Shabir And Trinny On Common Health Concerns

Trinny and Shabir

In case you missed Shabir on Trinny Woodall’s Facebook Live on Sunday morning, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the topics covered and the best supplements to tackle the most common health concerns. 

Can a supplement boost your collagen?

There is a lot of confusion surrounding collagen drinks and supplements. Collagen is a very large molecule so it’s a contentious issue amongst scientists. Some believe the stomach will break it down and very little collagen will pass from the stomach into the bloodstream. This is why it perhaps better to use nutrients that are known to help promote collagen production which is why we’ve created Fabulous Skin, which contains Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Restoring Phytoceramides and Astaxanthin with Phospholipids.

Are sprays better than capsules?

Where possible it is always better to go for a sublingual supplement as it bypasses your digestive system. Anything that goes through your stomach is likely to become compromised as this is a highly acidic environment and could deactivate the supplement in some way. Not all vitamins are available via sublingual at the moment, but you can get vitamin D and vitamin K. The jury is still out on vitamin C though as it’s not known if you can achieve the right amounts.

The forgotten supplement we’re often deficient in

When it comes to vitamin deficiencies, iron and vitamin D are often the two that spring to mind, but magnesium levels shouldn’t be ignored. Yet, it is estimated that a staggering 70 percent of the adult population may be magnesium deficient. Known to help balance hormones, release tension in the body, including easing headaches and improve your quality of sleep, magnesium is one of the most important minerals in our body. If you’re concerned about any vitamin deficiencies, it’s worth asking your GP for a test.

Zinc isn’t the only answer to acne

Zinc is often the first port of call for acne as it reduces inflammation and is called the ‘traffic police of supplements’ because it ensures nutrients are spread throughout your body, but Burdock Root is also worth exploring. Not only does it support your liver and helps to cleanse the blood stream. It also has antibacterial properties. Viridian Clear Skin Complex combines the two with Gotu Kola, which is a herb that helps boost your natural collagen production. For more information, read Shabir’s piece on How To Get Clear Skin.

Prebiotic vs probiotic

When shopping for a probiotic supplement, you want six or seven strains that live across the gut to help boost immunity and digestion. Prebiotics are the food source for probiotics and help the bacteria to multiply. Most good probiotics, including Mega Probiotic, contain prebiotics. To get the maximum benefits from probiotics take them after eating as it gives the bacteria something to grip onto. If you’re still confused about finding the right one for you, read Shabir’s feature on What Can’t Probiotics Do?

To watch more from Trinny, visit her YouTube page.

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  • Sharon

    Great video, so informative.
    Quick question on mixing supplements. I have just bought Fabulous Skin after watching this, I currently take a turmeric supplement and probiotics; is it safe to take all five of these supplements on a daily basis? Also if that’s ok, should they be taken at different times of the day or can they be taken all at once?Thanks.

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Sharon, glad you enjoyed the video. All the supplements you mention may be taken together and preferably with food or immediately after food. I believe in spacing them out only because this puts a lesser burden on the digestive system. Shabir

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Alison, the study that linked vitamin A to cancer carried out in Finland is not without controversy and i am unable to comment about it on this platform. What I will say is that a regular daily dose of a good quality multivitamin should be of benefit. You may also with to consider the use of The Salt Pipe Inhaler which may help calm down any inflammation in the lungs and ease breathing.

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Laura, glad you liked the video. The HRT should take care of the hot flushes however you may wish to consider introducing Magnolia Rhodiola Complex, a supplement designed to reduce stress hormone levels, elevate mood and relax the mind without causing drowsiness. Shabir

  • Alison Weller

    ok thank you – sorry I have just sent a message via chat too about this …Do you do a multi vitamin and mineral supplement which would be good for me or are they separate?

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Alison, I have already responded to your live chat however the multivitamin that I tend to recommend is not synthetic and contains nutrients from whole food concentrates which means these are easily utilised by the body – it is called Alive Once Daily Multivitamin Ultra Potency. Shabir

  • carole

    Hi Shabir,

    I’m concerned about a friend who wakes up most mornings coughing up Phlegm. I’m not sure if he has food allergies or may be caused by pet dander. Do you have any recommendations for him? Thanks

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Carole, I think the first port of call is a visit to the GP to diagnose why this is occurring before we think about other options. Shabir

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Fiona, glad you enjoyed the FB session. The symptoms you are describing point to a circulatory issue and I would recommend that you consider the use of Diosmin Plus. Diosmin Plus contains a formulation of herbs that work to enhance circulation particularly in the lower limbs and one of the ingredients within the formulation may help to optimise the function of the valves within blood vessels so that blood does not stagnate in the lower limbs. The use of magnesium baths may further support this supplement.
    Best wishes,

  • Fiona

    Thank you so much for your swift response Shabir. I will certainly give the Diosmin a try.
    Thank you again – I will keep you posted.

  • Victoria Health

    You are welcome Fiona.