The utterly delightful Shabir, a brilliant pharmacist and co-founder of Victoria Health https://www.victoriahealth.com/ came to see us on Sunday (with his co-founder Gill who stayed in the bathtub as she is camera shy-but equally full of knowledge). Shabir has a wealth of experience in how our body works, and recommends the best and most effective supplements on the market. Below I have listed all the supplements discussed in the video.
Our largest organ, the skin ages more rapidly than any other organ in our body due to internal and external aggressions.
HA, also known as hyaluronic acid, is required as part of the manufacturing process for collagen and these levels decline with age. HA provides moisture and hydration to our skin whereas collagen is needed for elasticity.
Astaxanthin is an underrated antioxidant that can penetrate every single tissue in our body. When we metabolise food, we produce by-products that effect this cycle. We are constantly faced with damage of free radicals externally and internally and the addition of phospholipids resembles the outer layer of the cell (the membrane)- therefore making the cell less vulnerable to free radicals.
Ceramides are lipid molecules that help protect your skin against external aggression and prevent dehydration. The skin is composed of layers of ceramides and as we age that layer is prone to breakdown allowing external aggressions to enter and cause more damage.
This supplement reduces levels by 20% within 6-8 weeks. An imbalance of hormone production releases cortisol, the stress hormone which prevents the uptake of serotonin, the mood elevating hormone. Fatigue and sleep are big symptoms relating to stress and regular exercise reduces cortisol levels.
This supplement contains an active ingredient Sustamine- used in sports nutrition when you need quick recovery. Its role is to increase glycogen uptake by muscles, our main fuel source that is stored in the liver. This combination elevates energy levels.
Extracts of Magnolia have been found to relax your muscles and reduce cortisol levels in your body. Rhodolia, which is part of that formulation increases Serotin uptake by 30 %. Within this formulation Thianine is derived from green tea- which increases alpha ways to relax your muscles in the brain, elevating your mood without causing tiredness. This supplement is also good for anxiety.
This topic needs more scientific research however what is believed is that you need a broad-spectrum supplement that contains 6/7 strains of bacteria. This will help target the different strains found and therefore provide the role of digestion/immunity.
Hormonal hair loss is associated with a decrease in female hormones, testosterone being the only hormone that is not affected. When the body notes an increase in testosterone levels, it converts it to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which causes inflammation of hair follicles and therefore shrinks the follicles which results in loss of hair. Below are some supplements that help prevent hair loss.
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The contents of this video are not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal direction should be provided by a qualified healthcare practitioner.