Oral Supplements for Skin Health, Beauty, and Longevity – Heliocare, GliSODin Skin Nutrients, and TA65
Article by Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
The focus of the Aesthetic Clinique is restoring and optimizing one’s appearance. Skin treatments such as lasers, injectables, and topical creams cannot entirely achieve these results. Hence, oral supplements are needed to help us improve our beauty at the cellular level. The Aesthetic Clinique has been recommending GliSODin Skin Nutrients and Heliocare for over 5 years and we have recently added TA65 to our repertoire.
The first product that we selected almost 7 years ago was Heliocare. Heliocare is an oral supplement used to protect the skin from the sun. UV rays from the sun can increase free radicals on the skin’s surface, which leads to cell damage and premature aging. Antioxidants help to stabilize free radicals within the body. Heliocare uses the natural antioxidants in Polypodium leucotomos extract- derived from a tropical fern plant- to help maintain the skin’s ability to protect against sun related aging. This product has been researched at Harvard Medical School. It is a product of Spain and has been used in Europe for over 30 years, there are no known side effects. Heliocare starts working with the first dose, thirty minutes after taking it. Sunscreen is meant to be used in conjunction with this product. Suggested use is 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and if a full day in the sun is planned a second dose should be taken midday. For clients with melasma recent research has shown this condition to worsen even with visible light. Sunscreens do not provide protection for these wavelenths but Heliocare does, so daily use is highly recommended by Dr. Weiner for melasma suffers.
GliSODin Skin Nutrients is a nutritional beauty product line that is taken orally to give you healthy, radiant skin. Formulated by dermatologists and nutritionists the product contains 100% natural ingredients that are easily absorbed into your system. GliSODin is the key ingredient in every GSN product. It is extracted from a non genetically modified melon that contain high levels of SOD (Superoxide Dismutase), also known as “the enzyme of life”. SOD acts as the first line of defense against toxins and cellular breakdown caused by free radicals. GliSODin has a patented protective coating that enables the body to safely absorb the powerful enzyme. Primary antioxidants like SOD have a huge benefit. One SOD molecule can attack a free radical and go on to the next, targeting up to one million free radicals. Secondary antioxidants like Vit C, cocoa and super fruits can only neutralize one free radical at a time. SOD targets free radicals allowing secondary antioxidants to focus on their essential cellular tasks. Aesthetic Clinique has researched this product line, traveling to their headquarters in Toronto to meet with their executive director and endorses it. The GliSODin Skin Nutrients consist of formulas to promote beautiful healthy skin and compliment medical aesthetic procedures. It is recommended to start with the Advanced Detoxification Formula first to help flush out unnecessary and harmful toxins from your system, while promoting total body wellness and increasing energy levels. The Detox not only cleanses your system, it rejuvenates your skin, leaving you with a clearer smoother complexion. Our staff can help you determine which of the formulas to use to address your specific goals and needs. The formulas the Aesthetic Clinique provides include: Advanced Anti-aging Formula to hydrate and nourish your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It provides your skin with nutrients and minimizes the effects of aging by boosting your body’s natural antioxidant system and reducing inflammation, resulting in younger looking skin. Advanced Brightening Formula promotes a bright, smooth and even complexion by helping to repair skin damage caused by exposure to the sun. Used along with a topical SPF, this formula provides you with an extra layer of protection against UV rays, and supports a healthy, even skin especially after aesthetic treatments. It is a great compliment to laser treatments, peels and topical skin brighteners and topical antioxidants. Advanced Slimming Formula is a safe and effective product that promotes healthy weight loss and management by supporting the body for proper metabolism and use of nutrients. By promoting lean muscle mass, balancing sugar levels, controlling appetite and increasing fat metabolism, the Slimming Formula is a safe and effective way to achieve and maintain your weight.
TA 65 is a supplement that can help restore telomere length. Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences located at the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres are responsible for maintaining the integrity of our DNA and play a role in cell aging. Every time a cell divides the telomeres get shorter and when they become critically short, the cell no longer functions properly and dies. A Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of the role of telomeres in aging and cell death. Telomerase is the enzyme that maintains telomere length in order to prevent cell death. TA65 is the only proven telomerase activator on the market. It is a single small molecule obtained by ultra purifying and concentrating one of the many bioactive compounds found in the astragalus root. When the telomerase gene is activated it adds new DNA onto the ends of telomeres thus lengthening the shortened telomeres. TA65 is a telomerase activator, which has the ability to activate the telomerase gene to create telomerase. This causes the telomeres to grow longer which allows cells to continue to divide and proliferate. TA 65 was launched in 2007 as a dietary supplement to maintain and improve telomere length and inhibit accelerated aging. Research has shown a wide range of health benefits including improvements in skin elasticity, bone health and insulin balance. It is one of the only supplements that not just stops the clock, but reverses it! There is actually a blood test which can be run to check your telomere length so you can see where you stand before and throughout treatment.