Did you know you can boost your skin health by pairing Collagen Elixir™ with these plant-based products?
AMPED Hydrate for adequate hydration
Our skin is the first line of defense in protecting our bodies from environmental exposures and toxins. That’s why healthy skin is important for wellbeing from head to toe.
Good hydration is one of the easiest and most effective ways you can support your overall health, but there is more to optimal hydration than water alone. Research has shown that simply consuming a lot of water will not improve skin health and hydration (1-2).
Properly hydrating with adequate water and electrolytes is key. Electrolytes perform many essential functions in the body, like regulating fluid balance and helping the body absorb water more efficiently (3). AMPED™ Hydrate is a naturally sweetened, refreshing drink mix that provides vitamins C and B complex and supports hydration with electrolyte minerals.
Ionix Supreme to help combat daily stress
Stress is an inevitable part of life. Daily stress takes a toll not only on our health but also on our skin over time (4-5).
As we nourish our skin with Collagen Elixir, we can also help keep it healthy with the balancing, restorative properties of adaptogens. Adaptogen-rich Ionix® Supreme is a daily tonic designed to have stress-modulating effects on the body. It incorporates a select blend of well-studied adaptogens and other unique botanicals, each chosen for their role in supporting physical and mental performance, to aid in stress management (6).
In research conducted by Dr. Israel Brekhman, adaptogens were shown to increase the body’s ability to cope with internal and external stresses while also normalizing body functions and improving the body’s capabilities under stressful and taxing conditions (6). When you add the adaptogens in Ionix Supreme to your stress–management strategy, your natural radiance will shine through.
Organic Greens to nourish your skin
Antioxidant vitamins are important for skin health. Dietary vitamins A and C can help protect skin from the impact of UV-related stress by neutralizing free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation (7).
Beta carotene is a form of antioxidant vitamin A found in orange and dark green vegetables. A diet rich in beta carotene helps to increase the amount of beta carotene in the deep layers of the skin, where it contributes to the skin’s defense against UV rays. Beta carotene not only helps support skin health but also gives your skin a warm, sun-kissed glow without any of the damaging effects of a suntan (8).
One of the best sources of skin-loving nutrients is a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Consuming dark leafy greens and vegetables can help support your skin’s natural defenses against UV rays.
Organic Greens is the perfect superfood experience packed with two full servings of vegetables per scoop. Made from a blend of non-GMO, organic whole vegetables, Organic Greens provide whole foods-based nutrition to help you add more vegetables to your day.
CytoActives for antioxidant protection
CytoActives™ provides potent antioxidant protection and targeted support for skin health along with support for heart, liver, bone, muscle, and brain health. It works to nourish your body at the cellular level using bioactive ingredients intended to help offset factors that contribute to age-related decline. Each softgel contains tocotrienols, a unique, full spectrum form of vitamin E, as well as CoQ10, turmeric, and vitamin D to further support the skin’s defenses against harmful UV rays with nutrients that aid in scavenging free radicals (9).
Over time, free radicals generated by sun exposure damage collagen and elastin in the skin, leading to visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and loss of skin tone, firmness, and elasticity.
Collagen Elixir delivers vitamin C, and CytoActives contains vitamin E in the form of tocotrienols. Together, these powerful antioxidant nutrients can help fight damaging free radicals. Research suggests that people who take vitamin C and E supplements may have better natural protection from UV damage (10, 11). Vitamins C and E are also key in the skin’s natural regeneration process.
No matter what products you choose to pair with Collagen Elixir, Isagenix has options to help you look and feel your best.
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- Tausk FA, Nousari H. Stress and the Skin. Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(1):78–82. doi:10.1001/archderm.137.1.78
- Arck PC, Slominski A, Theoharides TC, Peters EM, Paus R. Neuroimmunology of stress: skin takes center stage. J Invest Dermatol. 2006 Aug;126(8):1697-704. doi: 10.1038/sj.jid.5700104. PMID: 16845409; PMCID: PMC2232898.
- Panossian A, Wikman G. Effects of adaptogens on the central nervous system and the molecular mechanisms associated with their stress-protective activity. Pharmaceuticals 2010; 3: 188-224.
- Sies H, Stahl W. Nutritional protection against skin damage from sunlight. Annu Rev Nutr. 2004;24:173-200. doi: 10.1146/annurev.nutr.24.012003.132320. PMID: 15189118.
- Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ, Whitehead R, Ozakinci G, Perrett D, Collins CE. Fruit, Vegetable and Dietary Carotenoid Intakes Explain Variation in Skin-Color in Young Caucasian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients. 2015;7:5800-5815.
- Schagen SK, Zampeli VA, Makrantonaki E, Zouboulis CC. Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012 Jul 1;4(3):298-307. doi: 10.4161/derm.22876. PMID: 23467449; PMCID: PMC3583891.
- Michels AJ. Vitamin C and Skin Health [internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 Mar 5]. Available from: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-C
- Darr D, Dunston S, Faust H, Pinnell S. Effectiveness of antioxidants (vitamin C and E) with and without sunscreens as topical photoprotectants. Acta Derm Venereol. 1996 Jul;76(4):264-8. doi: 10.2340/0001555576264268. PMID: 8869680.