Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa

iv max-BEAUTY

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  • Hydrates
  • Replenishes Nutrients
  • Promotes Collagen & Elasticity

HELPS

  • Hair, Skin & Nails
  • Anti-Aging
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles

FREQUENCY

  • Tailored to you. Commonly once a week until therapeutic results are obtained (4-8 treatments)
  • Reassessment and then maintenance monthly.

Hydrate and nourish your hair, skin, and nails from the inside out by increasing keratin, collagen and antioxidants. Includes biotin which has been found to increase nail plate thickness by 25% and dexpanthenol an emollient used to hydrate and soften your skin. 1-3 For skin conditions see our skin specific formula below.

HOW DOES THE IV-MAX BEAUTY WORK?

Like any part of your body, your hair, skin, and nails require a variety of nutrients to be healthy and grow.4-6  In fact, many nutritional deficiencies are linked to hair loss, skin concerns and weak nails.4-6 While factors such as age, genetics, hormones, stress, your skin microbiome, insulin resistance, optimal nutrient intake is key. 4-8 Hair, skin, and nails all contain keratin, which is rich in sulfur-containing amino acids, especially cysteine. Collagen is a main component of hair, skin, and nails and supports skin elasticity, reducing fine lines in the skin. The two main amino acids in collagen are glycine and proline.

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Ingredients: B Vitamins, Biotin, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc,  Taurine

  • B Vitamins boost metabolism; energy; promote neurotransmitter production for optimal brain and mood; help to reduce the impact of stress on the body; and support healthy collagen and connective tissue to promote healthy hair and skin.9-13
  • Biotin supports the production of keratin for optimal hair, skin, and nail health.14,15
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduces inflammation, stabilizes cell membranes, promotes skin healing, and forms collagen.16-18 Vitamin C is responsible for the differentiation of keratinocytes, a major cell type in the epidermis of the skin. Reduced levels can contribute to dryness of the skin.19-20
  • Magnesium helps to reduce the effects of stress, inflammation, free radical damage, and insulin resistance for improved skin health.21,22
  • Selenium is an antioxidant, promotes immunity and supports thyroid function which influences hair, skin, and nails. Research has shown that it`s helps to protect the skin from UV- induced cell damage, skin inflammation, and pigmentation.23
  • Zinc is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, modulates the immune system, promotes wound healing, reduces the production of excess sebum, and is antibacterial against P. acnes the bacteria linked to acne.24,25
  • Taurine is an amino acid that has anti-aging properties, supports healthy hair growth and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.26,27

Note – formulas may be modified occasionally.

OPTIONAL ADD ONS

  • IM Fuel D: Vitamin D supports keratinocytes, follicle growth cycle, skin barrier function, and helps to reduce skin infections.28
  • IV Fuel G Push: Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant.29

Includes nutrients like biotin that support keratin production a protein that builds hair, skin, and nails.

Ingredients: B Vitamins, Biotin, Methyl B12 (active B12), and C

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  2. Hochman LG, et al., Brittle nails: response to daily biotin supplementation., 1993, PMID: 8477615
  3. Camargo FB Jr, et al, Skin moisturizing effects of panthenol-based formulations, J Comet Sci. 2011 Jul-Aug, PMID: 21982351
  4. Goluch-Koniuszy ZS. Nutrition of women with hair loss problem during the period of menopause. , Prz Menopauzalny. 2016 Mar; 15(1): 56-61.
  5. Kim JE, Cho BK, Cho DH, et al, Expression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in common skin diseases: evidence of its association with stress-related disease activity. Acta dermatovenereologica. Jul 06 2013;93(4):387-393
  6. Kerr OA, Tidman MJ, Walker JJ, et al, The profile of dermatological problems in primary care. Clin Exp Dermatol. Jun 2010;35(4):380-383
  7. Huynh M, Gupta R, Koo JY. Emotional stress as a trigger for inflammatory skin disorders. Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery. Jun 2013;32(2):68-72
  8. Kumari R, Thappa DM. Role of insulin resistance and diet in acne. Indian Journal of dermatology, verereology and leprology. May-Jun 2013;79(3):291-299
  9. Ford TC, Downey LA, Simpson T, et al, The Effect of a high-Dose Vitamin B Multivitamin Supplement on the Relationship between Brain Metabolism and Blood Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Nutrients . 2018 Dec;10(12):1860
  10. Gehring W, Nicotinic acid niacinamide and the skin, J Cosmet Dermatol. 2004 Apr;3(2):88-93
  11. Higdon J. Linus Pauling Institute. Micronutrient Information Center. Pantothenic Acid: Wound Healing. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/pantothenic-acid#wound-healing-treatment. Last updated 7/2015b. Accessed 2/3/2020, Accessed 2,3,2020
  12. Yang M, Moclair B, Hatcher V, et al, A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of a Novel Pantothenic Acid-Based Dietary Supplement in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Facial Acne, Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2014 Jun; 4(1):93-101.
  13. Prasad R, Lakshmi AV, BAmji MS, Impaired collagen maturity in vitamins B2 and B6 deficiency – probable molecular basis of skin lesions, Biochem Med. 1983 Dec;30(3):333-41.
  14. Zempleni J, Hassan YI, Wijeratne SS, Biotin and biotinidase deficiency. Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Nov 1;3(6):715-724.
  15. Hochman LG, Scher RK, Meyerson MS. , Brittle nails: response to daily biotin supplementation. Cutis. 1993 Apr;51(4):303-5.
  16. Moores J, Vitamin C: a wound healing perspective, Br J Community Nurs. 2013 Dec; Suppl:S6,S8-11
  17. Telang PS, Vitamin C in dermatology, Indian Dermatol Online J. 2013 Apr-June; 4(2):143-146
  18. Trueb RM, Oxidative Stress in Ageing of Hair, Int J Trichology. 2009 Jan-Jun;1(1):6-14
  19. Cosgrove MC, Franco OH, Granger SP, et al, Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1225-1231
  20. Pickart L, Vasquez-Soltero JM, Margolina A. The human tripeptide GHK-Cu in prevention of oxidative stress and degenerative conditions of aging: implications for cognitive health. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2012;2012:324832.
  21. Chiu A, Chon SY, Kimball AB. The response of skin disease to stress: Changes in the severity of acne vulgaris as affected by examination stress. Arch Dermatol. 2003;139 (7):897-900
  22. Geiger H, Wanner C. Magnesium in disease. Clin Kidney J. 2012;5 (1)125-138
  23. Park K, Role of Micronutrients in Skin Health and Function, Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2015 May; 23(3):207-217.
  24. Brandt S. The clinical effects of zinc as a topical or oral agent on the clinical response and pathophysiologic mechanisms of acne: a systematic review of the literature. J of drugs indermat: JDD. May 2013;12(5):542-545
  25. Brocard A, Dreno B. Innate immunity: a crucial target for zinc in the treatment of inflammatory dermatosis. J of the Europ A of Derm and VEnereol: JEADV. Oct 2011;25(10):1146-1152
  26. Collin C, Gautier B, Gaillard O, et al. Protective effects of taurine on human hair follicle grown in vitro. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2006 Aug; 28(4):289-98
  27. Siefken W, HOger P et al, Role of Taurine Accumulation in Keratinocyte Hydration, J of Invest Dermatol, 121(2), August 2003, 354-361
  28. Piotrowska A, Wierzbicka J, Zmijewski MA, Vitamin D in the skin physiology and pathology. Acta Biochim Pol. 2016;63(1):17-29.
  29. Lang CA, The Impact of Glutathione on Health and Longevity, J of Anti-Aging Medicine, July 2004, 4 (2)
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