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
- Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K, and C (ester)
- Water soluble vitamins B-6, B-12, and C
- Additional supplements for extra health benefits
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:
- Perricone Prescription Super Antioxidant Formulas (2 caplets)
- Omega 3 (1 softgel)
- Derma-Glo (1 capsule)
- Rejuvenate (1 capsule)
- Skin & Joint Essentials (1 softgel)
- Calcium/Magnesium Blend (1 caplet)
- Astaxanthin (1 softgel)
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 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:
- B-1, thiamin
- B-2, riboflavin
- Pantothenic acid
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.
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
- 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
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.