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Which supplements should I take to improve my skin?

Dr Laubscher explains the five ingredients you should take for healthy, glowing skin.

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Why is it as important to treat the skin with supplements?
This is because just applying a topical treatment only treats the superficial layer or the epidermis area of the skin. For longer lasting and more effective results you want to treat the dermi and hypodermis and this is best done internally.

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Also don’t forget the skin is the largest organ of the body and is an average size of 2 square feet for an adult so this mighty organ, like all other organs, needs to be nurtured from the inside.

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There are so many great ingredients in the elixir – do they work individually or synergistically?
They work both individually & synergistically, for example we chose to support the entire digestive system & not just the probiotic like most products provide. Another two examples include how we decided to use both shiitake & maitake mushrooms to work as a team to synergistically boost the effect on ones immune system.

Do you need to be on the supplement for a few months to notice obvious results (is there an accumulative effect?)
Most patients feel the initial effects within a few days, but of course it will depend on your current toxic load for some will experience a detox effect immediately. We therefore say as a guideline take supplements for a whole month to allow any detox reactions to pass and so you move into feeling the wonderful health benefits.

What sort of ingredients should I be look for to achieve better skin?
I recommend Alkalising Greens. These nutritional powerhouses balance the acidity in your skin and the alkalinity in your blood. And when that balance is achieved, your skin holds moisture and your cells function properly, giving you that radiant glow. Balanced and working together – 2 teaspoons of THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens daily will have all you need to see and feel change.

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The below ingredients are key:

Horsetail and Dandelion
The horsetail herb contains silica, long known to benefit your hair, skin and nails. Dandelion, another herb, promotes healthy liver and digestive function, reducing toxins in the body that would otherwise damage your skin. Good digestive function also prevents breakouts that can develop on your jawline.

Aloe Vera Juice
This is a wonderful overall tonic for the body, from digestive to kidney support. The skin is often called the third kidney, so by taking care of the kidneys, you’ll also keep your skin clear and limit dark under-eye circles.

Grape Seed Extract
A wonderful antioxidant and therefore acts as a free radical scavenger reducing internal & external ageing.

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Probiotics & Probiotics
Both supporting digestion & keeping Candida at bay you will greatly reduce sugar cravings have an excellent effect on acne and overall ageing.