Created by a former acne sufferer, for acne sufferers, Skinphoria is currently the only niacin-based, oral skin supplement on the market. Niacin helps the skin with detoxification, chromium and zinc aid in reducing infection and inflammation while the combination of L-Lysine, L-Proline and L-Threonine allow the body to produce collagen.
Also known as vitamin B3, niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that helps convert carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. It lowers cholesterol, improves circulation, and it has been shown to suppress inflammation. Niacin has the ability to speed up cell metabolism, repair sun damage and strengthen the skin barrier, allowing skin to retain moisture more effectively. Niacin helps regulate sebum production, improve skin texture and reduce redness. It is widely used in detoxification programs to remove toxins throughout the body and to bring nutrients to the cells that need them.
Niacin Flush: The niacin in Skinphoria supplements will cause your body to "flush." A niacin flush lasts approximately 30 minutes (sometimes longer) and will cause your skin to appear red and feel tingly, itchy or hot. During a niacin flush, capillaries close to the surface of the skin expand to approximately 3 times their normal size, allowing more blood cells to flow through and therefore removing toxins from the skin faster and more effectively. Some people find the niacin flush sensation to be pleasant, however, to decrease the severity of the flush, simply take your supplement on a full stomach and drink plenty of water.
Zinc glycinate is one of the most bio-available forms of zinc, and therefore is required in much smaller amounts than other forms of zinc that you will find in drug stores. It is a mineral that promotes faster healing of tissues, increased antioxidant capacity and controlled inflammation. Zinc helps to regulate the activity of sebaceous oil glands and promotes a healthy immune system.
Chromium is a mineral that helps with digestion, blood-sugar regulation, lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. When Chromium is bonded to picolinic acid, it creates chromium picolinate, one of the most bio-available forms of chromium.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid that the body requires but cannot manufacture. It is used in collagen synthesis, making it an excellent anti-aging ingredient. As we age, collagen breaks down and fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin begin to appear. By increasing the amount of collagen produced, l-lysine can help to restore a smoother, younger-looking complexion with more elasticity. L-lysine together with l-proline are so effective in collagen formation that they are often recommended to burn victims to heal damaged skin and minimize scarring.
L-proline is a non-essential amino acid that is needed by the body to build collagen. It is a structural protein required to make elastic fibres found in the skin.
L-threonine is an essential amino acid required for the creation of glycine and serine, two amino acids necessary for collagen, tissue and elastin production.