Every day a new vitamin is announced to promise health, radiance and a long life, but is it really possible for us to take all of them? Vidhi Patel, consultant nutritionist at Minerva Research Labs and creators of Gold Collagen, has shared with us her top five must have vitamins.
Also known as Vitamin H, Biotin has been proven to improve the health of the hair and nails. It’s also great for strengthening, keeping your hair luscious. Biotin can be found in food sources such as nuts, whole grains, bananas, mushrooms and egg yolks, as well as in supplement form.
Occurring naturally in the skin, Hyaluronic Acid naturally depletes in the skin when attacked by lifestyle stressors and free radicals. Hyaluronic Acid is key for keeping moisture in the skin and is key for keeping skin refreshed and revitalised. It can keep optimal hydration levels and restore a youthful skin tone and radiance. Hyaluronic acid also assists the penetration of Vitamin C into the skin.
It's common to be stressed and exhausted especially when living in the city. Vitamin B3 can help boost your energy, strengthen your immune system, and even improve your brain function. Natural sources of B12 include fish, eggs, shellfish, low fat dairy and red meat.
It’s by far the most powerful carotenoid antioxidant when it comes to free radical scavenging: astaxanthin is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene, and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E helping to prevent from collagen loss. None of us have time to be sick and Astaxanthin supports your immune system to fight off infections by promoting the repair and growth of tissue throughout your body. Astaxanthin is the ingredient responsible for making crab, salmon and prawns pink.
It occurs naturally in joints and muscles and is used as a ‘cushion’ that surrounds the joints. Age and movement can affect this so it’s important to keep levels topped up, especially if you have a fast paced life or do exercise.
All of these ingredients can be found in Minerva Research Labs’ brand new supplement, Gold Collagen® Defence, now available from www.gold-collagen.com and Boots stores nationwide. RRP £14.95