PRAVENAC help: clear skin frequently asked questions
PRAVENAC help: clear skin® FAQ:
PRAVENAC® is our unique formulation containing a natural milk protein, rich in bioactive lactoferrin. Lactoferrin has been clinically proven to help reduce acne blemishes and help you maintain a healthy, clearer complexion.
In clinical trials, participants took 100mg and 200mg of lactoferrin each day. PRAVENAC® help: clear skin contains 200mg of lactoferrin in each sachet so you need to consume one sachet each day to see the same effects.
Provided you follow our recommendation of taking one sachet of PRAVENAC® each day, you should begin to see a significant improvement within 4-6 weeks. This can feel like a long while, but it is important to allow time for the active ingredients in PRAVENAC™ to take effect.
Using PRAVENAC help: clear skin® every day as part of your skincare regime will help reduce the bacteria associated with skin blemishes through its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Positive results are usually seen in as little as 4-6 weeks but you will have to keep taking PRAVENAC help: clear skin to continue to maintain a healthy, spot-free complexion.
Lactoferrin works in two ways. Firstly, it inhibits the growth of the propionibacterium, a type of bacteria that is present on most people’s skin and one of the causes of acne. By stopping the growth of this bacteria, lactoferrin reduces the number of new skin blemishes forming. Secondly its anti-inflammatory properties mean that the size of spots is reduced and blemishes heal quicker resulting in a smoother complexion.
The effects of supplementing your diet with lactoferrin have been proven in several studies with teenagers, with an average decrease of complexion blemishes of 71% after one month and 95% after two months.
PRAVENAC® is a water soluble milk protein complex which means that it can be dissolved in water, beverages or soft foods whilst still being just as effective. This means you can pop help: clear skin in your favourite hot and cold drinks, juices, smoothies and even soups!
The link between milk and acne is in its early stages but it is thought that the natural hormones contained within milk can cause acne. Lactoferrin is a protein that has been derived from the milk, but it has been purified to such a degree in PRAVENAC™ that it no longer contains these hormones.
Most milk allergies are caused by milk proteins, essentially the milk whey and casein. Although lactoferrin is not exactly milk whey and casein, it is made up of its components which means, to be on the safe side, we say that PRAVENAC® is not suitable for people with milk allergies.
However, lactose (milk sugar) intolerance is a much bigger issue and many people confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergies. PRAVENAC® does not contain any lactose, so PRAVENAC® is suitable for anyone lactose intolerant.
High Extract Aloe Vera which has a smoothing and nourishing effect on the skin.
Zinc Gluconate which is important for protein synthesis and to support immune function.
Oligofructose which is a natural source of soluble fibre derived from the chicory root. Upping your fibre intake enables your body to get rid of toxins that negatively affect skin.
No, PRAVENAC® is completely preservative free.
There are 5 calories per 3.5g sachet serving.
PRAVENAC® contains no flavourings or sweeteners and is completely safe to consume if you are diabetic.
As with any dietary supplement product, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before use if you are pregnant or nursing.
PRAVENAC® has no specific effect on hormone induced acne. It works in essentially three ways – put simply these are:
1. Limiting of the growth of the acne bacteria.
2. Reducing the blemishes associated with acne.
3. Helping repair damaged skin cells caused by blemishes.
Hormone associated acne is caused by hormonal imbalances due to high levels of androgens and testosterone – a condition that can only be treated medically.
However, one of the side effects of the hormonal imbalance is an increase in oily skin which unfortunately is a good breeding ground for bacteria which can amplify the underlying effects.
PRAVENAC® will have an effect on helping reduce oiliness and will therefore still have a benefit… and can be of benefit in helping repair damaged skin cells caused by blemishes.
Although we cannot guarantee that you will be acne free, clinical trials on lactoferrin show that you are statistically likely to see a significant reduction in acne, blemishes and scarring.
There are no side effects associated with PRAVENAC®. However, if you generally consume a diet high in fibre, you may experience a slight bloating effect due to the fibre content. Remember, Oligofructose is a natural soluble fibre – so an added benefit if you struggle to maintain the recommended level of fibre in your daily diet.
During the past 15 years there has been strong evidence due to some well conducted studies indicating that Aloe Vera is a natural cure for psoriasis.
Aloe Vera extract is a wonderful natural ingredient that has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The inner leaf gel of the Aloe Vera plant inhibits streptococcus bacteria (strep), meaning that when eaten it is particularly effective in supporting digestion and detoxification. Aloe Vera, with its abundance of helpful applications, helps reduce inflammation, addresses pathogens and restores balanced bowel function. Many believe Aloe Vera may play a crucial role in the prevention of illnesses that may usher in psoriasis outbreaks.
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