Why it's Good
Formulated with zinc
As well as getting some through our diet and supplementation, our body can produce its own collagen. To do this it needs vitamin C and zinc. So not only are we giving you the collagen, we are also giving you the nutrients your body needs to make it’s own.
With vitamin C & Echinacea
Vitamin C helps keeps skin healthy and protects the body’s cells from damage. It’s also a key player in immune function. Because our bodies can’t store vitamin C, we need a regular supply from our diet. Our vitamin C formula contains plant compounds (known as bioflavonoids), which help your body absorb this important nutrient, together with vitamin D and echinacea, to support immune function.
Fortified with echinacea and other bioflavinoids
Our formulation includes a highly absorbable form of vitamin C combined with bioflavonoids, which enhance the absorption of the nutrients and increase the synergistic effect. The bioflavonoids from elderberry, echinacea and olive leaf are important antioxidants and are anti-viral and anti-bacterial in their own right.
- Collagen Ingredients:
Vitamin C, Zinc, Collagen (Marine, Fish)
- Vitamin C Ingredients:
Vitamin C, olive leaf extract, echinacea extract, brown rice flour, elderberry juice extract, organic rice hull concentrate, vitamin D3
- Probiotic Ingredients:
Potato Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Co-culture, Bifidobacterium Co-culture, Rice Hull Concentrate
Gluten, Lactose or Dairy, Artificial Colours, Fillers, Binders, Preservatives, Wheat, Added Sugar, Added Salt, Yeast, Maize, Eggs, Crustaceans, Soybeans, Sweeteners
This product is not designed to replace a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed stated dose. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, please consult your doctor before use. Do not use if the sachet has been opened. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Our Honest Opinion
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published numerous scientific opinions on the importance of vitamin C and zinc for good skin health. The human body doesn’t absorb collagen as a whole but breaks it down into amino acids that are used where needed. Taking a collagen supplement can prompt your body directly to produce more collagen by providing a bioavailable source of the necessary amino acids.
Low levels of vitamin C can lead to a poor immune system and feelings of tiredness and fatigue. It is one of the most researched nutrients with more than 6,000 studies being conducted on it.
We can’t make vitamin C ourselves and therefore need to get it from our diets. Foods such as oranges, broccoli and tomatoes contain vitamin C. They are best eaten raw to get even more of the nutrient. Many people do not eat enough of these foods and may therefore be deficient. lt is important to also consume bioflavonoids such as elderberry, echinacea and olive leaf to help with the absorption of Vitamin C.
The research into probiotics has had mixed results since we’re only starting to understand the role that microorganisms carry out in our body and what they do for our health. Because the microorganisms that live in our digestive tract outnumber our own body cells by 10:1, it means we’re only 10% human! There is no doubt that probiotics play a crucial part in our immune defence and have an important role in the digestion of our food. There have been studies showing that taking probiotics may be beneficial for a host of digestive conditions, and more evidence is emerging in the role they play in taming inflammation and regulating immunity.
Collagen is important for youthful-looking skin
Collagen is found in the middle layer of our skin. It’s what makes skin feel firm. But as we age, we lose collagen and our skin becomes thinner, drier and more crepe-like. One of the consequences of a weaker skin structure caused by reduced collagen is wrinkles. Plus because older skin has less elastin to allow it to snap back, it can start to sag and develop stretch marks too. Remember, collagen production isn’t just affected by age, it can also be the result of a poor diet, gut imbalances and stress.
Vitamin C helps your body make collagen
As we have mentioned, our bodies can produce their own collagen. But as we age we produce less collagen and lose it faster. We need vitamin C to make our own collagen so getting a good supply is vital. Remember, smoking depletes our vitamin C levels, so try to avoid it. Good food sources of vitamin C include, among others, blackcurrants, broccoli, peppers and kiwis.
Zinc benefits our hair and nails too
As well as being a vital nutrient for skin health, we also know that zinc benefits the condition of our hair and nails. This is because zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the body as a whole. It is found in several systems and biological reactions throughout our body, and even helps our immune system function.
Protects cells from damage caused by free radicals
Free radicals are harmful molecules that can damage parts of our cells, causing health issues. Antioxidants are substances that convert free radicals into a harmless molecule. They therefore help protect us from damage. Vitamin C is one of our most important antioxidants.
Probiotics help with skin conditions
It has been found that supplementing probiotics and helping repopulate the gut with good bacteria may help reduce the inflammation that triggers skin conditions. There is evidence that beneficial bacteria help with skin conditions such as rosacea, acne and eczema.
Zinc contributes to the maintenance of skin
Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for skin health and is often be found in skin supplements as well as skin creams. Research shows people with skin problems such as acne often have low zinc levels. Good food sources include crab, lobster, beans, nuts and seeds.
Keeps skin looking healthy and youthful
Vitamin C is found in high levels in the skin. Its antioxidant properties and its role in collagen production help keep your skin healthy. Along with vitamin D, it reduces the amount of inflammation in the skin, protecting against inflammatory conditions such as eczema, as well as limiting skin damage from free radicals.