There is nothing wrong to enhance your look or complexions also do not rely with those instant results that can be promising beauty products. Do not be hook instantly; you should be mindful if that will be good for your health.

Source: UnTVWeb
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