This review evaluates the effectiveness of a supplement called Opus Health Phytoceramides. Phytoceramides are a group of molecules from certain plants that have been proven recently to exhibit age reversing effects on skin. We determine the grade of this supplement by looking into the ingredients that the manufacturer has chosen to include and how much of each ingredient they chose to include.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
The skin is actually quite a complicated set of tissues that consists of many layers with different kinds of cells in each layer. The four vitamins in the supplements are important to just about every type of cell, but scientific research is highlighted some specific functions for these vitamins related to skin.
For example, the job of vitamin A is to prevent the release of collagen degrading enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases. Matrix metalloproteinases are released by the skin cells when they are damaged by excessive UV radiation from sunlight. They destroy the collagen that is between the cells and cause skin to lose its firmness. Vitamin A prevents this from happening.
Vitamin C is necessary to form in the building blocks of collagen. Without it, a person will develop scurvy where the skin starts to crackle and fall off, but at minor deficiencies, it will just show signs of aging. Taking vitamin C daily helps to correct this.
Vitamin D helps immature skin cells to mature and replace the damaged ones.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which removes harsh chemicals from the cellular environment that otherwise damage it and cause excess inflammation. In a similar way when skin is damaged by UV light, inflammation causes droopy and wrinkly skin.
Phytoceramides have been shown scientifically to increase levels of collagen because they stimulate the skin cells to release it. They also help to hydrate the skin which gives it a better texture and improves its health.
One capsule of Opus Health Phytoceramides must be taken each day, according to the manufacturer. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not explain whether the supplement should be taken with meals or when in the day it should be taken.
A month’s supply – 30 tablets will cost a customer $289.99 when purchased online. There does not appear to be any form of discount offered by this manufacturer (despite this monumental price)- either for subscription or for bulk orders.
The manufacturer offers a money back guarantee that is valid for 30 days after purchase. The manufacturer does not explain the context of the return – like what condition the product must be returned in, so we warn customers to be cautious.
Opus Health Phytoceramides Review – Conclusion
The ingredients contained in this product are well backed by scientific research and the dosage is quite simple and easy to follow. The advantages to the product still do not warrant the excessive price that the manufacturer is asking for. This product is far more expensive than many of its competitors and it’s not any better than them. In fact, the guarantee that it offers is shorter than some of the other guarantees offered by other manufacturers.