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What is the shelf life of Vida Glow?
All Vida Glow products have a shelf life of 3 years. The best before date can be found on the bottom of the container with the batch number and production date.
Recommended Care: Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
WHICH PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
This depends on what results you are looking for, and how quickly you’d like to see changes from taking our supplement.
Generally speaking though, the dosage recommendations for marine collagen are:
GRATITUDE / LEVEL 1
Perfect for those who are after a natural boost to their body’s collagen production and want to get a step ahead in maintaining their healthy hair, skin and nails.
- 1 serving a day (3g scoop or one sachet)
PROSPERITY / LEVEL 2
Aimed at those with the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles, weak nails and fine hair. Enjoy more youthful looking, clear and smooth skin – as well as added volume and shine to your hair. Also assists in strengthening splitting nails.
- 2 servings a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.
LOVE / LEVEL 3
This is our Beauty Overhaul Package, for those with wrinkles, very fine hair, a dull complexion and brittle nails. Very popular with Brides or anyone who is looking for a real ‘pick me up’.
- 3 servings a day, one in the morning, one at lunch, and one in the evening.
Our convenient pre - meaured 3g sachets or the loose powder scoop can be blended into your morning cereal, porridge, water, juice, or your favourite food or drink. Vida Glow's marine collagen is heat stable so can be stirred into tea or coffee.
Remember to keep Vida Glow in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight, and moisture.
Add two teaspoons a day to your porridge, cereal, yoghurt, smoothies, or plain water. Can also be sprinkled over salads.
The Beauty Blend is suitable for vegetarians.
Should I take Vida Glow on a daily basis?
Yes, Vida Glow's Marine Collagen is a supplement that is designed for everyday use. Being a natural product it is completely fine to take on a daily basis. In fact you’ll see faster and more effective results by including it into your daily routine. Consuming Vida Glow's marine collagen daily will result in firmer, more even toned, hydrated and healthier looking skin.
Your hair and nails will also greatly benefit from daily consumption of Vida Glow. You’ll notice your hair thickening and strengthening, transforming thin hair, as well as achieving a faster growth rate. This also applies to your nails as marine collagen supplementation replenishes collagen levels in your body leading to stronger and healthier nails, significantly improving weak or brittle nails.
We highly recommend daily use to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production.
The Beauty Blend is also recommended for daily use.
Has Vida Glow been tested for quality and safety?
Yes, laboratory tests are carried out on the product for safety and quality. Our testing occurs in a NATA certified laboratory in Sydney, Australia and is one of the largest food testing companies in the world.
Tests are conducted on microbiology, nutrition and heavy metals (e.g. mercury). Tests confirm that Vida Glow is 100% fit for human consumption.
Vida Glow marine collagen does not contain any shark fin, dolphin, whale, crustaceans or shellfish.
Vida Glow is not recommended for people who have allergies to fish.
What are the side effects of taking Vida Glow?
There are four possible side effects of taking Marine Collagen:
- Gastrointestinal upset, this occurs when 10 grams or more is being consumed daily, which we do not recommend. The highest recommended dosage of Vida Glow is 9 grams, which is the equivalent of 3 servings a day.
- A lingering after taste or smell for approximately 30 minutes after consumption. If you experience this we would recommend stirring Vida Glow's marine collagen into a juice, shake or smoothie, and avoiding it in plain water.
- Hypersensitivity reactions can result as a side effect of taking marine collagen supplements. Hypersensitivity reactions happen as an abnormal response of the immune system against allergens, such as food, drugs and supplements. Collagen supplements that come from ocean fish or other marine sources may cause an allergic reaction, usually in the form of a skin rash. Please note that this is not serious, unless you have an allergy to fish, and usually subsides once you stop consuming the supplement.
- Decreased appetite.
** Vida Glow is not recommended for people who have allergies to fish.
How does Vida Glow work?
Vida Glow marine collagen works from within to promote optimal skin function. Our low molecule weight hydrolysed collagen peptide powder is highly bio-available, meaning that it has a high absorption rate above 90%. Once the collagen is absorbed, it is passes through the lining of the stomach and is absorbed by the bloodstream. It is then distributed through blood vessels to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, stimulating fibroblast proliferation and increasing the body’s natural production of collagen.
Our hydrolysed collagen powder also triggers the HAS2 receptors in the dermis responsible for the production of hyaluronic acid, aiding skin hydration. Vida Glow marine collagen also improves skin elasticity by increasing the density of fibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for rebuilding connective tissues.
Being a natural supplement, Vida Glow is a non-invasive and effective solution to nourish your hair, skin and nails.
When will I see results?
According to scientific research and clinical trials, you can expect to see results in 3 – 4 weeks of taking the product on a daily consecutive level. At this time skin becomes more hydrated, followed by a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in 6 weeks. By the 9th week mark you’ll see a noticeable increase in skin elasticity and firmness.
Most of our customers have seen changes in 4 – 6 weeks in skin, hair and nails, with some achieving results in as little as 2 weeks.
We recommend taking Vida Glow's marine collagen daily, to allow for best results to be achieved.
Taking 6 – 9 grams a day (2 – 3 sachets or scoops) will accelerate results. If you are taking more than one serving per day, be sure to spread them out, rather than taking all servings at once, this ensures maximum absorption.
CAN VIDA GLOW BE USED WHILST PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
Vida Glow's marine collagen is a natural marine collagen protein, with no serious side effects; however, it is not recommended during pregnancy.
The good news is that you will be able to start taking Vida Glow's marine collagen again once your baby is born, and whilst breastfeeding. The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy are varied with many women noting the unwanted changes in the quality of their hair, skin and nails. Vida Glow can help rejuvenate your skin after childbirth and improve the condition of hair and nails.
The Beauty Blend is suitable to take while pregnant and breastfeeding.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, making up approximately 75%, and it is the substance that holds the whole body together.
Collagen is most commonly found in the skin, bones and connective tissue within the body, providing structural support, strength and a degree of elasticity (in combination with elastin). In particular, collagen can be found in the extracellular matrix - an intricate network of macromolecules that determine the physical properties of body tissues.
In the dermis - collagen helps form a fibrous network, upon which new cells can grow. Collagen is also required in the replacement and restoration of dead skin cells.
Collagen production naturally declines with age, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and leading to sagging skin, the formation of lines and wrinkles and the weakening of cartilage in joints.
Collagen is secreted by a variety of different cells, but primarily by connective tissue cells. While young, the body consistently produces collagen, but collagen synthesis begins to decline with age. As the fibroblasts cells responsible for producing collagen naturally decrease due to ageing, the visible signs of ageing become more prominent.
Marine Collagen derived from fish scale contains high amounts of amino acids and peptides involved in formation of collagen and elastin.
Can I track my order?
For the majority of countries we ship to we use a premium postage carrier with full online tracking services available. If your chosen shipping method includes tracking you will receive an automatic email with your tracking link as soon as it becomes available from the shipping carrier.
Please keep in mind that although Vida Glow ships all orders out within 24 business hours often the shipping carrier's do not feed the tracking links back to us for 24-48 hours from dispatch.
I haven't got my confirmation email and/or shipping email?
Our order confirmation and shipping emails are sent out automatically.
They are emailed to the email address used at checkout. Often customers forget their PayPal is linked to an old email address - please be sure to check your PayPal email if you believe you have not received the email linked to your order.
Please remember to check your Junk or Spam folders as a small percentage of our emails can end up there (if this is the case please make sure you move email@example.com to the approved list within your email inbox).
Where do I enter my discount voucher or gift card voucher number?
Voucher codes are entered during our super simple checkout process. Refer to the graphic below for specific details.
Where is Vida Glow's marine collagen sourced from?
Vida Glow marine collagen is derived from the Scales of Deep Sea Red Snapper sustainably sourced from the Pacific Ocean waters of Australasia, and is made in Australia.
We have worked diligently to ensure our marine collagen is from clean, ethical and sustainable sources. Each new batch of our marine collagen undergoes stringent testing for heavy metals and contaminants prior to being available for purchase.
Vida Glow guarantees that our products are 100% fit for human consumption.
Our testing occurs in a NATA certified laboratory in Sydney, Australia and is one of the largest food testing companies in the world.
In addition to the above accreditation our the laboratory we use has the below accreditations:
- AQSIQ Certification (194)
- CNAS Accreditation (L3783)
- CPSC Registration (1081)
- UKAS Accreditation (430) - Inspection
- UKAS Accreditation (7660) – Testing
Notified Body (2141)
Does Vida Glow offer free shipping?
For Australian customers, we offer free shipping for orders over $60. Otherwise, there is a $5 flat rate shipping cost for orders under $60.
For New Zealand customers we offer free shipping for orders over $120. Otherwise, there is a $10 flat rate shipping cost for orders under $120.
Registered post is usually delivered within 3 – 10 days and has a tracking number.
Express post is usually delivered within 1 – 2 business days and also has a tracking number.