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Extract of tropical fern (Polypodium leucotomos)
  • Neutralises the free radicals that cause tissue ageing.
  • Helps preserve the structure of skin tissues.

Probiotic formula to help eradicate skin problems

  • Three billion probiotics per stick sachet
  • Four strains selected for their benefits for the skin
  • Contains vitamin B2 to optimise the health of the skin and mucous membranes
  • Contains vitamin C which helps with collagen formation and optimises skin function
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Derma Relief

Who is Derma Relief for?

Derma Relief is aimed at anyone looking for a natural way to relieve and improve their skin problems and at those for whom standard treatments have not worked.

Stubborn skin problems can include:

  • acne;
  • atopic dermatitis;
  • eczema ;
  • impetigo;
  • vitiligo;
  • red patches;
  • blackheads;
  • pimples or microcysts;
  • hyperseborrhea (oily skin) ;
  • rashes;
  • scaly patches;
  • itching.

What is Derma Relief?

Derma Relief’s formulation is based on a theory widely-documented in the scientific literature (1): that by taking probiotics, you create a healthy environment for your gut flora and reduce inflammation in the layers of your skin.

DermaRelief contains four strains of probiotic with a dual protective coating enabling them to reach the gut in perfect condition. Designed to colonise the gut, these bacterial strains have been carefully selected for their benefits for the skin, immune system and ability to fight inflammation:

  • Lactobacillus casei;
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus;
  • Lactobacillus plantarum;
  • Bifidobacterium lactis.

DermaRelief also contains several compounds that support the growth of these probiotics or that act in synergy with them:

  • Fructo-oligosaccharides and other oligosaccharides. The role of these carbohydrates, which are naturally present in grains, fruit and the roots of certain vegetables, is to ‘nourish’ the probiotics and help them multiply: they are called prebiotics.
  • Vitamin C. Vitamin C optimises immune function and helps maximise collagen formation in the skin.
  • Vitamin E (in the form of dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate). When tocopheryls enter the body they are converted into tocopherols and become active: they play a major role in protecting skin cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory properties unrelated to its antioxidant activity.
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). It helps maintain the health of the skin’s mucous membranes (2).

What are the mechanisms of action responsible for DermaRelief’s effects on the skin?

Contrary to what you might think, probiotics are not just for preventing or improving gastrointestinal problems. We now know they confer systemic effects and that these effects can benefit the skin if the probiotic strains are selected carefully.

Fabio Meneghin and his research team analysed 37 clinical trials investigating the dermatological potential of oral probiotics: 13 out of 17 were shown to be effective in terms of prevention, while 15 out of 20 displayed therapeutic efficacy (3).

There are at least three mechanisms responsible for the benefits conferred by the probiotics in DermaRelief.

1) Preservation of the intestinal barrier integrity

Probiotics help strengthen the intestinal barrier’s impermeability, primarily by increasing secretion of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies, the role of which is to neutralise harmful bacteria and toxins in the intestinal lumen. (4).

Strengthening the intestinal barrier prevents various compounds that exacerbate skin inflammation from passing into the bloodstream.

2) Modulation of the skin’s immune system

Probiotics and their derivatives modulate the immune system by activating dendritic cells (5-6), stimulating NK cells (7-8) and inducing T-lymphocyte differentiation.

Dendritic cells and T lymphocytes are indeed instrumental in the improvements observed in the skin following probiotic treatment. Their effects on the immune system produce anti-inflammatory benefits via an increase in production of interleukin 10 (IL10) (9-10), a powerful anti-inflammatory cytokine secreted by the body in response to a number of pathological conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

3) Modulation of the gut-brain-skin axis

This mechanism relates to the capacity of emotional states (such as depression and anxiety) to alter gut microbiota, increase intestinal permeability and promote systemic inflammation.

Lactic probiotics may be able to moderate the release of a neuropeptide (a polypeptide functioing as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator) called substance P (11). This neuropeptide is released by the nervous system in response to pain, stress, mood problems and anxiety, but it is found abundantly in the skin in atopic dermatitis, eczema and other skin problems (12). By restricting its release, probiotics thus help reduce skin disorders.

Frequently-asked questions


What are the key reasons for taking DermaRelief?

If you’re still wondering whether to try DermaRelief, here are six reasons that should convince you.

  1. Hyperactivity in the skin’s immune system (keratinocytes, dendritic cells and T lymphocytes) is seen in many dermatological conditions (13-16).
  2. Intestinal transit problems and diseases such as Crohn’s disease and IBS very often have dermatological manifestations (17-18).
  3. In most of the world’s cultures, people have been consuming fermented foods (containing probiotics) for at least 8000 years.
  4. It has been shown that diet can help protect skin cells from the inside through a targeted intake of tocopherols and vitamin C in particular.
  5. Animals deprived of gut flora are seen to have fewer B and T lymphocytes, dendritic cells and immunoglobulins, and significantly increased inflammation: all of which are corrected by supplementation with probiotics (19).
  6. DermaRelief is comprised of four bacterial strains rigorously selected for their probiotic potency, and contains only one natural excipient: corn flour.

Why has our gut flora deteriorated?

Our gut flora enables the production of vitamins which the body is unable to synthesise, as well as the digestion of complex molecules, and even supports the efficacy of the immune system. The symbiotic relationship between the various bacterial strains that make up our gut flora has played a key role in the evolution of the human species.

Nowadays however, a number of factors such as over-consumption of ultra-processed foods and excessive use of anti-microbial agents have unfortunately contributed to a profound change in the diversity and quantity of the beneficial bacteria colonising our intestines, a significant development given that women pass their microbiota onto their babies (20). At the same time, incidence of skin allergies and chronic dermatological conditions is continuing to rise, especially in Western countries.

Probiotic supplementation helps restore the balance of microbiota when it has been disrupted, for example, by antibiotic treatment (21).

What measures can be combined with DermaRelief?

There are a number of additional steps you can take to enhance the effects of DermaRelief:

  • try to eat a diet with an omega 6:omega 3 ratio as close as possible to 1:1 : this should reduce pro-inflammatory eicosanoids and hyperkeratinisation of the pilosebaceous follicle (22), two mechanisms seen in acne;
  • avoid irritants to the skin such as wool, chemicals and harsh detergents;
  • try not to scratch affected areas: this aggravates inflammation and irritation. Instead, apply damp dressings to angry skin;
  • don’t wear too many clothes and avoid exposure to temperatures likely to make you sweat profusely;
  • take steps to reduce your stress levels: it stimulates allergic responses and exacerbates eczema flare-ups (23).

Can I take other supplements at the same time as DermaRelief?

DermaRelief can be happily combined with other supplements formulated to boost the immune system such as AHCC or those designed to maintain the structure of skin tissue such as Polypodium leucotomos, an extract of fern popular in South American traditional medicine. In order to achieve the 1:1 ratio of omega 6:omega 3, it may also be helpful to take omega-3 supplements.

How should DermaRelief be taken?

The product comes in 2g sachet ‘sticks’ which contain 3 billion lactic bacteria, which should be kept refrigerated. One stick a day is a sufficient dose.

You can either dilute the contents of the stick in a glass of water and drink, or swallow it straight from the sachet.

References

  1. Adrián D. Friedrich, Mariela L. Paz et al. Message in a Bottle: Dialog between Intestine and Skin Modulated by Probiotics, Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Jun; 18(6): 1067.
  2. Meneghin F., Fabiano V., Mameli C., Zuccotti G.V. Probiotics and atopic dermatitis in children. Pharmaceuticals. 2012;5:727–744. doi: 10.3390/ph5070727
  3. Kaila M, Isolauri E, Soppi E, Virtanen E, Laine S, Arvilommi H. Enhancement of the circulating antibody secreting cell response in human diarrhea by a human Lactobacillus strain. Pediatric Research. 1992;32(2):141–144
  4. Sivan A., Corrales L., Hubert N., Williams J.B., Aquino-Michaels K., Earley Z.M., Benyamin F.W., Lei Y.M., Jabri B., Alegre M.L., et al. Commensal Bifidobacterium promotes antitumor immunity and facilitates anti-PD-L1 efficacy. Science. 2015;350:1084–1089. doi: 10.1126/science.aac4255.
  5. Peguet-Navarro J., Dezutter-Dambuyant C., Buetler T., Leclaire J., Smola H., Blum S., Bastien P., Breton L., Gueniche A. Supplementation with oral probiotic bacteria protects human cutaneous immune homeostasis after UV exposure-double blind, randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. Eur. J. Dermatol. 2008;18:504–511.
  6. Bouilly-Gauthier D., Jeannes C., Maubert Y., Duteil L., Queille-Roussel C., Piccardi N., Montastier C., Manissier P., Piérard G., Ortonne J.P. Clinical evidence of benefits of a dietary supplement containing probiotic and carotenoids on ultraviolet-induced skin damage. Br. J. Dermatol. 2010;163:536–543. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.09888.x.
  7. Patra V., Byrne S.N., Wolf P. The skin microbiome: Is it affected by UV-induced immune suppression? Front. Microbiol. 2016;7:1235. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01235
  8. Christensen HR, Frøkiær H, Pestka JJ. Lactobacilli differentially modulate expression of cytokines and maturation surface markers in murine dendritic cells. Journal of Immunology. 2002;168(1):171–178.
  9. Salminen SJ, Gueimonde M, Isolauri E. Probiotics that modify disease risk. Journal of Nutrition. 2005;135(5):1294–1298.
  10. Verdú E.F., Bercik P., Verma-Gandhu M., Huang X.X., Blennerhassett P., Jackson W., Mao Y., Wang L., Rochat F., Collins S.M. Specific probiotic therapy attenuates antibiotic induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice. Gut. 2006;55:182–190. doi: 10.1136/gut.2005.066100
  11. Pavlovic S., Daniltchenko M., Tobin D.J., Hagen E., Hunt S.P., Klapp B.F., Arck P.C., Peters E.M.J. Further exploring the brain-skin connection: Stress worsens dermatitis via substance P-dependent neurogenic inflammation in mice. J. Investig. Dermatol. 2008;128:434–446. doi: 10.1038/sj.jid.5701079.
  12. Greb J.E., Goldminz A.M., Elder J.T., Lebwohl M.G., Gladman D.D., Wu J.J., Mehta N.N., Finlay A.Y., Gottlieb A.B. Psoriasis. Nat. Rev. Dis. Prim. 2016;2:16082. doi: 10.1038/nrdp.2016.82
  13. Brown S.J. Molecular mechanisms in atopic eczema: Insights gained from genetic studies. J. Pathol. 2017;241:140–145. doi: 10.1002/path.4810.
  14. Martin S.F., Jakob T. From innate to adaptive immune responses in contact hypersensitivity. Curr. Opin. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2008;8:289–293. doi: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e3283088cf9
  15. Gober M.D., Gaspari A.A. Dermatologic Immunity. Volume 10. KARGER; Basel, Switzerland: 2008. Allergic contact dermatitis; pp. 1–26
  16. Huang B.L., Chandra S., Shih D.Q. Skin manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease. Front. Physiol. 2012;3:13. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00013.
  17. Skin manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease. Front Physiol. 2012 Feb 6;3:13. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00013. eCollection 2012
  18. Hormannsperger G, Clavel T, Haller D. Gut matters: microbe-host interactions in allergic diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012;129(6):1452-9.
  19. Cebra J.J. Influences of microbiota on intestinal immune system development. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1999;69:1046S–1051S.
  20. Engelbrektson A., Korzenik J.R., Pittler A., Sanders M.E., Klaenhammer T.R., Leyer G., Kitts C.L. Probiotics to minimize the disruption of faecal microbiota in healthy subjects undergoing antibiotic therapy. J. Med. Microbiol. 2009;58:663–670. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.47615-0.
  21. Logan AC. Omega-3 fatty acids and acne. Arch Dermatol 2003 ; 139 : 941-2.
  22. Kimata H. Enhancement of allergic skin wheal responses in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome by playing video games or by a frequently ringing mobile phone. Eur J Clin Invest. 2003 Jun;33(6):513-7.
CompositionDerma Relief
Dose journalière : 1 stick
Nombre de doses par boîte: 30

Quantité
par dose

Lactobacillus casei CBT LC5 1,2 milliards CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus CBT LR5 0,6 milliards CFU
Lactobacillus plantarum CBT LP3 0,6 milliards CFU
Bifidobacterium lactis CBT BL3 0,6 milliards CFU
Dextrose 700 mg
Polydextrose 630 mg
Fructo-oligosaccharides 450 mg
Galacto-oligosaccharides 100 mg
Riboflavine 0,45 mg
Vitamine C 25 mg
DL-alpha-tocopheryl acétate 8 mg
Chlorure de thiamine 0,45 mg
Pyridoxamine 0,45 mg
Autres ingrédients : farine de maïs.
Directions for useDerma Relief
Take one stick a day, diluting the contents in a glass of water.
Keep refrigerated.
Polypodium leucotomos Extract 500 mgPolypodium leucotomos is a type of fern found in the American tropics and sub-tropics. It has a long history of use in Honduran traditional medicine, particularly for the relief and protection of the skin. Studies show that Polypodium leucotomos:

- has antioxidant, soothing and immunomodulatory effects;
- protects DNA;
- helps neutralise free radicals and reactive oxygen species, particularly superoxide anion ;
- encourages preservation of skin tissue structure.
CompositionPolypodium leucotomos Extract 500 mg
Daily serving: 2 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 45
Quantity per serving
Polypodium leucotomos 4:1 leef extract 1,000 mg
Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice flour.

Each vegetarian capsule contains 500 mg of Polypodium leucotomos 4:1 leef extract.
Directions for usePolypodium leucotomos Extract 500 mg
Take one to two capsules a day in the morning, 30 minutes before exposure to the sun, or as recommended by your therapist. You should still use topical sun products when exposed to the sun.
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