anti-aging skin care
When I reviewed the Nutrova Collagen + Anti-Oxidant Nutritional Supplement, Jyothi shared a few concerns about how long should the product be taken.
Hi Swati, thanks for this update. Seems like a good product, the only concern i have is how long i need to take this, as you already mentioned, it is damn expensive, a couple of months is okay. But if it needs to be taken for a long time, it will make a dent in our budgets. Also once i stop, will the skin still have the positive effects or will it go worse than what it is now. This is always my biggest worry in taking any kind of supplements. What do you think? — Jyothi
To which I replied
hey Jyothi. sorry for replying so late! you are asking the correct question and the only answer to such a query is that generally it has to be taken life long. and, yes, it does make a dent in the budget. the only thing i can say is that you can take the product once in 2-3 days depending on how your skin reacts to it and then once one entire packet is consumed (30 sachets), a gap of one month is must so that the body does not get used to the product and will continue to show the same results. The same thing is followed for any kind of a supplement. so, I can say it would be probably 3-4 packets a year which means almost 10-11k per year. but, yes, it is huge!! no doubt.
When Akshay, the founder of Nutrova, went through my reply to Jyothi, he pointed out few incorrect statements I had made. So, to clarify, I would like to mention what Akshay says about the product dosage and how should the product be taken!
While going through the posts, I noticed a reply you’ve posted to a comment, which had a few technically incorrect points, and I wanted to inform you of the same. You’ve mentioned:
1. ” the only answer to such a query is that generally it has to be taken life long”
2. “the only thing i can say is that you can take the product once in 2-3 days depending on how your skin reacts to it and then once one entire packet is consumed (30 sachets), a gap of one month is must so that the body does not get used to the product and will continue to show the same results. The same thing is followed for any kind of a supplement”
Well, that must surprise you,right? Okay, this was the theory I first encountered when I was reading The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi. Though, I would really not say great things about the literature in the book, there are quite a few social concerns addressed in the book which actually make a bit of sense. Well, if you are interested, I shall definitely go through the book and collect those excerpts.
But, for now, let us talk about how oxygen is killing us without delving into much of biology! And, also see how Nutrova Collagen + Anti-Oxidants Nutritional Supplements help combat the damage.
What Happens when you Breathe in Oxygen?
Once you inhale oxygen, it travels through the air pipe to the left and right lung. The lungs have bronchioles which end up in balloon-like air sacs called the alveoli. These air sacs have thin membranes of capillaries through which the blood flows and the gas exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide happens.
When you inhale, the oxygen moves across the thin membranes in the alveoli to the blood where it is absorbed by the haemoglobin and at the same time, the blood releases carbon dioxide into the air sacs to be breathed out of the body.
Freshly oxygenated blood is carried from the lungs to the heart which pumps blood around the body through the arteries. Once the oxygen has been used up in the tissues of the body, the blood returns, through the veins, to the heart.
Hey Everyone! Hope the summer is treating you well. Hope you are not really skipping your sunscreen? And, yes, tomatoes because the lycopene in them helps your skin fight the sun damage and increases your tolerance towards the harmful rays as well.
These days I am getting my lycopene not from the tomatoes but the Nutrova Collagen + Anti-Oxidants nutritional supplement which I talked about a while back. I got this product in the first week of April and I was supposed to consume the 30 sachets in 30 consecutive days. But, somehow or the other, I still have 5-6 sachets left to consume but still I think I can review the product without any qualms. So, let me start!
Price : Rs 2750 (lets see if the product is worth it?).
Availability : Nutrova Website.
Type of Product : Nutritional Supplement in powdered form.
Color, Flavor and Texture : Cream colored granules in cranberry flavor which are not exactly completely soluble in water.
Usage : Mix contents of one sachet with water everyday and consume it.
Packaging : Since the product is available in sachets of 12gms each, it is easy to carry. The only thing which the brand can provide is a little slit so that the sachet can be opened easily without needing a scissor.
We believe that the right nutrition, properly delivered, can dramatically improve our lives. Ensuring that we receive the right nutrition is an ongoing process, and not something that lasts only for a few days or weeks.
This is what Nutrova says. They have come up with a product for anti-aging skin care. No, it is not a cream, definitely. It is a nutritional supplement.
So, this product from Nutrova has collagen peptides and anti-oxidants for the old skin. Now, we already know that our collagen synthesis reduces after the 30-mark. In fact, a lot of us (our bodies) becomes useless after this mark and you realize You are growing old. And, this product delivers the necessary collagen along with vitamin C and other anti-oxidants to the cells of the skin to make your skin look healthy and young.
I think I have left you confused with too little and too much information. So let me start from the beginning.
What is Nutrova?
At Nutrova, we want to develop products that allow people to optimize their health through nutrition by developing quality products with a strong scientific basis.
We started product development work in late 2011. Our goal was to develop innovative nutrition products that allow individuals to take charge of their health. While we all realize that what we eat has an impact on our health and quality of life, the level of that impact is often underestimated. Nutrition plays a role in our health and development from the time we’re born all the way through our lives. A few examples to put it into context:
1. Studies have shown that pregnant women who consume high amounts of the omega 3 fat DHA tend to have infants with better visual and cognitive abilities (DHA is the major fat in the brain and retina).
2. Malnourishment during childhood, which is a major problem in India, impacts the height to which an individual will grow and a lack of nutrients often causes stunting. Over consumption of processed foods high in sugar and/or fat can also cause micronutrient deficiencies that impact growth and development.
3. Consuming large amounts of refined sugars is linked to everything from diabetes to heart disease.