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Have you checked out our shop beauty, shop health and shop fitness pages? You will find most areas covered in this section.

Results can and will vary for each individual. Your age does determine the results. The products are designed to smooth and refine wrinkles on top of a good lifestyle and other treatments such as facials. Our evidence shows most results are seen within 8 weeks of taking the supplements daily.

Ideally, take the products for a minimum of three months to maximise cellular turnover and optimise results. We recommend the products be taken continually for long term skin benefits.

Fortunately, if you stop using the products the effects will last for a period of time – how long is really determined by your age, genetics and skin quality at the time. Your body will need continual collagen support as you age, so we recommend you aim to take Collagen Ultimate + most days of your life especially for people over the age of 35 when collagen is obviously declining.

We suggest you take the Intrametica products whenever you like. They are gentle to the stomach so you can take when you wake up or after breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can even take them before bed also. The most important thing is that you take them when you remember and ideally daily. They are delicious and super easy to add into water or a smoothie for breakfast.

Collagen Ultimate +

Dosage: 1tsp twice daily or 2tsp once daily in 200-300ml of water. We have found that this product may be taken on an empty stomach without any problems, for most people. Clinical feedback is that this product may also be taken during pregnancy and lactation to support collagen production and antioxidant status. Please consult the Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic if you have any questions relating to this or if you would like to discuss your personal experience.

Purify Body Cleanse

Dosage: 1tsp twice daily or 2tsp once daily in 200-300ml of water after food. We have found this formula is best taken after food with room temperature water or added to coconut water or your favourite smoothie. Due to the gentle yet powerful cleansing ingredients in this amazing blend some people may need something in their tummy first to get the digestion moving prior to taking this formulation. Because of the cleansing properties of this formula, we do not recommend taking it during pregnancy or lactation.

Toned Protein Boost

Dosage: 2tbs in water or smoothie any time. Toned Protein Boost may be taken on an empty stomach and is great when combined with your favourite smoothie blend – visit the clinic’s recipe page. 

This formulation is a great additional protein supplement that can be blended with your favourite fruits or vegies during pregnancy and lactation.

Did you know that taking a quality protein supplement prior to bed at night can reduce your cravings and caloric intake the next day? Great for people looking to watch their weight and manage sugar cravings! It also can help with sleep! Yes, protein contains tryptophan and studies show protein prior to bedtime can actually support healthy sleep patterns!

 

We believe dosing should be based on a personalised approach to your individual needs which are also in line with the clinical and therapeutic evidence available for the ingredients.

The baseline health of your skin is a good place to start when trying to figure out how much of the product you need to take.  For, example, if you are 25 with relatively good skin and you eat well and stay out of the sun, you may only need one serve a day to maintain your skin from within.  However, if you are 55 and smoke, have sun-damage and limited access to a variety of fresh wholesome foods then you may need a little more support.

We have come up with a guide based on our clinical experience as to what you may need based on your age or whether you may need to take a treatment versus maintenance approach to achieving your optimal skin wellness.  As always, we are here for you so feel free to make an appointment with our expert Naturopathic Clinicians at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic,  if you would like to discuss your health in more detail.

 

Collagen Ultimate +

Age

Daily Dose Recommendation

*based on rounded metric teaspoons (5g)

Maintenance Treatment
20 – 25 years 1 tsp 2 tsp
26 – 30 years 1 tsp 2 tsp
31 – 40 years 2 tsp 2 tsp twice daily for 8 weeks minimum
41 – 50 years 2 tsp 2 tsp twice daily for 8 weeks minimum
51 – 60 years 2 tsp 2 tsp twice daily for 8 weeks minimum
61+ years 2 tsp 2 tsp twice daily for 8 weeks minimum
During Pregnancy & Lactation 2 tsp 2 tsp
Post Pregnancy & Lactation 2 tsp 2 tsp twice daily for 8 weeks minimum

 

Purify Body Cleanse

Age

Daily Dose Recommendation

*based on flat metric teaspoons (6g)

Maintenance Treatment
20 – 25 years 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily
26 – 30 years 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily
31 – 40 years 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily
41 – 50 years 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily
51 – 60 years 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily
61+ years 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily
During Pregnancy & Lactation Should be avoided during this time
Post Pregnancy & Lactation 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily 1 tsp twice daily after food or 2 tsp once daily

 

Toned Protein Boost

Age

Daily Dose Recommendation

*based on rounded metric tablespoons (20g)

Maintenance Treatment
20 – 25 years 2 tbs 2 tbs
26 – 30 years 2 tbs 2 tbs
31 – 40 years 2 tbs 2 tbs
41 – 50 years 2 tbs 2 tbs
51 – 60 years 2 tbs 2 tbs
61+ years 2 tbs 2 tbs
During Pregnancy & Lactation 2 tbs 2 tbs
Post Pregnancy & Lactation 2 tbs 2 tbs

Each product offers a different effect. They are designed to blend together but this is not essential. Check out the shop health, beauty and shop fitness for recommendations on each product use, and what is most suitable for you.

  Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut free Soy Free Low-FODMAP’s Additive Free Vegan Vegetarian Paleo
Collagen Ultimate+ x x x x x x     x
Purify Body Cleanse x x x   x x x x x
Toned Protein Boost x x   x x x     x

If you have a known allergic allergy or anaphylaxis to any of the ingredients in the products we do not advise they are consumed. Should a customer wish to try the products, it is done at their own risk and it’s recommended to be under the supervision of a trained health care professional.

We encourage you to look at the expiry label on your product and use within that time. Typically, they should be used within two years. Once opened use within three months. If kept in the Miron Glass Preserving Caddie – they should definitely last three plus months. Always use a clean dry spoon when dispensing your products to keep the product dry and free from contaminants.

Intrametica have chosen sustainable sourced collagen peptides to ensure our products are not impacting our oceans. An exponential amount of collagen is used world wide for the numerous health benefits collagen can provide to humans. Is it not such a bad thing to purchase collagen that supports the health of our ocean when after all it is proven that the collagen we source is clean, not genetically modified nor contains heavy metals and other unwanted contaminants.

It is our belief that not only is sustainable farming more environmentally friendly because it can take pressure off over-fished areas and allow depleted wild fish populations to return, it is also clean and the supply source has less detriment to the environment than wild caught fishing.

Wild caught fishing versus sustainable farmed fishing. What does wild caught mean? It certainly doesn’t mean that there is a person in boat fishing the ocean using a few hooks or lines at a time. Typically wild caught involves thousands of lines and thousands of hooks raping our over fished oceans, which has a huge impact on our environment and the oceans habitat. According to the Monetary Bay Aquarium Seafood watch, which is an excellent resource for seafood recommendations and the environment, describe wild caught fish to include all the fish and seafood caught in nets, traps, or with fishing lines. Unfortunately accidental catch of unwanted species is a major concern in wild caught fishing practices. Species such as dolphins, sharks and numerous over fished species are caught on these lines, nets or traps. Ocean habitat damage from fishing gear is also a major issue with wild caught fish.

Overfishing, lack of effective management, and our own consumption habits are just a few factors contributing to a decline in wild fish populations. Evidence of these problems abounds. Fish that’s been caught or farmed in environmentally sustainable ways is far more environmentally friendly. Consumers play an important role in shaping the future and health of our ocean.

The Collagen peptides use in Collagen Ultimate+ and Toned Protein Boost is from sustainably sourced farmed fish, which complies with stringent requirements for raw material selection, production processes and quality testing. The collagen hydrolysates are in compliance with the requirements laid down in regulation (EC) No 178/2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, as well as with Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs, Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin, and Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs. Consequently, establishments producing gelatins including collagen hydrolysates must be approved according to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin.

The Collagen peptides are derived exclusively from skins and / or bones of healthy farmed fish (scientific name of fish species used: Oreochromis spp., tilapia spp. Or lates calcarifer) which have been found fit for human consumption. Our Collagen peptides are not derived from any genetically modified (GM) material or Nano- engineered material. As a result, there is no risk of contamination by GM material. Genetically modified organisms have not been used in the manufacture of our collagen peptides nor have they been in contact with genetically modified organisms. The Collagen peptides are Halal certified, free from heavy metals, pesticides and antibiotics. Intrametica have chosen an environmentally friendly sustainable source of collagen peptides to supply our skin with a high quality, clinically research and evidenced based collagen which impacts the environment in less of a manner to wild caught fishing practices.

Health

It is our opinion nothing can replace a healthy diet, this is the foundation of health and beauty. The Intrametica range is designed to enhance and support a healthy diet with exercise and proper hydration. Our range offers scientifically therapeutic components to enhance your wellbeing. For instance, it is literally impossible to eat enough collagen and enough Lycopene or Astaxanthin to offer the UV protection, smooth wrinkles and replace what is being lost or damaged as you age. The range is designed to support and maintain your beauty as you age.

The Collagen Ultimate + is ideal for 25 years onwards or those conscious of ageing skin. The Purify Body Cleanse and the Toned Protein Boost is suitable for all ages 16 years and above. The Purify Body Cleanse is especially suited for those with skin problems or hair issues or those who like to nudge the odd drink or two. They will balance out your fun lifestyle and keep your skin glowing. The Toned Protein Boost is beneficial for people above 16 years of age and suitable for those with an over active appetite, suffering with tummy fat, need more protein, like to lift weights and exercise and keep trim and fit.

Collagen Ultimate + and Toned Protein Boost are not vegetarian or vegan. As much as we would like to have made the products only from plant sources we couldn’t. Why – because we wanted to offer you the best source of bioavailable collagen for your skin. Unfortunately, sources such as Horsetail as fabulous as it is, is a source of silica not collagen. We also believe treating your gut is important but it is only one part of the picture – it is not as good as providing your skin with a direct source of clinically trialled proven collagen that literally builds and replaces your declining collagen, plumping your skin helping you to age beautifully. We are real about what we say and only offering a plant source would mean we would not be able to make the claims we make, which are backed by the science not by assuming one should affect the other.

Collagen Ultimate +

Yes, safe to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. 1 tsp per day is recommended.

Collagen Ultimate + is also excellent to take for preconception care. 2 tsp per day is recommended.

 

Purify Body Cleanse

No, not recommended during pregnancy or within the first 6 months of breastfeeding.

1 tsp per day is recommended after 6 months of breastfeeding.

 

Toned Protein Boost 

Use with caution during pregnancy and while breastfeeding as can curb appetite and promote weight loss.

Recommended as a protein snack, not as a meal replacement when pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Best to check with your professional health care provider. Purify body cleanse should be taken two to four hours away from any pharmaceutical medications including the oral contraceptive pill, due to the products ability to enhance liver function which may clear the medication life a little faster out of your system. Anyone taking Warfarin – the answer in NO you can’t take any of the Intrametica range without consulting your doctor.

Yes of course. You still need to topical sun block. We encourage sun smart practices to prevent damage to the surface of the skin. Intrametica products are developed to assist the body internally from the damaging effects of UV from the sun.

While Intrametica products are safe and low reactive, each individual is different. If you do experience any adverse effects, stop taking the product and contact the Naturopathic advisory team at info@intrametica.com.au so, we can help you.

About Miron Preserving Caddies

We recommend storing Intrametica products in the Miron Glass Preserving Caddies that we have available for each product. This extends the life of your product once opened and also looks gorgeous on your kitchen or bathroom bench.

When we expose something to light, it reacts — it allows living plants to grow, it causes dead plants to wither. Clear (and some other types of glass) allow light in the visible spectrum to penetrate through, causing products to degrade more quickly and encouraging microbial growth. Miron violet glass is different: it filters out light in the visible spectrum, letting in only UV light (UVA and UVB) and infrared. The absence of visible light helps the product resist degradation, increasing the product’s shelf life. While violet glass filters out visible light, it selectively lets in UVA and UVB rays, which actually suppresses negative microbial growth. We use Miron glass in our caddies because it allows us to avoid preservatives and antimicrobial agents unlike many products on the market, ensuring your product maintains freshness and is chemical free.

Our aim is to be an environmentally friendly and sustainable business. We encourage users to purchase the Caddie once and fill it up with the Pouch. The products are designed to be taken long term which means reordering monthly or bimonthly. The Pouch is the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to reorder your products for continual use. The Caddie is a designer homeware item itself and is an excellent storage option that not only extends the life of the product once opened, but can sit in an obvious place reminding you to take your products daily for ideal benefit.

About Intrametica

Yes, it sure is! Founded and developed by Melbourne based Naturopath Angela Maree Smith, Intrametica is an Australian made and owned brand. Our priority is to keep it that way.

All of our products are developed and manufactured in Australia. We love to support our local businesses and economy.

Postage and Delivery

From our online store, or from one of our growing list of stockist including InnerOrigin.

Intrametica will deliver anywhere in Australia. For more information see our Shipping and Delivery Information.

Once we have processed your order we will ship it straight away. We ship from Melbourne, and your location will determine that time it takes to receive your delivery. You’ll be kept up-to-date with the status of your delivery via email.

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