1 x 250g powder pouch Acerola Cherry 26%
1 x 60 capsule pouch Hair Complex
Looking good is so important for most of us.... who doesn't want to glow while on holiday? And we want to return from our well-earned time off looking fresh, revitalised, healthy and fit. The team at Vita Nuova have put two comprehensive packages together, each one targeting beauty, health and youthfulness from the inside : really clean, effective nutritional supplements but in a package designed to boost skin quality, luxuriant hair, stronger nails and bright, nourished eyes. Over the summer, you can test for yourself our two-month plan for beauty from within.
First, here are the three absolute basics, the building blocks of skin, hair, nails and eyes
Collagen – reinforce your body's scaffolding
« Kolla » is the Greek word for glue, so collagen is quite literally the glue that holds our body together.
Collagen is the critical ingredient in our strategy to improve the structure, quality and appearance of skin, hair and nails**research https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23949208/. Collagen is the essential nutrient that is notably absent from a typical Western diet, yet it is the most abundant protein in our body, responsible for the structural framework of skin, hair and nails while simultaneously addressing the integrity of the gut-lining, supporting the immune system, maintaining strong bones, muscles, cartilage, flexible blood vessels and so on, which is what can make collagen such a game-changer in overall health and well-being.
From our mid-twenties natural collagen production declines at about 1% per year, and unfortunately the speed of decline accelerates the older we get, so by the time we reach 50, our collagen production has dropped by about 30%. Supplementing with clean, food-based collagen through our diet is an effective way to deliver this essential nutrient to our depleted bodies. Research (on mice) demonstrated that an 8 week collagen course made skin firmer and more youthful, plus the skin's ability to repair damaged collagen fibers improved, and skin showed more antioxidant activity.* https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29099747/
Be your own research candidate. Encouragingly, the hydrating, wrinkle and line-reducing effects are visible quickly, you may notice improvements in as little as 3 days, so be sure to take before and after photographs !
Vitamin C – co-factor with Collagen, fights free-radicals
Acerola Cherry is one of the richest sources of vitamin C on the planet.
For this package we have chosen Time Health Acerola Cherry with a tested 26% naturally derived vitamin C content, gentle on the stomach, highly bio-available which means it stays in the blood for up to 12 hours (unlike most industrially processed products), just one teaspoon or 4 grams (or 4 capsules) provides 1040mg of naturally derived vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a vital collagen co-factor, as well as being required for the growth and repair of body tissue, (especially the formation of collagen), optimal immune fuction, and ensuring the quality of teeth, blood vessels, cartilage and bone. Vitamin C is required for tissue/wound healing and enables us to absorb and store iron. As a powerful antioxidant, it protects cells against free-radials, such as radiation from the sun, and from tobacco smoke, breaking down food and so on.
MSM – DNA repair, collagen and keratin production
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a sulfur-containing organic compound found in both plants and animals, it's the third most common element in the body, and it is present in hair, nails and skin. It helps with the production of collagen and protein, as well as building and repairing DNA and protecting our cells from damage that may trigger serious illness such as cancer. It has been included in our beauty-from-within package because MSM is involved in reversing free-radical damage to cells and supports the structural integrity of skin as we age. Furthermore research shows it suports skin at a genetic level regulating genes that deal with hydration, the skin barrier and by reducing inflammation. Here is a research paper which demonstrated 3g MSM/day for 16 weeks reduced crow's feet and facial wrinkles. (link :https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/effects-oral-supplementation-methylsulfonylmethane-skin-health-and-wrinkle-reduction#:~:text=The%20product%20was%20well%20tolerated,of%20fine%20lines%20and%20wrinkles.)
Aging skin loses collagen and keratin, and sulphur can help us replace these youthening compounds, reducing the signs of skin aging by improving moisturization, preventing wrinkles, improving skin tone (good for rosacea) and elasticity, reducing dark spots, lightening scars, and counteracting sun damage. This is why many skin creams contain MSM (research link :https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18254805/)
MSM works best in combination with vitamins C, E and A to produce new skin cells.
Next come three Time Health best-sellers that are specifically engineered to improve skin health, hair quality and support eye health. These three supplements ae clinically researched and backed by scientific research to be effective in each key area : hair, nails, skin and eyes.
Hair Complex – Premium Brand Keranat™ (60 Capsules)
Keranat™ is a natural ingredient that decreases hair loss and leaves it naturally healthy and strong. Keranat™ strengthens the collagen naturally present around the hair bulb, for better hair anchorage. Keranat™ uses a patented encapsulation system of miliacin by polar lipids boosts cell proliferation in hair bulbs by 150%, helping with hair growth.
Phytoceramides – Clinically Proven Formula from Lipowheat® (60 Capsules)
When ageing, skin loses its natural hydration, elasticity and softness. As a result, it becomes dry, sensitive, uncomfortable and wrinkled. Ceramides are key elements of the skin. They play a major role in intercellular cement, which ensures a good barrier function, responsible for skin hydration.
Eye Complex 7 – Eyebright, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Meso-Zeaxanthin, New Zealand Blackcurrant, Bilberry, Goji (120 Capsules)
A mix of 7 of the most beneficial eye ingredients for all-round eye health maintenance and support.
150mg Eyebright Extract 10:1 extract
130mg MariLut® Marigold/Zeaxanthin Extract
Lutein 10mg, Meso-Zeaxanthin 10mg, Zeaxanthin 2mg
75mg Freeze-dried New Zealand Blackcurrant 3.3% Anthocyanins
60mg Bilberry Extract 25% Anthocyanidins
35mg Goji Berry Extract 20% Polysaccharides
These statements have not been evaluated by any official health authority. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.