Which is Better? Comparison between Glutathione and Collagen Supplements

Glutathione vs Collagen

When it comes to skin care beauty supplements, glutathione and collagen supplements are the most popular and highly recommended. Both have various benefits and offer solutions to specific skin aspirations and problems.

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione supplements are known for their skin whitening purposes in the world of beauty and cosmetics. Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative damage in our skin cells. Having deficiency of glutathione can cause various diseases that affect the health of our skin cells and makes our skin look dull and dark. When glutathione is oxidized, it becomes L-glutathione which inhibits melanin synthesis (the natural protective process of the skin to turn dark). Overtime, as skin is being renewed, older skin with more melanin is sloughed off while newer skin with less melanin will be brought to skin’s surface. Skin becomes radiant and luminous with a healthier glow just like snow. Glutathione supplements are primarily created to help treat the deficiency problems but are now widely used to make the skin cells healthier and the appearance of skin to look naturally fairer.

Benefits of Glutathione:

  • – Reverse melanin’s metabolism by turning dark pigmentations (eumelanin) into light pigmentations (pheomelanin)
  • – Promote pheomelanin synthesis to lighten skin colour
  • – Inhibit tyrosinase activity & eumelanin synthesis to prevent dark pigmentations
  • – Lighten dark skin such as dark acne marks, freckles, dark pigmentations and age spots
  • – Whiten skin for fairer, radiant & luminous skin

Recommended product: Total Image Whita Glo L-Glutathione

What is Collagen?

Collagen supplements on the other hand are known to prevent ageing symptoms both in the world of beauty and also in the world of health. In Malaysia, collagen benefits are recognized because it makes the skin look younger and firmer. Collagen is a very important protein that connects the tissues found in our tendons, ligaments, bones, and skin. This is why collagen supplements are very effective in treating not only skin ageing symptoms but also body ageing symptoms. Most collagen for beauty skin products are taken in as hydrolyzed form for easier absorption and faster results, and they mostly come in supplements pills or as a collagen drink.

Benefits of Collagen:

  • – Firm up and retain skins youthful resilience
  • – Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • – Reduce saggy skin
  • – Improve eye bags
  • – Moisturize for suppler skin
  • – Smoothen and improve skin texture
  • – Enhance collagen production with Vitamin C
  • – Protect skin cells from radical damages with Vitamin E

 

Glutathione vs. Collagen. Which one is better?

Deciding between the two skin care beauty supplements depends on the needs and wants of your skin and health.

Deciding between the two skin care beauty supplements depend on the needs and wants of your skin and health. If you want to lighten acne marks, age spots, and other dark pigmentations while preventing risks of cancer, the recommended supplement would be glutathione. If your goal is to age healthily and strong, including a more youthful looking appearance, choose collagen supplements. Taking both supplements can prevent dark skin formulation for a long period, and also slow down ageing.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I take Glutathione and Collagen at the same time?

Yes, you can take glutathione and collagen at the same time. It is advisable to take collagen before meal and glutathione after meal for better results.

 

2. Any side-effect for Glutathione and Collagen?

The side effects of taking collagen and glutathione supplements are unknown. If you experience any symptoms, kindly consults your healthcare professional. As a precaution, pregnant women and lactating mothers are not advisable to take these supplements.

 

3. Can Collagen Make My Skin Fairer?

L-Glutathione helps to prevent and reduce melanin production in the body, aiding in lightening of skin tone overtime. Collagen, on the other hand, is a protein that holds tissues together, increasing skin elasticity and firmness. It does not actually aid in skin whitening but as it keeps skin younger looking, healthier and more radiant.

 

4. Can I take Glutathione, Collagen and other supplements like Vitamin C at the same time?

Yes, you can take glutathione, collagen and other supplements such as Vitamin C at the same time for synergistic effects providing there is no contraindication between these supplement. Always consult your healthcare professional if you have any doubt.

 

5. What is the recommended age to start taking glutathione and collagen supplements?

Glutathione and collagen levels in the human body decreases with age, usually after the age of 20s. Hence, it is recommend to start taking as early as 20 years old to keep your skin youthful, firm, radiant and luminous.

 

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78 Comments

  1. Alwina May 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Can i take glutathion and collagen at the same time

    • Total Image May 11, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Hi Alwina,
      Yes, of course 😉 You can actually take both Collagen and L-Glutathione in the morning 30 mins before your breakfast.

  2. france ele May 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    can collagen whiten your skin? i want to use glutathion but my dad doesn’t want me to use gluta instead he want me to use collagen because he said it can also lighten my skin and at the same time look healthy.

    • Total Image May 22, 2017 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Hi France Ele,
      L-Glutathione functions by reducing melanin production by the body, aiding in lightening of skin tone overtime. Collagen, on the other hand, is a protein that holds body cells together. Its role is clearly seen on the skin as it determines the elasticity and firmness of skin. It does not actually aid in skin whitening but as it keeps skin younger looking and healthy, it makes skin look radiant.

  3. John May 30, 2017 at 2:59 am - Reply

    Can i take 1000mg glutathione together with vit c 1000mg and collagen in the morning?

    • Total Image May 30, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Dear John,
      Our Glutathione is 400mg per capsule. You can take two capsules daily together with 2 tablets of collagen in the morning.

  4. Nida July 8, 2017 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Could you plz tell me how much
    mg collegan suitable in the age of 34?

    • Total Image July 10, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Hi Nida,
      For Collagen, there is no FDA guidelines as to the amount of collagen required to be taken by a person per day according to age. Following the intake guidelines for our registered product with Malaysia Ministry of Health would be 2000mg per day or if added with Vitamin C, about 1800mg per day.

  5. Alice August 6, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Hi.. can i take glutathione pills and breast enlargement collagen at the same time?

    • Total Image August 8, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Alice
      As both as supplements, there should be no problem.

  6. Jenny August 15, 2017 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Hi, can i take glutathione, collagen, vit c ang omega 3 at once?

    • Total Image August 16, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Hi Jenny
      Being all supplements, should not be a problem.

  7. lorjanetagpuno August 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Can intake glutathione,collagen vit.e and vit.c at once?

    • Total Image August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Hi Lorjanetagpuno,
      Yes, you can take them together at once in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast.

  8. Mel September 23, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    What would you recommend best? Collagen IV and Gluta IV or just capsules?

    • Mei Mei September 26, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hi Mel, what do you mean by Collagen IV & Gluta IV? Total Image have extensive range of beauty products including Total Image Collagen, Total Image Collagen Plus and Total Image Whita Glo L-Glutathione 400mg. It all depends on your needs. Collagen helps to firm up and retains skin youthful resilience while Whita Glo helps to whiten skin for fairer, radiant and luminous skin. Let us know if you need further clarification.

  9. Shompa September 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Recently, I have purchesed Glutathione, collagen and vitamin C supplement. Can I take all of them together?

    • Mei Mei January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Yes, suggest to take collagen before meal and glutathione & Vitamin C after meal.

  10. Shompa September 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    May I take glutathione, Collagen and Vitamin C supplement all of them together?

    • Mei Mei September 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Shompa, yes, you may combine these supplements together.

      • Shompa September 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

        Thank You so much for the reply.

  11. Judelyn October 7, 2017 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Can i take ehanced glutathione, pure grapeseed, collagen+vitamin c at the same time?

    • Mei Mei October 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Yes, there is no contraindication between these supplements, they can be taken at the same time.

  12. Khay October 30, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Hi.. can i take glutathione ..collagen and contraceptive pills all in a day?

    • Mei Mei November 1, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Hi Khay, there is no known contra-indication of consuming glutathione, collagen supplements and contraceptive pills in all day. As a precaution, please consult doctors or pharmacists.

  13. Ruzzell January 2, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Hi can i take :
    glutathione 500mg
    collagen 600mg
    Vitamin C 1000mg

    At the same time?
    Thanks.

    • Mei Mei January 3, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Hi Ruzzell,
      Yes, you may. We suggest you to take Collagen before meal while consume glutathione & Vitamin C after meal.

  14. Rose tosh January 10, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Hello I recently bought collegen tabs. Indicating 60 and 2050,
    How many should I take per day and at what time.?
    how long should I wait to see the results?
    Does it help in hair growth too?

    • Mei Mei January 11, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Hi Rose, may I know which brand you’d bought? Always refer to the product packaging for the recommended dosage and bear in mind that different collagen brand has different efficacy, which means that the result depends on the product and your absorption as well. Collagen is recommended to take in the morning before meal or before sleep.

  15. Rose tosh January 10, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hi
    How is collegen supposed to be taken as in how many per day
    Does it help in hair too
    How many tabs per day Because I purchased the a package indicating 60 dhc 2050.
    Is it taken in the morning or evening?
    After or before meals

    • Mei Mei January 11, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

      i Rose, may I know which brand you’d bought? Always refer to the product packaging for the recommended dosage and bear in mind that different collagen brand has different efficacy, which means that the result depends on the product and your absorption as well. Collagen is recommended to take in the morning before meal or before sleep.

  16. tasha January 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    hi, i bought collagen plus (orange bottle) , l-glutathione and collage (pink bottle). Can i eat all these 3 at the same time?

    • Mei Mei January 23, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Hi, collagen plus & collagen are recommended to take before meal and L-glutathione after meal.

  17. Prieti Dakk January 23, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Hi I am taking Glutathione 500 mg twice after breakfast. Can I incorporate collagen also with it . Which is the best vegetarian collagen to be taken. Pls suggest.

    • Mei Mei January 23, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Hi, collagen is best to be taken before meal.

  18. Jacqueline January 30, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Hi gud morning is it okie if i take both collagen plus and gluthathion together before my breakfast?
    And im taking lipton tea as my breakfast habit together with some slice of bread my question is can dark tea affect the effects of gluthathion?

    • Mei Mei January 30, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Hi jacqueline, Collagen Plus is recommended to take before meal and Glutathione after meal. If you are taking caffeinated beverages, please leave at least 1 hour gap before you take glutathione.

  19. Elise February 19, 2018 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Can someone taking methotrexate take both collagen and glutathione?

    • Mei Mei February 21, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hi Elise, kindly consult your practitioner if you are taking drugs.

  20. Jryy February 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Hi does the collagen plus tablet cause any side effects like diarrhea, dizziness, chest tightness, cz previously i face this effects when i take gluthatione tablet. Does this tablet contains any glutatione?

    • Mei Mei February 22, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Hi, there is no reported side effect & Collagen Plus does not contain glutathione.

  21. Larnor Elizabeth March 14, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Pls can a stomach ulcer and a pregnant woman take l-gluta, fish oil ,vit c and collagen together?

    • Mei Mei March 14, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

      As a precaution, pregnant woman is not advisable to take supplement.Please consult your doctor before consume.

  22. Kim March 15, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Hi.

    Can i take collagen and myra e at the same time? If not, what is the time to take the capsule?
    Thanks.

    • Kim March 15, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

      i mean the best time to take the capsule. Thank you 🙂

      • Mei Mei March 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

        Yes, you can take 2 capsules of Total Image collagen before meal for better absorption and myra E (Vitamin E) with/after meal.

    • Mei Mei March 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can take 2 capsules of Total Image collagen before meal for better absorption and myra E (Vitamin E) with/after meal.

  23. Vij March 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Hey,
    I have single capsule of glutathione and collagen both, should I take it before meals or after

    • Mei Mei March 27, 2018 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Hi, the best time to take collagen is before meal and glutathione after meal.

  24. Aira April 4, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Can I take collagen glutathione zinc and vitamin at the same time.. thank you

    • Mei Mei April 4, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Aira, yes you may. Supplements can be taken at the same time. Collagen is best to be taken before meal and glutathione after meal.

  25. Jano mejia April 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Hi! Is selenium is a whitening products??? Also n vit.e because i take this two every morning n evening

    • Mei Mei April 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      Hi, both selenium and Vitamin E are antioxidants.

  26. Janice T. April 16, 2018 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Hi ,taking glutathione is forever?or when will i stop? How about collagen?how many yrs

    • Mei Mei April 17, 2018 at 8:52 am - Reply

      As we lose collagen everyday, stopping Collagen intake will result in signs of ageing appearing again, part of natural ageing process. Same goes to glutathione. It is advisable to take continuously to see long term results.

  27. Janice T. April 17, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    My problem is i bought a glutatione contains only 250mg so i have to take it twice in order to get the 500 mg and it was so very pricey.can i only take it 250g?is it enough?and for my collagen it was instructed here to take 6 tablets/day.can i only take it 3 tablets,since its was pricey also?

  28. JHA April 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    My problem is I bought a glutathione contains only 250mg so i have to take it twice in order to get the 500 mg and it was so very pricey.can i only take it 250g?is it enough?and for my collagen, it was instructed here to take 6 tablets/day.can i only take it 3 tablets,since it was pricey also?

    • Mei Mei April 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Hi, for your info, the instruction/direction written on the label is the recommended dosage to see effective results. Different brand may have different recommended dosage. I will advise you to refer back to the brand for more info.

  29. Sanger April 22, 2018 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Hi,
    I just purchased Active White L-glutathion 1000mg and Spring Valley vitamin C 500mg. Please I would like to know:
    -how many pills of each product I should take a day and when to have effective results?
    -how long is it going to take to start seeing first results?
    Thanks in advance for your assistance

    • Mei Mei April 23, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Hi, different brand may have different recommended dosage. always refer back to the brand owner for more info.

  30. mhie mhie April 25, 2018 at 4:15 am - Reply

    can i take collagen, glutathione, vitamin C and placenta at the same time?

    • Mei Mei April 25, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Hi, yes. You can take placenta before breakfast and glutathione & Vitamin C after meal.

  31. Suzana May 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Hi can drink coffee/tea when take any whitening supplements?

    • Mei Mei May 14, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hi, it is advisable to leave a 1-2 hour gap in between.

  32. gennie May 28, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Hi, can i take glutathione with collagen, rosehip and Vit c at the same time? thanks

    • Mei Mei May 28, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Yes, you can.

  33. Michelle June 7, 2018 at 2:16 am - Reply

    Hi

    Id like to know which is best between a collagen powder drink or a collagen pill?

    Thank you

    • Mei Mei June 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Michelle, it depends on the collagen type and how many collagen contained in the powder or pill. It is usually advisable to take at least 500-1000mg of collagen daily to see better result.

  34. Jhica June 8, 2018 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Is that ok taking gluta ..
    Even i always drink energy drink at night ? It cannot harmfull to my body ??

    • Mei Mei June 8, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Hi, you can take glutathione after meal and energy drink at night.

  35. Glory June 19, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Hi can I take glutathione in the morning and collagen drink at night?
    I have acne n acne scar it won’t make my skin worse?
    Currently I’m drinking Lennox firm up collagen and planning to buy glutathione Vita health..
    Should be no problem right?

    • Mei Mei June 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Hi, you can take both glutathione and collagen drink together and it will not worsen your skin acne condition provided that you drink enough of water, at least 8 glasses a day. For your information, Total Image Whita Glo L-Glutathione contains 400mg of L-glutathione which is consider the highest in the market.

  36. Ives Cruz June 26, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Hi! I have collagen, gluthatione, vitamin c and vitamin e. What’s the best time to take those meds?

    • Mei Mei June 27, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Hi, you can take Collagen before meal and take glutathione, Vitamin C & E after meal for better absorption.

  37. Joy June 28, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Hi!

    Does taking gluta, collagen 6000mg, vit C, and multivitamins all at the same time affect or cause liver problems?

    • Mei Mei June 29, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Hi, please note that the liver damage resulted from supplementation may not be justified.The damages might be multi-factorial, such as unhealthy diets, unhealthy lifestyle or even viral infection can results in organ damages. Do consult doctor before consumed if you have any hesitation.

  38. Chi July 13, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Hi,pls how do I take ivory cap glutathione,ivory vit c and neocell collagen. Which one to take in d morning or night and how many.Thanks

    • Mei Mei July 16, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Hi, the recommended dosage and instruction you have to refer to the brand as different products may have different dosage to follow.

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