Our Vida Glow Beauty Blend is a nutritious and holistic addition to our marine collagen range, promoting healthy hair, skin and nails as well a healthy body. This blend uses all natural ingredients and is vegetarian friendly.
The Beauty Blend has been designed alongside Vida Glow’s nutritionist to nourish hair, skin and nails from within. The synergy of the super foods and probiotics work to enhance inner and outer glow, providing energy as well as a boost in vital nutrients to optimise wellbeing.
Our Beauty Blend is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, proteins and probiotics, working together to strengthen the immune system and give you a glowing complexion.
Chia seeds and flaxseeds both contain high levels of Omega – 3 fatty acids, important for forming the cellular structure of skin and hair. Omega – 3s support skin suppleness, largely through its ability to enhance moisture retention and promote skin hydration. Omega – 3s are also anti-inflammatory, aiding to reduce skin irritations. Chia seeds and flaxseeds, along with pumpkin seeds, are also high in protein, which is essential for skin, hair and nail growth. Protein is used by our bodies to build and repair tissues and is integral to the structure of all cells, including our skin, hair and nails. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are nine essential amino acids, which must be obtained from food, as our bodies cannot synthesis them. Chia contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a ‘complete’ protein.
Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and raw cacao powder are all high in the vitamins, minerals and trace elements needed for healthy skin, hair and nails. These nutrients contribute to skin cell regeneration, tissue repair and the formulation of collagen and elastin, thus supporting skin structure, reducing visible wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing. The nutrients found in our Vida Glow Beauty Blend ingredients include:
1) Iron; which transports oxygen to tissues to give your skin a healthy glow.
2) Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus needed for strong nails, healthy blood, energy metabolism and overall vitality.
3) Zinc for a healthy immune system needed for the turnover of and repairing of skin cells.
4) Vitamins A and E to protect your cells from free radical damage and to aid your skin and hair to grow, as well as healing skin and scalp from flaking or redness.
5) Biotin which forms the basis of skin, hair and nail cells, as well as assisting in strengthening brittle nails and reducing breaking and splitting.
Probiotics are the good gut essential for health and vitality. Probiotics beneficially affect our bodies by improving the balance of gut flora in the digestive system. Probiotics aid digestion, help the absorption of minerals and strengthens the immune system; all of which is needed for absorption of nutrients for healthy skin and formation and regeneration of collagen.
Antioxidants are vital in the maintenance of healthy cells, especially skin cells. Antioxidant levels in foods are measured by their Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, or ORAC score; the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food. Raw Cacao Beans has the highest ORAC score. Cacao and blueberries, being high in antioxidants (like Vitamin C) neutralise free radicals that consume collagen and elastin (the fibres that support skin structure) and can cause wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing. One serving of Blueberries alone gives you almost 25% of your daily value of vitamin C. Vitamin C assists collagen formation and also maintains healthy gums as well as a healthy immune system. Raw Cacao and Blueberries, due to their strong antioxidant effects, protect the skin from overexposure to the sun and pollution. Blueberries also contain the unique, phenol-like antioxidants pterostilbene and resveratrol, and are a very good source of vitamin K, manganese fibre and copper.
Manuka Honey not only adds a delicious flavour to our Beauty Blend, but what makes Manuka Honey so different is its nutritional profile. Raw honey is already known for its tremendous nutritional and immune boosting abilities, as it is rich in: amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Yet with Manuka Honey, the nutritional content is up to four times that of normal flower honeys.