Skin Glow

Omega-3 | Citrus & Strawberry Flavor

Various factors in our modern world can take a toll on our skin such as air pollution, an unhealthy diet, fatigue, and stress. We formulated ConCordix Omega-3 Skin Glow with 7 key nutrients that provide an important boost for healthy skin. This formula is specifically designed to support collagen production, promote healthy inflammation, and protect against free radicals that can break down collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for the skin’s healthy glow, smoothing out wrinkles, and skin elasticity. Our manufacturing significantly minimizes exposure to heat, maintaining nutrient integrity in omega-3 oils which are highly sensitive to oxidation. Furthermore, our packaging protects each dose from humidity, light and air oxidation until ready to be consumed. There is no fishy taste or unpleasant fish reflux due to our unique ConCordix technology. Our sugar-free Smart Chews are an advantage over gummies because sugars cause cross-linking of collagen which then reduces skin elasticity.

Supplement facts

  • Total Omega-3 125 mg
  • EPA 64 mg
  • DHA 43 mg
  • Argan oil 75 mg
  • Zinc 2 mg
  • Selenium 25 mcg
  • Vitamin A 166 mcg-RE
  • Vitamin E 10 mg a-TE

• Serving Size: 1 Smart Chew
• Flavor: Citrus & Strawberry
• Color: Orange

Health benefits

Omega-3 Promotes Skin Cell Hydration & Healthy Inflammation

Argan Oil Contains gamma-Tocopherol which Supports Healthy Inflammation

Zinc Promotes Healthy Immunity, Inflammation, and Wound Repair

Selenium Aids Skin Tissue against Oxidative Damage

Vitamin A Supports Collagen Production, Promotes Healthy Skin Tissue Regeneration

Vitamin E Antioxidant that Helps Skin against Free-Radical Damage

Our ConCordix technology allows for high payloads, particularly oil-soluble nutrients. For example, one ConCordix Smart Chew can hold up to 750mg of marine oil. One can only imagine a sea of possibilities with ConCordix.

Enhanced absorption

Our patented dosage system packages lipid nutrients in billions of microscopic oil droplets that are stabilized in an emulsion. This technology increases lipid nutrient absorption by 44%. Our unique design is specific to ConCordix Smart Chews which allows the option of combining both lipid with water-soluble nutrients in one convenient dose.

Nutrient absorption

Our GI tract has multiple folds that contain pits which hold finger like projections called villi. These pits, folds, and villi increase the gut’s surface and are what allows for optimal nutrient absorption.

Likewise, mother nature strategically packages nutrients in foods to optimize their surface area. For instance, a piece of salmon contains evenly distributed microscopic oil droplets that significantly increases the surface area of the nutrients that are exposed to the gut.

We took a cue from nature and created a patented technology that packages lipid nutrients in microscopic oil droplets that are stabilized in an emulsion. This unique design is specific to our Smart Chews. You won’t find our patented emulsification system in any other delivery system in the market today.

Sugar-free & natural flavors

ConCordix Smart Chews utilize plant-based sweeteners which provide multiple health benefits. Our sugar-free flavor system addresses health concerns such as dental care, weight loss, and diabetes.

Nutrient stability & earth-friendly packaging

Our thoughtful packaging is made from sustainable material which is designed to effectively protect nutrients from oxidation. Cartons that house the aluminum blister packs are made from recycled material. The blister packs individually seal each Smart Chew, protecting each dose from humidity, light, and air oxidation with no exposure to the elements until ready to be consumed. Light-weight and convenient, our packaging is conducive to an active lifestyle.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). These PUFAs can not be synthesized by the human body but has many health benefits. The health effects have been extensively documented and probably the most known effect of omega-3 PUFAs is to reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases. There are also indications that omega-3 PUFAs may lower the risk for dementia and mitigate depression.

The most important omega-3 PUFAs in the human diet are:
1. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
2. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
3. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

ALA is found in plants, including chia, flaxseed, hemp, and nuts. Plants contain of fibers that are difficult to digest for humans and can reduce absorption of essential bioactives. Some studies indicate that ALA has neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant properties. The human body contains enzymes that convert ALA into DHA and EPA, however, the conversion rates are often very low with ranges between 1% to 20%.

High concentrations of EPA and DHA are found in fish and shellfish. EPA and DHA in fish oil are easily absorbed by the human body. It is known that these PUFAs have different effects.
For instance, EPA is metabolized to eicosanoids that regulate fundamental physiological processes such as cell division and growth, blood clotting, muscle activity, and the secretion of digestive juices and hormones. Eicosanoids derived from EPA may reduce certain inflammatory processes that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
DHA is not involved in eicosanoid formation but is highly concentrated in the brain and involved in normal neurological development and functioning. Next to that, DHA is an important part of the retina and plays a role in visual development and normal eye function.

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EPA

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). These PUFAs can not be synthesized by the human body but has many health benefits. The health effects have been extensively documented and probably the most known effect of omega-3 PUFAs is to reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases. There are also indications that omega-3 PUFAs may lower the risk for dementia and mitigate depression.

The most important omega-3 PUFAs in the human diet are:
1. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
2. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
3. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

High concentrations of EPA and DHA are found in fish and shellfish. EPA and DHA in fish oil are easily absorbed by the human body. It is known that these PUFAs have different effects.

For instance, EPA is metabolized to eicosanoids that regulate fundamental physiological processes such as cell division and growth, blood clotting, muscle activity, and the secretion of digestive juices and hormones. Eicosanoids derived from EPA may reduce certain inflammatory processes that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

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DHA

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). These PUFAs can not be synthesized by the human body but has many health benefits. The health effects have been extensively documented and probably the most known effect of omega-3 PUFAs is to reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases. There are also indications that omega-3 PUFAs may lower the risk for dementia and mitigate depression.

The most important omega-3 PUFAs in the human diet are:
1. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
2. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
3. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

DHA is not involved in eicosanoid formation but is highly concentrated in the brain and involved in normal neurological development and functioning. Next to that, DHA is an important part of the retina and plays a role in visual development and normal eye function.

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Argan oil

There are many unsaturated fatty acids that can provide health benefits. However, those in argan oil hold potential for improving health in many ways. Read below to learn more about this unique oil and how it can enhance your health today.

What is argan oil?

Also known as Argania spinosa, argan oil is a compound made of 80-percent mono-unsaturated fatty acids as well as sterols and antioxidant compounds like carotenoids (1,2). Virgin argan oil is harvested from the fruit of the argan tree and is obtained from a cold-pressing method (3). The fruit from which the oil is harvested is naturally found in Morocco.

This type of oil contains compounds like linoleic and oleic acids, antioxidant tocopherols (vitamin E), vitamin A, and melatonin (3). These properties make this oil a potent agent in fighting inflammation in the body and reducing related chronic disease risk.

Is there research on the benefits of argan oil?

Research shows that argan oil is effective in many ways. One animal study shows that it can reduce blood pressure, lower risk of high blood sugar, as well as improve insulin resistance (1,3). This study shows potential for such benefits in humans upon further research.
A 2018 study review also shows that applying topical argan oil daily can improve skin health. This review reports that such argan oil usage can improve skin elasticity and hydration (2). It does this by restoring barrier function and helping to maintain water-holding capacity.
Argan oil can provide health benefits through oral intake or by applying topically to skin (4). This oil is traditionally used in cooking or spreading on toast. However, it’s also found in many health and beauty products.

How much argan oil should I consume daily?

Studies show that safe and effective doses of argan oil include 25-30 milliliters daily for 3 to 4 weeks (4). This dosage helped improve cholesterol levels and antioxidant activity in healthy subjects.

Side effects and safety of argan oil

Those with allergic hypersensitivity may experience side effects like pneumonitis, or inflammation of the lungs if they use argan oil (4). Also, because of lack of research on side effects in pregnant and breastfeeding women, these women should avoid using argan oil.

Bottom line

Argan oil is a unique mono-unsaturated compound that holds antioxidant potential for improving skin, heart, and metabolic health. However, it’s important to be safe and talk to your healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.

References

1. Lizard, G., Filali-Zegzouti, and Midaoui, A.E. (July 2017) “Benefits of Argan Oil on Human Health- May 4-6 2017, Errachidia, Morocco.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(7): 1383.
2. Lin, T-K., Zhong, L., and Santiago, J.L. (January 2018) “Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils.” 19(1): 70.
3. Midaoui, A.E., et al. (November 2017) “Argan Oil as an Effective Nutri-Therapeutic Agent in Metabolic Syndrome: A Preclinical Study.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(11): 2492.
4. Drugs.com (last updated December 2, 2019) “Argan.” https://www.drugs.com/npp/arga…
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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of the cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. In addition, it also helps to normal cognitive functioning, vision and fertility. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.

Immune system

Zinc is involved in the regulation and maintenance of the normal activity of special immune cells. Some studies have demonstrated a relationship between zinc intake and reduction in the length and severity of a cold.

Wound healing

Because of its immune regulating mechanism, zinc is also critical in wound healing and the various stages of tissue reconstruction. When the skin is ruptured, the inflammatory process is activated and special immune cells are directed to the wound. There they remove bacteria from the wound. Wound healing also consists of growth of new tissue, and zinc is thought to have a beneficial role in new cell formation.

Bone health

Zinc also has a role in normal bone maintenance. Zinc is contained in crystals that form a bone matrix and is required to stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone decomposition. It is probable that zinc, in combination with calcium, might protect against the risk for osteoporosis.

Vision

Researchers have suggested that both zinc and antioxidants delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration and vision loss, possibly by preventing cellular damage in the retina.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged the following beneficial effects as a basis for health claims:
• Zinc contributes to normal function of the immune system
• Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis and cell division
• Zinc contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage
• Zinc contributes to maintenance of normal bone
• Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function
• Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
• Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids
• Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism
• Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A
• Zinc contributes to maintenance of normal vision
• Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism
• Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
• Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
• Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
• Zinc has a role in the process of cell division

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Selenium

Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods. Selenium, which is nutritionally essential for humans, is a constituent of more than two dozen selenoproteins that play critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection.

Selenium exists in two forms: inorganic (selenate and selenite) and organic (selenomethionine and selenocysteine). Both forms can be good dietary sources of selenium.

Most selenium that is present in human tissues is in the form of selenomethionine where it can be incorporated non-specifically with the amino acid methionine in body proteins. Skeletal muscle is the major site of selenium storage, accounting for approximately 28% to 46% of the total selenium pool.

Effects

Because of seleniums’ effects on DNA repair, apoptosis, and the endocrine and immune systems as well as other mechanisms, including its antioxidant properties, selenium might play a role in the prevention of cancer. Selenium also supports the immune system by scavenging oxidative products that are produced during an immune response when invading viruses are attacked.

In addition, selenoproteins help prevent the oxidative modification of lipids, reducing inflammation and preventing platelets from aggregating. As a consequence, selenium could reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Some studies have suggested that selenium may prevent the cognitive decline in elderly.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged the following beneficial effects as a basis for health claims:
• Selenium contributes to normal thyroid function
• Selenium contributes to normal function of the immune system
• Selenium contributes to the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
• Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
• Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
• Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential fat-soluble bioactive, also known as retinol. There are 2 forms of vitamin A available in the diet: preformed and provitamin A. Preformed vitamin A comes from animal sources, with high concentrations in fish oils, eggs and milk. Provitamin A comes from plant sources and is mainly found in the form as carotenoids with the most important one: beta-carotene. The body converts these provitamin carotenoids into vitamin A.

Both preformed vitamin A and provitamin A must be metabolized intracellularly to retinal and retinoic acid, the active forms of vitamin A, to support the vitamin’s important biological function. Vitamin A plays a key role in several bodily functions including:

Vision

Vitamin A is critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors. Vitamin A maintains vision because it continuously forms new rhodopsin. Retinoic acid, is a substitute of vitamin A and supports the conjunctival membranes and cornea.

Growth and development

Vitamin A is involved in genetic regulation of cell formation and differentiation and intercellular communication. It is critical during the (neurological) development of the foetus.

Immune system

Vitamin A also supports the immune system and helps to protect against infections and invading antigens.

Skin and mucous membranes

The skin is a mechanical immune barrier, and sufficient concentrations of vitamin A available, maintain skin health.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged the following beneficial effects of preformed vitamin A and provitamin A as a basis for health claims:
• Normal cell differentiation
• Normal function of the immune system
• Maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
• Maintenance of normal vision
• Normal metabolism of iron

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a generic term covering all tocopherols and tocotrienols which qualitatively exhibit the same biological activity as α−tocopherol. Therefore, vitamin E refers to α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocopherols, plus α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocotrienols.

Antioxidant

Vitamin E is long recognised as the body´s major lipid soluble antioxidant, and thus is fundamental in maintaining the integrity and functionality of the cellular membranes of all cells of the human body. As an antioxidant, vitamin E acts within cell membranes, constructed from unsaturated fatty acids and protects the cell membranes from oxidation. In doing so, the vitamin is oxidised itself and must be ‘recycled’ back to its active form, typically by vitamin C.

Due to its role as an antioxidant, vitamin E may play a key role in the protection against conditions associated with increased oxidative stress, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, disorders involving chronic inflammation, cancer, and neurologic disorders.

Other effects

In addition to its antioxidant function, research demonstrated specific roles of vitamin E in signal transduction, gene expression, and regulation of cellular functions, including immune response. There is substantial evidence that vitamin E has a role in the prevention of atherosclerosis by inhibiting low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and anti-inflammatory actions.
EFSA has acknowledged the following beneficial effects as a basis for health claim:
• Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage

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