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The natural active ingredients for beauty by Activa

The natural active ingredients
for beauty by Activa

Skin & Wrinkles

The different layers of the skin and their components are affected by endogenous and environmental factors such as ageing, sunlight exposure, chemicals and mechanical damage.
To maintain and improve the condition of the skin, a variety of skincare products are widely available, but they do not act in depth. Nutrition is known to influence the condition of the skin. Most of what we know of the relationship between nutrients and the dermis comes from the incidence of skin problems due to nutritional deficiencies.  It has been shown that improving the diet improves the condition of the skin[1,2,3]. In particular, one study showed that the wrinkles of elderly people of various ethnic origins living in a sun-exposed area were influenced by the types of food they consumed: 32% of skin variation was predicted by dietary intake.

Research on skin ageing is now focused on cosmetic nutrients, for skin in-depth maintenance and improvement.
As the most abundant protein in the human body, collagen peptide supplementation has been the subject of much research. The effects of a collagen hydrolysate mixture daily intake (including 5 g of type I collagen hydrolysate) on the skin of 25 women with dry, rough skin were studied[4].

After, six weeks of intake, they observed:

  • an increase in the moisture of the cheeks, face, forearms and back of the neck
  • an improvement of viscoelastic properties (elasticity)
  • an improvement of skin smoothness, with less wrinkles and roughness

How to keep your skin looking young?

1 to 2 caps of SkinGlow a day

Hair & Nails

The growth and vitality of the hair depend on the nutrients and hormones the blood carries to its root: the only effective way to deeply and durably act on its health or to “heal” it is therefore to nourish it from within.

Here are 3 of the main factors of hair loss

  • Hormonal imbalance: androgenetic alopecia
    A very common condition that affects about 50% of men. It also affects about 15% of women aged 40 and 75% of women over 65. The cause of this abnormal hair loss is linked to the hyperactivity of an enzyme, 5 alpha-reductase, involved in the transformation of testosterone into Di Hydro Testosterone (DHT).
    An excessively high level of 5 alpha-reductase will result in the modification of the duration of the hair cycles (shortened growth phase), causing first a thinning of the hair, then a progressive and finally e  total disappearance on large areas of the scalp.
  • Oxidation: diffuse alopecia
    Characterised by fine and thinning hair on the entire scalp, it affects mainly women.
    It is most often due to damage caused by free radicals generated by external factors such as pollution, stress, quality of life… Free radicals maintain the inflammation of tissues, promoting the ageing of hair follicle cells (root) and shortening the life cycle of hair.
  • Microcirculation: Deficiency loss
    It is scientifically recognised that a blood nutrient deficiency, can cause abnormal hair loss, called deficiency loss. The blood supply is anaemic, resulting in shorter hair cycles.

Nails are also sensitive to good nutrition, pollution and harsh treatments. Keratin, make up the cell tissues in nails. Stimulating the production of keratin in our body will support healthy growth and strengthen them.

Activa Well Being Hair contains a blend of powerful active ingredients from plants known to fight hair loss, stimulate growth and strengthen nails.

  • Saw Palmetto acts on hair growth
  • Nettle remineralizes and provides essential vitamins
  • Blueberries stimulate and stop oxidation to promote regrowth and growth
  • Watercress and Marigold extracts fight against free radicals and reinforce the quality and vitality of hair and nail by stimulating keratin production.

Manufactured in France using the technology of microgranules, Activa products offer gastroprotection, controlled release, biocompatibility and close to 100% bioavailability.

For optimal beauty results combining Activa SkinGlow with Activa Hair will help repair damaged and tired hair, promote nail strength and act on wrinkles and fine lines from within.

1 to 2 caps of Hair a day

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[1] Boelsma E, Hendriks HFJ, Roza L. Nutritional skin care: health effects of micronutrients and fatty acids. Am J Clin Nutr 2001;73:853–64.
[2] Purba M, Kouris-Blazos A,Wattanapenpaiboon N, et al. Skin wrinkling: can food make a difference? J Am Coll Nutr 2001;20:71–80.

[3] Boelsma E et al, 2003. Human skin condition and its associations with nutrient concentrations in serum and diet. Am J Clin Nutr, Vol. 77, No. 2, 348-355.
[4] Matsumoto H, Ohara H, Ito K, Nakamura Y, Takahashi S. Clinical effect of fish type I collagen hydrolysate on skin properties. ITE Lett Batteries New Technol Med 2006;7:386-390.
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Blueberry, one of Activa’s star ingredient for better blood circulation

Blueberry,
one of Activa’s star ingredient
for better blood circulation

1- Reduction of oxidation

Phenolic compounds in blueberries help to reduce oxidation of blood lipids, the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation of the vascular system (1). A controlled double-blind study against placebo,[2] involving 60 patients with chronic venous insufficiency, showed significant improvement in symptoms after 30 days of treatment with a Blueberry extract (3).

Blueberry helps to stimulate hair growth

Blueberry strengthens scalp capillaries by protecting them against oxidation and improves the contractile functions of vessels thereby improving the supply of nutrients to the hair bulb (root).

By fighting microcirculation problems, blueberry stimulates the vitality of the hair bulb, promotes regrowth and hair growth. Associated with other plants, it also helps to fight against the harmful effect of free radicals.

 

2- Stimulation of microcirculation

Numerous clinical and epidemiological studies have been published on the relationship between the consumption of blueberries and a reduced risk of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases. They indicate that consumption of flavonoids reduces the risk of loss of elasticity of arteries including those of the legs (arteriosclerosis).

Blueberry High in anthocyanins that support blood vessels

Sources:
[1] Gatta L., « Experimental single-blind study: 60 pts with venous insufficiency received bilberry extract equivalent to 173 mg anthocyanins daily of placebo for 30 days », Fitoterapia, 1988, 115:109-116.
[2] [1] Anderson ML1. A! preliminary investigation of the enzymatic inhibition of 5alpha-reduction and growth of prostatic carcinoma cell line LNCap-FGC by natural astaxanthin and Saw Palmetto lipid extract in vitro. J Herb Pharmacother. 2005;5(1):17-26
[3] USDA. USDA database for the flavonoid content of selected foods. 2003.
[4] Kay CD, Holub BJ. The effect of wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) consumption on postprandial serum antioxidant status in human subjects

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