FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should take supplements? 

Anyone who is interested in their health and supporting skin health should consider taking supplements to ensure that their body is getting all the nutrients they need. Additionally, for individuals with specific skin concerns, our team have developed targeted solutions for problem skin, dry skin, ageing skin and more. Our skin produces 200 million skin cells per hour so it is important that you are making this from a diet rich in nutrients.  

 

Can I take too many supplements? 

First of all, it is important to note that you should not be using supplements to replace a varied and balanced diet. Secondly, it is possible to consume too many supplements, especially if you are combining different brands. The risk here is that you may be getting too much of certain vitamins and minerals. The Advanced Nutrition Programme™ range has been specifically formulated to work in synergy so you can take a few products together and it is perfectly safe. If you are taking other food supplements and have specific queries, please feel free to contact our in house customer services and nutrition team who will endeavour to advise you. 

 
Is it ok to take different supplements at the same time? 

Yes absolutely, combining supplements will not interfere with the way they work, in some cases it can even be beneficial as vitamins and minerals often rely on each other to work properly. This is also why it can be good to take a multivitamin and beneficial bacteria as a foundation and then include other supplements. Please make sure you are taking food supplements with a main meal and not on an empty stomach. 

 
When is the right time of day to take a food supplement?

In general, it is best to take most supplements with food as this is the way nature intended us to digest and absorb nutrients. We recommend that you take supplements with a main meal as this provides for better absorption. This can be lunch or dinner. The important part is that you take your supplements on a daily basis.   

Sometimes it can be hard to get into a routine with this so here are some tips that may help get you in a routine:   

  • Set a daily reminder on your phone.
  • Keep your supplements in a draw at work or on your desk so they are easily accessible.
  • Use one of our Advanced Nutrition Programme™ travel tins to make sure you always have your daily supply with you.
  • Consider our Skin Boxes such as Skin Ultimate which has convenient daily, tear-off pods which act as your daily supplement dose.

 

What supplements will be right for me? 

All our products are searchable on our website by skin concerns and there is a short skin consultation to guide you in the right direction. If you are still unsure, please contact us for advice.

 

How long do I take a supplement before deciding if it works or not? 

This is a complex question and can involve many factors that affect the outcome. To simplify, every person is unique and individual so results will vary from person to person. As a general rule we find that people start to notice a difference around 12 weeks (based on our in-house studies done in our Skin Research Centre). For some supplements it may be quicker, for example with our Skin Omegas+ and Skin Youth Biome™ individuals have noticed a result within 7 days. In contrast our Skin Accumax™ optimal results are achieved after a minimum period of 14 weeks. Skin cells in the epidermis turnover every 28 days so you may not notice a difference in your skin immediately, but you may notice improvements in wellbeing and energy first.

 

Is it ok to take supplements one day but not the next? 

For best results consistency is key so we recommend that you take your food supplements on a daily basis. If you forget to take your supplements for one day that is fine, just continue to take them again the next day. There is no need to double up.

 

Is it safe for children to take supplements? 

It is safe for children to take specifically formulated supplements for children. Our range of supplements have been designed for 16 years and over. 

 
Are your supplements suitable for vegans? 

The ingredients listing for each product states whether it's suitable for vegans. 

 
Are your supplements suitable for vegetarians? 

The ingredients listing for each product states whether it's suitable for vegetarians. 

 

Do you test on animals? 

No, we do not test on animals.   

 

I have trouble swallowing tablets and capsules, what do I do? 

As a general rule of thumb, supplements are available in capsule, softgel or tablet format For capsules, our Experts recommend that you can break these apart and mix the powder in with some food like yoghurt or into a glass of juice, and if you can stand the taste you can even mix it in some water. Just remember to eat/drink the mixture straight away as the capsule is designed to protect the ingredients from light and air and once this is removed, they will start to degrade.  Regarding tablets, you can break in half or even crush into a powder and mix into food. 

 
I feel nauseous after taking supplements, what should I do? 

This can be perfectly normal if you are taking supplements on an empty stomach or on a meal that doesn’t contain enough food e.g.: a slice of toast.  Make sure are taking supplements with a main meal that contains some oil or fat for better absorption. 

 

Why should you take supplements? Can’t you get all the nutrients you need from food? 

In an ideal world, we should get all our nutrients from food but sadly, this can be challenging. Due to changes in farming and changes in supply chain processes such as storage and processing of food, the nutritional content of food has diminished.

 An analysis by the UK Department of Agriculture reveals that the amount of magnesium in vegetables has dropped by 24% in just the past 70 years. Calcium has dropped by 27%. The iron in meat has fallen by 54%. Selenium (a key antioxidant) in fresh food is down by 50%.  

 The National Diet and Nutrition Survey carried out in Great Britain on behalf of the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health reveals that a considerable percentage of women aged 19-64 are not getting the recommended daily amount of many vitamins and minerals and 59% don’t even get the recommended amount of vitamin A. 

 

What does NRV on the product label mean?

There are many abbreviations in the world of nutrition and food supplements so it can be confusing to understand labelling the abbreviation RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) has been commonly used on food supplement labels and this term has been replaced with NRV which is an abbreviation of ‘Nutrient Reference Value’. NRV’s are set for 13 vitamins and 14 minerals for the purposes of food labelling and are EU guidance levels on the daily amount of vitamin or mineral that the average healthy person needs to prevent deficiency. 

Food supplement labels list the ingredients included in the product and give the proportion of the NRV value (% NRV) that is contained within the supplement e.g. vitamin C, 80mg, 100% NRV.

 

Do I need to worry if the %NRV is over a 100%? 

No, the NRV is just an average guidance level.  When formulating our products we adhere to a stringent set of rules for safe amounts of nutrients that is provided by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). Our product labels are also reviewed by HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers Association) to make sure we fall within the EU legislation and our experienced team ensure alignment with legislation in other countries worldwide 

 

Can supplements interact with prescribed medications? 

Yes, they can. If you are on any prescribed medications please check with your Doctor or Health Care Professional if you can take the specific food supplement you are thinking of alongside your medication.

 

Are there any differences between food supplements and medications? 

Yes, Advanced Nutrition Programme™food supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Medications are specifically designed to treat diseases and are prescribed by doctors and pharmacists.  

 

Can I trust the health claims made on the product label? 

Yes you can. All our claims that we make on our products are authorised EFSA claims. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is responsible for evaluating the scientific evidence supporting health claims 

 

How do I know that the ingredients listed on the label are actually in the product? 

As demonstrated in our Brand Story section, quality is key pillar of Advanced Nutrition Programme™. As a result, we meticulously

 triple test each and every batch produced to make sure that you are getting exactly what it says on the label. For more information about our quality procedures please visit our Brand Story section.

 

How do I tell that I’m getting a good quality food supplement? 

As with most things in life, quality comes with a cost. The cheapest supplements are usually less expensive for a reason due to ingredient selection, potency and testing. In general, heaper forms of nutrients may not be easily absorbed, or lower amounts are used. Many unnecessary bulking agents and excipients may be added. Testing each batch to ensure that the right levels of nutrients are in each capsule is an enormously expensive process and will affect the price. Most food supplement manufacturers don’t do this and there is no requirement in the industry to actually test. 

A great barometer for quality is with Omega-3 essential fatty acid ingredient. Omega 3 is from fish and reputable companies will list on the label that the oil has been checked for impurities (e.g pollutants from the sea), has been purified or something like this. If it’s not on the label, chances are that this hasn’t been done.  

The label should list the value of all the nutrients as well as list the full ingredients. The more information on the ingredient list the better. 

We encourage individuals to seek information on eco and sustainability standards of manufacturers which showcases a dedication to the health of our planet and you.

For more information about our quality procedures please visit our Brand Story section.  

 
Are all food supplements tested to make sure they are effective? 

No, this is not an industry requirement so brands that do test go above and beyond. The team at Advanced Nutrition Programme™ engage in strict testing procedures which exceed industry requirements, and full information is featured on our Brand Story section. The team also complete case studies to showcase results on various skin parameters and invite you to visit our Skin Research section to discover full details and results  

 
Is there any research that demonstrates that taking oral supplements for skincare has benefits over traditional topical application such as moisturizers? 

Research from the British Journal of Nutrition in 2006 concludes that taking oral supplements has many benefits over topical application. It supports the importance of supplements that feed skin over the entire body, in an easily absorbable form and which can nourish even the deeper layers of the skin. As a general rule of thumb, the team support a 360 degree skin care programme which combines supplements with high quality professional treatments, topical skincare and make-up.  

 

How is combining supplements with topical skincare treatments more effective than using topical treatments alone? 

A recent report from the British Journal of Nutrition reported that taking supplements has advantages over creams for skin care: the nutrients are more absorbable; the nutrients reach skin cells all over the body (not just where you put the cream) and nourish even the deepest layers of skin where creams can’t reach. We encourage a 360 degree approach to skincare by combining supplements and healthy diet with high quality treatments, topical skincare and make-up. Remember, the skin is the last organ to actually receive vitamins and minerals, as the body prioritises other organs like the brain, heart, muscles, etc. So, if the diet is low in nutrients, the skin will suffer first. 

 

How are the nutrients guaranteed to reach the skin and not go to organs first? 

Your body will always prioritise nutrients to go to the organs that keep you alive such as your heart and brain, especially if you are deficient in certain ones. That said, there have been research studies done on how long it takes for certain vitamins to reach the skin and for some of them it's been shown to be as little as 12 hours to appear in the epidermis, for others it can be longer than 21 days. When it comes to developing our Advanced Nutrition Programme™ products, our team select nutrients with an affinity for skin such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin A and D, omega 3 and 6, plant extracts and many others.  All our product combinations are based on research from independent clinical studies and our own internal studies in our Skin Research Centre to make sure that we are having an impact on skin and invite you to discover more at our Skin Research section. Remember as well that if you are taking one of our products on a daily basis (along with a healthy, varied diet) then you are providing your body with enough nutrients to feed your internal organs and your skin at the same time. 

 
How do I know I am absorbing supplements? 

Firstly, I think we need to discuss the dissolution rate of the capsules. Our capsules are guaranteed to dissolve in the stomach within 30 minutes although we know that they often dissolve within 2 to 11 minutes. This means that the contents of the nutrients in the capsules are released into the stomach within minutes of swallowing.

Regarding absorption of nutrients, this depends on many things. In fact research suggests that we may absorb between 10% and 90% of the vitamins and minerals we consume through food and supplements depending on age, stress, foods eaten, gut health to name a few.

We know that the best way to get the most from you supplements to take them with a main meal. And for those people who are particularly interested in absorbing, then they should minimise or avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. 

 

Are high doses of vitamin A safe? 

The amount in our Skin Vit A supplement is regarded as safe. Two slices of calves liver contains 120,000ius, to put this in perspective our capsule contains 5000ius which falls within industry recommended upper safety limits while still being at a level suitable to support skin health. 

Pregnant women, or women planning to become pregnant, should not take vitamin A except on the advice of their doctor or ante-natal clinic. 

 

What are antioxidants and what are the benefits of taking supplements containing them? 

Antioxidants are special nutrients that protect us from harmful toxins called oxidants or free radicals, which damage cells, accelerate ageing and cause disease.  

These by-products of oxygen are like the ‘sparks’ that emanate from anything that’s burnt, including cigarettes, petrol and fried or barbecued food. Even the process we use to ‘burn’ food for energy inside our body cells end up making a bucketful of oxidants every year. 

Antioxidants are like fireproof gloves, catching the sparks and protecting us. Each antioxidant becomes ‘hot’ and passes the oxidant to another until there is no more danger – so they work cooperatively.  

The key players are vitamin E (seeds, nuts and fish); vitamin C (fruits and vegetables); vitamin A and beta-carotene (orange or red foods); glutathione (onions and garlic); and anthocyanidins (berries and beetroot). You can top these up with an all-round antioxidant supplement that contains each of the above.

 

PRODUCT QUESTIONS

 

SKIN ACCUMAX:

 

What does Skin Accumax™ contain?

Skin Accumax™ contains a synergistic blend of vitamins A, C, E and a plant nutrient found in broccoli.

Can males and females take Skin Accumax™?

Yes, we've seen it have positive effects on both sexes.

Is there anyone who should not take it?

Anyone under the age of 16 and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who are planning pregnancy should not take Skin Accumax™.

Why is Skin Accumax™ not suitable for children?

People under the age of 16 are classed as children. We don’t perform tests on children so we cannot safely recommend that children take the supplements.

Is it OK for people under 16?

We cannot recommend Skin Accumax™ for anyone under the age of 16.  People under the age of 16 are classed as children and the ingredients haven’t been tested or approved for children or pregnant women.

Does Skin Accumax™ really work?

Everyone is different so the only way to find out if it works for you is to take the course.  However, I can tell you that we've seen amazing results - even with people who've had skin issues for a long time and have tried other topical and oral remedies.

How long does it take to see results with Skin Accumax™?

Every person is different; some people start to see improvements within a couple of weeks while others take three months or more. This is why we recommend that you initially take Skin Accumax™ for at least 14 weeks.

How soon will I see results?

It's different for everyone. Some people start to experience improvements with Skin Accumax™ within a couple of weeks while others take three months or more.  However, we recommend you stay on the program for a minimum of 14 weeks. After that, many people choose to take dosage for several months for the best results. After this time, you may wish to reduce one capsule twice a day. Do not exceed stated dosage.

Is Skin Accumax™ good for anti-aging?

Skin Accumax™ contains both vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is important for the maintenance of or normal skin while vitamin C contributes to collagen formation. Healthy collagen keeps skin looking young.  We do have other products specifically geared towards anti-ageing, please connect with our customer service team to discuss your specific skin concerns.

Will Skin Accumax™ help with my scarring?

Skin Accumax™ helps to address problem skin. How effective it will be in reducing existing scarring I cannot say.  Certainly the ingredients contained in the Skin Accumax are beneficial for overall skin health. Please connect with our customer services team to discuss your specific skin concerns.

When should I take Skin Accumax™?

You will get the best results if you spread the capsules out during the day.  We recommend taking two capsules with breakfast and two with dinner.  Vitamins work best with food.  If you cut down to two capsules take them with breakfast or dinner.  You may spread them out, if you wish.

What happens if I forget to take them?

Just continue taking the recommended daily dose as normal.  There is no need to compensate for missed capsules.  It’s okay to take all of your capsules in the evening if you forget in the morning.

Is it okay to take more?

We don’t recommend more than four a day.

What do the nutrients in Skin Accumax™ do?

They work with the skin to help balance the quantity and quality of sebum production as well as the overall health of the body and skin. 

Is Skin Accumax™ suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

Yes it is suitable.

Is Skin Accumax™ gluten free?

Yes

Can Skin Accumax™ make my spots worse?

Skin Accumax™ contains a plant nutrient which is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower & Brussel sprouts.  These vegetables are known to exert a mild detoxifying effect. So you may experience some detoxifying reactions.  These shouldn’t last that long.  Do remember to drink plenty of water and eat more fibre from fruits and vegetables to improve excretion of any toxins.

 

Is it possible that Skin Accumax™ can change the colour of my urine?

Yes, sometimes you may notice that your urine colour can change to a brown colour when you first start taking Skin Accumax™.  This is perfectly normal.

 

If I’m on any medication may I take Skin Accumax™?

If you are on any medication you should always check with your doctor before you take any supplements.

 

What other products are great to combine with Skin Accumax™?

Skin Accumax™ works very well with Skin Clear Biome, Skin Vitality and Skin Omegas+. For any other skin concerns, please contact us for advice.

 

In what countries is Skin Accumax™ available to purchase?

Every individual country has its own regulations on food supplements from packaging to ingredient levels, from recommendation to production credentials. Supplements are an evolving and innovative industry with regulations and rules updated continually.

Skin Accumax™ is available in numerous countries worldwide including UK, Ireland, USA and Canada. One of the innovative ingredients within Skin Accumax™ may not currently be recognised by your local authorities as a food supplement. Please connect with us to find our local distributors for the brand in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg or France or for any other questions on this.

 

SKIN CLEAR BIOME™

Where do we source our bacteria strains from and where are they cultivated?

Our strains are sourced and cultivated from a specialist probiotic manufacture. This company has been producing strains since 1923 and is one of the top innovators in research and production of the microbiome.

 

Are the bacteria strains in Skin Clear Biome™ different to the ones in Skin Youth Biome?

Yes they are different, the strains in the Skin Clear Biome are:
 
Lactobacillus paracasei, Lafti® L26 AF,

Bifidobacterium bifidum, Rosell®-71 (R0071),
Lactobacillus helveticus, Lafti® L10 ND,
Saccharomyces boulardii 

 

We have also added zinc to this formulation to support immunity and wound healing.

 

Why did we choose these bacterial strains in Skin Clear Biome™?

We were looking at strains that addressed the different factors that contribute to problem skin such as increased sebum, hyperkeratinisation, stress and inflammation. We wanted to support gut health too as this is integral to healthy skin.

 

Can I take Skin Youth Biome and Skin Clear Biome™ together?

Yes you can, or if you wish to do so you can alternate – one month take Skin Clear Biome™ and the next month take Skin Youth Biome.  Diversity is key when it comes to different types of bacteria.

 

Can I take Skin Youth Biome™ and Skin Clear Biome together?

Yes you can, or if you wish to do so you can alternate – one month take Skin Clear Biome™ and the next month take Skin Youth Biome.  Diversity is key when it comes to different types of bacteria.

 

What products are best to use alongside Skin Clear Biome™ to help with my problem skin?

We recommend combining Skin Clear Biome™ with Skin Accumax™ and Skin Vitality for best results. Skin Clear Biome™ can be combined with any of our Daily Skin Health products too.

 

Why does the label say soy and dairy?

Dairy and Soya are used in the fermentation (manufacturing) process – the bacteria use these as food during the growing process. Although it goes through a filtration process a number of times, small traces of milk proteins and soya may remain, so would not be suitable for those with a severe milk allergy (to milk proteins).  It is however, suitable for those with a lactose intolerance.  People allergic to soya should also avoid.

 

Why have you used 5 billion CFU’s and is that enough bacteria since other products have much higher doses in the 20 billion range.
There are two parts to this question and the first answer to this is all about the quality of the manufacturing and packaging process.  If you note on our label it says that there are 5 billion CFU’s (Colony Forming Units) by the end of the best before date. 

Bacterial strains are very sensitive to a number of environmental factors and most of the time when you see products that have over the 20 billion range it is because they are accounting for the bacteria dying off along the way, many of them do not guarantee a certain number by the end of the best before date.  You will most often see that the label will say ’20 billion at time of manufacture’, which may sound appealing at first but it does not guarantee the number of bacteria at the time of purchase.  We can guarantee this due to our superior manufacturing process and the nitrogen flushing of the pod that the capsules are housed in.

 

The second point on this is down to recent research that says it is not the number or billions that count but the actual combination of strains and their specific properties.

 

Is Skin Clear Biome™ ok when trying to get pregnant and while pregnant? 

There are no contraindications with Skin Clear Biome™ and pregnancy. If there are any contraindications or warnings that this will be listed on the label.


I’ve started taking Skin Clear Biome™ and I’m experiencing some bloating and stomach ache. Why would Skin Clear Biome™ cause this reaction?

Sometimes when someone has an imbalance of bad to good bacteria in their gut they can experience what we call a ‘die off’ effect, especially when taking a good quality probiotic.  This means that the good bacteria are battling it out with the bad bacteria to a certain extent and this can create some extra gas and stomach pain.  This is actually a good sign as it means it’s shifting something in the gut and working at rebalancing the microbiome!

The rule to stick to here if someone experiences this is to GO SLOW.  Keep taking the Skin Clear Biome™ but start slowly.  Take 1 every second day or third day instead and see how this goes, if this is well tolerated then do this for 3 to 4 weeks and then slowly increase again until you reach the recommended dosage of 1 per day.

 

Do I need to put Skin Clear Biome™ in the fridge?

No, there is no need to refrigerate the Skin Clear Biome™.  Our product is produced in a very specific way that enables it to be stored on the shelf, in your bag or on your desk at work.  Please do note the label storage instructions.  Store below 25 ⁰C, in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.

 

When is the best time of day to take Skin Clear Biome™?

You can take Skin Clear Biome™ at any time of the day.  The best is to take it with a meal (or 20 to 30 minutes before a meal) so that the food can act as a buffer, further protecting the probiotics from stomach acid.  Do NOT mix it into a hot drink like coffee or tea as this will destroy the bacteria.

 

Will stomach acid destroy the live bacteria?

No. Our strains have been specifically researched and we have included ones that have been shown to survive the transit through the stomach.

 

Is Skin Clear Biome™ suitable for vegans or vegetarians?

Skin Youth Biome™ is only suitable for vegetarians.  This is not a vegan product because it may contain traces of dairy in it.

 

Should I use Skin Clear Biome™ instead of Skin Accumax™?

Skin Clear Biome™ is not a replacement for Skin Accumax™, it has been designed to work WITH Skin Accumax™.  If you have problem skin then it is still best to start with Skin Accumax™ and then combine it with Skin Clear Biome™ and our Skin Vitality.

 

How long can I take Skin Clear Biome™ for?

There are no time limits for taking a probiotic.  You can take Skin Clear Biome™ indefinitely.  What you can do is alternate between Skin Clear Biome™ and Skin Youth Biome.  Remember the more diversity you can have with strains, the better it will be for your skin and your health.

 

How does taking Skin Clear Biome compare to eating live yoghurt?

Most yoghurt undergoes a pasteurisation process, which kills off the bacteria, so bacteria has to be added back in again.  The amount in yoghurt will never equate to the 5 billion we have in a capsule.  You should absolutely include fermented foods in your diet alongside taking the Skin Clear Biome™, again it comes back to diversity – the more different types of strains that you can have the better.

 

If I am on medication can I take the Skin Clear Biome™?

When using any medication, topical or oral, they should consult with their GP first.

 

SKIN YOUTH BIOME:

 

Where do we source the bacterial strains from and where are they cultivated?
Our strains are sourced and cultivated from a specialist probiotic manufacturer. This company has been producing strains since 1923 and is one of the top innovators in research and production of the microbiome.

 

Why does the label say soy and dairy? 

Dairy and Soya are used in the fermentation (manufacturing) process – the bacteria use these as food during the growing process. Although it goes through a filtration process a number of times, small traces of milk proteins and soya may remain, so would not be suitable for those with a severe milk allergy (to milk proteins).  It is however, suitable for those with a lactose intolerance.  People allergic to soya should also avoid.

 

Why have you used 5 billion CFU’s and is that enough bacteria since other products have much higher doses in the 20 billion range.
There are two parts to this question and the first answer to this is all about the quality of the manufacturing and packaging process.  If you note on the label it says that there are 5 billion CFU’s (Colony Forming Units) by the end of the best before date. 

Bacterial strains are very sensitive to a number of environmental factors and most of the time when you see products that have over the 20 billion range it is because they are accounting for the bacteria dying off along the way, many of them do not guarantee a certain number by the end of the best before date.  You will most often see that the label will say ’20 billion at time of manufacture’, which may sound appealing at first but it does not guarantee the number of bacteria at the time of purchase.  We can guarantee this due to our superior manufacturing process and the nitrogen flushing of the pod that the capsules are housed in.

 

The second point on this is down to recent research that says it is not the number or billions that count but the actual combination of strains and their specific properties.

 

Is Skin Youth Biome ok when trying to get pregnant and while pregnant? 

There are no contraindications with Skin Youth Biome and pregnancy. Remember that if there are any contraindications or warnings that this will be listed on the label.


Can taking Skin Youth Biome occasionally cause stomach pains?

Sometimes when someone has an imbalance of bad to good bacteria in their gut they can experience what we call a ‘die off’ effect, especially when taking a good quality probiotic.  This means that the good bacteria are battling it out with the bad bacteria to a certain extent and this can create some extra gas and stomach pain.  This is actually a good sign as it means it’s shifting something in the gut and working at rebalancing the microbiome!

The rule to stick to here if you experience this is to GO SLOW.  Keep taking the Skin Youth Biome but start slowly.  Take 1 every second day or third day instead and see how this goes. If this is well tolerated then do this for 3 to 4 weeks and then slowly increase again until you reach the recommended dosage of 1 per day.

 

Do I need to put Skin Youth Biome in the fridge?

No, there is no need to refrigerate Skin Youth Biome.  Our product is produced in a very specific way that enables it to be stored on the shelf, in your bag or on your desk at work.  Please do note the label storage instructions though – Store below 25 ⁰C, in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.

 

When is the best time of day to take Skin Youth Biome?

You can take Skin Youth Biome at any time of the day.  We recommend to take it with a meal so that the food can act as a buffer, further protecting the probiotics from stomach acid.

 

Will stomach acid not destroy the live bacteria?

Our strains have been specifically researched and we have included ones that have been shown to survive the transit through the stomach.

 

Is Skin Youth Biome suitable for vegans or vegetarians?

Skin Youth Biome is only suitable for vegetarians.  This is not a vegan product due to the fact that it may contain traces of dairy in it.

 

Why did we choose the specific bacterial strains that are in Skin Youth Biome?
 We looked at strains that address the different factors that contribute to ageing such as stress, free radicals and the reduction of collagen and elastin.

 

Skin Youth Biome capsules fortify the skin's natural defences. Does that mean that the live strains in it reach the skin and balance the skins microbiome and therefore it's immune system?

This is an excellent question! We are only beginning to understand the enormous impact the microbiome has on our whole body and the way different parts of the body communicate with each other.  The live strains don't go directly to your skin and all probiotics work in and on the gut. Probiotic bacteria are amazing little chemical manufacturing plants. They break down dietary fibres and convert them into a wide range of compounds that are referred to as metabolites.  It is these metabolites that have a health impact in the body. Various strains produce different metabolites and therefore different effects.  Skin Youth Biome is specifically formulated with strains whose metabolites have shown beneficial effects for the skin.

 

SKIN OMEGAS+

What fish is used to make the gelatine softgel for the Skin Omegas+?

The fish gelatine for the capsule is extracted from Swai and Tilapia skin (farmed).

 

Do I need to be worried about the amount of vitamin A in the Skin Omegas+?

No. The amount of vitamin A contained in 2 softgels (recommended daily amount) is 400 IU’s (international units) or 120 µg (micrograms).  This level is well within the Nutrient Reference Value for the UK. There are no toxicity concerns with regards to this level of vitamin A.

 

Are Skin Omegas+ safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes they are.  It is always good to inform your midwife or medical advisor of any food supplements that you are taking during your pregnancy.

 

PRODUCT COMPARISONS

What’s the difference between Skin Accumax™ and Skin Clear Biome™?

Skin Accumax™ and Skin Clear Biome™ are completely different formulas and work in different ways. Irrespective of skin concern, our Head of Nutrition advocates partnering daily multivitamin and beneficial bacteria which support overall skin, body, gut and well-being to any skin supplement from Advanced Nutrition Programme™.  For problem or stressed skin, our R&D team recommend Skin Clear Biome (gut and skin health) and Skin Vitality (multivitamin) to be used with our targeted and patented skin solution Skin Accumax™.  Just like a topical skin care regime, Advanced Nutrition Programme™ is designed to layer supplements together to optimise benefits.

 

What is the difference between Skin Youth Biome and Skin Clear Biome™?

While both formulas feature skin friendly bacteria, they are distinctly different formulas.

Skin Youth Biome fuses together four different bacteria strains with vitamin C.

Inspired by the results of Skin Youth Biome, our R&D embarked on a project to look at the underlying factors causing problem and stressed skin then researched specific strains of skin friendly bacteria that could help support these factor = the result is the patent-pending Skin Clear Biome™ formula with four new bacterial strains (lactobacillus paracasei, lactobacillus helveticus, bifidobacterium bifidum, saccharomyces boullardii) and zinc.

 

Remember! Diversity is at the core of beneficial bacteria so our Head of Nutrition does recommend use of both Skin Clear Biome™ and Skin Youth Biome together - especially for those looking for a new year reset

 

What is the difference between your Omega 3 food supplement and the Skin Omegas+ food supplement?

The Skin Omegas+ contain omega 3, omega 6, vitamin A and GLA from evening primrose oil.  Omega 3 food supplements just contain Omega 3.

 

PRODUCTS SAFE TO TAKE DURING PREGNANCY

The following ADVANCED NUTRITION PROGRAMME™ products are safe to take:

Omega 3
Skin Omegas+
Skin Vitality
Skin Youth Biome
Skin Clear Biome
Skin Vit C
Digest Pro
Probiotic Powder
Vitamin C Plus

 

PRODUCTS SUITABLE FOR VEGARTARIANS AND VEGANS

ADVANCED NUTRITION PROGRAMME™ products suitable for Vegetarians are:

Skin Vit A+ 60 capsules

Skin Antioxidant 60 capsules

Skin Complete 120/240 capsules

Skin Collagen Support 60 capsules

Skin Vit C 60 capsules

Skin Youth Biome 60 capsules

Skin Clear Biome 60 capsules

Skin Accumax 60/120/180 capsules
Skin Vitality 60 capsules
Colostrum-C 60 capsules

Immunity Intelligence
Skin Pure
Digest Pro

Glutamine Powder
Metabolic Support
Nail Science

Probiotic powder

Vitamin C Plus

 

ADVANCED NUTRITION PROGRAMME™ products suitable for Vegans:

Skin Antioxidant 60 capsules

Skin Collagen Support 60 capsules

Skin Vit C 60 capsules
Skin Accumax 60/120/180 capsules

Skin Pure
Skin Vitality 60 capsules
Digest Pro
Glutamine Powder
Metabolic Support
Nail Science

Vitamin C Plus