Supplements | Holistic Skin Solutions
Beauty comes from within, which means that a regular intake of nutrient dense foods is required to achieve optimal skin health. Achieving healthy, youthful-looking skin requires internal improvement by consuming low-sugar diets containing probiotics and nutrients or compounds like zinc, selenium, coenzyme Q10, collagen, prebiotics and Omega 3 fatty acids which have been linked to younger and healthier looking skin. Even if we consume a diet rich in collard greens, beets, lentils, almonds, and wild-caught salmon, there is no assurance that the skin is getting the nutrients it needs. We now know that stress, sleep and your diet to name a few factors, influence the gut-skin-axis and your food choices influence your gut health, by producing good and bad bacteria and this impacts on how regular and efficient your elimination process is in the bowels. The skin is the last organ to receive nutrients from your food source and even the healthiest of diets need a little help from time to time to achieve optimum skin health and immunity during busy stressful times.
Holistic Skin Solutions now offers a range of supplements to promote optimal skin health.
Beauty Food – Bioactive Marine Collagen Powder
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the human body. It makes up 75% of our skin, 95% of the organic compounds of our bones and over 90% of our gut lining. 70% of the immune system is based in the gut. If you suffer from leaky gut or damaged gut lining this is going to support repair and healing.
This Australian-made anti-aging beauty supplement contains sustainably sourced bioactive marine collagen; Collagen Type 1 which promotes healthy skin, teeth, eyes, hair and nails; and Collagen Type 2 which promotes healthy cartilage and joints. This Collagen Type 1 & 2 is 98% digestible and the most absorbable collagen available. The key ingredients of this supplement are:
- Bioactive Marine Collagen Peptides (92%)
- Japanese Knotweed extract (Resveratrol)
- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
- Zinc Gluconate
- Hyaluronic Acid
One scoop per day gives you 5g of collagen, which is the recommended daily intake. However, to start you on your journey to healthier skin we suggest 2 scoops per day for 2 weeks to build up your levels of Vitamin C to help absorb hyaluronic acid which reduces inflammation in the gut, resveratrol which is an anti-oxidant that protects vitamin A levels, and Zinc which is an essential micronutrient with trace minerals that supports a healthy immune system, reduces breakouts and protects skin lipids and fibroblasts. Silica is essential in the formation of collagen improving skin strength and elasticity.
We are also stocking the Beauty Food Collagen Cookies in 3 flavours which are absolutely delicious, giving you your daily collagen dose or for those days you need an extra boost after a Micro needling session or facial.
Importantly, the Beauty Food Bioactive Marine Collagen Powder and Collagen Cookies are Gluten and Dairy free,
Nordic Naturals – Ultimate Omega
Omega fatty acids are essential nutrients that the body cannot produce itself and must be acquired from diet or supplements. Omega 3s and Omega 6s are the most abundant essential fatty acids in food and have the greatest impact on health. Omega 3 is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects as it produces anti-inflammatory compounds in the body that assist inflammation in the skin too, but in opposition, most Omega 6 creates inflammatory compounds, so the ratio between Omega 3 to Omega 6 needs to be carefully balanced. Inflammation in the body is the major cause of many chronic diseases that develop, so reducing inflammation is a vital step to good health.
Who would have imagined that the living organisms located in our gut could change the appearance of our skin – this is known as the gut-skin axis. Poor diet choices change our gut bacteria and affect the quality of our skin. For example, high sugar, high-fat and low-fibre diets have been shown to alter gut microbiota resulting in higher insulin levels – a factor that has been linked to the development of acne.
In modern diets there is a vast abundance of Omega 6 essential fatty acids and a deficiency of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. As a result we have a greater number of inflammatory compounds being created by Omega 6 rather than the anti-inflammatory compounds from Omega 3. Sadly this is due to more farmed fish being consumed that does not contain the amount Omega 3 found in wild caught fish. It is therefore important to supplement the diet with a high-quality Omega 3, sustainably sourced from wild caught fish. The majority of the population does not each fish 3 times a week as its is too expensive.
Key benefits to the skin of Ultimate Omega
- Reduces redness, calms inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and blemish prone skin.
- Improves cellular membrane health and can help protect against the sun’s harmful rays.
- Strengthens, calms and repairs a compromised skin barrier that occurs when one is stressed, sleep deprived, and the skin is dehydrated and unable to retain water.
- Provides an insulin-sensitising effect and improves the quality of the sebum resulting in fewer breakouts. Sebum with a thinner consistency flows more easily, lubricating the hair follicles causing less blockages.
- Has anti-aging effects on the skin, as stem cells are responsible for producing all our skin cells and require essential fatty acids to produce healthy plump skin cells.
- Improves blood flow so your heart can pump more easily and it lowers your blood pressure.
- Supports joint comfort and mobility.
- Promotes healthy immune function.
- Supports a positive mood and well-being.
- Supports cognitive memory (study) and health of the nervous system.
- Safe to be taken during pregnancy.
Nordic Naturals – Arctic Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is also an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA and typically delivers it in a triglyceride molecular form which is the best form for absorption by the body. Arctic Cod Liver Oil also differs from other fish oil as it has the added bonus of naturally occurring Vitamins A and D found in Arctic Cod livers making it a powerful wholefood inflammatory support formula. The natural and biologically active forms of Retinoic acid form as opposed to retinyl-esters found in some synthetically fortified cod liver oils offer a range of health benefits that further reduce inflammation throughout the body, including gut health and other health benefits as follows:
- Immune health via the gut
- Eye health and immunity
- Muscle and bone strength
- Psoriasis, which is treated with vitamin A
These benefits are over and above the benefits listed for Ultimate Omega.
Digest Premium is an effective and fast-working solution for those that experience the occasional digestive symptoms and provides general digestive support. Digest Premium breaks down fat, proteins, fibre and carbohydrates to small molecules which can then be absorbed properly in the intestinal tract. Bacteria in the intestines can interact with partially or undigested food to contribute to a number of symptoms including occasional gas or discomfort.
Enzymes are essential to the digestive process and help to maximise nutrient extraction and turn consumed food into energy. When foods are cooked or processed, the enzymes contained within the food can be destroyed, requiring the body to use its own enzymes to break down foods eaten.
Enzyme deficiencies may be hereditary or the result of a combination of age, diet and lifestyle factors. These deficiencies can lead to a variety of digestive discomforts, including occasional gas, bloating, indigestion and irregularity. The enzymes in Digest Premium support optimal digestion by helping the body absorb nutrients and convert food into energy.
Protease Blend – Protein 70,000 HUT
Cellulase – Fibre 850 CU
Amylase – Carbs, Sugars & Starch 19,600 DU
Lipase – Fats 1,700 LipU
Intolergest Digestive Enzyme
Food intolerances can be caused by enzyme deficiencies, and for many individuals, eating certain foods often create digestive discomfort. Intolergest Digestive Enzyme contains a combination of enzymes that provide specialized digestive support for individuals who experience intolerance to food containing gluten (found in wheat, rye, barley and oats) and dairy. Ideally products should be taken before meals as a preventative or alternatively taken during a meal to ease symptoms, but no more that 30 minutes after meals.
Protease Blend – Protein 49,000 HUT
Tilactase – Lactose 3,840 ALU
Amylase – Carbs, Sugars & Starch 6,000 DU
Lipase – Fats 430 LipU
Cellulase – Fibre 600 CU
Enterosgel for Gastrointestinal Upsets
Enterosgel is a safe, hypoallergenic detoxification compound that can support the gastrointestinal system of mild digestive upsets by removing harmful compounds from the gastrointestinal tract. It can reduce symptoms of:
- Indigestion – nausea, heartburn, reflux and flatulence
- Sensitivities – food intolerances and rashes
Enterosgel is made from only one ingredient; a silica-based matrix that is virtually tasteless when mixed with water. This formula can support an ongoing detoxification process by absorbing harmful compounds into its silica-based matrix and removing them via excretion without interacting with the body and other nutrients.
It is safe, free from gluten and dairy and suitable for vegetarians/vegans, pregnant women, breast-feeding, children and adults.
Available in a 90g tube or sachet box (10 x 15g)
Good Green Vitality
Perfect addition to our busy, stressful lives whether at work or if you are studying, Good Green Vitality contains high levels of prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes, as well as herbs which support the detox organs and elimination pathways. Good Green Vitality contains herbs and ingredients traditionally used to support the nervous system and cognitive function; and adaptogens to help recharge the adrenal glands in stress relief. The perfect addition to smoothies, when you don’t have time to make a meal but need something nutritious. Recommended smoothie recipes
Clean Lean Protein
Perfect substitute to having a meal or incorporating a mid-morning or afternoon snack instead of calling for an unhealthy take-away. Having a healthy option available will stop you from eating unhealthy snacks because you don’t have time to make a meal. Having enough protein in your diet is crucial to virtually every physiological and metabolic process in the body. It is essential for all ages in the recovery and repair of tissue and muscle, and also supports energy levels, weight control, immune function and healthy skin, hair and nails. Clean Lean Protein is a complete protein, containing all 9 of the essential amino acids that the body cannot make and must source from food. It’s very low in fat, sugar and carbohydrates so it’s ideal for weight control. Clean Lean Protein has a 98% digestibility rating, so is easily absorbed by the body.
It is free from the following:
- No Eggs, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy or GMO’s
- No added sugars or salt
- No yeast, peanut or animal products
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