Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Youth, Revisited: Vida Glow Review

If you ask me which product had the biggest impact in my beauty routine during the last few years, it was definitely Vida Glow, and my biggest discovery when it comes to skin, hair and nail health, as well as body well-being. Vida Glow offers a range of natural supplements that nourish hair, skin and nails from within. Their marine collagen is pure hydrolyzed collagen peptide and comes in powder form, making it incredibly easy to stir into your favorite food or drink.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, amounting up to 70%. Until our mid-twenties, our bodies naturally produce collagen. As this production slows and eventually stops completely, we begin to see the effects of ageing. Replenishing collagen levels will help increase the building blocks that maintain our hair, skin and nails. Including Vida Glow in your daily diet will help stimulate your body’s natural supply of collagen, increasing elasticity, hydration and firmness in your skin, as well as repairing weak or brittle nails. Vida Glow assists in the growth and strengthening of your hair, adding extra shine and helping rejuvenate dry or damaged hair.

Collagen is a protein that is vital to maintaining healthy muscles and connective tissues. Therefore your tendons, ligaments and cartilage greatly benefit from taking Vida Glow marine collagen, notably preserving joint and bone health and encouraging muscle toning and definition. Vida Glow will also assist with dealing with daily stresses of toxins, late nights, poor diet, sun damage and harsh environments. Vida means life and with every serving the aim is to give you with a little extra “life glow”.

Vida Glow marine collagen is a fibrous protein extracted from the scales of Deep Sea Red Snapper, sustainably sourced from the Western Central Pacific Ocean waters of Australasia. Marine collagen is usually derived from fish and can be extracted from the scale or skin; Vida Glow uses the scale as it is richer in nutrients and collagen protein. Japanese women have used marine collagen as secret weapon for youthful radiance for many years, and the studies showing the benefits of taking marine collagen are plentiful. Vida Glow is an Australian company and their collagen is "Made in Japan", and is the highest grading form of pure marine collagen available. Vida Glow ensures that each batch is quality and safety tested by an independent NATA accredited laboratory in Sydney, Australia.

Being a 100% natural product, Original Vida Glow marine collagen contains no artificial flavors, colors, additives or preservatives. It is also free from wheat, gluten, allergens, soy, lactose, dairy, sugar, carbohydrates and fat. Flavored Vida Glow collagen powders contain natural fruit flavors and come with the added goodness of vitamins for an extra dose of antioxidants. Vida Glow marine collagen is of low molecular weight hydrolyzed collagen powder, making it easy to digest and absorb. Research shows that consumable collagen has a higher bioavailability and absorption rate. The collagen fibers formed, strengthen the collagen matrix below the dermis, the inner layer of the skin. Vida Glow is incredibly convenient to include into your day, as you can simply leave some sachets at your desk, carry them in your handbag, stir a serving in your morning coffee or tea, or include it your favorite food or drink. It also blends well into foods such as porridge, yoghurt, soup or drinks such as smoothies, shakes, juices or water and is heat stable.

You can find the following selections of Vida Glow collagen available:

How to use Vida Glow:

Gratitude Pack – for those who are after a natural boost to their body’s collagen production and want to get a step ahead in maintaining their healthy hair, skin and nails, 1 serving a day (3g scoop or one sachet);

Prosperity Pack – aimed at those with the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles, weak nails and fine hair, for youthful looking, clear and smooth skin, as well as added volume and shine to your hair, will also strengthen splitting nails, 2 servings a day, one in the morning and one in the evening;

Love Pack - Beauty Overhaul Package, for those with wrinkles, very fine hair, a dull complexion and brittle nails, very popular with Brides or anyone who is looking for a real ‘pick me up’, 3 servings a day, one in the morning, one at lunch, and one in the evening.

Since I am rather picky when it comes to taking vitamins and supplements, I investigated quite a lot before I started using Vida Glow and all the testimonials were extremely positive. Lovely Anna sent me three Gratitude packs to try: Original, Pineapple and Blueberry, each suitable for 30 days, 1 serving a day. If you ask me if they have an unpleasant fish taste, fear not. Sensitive tasters might sense a “different” aftertaste if they mix Original straight into plain water, but I mix it with all sorts of drinks, smoothies, soups and it is completely tasteless. Pineapple and Blueberry are my favorite to mix in my afternoon tea, as they give such a pleasant fruit aroma.

I am currently in my sixth week of using Vida Glow and I am more than assured that this is merely the beginning of my friendship with this amazing powdered collagen. After 7 days of starting Vida Glow, my face was pimple-free, and after 14 days my metabolism became noticeably faster. Also, I felt less hungry during the day. The real changes came after 30 days: my face was plumper, nails stronger, hair grew faster and my lower stomach less bloated (I had problems with bloating after turning 30). You can order Vida Glow here, for the price of 46,95 EUR, or 42,96 EUR if you apply for monthly delivery. Shipping is 10 EUR for orders less than 95 EUR and free for all orders over 95 EUR.

What I noticed during using Vida Glow:

  • My face has gotten a real and natural glow, it is definitely more hydrated and the skin is firmer, without any occasional hormonal pimples that I used to get
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are less visible and sometimes I feel like I don’t need a foundation at all
  • Nails are stronger and much less brittle
  • Hair grew faster and is now more shiny and voluminous
  • Reduced appetite and due to this fact, I got rid of 4 unwanted extra pounds
  • I feel more rested and full of life
  • Faster metabolism
  • Reduced sweet cravings
  • My stomach is not bloated every afternoon anymore
  • Although I didn't have much cellulite, the little that I had is now visibly reduced
  • Boosted immune system
  • Significantly reduced PMS symptoms

Vida Glow has definitely been the biggest and best beauty change during the last few years and I hope that I raised your interest in oral collagen consumption. Both my face and body needed an additional boost of youth and I plan to continue using Vida Glow. It is good to know that before an important event, I can use Love pack 3 times a day for a month for an additional glow, but I don't intend on doing so more than once a year. Currently, my eye is on the Beauty Blend, a synergy of super foods and probiotics that work on enhancing your inner and outer glow, giving you energy as well as a boost in vital nutrients to optimize the sense of wellbeing. What do you think of oral collagen consumption and have you ever tried it?

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