How It Works
The ingredients in Derma Drink can be found inside most fruits and vegetables. When concentrated, these antioxidants and minerals hold immense strength in the fight against acne.
Face washes, creams, regimens, and lasers only cleanse the surface of the skin. Derma Drink attacks acne from within.
We've designed Derma Drink
to fight the root cause of acne by rapidly strengthening the immune system.
Studies have confirmed antioxidants' power against acne. Below are results from notable studies.
Below are three notable studies related to antioxidants and their impact on acne.
Study 1. Antioxidants Reduce Inflammation Substantially in Acne Patients
The first study shows how acne severity correlates with inflammation level. The researchers compared measures of inflammatory damage between a given amount of acne patients and people without acne.
The patients were divided into three different groups; mild, moderate and severe. As you can see, the graph shows a clear correlation between inflammation and acne severity.
The study also addresses antioxidant activity in relation to inflammation. This chart represents levels for two crucial antioxidant enzymes; superoxide dismutase and glutathione. Like Vitamin E, these enzymes neutralize free radicals and other inflammatory molecules.
The graph on the right suggests that people without acne genetically possess far greater amounts of antioxidants than those that suffer from acne.
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Study 2. Acne Lesions Show Inflammatory Damage
Published in November 2012, this study measures the inflammatory damage for individual pimples. The researchers took skin samples from 50 acne patients, again divided into mild, moderate and severe categories.
Samples were also taken from 40 people without acne. The patients with severe acne showed 2 to 4 fold higher levels of inflammatory damage than people with mild or moderate acne. Similarly, antioxidant enzyme readings were much lower in people with severe acne.
Study 3. Antioxidant Supplements Reduce Acne by 50%
Also published in 2012, Study 3 demonstrates how antioxidant supplementation can reduce acne by more than 50% by measuring levels of glutathione (GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), and interleukine -8 (IL-8). Glutathione is an antioxidant enzyme, and malondialdehyde and interleukine -8 are measures of inflammation.
In Study 3's findings, acne patients showed much higher levels of systemic inflammation. The graph
to the right shows a strong correlation between glutathione levels and acne severity. As antioxidant levels decrease, breakouts increase.
In this section of Study 3, 56 acne patients were divided into 4 groups. 3 of the groups received antioxidant supplements, while the fourth group received a placebo pill. The antioxidants were silymarin (milk thistle), M-Acetylcystein (NAC),
or selenium, The reduction in pimple count is significantly lower for Selenium, NAC and silymarin supplements. All reduced acne lesions by about 50%.
Why Selenium instead of NAC or Silymarin?
For decades, selenium has been safely taken by people suffering from arthritis, infertility, and Chrone's disease. It can also be found inside every green vegetable and is highly abundant in fish.
Unlike selenium, both NAC and silymarin are known to cause adverse side effects such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, itching, and rashes.
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Please note that we are not licensed MDs or qualified health care professionals. Although our information is taken from credible sources, legally we can't guarantee you that our research can cure any disease or medical condition. This is because research involving antioxidants and acne has only been done in recent years, versus other acne products like benzoyl peroxide which has been researched for the past 50. However, we believe that seeing the results on yourself is the best way of knowing when something works.