Anthocyanidins / Anthocyanins

A class of natural plant pigments called anthocyanidins are fascinating compounds which give plant foods such as berries their intense blue and red colours. They are believed to be one of the most important ingredients in so-called ‘superfoods’ such as blueberries, blackberries, black grapes and cranberries.

Research has shown that anthocyanidins are highly active phytonutrients taken up by the body and transported in the bloodstream where they act on important structures such as collagen to reinforce and preserve it. They do this by literally blocking both the action of free radicals as well as the destructive enzymes that cause collagen to break down.

In France and Italy, anthocyanidins are already a multi-pound industry because researchers have untapped the role they play in supporting small blood vessel health. They have established that diets low in anthocyanidins are likely to result in damaged and leaky capillaries. Dark skinned fruit can certainly provide useful levels of anthocyanidins but it’s not necessary easy to eat enough of these foods on a daily basis to have a significant effect. We rely on these small blood vessels, the capillary network, to continuously repair and renew collagen not only in our skin but also by supporting blood vessel integrity throughout the body whether it be our heart, brain or eyes. Anthocyanidins are the armour our bodies need to fight free radical damage, as shown by their strong antioxidant and collagen stabilising properties.

Colladeen ‘Original’ and Colladeen Visage are two of the UK’s richest natural sources of these precious anthocyanidins. Whichever supplement you choose, rest assured that they both contain the same level of anthocyanidins shown in studies to be relevant.
  • Colladeen® Original
  • Colladeen® Original

  • 5 out of 5 (based on 72 reviews)
  • Helps to protect and repair the body's natural collagen

  • Helps protect and repair the body’s natural collagen, the protein responsible for skin elasticity. Also shown to help reduce fluid retention in women
  • 60 Tablets £15.95 Buy
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    Colladeen® Visage
  • Colladeen® Visage

  • 5 out of 5 (based on 176 reviews)
  • High strength anthocyanidins, lutein & green tea extract

  • Formulated to provide nutrients known to support the body’s defences against sun damage to skin. Same strength as Colladeen® plus lutein and green tea.
  • 60 Tablets £18.95 Buy
    120 tablets in 2 Cartons £29.90 Buy
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    Pycnogenol<sup>®</sup>
  • Pycnogenol®

  • 5 out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)
  • A unique flavonoid extract from maritime pine bark

  • A unique flavonoid extracted from the bark of the Maritime Pine which contains compounds shown to help protect our collagen. Stronger than similar products.
  • 60 Capsules £19.95 Buy
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