Aliol Marine Algae

Aliol Vegan Omega 3

Let me introduce the latest addition to Rejuvenated Ltd’s range of super hero supplements. The brains behind “Collagen Shots”  have now formulated a Vegan Omega 3 supplement called Aliol. Basically the fish feed on a type of Algae and this is what makes them so Omega rich, taking Aliol means that you are getting the benefits without eating the fish, and could possibly be more potent. I have been taking for over a week and can say that I feel much more alert.

Aliol is a Powerhouse Omega 3 from Algae Oil

I can’t stress the importance of taking an Omega supplement. Our body cannot create Omega 3 and it is vital for so many physiological processes. Each Aliol capsule contains a whopping 500 mg of DHA (Docosahexaenioic Acid) Omega 3 fatty acid. This is much more than my current Zita West supplements I am taking so if your thinking of Fertility Omega supplements, then consider Aliol.

DHA gives amazing health benefits for brain and heart health. Brain tissue contains a high concentration of DHA which indicates that it is much needed for cognitive health. Omega 3 is thought to have benefits for your heart and blood pressure, especially the ability to reduce high cholesterol. If you have struggled with Fish oils in the past then Aliol is definitely for you. No fishy burps of aftertaste and easy to digest without bloating.

The Skin Benefits of Omega 3

I always start my clients who are suffering from Acne, Rosacea or Eczema on a good dose of Omega fatty acids. They are incredibly anti-inflammatory and will get to work at the cellular level of the skin. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Enhance the natural barrier of the skin by making ceramides and epidermal lipids
  2. Increase hydration and smoothness of the skin – excellent for dry/sensitive skin
  3. Anti-inflammatory – natural painkillers and helps inflammatory skin conditions like Acne and Rosacea
  4. Improves the skin’s immunity

Aliol is £24.95 for 60 capsules from Rejuvenated Ltd

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Time Bomb Complexion Cocktails

Let me introduce this skin reviving liquid for tired, dehydrated and less than glowy skin. This unique water like fluid contains two types of Hylauronic Acid with either an energizing shot of B12 or the more detoxifying formula containing Chlorophyll. It’s super hydrating formula sinks in immediately and you can actually feel it “quenching” your skin, this also contains Sodium PCA which helps bind moisture into your skin and lock it in.

Reboot tired, dehydrated skin with a potent blend of active ingredients

I was hooked after the first application of this fluid that you pour into your hands and press/massage into your skin. Instantly plumping up the skin giving you a very smooth appearance with a healthy glow, not to mention dehydration fine lines just disappear. Another plus point is your moisturiser seems to work better as it has something to bind to.  This also has a beautiful natural botanical smell that is a pleasure to use.

Can be used on any skin type and age, so definitely one to add to your anti-ageing arsenal of products.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a substance found naturally in our bodies. It is one of the most powerful anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatories available. Alpha Lipoic Acid is found inside every cell inside us, as it is needed by the body to produce energy for our normal bodily functions, but as we age it becomes depleted.

The Universal Antioxidant

Alpha Lipoic Acid is both fat and water soluble, and is known as the “Universal Antioxidant” and is broad spectrum.

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Resveratrol – Grape Expectations?

Resveratrol is the latest hot topic in the beauty industry right now. Resveratrol is a powerful Antioxidant and a member of the “Flavonoid” family and has shown to have 17 times greater antioxidant activity than Idebenone (this is the main ingredient in “Prevage”). Resveratrol is produced by several plants when under attack from bacteria and fungus, it’s part of the plants defence system.

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Vitamin C Rejuvenation

Vitamin C is a Major Player in Anti-Ageing Skincare.

Vitamin C is one of the many super vitamins with powerful antioxidant and age-defying effects. It is an important Vitamin to be taken  internally and also to apply the most stable/non-irritating form of Vitamin C topically to our skin.

The best known form of Vitamin C is “L-ascorbic acid”, this is the most widely used in vitamins and skincare products, however it is water soluble and cannot penetrate the surface of the skin, it is also rather acidic and can be  irritating to some skins.

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Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex

Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex Keeps You Looking Good & Feeling Younger.

Everybody wants smoother, younger looking, clear skin. Most of us are not lucky enough to have genetically perfect skin (if there is such a thing?) However, we do need to take care of what we eat and drink in regards to our skin, they are inextricably linked, and must not be forgotten.

Taking a nutritional supplement does not replace a balanced diet, plenty of water and regular exercise, but it can offer a daily guaranteed amount of the important skin, hair and nail nourishing nutrients – even the most virtious eaters, can go off the right path occasionally, and we are only human! and everything in moderation, so a good skin supplement is a bit like insurance for your skin.

Look For Supplements Developed  Specifically for Skin

Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex is a two a day supplement to give you the super-nutrients you need to protect your skin from Free Radical Damage, and also gives you the building blocks for Collagen production and skin maintanence. An ideal formula will complement a topical beauty routine, and contain Vitamins, Minerals, Phytonutrients, MSM, Silicia, Antioxidants.

Ultimate Beauty Complex contains all of the above and will maintain the integrity of Collagen, offering support to the underlying structures of healthy skin, lustrous hair and strong nails, this is also a beneficial supplement for Mild Acne.

Key Nutrients in Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex

  • MSM–  A naturally occurring Organic Sulphur, critical for maintaining the integrity of connective tissue.
  • Ester C –  A patented, gentle, non-acidic form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for Collagen synthesis in the skin.
  • Zinc Ascorbate – Zinc is found in every cell of the body, may benefit mild acne.
  • Pine Bark Extract – Also patented as Pycnogenol, a powerful antioxidant (OPC) and can help with hyper-pigmentation and broken capillaries as it can strengthen capillary walls.
  • Grape Seed Extract – Also an excellent source of OPC’s, a powerful antioxidant, and can help broken capillaries and sun damage.
  • Horsetail Extract – Rich in Silica, a  mineral that strengthens connective tissue, skin , teeth, ligaments, bones, hair and nails.
  • Iron – It has been suggested that Iron deficiency is related to hair loss.
  • Beta Carotene – This has Vitamin A activity, potent antioxidant and can protect against UV damage.
  • Copper – An essential trace mineral, the building block for Collagen & Elastin. It is also an important component of two important enzymes – Superoxide Dismutase (a super antioxidant) and Dopamine beta-hydroxylase – an enzyme that helps regulate the metabolism of Vitamin C.
  • Biotin – Recently discovered B Vitamin, and is best known as the vitamin that helps produce healthy hair and retard greying, also helps brittle nails.
  • Selenium – Potent antioxidant mineral, has  a detoxing effect and helps the body rid itself of heavy metals including Mercury and Cadmium.

Take Ultimate Beauty Complex alongside Viridian Organic Beauty Oil (an omega 3.6.9 blend) for optimum results. Results vary from person to person, but you can expect to see changes in your skin within three months providing you take both supplements on a daily basis as recommended.

Viridian – Vitamins With A Heart

Viridian NutritionThe Vitamin Company with an Organic Heart.

Viridian is a big hearted company, committed to creating a  nutritional supplement range with integrity, quality and innovation.

The company was founded in 1999 on two fundamental principles: to develop a range of supplements with the highest possible ethical standard and to generate significant funds for children’s and environmental charities.

In fact, so far, Viridian has been able to donate more than £75,000 to charities including Friends of the Earth, NSPCC, Childline, UNICEF, Trees for Cities, Jack & Jill Foundation, Comic Relief, RSPB, Terrence Higgins Trust, Shelter the Woodland Trust , Save the Children and  more.

By choosing Viridian Nutrition as your preferred vitamins, you will not only be benefiting your own health, but also helping benefit the lives of others.

Purity Matters!

Did you know that 50% of a tablet is made up of glues, known as binders, to hold the tablet together? For most people this is just an irritating fact, but for people who are hyper-allergenic, this can be a real issue. Would you add magnesium stearate, stearic acid, shellac, talc or colourings to your meal, in the way you’d sprinkle over salt or pepper? Neither would we, by making the capsules, liquids and powders as pure and simple as possible, avoiding all the nasties, Viridian have shown that it is possible to make a range of nutritional supplements acceptable for the majority of people.

Guaranteed Passion

Viridian are passionate about:

  • 100% active ingredients
  • No nasty additives
  • UK manufacture
  • Green business practices
  • Supporting the community
  • Organics
  • Non-GM
  • Non-irradiated

More than 40% of the Viridian Nutrition range is certified organic by the Soil Association, guaranteeing the provenance and eco-friendliness of the ingredients. All the Viridian fresh organic tinctures and ointments are grown and traditionally made in the UK, reducing the environmental impact of transporting ingredients around the world. Viridian use minimal packaging for the products, all made from recycled or recyclable materials.

Multi award-winning range

Viridian has won numerous awards for its ethical positioning including Best Ethical range from Here’s Health magazine. Ethical Consumer magazine named Viridian “Best Buy” for vitamins.

We are proud to stock such a great brand that supplies some really cutting edge supplements – we favour some of the products with a focus on the skin and keeping us young by preventing damage, as great health equals great skin!

View Viridian in the Skin Supplements range in our Skincare Shop . Please ask me if you are unsure of what supplements will be right for your concerns/skin conditions.

Fabulous Vitamin A

Retinoids are a family of chemicals derived from Vitamin A. This is a very important Vitamin in regards to your skin,  as it has a normalizing effect on skin cells, it’s a potent exfoliator,  reverses photo-ageing (sun damage), inhibits Collagen breakdown and makes the skin cells more organized.

Vitamin A is a beneficial Cell Communicating ingredient and an Antioxidant when applied to the skin and is confirmed to improve wrinkles. It can increase Collagen synthesis and Glycosaminoglycans (the substances in your Dermis that hydrate and plump skin, e.g Hyaluronic Acid). Vitamin A in the appropriate strength also has the ability to stimulate the anchoring fibrils at your Dermal Epidermal Junction – this is the area that starts to separate your epidermis from your dermis as we age.

What is confusing, is the various forms of Vitamin A and what strengths they should be to have any noticeable effect on the skin.

Not all forms of Vitamin A are created equal. Some are more easily converted to Retinoic Acid than others. The typical conversion pathway – is as follows – Retinyl Palmitate => Retinol => Retinaldehyde => Retinoic Acid.

Our skin has enzymes which convert the Retinyl esters into Retinol and from that the Retinol is converted into Retinyl (Retinyl Aldehyde) and from there it is converted into Retinoic Acid and this is the form that actually makes the changes in DNA and cellular structures. Only a small amount of Retinoic Acid is normally found in the skin.

  • Retinyl Palmitate  – This is an ester of Vitamin A and the animal form. It is found in nearly all skincare products that are widely available. As you see from above it is the lowest in the coversion chain, so isn’t as irritating as the other forms. Many products with Retinyl Palmitate are touted as equivalent to Retinoic Acid yet without the side-effects. Many of these products contain too little Retinyl Palmitate to have any noticeable effect and just to have it listed on the ingredients list is not enough. Products with higher concentrations do exist, Environ formulated their whole range around the use of Vitamin A in this form. Some individuals may not be able to convert this effectively into Retioic Acid, while others may see great results.
  • Retinol -This is the alcohol form of Vitamin A and Retinol is regarded by some as the “True” Vitamin A or the complete molecule. It is highly effective if in a stable form and helps create better, healthier skin cells and increase the amount of skin support substances. The stability and packaging issues are important as any container or jar that lets in air or sunlight will degrade the Retinol. Effective stable versions of Retinol will have this either near the top of the ingredient list or above half way. I use Afirm TRx systems, it has shown me great results.
  • Retinoic Acid – This is the acid form of Vitamin A and is usually only available from prescription from your doctor/dermatologist. It is also known as Tretinoin – its technical name is All-Trans Retinoic Acid and is the ingredient in the following prescription topical drugs – Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Avita and Differin. Some of these are prescribed for acne as Vitamin A has shown to clear acne lesions and normalize the skin. It  is approved as a treatment for severe Photo-aged skin and helps prevent further damage. The results of using this drug are indisputable, as Tretionoin affects and improves the actual cell production deep in the Dermis. However not every-one’s skin will tolerate the use of Tretinoin without experiencing discomfort and side effects including flaking and a sunburned like skin. Most dermatologists advise starting with the lowest percentage and use once a week, then building up the usage – follow any guidelines given by your doctor.
  • Beta Carotene – This is the plant version of Vitamin A and a member of the Carotenoid family – it’s not just Carrots that contain this, many dark leafy veg contains this as well as other fruit and vegetables. Beta-Carotene  is a fantastic Antioxidant but also has the ability to convert Retinol into Retinoic Acid,  this may not be effective for everyone or very results based.

In summary Vitamin A is the most effective anti-ageing ingredient you can use. Although it is not the only ingredient to look for in a formula, it deserves strong consideration by anyone concerned with keeping their skin in top condition. Vitamin A deficiency is probably the greatest vitamin deficiency of the skin and can lead to DNA damage of the skin cell, to minimize this debt apply a product every day with Retinyl Palmitate (skin friendly form), start this from a young age and use with a reliable sunscreen with antioxidants C and E, as Vitamin A is depleted by daylight. You may choose to try one of the stronger forms of Retinoids as you age, especially if your skin is very strong and resistant.

To get enough Vitamin A inside you, try to eat more Vitamin A rich foods. Animal (especially fish) livers contain a good source,  but I prefer the vegetable sources of Beta-Carotene,  e.g – Carrots, Sweet Potato, Canteloupe Melon, Goji Berries and loads more. My mum used to tell me to eat all my carrots and I will be able to see in the dark, well it is indeed true as Vitamin A improves night vision!

Recommended Supplements, Skin Vit A by the Advanced Nutrition Programme.

 

Superoxide Dismutase

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an endogenous antioxidant that the body makes naturally to defend itself against harmful Free Radicals. It is an enzyme that repairs and reduces the damage done to cells by the Superoxide Ion – the most common Free Radical in the body and the most harmful!  SOD is produced by the body in virtually every cell, and is found in the Dermis and Epidermis, it is important in the production of Fibroblasts, which are the skin building cells responsible for Collagen and Elastin fibres.

Studies have shown that SOD is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing the Free Radicals that lead to ageing and wrinkles and pre-cancerous cell changes – it is potentially a potent anti-ageing treatment since it is now known that SOD levels decline as we get older and Free Radicals increase.

Antioxidant ProtectionTo be truly effective at eliminating Free Radicals we rely on a constant source of dietary antioxidants (exogenous) such as Vitamins C and E and other compounds like Flavonoids and other plant antioxidant systems – these will only act as a secondary buffering system and need to be constantly replenished –  the best antioxidants that literally stop Free Radicals in their tracks are our natural (endogenous) systems. Glutathione Peroxidase, Catalase and Superoxide Dismutase all three are enzymatic eliminators of Free Radicals, SOD being at the forefront and completes the defence system.

SOD is found in Barley Grass, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Wheatgrass  and Broccoli – however it cannot be absorbed by the digestive route as our stomach acid destroys it before it can be absorbed by the body. The body needs plenty of Vitamin C and Copper to make SOD itself – so be sure to get enough!

SOD was first discovered in the body by French scientists McCord & Fridovich in 1968, they discovered it was the first line of defence against oxidative stress. In the early 1990’s a supplement was produced from Bovine SOD, unfortunately they discovered the digestive system breaks it down and was recognised as not effective.

The first orally effective form of SOD is available now in the form of PURE-XP GliSODin, which after decades of research a team of European scientists have finally developed an effective 100% vegetarian product, the SOD is derived from melon and protected during digestion by a wheat protein. Here’s some of the benefits:

  • Antioxidant Primer – stimulates the body to produce it’s own extra strength internal antioxidants
  • Fights the ageing process
  • Reduces Oxidative stress
  • Supports the Immune system
  • Acts as an Anti-Ageing Catalyst
  • Supports and protects skin against UV damage

GliSODin

Boost your fight against premature ageing and age related disease by taking GliSODin supplements, you can buy GliSODin in our Skincare shop.

 For more information visit – http://www.purexpglisodin.com/index.htm