Combining vitamin supplements with topical vitamin skincare creams can achieve better results than skincare alone. This is because supplements reach the deeper layers of the skin untouched by topical creams - "feeding the skin from within".
In the clinic we stock the Advanced Nutrition Programme (ANP) range because of the high quality the ingredients which are ethically sourced. ANP ingredients are carefully monitored for purity and the supplements are free from artificial preservatives, colours, flavourings, PCBs and fillers with no added sugar, salt, soya, wheat, gluten, yeast, lactose or dairy products. Best of all the supplement get to work in 30 minutes or less!
Your gut as a second brain
The gut is often referred to as our second brain and new research is showing how the gut influences your skin.
Most people have heard of probiotics which keep your gut healthy to help with digestion. Probiotics can be particularly helpful for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps and bloating.
Healthy bacteria can increase the function and effectiveness or your immune system. Your skin health can be heavily affected by bad bacteria, as skin is the biggest organ of the body and the last to get nutrients.
It is important you keep the microbes happy and healthy, if not they can affect your mood, appetite, immune system and inflammation.
The basics involve you eating a varied and healthy diet, exercising and maintaining regular sleep patterns. However, modern, busy lifestyles are demanding and most of my clients benefit from further support from supplements.
ANP's newest innovation is Skin Youth Biome
Skin Youth Biome is a unique probiotic formula that contains 5 billion active cultures.
You’re probably asking what makes this probiotic different to any other out there? Well included are four scientifically studied strains which are specially formulated and encased in a protective matrix to ensure that the live bacteria survive the stomach acid as it passes through the intestine where they need to be finally released.
By having healthy gut flora you are help to:
- Support your natural collagen formation and so help reduce the appearance of fine lines
- Support your skin's natural protective barrier
- Support your natural immunity and reduce infections
- Nourish dehydrated skin
- Reduce inflammation which is a cause of accelerated ageing
The live cultures are encapsulated in vegetable capsules made from plant fibre and sourced from trees. They are also in an aluminium blister pack to provide protection from moisture and light – each separate pocket in the blister pack is also flushed with nitrogen to prevent oxidation.
The supplement has been through rigorous stability testing, so that ANP guarantees there are 5 billion active cultures right up to the end of the shelf life.
Skin Youth Biome is perfect supplement to help you maintain healthy gut flora and basic skin health. It can be combined with vitamin C and A supplements to further support skin health reduce the ageing process.
PS The supplements are suitable for vegetarians and for those who want the product ingredient here they are:
Microorganism complex (Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Pediococcus acidilactici, HA-524, Biﬁdobacterium longum, Rosell-175, Lactobaclllus reuteri, HA-188) (contains SOY, MILK), vegetable capsule shell (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate, potato starch.