Skin care

The ABC of your skincare ritual

The ABC of your skincare ritual

It becomes bamboozling with the many brands available on the market. That is why at Plumped we have streamlined your skin routine for you. Our power packed serums will deliver the ultimate dose of vitamins to your skin. Step one : Cleanse : Using our alpha hydroxy acid cleansers..  Plumped daily lactic gel cleanser in the morning  Glycolic acid exfoliating cleanser at the end of the day. (I keep mine in the shower for convenience) Careful to avoid contact with your eyes! Serum: Plumped Vitamin B3 to smooth, refine and hydrate . This can double up as a primer under your foundation.  Vitamin...

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How does GABA work in the brain?

How does GABA work in the brain?

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, a naturally occurring amino acid found in the brain. This means it is a calming, slowing chemical which acts to relieve anxiety, fear emotions. It acts on the same receptors as benzodiazepines such as ‘Valium’ or’ Xanax’  (trade names for pharmaceuticals) do.  But as it is naturally occurring it is preferable to supplement with this amino acid itself rather than a pharmaceutical version, which can produce dependence and tolerance. 

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Oxytocin, the LOVE hormone everyone is talking about …!

Oxytocin, the LOVE hormone everyone is talking about …!

Oxytocin is often labelled the love hormone for both men and women. Oxytocin influences many physical and physiological actions within the body and  is elevated when we are in situations of stress, social bonding and intimacy or affection. The hormone helps to create a feeling of calm, closeness/intimacy, trust, social understanding, increase generosity, protectionist behaviours and intensifies sexual bonding and intimacy between partners. It is also used as an anitidote for drug withdrawl or cravings and is involved in the satifaction of hunger. 

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What is HCG and how can this help me lose weight?

What is HCG and how can this help me lose weight?

The HCG diet is a unique dietary protocol that targets those hard to budge area's and boasts long lasting results. As mentioned, the HCG hormone is a naturally occuring hormone in the body present in high levels during pregnancy. HCG regulates metabolic processes within the body such as blood sugar stabilisation, restore leptin sensitivity (your hunger chemical), sex hormone balance and can boost your metabolic rate. With all these beneifts of HCG combined with a calorie controlled diet for 21 to 42 days only, it makes dieting simple and effective with little to discourage you. 

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