Must Try at Watsons: Glutathione Dietary Supplement

Monday, October 13, 2014



GLUTATHIONE has become very popular because it was mainly marketed  at first for its whitening benefit. Brown skinned are willing to shell out large amount of money to achieve a glowing, fair skin. I used to buy expensive glutathione capsules. Not because I desire a fair skin. My endocrinologist prescribed it to address my health concerns. When I learned about Watsons Generics, I got excited when I found out that a capsule only costs P33 (US$0.76). So I switched from the expensive brand  to the Watsons brand.

But did you know that taking glutathione has more benefits than just vanity.

Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats.

People take glutathione by mouth for treating cataracts and glaucoma, preventing aging, treating or preventing alcoholism, asthma, cancer, heart disease (atherosclerosis and high cholesterol), hepatitis, liver disease, diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome), memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease. Glutathione is also used for maintaining the body’s defense system (immune system) and fighting metal and drug poisoning.

Glutathione is breathed in (inhaled) for treating lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and lung disease in people with HIV disease.

Healthcare providers give glutathione as a shot (by injection into the muscle) for preventing poisonous side effects of cancer treatment (chemotherapy) and for treating the inability to father a child (male infertility).

Healthcare providers also give glutathione intravenously (by injection into the vein, by IV) for preventing “tired blood” (anemia) in kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment, preventing kidney problems after heart bypass surgery, treating Parkinson’s disease, improving blood flow and decreasing clotting in individuals with “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), treating diabetes, and preventing toxic side effects of chemotherapy.  (http://www.webmd.com/)

Aside from Glutathione, Watsons brand contains Milk Thistle and Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Milk thistle is a plant. The above ground parts and seeds are used to make medicine. The seeds are more commonly used.

Milk thistle is used most often for liver disorders, including liver damage caused by chemicals, Amanita phalloides mushroom poisoning, jaundice, chronic inflammatory liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and chronic hepatitis. Nevertheless, researchers have not yet concluded with certainty that milk thistle is effective for any of these uses.

Milk thistle is also used for loss of appetite, heartburn (dyspepsia), and gallbladder complaints. 

Some people use milk thistle for diabetes, hangover, diseases of the spleen, prostate cancer, malaria, depression, uterine complaints, increasing breast milk flow, allergy symptoms, and starting menstrual flow. (http://www.webmd.com/)

Alpha-lipoic acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. Yeast, liver, kidney, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It is also made in the laboratory for use as medicine.

Alpha-lipoic acid is used for diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes including burning, pain, and numbness in the legs and arms. High doses of alpha-lipoic acid are approved in Germany for the treatment of these symptoms.

Some people use alpha-lipoic acid for memory loss, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (including a disorder called cardiac autonomic neuropathy) and Lyme disease.

Alpha-lipoic acid is also used to treat eye-related disorders, such as damage to the retina, cataracts, glaucoma, and an eye disease called Wilson’s disease. (http://www.webmd.com/)

What I Like About Watsons Glutathione

It contains 500 mg of glutathione. Other brands are more expensive and usually contain only 250 mg of glutathione so you better check that out before buying.

Price Update as of 12 June 2015:

I was at Watsons SM Masinag this morning. A capsule of the Watsons Glutathione Dietary Supplement costs P38.


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  1. ilang beses po mag take sa isang araw? dapat po ba after ng meal ako mag tetake nito? salamat po

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  2. Hi! I used to take this 3x a day after meals because I was addressing a health concern, I'm a borderline type 2 diabetes. But when all my blood results became ok na, I decided to continue drinking pero once a day na lang.

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    1. really? may I know for how long did you take the capsules for your diabetes to be ok? any side effects? nkakaputi din b tlaga to coz I bought some just to try if it really works.

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    2. I was on strict low carb diet for 8 months. I was taking glutathione, ALA and milk thistle (3 separate capsules from healthy options). I was also advised to drink a glass of lemon infused water every morning before breakfast and I attended an hour of zumba 4x a week. No side effect naman compared nung nag take ako ng metformin. With regards sa pagpapaputi, although not dark skinned naman ako, pero I've noticed mas pumuti ako and mas parang may glow yung skin, not dull.

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    3. Nice story and feedback Ms. Roselle Carlos-Toledo! :)

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    4. Nice story and feedback Ms. Roselle Carlos-Toledo! :)

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  3. Ask ko LNG pro s pag take ng gamot OK LNG pro b kht umiinom ako ng pills? Any side effect pro? At wat time ang tamang pag inom ? Salamay

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    1. Hi! Although Watsons Glutathione can be bought over the counter and considered safe to take as a dietary supplement, I would advise you to consult your OB Gyne. My intake of glutathione for the first time was with the recommendation of my Reproductive Endocrinologist.

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  4. Hello po - ang mura lang niya effective po ba siya pang whitening? at kung totoo po na ang alpha lipoic acid can cause acne breakout?

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  5. Hi! The one I featured here has a low glutathione dosage lang. I think 250mg of gluta lang ata, It's still effective but will take time. I bought it really because of the added supplement -- the milk thistle and the ALA because whitening is not my main concern right now but would love to have the benefit din. With regards to ALA, it's a good antioxidant pero there were rare cases daw of skin rashes.

    If your main concern is whitening, you may want to buy the Watsons Glutathione 500 mg. It costs around P38 per capsule.

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    1. Is it okay if I take watsons glutathione contains 500 mg. eventhough i'm just 17 years old ? and also even without the recommendation of a dermatologist?

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  6. Hello! Ok lang ba na sabayan siya ng vitamin c (poten cee) and vitamin e (myra e 400)? May bad effect po ba siya nun? Tnx :)

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    1. Hi! It's okay lang na sabayan ng Vitamin C and E. Actually, the Royale brand Pinkish Glow Glutathione has Vitamin C and E.

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  7. Im taking this for almost 4mos.then sinasabayan ko ng vit.C and grapeseed.hnd naman dark ang skin ko ive notice after a month.glowy lang ung skin and firm tlga.okey nmn xa

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  8. Hello po :) pwede po bang pag sabayin yung Collagen ng Watsons pati itong Gluthathione? Ilang beses dapat mag tetake nito in a day?

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    1. Hi! Yup pwede pagsabayin yung Collagen and Glutathione. I only take this once a day kse medyo magastos hehehe

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  9. Pwedi ba mag take 2x a day.thanx

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    1. Recommended is once a day lang. Unless you are addressing a health concern, the dosage can be more than once pero need na yan ng doctor's advise.

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  10. Hello, when is the best time to take? Before or After meal? Any time duration?

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  11. nakakapayat po ba yan? and how to use.

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    1. Hi! One of the most popular benefits nito eh nakakaputi. If yung gusto mo eh pumayat, L-Carnitine can help but for it to be effective kailangan sabayan ng diet and exercise.

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  12. Hi Roselle, Luis here. First, thank you for your insight about this product. I just bought one box yesterday. So today palang ako magstart gumamit. Just want to ask lang. Ang advise kasi sa Watson yung first 1 week ko gawin kong 2 times a day ang paginom then kasabay ng VIT C. Ang concern ko is, literal ko bang pagsasabayin yung inom ko ng GLUTA and Vit C like one GLUTA and one VIT C in the morning and 1 each in the evening? Or dapat ba may gap yung paginom ng gluta at vit c. ano ang masa-suggest mong unang inomin, vit c or gluta? sorry i have so many question. just want to make sure na tama yung pagtake ko nito since first day at first time kong iinom ng ganito.

    Adv din sakin uminom ako ng gluta and vit c before kumain yung wala pang laman ang sikmura like 30 mins before meal. basta raw di ako acidic. thanks for your time!

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    1. My doctor recommended the gluta to be taken 30 minutes before meal too. The reason eh mas ok ang absorption ng med kung wala pa laman yung stomach ko. But I take Vitamin C after the meal and isang 500mg cap lang ng Vit C every dinner time. Kumporme kse sa requirement ng body mo for Vit C, kse excess Vit C will just be excreted by the body eh. Thanks for dropping by.

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  13. Ok lang pu ba na magtake ng watsons glutathione kahit smoker?

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  14. Hi roselle ask lang anung pwedeng isabay sa gluatathione watson para makita talaga yong effect nito na puputi ka talaga? Kasi 1week plus nako nagstart oo nakikita kona yog result parang lumiwanag yong skin ko pero parang may kulang kasi thnks

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    1. It will really take a while kse 500mg lang. Tsaka it's better din sabayan mo ng Vitamin C. I'm actually trying out a new brand kse I'm after naman something with collagen pero I started yesterday lang kaya wala pa ako review.

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  15. hi roselle, ask ko lang kung gluten free,no sugar and starch,wheat,yeast or corn additives ang gluta+thistle milk+ala and yung collagen + vit c?

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    1. Hi! Not the Watson brand . Usually yung mga gluten free, no sugar and starch etc nakakabili ako sa Healthy Options. I used to take Milk Thistle from their brand. They do have gluta pero I haven't seen kung gluten free etc.

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  16. I would like to take it twice a day sana..ok lang ba yon? Is there any side effects of tsking it twice a day? Thanks in advance..

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    1. You can actually take it twice a day but make sure you take it after meal. I'm trying a new glutathione brand for 2 weeks already and will be posting a product feature/review soon.

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  17. Hi! I just want to ask pano magtake ng collagen? after meal ba dapat? thanks!

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  18. Hi Roselle im taking this for 1 week already. 2 times a day ko siyang iniinom kaso wala akong kasabay na vitamin c. although yung skin ko parang lumiliwanag siya unti unting pumuputi.. may irerecommend ba kayo saking vitamin C? para mas bumilis yung effect.? is it ok to take eat before meal yung wala pang laman yung stomach?

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    1. Hi! I drink this after meal. My Vitamin C is either Enervon or Fern-C. But ang Fern-C kse medyo di madaling bilhin kaya mas madalas naka Enervon ako. Right now, di na ako naka watsons glutathione. I'm taking NUWhite Advanced Whitening L-Glutathione with Collagen and Placenta for 2 months already. Although honestly di ko makita yung effect ng collagen and placenta.

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    2. And the NUWhite is kinda expensive, P1,600 per bottle. I might go back to Watsons brand as soon as maubos ko ito.

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    3. Hi! San ka nakabili na 1,600 srp? Thanks!

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  20. hello po ! isang beses lang po ba iinom ng 500 mg pwde bang sa bayan ng ascorbic acid?? vitamin C din ba yun?

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    1. Yes vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid same lang :)

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    2. thank you ! :) pero pwde po bang 2x a day 500 mg??

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    3. Yes you can take it twice a day. Make sure you drink aftermeal.

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  21. Hello ma'am Roselle
    Pwed po vah glutha and centrum nalang vitamins KO?thank you

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    1. Yes. Centrum is a complete vitamins and is okay to take with glutathione.

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  22. this is the only glutathione that ive used that had caused me Generalized Pruritus so I have to stopped from taking it. Ive tried Illuminax, Gluta-Plus, L-Glutathoone, Met, KB and it was ok and I had no skin itching. Maybe it was the milk thistle that had caused me allergic reaction.

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    1. Thanks for sharing what you've experienced with this brand. Watsons has a pure glutathione capsule with no ALA and milk thistle. I tried the NUWhite for two months because I was curious with the placenta and collagen component but sadly didn't feel any positive effect from this brand.

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    2. Hi there! It'll take effect parin ba if you're a little bit stressed? I mean, call center kasi work ko and I'm taking this Glutathione Capsule for almost a month na. What do you think?

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    3. Yes it will take effect naman. Sabayan mo din ng Vitamin C.

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    4. HI, I'm using this capsule for almost 2 months now and yung side effects niya sakin dumadami pimples ko sobra. Do you think it is good to continue parin? I need your advise please, thanks :)

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  23. Sbi ng frend ok dw ung glutha sa nag pplano mgka baby.?

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  24. HI, I'm using this capsule for almost 2 months now and yung side effects niya sakin dumadami pimples ko sobra. Do you think it is good to continue parin? I need your advise please, thanks :)

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    1. Hi! Hindi ka hiyang. Stop taking it na. May isa na din nag comment dito na may ganyan side effects eh. Try other brands instead.

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    2. As in? Sayang naman. Do you think Glutamax capsule is fine? or can you recommend any of it?

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  25. Or would be fine na sabayan ko ng Vitamin C? Do you think di na ako magka pimples nito? I love the effect kasi then affordable lang din. It's just that nabubuhay lang tlaga yung mga pimples ko :(

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  26. Hi.. ms roselle.. acidic ako.. peru gusto ko ma try yan.. diba mas effective mg vit.c? Pwd ba sakin?

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  27. Hi.. ms roselle.. acidic ako.. peru gusto ko ma try yan.. diba mas effective mg vit.c? Pwd ba sakin?

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    1. It's more effective if taken with vitamin C but much better if you consult your doctor. Baka kse magka upset stomach ka.

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  28. Hello po. Im just 16 years old. Pwede po ba ako magtake neto?

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    1. Hi! I suggest ask your doctor if it is beneficial and safe for you to take supplements.

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  31. Hi miss roselle gusto kng i try gluta ng Watson..nagtatake ako ng poteen c at myra e ngyn sabay ko cyang iniinom everynight ok lng kng isabay ko din every night ung gluta....every night or kailangan tuwice a day pag inom ng gluta???

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  33. how much po yung 30 capsules?

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  34. Hi mam, I would just like to ask if okay lang mag take nito although I'm not after naman yung mga good effect niya sa liver other effects. Which is way better yung gluta lang ba talaga ng watsons which is 250 mg or itong 500 mg? Anong mas mabilis umeffect as whitening? Thanks

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  35. Hi! Much better yung 500mg of glutathione. Mas effective din if may Vitamin C ka na iniinom.

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  43. hi roselle, if you are borderline diabetic, who is the best doctor to consult with? is it the cardiologist, endocrinologist, or internist? can i ask the name of your doctor?

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    1. Hi! You should consult an endocrinologist. My doctor though is a reproductive endocrinologist, I'm not sure if she's the perfect doctor for you. My condition was diagnosed during a fertility workup.

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  45. hi, roselle!
    makakatulong ba ang gluta sa mga TTC (Trying to conceive) like me? thanks

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  46. Hi! It helps in treating male infertility. It improves sperm quality.

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  47. Pwede na po ba gumamit nito kahit 16yrs? ask ko lang po

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  48. hi, someone told me that glutha can help me get pregnant, & can help my husband increase his sperm count, is it true?

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    1. The benefit is for the male in terms of improving the sperm quality. Couples who are into fertility work up are sometimes prescribed by the reproductive endocrinologist (specifically for the husband) if there's a problem with the sperm. I suggest you consult an RE so he'd be prescribed the appropriate dosage.

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