Advanced Skin Health - discontinued
AOR Advanced Skin Health helps maintain healthy skin nd immune function. The wintergreen flavour (Gaultheria procumbens) gives a pleasant taste and serves as a natural breath freshener.
an innovative way to healthy skin
• nutrients to enhance skin health and immune function
• freshens breath naturally
• unique fresh-tasting tablet sweetened with xylitol
• enhances skin health and immune function
• helps reduce symptoms of acne
Skin Health and Acne
Skin health is an important trend in cosmetics and health care today. Acne is one of the most obvious and prevalent skin issues faced by young people, although it can affect anyone at any age for various reasons. Acne is thought to be caused by various factors including excessive production of sebum (oil) which is related to hormonal balance, excessive production of the protein keratin, certain types of bacteria and/or inflammation.
A Tablet for Healthy Skin
Advanced Skin Health by AOR is an innovative method for promoting healthy skin, in both ingredients and method! Lactoferrin and zinc have been shown to support healthy skin and enhance immune function, targeting the possible causes of acne and supporting the body’s ability to fight it. With Advanced Skin Health, you’ll get the amount of lactoferrin you might get in 2L of processed milk in just 2 tablets a day.
A Sugar-Free Minty Alternative
Advanced Skin Health comes in fresh-tasting, wintergreen-flavoured tablets that dissolve in your mouth, promoting healthy skin while leaving your breath pleasantly refreshed. Fortunately, research does show positive results for this secondary application for both lactoferrin and zinc!
With xylitol used as a sweetener, Advanced Skin Health tablets can serve as a sugar-free minty alternative.
A recent study estimated that $2.5 billion is spent annually on acne treatments in the US. Most acne treatment protocols include an oral drug or antibiotic and/or a topical treatment. Some of the oral treatments can have negative side effects, ranging from mild effects like microflora imbalances, to devastating effects such as liver damage. In addition, studies have shown that people tend not to adhere to prescription protocols for acne very well. Why not try something natural that tastes great? AOR’s Advanced Skin Health serves as a healthy, minty alternative to conventional skin health treatments.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is important for the production of sex hormones, and an adequate intake of zinc is necessary for normal immune function. These roles make it the ideal skin health nutrient, since hormones, inflammation and infection are key factors in the development of acne. Research has shown that those with more severe acne tend to have lower zinc levels, and that zinc can reduce sebum production (oily skin) and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that help fend off acne.
Lactoferrin is a protein found in the body and in milk. It is part of the normal human defense system and is known to have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing effects. Lactoferrin has been found to help in the healing of skin tissue through the synthesis of various skin components. Research has shown that lactoferrin improves the symptoms of acne, and one study found that low levels of lactoferrin were linked to acne rosacea.
Zinc and Acne
One study found that lower zinc levels were associated with more severe acne. A recent review concluded that overall, zinc is useful for treating acne in both oral and topical form. Its main mechanisms of action include its capacity to reduce sebum (oil) production, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
Lactoferrin and Acne
An open trial on young adults with acne found that a chewable lactoferrin tablet significantly reduced total lesion count by the end of 8 weeks. In a 12-week study on young subjects with acne, a fermented milk product enhanced with lactoferrin again reduced the number of lesions, sebum (oil) production, acne grade and the amount of skin surface fats.
Halitosis - A Secondary Use for Advanced Skin Health
Low levels of lactoferrin have been linked to halitosis, and both zinc and lactoferrin have also been shown to have breath-freshening capabilities. Halitosis, or bad breath, is caused by a high level of volatile sulfur compounds (VOCs) being present in the breath. VOCs are normally produced by bacteria that reside on the gums or on the back of the tongue. The most prevalent VOCs include hydrogen sulfide and methanethiol. According to research, zinc toothpastes can reduce the presence of hydrogen sulfide and methanethiol in the breath, and a lactoferrin-containing tablet reduced methanethiol content.
AOR’s Advanced Skin Health tablets are formulated with a wintergreen-fresh flavour to double as a natural breath freshener. The tablets are sweetened with xylitol, a non-glycemic sweetener shown to actually inhibit the growth of many types of bacteria in the mouth by increasing the pH of the mouth and by interfering with the digestive and reproductive systems of some bacteria. Dissolve each tablet in the mouth after a meal for best breath-freshening effects.
Dissolve 1 tablet in the mouth twice daily after a meal, a few hours before or after taking medications or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 tablet)
lactoferrin 100mg †
zinc (citrate) 350mcg
active ingredient (lactoferrin (milk), zinc citrate), sweetener (xylitol), flavour (wintergreen), filler (microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), filler (sodium stearyl fumarate)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C, may be stored in refrigerator as well
keep out of reach of young children
consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have an iron deficiency, if you are allergic to cow's milk/dairy products or for use beyond 3 months or when you are pregant or nursing
contains milk (whey)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians