To keep our skin health optimised, “vitamin C is crucial”! Dr Bibi breaks down the key to healthy, glowing skin!
Dr Bibi Ghalaie, Cosmetic Physician, Lecturer and Founder & Medical Director at Doctor Bibi Clinic is no stranger to Altrient, she is a long term Altrient C devotee and recommends it to clients at her clinic as part of her holistic approach to improving skin health. As part of our Skin Personalities campaign, we caught up with Dr Bibi to talk about all things skin health!
As a long time Altrient fan, Dr Bibi has been using Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C as part of her daily routine for her overall health. In addition, when it comes to Altrient as part of her skin routine she takes Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C daily alongside topical vitamin C, keeping her skin in its fabulous condition! Dr Bibi has told us previously that her clients are often keen to improve overall health and wellbeing, and so are looking for ways in which they can improve their skin not only through injectables and topical skincare, but through diet and supplements too.
Dr Bibi is a big advocate of evidence-based skin care and so only uses and recommends products that have strong scientific evidence in order to get the best results for improved skin health. She is an ambassador for science-driven skin care brand Medik8, and is a fan of their topical skincare products, which include vitamin C as a key ingredient.
It is becoming increasingly common in the world of aesthetic medicine to not only consider topical remedies for targeted skin concerns, but to also take more consideration into how we nourish our skin from within. What we put in our bodies and how we choose to nourish ourselves can have a huge impact on our skin health, as well as our general health and wellbeing.
By identifying her clients’ skin concerns in her clinic, Dr Bibi helps them to address these concerns through their diet and nutrition and through supplementation. Dr Bibi explains about the 2 most important proteins in our skin; collagen and elastin, and how they help to provide a scaffold which helps to keep our skin supple.
The importance of collagen and elastin for our skin health:
“The two most important proteins in our skin are collagen and elastin,” discussed Dr Bibi. The diagram below shows how collagen and elastin work together to help keep our skin supple and illustrates how this network of proteins is essential for optimised skin health. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for our connective tissue health, strengthening the dermis layer of the skin and preventing joint and bone pain. Elastin is a protein which is found in our connective tissues as well as the lungs, aorta and skin. It is the protein that allows our skin to stretch and return to its original shape.
“Unfortunately our levels decline with age”, and as a result the scaffold that is essential for supple skin is negatively impacted, which is when we start to see the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In order to keep our skin health optimised, we need to ensure we are supporting the regeneration of collagen and elastin; vitamin C is crucial for this process.
The link between vitamin C, collagen and elastin:
Vitamin C is essential for supporting many aspects of our skin cell function and activity, and it is also renowned for collagen production and regeneration. This is because vitamin C is an essential cofactor for the two enzymes which are required for collagen production.  As vitamin C cannot be stored in the body and can be easily depleted by a range of lifestyle factors, it is extremely important to ensure the vitamin C you are taking is absorbed as effectively as possible and delivered straight to the bloodstream.
Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C:
Dr Bibi says that taking vitamin C via the consumption of foods such as green leafy veg, orange juice and fruit, for example, will only result in a small amount of vitamin C reaching our blood stream. Altrient’s liposomal formula is an extremely effective way to get vitamin C into our bodies, using a patented Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET for short). Liposomal technology is able to increase the absorption of nutrients by capturing the active ingredients inside protective membranes called liposomes. These tiny liposomal bubbles consist of bi-layers of phospholipid molecules (similar to your own body’s cell membranes), that protect the contents and manage to by-pass the digestive juices to deliver the vitamin C directly to the cells. This unique method of delivery protects the vitamin C from oxidation and degradation avoiding gastro-intestinal distress and ensures maximised absorption.Find out more on how Altrient works here.
Altrient are committed to ensuring the best quality and in 2014, Altrient C was put to the test by Princeton Consumer Research UK in a double-blind placebo trial. The results were truly glowing! The study demonstrated that taking 1 sachet a day for 3 months can increase skin elasticity by 35%, as mentioned by Dr Bibi, and 3 sachets per day for 3 months can increase skin elasticity by 61%!
Can other nutrients improve skin health?
Not only is Altrient C clinically tested showing great improvement to skin elasticity and firmness – the foundations of glowing skin – but Altrient Liposomal Vitamin B and Mineral Complex, Glutathione and R-Alpha Lipoic Acid are also all important nutrients to help nourish your skin from within. What’s more, each of these can be paired with Altrient C for a wide range of effects:
Altrient Liposomal Vitamin B and Mineral Complex: The B vitamins and vitamin C are crucial for energy production, playing an important role in the oxygenation of red blood cells and the release of energy from our food. No oxygen, no energy! The strength and elasticity of the skin, hair and nails are also dependent on the combined actions of the B complex vitamins and vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential factor in the production of collagen.
Altrient Liposomal Glutathione: Glutathione is a powerful detoxifier and antioxidant. It is important for cell protection and fundamental to your liver’s detoxification systems. This powerful nutrient recycles antioxidants like vitamin C, optimising its activity in the body – helping to neutralise free radical damage to our cells caused by toxins, stress and illness.
Altrient R-Alpha Lipoic Acid: Vitamin C has a far greater effect on immunity when working alongside the antioxidant alpha lipoic acid. Data from trials suggest that the use of these antioxidants may have beneficial effects on individuals being treated for viral infections such as chronic hepatitis C and could also be useful for chronic fatigue which has been associated with an impaired immune response.
This approach of combining supplements to deliver a tailored liposomal nutrition protocol to our individual skin needs is a philosophy that Dr Bibi has adopted at her skin clinic (Dr Bibi’s favourite pairing is Altrient C and Glutathione!). When assessing a client’s skin concerns, Dr Bibi will recommend a liposomal nutrition protocol (alongside topical and clinical treatments) to help achieve each client’s skin health goals, in addition, she will also communicate the importance of each supplement and its effectiveness in improving other areas of our health such as immunity, psychological health, normal functioning of the nervous system, sleep and energy levels.
It couldn’t be easier to take Altrient liposomal supplements, and Dr Bibi shows us just how simple it is! All you have to do is;
Squeeze the Altrient into a small amount of water
Swirl gently – no stirring – don’t forget that Altirient doesn’t mix with water!
Shoot – take the water and Altrient like you would a shot.
Although this is the most common way to take Altrient, there are other ways you can enjoy it! You can take it directly from the sachet, mix it into a yogurt, and we’ve even seen some users take it from a fresh coconut (we’re looking at you, Alvaro Nunez and Hofit Golan)!.
To summarise, here are some of Dr Bibi’s reasons why she loves Altrient:
Her supplement routine of Altrient C and Glutathione helps her feel more energetic and supports her immune system (and helps her achieve glowing skin, of course!).
They are convenient to carry around and have on the go – Altrient C comes in individual sachets which also keeps the liposomes stable as they are in a contained environment, as opposed to using it in a bottle where they may destabilise over time.
Altrient liposomal supplements are evidence-based and have a strong scientific backing to ensure you are getting the best results and the highest-quality products.
Altirent Liposomal Vitamin C is the quickest and most effective way to get 1000mg of vitamin C directly into the bloodstream.
You can watch the full Dr Bibi video on our YouTube channel here.
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 Burke, K. (2009), Chapter 8 – Prevention and Treatment of Aging Skin with Topical Antioxidants, Skin Ageing Handbook, Pages 149-176, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-8155-1584-5.50012-0