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84 INSIDER September/October 2017 stress. B complex vitamins, specifi cally vitamins B2, B6 and B5 (pantothenic acid), play essential roles in supporting the metabolism to more effectively manage the effects of internal or external stresses by improving the adaptation to and recovery from stressful events—in turn supporting a healthier balance of the stress hormones. 7,8 Sunlight also can rapidly speed the aging of the skin through excessive oxidative stress and the formation of toxic free radicals. Vitamin D3, the sunshine vitamin, can reduce excessive oxidative skin stress from sunlight exposure and support healthy skin structure and function. 9 Support of the collagen skin proteins can help maintain a youthful vibrancy and elasticity to the skin structures. The amino acids proline and lysine and the mineral silica improve and support collagen protein synthesis and aid in maintaining healthy collagen integrity for a more youthful appearance to the skin. The herbal extracts from gotu kola and hawthorn berry also support healthy skin collagen formation. 10 Silica also increases the rate of collagen protein production and supports skin antioxidant protection. In addition, silica supports the integrity of the collagen proteins by reducing the rate of collagen breakdown. 11 Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) supplies vital sulfur compounds that contribute to healthy collagen protein stability, supports healthy skin detoxifi cation and protects the skin from the negative effects of excessive oxidative free radical stress. 12 The many muscles that make up the face and neck have a large role in maintaining a youthful tone and skin appearance. DMAE is a direct precursor to acetylcholine, and gives strength, tone and resilience to the muscles. Research that evaluated the effects of DMAE formulations on human skin found that "DMAE- supplemented formulation led to increased dermal thickness and also induced increase in collagen fi ber thickness, suggesting DMAE action is related to its effects on the dermis and showed hydration effects on the skin." 13 Proper hydration of the skin tissues contributes to optimal health and function of the skin cells to maintain a youthful metabolism, elasticity, tone and detoxifi cation. Sodium hyaluronate is a mucopolysaccharide that supports cellular hydration, especially in the skin and connective cells, which can also directly support healthy skin tone, elasticity and a healthy fullness to the skin tissues. 14 Jack Grogan is chief science offi cer for Uckele Health & Nutrition (uckele.com). He is a recognized expert in hair mineral analysis, a valuable tool in determining the causes of nutritional imbalances or defi ciencies. With considerable experience in the fi elds of biology, biochemistry and nutrition, he has been infl uential in the development of hundreds of proprietary nutritional formulas and programs. exclusively from Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. ® Injuv ® is a skincare nutraceutical that moisturizes from the inside out, helping your skin stay hydrated. It contains a hyaluronic acid (HA) complex, which acts as a sponge to hold onto water within the cells of the skin, connective tissue, and cartilage. With age, time takes its toll on skin: it becomes dry and HA levels decrease, further exacerbating the moisture loss problem. Injuv ® helps replenish what time has stripped away. Soak in beautiful skin with Injuv ® … 6982 Bandini Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90040 | (800) 360-SGTI (323) 726-0700 | www.soft-gel.com These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Bathe Your Skin from Within Beauty: Innovative Ingredients For a list of references, email references@naturalproductsINSIDER.com

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