Whether that's understanding the effects of our natural collagen supply depleting as we age, or how we can support our bones/energy levels, at Nourished, we have developed some curated blends for specific pain points to help nourish your mind and body.
What are Nourished Life Stacks
At Nourished, we offer truly personalised nutrient gummy stacks that are tailored to your mind and body. You can take a short lifestyle consultation, where our science-backed algorithm makes a bespoke recommendation just for you or build your own stack from scratch directly from our Nourished Lab.
We also have a wide range of specially formulated Nourished Life Stacks that are specifically targeted to certain goals and conditions. These stacks contain a unique blend of ingredients that can host a variety of benefits, such as improving your sleep, aiding collagen levels and enhancing energy levels.
Each of these delicious gummies contains science-backed, high-impact formulations that make it convenient and enjoyable to keep on top of your nutrition regime. Let's get into some of the health benefits of a selection of our Life Stacks and how they can help.
Keeping your body looking and feeling young
Hangovers - Party Proofed
As you get older, have you noticed that your body seems to deal with alcohol differently compared to when you were younger? Well, as we age, the liver can take longer to metabolise alcohol, meaning that the feelings of a hangover can be more intense or prolonged than what you may have experienced when you were younger, (and which usually results in more greasy food and paracetamol after a night out).
As we age, the body’s total water content reduces too, resulting in the alcohol becoming less diluted and making the feelings of a hangover feel worse.
However, there are some things that we can do to help you feel a little fresher the morning after. At Nourished, we have curated the Party Proofed stack, a specialist blend of ingredients to help you party on and aid those dreaded hangover symptoms, including:
- Ginger: which studies have shown can decrease the severity of alcohol-related hangover symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea [i].
- HydroCurc (also known as Turmeric): which is one of the most bioavailable forms of curcumin and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory. This is important as evidence suggests that the majority of hangover symptoms are related to inflammation in the body [ii] [iii].
You can read our full blog post here about the ways to reduce hangover symptoms.
Sleep - Sleep Tight
We are all aware of how important a good night’s rest is to support the healthy function of our body, but our sleep is another factor that is affected as we age.
The Sleep Foundation details how our internal body clock can be disrupted as we age, leading to impacts on our circadian rhythm [iv]. As we age, our body also produces less melatonin, a hormone which makes us feel more tired [iv].
Negative impacts on our sleep can have some troubling effects on our health if not dealt with. NHS England details that a lack of sleep can cause the following issues [v]:
- You are more at risk of diabetes and heart disease when not getting enough sleep.
- A lack of sleep can negatively affect your immune system.
- It can make you more irritable and negatively affect your mood.
- It can put you more at risk of clinical depression and anxiety disorders.
- A loss of libido can be experienced with a lack of sleep.
- Lack of sleep can cause infertility due to how it affects reproductive hormones.
- Excessive daytime sleepiness results in low energy levels.
There are some natural ingredients that can aid a peaceful night's sleep, such as 5-HTP, Tart Cherry and Ashwagandha.
- 5-HTP: This ingredient can increase REM sleep by 48% through its serotonin production [ix] [x], and studies have shown that this ingredient aids in improving sleep quality whilst also helping with mood regulation, stress and reducing anxiety. It even has the ability to act as an appetite suppressant! [viii].
- Tart Cherry: Clinical trials have shown how tart cherry can increase melatonin levels, improve total sleep time and help reduce the negative effects of sleep disorders such as insomnia [vi].
- Ashwagandha: Scientific studies have shown how supplementing ashwagandha can dramatically reduce stress and anxiety levels, [vii] therefore resulting in a significant improvement in quality sleep.
You can find all of these ingredients, including others such as Zinc and Vegan Vitamin D3, inside our Nourished Sleep Tight Stack.
You can also read more about the negative effects of sleep on our blog here.
Energy - Energy/High Flyer
As we have previously mentioned, as we age, changes to our hormones can result in a variety of negative factors, including decreasing our energy levels.
As our bodies age, our cells can also lose some of their strength, resulting in certain tasks becoming more tiring than they may have been when we were younger.
If energy levels are something you are suffering with, try incorporating natural ingredients such as Vitamin B12 and Ginger into your diet to help (or try our Nourished High Flyer Stack, which contains five other energy-enhancing ingredients).
- Vitamin B12: As mentioned earlier, some vitamins and minerals are essential in our daily diet, and a lack of B vitamins can negatively affect energy levels, with a study from 2020 linking a deficiency in B12 to diminished energy and exercise tolerance, fatigue and shortness of breath [xii].
- Ginger: Ginger is a natural ingredient that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years due to its multitude of health benefits. Clinical trials into Ginger supplementation have shown how this ingredient may contribute to the enhancement of vitality and energy levels [v].
You can read our blog post here to understand more about how energy dips can affect your body and how to counteract them.
As we age, our body's natural supply of collagen begins to deplete. Collagen is important for maintaining skin health, aiding joint and bone health, supporting the heart and much more. It's therefore important that we supplement collagen into the body as we age to replace those reserves as they naturally reduce.
At Nourished, we have curated a scientific blend containing over 400 proteins, Collagen I, V & X, Elastin, Glucosamine, Hyaluronic acid and other natural ingredients which can contribute to normal collagen formation in the body.
When trialling Nourished Collagen+ (between April and May 2023), 84% of people saw an improvement in wrinkle reduction and skin condition within 28 days.
You can learn more about our Nourished Collagen+ Range on the links below:
- Learn more about our Nourished Collagen+ Range here.
- Read about the differences between Nourished Collagen+ and Marine Collagen here.
How to get your own Nourished Stack
At Nourished, we use cutting-edge 3D printers to create bespoke nutrient gummies. Our intelligent algorithmic quiz enables you to take a short online consultation and then receive a personalised recommendation of 7 scientifically-backed ingredients, all inside a single, convenient gummy stack.
You can even create your own stack directly from our 'Lab'. With a selection of over 35 ingredients, 9 delicious flavours and 2 coatings to choose from, the possibilities are almost endless!
We also have a curated selection of Nourished Lifestacks, including our Patry Proofed, Sleep Tight, High Flyer, Collagen Plus and many more. Visit the link here to discover more.
Want to learn more?
To find out more about the ingredients mentioned in this article, as well as the research and studies mentioned about healthy ways to slow the signs of ageing, please click the links listed below or visit the website research page here.
You can also read another one of the Nourished blogs on the link here.
- [i] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20559749/
- [ii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14693266/
- [iii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20238396/
- [iv] https://www.sleepfoundation.org/aging-and-sleep
- [v] https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/
- [vi] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20438325/
- [vii] https://www.cureus.com/articles/25730
- [viii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3308389/
- [ix] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0013469471901477
- [x] https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0269881104042619
- [xi] https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.publishing.service.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fuploads%2Fsystem%2Fuploads%2Fattachment_data%2Ffile%2F949103%2Farticle-13.1-on-hold-health-claims.ods&wdOrigin=BROWSELINK
- [xii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7019700/