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To maintain a healthy immune system and protect your skin, hair and nails from the stresses of modern lifestyles. Ideal for holiday travel or if you constantly feel run-down.
BetterYou™ introduces a natural and potent combination of food-sourced free radical scavengers. Organic Acerola Cherries, organic Pine Bark extract, natural vitamins E and A and Selenium provide nature's most potent antioxidants.
Now officially approved by the Vegetarian Society
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The biggest threats to our skin are the sun, poor diet, stress and pollution.
As the skin ages it loses its flexibility. This is primarily due to the reduction of proteins within the skin structure (collagen and elastin).
Your skin is tireless, working constantly to regenerate itself. A cell is born in the lower layer of the skin, called the dermis, then migrates upward for about two weeks until it reaches the epidermis, the bottom portion of the outermost layer of the skin. The cell spends another two weeks in the epidermis, gradually flattening out and continuing to move toward the surface. Then it dies and is shed. In fact, 2-3 billion skin cells are shed daily. The body expends this effort to replace skin every month because the skin constitutes the first line of defence against dehydration, infection, injuries and temperature extremes.
What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals. Free radicals are damaging compounds in the body that alter cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (including radiation, cigarette smoke, excess ultraviolet light and air pollution) can increase the number of free radicals. Free radicals are believed to contribute to the ageing process.
Vitamin C: This is essential for the healthy production of collagen synthesis required for bone, skin, and tendon formation. Our vitamin C comes from organic Acerola Cherries, the most potent source of natural vitamin C known in the natural world, containing over 30 times more vitamin C than your average orange.
Pine Bark Extract: Certain vitamins and minerals can be called nutritional cosmetics, such is their beneficial impact on the health and vitality of skin, hair and nails. One of the most popular, researched and effective nutritional cosmetics is pine bark extract. Pine bark extract is a naturally-occuring complex of several water-soluble, highly bioavailable, antioxidant nutrients including compounds known as bioflavonoids, fruit acids and proanthocyanidins (OPCs). OPCs effectively protect collagen structures in several ways. They reinforce the collagen matrix of connective tissue, protect against free radical damage, and inhibit collagen damage caused by inflammation and infection.
Vitamin A: The beta carotene used in this formula is a natural source of synergistic carotenoids derived from one of nature's richest sources, the sea algae dunaliella salina. Prolonged vitamin A deficiency results in a number of symptoms including increased rate of infection and the characteristic signs of follicular hyperkeratosis (build-up of cellular debris in the hair follicles, giving the skin a goose-bump appearance; occurs most on the back of the upper arm). Beta carotene appears to act as a natural pre-tanning aid and having protective effects against UV damage. Carotenes are also potent antioxidants.
Selenium: Selenium is a potent antioxidant mineral, needed by the body in trace amounts. Due to intensive farming methods, selenium is largely absent from the soil and therefore not found in our foods at appropriate levels. Selenium is thought to have detoxifying properties, helping the body rid itself of heavy metals including mercury and cadmium.
As a natural supplement, this product is suitable for females from 12 years of age. This product is also suitable for those on a vegan, vegetarian, diabetic and coeliac diet.
An effective and potent daily supplement. Take two capsules with water each day. Ideally take mid-morning when your body is at its most nutritionally receptive. Can be taken without food due to its food-sourced ingredients.
To ensure potency keep in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
Acerola Cherry Powder, Vitamin E preparation, L Seleno Methionine preparation, Pine Bark extract, Vitamin A preparation, Capsule Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.
All of our ingredients are 100% natural, if you have any questions about them then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the contacts page.
“The best example of free radicals accelerating ageing is to look at the skin of either a heavy smoker or a Caucasian sun-worshipper - they are prematurely aged and wrinkled because of free radical damage. The best known antioxidant system is that based on selenium and vitamins A, C and E.”
Dr Sarah Myhill – Chair of British Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine Research Institute
“Keeping your body topped up with enough vitamin C, E and selenium will not only make it difficult for a virus to survive, but renders it much less harmful.”
Patrick Holford, spokesperson on nutrition and health issues and author.