Viridian Beauty Complex
What is Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex?
A combination of vitamins, minerals and plant-based phytonutrients to support the underlying structures of healthy skin, hair and nails. Take daily alongside Viridian's Ultimate Beauty Complex Oil for the ultimate in hair, skin and nails.
Biotin contributes to the maintenance of healthy hair and skin.
Iron can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and supports the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Iron also supports the normal functioning of the immune system. Selenium, an antioxidant mineral, contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails, protecting the cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation for the optimum function of skin, as an antioxidant it also helps in the fight against ageing by free radical-induced oxidative stress. Vitamin C also increases iron absorption.
What ingredients are in Ultimate Beauty Complex?
A synergistic combination of potent vitamins, minerals, natural carotenoids, amino acids and phytonutrients for the maintenance of collagen integrity, offering support to the underlying structures of healthy skin, lustrous hair and strong nails. Take daily alongside Viridian’s 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty Complex Oil for the ultimate in hair, skin and nails.
What does MSM: (methyl sulphonyl methane)do?
is a naturally occurring form of organic sulphur found in all living organisms. It is present at a low concentration in human body fluids and tissue. Research suggests that a minimum concentration in the body may be critical to both normal function and structure.
MSM is found mainly in common foods, including milk (where it is found in high concentrations), meat, fish and a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains. However, when foods are processed, heated, or dried, the essential MSM is readily lost. Therefore, unless a person’s diet is composed primarily of milk and raw foods, it is unlikely that he or she is receiving enough MSM for proper health. Studies have suggested that the level of MSM in the body drops with increasing age.
Sulphur plays an indispensable role in human nutrition that is unfortunately often overlooked. It is an essential dietary component responsible for maintaining the bonds between certain amino acids. It has a critical role in maintaining the integrity of connective tissue.
How does Vitamin C help with beauty?
gentle, non-acidic form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for the healthy production of collagen synthesis required for bone, skin, and tendon formation.
Zinc Ascorbate: Zinc is found in every cell of the body and is a component in over 200 enzymes. In fact, zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral. Several double-blind studies have shown zinc yields similar results to tetracycline in superficial acne and superior results in deeper acne. Zinc is required for the effective release and utilisation of vitamin A from liver storage. Vitamin A is a highly beneficial nutrient in acne treatment protocols.
How does Pine Bark Extract help with beauty?
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 occurring 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.
OPCs have been shown to be effective in cases of psoriasis and the hyper-pigmentation disorder melasma (chloasma).
How does Grape Seed Extract help with beauty?
is also an excellent source of OPCs (see above). Good clinical evidence has also shown OPCs to be effective in treating venous insufficiency, varicose veins, capillary fragility (thread veins) and disorders of the retina. OPCs protect against free-radical damage, suggested to be a major cause of the ageing process. The antioxidant effect is 50 times greater than that of vitamin C and E. A major advantage of these molecules is that they are taken up into the cell membranes and protect against both water- and fat-soluble free-radicals.
does Horsetail Extract help with skin and hair?
Named Horsetail due to its bristly appearance, this herb is rich in silica, an important mineral which strengthens connective tissue, skin, teeth, ligaments, bones, hair and fingernails. This traditional herb has been used since Greek and Roman times for skin inflammation, ulcers and wounds.
Does Iron stop hair loss?
It has been suggested that iron deficiency is related to hair loss.
Iron Bisglycinate is a gentle, non-constipating, chelated iron supplement that has been shown to be four times more bioavailable than the commonly prescribed ferrous sulfate. Research has shown that iron bisglycinate has superior absorption and bioavailability, as it does not irritate the gastrointestinal system.
Why is Beta carotene in a beauty complex?
Carotenoids represent the most widespread group of naturally occurring pigments in nature.
There are over 600 carotenoids with only 30 to 50 having vitamin A activity. Carotenes are intensely coloured (red and yellow) group of fat-soluble compounds. Beta carotene would appear to have the highest pro-vitamin A activity. 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 several 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 via its antioxidant capacity. However, please note that beta carotene will not protect the skin from sunburn and UV protection should be used.
How does Copper help us?
Copper is an essential trace mineral, involved in several key functions including tissue health. Copper is one of the building blocks for collagen and elastin, the proteins that provide structural integrity and elasticity for tissues organs and bones. It is also a component of two important enzymes: Superoxide dismutase (a super antioxidant) and Dopamine beta-hydroxylase – an enzyme that helps regulate the metabolism of vitamin C.
Does Biotin help with hair?
Biotin is one of the more-recently discovered B-vitamins and is best-known as the vitamin that helps produce healthy hair. It also offers benefits to brittle nails.
What does Selenium do?
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.
Dosage – Two capsules daily.
Directions: As a food supplement, take two capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Two vegetarian capsules provide:
|MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane)||950mg|
|Calcium ascorbates and threonates (Ester C) providing: Vitamin C 78mg / Calcium 9mg / Threonic acid 900ug. Zinc ascorbate providing: Zinc 15mg / Vitamin C 80mg|
|Natural beta-carotene/carotenoid mix (D.Salina) providing: Beta carotene 5mg / Cryptoxanthin 76ug / Alpha carotene 316ug / Zeaxanthin 64ug / Lutein 50ug||5mg|
|Pine bark extract (95% OPC)||25mg|
|Grape Seed Extract (95% OPC)||25mg|
|Horsetail Extract (4:1)(2% Silica)Providing Silica 300mcg)||15mg|