Last week, Korina made a special report about the actual contents of various Gluthathione products and was aired via The World Tonight, ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), Bandila and TV Patrol. With the help of PIPAC and Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), the report exposed the real contents of L-gluthathione, the active ingredient of these whitening pills. About ten products were tested and only one is telling the truth. That instead of 500 mg. of L-Gluthathione, the report exposed that most of them actually contain less than 10% of what these products claim on their labels.
Korina emphasized that two products, namely Vaniderm and Lucida DS, have only 5.4 mg. and 4.4 mg. content of gluthathione respectively.
Lucida DS is being endorsed by Gabby Concepcion and Sen. Loren Legarda while Vaniderm, on the other hand, is being endorsed by Toni Gonzaga and Maui Taylor.
Ms. Galindez, the senior vice-president of United Shelter Health Products and distributor of Lucida DS in the Philippines, said that they plan to file a libel case against the ABS-CBN journalist this week.
The case will be filed in various places like Ilo-ilo, GenSan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Iligan, Koronadal, Zamboanga and even in the US, Malaysia and Dubai where the product are also distributed.