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The Omega-3 supplement, unique for your body’s needs

Before increasing the intake of a nutrient with supplements, it’s important to research it as much as possible. This includes the nutrients like Omega-3, the essential fatty acids that can’t be made by the body and must be sourced through the diet. When answering questions like ‘Is Omega-3 bad for you?’, remember that anything in excess is unhealthy. The same can be said for the nutrients that are essential to the body.

Instead of talking about the pros and cons of Omega-3 fatty acids, it’s better to view it as what this nutrient can and can’t do. Omega-3 plays an important role in brain function, heart health, stabilizing blood pressure and supporting vision.

To leverage this essential nutrient, focus on its strengths and the approved list of benefits. It’s unreasonable to consume Omega-3 supplements and expect it to fix ailments. Fish oil has health-promoting properties that should be consumed in line with your body weight. It’s not a one size for all supplements.

Not all fish oils are the same

When learning about Omega-3 side effects, it’s vital to discern the way in which it’s delivered to the body. Buying just any standard, over-the-counter fish oil is never a good idea. The supplement needs to be high-quality and tailored to you. High doses of fish oil might cause belching, bad breath, heartburn, nausea, loose stools, rash, and nosebleeds. Always make sure to take your daily dose according to your body’s needs to prevent side effects from excess use which might reduce the immune system’s activity and reduce the body’s ability to fight infection.

Low-quality fish oil can also be contaminated with mercury and other industrial and environmental chemicals. Traditionally processed fish oils are worlds apart from a natural Omega-3 supplements backed by science, such as the Zinzino BalanceOil+. To remove any risk of side effects when taking Omega-3 fish oil, invest in a treatment that’s tailored to you, with pure ingredients molecularly tested for toxins.

The all-natural Polyphenol Omega BalanceOil+

BalanceOil+, which includes a vegan option, is no ordinary fish oil. It’s a food supplement high in olive polyphenol (antioxidants), Omega-3, and Vitamin D3. The polyphenols, sourced from pre-harvested olives, support your cells1 and Vitamin D3 introduces a host of benefits – aiding the immune system2, blood calcium levels3, bones4, teeth5, muscle function6, and cell division7.

Plus, the Omega-3 contributes to normal brain8 and heart function9, while safely rebalancing the off-center Omega-6:3 ratio. With a harmonious ratio (3:1, as advised by scientists), the body is better equipped to stay healthy and strong. BalanceOil+ has 15 EFSA-approved health benefits that you can enjoy from day one. Within five months of daily treatment, the Omega-6:3 ratio is brought back into balance.

Discover your current Omega-6:3 ratio

One proven way to eliminate possible side-effects is to take a dried blood spot test to learn your starting point, your Omega-6:3 ratio. The Zinzino BalanceTest measures 11 fatty acids in your blood and breaks down the current state of your health, including your ratio.

Once you know your Omega-6:3 ratio, the Zinzino BalanceOil+ is an easy, personalized way to bring the body back to its most natural state – simply by taking 0.15ml per kilogram of body weight. It’s a systematic, scientifically proven way to leverage all the benefits of Omega-3 (plus polyphenols and Vitamin D3), in just the right amount your body is calling for. BalanceOil+ is natural, keto-friendly, non-GMO, and derives oil from wild-caught small fish.

It’s the most efficient, ethical and sustainable way to harmonize your body and get an optimal mix of Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-9, polyphenols, and Vitamin D3. It also comes in a range of different flavors for better taste.

There’s nothing quite like BalanceOil+.

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

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The benefits of fish oil for pregnant women (and beyond)

Pregnancy is a special time for women, as the body prepares to grow and deliver a baby. That is why the nutrient needs of new mothers change, too. There are various vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy pregnancy, including the adequate consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids. So, if you’re wondering if you can take fish oil while pregnant, the answer is yes. 

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs), known as the building blocks of the fats, help the body function normally. LCPs are important for both mothers and babies. Omega-3 fatty acids play a role in brain development1, as well as the nervous system2 and vision3.

In terms of how much Omega-3 to consume while pregnant, dieticians advise two to three portions of fatty fish per week, but always check with your doctor. For vegetarians and vegans, there are other sources of Omega-3 such as flaxseed oil, walnuts, chia seeds, leafy green vegetables, and soy products (like tofu).

Omega-3 supplement regimen, prenatal and postnatal

A pure, high-quality Omega-3 fish oil is good for the pregnant woman’s body and in the early stages of an infant’s life. Because these essential fatty acids aren’t synthesized by the body, supplementation is necessary.

A prenatal Omega-3 recommendation is to allow at least six months prior to conception to building up this important essential fat*. It’s equally as important after the delivery, during breastfeeding.

BalanceOil+ is an Omega-3 fatty acids supplement, high in olive polyphenols and vitamin D3. It safely adjusts and maintains EPA + DHA levels and the Omega-6:3 ratio in the body, while protecting cells from oxidation. A premium blend of oils derived from wild-caught small fish and pre-harvest extra virgin olive oil, BalanceOil+ contributes to normal heart2, brain1 and immune function4.

This is a great source of Omega-3, without the concerns of environmental contaminants. BalanceOil+ uses a certified sustainable source of wild-caught fish and is molecularly tested for toxins to ensure freshness and safety. This purity factor is important for all people, especially pregnant mothers.

Omega-3 benefits for women & children

Two of the Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA are proven to maintain normal brain function1. For pregnant and lactating women, DHA contributes to normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants. EPA and DHA also contribute to the maintenance of blood triglyceride levels5, stable blood pressure6, and heart function2.

In addition, DHA supports healthy eye function3, which is extremely important for infants. BalanceOil+ is an all-natural way to leverage the wonderful benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Given that the body can’t produce polyunsaturated fatty acids, BalanceOil+ is an essential part of a new mothers’ daily routine. And with how easy it is to consume (hidden in a morning smoothie or juice), BalanceOil+ is convenient for the changing dietary needs and preferences of mothers.

BalanceOil+ introduces 15+ EFSA-approved health benefits to new mothers, while also gently rebalancing the Omega-6:3 ratio. As pregnant and breastfeeding women embark on a new phase of life that’s physically and emotionally demanding, BalanceOil+ can help ensure the body’s in its best state.

The Omega-3 BalanceOil+, a fish oil in a league of its own, is a morning ritual that will long outlast the pregnant, baby and toddler phases.

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

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Food supplements made from nature, proven by science

Modern diets leave a lot of nutrients on the plate, causing many of us to reach for supplements. This is coupled with a lack of widespread education around the amount vitamins and minerals we actually need to maintain optimal physical health. Supplements must be taken correctly, consistently, and in balance with your body, its set-up, your lifestyle and other personal factors.

Getting all your nutrients straight from a pill is easy, but what are the risks of taking dietary supplements? A lack of education is the biggest issue. There are daily suggestions and maximum for every vitamin and mineral that varies from country to country. The problem is, they are hard to remember. There is however no denying the usage and convenience of food supplements. And – you can remove any fear of them being bad for you by doing your due diligence with research to learn exactly what and how much your body needs.

Natural food supplements, to compliment (not replace) a Mediterranean-centric diet.

When it comes to wellbeing, there are no quick fixes (although as a culture we’re led to believe otherwise). Supplements are just that, supplementary. In order to maintain good health it’s important to adopt a mix of strategies in your diets. When choosing which food supplements to take, make sure you pick products that are made with natural ingredients, backed by scientific research and offer proven health benefits that will make a difference. This can otherwise be a very expensive trial-and-error journey. Both your body and your wallet will thank you for doing your research first.

Unpack the ingredients list

To help you discern the integrity of a product, turn it around and look at the ingredients. Get into the habit of asking ‘why.’ Why will it give me more energy? Why does it contribute to a normal immune system? Why does it support bone and joint function? Why does it help tissue growth and repair? Give yourself extra time in the decision making, to answer these questions and find products that tick the box.

For instance, Xtend+, is made of carefully curated, natural ingredients with 145 EFSA-approval health benefits. 1-3, 1-6 beta glucans, derived from the cell walls of highly purified, proprietary strains of baker’s yeast, are proven to enhance the immune system.

Remember, more is neither merrier nor better when it comes to choosing supplements. The product should combine a healthy number of vitamins and minerals, sourced from the one product to avoid supplement overload. BalanceOil+ is a good example of a natural food supplement with 15 + EFSA-approved health benefits in one product.

How do you know if the supplement is tested and safe to use?

Beyond looking out for rigorously sourced, all-natural ingredients on the label, seek out supplements with extra stamps of approval, such as non-GMO, keto-friendly, and toxin-free. We all live on one planet and need to do our part for a sustainable future.

Get a dosage made for you and put the product to the test

The best approach is to choose natural food supplements that feel right for your body, and work with your body. Everybody’s different and the level that your body will absorb the supplement has a lot to do with individual factors such as your weight, your stomach acid, gene type and even certain allergies. Look at the recommended daily dosage on the package and pick one that includes a weight chart to guide you. Better yet: Choose a brand that also offers personalized blood tests to get proof in writing that the supplements are doing their job. Make sure to pick a test that is independently managed and based on an accurate and scientific analysis such as the Zinzino BalanceTest.

As you move into different stages of life, like pregnancy, your nutrient needs will change. Always listen to your body to make empowered decisions to support your physical health.

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

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Newcastle United star found the key to scoring high both off and on the field

In soccer, injuries are part of the job. The Swedish professional soccer player, who is currently playing right-back for Newcastle United, has been devoted to the sport all his life and knows it’s a hard truth you simply have to learn to live with. At least, that’s what Emil Krafth had always thought before he added customized supplements to his health regimen. A while back, the 26-year-old Swedish star, husband and father started to protect his body with a curated mix of Zinzino products. Taking care of himself on and off the field is non-negotiable so this was a natural field to explore.

What awards and recognition have you received?

I proudly started representing Sweden in 2011 when I was 16. I became the fifth youngest person ever to play in the Sweden U21 team, at just 17 years old. I went on to play in leagues such as Serie A in Italy, Ligue 1 in France, and now the Premier League in England. My biggest achievement to date is participating in the 2018 World Cup.

Can you tell us about any challenges you’ve faced?

The biggest obstacle I’ve faced has been living abroad for many years far away from my family. While moving countries is exciting, there’s a new language to learn each time, which is always overwhelming. And of course, as a professional athlete, there’s always keeping the fear of injuries at bay.

Did your initial Omega-6:3 ratio surprise you? Has it changed from the first reading?

Yes, I was shocked! I had no idea that it would be so bad. I did the test again after using Zinzino products for some time and it was a lot better. I’m planning to complete my third test soon, which I foresee looking even better. I can actually feel it in my body. The products are helping me.

How did you first hear about Zinzino?

I heard about Zinzino from a friend who had been using the products and experienced a major improvement in his health. At first, I didn’t believe it, but I wanted to give it a try, as my friend would never recommend something he wasn’t serious about. I’ve been using Zinzino ever since.

What Zinzino products do you currently use?

I take BalanceOil+, Essent+, and the Xtend+ supplements every day.

Tell us about your performance since using Zinzino.

It’s easier to wake up and get out of bed in the morning. I have a lot more energy throughout the day, too. I’m just not as tired as I used to be.

Why should people think about BalanceOil+?

Because it helps you find more balance in the body and feel better overall. It’s essential for people to take the blood test to really understand what’s happening in the body and how the products can help. All of Zinzino’s products help you get nutrients that aren’t always easy to capture in the everyday diet.

Are these products just for athletes?

Definitely not. Although athletes can greatly benefit from Zinzino to stay injury-free and improve their performance, everyone should use these products. I know people who use Zinzino and they’re not athletes. They just love the way the products make them feel.

Explain your experience with Zinzino in one sentence.

Can I fit it into one paragraph? After using the products for quite a while now, I can tell you that I feel so good. I have more energy, I can train a little longer at the gym, mornings have never been easier, and my immune system is strong. I know it’s hard to take somebody’s word for it, but trust me, I have no regrets using and recommending Zinzino. Try it for yourself!

Follow Emil’s football career, family pictures and his journey with Zinzino on Instagram. For his professional highlights, see his Wikipedia page, recent stats and player profile.

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5 ways to tell if your Omega-3 supplement is fresh or fishy

Do you know what separates high-quality, pure Omega-3 supplements from traditionally processed fish oils? Dr. Emmalee Gisslevik is the Zinzino R&D specialist and go-to expert on fatty acids. The right nutritional supplementation will give you the results you’re looking for. Make sure your choice is based on informed decisions. Follow this essential quality checklist when navigating the sea of supplements with fish oil.

What does fresh fish oil really mean? This seems to be one burning question when people enter the world of Omega supplements. The secret according to our Swedish doctor of philosophy in food and nutrition is spelled oxidation and polyphenols. Two deal-breakers that determine if you will experience real, long-term results. There’s also a joker in the hunt for freshness that could catch you off-guard: the TOTOX value. This nerdy measure of the total oxidation level of fish oil is the industry standard that determines freshness and quality in fish oil. Unfortunately, it is easily miscalculated and misinterpreted. And, finally, the still virtually unknown secret sauce in the world of fish oil and Omega-3 supplements – olive oil. It’s been almost ten years since Zinzino made this groundbreaking discovery and added the antioxidant-packed ingredient to their scientifically proven formulation.

Before moving to the checklist that will help you weed out the right Omega-3 supplement, take a minute to read up on Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s and polyphenols, all naturally found in oily fish. Polyphenols are extremely powerful micronutrients, packed with antioxidant capacity that increase absorption and bind the Omega 3’s tenaciously, acting as chaperons until the fatty acids have arrived safely in the cell membranes. Unfortunately, they are lost in the refining process to rid the fish oil of contaminants, such as mercury and PCBs.

The ultimate checklist when choosing Omega-3 supplements

1. Check the type and form of Omega-3 in the oil

Fish oil needs to stay fresh and potent for as long as possible to enable the Omegas to enter your cells and start supporting heart, brain and immune function. Look on the label for the marine Omega-3’s EPA and DHA. They form in the tissue of oily fish and are the closest thing to eating seafood. You also want to check the Omega’s molecular form as it impacts the way the fatty acids work and are absorbed into our body. Triglycerides1 are the natural form that fatty acids assume in most plants and animals. However, most processed fish oils are based on the more cost-effective version, ethyl esters1. This form of fish oil is not as easily absorbed into our body and more prone to oxidation and rancidity than the triglyceride form.

2. Trust your senses for signs of freshness

Just like truly fresh seafood, fresh fish oil has no fishy taste or smell. If it does, it has started to oxidize and will be less potent. So, use your senses, make sure to keep the product in the fridge and check the expiry date on the packaging. This is a quality marker that determines the oxidation process and time for the Omega-3’s to be picked up by cell membranes in your body. Also, remember, no flavor in the world can cover up a fish oil that has gone rancid! Flavored Omega-3 supplements only make digesting the oil a more pleasant experience. The added flavor has no bearing on either the nutritional value, or the oxidation process.

3. Scrutinize the brand for proof of freshness

Freshness equals potency and, effectively, real results. Since all fish oils will eventually go rancid and lose their quality, the oxidation process must be measurable. Make sure you pick a trustworthy brand that is transparent in presenting all its quality markers – from sustainable sourcing methods to environmental contaminants and the product’s level of oxidation/quality. The latter is determined in its so-called TOTOX value2. The total oxidation value is an industry standard that effectively measures how fresh the oil is. You do need to keep one thing in mind: The basic equation for TOTOX calculation is intended for pure, unflavored fish oils only. This value might be a false freshness promise if the Omega-3 supplement you’ve chosen is indeed flavored. It will interfere with the total calculation, but has no bearing on the oxidation process and will therefore not impact the quality of the product. Read here for more details on how to decipher the TOTOX value.

4. Find out what antioxidants have been added

There are several ways to slow down the oxidation process in fish oil, increase shelf-life and improve quality. Adding antioxidants is one method. Stay clear of brands using synthetic antioxidants such as TBHQ and ascorbyl palmitate as these may counteract the health-promoting properties of Omega-3’s. Instead, choose a supplement with naturally mixed tocopherols or vitamin E that will only benefit the blend. But, and here is the magic sauce mentioned in the beginning. There are even more powerful polyphenols out there to stabilize oxidation, optimize absorption in the body and make sure the Omega 3’s get to work in the cell membranes of your body. Polyphenols from olives are the closest you’ll get to the ones found naturally in fish, and this is the reason why our BalanceOil+ is a synergistic blend, based on 60% pure fish oil from wild-caught small fish and 40% extra virgin olive oil with polyphenols from pre-harvest olives. You won’t get any closer to eating the real deal. Want to find out more on what makes our BalanceOil+ different? Read here.

5. Get a daily dosage made for you and put the product to the test

Everybody’s different and the level that your body will absorb the Omega-3 supplement has less to do with the concentration of Omega-3’s in the product, but rather all to do with individual factors such as your weight, your stomach acid profile, your genetic blueprint, and even certain allergies. Look at the recommended daily dosage on the packaging and pick a product that includes a weight chart to guide you. Better yet: Choose a brand that also offers personalized blood tests that reveal your unique fatty acid profile with real proof in writing that the supplements are doing their job. Make sure to pick a test that is independently managed and based on an accurate and scientific analysis such as the Zinzino BalanceTest. That will be your ultimate proof of concept to the question of what it means for fish oil to be fresh!

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How to get youthful, healthy skin in 30 days

You know the saying: you are what you eat. Well, this isn’t some whimsical myth passed down from generations of mothers trying to get children to eat their greens. 80% of all skin issues originate in the stomach and there’s plenty of scientific evidence that some foods speed up aging, like sugar, alcohol and processed meat. Dry and itchy skin or acne are our skin’s ways of signaling that life on the inside is not top notch.

The skin is your outermost protective barrier and it needs to be healthy in order to absorb nourishment and protect your insides. It is possible to eat your way to more youthful, healthy-looking skin. The skin consists of different layers, each affected differently by the ingredients you put in your body. Pair your change in dietary lifestyle with a high-quality anti-aging cream that targets the cause of wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration (the extra-cellular matrix). If you haven’t already incorporated a serum into your skincare routine, you might be missing out on some real, anti-aging benefits. Serums are thinner in consistency but contain a potent concentration of active ingredients with the power to penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers – something a moisturizer cannot do no matter how much you apply. Use Zinzino’s Skin Serum morning and night, then add these 30 foods into your diet. One new food every day sounds doable, right?

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, oh-my!

Put these natural healthy skin health boosters on your shopping list today.

  • Avocados

Mmmm, thank gosh avocados have the good kinds of fat – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Grab this nutrient-packed, vitamin A-enhancing snack.

  • Eggs

Protein is the fabric of collagen, which eggs are high in. Don’t skip the yolks because they’re high in biotin (which the skin loves).

  • Prunes

Boost your polyphenols and powerful antioxidants by consuming yummy prunes.

  • Pomegranate Seeds

This fruit contains the collagen-lifting antioxidants, anthocyanins and ellagic acid.

  • Blueberries

Add this to your acai bowls for their free radical-fighting and skin-brightening characteristics.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It has monounsaturated fats which help with skin elasticity and firmness.

  • Green Tea

Put the kettle on and drink up the collagen-boosting polyphenols. Ahhhhh, breathe.

  • Salmon

High in Omega-3’s, an important part of healthy skin, this delicious fatty fish is a must-have in your diet (oh, and so is BalanceOil). 

  • Sardines

They’re also packed with Omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Oysters

We hope you like seafood. Oysters are a good source of zinc, which helps repair and renew cells.

  • Dark Chocolate

No, this isn’t a joke: the antioxidant profile is better than acai berries, blueberries and cranberries. Dark chocolate contains skin-protecting flavanols.

  • Carrots

This vegetable will brighten the skin and protect it against the sun. 

  • Sweet Potatoes

Loaded with beta-carotene, this potato is ever-so-sweet to the skin.

  • Pumpkin

Keep your skin looking fab, post-summer, with this fall vegetable. Pumpkin is a great source of carotenoids.

  • Leafy Greens

High in vitamin C, leafy greens (kale and spinach) boost collagen production.

  • Bell Peppers (or Capsicums, to Aussies)

Source some healthy skin-loving vitamin C from bell peppers.

  • Tomatoes

For a natural dose of vitamin C, make a bruschetta or toss some tomatoes into your salad.

  • Broccoli

Rich in vitamin C and K, broccoli is good for the skin (and heart and bones).

  • Flax seeds

Another great choice to help naturally lift your Omega 3’s and the fatty acid called ALA, flax seeds help reduce sun-related skin damage.

  • Walnuts

Walnuts contain vitamin E, melatonin and polyphenols for gorgeous slow-aging healthy skin.

  • Bone broth

Luckily, this is the best part of Sunday roasts. Bone broth is filled with amino acids, collagen and minerals.

  • Cinnamon

This alluring spice is high in proanthocyanidins, a class of polyphenols with powerful antioxidant properties.

  • Chili Peppers

They’re hot, rich in vitamin C and will put a little kick into your step.

  • Ginger

Some people EAT IT WHOLE because it’s so good for you. With its compound, gingerol, the innate properties naturally slows down the aging process.

  • Shiitake Mushrooms

A great source of mineral copper, these mushrooms are a win for the skin. Copper helps the synthesis and stabilization of proteins in the skin.

  • Edamame

They’re fun to snack on and full of vitamins and minerals. Edamame contain isoflavones, a group of polyphenols, which increase the skin’s defense against sun damage and inflammation.

  • Grapefruit

A naturally powerful source of vitamin C, grapefruit reduces cellular damage and helps produce more collagen.

  • Mango

This sweet treat is packed with vitamin A and carotenoids, which are great for cell growth.

  • Lentils

The polyphenols found in lentils prevent oxidative stress – a marker of aging skin.

  • Acai berries

This superfood not only helps to slow the signs of aging but also lightens scars and prevents acne and breakouts. How about that?

Wow, look at your long, crisp shopping list now….! Your stomach and your skin will take a bow.

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Get radiant skin with these two products in your daily routine

When you think of beauty, what does your mind’s eye see? Symmetry and toned skin? A glowing tan? These are the stereotypical depictions of beauty that we’re socialized to believe. But beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. It’s subjective and individual to every one of us. As a society, we’re starting to put aside beauty ideals and realize that individuality is in. True, radiant beauty is more than a fleeting trend.

The beauty renaissance: radical self-love

We’ve all met someone who just oozes confidence, but not in the conventional way. There’s something about her (or him) that’s attractive, in a way that’s hard to define. See, true beauty is acceptance and a celebration of our uniqueness. And there are products that can help you realize this and awaken that sense of wellness. Because if your body is off, it’s hard to feel good.

Re-balance your insides  

In our fast-paced, modern world, our bodies have become out of physical balance. 95% of people are living with an Omega-6:3 ratio that’s out of balance (without even realizing it). The healthy ratio is 3:1, while most of us are sitting at 13:1 (or much worse depending on where you live), because we’re consuming too much Omega-6 and not enough of the essential Omega-3 fatty acids.

Re-balancing this ratio is critical for your health and well-being (and how you perceive yourself). You can learn your Omega-6:3 ratio by taking the BalanceTest, followed by the BalanceOil treatment – a unique combination of Omega-3, Vitamin D and polyphenols that help reach the 3:1 balance in approximately 90 days.

BalanceOil has multiple EFSA-approved benefits, including restoring normal brain1, heart2, immune3, muscle4, and bone function5. It protects blood lipids from oxidative stress6 and plays an important role in cell division7.

Stress, dieting and changes to the quality of food can throw off this inner harmony. BalanceOil brings your body back to its natural, most abundant state.

Beautify your complexion

The same goes for your largest organ, your skin. Your hormones, emotions and lifestyle can wreak havoc on the quality of your skin.

The Zinzino 24-hour Skin Serum approaches aging (and beauty) systematically, by rebuilding the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) to provide tensile strength and elasticity.

The extra-cellular matrix is a gel-like mesh of microfibers, produced by the cells that it surrounds. It’s comprised of polysaccharides, water and collagen proteins which give the skin remarkable restorative properties. The ingredients in Zinzino’s Skin Serum are targeted towards this matrix to help protect, repair and rebuild (and it’s visible in your complexion).

By taking a multi-faceted approach to your physical health, using BalanceOil, Skin Serum and focusing on celebrating your uniqueness, you’re literally liberating yourself. Re-balance your body now, starting with your Omega-6:3 ratio and skin.

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

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How to look after your skin in every decade

It’s not always easy to ‘read’ your skin. One day it’s dry and the next it’s oily, so you try a new product and now you’re battling redness, too. It can take years to understand the quirks of your complexion and there is no universal rule for radiant skin. But, going through your life stages doesn’t have to be a guessing game.

Your skin changes with each chapter of life you’re in, your diet and physical movement, stress and other lifestyle factors. It’s important to educate yourself about skin care requirements at every age. With the right products, mastering your skin and supporting it, getting older will be a cause for celebration, not an undertaking.

Skin rules in your 20’s

This is the invincible decade where you think you’ll never get old. It’s just not in your peripheral vision. It is the chapter of many transitions – of graduating into adulthood and discovering who you are. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is your skin. Yet, this is the decade you should prioritize skincare because, like any good investment, time is on your side and good habits compound. Start to become conscious of the products you put on your face. Always opt for natural, non-toxic solutions, so you don’t have to ‘work’ so hard in the future. Use SPF 30 every day to protect the skin from harmful, wrinkle-producing UV rays. Eat a diet high in protein, fruit and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fish for skin wellness.

Nature is still on your side in your 30’s

Don’t freak out! You’re not old. This is the decade where you’ll probably start to take skin health seriously. Nature has it that in your 30’s the cells start to show signs of changing. A reduction in collagen production leads to less volume in the face. It’s also the chapter where women have babies, which has implications on the skin. Vitamin C, retinol and collagen are all anti-aging ingredients you’ve probably heard of before. However, the latest scientific breakthrough reveals the importance of the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) – the fine mesh of microfibers that supports the skin. The ingredients in Zinzino’s 24-Hour Skin Serum help reduce matrix breakdown. Squalene, 1-3, 1-6 beta glucans, tocopherols and tocotrienols, and olive polyphenols work in harmony to block the aging process. Put simply, Zinzino’s Skin Serum is your new BFF.

40 is the new thirty

Oh yes, it is! This is the time where your skin needs some extra loving. The lymphatic system, responsible for draining the toxins, starts to slow down. The skin tends to be puffier, dull and more vulnerable to external factors like sunlight and pollution. Invest in your self-care, especially if you’re a busy parent. Fine tune the strategies and routines that help manage your stress levels. Invest time in activities that you enjoy and help you feel youthful. Zinzino’s Skin Serum is a three-pronged approach that protects, repairs and rebuilds your extra-cellular matrix, which is crucial during this decade.

Copper heptapeptide and the 1-3, 1-6 beta glucans help form new collagen, elastin and other microfibers. While strengthening the skin’s elasticity, it simultaneously softens it, thanks to two ingredients: calendula and hyaluronic acid. The extra-cellular matrix  is in the focus of next generation anti-aging skincare – and each ingredient in Zinzino’s Skin Serum targets its regeneration.

50 is your time to shine

Sun damage and lifestyle choices become more visible now, creating dark spots on the skin. You’ll start to learn what spider veins are and how the lack of elastin makes things sag where they never used to. The eyelids turn heavy and ‘hooded’ as the skin loses its youthful body.

Focus on your entire body, not just your face. Moisturize your full body daily and accept that there’s great beauty in getting older. Nothing looks better than a mind that’s free from negative thoughts. The big 5-0 is your time to shine.

Zinzino’s Skin Serum supports that golden glow with beta-carotene. The natural color found in many fruits and vegetables, putting beta carotene on your skin will give you that bright, ‘I just got home from the tropics’ look.

60’s and beyond is all about maintenance

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize… like it’s your job. While breakouts and other issues are well behind you, the skin is much more fragile in your 60s. This is the high maintenance era and it’s not a bad thing. The 24-Hour Skin Serum is with you through the decades. It’s all-natural, vegan, fragrance and perfume-free, while it addresses both the causes and visible signs of aging. Protect, repair and restore your skin at any age with this serum.

Let’s re-balance the world starting with yours. Good skin will follow. Promise.

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The all-season spring clean checklist for how to cleanse your body

The future of the health and wellness industry centers around prevention, not treatment. From self-care to digital health, personalized supplements to online support communities, there’s already a consensus that the road to a healthier way of living starts on the inside.

The current pandemic has really propelled the notion of health forward, with more time to focus on self-care in the home. If you are looking to spring clean your health after a long year of inner stress, there’s never been a better time. With the global wellness market accounting for $1.5 trillion, the support options are vast for health fanatics, conscious foodies or anyone looking to turn a corner with healthy eating habits. And now, when you’re also in a mood to spring clean your house, why not give your body a deep-cleanse too?

No matter what the season, you should always look to adopt new health habits

Health and wellness routines aren’t a set-and-forget formula. They are deeply personal and change as schedules, health goals and energy do. A workout regime that worked in winter might not jive in summer. Your tastebuds can change from season-to-season, too. It’s worthwhile to return to wellness routines every three months, with the turn of the seasons. Here are a few health reflection points.

1. How to enjoy clean eating with organic & in-season food

Summertime means fruits like mangoes, melons and strawberries are in season, while winter sees fruits like oranges, bananas and pears in abundance. To build healthy eating habits, aim to sync your diet with foods that are available in your region. This shortens the window from farm to plate, ensuring the freshest, most nutrient-dense produce. Opt for organic foods, ethically sourced animal products and wholefoods. Get inspired with different Mediterranean-style recipes using in-season foods.

2. Staying hydrated

Aim to drink approximately three liters of water per day. Not just part of spring cleaning your health, this goes for every day, for every season. Use a water bottle so it’s easy to track how much water you’ve consumed.

3. Exercise and movement

In the warmer months, enjoy exercising outdoors. Take a walk with your furry friend, a hike with friends, or a bike ride to soak in the sun (and all-important vitamin D source). If the months are cooler, opt for exercises you can do indoors. Bikram Yoga is a great winter warmer. If you don’t feel like venturing outside, there are plenty of great online workout routines you can do in the comfort of your own home. Make sure you revisit your workout routines as the seasons change.

4. Topping up on vitamin D

Getting outside can also boost vitamin D levels to complement a spring detox cleanse. The sun is a natural source of vitamin D, but your lifestyle, age, sunscreen routine, skin type and even where you live may compromise your body’s ability to produce vitamin D from the sun. Your food will also top up your vitamin D levels, but the nutritional content of our modern diet might not have enough. Get your levels checked on a regular basis to determine if you need to compensate with supplements during periods of the year.

Zinzino’s BalanceOil+ is an all-natural food supplement that safely adjusts the Omega-6:3 ratio while delivering vitamin D3 BalanceOil+ contributes to the normal function of the immune system1, calcium levels2, bones3, muscles4, teeth5, and cell division6.

5. Sleep habits

More and more, people are learning about the importance of good sleep. It’s a part of health that needs to be prioritized and sleep trackers help to understand personal data.

‘Clean up’ a sleep routine by treating it as the sacred time it is. Avoid screens in or near to bed, let dinner digest for at least three hours, say no to caffeine late in the afternoon, and minimize all stressors once it’s dark. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Interpret sleep data and make positive adjustments for a better night’s rest. And, most importantly, get seven to nine hours each night.

6. Regular health check-ups

You should look to book an annual health appointment. View this as more of a chance to build a relationship with a primary care physician and dentist, rather than appointments to fear or put off.

Spring clean your health

Out with the old, in with the new. Just like each year we turn over the mattresses, clean out the pantry and replace those trainers with a fresh pair. Make sure you also leverage to clear out all unhealthy habits from your diet and lifestyle. Modern food is usually high in sugar, low in fibers and lacking key nutrients which might compromise the cell functions in our bodies, making it difficult for us to absorb nutrients and flush out waste products. This is why we all might need to compensate with supplements in order to spark that real change deep inside, in our cells, gut and immune system. Check out the new, scientific breakthrough food supplement from Zinzino, a global health and wellness brand specializing in biomarker-based, personalized nutrition and health tech. ZinoGene+** is based on a complex mix of seaweed, turmeric, quercetin from onion and apple, polyphenols, vitamin C and zinc. The product will effectively flush out dysfunctional cells that accumulate in our bodies over times, support DNA synthesis7 and cell division8 and protect cells from oxidative stress on unparalleled levels. The overall effect is like a deep-clean, or a spring clean for your body. Read more about ZinoGene+** and the Zinzino range of test-based, scientifically proven health products that are designed to help you balance, restore and support your body from within.

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

** This product is not available in Australia, India, Latvia, Malaysia and in a Global webshop.

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The future of health is here: Trends in the wellness industry

The trend is clear. In all modern cultures across the globe, wellness is becoming a top priority. And the figures speak for themselves. The health and wellness market has grown twice as fast as the global economy, with an annual growth of 5-10%. But the wellness market isn’t just about food and fitness.

Today, health takes on a holistic meaning. Personal wellness encapsulates the physical body, exercise, nutrition, sleep, thoughts, emotions and self-love. According to recent McKinsey research, 79% of people believe wellness on all levels is important. While there has always been a market for fitness and nutrition, now healthy food trends signal a societal shift in the way food and products are perceived. This change runs parallel with a growing environmental focus, which has spurred the rise of plant-based diets and reducing individual footprints.

We are taking our well-being in our own hands

Consequently, the health and wellness market is being inundated with personalized diet plans, sleep-enhancing aids, gravity blankets, mindfulness apps, health trackers and customized training gear and fitness wear. There are opportunities to make better health decisions for ourselves, everywhere we turn. The McKinsey research reveals in the United States, people are spending 50% of their personal wellness budget on physical health (followed by appearance, fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and sleep). The U.K. mirrors these numbers. It is clear that we have every opportunity to take well-being into our own hands. The research also predicts a greater shift towards closely related services, especially those that emphasize physical and mental health – such as personal training, nutritionists and counseling.

Six future health concepts

There are a number of converging trends that support the current, continual growth of the health and wellness industry. The McKinsey research describes six developments:

1. Clean, non-toxic, all-natural products as the preference

From skincare to sleep enhancers, organic food to the packaging, there’s a surge of natural products for people to choose from. Health food, new trends in eating, consuming and living naturally are more accessible than ever.

2. Shopping is now a very personal experience

Products are becoming more custom-made, as people are no longer buying into the one-size-fits-all fix, especially not when it comes to health and wellness, and they look for solutions tailored to their unique health needs and lifestyle.

3. The digitalization of health

From fitness wearables to streaming gym services and everything in between, the future of the health industry is digital. Take Mirror, for example, a ‘nearly invisible interactive home gym.’

4. Fitness and food social influencers

The research also shows that 10-15% of the people say they follow social-media influencers and have made a purchase based on a recommendation. Health and wellness are one of the biggest categories for influencers.

5. The rise of health services

Physical and mental health services are enhancing the traditional model. This includes telemedicine, diagnostics, virtual communities, and products like the Peloton workout equipment.

6. A changing wellness ecosystem

Brands aren’t just staying in one lane anymore. For example, Lululemon, the famous fitness wear brand, has experimented with mindfulness, nutrition and community classes in their stores. Now, it’s more about leading with a value-based vision, rather than a specific service.

As these latest findings reveal, it’s an exciting time for health and wellness – both from consumer and industry standpoints. The culture is calling for convenience, specificity and individual empowerment.

Personal wellness is all about preventive health

All hype aside, the road to better health is a truly personal journey and it’s not a quick fix. It is a long-term commitment to change that starts at a cellular level, deep inside your body. There’s a lot of companies jumping on the band wagon, eager to offer individually tailored nutritional supplements. Make sure you choose one that is in it for the long run and is able to offer proof in writing that the products live up to their promise. Zinzino is a global D2C company from Scandinavia aiming to become a world leader in preventive health and test-based nutrition.

Put your body to the test

Founded in 2005, Zinzino are today considered pioneers within test-based, personalized nutrition, with a mission to bring the world back in balance. They have performed almost 700,000 individual blood tests since they started out, revealing the Omega-6:3 balance to people across the world and allowing them to change their dietary habits based on the results of their BalanceTests. Learn more about their signature range of BalanceOil food supplements based on a scientifically certified measure of pure fish oil, pre-harvest extra virgin olive oil and naturally sourced vitamin D3. They are all designed to gently restore the Omega balance in your body, adjust and maintain your EPA and DHA levels, while protecting your cells from oxidative stress.

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