The Beauty Benefits
This fruity drink contains selenium, an essential mineral that helps to promote healthy hair and skin. (1) We’ve also added vitamin C which helps to support normal collagen formation (2) and protects cells from the oxidative stress caused by sun exposure and alcohol. 3
We’ve also added coconut water for added hydration.
The Gut Health Benefits
Our Beauty Elixir has digestive benefits too. Our unique formulation includes inulin, a high-fibre prebiotic that helps to grow good bacteria in the gut by feeding it. Without enough good gut bacteria, we can’t digest the nutrients from our food properly. (4) The BBC has studied inulin and sleep. Test subjects reported a reduction in restlessness and an increase in time asleep.
The bio-fermented blend in our Beauty Elixir also includes aloe vera, a plant extract linked to anti-inflammatory and digestion health benefits.
The Gut & Skin: Are They Linked?
Why do we refer to the gut as the ‘second brain?’ This is because an imbalance of gut bacteria can impact your general wellbeing and this includes skin. In fact, poor digestion can make conditions such rosacea and eczema worse. (5) For those with SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth,) the body can react to inflammation with acne.
There are lots of factors that can cause un unhappy gut microbiome, including taking antibiotics, a pre-existing immune condition and diet. Taking prebiotic supplements, eating fermented foods and lowering stress levels can all help to improve gut health.
- Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin.
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin.
- Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.