What Led to the Creation of The Beauty Shake?
The mechanism behind weight loss or healthy weight maintenance is not complicated. To lose weight you must create a negative energy balance: calories taken are less than calories expended. Of course, this is easier said than done. Lowering our calorie intake leads to hunger.
The trick lies in choosing the right foods to keep hunger under control. Foods that are highly processed or high in simple sugars deliver instant satisfaction but do not keep us full for long. On the other hand, foods rich in protein and dietary fibre will keep the feeling of hunger away for a lot longer.
In the past 15 years working in the food industry, I have come across a huge number of products claiming to deliver various health claims and benefits. Many weight loss products promise miraculous and fast results without much effort. A large proportion of these health claims has none or very limited scientific evidence behind it.
I have been experimenting with various ingredients throughout my professional life and sharing these with my family, friends and colleagues. I was often asked why I don’t launch my own line of products. So finally I did and I am proud to bring you The Beauty Shake!
Why Marine Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our skin, bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels and even our teeth. Collagen’s main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures.
Collagen is what keeps our skin elastic and is responsible for replacing dead skin cells. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen. Elasticity and firmness of the skin decline. Signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles form, hydration decreases and joint cartilages weaken. Contributing factors to skin ageing include genes, hormones, exposure to the sun, smoking and pollution.
The challenge is to deliver highly bioavailable and bioactive collagen to our body to absorb and use as building blocks for collagen synthesis in places where required. The Beauty Shake contains marine collagen peptides obtained by unique hydrolysis of α1 and α2 chains of type 1 collagen from skins of sustainably farmed fish, resulting in a highly effective and easily absorbed form of collagen.
How will The Beauty Shake keep me full?
The Beauty Shake was scientifically designed to deliver the feeling of satiety while providing a controlled amount of calories, thus enabling weight loss without starving. How was this achieved? It is all about the combination of good quality protein and dietary fibre.
Dietary fibre, by definition, can generally be described as that portion of food that is not digested in the human small intestine. It passes into the large intestine where it is partially or fully fermented. These characteristics of dietary fibre are associated with its numerous well-documented health benefits.
The Beauty Shake contains a mixture of three different fibres – oat fibre, cacao husk fibre and acacia gum. As a result, The Beauty Shake delivers two-thirds of the fibre as insoluble and one third as soluble. Insoluble fibres contribute to the feeling of fullness due to their ability to swell in our stomach and thus suppressing the feeling of hunger. In fact, you will probably be able to ‘taste’ the goodness of these insoluble fibres on your tongue when drinking The Beauty Shake as you will find out that it is not completely smooth.
Soluble fibres, on the other hand, are fermented by our gut microflora, thus selectively supporting the growth of friendly bacteria in our digestive system, contributing to digestive health. Most commonly used soluble fibres are inulin (chicory root extract) and artificially made polydextrose. Both of these can cause digestive discomfort due to the speed of fermentation and creating osmotic pressures in our lower gut. For that reason, we chose natural prebiotic fibre acacia gum, which is harvested from acacia trees and offers excellent tolerance due to its much larger molecular size and thus slower, gentler fermentation supporting growth of beneficial gut microflora without discomfort.
Why is Protein Important in Weight Loss?
Role of protein in weight-loss is due to the fact that protein, together with dietary fibre, aids satiety making us feel full for longer, helping to reduce overall hunger and calorie intake to support weight loss. Protein is also used by our bodies to help repair muscle tissue post-work-out and promote muscle protein synthesis. Protein also plays an important role in healthy ageing as it helps reduce the rate of muscle loss through ageing.
About 20% of the human body is made up of protein. Proteins are made of small building blocks called amino acids. Hundreds of amino acids exist in nature, but the human body only uses 22 of them. The body can produce all but nine of the amino acids it needs. These nine are called essential amino acids and they must come from food.
The Beauty Shake combines the benefits of milk and soy proteins to ensure best possible amino acid composition and absorbability to support your personal health and wellbeing. Together with 3.5g of marine collagen in every serving you are getting a full 20g of high-quality protein in every single Beauty Shake!
How Is The Beauty Shake Different from Other Products on the Market?
Unlike any other product on the market, The Beauty Shake combines weight loss and beauty benefits in a single daily shake. It is scientifically-formulated by Dr Blazek to help you reach your weight loss goals without starving and packed with marine collagen to support radiant and youthful looking skin.
The Beauty Shake’s formula is also high in dietary fibre and prebiotics to aid digestive health, two vital elements that are easy to omit even in the most well-balanced diets. We also pride ourselves on the deliciously rich chocolate flavour and absolutely no nasties or artificial stuff can be found anywhere in our products!
We are very confident you will love our products and the benefits they bring! To see for yourself, you can request your free single serve sachet of The Beauty Shake Rich Chocolate by contacting us and we will post one to you. Valid within Australia only.
Result: The Beauty Shake
In conclusion, I am proud to bring to you this new product that I named The Beauty Shake. Containing a blend of highly digestible proteins combined with dietary fibres from several sources and marine collagen gives you the best chance at treating yourself to a great tasting calorie-controlled shake, which will not only keep you full for long but will also help you look your best.
I hope you will love our product as much as I do. Please get in touch with us through our Contact page with your comments, feedback and suggestions.
Dr. Jaroslav Blazek
About the Founder
Dr. Jaroslav Blazek has been interested in science of food since young age. He completed his PhD in food science and technology at the University of Sydney and has worked for more than 15 years in the Australian food and agricultural industry being involved in academical study of food, research & development, nutrition, product development and food ingredients.