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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Sun Chlorella

Sun Chlorella Green Smoothie

This delectable green smoothie will keep you full of energy throughout the day and is also an excellent Liver cleanse! (recipe from Sun Chlorella “A”)

Here’s what you need…..

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The Anti-Ageing Acai Berry

Acai BerryYou have probably heard much about the Acai Berry of late, but is it really a super berry or super hype? Well some recent medical studies have shown that Acai Berry has potent antioxidants that can be absorbed by the human body and have a very positive effect on our health.

The Acai Berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee)  is a small, round, dark purple berry, the size of a small grape. The Acai Berry grows in clusters on the Acai Palm Tree, and is native to tropical Central and South America. The prime commercial source of Acai Berry comes from the area where several rivers converge within the Amazon estuary. The people of Brazil refer to Acai as “The Milk of the Amazon“.

Harvesting the Acai Berry doesn’t harm the Rainforest (something that concerned me), in fact the Acai Palm Tree will continue to thrive once the berries are picked, and it is an incentive for the natives to preserve the tree.

For centuries, the people of the Amazon have loved this unique fruit for its health boosting properties and prized it as a source of health and vitality. It seems modern science is beginning to document the many beneficial properties of the Acai Berry. It has extraordinary antioxidant levels and nutrient content, and is becoming one of the world’s top superfoods.

Why is Acai Berry so good?

The Acai Berry contains concentrated levels of Anthocyanins – a powerful family of antioxidants that assist in neutralizing the harmful effects that Free Radicals have on the body. Acai has an ORAC score (a measurement of antioxidant power) higher than any other fruit and vegetable to date, in fact it has twice the antioxidants of Blueberries and 10 – 30 times the anthocyanins of Red Wine.

 Acai Berries are rich in …

  • Antioxidants
  • Phytonutrients
  • Amino Acids
  • Vitamins
  • Trace Minerals
  • Omega fats – 3, 6 & 9

The Claimed health benefits of Acai Berry are….

  • Healthy and more Youthful Skin!
  • Slowing of the Ageing Process
  • Promotion of weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved eye sight
  • Improved circulation
  • Preventing age related degenerative diseases – it has shown anti-cancer activity in a cell culture model.

There is a lot of claims being made about Acai Berry, and it seems that medical research is proving many of them true. Acai Berry may not be the answer to all diseases, and is not the only Super Food to eat, but consumed regularly will boost your health as part of a well balanced diet and Anti-Ageing strategy. For more information read Amherst College’s special Acai Berry Report.

Super Berry with Acai

There are many Acai Berry Supplements available today, one of the best is Dr. Perricones Super Berry Powder with Acai. If you would rather drink the juice, then Monavie has a Premier Acai Berry Blend, which has recently launched in the UK –  I take an egg cup full of this juice everyday – it’s delicious.

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.


Jan Marini C-ESTAMINS are the most advanced anti-ageing nutritional supplement available today. C-ESTAMINS provide all the essential nutrients that have shown to boost energy and provide support for enhanced well-being and longevity.

These once daily packs are formulated to assist in noticeably improving the appearance of ageing and sun-damaged skin.
C-ESTAMINS contains a patented technology called “BioCell Collagen II“. BioCell has been the focus of two double blind placebo controlled studies that confirm the effects of BioCell on factors that influence skin elasticity and volume, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

One of the visible signs of skin ageing is the loss of connective tissue, this helps give skin form and structure by acting as a “filler” agent and providing volume.
Rejuvenating Hyaluronic Acid is one of the primary components that connective tissue is made up of. Hyaluronic Acid is a water filled gel and known as natures moisturiser – more than half the body’s HA is found in the skin and we start to lose this as we get to around 40 years old.
C-ESTAMINS contains every vitamin and supplement you need for you to remain youthful and prevent skin damage. You do not need any other supplement and this is reflected in the price.

  • Lessens the appearance of facial wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of facial and body skin texture
  • Noticeably increases the skin’s moisture content
  • Improves appearance of firmness and volume
  • Increased energy and enhanced well-being

C-ESTAMINS are conveniently packaged in a sealed container containing a 30 day supply (5 tablets per packet). Take one packet daily with food and a full glass of water.

These are great for the run-up to a big event, e.g. your wedding! It takes at least 2-3 months for the results to show in your skin, so be patient!

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


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

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