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t makes almost no sense to add purity to a toxic
environment, so why add supplements to a digestive system
that isn’t properly functioning? The concept of Regul8 was
born from the idea of, ‘why add a probiotic to an already
volatile system without treating it first’?
Not just another probiotic, Regul8 helps to close the gap between
general good health and good skin and what’s better – the more
people taking Regul8, the lesser the onslaught of winter colds and
flu that enter your salons and clinics and the better their overall
health, skin and hair.
Regul8 draws on the latest ingredient delivery systems,
including a microencapsulation coating of all probiotic strains
to ensure the probiotics are delivered where they will be most
effective – in the lower intestine.
A staggering figure of almost half of the Australian population
complain of some sort of digestive problem and the effects can
be long-term, with extended disturbances in gut flora and
digestive health potentially resulting in numerous wide-ranging
and recurrent health conditions. The reality of which micro-
encapsulation and the right kind of delivery system is more
important than ever.
“Research has illustrated that only 10-20 per cent of cultures
are able to reach the gut. Microencapsulation is yet to be seen in
Australia and allows 100 per cent of ingested cultures to be delivered
alive to the targeted area,” said Regul8 founder Debbie Dickson.
With modern diets, lifestyle, preser vatives and a general lack of
rest, stomach acidity while forever prevalent is the main inhibitor
of probiotic pollenation where it’s needed.
Probiotics are microorganisms — typically bacteria — that are
thought to be beneficial to digestion and in preventing certain
illnesses. Sometimes called ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria, probiotics
are available as most of us know in supplement form and can be
added to foods such as yogurt. Probiotics are generally designed
to travel through the human digestive system, however it can be
challenging for bacteria, especially when it comes to surviving the
powerful acid in the stomach to reach the lower intestine. Only
highly resistant bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria
can survive stomach acid. Other types of bacteria, including many
probiotics, are likely to be destroyed by stomach acid.
The microencapsulation coating in Regul8 provides an effective
barrier and enables probiotics to pass safely through the acidic
environment of the stomach and reach the intestinal tract where
the benefits can be most effective.
While research reveals that on a daily basis, probiotic use
continues to rise – their effectiveness can be questionable, based
on shelf life stability and delivery factors. The preliminary concept
of microflora started around the end of the last century, when
both physiologists and microbiologists discovered that besides
unbeneficial bacteria there were numerous other microorganisms
that quite commonly reside within the human body that influence
one’s overall health and wellbeing.
“Building on the philosophy that good health begins in the gut,
I was inspired to develop a herbal-based supplement range to
address the challenge of our modern day lifestyles,” Debbie said.
“The digestive system is not too dissimilar to that of a garden, as
if it becomes overgrown with undesirable flora, nothing else can
survive, which in the case of digestion is the bad bacteria that rob
nutrients essential to probiotic survival, preventing the beneficial
nutrients from reaching the body,” she said. Not to mention
cravings for those 'bad' foods.
Debbie’s aim was to create a system that combined a long list of
historically proven plant based and gluten free ingredients that
together with improved delivery and potency provide a complete
solution and this is how the cleanse, restore and maintain
philosophy was born.
Not just specializing in skin revision, but also a Chinese
herbalist, integrative wellness practitioner and dermal lecturer
with over 20 years of experience, Debbie has a passion for teaching
and has lectured on dermal science and integrative wellness from
a cosmetic and beauty perspective for 11 years.
It’s this philosophy that true health and beauty is not just skin
deep that led her to develop a mindset and approach where the
beauty, cosmetic and medical industry intersects. For the beauty
industry in particular, providing a solution for clients that often
come into the salon and bring their winter bugs with them is
Too often skin solutions stop at the surface
considering the majority of concerns start
with the health of your digestive and immune
system. Australian distributors of DMK and the
integrative wellness qualifications of Debbie
Dickson has resulted in the launch of Regul8 –
a sure investment to good health and skin well
beneath the surface, writes Cameron Pine.
YOUR INNER SKIN
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