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Life Flo Vitamin D3 Body Cream is a natural body cream containing vitamin D3. One application of the cream supplies as much vitamin D3 as an average capsule, which is used as an dietary supplement.
The cream is free from parabens and controversial substances commonly added to the cosmetics. It also was not tested on the animals. The hermetic packaging is equipped with a pump allowing for a unproblematic dose measuring.
Creams with vitamin D3 are commonly used in the cosmetology and dermatology.
There is a lot of information about their moisturizing and regenerating properties. The presented formulation is ideally suited for dry, matte and earthy complexion – it reduces its roughness, soothes irritations, restores glow and the optimal level of hydration. In addition, it has a rejuvenating effect and limits the amount of discoloration on the skin.
The presented cream is an excellent supplementation of the sunscreen protection of the skin. Vitamin D3 contained in it exhibits the ability to regulate melanogenesis and has photo-protective properties. It prevents the damage to keratinocytes which results from the activity of UV rays and slows down the photoaging of the skin.
Creams with vitamin D3 are successfully used in people suffering from dermatosis. Vitamin D3 affects the molecular processes occurring in keratinocytes and accelerates the wound healing process. It also promotes the increase of the organism’s protective proteins (cathelicidins), which may result in strengthening the antimicrobial defense of the organism. Scientific publications emphasize that an adequate level of vitamin D3 in the system favors the alleviation of symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, common and rosacea acne.
Research suggests that the cream with vitamin D3 may be as effective as oral supplements containing this vitamin. The transdermal administration of pharmaceutical compounds is nothing new – for example nicotine patches (used to treat nicotine addiction) or scopolamine (used to treat motion sickness) are commonly known. It seems that vitamin D3, as a fat-soluble compound, will penetrate the skin in a more facile way, and the use of a cream with its addition can ultimately raise the concentration of this vitamin in the organism.
To sum up, Life Flo Vitamin D3 Body Cream is a body cream, which has two advantages. On the one hand, it beneficially influences the condition of the skin, and on the other hand is effectively replenishes the deficit of vitamin D3 in the organism.
The cream is intended for external use only. It is especially recommended for people with dry, chapped, rough and non-radiant skin.
It is assumed that the amount obtained by one press of the pump provides about 1000 IU of vitamin D3, which corresponds to the standard dose contained in 1 capsule of the supplement. Therefore, it is suggested that the cream should be applied to the skin only once a day.
Life Flo is a world-renowned company from Arizona. Life Flo made its debut in 1995, launching back then an innovative progesterone cream, which quickly became an international bestseller. With time, the company's offer expanded with further health and body care products. Currently, the company’s offer ranges from dietary supplements through nutraceuticals to cosmeceuticals.
Life Flo products are of excellent quality, they do not contain harmful chemicals, parabens or artificial colorings. Before hitting the shelves, they go through a series of specialist tests. All the products are manufactured based on the latest technologies, using ecological, certified ingredients.
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|Purified water, glycerin, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), stearic acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tyrosine, lecithin, glyceryl stearate SE, sodium alginate, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, xanthum gum, bambusa vulgaris (bamboo extract), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), tocopherol (vitamin E a-tocopherol), acetyl cysteine, ascorbyl palmitate, magnesium stearate.||*||*|
|*Each full press of the pump provides approximately 1000 IU of Vitamin D3|
Tyrosine - endogenous amino acid (synthesized within the body), one of the 22 protein amino acids building. It occurs naturally in animal food products (eggs, dairy, meat). If the deficiency, it can be synthesized by hydroxylation of phenylalanine, capable of being converted to tyrosine in the liver. It is a precursor of neurotransmitters: dopamine (the group of catecholamines, participating in the processes occurring in the nervous system, causing muscle coordination and participates in the synthesis of many hormones) and noradrenaline (counteracting stress, stimulating the heart and circulatory system, and increasing glycogenolysis and lipolysis participating in the processes of energy transformations). Tyrosine is a precursor of thyroid hormones responsible for the rate of change in metabolic processes and pigment (melanin). In the supplementation, preparations containing tyrosine are used in programs reducing body fat (weight loss), improve mood and are stimulants.
Dosage: Customarily 500-2000 mg per day.
Lecithin is part of the phospholipids (lipid complex), beneficial for the function of the cardiovascular system and blood lipid profile and fat metabolism. It is a source of choline which is a precursor of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) that affects the nervous system, including inositol (stabilizer of the copper and zinc balance in the body). It improves concentration, cognition and memory. Forms a colloidal suspension of a liquid in the fat (emulsification) allowing for their use in the food industry. It is a component of dietary supplements supporting the work of the central nervous system, blood circulation, accelerating weight loss and in protein, carbohydrate-protein supplement as an emulsifier, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: as per the prescription, customarily 1 - 10 g / 24h
Sodium is an important component of the intracellular fluids, and is a regulator of acid-base balance. Along with potassium affects the proper of growth and provides the proper functioning of muscles and nerves. The source of acquisition is table salt (NaCl) and bladderwrack, shellfish, bacon, beef, and of plant beets and carrots. People on salt-free diet should avoid, among others, spicy sauces and smoked meats and sausages.
Sodium deficiency is very rare, at heaving sweating after a long effort (e.g. in the marathon).
Excess sodium increases blood pressure (especially for the elderly), edema and increased thirst. Exceeding the daily dose of 14g a day can cause poisoning.
Citric acid (citric acid, E330) is a ingredient of almost every plant and animal cells, widely used in the food industry as an acidity regulator, emulsifier and stabilizer in order to prevent oxidation and preventing discolouration of the product. In the life processes it takes an active part in the Krebs cycle, a negative phosphofructokinase catalyst, enzyme accelerating the rate of glycolysis. In the sports supplementation used in conjunction with creatine. Preparations available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Potassium and sodium regulate the body's water resources, ensuring normal heart rhythm. Maintaining the proper level of potassium provides the proper oxidation of the brain, lowers blood pressure, increases the permeability of cell membranes (as an antagonist of calcium). It is a base-forming element. It is widely used in sports diet before and after training in the form of supplements, nutrients, vitamin-mineral preparations and minerals, concentrates and ready, isotonic and hypertonic beverages. Natural sources of acquisition of potassium are: vegetable products (bananas, citrus fruits, melons, mint leaves, green vegetables, potatoes) and animal products (sea fish, meat). Potassium is present in the form of organic compounds: citric acids, and fumarates gluconates and inorganic (chlorides, sulfates, oxides and carbonates).
Potassium deficiency (hypokalemia): excessive tiredness, headaches and irritability, problems with sleeping, muscle cramps, constipation. Potassium levels may drop sharply in the event of a reduction in blood sugar levels, prolonged starvation, severe diarrhea. They can occur when too much of strong coffee is consumed, with alcohol abuse and when eating too much sweets.
The excess of potassium (hyperkalemia) is often the cause of depression, hypotension, tingling in the extremities.
Cholecalciferol, or vitamin D3, is an organic chemical that belongs to the family of D vitamins. It is naturally found in fatty fish, fish oil, egg yolks, milk and dairy products. It is also synthesized in the human body. It is formed from 7-dehydrocholesterol present in the keratinocytes of the spinous and the basal layers of the epidermis, and a pre-requisite for initiating this process is the action of 290-315 nm wavelength UVB radiation on the skin.
Cholecalciferol is a biologically inactive compound. In the body, it undergoes enzymatic hydroxylation – first in the liver, with the participation of 25-hydroxylase, when calcidiol is formed and secondly in the kidneys, where under the influence of 1-α-hydroxylase, calcidiol is converted into the final active form – calcitriol.
The most important role of vitamin D3 in the body is the regulation of calcium-phosphate metabolism, which directly affects normal skeletal mineralization. In addition, it is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation, insulin secretion, as well as in some functions of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems.
Cholecalciferol is the most popular form of vitamin D used in dietary supplements. Studies show that supplementation with vitamin D in this form most effectively and rapidly raises the level of 25 (OH) D3 – a metabolite that is a marker of the level of vitamin D in the body.
Dosage: according to RDI standards for individual age groups.
Vitamin D belongs to fat soluble vitamins, occurs in three forms: calciferol (vitamin D1) ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), it is formed under the action of sunlight for at least 15 minutes per day. In the absence of sunlight it should be administered in the diet in the form of fish oil (Vitamin A + D3) and fish oils. It is responsible for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is the building substance of bone tissue particularly necessary during pregnancy, childhood, and for athletes. It is a component of dietary supplements and nutrients among competetive athletes. Deficiency of vitamin D causes children growth inhibition, and rickets.
For adults - deficiency causes osteomalacia.
Excess of vitamin D causes headaches, alopecia, nausea, drowsiness, blurred vision, pain in the long bones, the deposition of calcium deposits.
Dosage: 400 IU units during the day.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat soluble. Due to its antioxidant action, it is a protection of other vitamins (e.g. Vitamins A). Protects the body against free radicals, strengthens the walls of blood vessels and its capacity, causing their dilation and dissolution of blood clots. With the reduction of coagulation, it is used as an antiatherogenic medicine, it allows for the proper course of pregnancy. In cooperation with selenium it slows the ageing process of cells, strengthening connective tissue. In the food it is present in whole-grain bread, sprout and grains, vegetable oils (soybean, sunflower), soya beans and sunflower seeds, vegetable fat and hen egg yolks. Also it is used in sports medicine in the form of nutrients and supplements.
Vitamin E deficiency reduces building of red blood cells, results in changes in muscle and disorders of pregnancies.
Dosage: for children, 0.5 mg / 1 kg of weight; for adults 10-30 mg per day.
Cysteine belongs to the group of essential amino acids, synthesized by the body, involved in detoxification of the body. The combination of L-cysteine with glutamine and glycine is involved in the synthesis of glutathione (a powerful antioxidant) and the proteins, enzymes and co-enzymes. Present in the protein product, in smaller amounts in corn and peanuts. The source of the acquisition are also concentrates and whey protein isolates, and preparations containing mixtures of amino acids. Not in the form mono-preparations. It is a component of detoxification, supporting the work of the liver supplements and in supplements improving the cosmetics of the body, usually in the form of L-cystine (two connected cysteine particles) or in the form of NAC.
Dosage: the usual supplementation: 50-500 mg per day.
Magnesium (element from the group of alkaline earth metals, atomic no. 12, a chemical symbol - Mg), one of the most important health microelements, participates in the synthesis process of the disintegration of high energy compounds and processes of transformation of hydrocarbons and fats. It affects the dilation of blood vessels and lower blood pressure, prevents hypercoagulable state. Shortages affect cardiac arrhythmias, malignant muscle cramps, insomnia and anxiety. It is a component of many dietary supplements and found in foods such as whole grain bread, legumes, buckwheat, rice, fish, meat, as well as chocolate, cocoa and nuts.
Dosage of 100 - 500 mg / day
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