What is nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® Skin Health Formula? What exactly does it do?
nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula is a revolutionary product that helps to improve and maintain the appearance of healthy, beautiful skin from the inside out. It uses the most powerful free radical scavenging antioxidants known to date. The purest and best-researched OPCs chosen for nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula are derived from grapes, bilberries, Pycnogenol (pine bark) and citrus-fruit. These have the highest total polyphenol content. In addition to being powerful antioxidants, these OPCs also promote skin health. These powerful bioflavanoids are considered many times more powerful than vitamins C and E as free radical scavengers. They do, however, work well with both vitamin C and E.*
Antioxidants found in nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula scavenge free radicals within cells and promote optimal cellular functioning. The OPCs support your skin's natural ability to regenerate new epidermal cells, paving the way for true splendor in the way of skin beautification. nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula helps to replenish the skin's vitamins and minerals which promotes the growth and division of skin cells. It promotes a strong vascular network in the skin, thus supporting the elasticity of the skin. It also supports collagen production, promotes joint health and supports nerve, muscle and skin cell function.*
This combination of powerful OPCs is unique to nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula as is the Isotonix delivery system, which enables rapid and highly efficient absorption of OPC's, vitamins and minerals.
Who should take nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® Skin Health Formula? Who wouldn't want to be noticed for healthy-looking skin, especially when it's cultivated at the cellular level where it really counts? All of us are constantly in contact with an environment that can be quite stressful upon the delicate nature of our skin. Everyone should take precautions against the effects of stress, aging and the environment when it comes to maintaining skin health. This product should be taken by anyone over the age of 18 who wants to look, feel and perform at their best, enabling them to reveal their beauty from the inside out.*
Can men take nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula? Yes, this product is for anyone who wants to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.*
What is Pycnogenol®? Pycnogenol® is the trademark of Horphag Research (UK) Ltd. for a standardized extract of bark of the French maritime pine tree. Pycnogenol® is renowned for its extensive clinical research with more than 120 studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals. The flavonoids in Pycnogenol® are powerful as antioxidants, and they promote cardiovascular health, support normal platelet activity and support healthy blood circulation and blood pressure.*
When can I expect results? Within minutes after consumption of nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula, the proanthocyanidins are delivered to the blood stream where they immediately take action, supporting healthy blood flow. nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula supports healthy blood perfusion all-over the body, which helps promote a healthy oxygen and nutrient supply as well as healthy waste removal.
OPCs support collagen production in the skin, which increases smoothness and elasticity. It requires patience until skin cells have renewed significant amounts of collagen to show visible effects. Take nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 Skin Health Formula to keep skin cells at their peak vitality.
On a short-term basis many people notice a fresher-looking skin complexion.*
What is nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3®? nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 is a dietary supplement that bears some of the most powerful bioflavonoids currently known to research scientists. These bioflavonoids are scientifically termed oligomeric proanthocyanidins, commonly abbreviated OPCs. The purest and best-researched OPCs chosen for OPC-3 are prepared from grape seed, red wine, bilberries, Pycnogenol from pine bark and citrus fruit. This combination of powerful OPCs is unique to OPC-3, as is the Isotonix® delivery system, which enables rapid and highly efficient absorption of the OPCs. nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 has been shown to provide a variety of health benefits including but not limited to combating free radicals, demonstrating anti-inflammatory activity, helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels, helping maintain healthy circulation by strengthening capillaries, arteries and veins, helping maintain joint flexibility, helping promote/support cardiovascular health, helping reduce mild menstrual cramping, helping support visual health/visual acuity, scavenging free radicals, promoting/supporting healthy blood vessel dilation, promoting/supporting healthy nitric oxide levels, supporting a healthy complexion, supporting healthy blood glucose levels, supporting healthy platelet activity and supporting healthy sperm quality.*
What is a bioflavonoid? Bioflavonoids are complex organic plant compounds. Plants and fruits differ in colors based on the specific bioflavonoids they contain. An increasing number of clinical studies have shown how bioflavonoids support health. Bioflavonoids found in OPCs play a key role in cardiovascular health and maintaining vascular integrity. Bioflavonoids have been shown to demonstrate support for healthy circulation and cell vitality. Normal collagen renewal is promoted, which supports firmness of the skin, joint cartilage and connective tissue.
What sets nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® Skin Health Formula apart from other bioflavonoid products? nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 offers scientifically supported OPCs, found to be the most powerful antioxidants for human health. In addition to being powerful antioxidants, these individual OPCs have been shown to provide a myriad of specific health benefits. This science-driven selection of OPCs is unique to OPC-3, as is the Isotonix delivery system, which enables rapid and highly efficient absorption of the OPCs. The powerful nutrients, in combination with the highly effective delivery system, makes OPC-3 the most powerful free radical scavenging product available.*
Is nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® Skin Health Formula safe? Yes. OPCs are among the most valuable constituents of a healthy human diet. OPCs have been researched and used for over 30 years throughout Europe. Extensive safety studies were conducted which revealed no evidence for human toxicity or allergic reactions. OPC-3 contains pure OPCs in combination with carefully balanced quantities of potassium and fructose/glucose, which set up the isotonic delivery system. OPC-3 is free of harmful chemicals, preservatives and alcohol. OPC-3 should be taken as directed.
How long does it take to benefit from nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® Skin Health Formula? OPC-3 not only provides the most powerful OPCs available, the unique Isotonix delivery system ensures that the small intestine rapidly absorbs the OPCs, which are available in the blood stream within minutes. This is because the OPCs are delivered in liquid form. The liquid is isotonic, which means it duplicates the environment in our cells and blood stream regarding pH, electrolytes, etc. This enables the OPCs to enter the body easily and with a high level of bioavailability. Because of the rapid absorbability, the body should benefit from nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 almost immediately.
What is the advantage of taking nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® regularly? Many effects of OPC-3 start to work after a single serving. Studies with human volunteers have found that the health benefits of OPCs may take a while to occur. This may be the case for health concerns resulting from everyday wear and tear, where time simply has taken its toll. Taking nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 daily enables the body to sustain a consistent antioxidant defense.
Why should everyone take nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3®? Free radical damage and oxidative stress everyone is subject to. Free radicals develop as byproducts of physiological processes that occur within the body. This damage does not cause noticeable harm at first, yet may add up over the years. This process is largely responsible for the aging process. Free radicals have been linked directly to premature aging, poor circulation, poor heart health and poor immune health.
OPCs are the most powerful natural free radical neutralizers and you get the best of all OPCs by taking Isotonix OPC-3. Regular use every day is vital for keeping free radicals in check and a long, healthy life. Laboratory studies have shown that OPCs are more powerful antioxidants than vitamin C and vitamin E.
Can you take nutraMetrix® Isotonix OPC-3® in soda, juice, coffee, etc., rather than water?
It is possible but not recommended. This product should only be taken as directed. In order to keep the product in an isotonic form and to achieve the maximum delivery speed, it needs to be taken on an empty stomach with 2 oz. of water per capful. Mixing the products with anything else besides other Isotonix products and water slows down the delivery time and may affect the percentage of uptake.
I am healthy and athletic, why should I take nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3? Everyone is vulnerable to the aging process caused by continuous free radical damage. Athletes tend to be exposed to elevated levels of oxidative stress. Free radicals develop as byproducts during metabolism when calories are processed with oxygen. Athletes inhale 10 to 20 times more oxygen during physical activity over rest periods. The increase in activity creates additional free radicals. In fact, these free radicals are known to limit performance, as free radicals appear to take their toll on muscle tissue. Studies on recreational athletes have shown a 20 percent endurance increase with OPCs, as compared to a control group receiving a placebo. Another study has shown that athletes using OPCs suffered significantly less muscle cramping during and after performing. nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 helps to maintain healthy blood flow and this supports oxygen supply to muscles.*
Does OPC-3 have visible benefits? As OPCs support collagen production in the skin, an increase of smoothness and support of elasticity is the natural result. Such an effect was objectively measured in women aged 40 years and older. Skin smoothness was increased after three months as measured by 3-dimensional topography. It requires patience to show visible effects. It is essential to continuously take OPC-3 to keep skin cells at their peak vitality.*
On a short-term basis, many people notice a fresher-looking skin complexion. This is a result of healthy blood microcirculation, which helps detoxify the skin and improves the nutrient supply. Regular use of OPC-3 helps defy photo-aging of the skin.*
Does OPC-3 have a rejuvenating effect? The damage caused by free radicals adds up with time. A cause for more worry is the fact that your body's own mechanisms to keep free radicals in check decline with increasing age - when you need them the most. Suddenly, we find ourselves confronted with some typical age-related problems. Some cells of our body are more vulnerable to free radicals than others. OPC-3 has the ability to go in and do a knockout job, cleaning and scavenging the free radicals that feast on cellular energy, and take it away from vital processes.*
What are the cardiovascular health benefits of OPCs? Scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of vitamin C, discovered OPCs. Szent-Györgyi found that OPCs work in a similar fashion. They strengthen the walls of arteries, veins and capillaries.*
In the past 20 years scientists discovered that OPCs bear a lot more benefits for the cardiovascular system. Epidemiological studies have shown that regular intake of powerful OPC antioxidants supports a healthy cardiovascular system. OPCs appear to be particularly helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and healthy arteries.*
Pycnogenol® in nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 plays a key role, as it promotes healthy nitric oxide (NO) levels. NO is a tiny molecule which serves as a key messenger molecule in the blood stream. It promotes relaxation of smooth muscle-surrounding arteries and supports normal artery diameter and blood flow. Healthy NO levels help maintain normal blood pressure. This benefit has been explicitly demonstrated with Pycnogenol in two clinical studies. NO also promotes healthy blood platelet activity thus preserving a normal, fluid environment. OPCs are especially helpful for smokers. OPC-3 packs a powerful punch when it comes to maintaining excellent cardiovascular health.*
How can OPC-3® help my eyes? Loss of eyesight is the disability people fear more than all others. nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 contains specific OPCs successfully tested for eye health.*
Bilberry extract was shown to help maintain overall eye health in the vast majority of people in a study.*
Pycnogenol has been shown to support healthy capillaries in the eye. nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3 helps maintain visual health and supports visual acuity.*
Does OPC-3 have benefits specifically for women? Some OPCs were shown in clinical trials to help women who suffer from mild pain and cramping during the menstrual period. When women were supplemented with OPCs, starting at least a week before their menstrual period, pain values were found to be significantly lowered.