Have you ever heard of that old saying, “you are what you eat”? Well it’s definitely true in the case of what you eat (and supplement!) will make a big difference to the balance of bacteria inside your gut, and consequently your health. Trillions of microorganisms in the lower intestinal tract play a vital role in helping us to digest food, fight harmful bacteria and regulate the immune system. An imbalance in the “good” bacteria can be caused by stress, illness, poor nutritional choices, certain medications and antibiotics to name but a few.
As stated in Patrick Holford’s book “The Optimum Nutrition Bible”, proven benefits of probiotic consumption include:
• Improving digestion
• Producing vitamins
• Hormone regulation
• Boosting immunity and resistance to infections
• Relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Many studies have shown that the health of microorganisms in the intestines extends far beyond the gut and can have a major impact on the skin. Strong links have been connected between the imbalance of gut bacteria and acne, rosacea, inflammation in the skin, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
When the gut becomes unbalanced, probiotics can help to replenish the levels of “good” bacteria. A multitude of studies have shown beneficial outcomes of probiotic ingestion in the prevention and/or treatment of skin conditions. Consumption of high-quality probiotics has been recorded to have a positive impact on disturbed skin barrier function such as a decrease in trans epidermal water loss, reduced skin sensitivity, reduction of skin inflammation and accelerated wound healing.
Skin Youth Biome, developed by Advanced Nutrition Programme is a unique and potent blend of beneficial bacterial strains which naturally reside in the gut. It has been developed not only to benefit the health of the gastrointestinal tract, but specifically to target the skin. The combination of bacterial strains in this product is patented and will not be found in any other probiotic formulas. Together with the addition of vitamin C, this blend supports digestive health, the immune system, provides antioxidant protection to fight free radicals, improve skin hydration and support a supple, more youthful complexion.
A 12 week pilot study concluded*:
43% improvement in hydration levels
25% reduction in trans epidermal water loss
26% reduction in wrinkle depth
*participants were not on any topical skincare regime
Using advanced microencapsulated technology, each capsule is surrounded in a protective coating composed of plant fibres to ensure that the live bacteria survive the stomach acid and are released into the gut where they are required. Furthermore, rigorous testing carried out by Advance Nutrition Programme guarantee’s that 5 billion cultures are present right up to the end of shelf life. Unlike many good probiotics currently on the market, Skin Youth Biome does not need to be refrigerated, which is especially convenient for those who travel frequently.
How to take:
Take 1 a day with a meal
Suitable for vegetarians – Gluten-free -Free from yeast, artificial colourings & flavourings
Allergen Note: Contains Milk & Soy