Ghost Glow 270gRegular price £35.99
What is Ghost Glow?
Ghost Glow was formulated to balance hormone levels, improve skin appearance, protect against free radical damage, and give you that healthy glow.
What is inside Glow that will help beauty and detox?
Ghost Glow features three innovative ingredients – Astrion, Setria L-Glutathione, and Verbasnol which synergistically work together to improve overall skin health, boost the immune system, and serve as potent antioxidants.
They also include diindolylmethane (DIM), an ingredient that supports healthy estrogen levels. Although Ghost Glow seems like a product geared towards women, it can be used by anyone looking to improve their overall health – especially skin appearance.
What are the key features of this health supplement?
- Packed with 11 ingredients
- Clinically studied dosages
- One of a kind supplement
- Great tasting
When taking your first look at this formula, your attention should be immediately drawn to the quality of ingredients Ghost® chose to include. Half of these ingredients are patented or trademarked which highlights the quality Ghost® has placed in this product. For example, Ghost® could have easily chosen to put a generic version of the ingredient L-Glutathione in this product, but they didn’t. They chose to give the consumer the highest quality possible.
A skin support supplement, by nature, is a product that will contain ingredients that are not only innovative but uncommonly seen throughout the rest of the supplement industry. Don’t worry, that’s where we step in. Let’s take a deep dive into Ghost Glow and see what the Ghost® team in Chicago is giving us.
Inositol – 4000mg
Inositol is a carbohydrate that is found in many foods and dietary supplements. It is found in highest concentrations in whole grains and citrus fruits. This is a very small molecule that is structurally similar to glucose. It has been studied primarily as a potential overall health supplement for women as it can provide many benefits.
This ingredient has been most successful in treating women who suffer from Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is the most common cause of infertility in women and the most common treatment is insulin-sensitizing agents. That’s where Inositol comes in. Treatment containing Inositol is women suffering from PCOS has been shown to increase fertility, and even improve embryo quality during ovarian stimulation.
Inositol also demonstrates a huge impact on the reduction of anxiety and stress levels. One study compares Inositol’s efficacy against a common pharmaceutical antidepressant, Fluvoxamine. The trial consisted of twenty patients consuming either 18g of Inositol or 150mg of Fluvoxamine daily for 1 month. The researchers found that the anxiety rating scores were similar for both test groups, and Inositol was able to reduce the mean number of anxiety attacks per week to a greater degree than its pharmaceutical opponent. While this study did use a high amount of Inositol, it emphasizes its ability to reduce stress and be an attractive pharmaceutical alternative due to it being a natural compound and eliciting minimal side effects.
In regards to its ability to improve skin health, Inositol greatly reduces the presence of acne in female patients. A study from 2017 looked at the effect of 4 grams of Inositol daily for 6 months has on the presence and severity of acne in PCOS women who cannot receive combined estrogen-progesterone therapy. Researchers found that inositol is an incredible treatment for patients with moderate acne. While this study includes women with PCOS, it may apply to other populations of individuals as well. More studies are needed to fully evaluate the application outside of this test group, but this ingredient is promising nonetheless.
We are getting 4,000mg of Inositol here with Ghost Glow. This is directly in line with the study related to skin health and the reduction of acne. This is a great dose and should provide skin clearing and detoxifying benefits with long term use.
Astrion™ – 250mg
Astrion is a plant-based compound containing fractional extracts of both Astragalus membranaceous and Centella asiatica. This is a trademarked skin-nourishing ingredient that enhances the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid. The improvement of these two components will greatly improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.
Collagen is a family of proteins that make up the structural components of your skin and cartilage. Supplementation has shown to reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. An increase in endogenous collagen synthesis will provide similar effects. Hyaluronic acid is the primary source of hydration for the connective tissue in the body. It is a clear, gooey substance that is produced naturally and is found in the skin, eyes, and connective tissue. Its primary function is to help retain water and keep tissues lubricated.
We see several studies that demonstrate Astrion’s ability to increase collagen synthesis throughout all levels of the skin. Researchers have demonstrated an increase in the production of hyaluronic acid through HA synthase gene expression. A human study noted a reduction of skin wrinkles by 15%. Glucosamine uptake, another ingredient that makes up many of the structural components of the body, is also increased leading to further elasticity benefits.
Ghost® gives us 250mg of Astrion here. This is a solid dose of a well-studied ingredient that makes for a solid addition to this skin health formula.
Setria® L-Glutathione – 250mg
L-Glutathione is the primary fuel for liver detoxification and cleansing within any cell. This ingredient is found in virtually every cell of the human body and is well-known for protection against oxidative stress and harmful toxins. This ingredient is a means of protection against harmful chemicals or carcinogens during the detoxification process, meaning after they have already been absorbed by the body.
Relating to skin health, Setria® L-Glutathione has been shown to have a positive effect on overall skin health. A randomized, double-blind study from 2017 looks at the results of oral L-Glutathione consumption at 250mg daily over a period of 12 weeks. Researchers concluded that the L-Glutathione group had a decrease in UV spots and melanin index when compared to the placebo group. The most significant difference was the drastic reduction of wrinkles in the Glutathione group. There was also a slight improvement in skin elasticity.
It is worth noting that consuming L-Glutathione orally is not the most efficient method of raising intracellular concentrations of the peptide. That is because it cannot get through the digestion process effectively without being partially destroyed. Therefore, the results you will get from this ingredient are largely dose-dependent.
Ghost® gives us 250mg of Sertia® L-Glutathione which is directly in line with a human study that demonstrated a strong increase in skin health.
L-Theanine – 200mg
Theanine is an amino acid that is commonly used in a wide variety of products in the supplement industry. It is naturally found in certain kinds of tea and is known for relaxation and mood elevation without inducing any sedative effects.
The most common use of theanine has to do with mental performance. We see studies that demonstrate its ability to promote relaxation without drowsiness, and even having a positive effect on sleep quality. Many supplements use theanine in conjunction with Caffeine due to their synergistic effect on one another.
As for skin health benefits, theanine has been shown to possess an acute inflammation-reducing effect. Many different aspects of life can cause inflammation including stress and even poor diet. Ghost Glow uses theanine to help reduce the impact of these factors affecting skin appearance and overall health that are oftentimes unavoidable facts of everyday life.
We are getting 200mg of L-theanine here with Ghost Glow. We like this dosage and it will provide a reduction in stress and exhibit a calming effect when used daily.
DIM – 150mg
DIM (Diindolylmethane) is a molecule found in foods such as broccoli, kale, and cauliflower. It is most commonly added to testosterone boosters and anti-estrogen products due to its aromatase inhibiting properties. However, it also exhibits strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, making it a strong choice for skin health.
A very recent study from 2020 demonstrates the ability of DIM to protect neural cells against oxidative stress and prevent neurodegeneration. This study utilizes DIM in a neurological-based setting, however, the mechanisms can show promise to cells in other areas of the body as well. DIM can exhibit the same antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on skin cells just as this study demonstrates with brain cells.
DIM is dosed here at 150mg. We like seeing this at 100mg or higher so this is a solid dose. DIM begins causing unwanted side effects at dosages around 300mg so be careful about doubling your dose of Ghost Glow.
Verbasnol™ – 50mg
Lastly, we have Verbasnol™, a botanical ingredient extracted from Rehmannia glutinosa that further enables the skin to fight free radical damage and is also rich in antioxidants.
Studies have demonstrated Verbasnol™ to have a plethora of positive effects on skin biome. It is known to reduce acne, inflammation, yeast/bacteria growth, and provide essential nutrients the skin needs to repair itself. Verbasnol™ directly prevents the growth of P. acnes, the bacteria causing skin acne.
This ingredient is able to reduce the number of free radicals invading the skin layers by providing protection. Fewer free radicals lead to healthier, younger, and smoother looking skin. Verbasnol™ combines antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to improve the overall health and quality of your skin.
We are getting 50mg of this ingredient here which is a good dose. Coupled alongside the other ingredients in this formula, it should provide noticeable benefits to skin hydration, elasticity, and inflammation.