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Olive Leaf Extract (Olea Europeae L.)

Olive Leaf Extract (Olea Europeae L.)

The fruit of the olive tree and the wonderful oil that is produced from the olives not only transport us to the wonderful temperate climate and beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean, but they have long been revered for their health giving properties associated to the Mediterranean diet.  As well as the fruit and oils from the tree providing us with medicinal benefit, the leaves from the tree are also powerhouses for our health with properties especially relating to the health of our immune system.  This is why we feature the finest quality extract in Defence. Olive leaf is a rich source...

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Quercetin

Quercetin features in Defence so we wanted to share a little more with our ingredient focus on this nutrient.  Quercetin is a flavonoid found in many foods such as apples, green tea, onions and berries.  Interestingly, capers are also extremely rich in this compound! Quercetin is known for its antioxidant activity in scavenging free radicals with studies reporting its activity relating to:  Stimulation of the immune system Antiviral activity Inhibition of histamine release hence its anti-allergic properties Anti-inflammatory activity through decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokines Beneficial effects on the gut environment through modulation of the intestinal microbiota profile  Quercetin has been much...

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Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark)

Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark)

Pycnogenol is an extract from the bark of the French Maritime Pine Trees, researched for its anti-inflammatory benefit as a source of powerful antioxidants such as catechin and epicatechin.  Studies have shown it to be several times more powerful than vitamin C and vitamin E.  And even more impressive is that it recycles vitamin C and regenerates vitamin E, increasing the efficacy of the internal antioxidant systems for protection from free radicals[i]. Here’s a little insight from scientific studies about what pycnogenol does for the skin and why it features as a hero ingredient in Glow, our advanced formula for healthy...

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MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

MSM is a key ingredient in Glow, our most advanced formula for Skin, Hair and Nails.  Targeted not only for radiance from within but also to tackle problematic skin conditions such as acne, spot prone skin, eczema and psoriasis.  Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occuring organosulfur compound, a source of the essential mineral sulphur, often referred to as the ‘beauty mineral’ and the ‘healing mineral’. Studies have proven it is sufficiently effective in reducing the facial signs of ageing even at a low doses. Benefits to the skin include: Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes. Reduce fine lines & wrinkles...

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