OCTOBER 21 HEALTH    LIFESTYLE   

Belo Nutraceuticals: Glutathione with Collagen Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What exactly is glutathione and why is it important? Glutathione is a tripeptide of amino acid present in our human cells. It is considered as the master antioxidant because it is the most potent antioxidant in the body.  The highest concentration (26.58% of glutathione in the body is found in the liver because it is where it is needed most. It is also involved in various reactions, such as detoxification, destruction of free radicals, and strengthening immune health.  It is also clinically proven to whiten the skin.

2. How does glutathione whiten the skin? Glutathione whitens the skin in 3 ways:

    1. Interferes melanin production
    2. Changing dark melanins (eumelanin) to light melanins (pheomelanin)
    3. Replacement of skin tissue to excrete melanin

3. What is collagen? It is the most dominant protein made up of different amino acids, occupying 30% in the body, 70% in the skin. It also exists as the most important ingredient of dermis. It inhibits formation of wrinkles by keeping the skin elastic and supple.

4. How does collagen affect one’s skin? Collagen decreases as we age.  There is a 20% decrease in collagen from age 20 to 40.

5. What if I don’t have enough glutathione? Glutathione levels decline with age, obesity and chronic disease. In fact, its levels decrease by 10% every 10 years starting at the age of 20. Decreased glutathione may be a result of prolonged stress and hyperactivity of the immune system, which in turn compromises our body cells.

6. Why is Belo coming out with an ingestible? Belo Essentials’ topical products whiten from the surface of the skin.  In order to compliment the topical products, Belo Nutraceuticals addresses whitening and anti-aging from within.

7. What are the other ingredients of Belo Nutraceuticals Glutathione + Collagen? What do they do? a. Marine Collagen: naturally derived from codfish and helps increase skin elasticity and suppleness. b.Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C): helps increase the glutathione level in the blood, thus increasing antioxidative property & whitening effect on the skin. c. Hydroxyproline: known to enhance collagen synthesis and has moisturizing effect on the skin. d. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione even after  they have been used up. e. CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10): antioxidant which helps to protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, thus preventing premature skin aging.

8. Where can I purchase Belo Nutraceuticals Glutathione + Collagen? This product is available in Watsons, Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You can buy it over the counter. It is available in 60’s, 30’s and 10’s. 9. When will I feel results? Based on the clinical study conducted, the capsule showed visible results as early as 2 weeks. The capsule was taken twice daily by female respondents aged 18 -60 years old.

10.  I’ve seen inexpensive glutathione containing capsules in health/food stores. Will they achieve similar results? Results depend on the amount and quality of Glutathione in the capsules. Belo Nutraceuticals: Glutathione + Collagen has an edge over the existing Glutathione capsules because of its patented formulation which combines Glutathione with Collagen.

11. When is the best time to take Belo Nutraceuticals Glutathione + Collagen? It is recommended to take it in the morning, with or without meal because glutathione levels are lowest and oxidative stress is highest during daytime.

12. Would it cause hyperacidity when we take this capsule without food intake? No, because the Vitamin C present in the capsule is in the form of ascorbate. Ascorbates are known to be less acidic than other types of Vitamin C and provide better absorption than ascorbic acid alone.

13. Are there any side effects associated with Belo Nutraceuticals Glutathione + Collagen? No. There are no known negative side effects associated on this product.

14. Can lactating or pregnant women take this product? No. We don’t recommend lactating or pregnant women to take this product.

15. What is the average daily dosage of glutathione? What happens if I take a very high dosage? The average daily dosage of glutathione is 100mg to 1000mg per day. Based on studies, if you take in above these recommended dosage, it could affect the body’s own production of glutathione.



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