Our powerful natural ingredients are selected for their optimal
performance, bioavailability, and ethical production. They are backed by nutritional science and incorporated at the optimal dosage for best efficacy and results.

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Ethically sourced and sustainably produced, we meticulously select the highest-quality, all natural, nutrient-dense food ingredients. We partner with world leaders in high performance ingredient manufacture, utilising patented, clinically trialled, highly bioavailable ingredients to deliver optimal benefits.

  • OptyBiotics™

Each of our products has its own unique OptyBiotic™ blend of pre, pro and postbiotics designed to optimise gut health and bring the gut-skin axis into balance.

Shown in clinical trials to have many direct and indirect benefits in the skin, including:

- Improve skin hydration
- Improve skin barrier function
- Reduce TEWL (trans epidermal water loss)
- Improve skin texture
- Iincrease collagen production
- Improve keratinocyte differentiation

The gut-loving actives also work to improve microbiome balance, digestive health, immune system health and nutrient absorption.

Science harnessing the power of nature.

  • CollagenRenew OptyBiotic™

    CollagenRenew OptyBiotic™

    Scientifically proven blend for targeted collagen promotion

    + Improve Skin Hydration: postbiotic L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus and B. longum clinically proven to promote collagen production and improve skin hydration, texture and barrier

    + Promote gut health: postbiotic bacterial species improve microbiome balance and digestive function

    + Multibenefit support: postbiotics also work to support nervous and immune system health and function

  • GutRenew OptyBiotic™

    GutRenew OptyBiotic™

    A restorative and balancing gut food for enhanced nutrient absorption and gut immune function

    + Promote healthy microbiome: Livaux® gold kiwifruit increases essential bacteria F. prau levels from 3.4% to 7.0% of microbiome density

    + Promote clear skin: Bacillus coagulans reduced the number of whiteheads or blackheads in 72% of study subjects

    + Enhance nutrient absorption: Aloe vera enhances collagen production and skin elasticity, as well as increase absorption of vitamins C, E and B12

  • CellRenew OptyBiotic™

    CellRenew OptyBiotic™

    Wholefood blend with a multitude of benefits to promote overall gut health and wellbeing

    + Support digestive function: turmeric, traditionally used to benefit digestive and liver health, owing to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

    + Promote healthy microbiome: postbiotic bacteria species improve microbiome balance and overall gut health

    + Support immune health: S. cerevisiae are naturally high in immune boosting beta glucans, B vitamins, selenium and zinc

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  • OptyBlends™

At OPTY.NC, we understand the complexity of skin, and the intricate interplay between it and the rest of the body. We know that there is no one single active that can do it all.

To achieve meaningful results takes an intrinsic understanding of how to combine science with nature. It creates a powerful combination.

We have drawn on decades of formulating expertise to create our multi-benefit, synergistic OptyBlends™, which address these complex needs.

Each OptyBlend™ comprises a combination of natural active ingredients that work together via complementary mechanisms, to deliver our multi-benefit effective skin solutions.

The Power of Synergy

  • CollagenRenew OptyBlend™

    CollagenRenew OptyBlend™

    Complete dermal health complex with low molecular weight marine colalgen peptides

    + Clinically proven dermal results:
    Reduce eye wrinkle volume by up to 49%
    Increase skin elasticity by up to 40%
    Increase skin hydration by up to 28%
    Increase quantity and activity of fibroblasts
    Decrease collagen degradation by up to 31%

    + Synergistic benefits:
    MSM offers antioxidant support
    Hyaluronic acid plumps, smooths and hydrates
    Vitamin C supports new collagen formation

  • SkinProtect BioBlend™

    SkinProtect BioBlend™

    Targeted antioxidant protection combats oxidative effects of the modern life against ageing

    + Bio-optimised: Aquacelle™ technology shown to increase bioavailability of carotenoids and flavonoids up to 3x

    + Enhance microcirculation and nutrient delivery: grapeseed extract improves microcirculation,
    capillary strength and endothelial function

    + Protection from free radical damage: tomato lycopene boost skins immune defense from UV damage, and DNA damage caused by free radicals

  • SkinFood OptyBlend™

    SkinFood OptyBlend™

    All-natural, food-sourced, bioavailable nutrients to allow your skin, hair and nails to thrive

    + Bioavailable: patented quinoa B vitamin extract shows 400x greater bioavailability compared with synthetic alternatives

    + Support skin and immunity: vitamin C is essential for collagen formation, it also increases antioxidant activity in the skin by up to 37%

    + Boost hair, nail health and strength: silica increases hair follicle shaft diameter by up to 14%, and reduces brittleness of hair and nails

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Know your ingredients:

Aloe Vera Inner Leaf Juice Powder

Origin: Made with 100% Australian grown Aloe vera leaves, from soils certified chemical free according to internationally recognised IFOAM Organic Farming Standard. It takes 100kg of the highest quality inner leaf fillets to produce 1kg of concentrated Aloe vera inner leaf gel powder.

The Science: Aloe vera gel, has been shown to increase collagen biosynthesis – effectively increasing the quantity and quality of collagen to enhance dermal wound healing.

In a study on 30 healthy females aged over 45, who supplemented either 1200mg/day or 3600mg/day of aloe gel for 90 days, the subjects experienced:
- Significantly decreased wrinkle volume
- Increased skin elasticity
- Increased quantity of procollagen

The OPTY.NC Difference: Clinical studies have demonstrated the ability of aloe polysaccharides to bind to the gut wall and enhance the absorption of Vitamins C, E and B12. We utilise this bioavailability enhancing property to support the synergistic effects of our GutRenew OptyBlend.

Bacillus coagulans Probiotic Bacteria

Origin: Made in Australia, to pharmaceutical standards, in a TGA-licensed facility.

The Science: Bacillus coagulans encourages a healthy microbiome and growth of other lactic acid producing bacteria in the gut (such as bifidobacteria). It can improve bowel function and reduce toxins in the bowel. It also helps to fight inflammation, supports immunity and improves the absorption of protein.

A study on 87 healthy females showed that supplementing one billion CFU of B. coagulans improved bowel function and reduced circulating toxins which resulted in a reduction in comedones (whiteheads or blackheads) in 72% of study participants.

Other studies have shown that reducing these toxins in skin can result in improved keratinocyte differentiation which is important for maintaining homeostasis of the epidermal structure. This can result in increased skin hydration and improve overall skin clarity.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Many probiotics on the market, though claiming to be shelf stable, have very high die-off rates in complex, powdered or food based formulations. B. coagulans is a spore-forming bacteria, meaning it lays dormant until it reaches the stomach acid, ensuring long term stability and product performance.

Betacarotene / pro vitamin A

Origin: Produced via fermentation of a fungi, Blakeslea trispora, in India.

The Science: Betacarotene is referred to a pro-vitamin A as it can be converted to active vitamin A once in the body. Both are essential for
maintaining the structure and function of the skin. Carotenoids accumulate in the dermis where they exert antioxidant and protective effects against UVA/UVB radiation. Vitamin A contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system, mucous membranes and cell differentiation, all essential functions for a healthy gut and skin.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Fermented Blakeslea trispora produces a potent stable form of betacarotene that is natural and bioavailable.

Brown Rice Hull Powder

Origin: Made in the USA

The Science: Silica is an integral structural component of connective tissue and plays a crucial role in the formation of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. Silica’s presence is essential for wound healing, tissue repair and new tissue generation. Silica has also been shown to increase hair follicle shaft diameter, and reduce brittleness of hair and nails.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Patent pending brown rice hull powder utilises naturally occurring silica in rice to provide a natural sustainable source for nutritional supplementation.

Choline bitartrate

The science: Whilst the body is able to make some choline, dietary intake is required to meet daily needs. Choline is involved in many different processes, such as cell structure and messaging, fat transport and metabolism, DNA synthesis and nervous system maintenance, where it:

- Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
- Contributes to normal fat metabolism
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function
- Contributes to production of neurotransmitters

  • + Collagen Peptides

+ Marine sourced from certified sustainable wild catch fisheries in clean North Atlantic waters and processed in Norway.

+ Stimulates production of new collagen and elastin in the skin, joints and gut.

+ This action visibly improves skin's tone and texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all whilst supporting the healthy function of joints and the gut..

+ Our advanced production techniques ensure consistent delivery of low molecular weight collagen peptides which are small in size and easily absorbed through the gut, to reach the areas of the body where they are active.

Extramel® cantaloupe melon fruit juice concentrate - high SOD

Origin: Made from a unique proprietary, non-GMO, cantaloupe melon variety containing 5 to 10 times more SOD (super oxide dismutase) than other varieties. It is cultivated under tightly controlled Good Agricultural Practice conditions in France.

The Science: SOD is found in all living cells where it acts as an essential enzyme to quench free radicals which are formed through normal cellular functions. In this way it acts as a potent antioxidant that can regulate the formation of oxidative stress and help to maintain normal healthy cellular function.

Factors such as physical and emotional stress, age-related reduction in SOD production or increased exposure to external oxidative stressors may result in an imbalance of free radicals to antioxidant defences resulting in oxidative stress. Supplementing with SOD has been shown in multiple clinical trials to provide antioxidant support to the body:

+ Extramel® has been shown in clinical trials to provide a protective effect in the skin against external oxidative stressors such as UV exposure
+ Extramel® has been shown in a clinical trail to reduce stress induced physical and mental fatigue, as well as cognition
+ In a another clinical trial participants experienced improvements in sleep, irritability, concentration and fatigue when supplementing with Extramel®

The OPTY.NC Difference: The Extramel® SOD B powder is produced using a patented, solvent free process, whereby the edible parts are concentrated and freeze dried without the addition of chemical additives.

Fermented chickpea extract

Origin: Natural fermentation with natto bacteria, made in the USA.

The Science: A source of vitamin K2, which is essential for calcium metabolism. Vitamin K2 essentially directs calcium to tissues where it's needed e.g. the bones and teeth, and prevents deposition of calcium in other tissues such as elastin in the skin, arteries or the kidneys. For this reason it plays a major role in bone health and density, and healthy skin ageing, particularly in post-menopausal women. It can also help to maintain cardiovascular health and prevent formation of kidney stones.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Vitamin K2 is not abundant in modern Western diets, food sources include fermented foods such as natto, organ meats and some cheeses – Gouda and blue cheese are both good sources. Although it can be produced in the intestines by certain bacteria, poor gut health and broad spectrum antibiotics can affect levels, so this food source can boost intake.

Fibregum® Acacia gum soluble dietary fibre

Origin: Fibregum® Acacia gum fibre is a Non-GMO Project certified soluble dietary fibre obtained from the sap of carefully selected acacia trees from serveral coutries in Africa. The sap is purified with natural physical methods that do not involve any chemical processing in France.

The Science: Acacia gum fibre is made up of 90% soluble fibre, a non-digestible carbohydrate with a glycaemic index close to zero. This means our bodies do not break down it down during digestion, it is instead used my our microbiome as a food source.

Studies have shown that acacia gum benefits the microbiome and our gut health in several ways:
- Prebiotic effect - increases number of F. Prau and bifidobacteria in the bowel.
- Increases production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the bowel – for example propionate and butyrate - that support the healthy functioning of the bowel
- Improves barrier integrity and reduces intestinal permeability.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Acacia gum fibre does not produce the same unpleasant side affects (eg. flatulence), common with other fibre products. The reason for this is that acacia gum fibre is fermented gradually throughout the large bowel avoiding a concentrated release of gaseous microbial by-products in a short period of time.

GlucosaGreen® Vegan glucosamine sulphate

Origin: GlucosaGreen® is a vegan glucosamine produced via fermentation of a non-GMO corn extract.   

The Science: Glucosamine is a natural substance found in nature in the exoskeletons of some fungi and crustaceans. It is also produced by humans and concentrates in connective tissues where it acts as a precursor for structural substances including hyaluronic acid and glycosaminoglycans. Research has found that supplementing glucosamine can have anti-inflammatory effects and help to improve joint health as we age.  

Glucosamine has low bioavailability and only 10-12% is absorbed across the gut wall. Up to 0% is metabolised by bacteria in our microbiome. Recent research has shown that GlucosaGreen® vegan glucosamine has prebiotic benefits when taken at 3 grams per day for 12 weeks.

Participants had improved gastrointestinal function, softer stools, a reduced tendency for stomach bloating and demonstrated markers improved protein absorption.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Glucosamine produced from fermentation reduces water use and waste generation by up to 96% compared to shellfish derived material making this the sustainable choice.  

Grapeseed Extract - high OPC

Origin: Our grapes are grown on the pristine South Island of New Zealand in accordance with Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand standards for the sustainable growing of wine grapes. We utilise seed that would otherwise be a waste product from the wine industry.

The Science: Grape seed extract is a potent antioxidant with multiple benefits within the body including the cardiovascular, immune and integumentary systems (an organ system consisting of the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands). These combine to ensure optimal delivery of nutrition to tissues, removal of cellular waste products and enhanced protection from the effects of reactive oxygen species.

Scientific studies have shown that grape seed extracts high in oligomeric proanthocyanins (OPC’s) – potent antioxidant compounds found in grape seeds:
- Support healthy circulation and improve endothelial function
- Improve capillary strength and microcirculation
- Strengthen the collagen matrix and improve collagen cross linking
- Inhibit degradation of collagen and elastin in the skin
- Support wound healing
- Enhance the protection of the skin against UVA/UVB

The OPTY.NC Difference: Our sustainably grown seeds are extracted from the fruit within 12 hours of harvest, then immediately processed using no chemical solvents (as are often used to produce grape seed extracts). The 100% water, low-temperature process extracts a broad range of phenolic antioxidant compounds and preserves the beneficial phytonutrients.

Holy basil leaf extract / Tulsi tea powder

Origin: A whole leaf water extract of holy basil leaves from India

The Science: Holy basil has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen to help increase energy in the case of mental and physical fatigue and improve resistance to stress. It is also used in tea, otherwise known as Tulsi, as a digestive aid.

Scientific studies have shown that holy basil can modulate stress hormones, neurotransmitters, blood sugar and thyroid function. In clinical studies it has been shown to improve stress response, physical and mental recovery and cognition.

The OPTY.NC Difference: The water extraction process concentrates the naturally high content of B-vitamins in holy basil leaf. Each dose provides at least 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5 – both essential for normal neurological function, mental performance and energy production. Our Holy basil also provides 30 times the RDI for biotin, which supports healthy hair, skin and nervous system function.

Hyaluronic acid

Origin: Produced via microbial fermentation, vegan and non-GMO.

The Science: Hyaluronic acid is an integral structural component of the skins dermal layer. It can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water, in the skin this works to hold moisture in the extracellular matrix for plump, hydrated skin.

Clinical studies have shown that supplementation with hyaluronic acid results in:
- significant increase of skin moisture;
- increase in skin pH;
- improvement in age related changes in skin.

The OPTY.NC Difference: We use hyaluronic acid that is optimised for skin hydration at 800kD molecular weight for maximum moisture absorbance and skin plumping benefits.

Kelp seaweed powder

Origin: Ascophyllum nodosum powder a sea kelp grown and sustainably harvested from Canada.

The Science: Kelp is a source of iodine, a skin and nail super nutrient, that is mineral essential for:

- Necessary for normal production of thyroid hormones
- Necessary for normal neurological function
- Necessary for normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to normal cognitive function
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The OPTY.NC Difference: North Atlantic kelp comes from clean Atlantic waters off the coast of Canada batch tested for heavy metals and environmental pollutants.

  • + Livaux® Gold Kiwifruit Prebiotic

+ Increases populations of F. prau - an important ‘good bacteria’ in the bowel which produces butyrate, a gut superfood with many benefits.

+ Butyrate is the preferred fuel for the cells lining the gut, has anti-inflammatory and immune-signalling properties and improves the gut barrier function.

+ In clinical trials this led to improved bowel function, quality of life scores and immune resistance to infection.

+ Sustainably grown gold kiwifruit from New Zealand, where owing to the higher levels of UV radiation in the fruit produce higher levels of their phytonutrients that are active prebiotics and antioxidants.

Marine Magnesium Sourced from Seawater

Origin: A purified natural mineral extract from seawater, produced in Ireland.

The Science: Magnesium is involved in over 300 enzyme systems in the body and so plays a crucial role in the healthy functioning of many systems, where it:

- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Necessary for normal electrolyte balance
- Necessary for normal nerve and muscle function
- Necessary for teeth and bone structure
- Contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Necessary for normal protein synthesis
- Contributes to normal psychological function
- Necessary for normal cell division

The OPTY.NC Difference: Marine magnesium is a highly bioavailable source of dietary magnesium and contains an 74 additional trace minerals that are essential for cellular and gut microbiome health.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

Origin: MSM is an organic compound that occurs naturally in a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables and grains; it is abundant in cow’s milk, coffee, tomatoes and tea. Our pure MSM is manufactured to pharmaceutical standards in the USA.

The Science: As a natural sulphur containing compound MSM may provide sulphur to support production of keratin - an essential protein for healthy hair, skin and nails.

Studies have also shown that MSM has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. MSM has been extensively clinically trialled and shown to provide a multitude of benefits in the skin, hair and nails as well as benefitting other body systems, including:
- improve hair shine, hair volume and overall healthier appearance of hair;
- improve nail shine, strength and overall healthier appearance of nails;
- improve skin firmness, hydration, smoothness and radiance;
- support immune health and regulation;
- relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

The OPTY.NC Difference: MSM has been shown to work synergistically with collagen to enhance its benefits in skin. We utilise this combination in our elixirs to optimise the performance of our formulations.

PANMOL® Sprouted Quinoa B Vitamin

Origin: Sprouted under controlled conditions in Poland to concentrate and activate vitamins.

The Science: B complex vitamins contribute to the structure and function of the skin, immune system, digestion, and metabolism of macronutrients and micronutrients. Deficiency of B vitamins is associated with a host of gut and skin conditions.

Our SkinFood OptiBlend™ contains 100 per cent of the RDI for biotin – “the beauty vitamin”. Biotin is a key component of amino acid and fatty acid metabolism – both essential for healthy skin, hair and nails.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Bioavailability of our natural B Vitamins has been shown to be up to 400 times greater than their synthetic counterparts.

Purple Carrot Juice Powder

Origin: Made in Australia

The Science: A source of betacarotene, pro-vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining the structure and function of the skin. Carotenoids accumulate in the dermis where they exert antioxidant and protective effects against UVA/UVB radiation. Vitamin A contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system, mucous membranes and cell differentiation, all essential functions for a healthy gut and skin.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Vegetable juice is low temperature dries by light refraction to preserve nutrients.

Red Marine Algae Calcium powder

Origin: A Natural calcium source produced from marine algae (Lithothamnion sp.), harvested from the North Atlantic sea and produced in Ireland.

The Science: Calcium is a well known component of bones and teeth, and is important for cell signalling. Calcium can also support skin health in a variety of ways. It is a required for adequate sebum production, cellular turnover and production of antioxidants that protect DNA. Its many known benefits include:

- Necessary for normal teeth and bone structure
- Necessary for normal nerve and muscle function
- Necessary for normal blood coagulation
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes
- Contributes to normal cell division


The OPTY.NC Difference:
The marine algae extract provides and highly bioavailable source of dietary calcium, and contains over 74 trace minerals which we use as an alternative to common synthetic sources. Lithothamonion species calcium and mineral extracts have been shown to have beneficial effects on bone, inflammation, digestive health, and cardiovascular health.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae whole cell postbiotic fermented yeast

Origin: Whole cell postbiotic yeast high in vitamin and minerals, fermented in Estonia.

The Science: During fermentation vitamins and minerals are elevated and converted to bioavailable forms. Following this the probiotic yeast are heat treated leaving a nutrient dense postbiotic powder that can boost nutritional intake. The powder is rich in B complex vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, biotin and folate, as well as minerals selenium, chromium and zinc.

Studies have demonstrated that the fermentation process enhances the bioavailability of nutrients. For example selenium converts to organically bound selenium which is known to be more active. A study demonstrated yeast rich in selenium increased plasma levels of selenium more than twice as much as inorganic selenium.

The OPTY.NC Difference:
Other naturally occurring beneficial nutrients from the yeast such beta-glucan, peptides and nucleotides are also preserved. These may support immune and gut health, making this a multi-benefit superfood delivering far more than just nutritional support.

  • + Sea Buckthorn Fruit Powder

+ Sea buckthorn contains a wide variety of skin health boosting phytonutrients including antioxidant polyphenols, vitamin C, minerals, and omega 7 which nourishes and moisturises the skin and mucous membranes.

+ This unique combination results in an antioxidant potential of sea buckthorn 70x more potent than vitamin C alone.

+ Certified organic, wild crafted fruit from the clean unpolluted Tibetan foothills 4,500 m above sea level which, owing to the harsh environment at high altitude, have higher nutritional value than fruit grown in other regions.

Silver ear mushroom - Tremella fuciformis

Origin: A certified organic mushroom powder naturally high in vitamin D, grown in China where it has been used in TCM for centuries for it’s skin beatifying properties.

The Science: Silver ear mushroom has been consumed for centuries in Traditional Chinese medicine where it is believed to have skin and immune enhancing properties. Tremella mushroom, contains polysaccharides the are able to absorb many times their weight in water, these are thought to be responsible for the skin moisturising benefit of tremella. Tremella mushroom is naturally high in vitamin D2, which is essential for:

- Necessary for normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
- Contributes to normal cell division
- Necessary for normal bone structure
- Contributes to normal blood calcium levels
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth
- Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The OPTY.NC Difference: Tremella is a multi-benefit ingredient – it is not only a natural food source of vitamin D but is also thought to have skin and immune enhancing properties.

Tomato Lycopene with Aquacelle®

Origin: Made in Australia, to pharmaceutical standards, in a TGA-licensed facility.

The Science: Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to reduce biomarkers of oxidative stress, reduce DNA oxidative damage, and protect against lipid oxidation in cells and tissues.

Lycopene is active in skin and clinical studies have shown that it may:
- Protect the skin and immune cells from UV damage and reduce erythema (skin redness) after exposure to UV light.
- Increase skin thickness by 15 per cent and increase skin density by 5 per cent.
- Increased resistance of lymphocytes and oxidative stress and a decrease in DNA damage caused by free radical damage.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Our proprietary BioBlend technology harnesses a patented Australian innovation clinically proven to improve the bioavailability of lipophilic compounds like lycopene.

Turmeric root and curcumin

Origin: we use both Certified Organic Turmeric Whole Root Powder and Turmeric Root Extract Standardised to Curcumin in our products.

The Science: Turmeric root powder is the whole dried powder of the turmeric root and rhizome. It has been used for centuries as a digestive and liver tonic and to treat rheumatism and various skin conditions. Turmeric interacts with the microbiome giving an overall prebiotic effect, and subsequently can exert some systemic benefits via the secondary activity of the microbiome.

Curcumin is the active bight orange constituent from turmeric root which is extracted and purified for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It has been extensively researched and the subject of many clinical trials which have demonstrated it can affect multiple inflammatory pathways and is thus affective in easing a variety of inflammatory conditions.

The OPTY.NC Difference: We understand herbs, extracts and how to use them!

Our Cellular Renew features a certified organic whole turmeric root powder as a core ingredient in our CellRenew OptyBiotics®. It supports the microbiome and digestive function to enhance the nutrition boosting properties of Cellular Renew.

Our Dermal Restore features a Turmeric Root extract standardised to Curcumin. Curcumin has poor bioavailability and although it can exert benefits via its interaction with the microbiome studies have shown that increasing bioavailability and thus increasing curcumin in the systemic circulation exerts greater benefit. We have bio-optimised curcumin with our proprietary fermentation process. During fermentation probiotic bacteria pre-digest active components to increase bioavailability and activity.

Vitamin C

The Science: Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant, providing the first line of defence from free radicals in cells. It is present in high concentrations in the skin, and it has been reported that older skin has lower concentrations. Studies have shown intakes of 100 mg per day increase free radical scavenging activity by 22 per cent. Skin fibroblasts have an absolute dependence on vitamin C for the synthesis of collagen, and for the regulation of the collagen/elastin balance in the dermis. Low levels of vitamin C in the dermis result in a decrease in collagen synthesis.

Vitamin C contributes to the health of many systems in the body, including:

- Contributes to iron absorption from food
- Necessary for normal connective tissue structure and function
- Necessary for normal blood vessel structure and function
- Contributes to cell protection from free radical damage
- Necessary for normal neurological function
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal structure of cartilage and bones
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth and gums
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to normal psychological function
- Contributes to the normal immune system function
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Vitamin E Natural Mixed Tocopherols

Origin: Extracted and purified from non-GMO soya or sunflower oil.

The Science: Vitamin E is an antioxidant and protects fatty acids from oxidation. Fatty acids occur throughout the body, and comprise an integral part of cell membranes in every cell in our body. Vitamin E contributes to cell protection from free radical damage.

Vitamin E is concentrated in sebum where it may help protect skin and promote healthy ageing.

The OPTY.NC Difference: Natural Vitamin E contains 4 main forms of vitamin E found as they are found in nature, including alpha-tocopherol, beta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol and delta-tocopherol. These forms are preferentially utilised by the body and are retained in the body for a longer period than their synthetic counterparts, meaning they have superior bioavailability.

Zinc

The Science: Zinc promotes healthy skin, hair and nails, supports wound healing, contributes to the metabolism of Vitamin A and supports a healthy immune system.

Zinc concentrates in the epidermis, where is it is involved in regulation of protein synthesis. This supports both proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes in healthy skin, and in the case of acne can contribute to the balancing of keratinisation. It is also involved in skin immune health and function and the maintenance of tight junctions.

Zinc is important both structurally and as a component of enzyme for chemical processes within the body. For this reason it is essential for the healthy functioning of many body systems, where it:
- Is necessary for normal immune system function
- Is necessary for normal cell division
- Contributes to normal skin structure and wound healing
- Contributes to normal acid-base metabolism
- Contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism
- Contributes to normal cognitive function
- Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
- Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
- Contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids
- Contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A
- Contributes to normal protein synthesis
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
- Contributes to cell protection from free radicals
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision