What is PravENAC™?
PravENAC™ is our proprietary formulation which contains a bioactive milk protein, rich in lactoferrin. Lactoferrin has been clinically proven to help reduce acne blemishes and help you maintain a healthy complexion.
How does it work?
Lactoferrin works in two ways. Firstly, it inhibits the growth of the propionibacterium, which is present on most people's skin and responsible for acne, thereby lessening the number of new skin blemishes forming. Secondly its anti-inflammatory properties mean that the size of spots is reduced and blemishes heal quicker resulting in a smoother complexion.
What scientific evidence exists to prove its effectiveness?
The effects of dietary supplementation with lactoferrin have been proven in several studies with teenage consumers with a median decrease of complexion blemishes by 71 per cent after one month and 95 per cent after two months.
Is PravENAC™ still effective once in water, other beverages or soft foods?
Pravenac is a water soluble milk protein complex which means that its solubility characteristics allow it to dissolve in water, beverages or soft foods whilst retaining its effectiveness.
Can the ingredients in help: clear skin help with acne scarring?
Yes, help: clear skin is formulated with ingredients that can help repair damaged cells caused by spots and blemishes.
Is help: clear skin a cure for acne?
No, there is currently no natural cure for acne. However, using help: clear skin as part of your skincare regime will help reduce the bacteria associated with skin blemishes through its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Positive results are usually seen in as little as 4-6 weeks but you will have to keep taking help: clear skin to continue to maintain a healthy complexion.
Lactoferrin is derived from milk, doesn’t milk cause acne?
The link between milk and acne is in its early stages but it is thought that the natural hormones contained within milk, which are similar to those produced during the teenage years, are what can cause acne.
Lactoferrin is a protein that has been derived from the milk, but it has been processed to such a degree that none of the hormones remain.
I have a milk allergy. Can I still take help: clear skin?
Most milk allergies are caused by milk proteins, essentially the milk whey and casein. Although lactoferrin is not exactly milk whey and casein, it is made up of its components which means, to be on the safe side, we say that help: clear skin is unsuitable for people with milk allergies.
However, Lactose (milk sugar) intolerance is a much bigger issue and most people confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergies. PravENAC™ does not contain any lactose, so help: clear skin is suitable for anyone lactose intolerant.
How many sachets of help: clear skin do I need to take every day to see a difference?
In clinical trials, participants took 100mg and 200mg of lactoferrin each day. help: clear skin contains 200mg of lactoferrin in each 3.5g sachet so you need to consume 1 sachet every day to see the same effects.
What other ingredients are in help: clear skin?
High Extract Aloe Vera which has a smoothing and nourishing effect on the skin.
Zinc Gluconate which is important for protein synthesis and to support immune function.
Oligofructose which is a natural source of soluble fibre derived from the chicory root. Increasing fibre intake enables your body to expel toxins that negatively affect skin.
Does help: clear skin contain preservatives?
No. help: clear skin is completely preservative free.
How many calories in each sachet serving?
Only 5 calories per 3.5g serving.
Can I take help: clear skin if I am diabetic?
help: clear skin contains no flavourings or sweeteners so is completely safe to consume if you are diabetic.
Can I take help: clear skin if I am pregnant?
As with any dietary supplement product, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before use if you are pregnant or nursing.
Is help: clear skin effective against hormonal acne?
PravENAC™ has no specific effect on hormone induced acne. It works in essentially 3 ways - put simply these are:
1. Limiting of the growth of the acne bacteria.
2. Reducing the blemishes associated with acne blemishes.
3. Assisting in the repair of damaged skin cells caused by blemishes.
Hormone associated acne is caused by hormonal imbalances due to high levels of androgens and testosterone - a condition that can only be treated medically.
However, one of the byproducts of this imbalance is an increase in oily skin which unfortunately is a good breeding ground for bacteria which can amplify the underlying effects.
PravENAC™ will have an effect in this area and will therefore still have a benefit... and can be of benefit in assisting in the repair of damaged skin cells caused by blemishes.
How soon should I begin to see an improvement in my skin?
Taking 1 sachet of help: clear skin everyday, you should begin to see a significant improvement within 4-6 weeks.
Will I be completely acne free eventually?
Although we cannot guarantee that you will be acne free, clinical trials on lactoferrin show that you are statistically likely to see a significant reduction in blemishes.
Are there any side effects associated with help: clear skin?
There are no side effects associated with help: clear skin or any of its ingredients. However, if you generally consume a diet high in fibre, you may experience a slight bloating effect due to the fibre content. Remember, Oligofructose is a natural soluble fibre – so an added benefit if you struggle to maintain the recommended level of fibre in your daily diet.
Can help: clear skin aid Psoriasis?
During the past 15 years there has been strong evidence due to some well conducted studies indicating that Aloe Vera is a proven natural cure for psoriasis.
Aloe Vera extract has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties whose helpful aspects are further enhanced by its anti-inflammatory properties. The inner leaf gel of the Aloe Vera plant inhibits streptococcus bacteria, making it particularly useful when ingested for detoxification and digestive support. Aloe Vera, with its myriad applications in reducing inflammation, addressing pathogens and restoring balanced bowel function may plant a crucial role in the prevention of illnesses that may usher in psoriasis outbreaks.
Is the Lacoferrin in help: clear skin free from BSE/TSE?
The milk used in the production of the lactoferrin is sourced solely from Australian and New Zealand accredited herds which are fully free from BSE/TSE risks - this grade of lactoferrin is so pure that it is currently used in infant formula and therefore produced under the strictest standards in the global food industry.