Body Supplements for a Healthier, Younger You

Ideally, everyone would stock an endless supply of vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in their fridge, but usually, this isn’t the case, making it hard to get the needed vitamins and nutrients.

For this reason, many people turn to a multivitamin to ensure their bodies receive enough of the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs to stay healthy. Dr. Perricone’s Skin & Total Body supplements include not only the nutrients commonly seen in other multivitamins, but also additional antioxidants and advanced natural supplements that will leave your skin, body, and mind in peak condition.

This article will examine both the well-known vitamins and a few of the lesser known components in the Skin & Total Body supplement:


Components of the supplement

The combination of ingredients in Skin & Total Body make them powerful supplements for skin, body, and mind. The supplement promotes healthy immune function, improved cognitive skills, and a host of benefits for the skin, including diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In each packet, you will find 8 supplement pills, which include specialized ingredients that promote a healthy body and beautiful skin:

  1. Perricone Prescription Super Antioxidant Formulas (2 caplets)
  2. Omega 3 (1 softgel)
  3. Derma-Glo (1 capsule)
  4. Rejuvenate (1 capsule)
  5. Skin & Joint Essentials (1 softgel)
  6. Calcium/Magnesium Blend (1 caplet)
  7. Astaxanthin (1 softgel)

There are two kinds of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble.



Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K, and C (ester)

Fat soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, K, and C ester.

You only need a small amount of these vitamins in your daily intake because they are stored in the fat and used up much more slowly than water soluble vitamins. Because of this, it is important that you take the proper dosage of fat soluble vitamins since taking more than you need can cause health problems. Luckily, Skin & Total Body is formulated with the correct daily dosage of fat soluble vitamins to keep you in good health.


Water soluble vitamins B-6, B-12, and C

Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body (they are eliminated through urine) and therefore must be replaced every day. Unlike fat soluble vitamins, it’s hard to get “too much” of a water soluble vitamin, but overusing supplements is still not recommended. The Skin & Total Body Supplement is formulated with the correct amount of each supplement so that your body gets the exact amount it needs.

Water soluble vitamins include the B-complex and C vitamins.

The B complex includes 8 different vitamins:

  1. B-1, thiamin
  2. B-2, riboflavin
  3. B-6
  4. B-12
  5. Pantothenic acid
  6. Niacin
  7. Folate
  8. Biotin

All of these vitamins play an important role in the body’s functioning. To learn more about what two of these vitamins are specifically responsible for in the body, read on.

Vitamin B-6 is important for:

  • 100 different enzymes involved in metabolism of proteins and red blood cells
  • Proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems
  • Production of hemoglobin, which is a part of the red blood cell which delivers oxygen to tissues
  • Maintaining a normal blood glucose level (i.e. blood sugar)

Vitamin B-6 is essential for the good health of the body and is involved in many studies dealing with a number of different disorders and ailments. Because of its involvement throughout the entire body, these studies have ranged from research on abnormal nerve sensations in alcoholics to premenstrual syndrome. A deficiency of B-6 can cause a form of anemia similar to iron-deficiency anemia.

Vitamin B-12 is important for:

  • Maintaining healthy blood cells and nerve cells
  • Helping make DNA

When you ingest B-12, it is still bound to food. Hydrochloric acid, the acid found in the stomach, breaks down the food and thus releases B-12. B-12 then combines with a substance called intrinsic factor and is absorbed by the intestinal tract. Vitamin B-12 contains the metal cobalt, which is why it is sometimes called cobalamin.


Additional Supplements for Extra Health Benefits

In addition to the well-known vitamins and minerals found in most multivitamins, Dr. Perricone includes additional supplements in Skin & Total Body in order to give your body the most benefits. These natural supplements work throughout the body to improve your skin, body, and mind.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the body and is responsible for the normal functioning of cells. As you age, CoQ10 levels decrease. Levels are also lower in patients with chronic diseases like Parkinsons, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and others.

CoQ10 is said to be beneficial for the following conditions, although studies are ongoing:

  • High blood pressure
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophies

Oil of evening primrose is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), which is native to North America. It has been used for health purposes since the 1930s, most often for eczema. Now, it is used to treat more conditions like inflammation, women’s health, and diabetes. It also contains GLA, or gamma-linolenic acid, which is an essential fatty acid.

Grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera) is a time-tested herbal remedy; the grape has been used for health purposes since the time of the ancient Greeks.

Some of these include:

  • Conditions involving the heart and blood vessels, including artherosclerosis (i.e. hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure and cholesterol, and poor circulation
  • Complications from diabetes
  • Cancer prevention
  • Wound healing
  • Antioxidant properties

Instructions

Dr. Perricone recommends taking one packet (8 pills) twice daily with meals. Although this may seem like a lot, consider how many vitamin bottles you have stacked on your kitchen counter right now. All that you need is consolidated into one packet, making it quick and convenient for you to get all of the nutrients you need to keep your body in prime condition.

The Doctor is "in" on Facebook.

12 Comments • Please comment below

12 Comments

  1. does it have gelatin?

  2. I will be 43 this November and have been using Perricone products for 5 months ,I just purchased the total body supplements.I recently was Hospitalized for a few days and all the nurses were commenting on my age,They all said I looked 30 tops,So of course I told them about perricone and his books just all of his products.If you haven’t read his book’s the wrinkle cure or the Perricone prescription then you should.I just love his products…Please select me,I would love to try new products …

  3. When I run out of dr p total body and fitness I really see a difference in my body. When taking this I am slimmer I look younger feel amazing and am secure that his high level of research is always going to keep my body and health on point The Individual packets make my life easy. As long as he maintains his standards I will always take Total Body! It is youth in a packet!

  4. @Mindy : did you think the perricone vitamins come close to the olay vitamins? (I used the olay vitamins also and am looking for replacements)

  5. Já fiz uso intensvo dos produtos maravilhosos do Dr. Perricone. Agora peço para testar skin and tottal body dietary..and weight management dietary supplement. Please attend me. Thanks for attention. Neuza

  6. I HAVE BEEN USING THE SKIN AND TOTAL BODY SUPPLEMENTS SINCE THEY FIRST CAME ON THE MARKET SEVERAL YEARS AGO. EVERYTIME I FORGET TO PURCHASE THEM OR RUN OUT. I FEEL A VERY DISTINCTIVE DIFFERENCE IN MY OVERALL WELL BEING. IN FACT THE DIFFERNCE IS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY. I HAVE LIMITED ENERGY AND ZEST FOR DOING ACTIVITIES, OR ANYTHING.
    IN ADDITION, I HAVE USED THE COSMECEUTICALS AND FOLLOWED THE PERRICONE DIET FOR YEARS.
    I HAVE TO BE REAL HONEST, I DID NOT LIKE FOLLOWING ANY PARTICUALR REGIMINE UNTIL I SAW DR. PERRICONE ON TV AND TRIED HIS PRODUCTS. HE IS THE BEST!! YES, THE PRODUCTS DO COST MORE BUT THEY REALLY MAKE A DIFFERNCE. ONCE YOU TRY THEM, YOU WILL BE CONVINCED THAT THE OTHER BRANDS ARE A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY. I AM NOT SOMEONE WHO EVER WRITES REVIEWS, HOWEVER, I FELL STRONLY ENOUGH ABOUT THESE PRODUCTS THAT I AM TAKING THE TIME TO DO SO, SINCERELY VICKI Z.F.

  7. [...] & Total Body supplements was featured in the New York [...]

  8. I would love to try your vitamin suppliments. I used the oil of olay vitamins before they were discontinued – loved them and have been unable to find anything comparable – until maybe now.

    Thank you
    Mindy

  9. I am very interested in trying your vitamins & face care as I take both in my daily regemen. But with working out at the gym I can’t seem to find a Product that is interested in my health inside & out. Just when I think I have found another brand it doesn’t seem to meet the needs of my skin as I age. being in my 40′s I need something that will improve my skin’s look and help me to get thru my insecurities. I am looking forward to trying your products.

  10. That’s a great overview of some of the more important supplements.

    People often confuse themselves with putting all supplements into one category. There are certainly different types of supplements and when one gets bad publicity, it shouldn’t affect other types.

  11. I would like to sample your vitamins as they appear to be what I’m looking to comb at my aging appearance.

  12. Very interesting article, and fun to read.
    The information provided by you is very good,Keep going Thank you.

    vitamins