Product Code: PURDTE6

Product Name: Pure Encapsulations - Skin Health Program, Defy the Elements extra, 60 capsules

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Short Description:

Advanced extra skin protection and restoration formula to revive lack luster skin; helps combat the effects of physical and environmental stress to diminish the general signs of aging.


Defy the Elements extra is an advanced extra skin protection and restoration formula to revive lack luster skin. The formula also helps combat the effects of physical and environmental stress to diminish the general signs of aging. This nutritional supplement is made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.

About Defy the Elements extra:

*This formula is designed to provide extra protection for the chemical and physical factors that compromise and age the skin, including sun exposure and pollution.

Tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC) are considered the ultimate metabolites of curcuminoids, the yellow phenolic compounds derived from turmeric. A series of comparative studies indicated that various curcuminoids neutralize free radicals but that THC had the strongest antioxidant capacity.

As a powerful fat and water soluble antioxidant and immune system modulator, BioAstin® astaxanthin is patented for its photoprotective ability. Initial trials suggest that it may boost the skin's natural antioxidant defenses against sun-induced free radicals. In a human clinical evaluation, supplementation with BioAstin® astaxanthin for two weeks provided significant cutaneous antioxidant protection. It may also maintain healthy arachidonic acid metabolism in response to environmental stresses and promote immune defense. Furthermore, astaxanthin may influence the activity of a large group of enzymes known as transglutaminases, a family of proteins that promote protective cellular responses and tissue homeostasis.

The least processed of all teas, white tea extract containing EGCG and other polyphenols provides remarkable antioxidant and cellular support, in part by enhancing liver detoxification enzymes and glutathione production. It also plays a role in the modulation of transcription factor and MMP activities to maintain healthy skin function and integrity.

The stem bark of Crataeva nurvala, a tree prized in ayurvedic traditions, is a source of saponins, tannins, and the triterpene compound lupeol.

Lupeol supports the replenishment of antioxidant enzymes, including catalase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and glutathione S-transferase, which are depleted by environmental toxins. It has also demonstrated the potential to maintain healthy immune activity at the cellular level.

Milk thistle extract, providing bioflavonoids, and the concentrated broccoli extracts in CelluPhase, standardized for glucosinolates and sulforaphane, offer unique phytochemical support. They are included in this formula to enhance phase II liver antioxidant enzyme activity and detoxification for protection from chemically induced oxidative stress.

This extra protection formula helps revive lack luster skin compromised by physical and chemical environmental elements and provides added antioxidant, photoprotective and detoxification support to preserve skin function and to help diminish the general signs of aging.

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Sultana S, Saleem M, Sharma S, Khan N. Lupeol, a triterpene, prevents free radical mediated macromolecular damage and alleviates benzoyl peroxide induced biochemical alterations in murine skin. Indian J Exp Biol. 2003 Aug;41(8):827-31.

Ingredients and Dosage:


each vegetable capsule contains  
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)
(standardized to contain 95% tetrahydrocurcuminoids)
10 mg.
100 mg.
astaxanthin (naturally derived from haematococcus microalgae)
white tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (leaf)

polyphenols 80% - 80 mg.
epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) 30% - 30 mg.
caffeine 14% - 14 mg.

2 mg.
100 mg.
varuna (Crataeva nurvala) extract (bark)
(standardized to contain 1.5% lupeol)
150 mg.
milk thistle (Silybum marianum) extract (fruit)
(standardized to contain 80% silymarin)
250 mg.

broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica) sprout concentrate (20:1) - 83 mg.
(standardized to contain a minimum of 332 mcg. sulforaphane)

broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica/alba) extract (whole plant) - 17 mg.
(standardized to contain 4% glucosinolates)

100 mg.


1 capsule per day, with a meal.

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer

BioAstin® is a registered trademark of Cyanotech Corporation. U.S. Patents 6,258,855; 6,344,210 and 6,433,025.
BroccoPhane™ and BroccoSinolate™ are trademarks of Cyvex Nutrition, Inc.
Tetrahydrocurcumin is protected by U.S. Patent 6,653,327.

Product Specifications and More Information:

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1 bottle contains: 60 capsules

Also Available in 30 capsules/bottle

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Suggested List Price:50.90

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