Frequently Asked Questions
No. All Two Islands products do not contain any artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours, colourings, or preservatives.
No, Two Islands products do not contain dairy.
No, Two Islands Pea Protein and Collagen Beauty Powders are 100% soy free.
No, Two Islands products do not contain caffeine.
Yes, you can buy sachets and samplers for you to try our protein powders or Milk Maker for breastfeeding parents.
All Two Islands products are blended and packed in New Zealand.
Skin Hydration Elixir
Skin Hydration Elixir
Skin Hydration Elixir is designed for anyone looking to support healthy, youthful, even toned and glowing skin. This includes those who experience hyperpigmentation, dull skin, pregnancy mask and/or melasma alongside age-related beauty concerns such as dry skin and wrinkles.
With a synergistic blend of potent berry antioxidants, hydrating Tremella Mushroom, Marine Collagen, anthocyanin-rich beetroot juice powder, Vitamin C and French Grape Seed polyphenols, Skin Hydration Elixir is a beauty supplement designed to advance your skincare routine. Tremella Mushroom and Marine Collagen hydrate the skin to restore plumpness and elasticity, while antioxidants from berries and grape polyphenols work to brighten skin complexion and provide cellular protection.
Patented ingredient Belight³ ™ has been scientifically researched under dermatological control to help reduce age-related dark spots, sun-related dark spots and pregnancy mask, making Skin Hydration Elixir ideal for those with age or environmental related beauty concerns.
Skin Hydration Elixir contains marine collagen which is derived from fish, therefore is not suitable for vegans, vegetarians or those with fish allergies.
Best mixed with cold water, Skin Hydration Elixir has a light yet refreshing berry taste and is perfectly balanced (without being overly sweet) with fruit-derived natural sweetener.
Skin Hydration Elixir combines a potent blend of 10 antioxidant-rich berries including pomegranate, strawberry, goji, acerola and cranberry with natural wildberry flavour.
We recommend mixing 2 level teaspoons of Skin Hydration Elixir into 250ml of cool water once daily as part of your skincare routine.
For best results we recommend consistent daily use.
No. Skin Hydration Elixir has been formulated to contain an array of potent antioxidants to help with skin brightness, dark spots, cellular protection and inflammation. These antioxidants are temperature sensitive and can be damaged by heat.
To experience the full benefits of Skin Hydration Elixir, we recommend mixing 2 level teaspoons of Skin Hydration Elixir into 250ml of cool water or adding it to your favourite smoothie.
Yes. Skin Hydration Elixir can be taken alongside both Marine Collagen Beauty Powder and Super Beauty. All three products provide support for healthy hair, skin, and nails and will work synergistically to advance your beauty routine.
Skin Hydration Elixir provides additional support for hyperpigmentation, working to even out skin tone and reduce sun-related dark spots, age-related dark spots, as well as pregnancy mask and/or melasma.
Skin Hydration Elixir, Super Beauty and Marine Collagen Beauty Powder are all targeted at supporting healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside out. However, when it comes to ingredients and how they work within the body, there are a few differences.
Two Islands Skin Hydration Elixir has been carefully formulated with scientifically researched ingredients to support skin hydration, skin elasticity and hyperpigmentation. Ultra-hydrating Tremella Mushroom and Marine Collagen retain moisture to support plump, dewy and hydrated skin, alongside BettaBerries™ and Beetroot juice which provide antioxidant support for cellular protection and a brighter complexion. Scientifically researched under dermatological control, patented ingredient Belight³™ is unique to Skin Hydration Elixir, working to even skin tone, as well as reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and pregnancy mask, with visible results seen in as little as 10 days. This synergistic blend of ingredients in Skin Hydration Elixir ultimately adds radiance, hydration and glow to your everyday complexion while evening skin tone.
Two Islands Super Beauty is a 100% plant-based and vegan-friendly formulation that uses scientifically researched ingredients and potent antioxidants to support the body’s natural collagen production. Specialised ingredients such as DracoBelleTM Nu, alongside Hyaluronic Acid and beauty minerals such as Zinc and Silica work from the inside out and at a cellular level to support plump and hydrated skin, strong hair and nails as well as targeting the anti-aging and longevity pathways, supporting improved collagen and DNA repair, cellular defence, oxidative stress resistance and cell detoxification. DracoBelle™ Nu has been scientifically researched to significantly improve skin moisture, elasticity, and density in as little as 8 weeks.
Two Islands Marine Collagen Beauty Powder contains sustainably sourced hydrolysed Marine Collagen peptides plus Vitamin C. These collagen peptides have the ability to travel through the bloodstream to various parts of the body, including the dermis – the deepest layer of our skin – and support skin hydration, elasticity and reduce the signs of aging.
Because our marine collagen is derived from fish, Skin Hydration Elixir and Marine Collagen Beauty Powder is not suitable for those following vegan or vegetarian diets or those with fish allergies.
Skin Hydration Elixir, Super Beauty. and our Marine Collagen Beauty Powder can be used together or individually, to support healthy and glowing skin, strong nails and luscious hair growth.
Skin Hydration Elixir contains powerful antioxidants from Berries, Tremella Mushroom, French Grape Seed, Licorice, Beetroot and Vitamin C, which start to work instantly on a cellular level to fight free radicals and provide cellular protection.
Belight³™ , combining French Grape Seed, French Grape Pomace, Licorice and Vitamin C, has been scientifically researched under dermatological control to improve skin hyperpigmentation. A clinical trial found that 65% of participants noticed a reduction in their dark spots in 15 days, 73% noticed results in 30 days and 85% noticed results in 60 days. Initial results were seen in as little as 10 days, with an average of 11 days across all consumers.
Skin Hydration Elixir has been specifically formulated with the highest quality ingredients at optimal dosages to ensure the best results possible. Consistency is key. While everyone is different, if taken daily most people can expect to start noticing results in as little as 4 weeks or sooner.
Skin Hydration Elixir is not recommended during pregnancy or for anyone taking immune suppressant drugs.
Yes, Skin Hydration Elixir contains 3,000mg of Marine Collagen per serve which works synergistically alongside Tremella Mushroom and other skin-loving ingredients to restore hydration in the skin, as well as supporting elasticity. If you’re looking for a high-strength Marine Collagen product, we recommend our range of Marine Collagen Beauty Powders.
No. Skin Hydration Elixir contains marine collagen and is therefore not suitable for vegans or vegetarians unless they include fish in their diet.
Belight³™ is a patented antioxidant-rich ingredient containing French Grape Seed polyphenols, viniferin from French Grape Pomace, Licorice and Vitamin C. By acting on the tyrosinase enzyme and downregulating its activity to control melanin overproduction, Belight³™ has been scientifically researched under dermatological control to help reduce skin hyperpigmentation and achieve a brighter, more even skin tone. It has been tested by consumers to show visible improvements in age-related dark spots, sun-related dark spots and pregnancy mask. To find out more about Belight³™, visit our ingredient glossary.
Tremella Mushroom is a powerful skin hydrator, traditionally used in China to replenish fluids within the body and achieve radiant, youthful skin. It contains bioactive polysaccharides which allow it to hold up to 500 times its weight in water, working in a similar fashion to hyaluronic acid. Consuming Tremella Mushroom can help to deeply hydrate the skin for a plump, glowing, and youthful complexion. To learn more about Tremella Mushroom, visit our ingredient glossary.
Skin Hydration Elixir is safe to consume while breastfeeding, however it is not recommended during pregnancy.
Yes! Brain Wave is suitable to take alongside all other Two Islands products as part of your daily wellness routine.
Yes! Children from 12 years and above can safely take Brain Wave. Children 12-15 years take 1 capsule daily with food and children 16 years and above take 2 capsules daily with food, or as otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
No, it’s completely caffeine free. Brain Wave does contain L-theanine which is an amino acid extract from green tea, but there is no caffeine in the extract. However, if you’re a fan of a morning coffee there’s no need to cut this out, Brain Wave will actually help to support a more even, less jittery response to caffeine.
For adults 16 years and above, take 2 capsules daily with food or as professionally advised.
We recommend taking Brain Wave at the same time each day to help build routine and consistency in order to see results. It can be taken at any time of the day that suits your routine, however we enjoy taking ours in the morning to help prepare us for the day ahead.
For Children 12-15 years, take 1 capsule daily with food or as professionally advised.
Brain Wave can cause an almost immediate uplift in some individuals, many people experience the benefits within a few days, however most people will notice changes within 3 to 4 weeks of regular consumption. We recommend taking our product for at least 4 weeks as your response will vary depending on individual factors such as your own absorption abilities, stress levels and adrenal health.
Yes, Brain Wave is free from gluten, dairy, soy, egg, wheat, animal products, added flavours, colours or preservatives.
Brain Wave is not recommended during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional before taking Brain Wave or any new form of supplementation.
Yes, Brain Wave is vegan friendly making it suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Yes, this is one of its main benefits. It helps to improve learning rate, visual recall and processing speed. All of these factors contribute to improving our speed to react and recall information. When most people talk about brain fog they’re typically experiencing difficulty finding words and/or completing sentences and additionally memory loss. Brain Wave will support all of these concerns due to the synergistic action of this comprehensive formula.
Yes! Memophenol™, one of our key ingredients has been scientifically shown to improve short-term memory and cognitive age. It is a rich source of polyphenols which have a neuroprotective effect on the brain. Organic Lion’s Mane and Bacopa also help to protect the brain, acting as strong inflammation modulating agents as well as delivering antioxidant and immune enhancing properties.
No, in fact it will actually help to calm your nervous system. Brain Wave was formulated to help mental clarity, energy and focus and the ingredients work synergistically to deliver these benefits. The apoptogenic herbs will work on long-term stress resilience and endurance, whereas L-theanine helps to increase alpha brain waves. These are the brain waves that are associated with a calm and collected state. Think of a mental uplift without the intense rush that some people experience from caffeine.
Brain Wave is beneficial for anyone over the age of 12 years old. More specifically however, it has been formulated to support busy parents, professionals in stressful and cognitively demanding roles, students and those that are experiencing poor cognitive functioning, especially brain fog. Furthermore, it will be of benefit to those noticing a decrease in their cognitive functioning post Covid.
We do not recommend taking Brain Wave during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.
The formula works on supporting mental energy, clarity, processing and memory while also supporting the body’s stress response. It improves both working and long-term memory as well as improving recall. Most people who have experienced prolonged periods of stress will notice a negative impact on their cognitive abilities whether that be memory recall, speed of processing information or simply getting stuck halfway through a sentence and not knowing what was coming next. The adaptogenic herbs support your recovery and resilience, while other ingredients such as L-theanine improve alertness, reduce fatigue and provide a sense of calm under times of stress so you can achieve focus and maximum productivity even under pressure.
A nootropic is a substance that can improve cognitive function, relaxation, mood, attention span, memory or creativity.
The term "nootropics" was traditionally used to categorise chemicals that support cognitive functioning. More recently it has been used in reference to any synthetic or natural substance that may have a positive impact on cognition and general brain health including dietary supplements.
We recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional if you are taking any blood thinning medication before using Happy Gut.
Yes. For children 6 – 15 years, add ½ a rounded teaspoon (approx. 2g) mixed into 100ml of water daily or as professionally advised.
Teenagers from 16 years and above may take the adult dose by adding 2 rounded teaspoons (approx. 8g) mixed into 200ml of water daily or as professionally advised.
Yes, Happy Gut can be part of a low FODMAP diet. We will highlight two things for you and your health practitioner(s) to be aware of:
Happy Gut includes a prebiotic fibre made from apples. This means the residual fructose is extremely low, making it OK for FODMAP diets.
The inclusion of chamomile in Happy Gut is not low FODMAP however, it is a very small amount and can be tolerated in many cases.
If you have any concerns, please consult your health practitioner for advice.
Happy Gut includes a prebiotic apple fibre. There will be some residual fructose, and other related sugars, locked into the fibre the after the extraction, however, these residual sugars are hard to get at and remain locked into both soluble and insoluble fibre. After consuming apple fibre, some of this bound fructose might become unbound during digestion while the remainder will pass through the gut undigested.
Apple fibre presents a very small exposure to those with a fructose intolerance condition.
We do not recommend taking Happy Gut whilst taking blood thinning medication.
Happy Gut contains slippery elm which coats the digestive tract so it is best to take Happy Gut two hours away from any medications or vitamins.
Absolutely! Happy Gut supports healthy digestive function and overall gut health. A healthy gut supports optimal nutrient absorption.
Happy Gut is complementary to, not a replacement for probiotics. We need probiotics to promote good gut bacteria and prebiotics to feed them. We recommend supporting Happy Gut by including probiotic rich fermented foods to your diet like sauerkraut and kimchi. You can even add Happy Gut along with probiotic rich ingredients such as coconut yoghurt, kombucha or apple cider vinegar to your smoothie for a natural dose of probiotics.
Happy Gut contains slippery elm which coats the digestive tract so it is best to take Happy Gut two hours away from any medications or vitamins. Otherwise, you can take Happy Gut anytime during the day.
The ingredients in Two Islands Happy Gut will start to nourish and soothe the gut after the first serve. Depending on how compromised your gut flora, digestion and overall gut health is you may notice results in as little as 2 weeks. Even if you do not have any external signs of poor gut health, it is beneficial to include Happy Gut as part of our daily routine to support total body wellbeing. It’s like a multivitamin for your gut!
For best results, we recommend supplementing with Happy Gut alongside a diet high in fermented foods, fibre, vegetables and low in sugar, processed food, alcohol and refined carbohydrates.
While there are no major safety concerns around the ingredients in Happy Gut during pregnancy and lactation, it is always recommended to check in with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional first, before taking Happy Gut or any new form of supplementation.
Yes, Happy Gut is vegan friendly.
Many factors that we have come to accept as a standard part of modern lifestyles can be harmful to the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Some of these include:
- Chronic stress
- Poor quality diet - one high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed food
- A diet low in fermented foods, fibre and vegetables
- Gluten, seed oils and refined sugars are known to cause damage to the intestinal lining
- Medications like birth control and NSAIDs
- Chronic infections
- Food additives including emulsifiers and preservatives
- Artificial sweeteners
Two Islands Happy Gut is free of any added sweeteners, preservatives or colours which mean you get the pure natural flavours of the active ingredients, everything you need and nothing else. The natural flavour of Hawke’s Bay apple fibre combines to ginger and cinnamon for a pleasant tasting drink that tastes like spiced apple pie.
Happy Gut gut health powder is beneficial for everyone to take to support digestion and overall gut health, ingredients such as L- Glutamine helps maintain the integrity of our intestinal wall while the prebiotic Hawke’s Bay apple fibre and chia seeds provide a good source of fibre to promote the growth and activity of good gut bacteria. Soothing herbs including slippery elm, chamomile and ginger further support gut health and overall digestion for a happy gut.
Happy Gut may also help with:
- Overall gut health
- Skin issues
- Low mood and mood dysregulation
- Low energy
- Poor sleep
- Bowel irregularities like constipation and diarrhoea
- Low or suppressed immunity
- Sugar cravings
- Poor digestion
- Food sensitivities
The best way to take Happy Gut is in a glass of warm water, or added to your favourite smoothie, yoghurt or fresh juice. You can also add honey or additional cinnamon to taste.
L-glutamine is an amino acid that is used for many functions in our body including protein synthesis, immune function and digestion by maintaining the barrier between the inside of your intestines and the rest of your body.
Learn more about this ingredient in our Ingredient Glossary.
NZ apple fibre is derived from Hawke’s Bay apples. It is a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fibre which can help to bulk stools and allow for regular and comfortable bowel motions. It is also a source of antioxidants and vitamin D, which is also involved in supporting a healthy gut lining. As a good source of prebiotic fibre, it helps to feed the good bacteria in our gut, helping with a healthy intestinal microbial balance. Studies have shown that apple fibre can increase a type of fatty acid in the body called butyrate, which can decrease the number of harmful bacteria in the intestine.
Learn more about this ingredient in our Ingredient Glossary.
Prebiotics are compounds that growth and activity of beneficial bacteria. We like to think of our gut flora as a garden that needs fertiliser in order to flourish and bloom. Prebiotics act as the fertiliser for our gut microbes, supporting a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria and bad bacteria. Essentially, prebiotics are food for the bacteria in your gut.
When it comes to gut health, it’s not just our digestion that can be affected. Studies show that a healthy gut is vital for overall health and wellbeing. From a strong immune system, to clear, healthy skin, a happy mood, a healthy brain, heart and good sleep, a happy gut means a happy body and mind.
Things like stress, a poor diet, alcohol, antibiotics and other medications can upset the balance of our gut bacteria and cause damage to our intestinal lining. When this happens, our digestion can be significantly affected. This can change the way we react to certain foods, impact on the amount of nutrients we absorb, as well as cause overall abdominal discomfort and upset our bowel patterns too.
Everyone can benefit from taking Happy Gut! Things like stress, a poor diet, sugar, processed food, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, antibiotics and some medications can disrupt our gut microbiota and damage our intestinal lining. Many of these factors are simply unavoidable in today’s modern lifestyle so the heaping helpings of goodness in Happy Gut can help nourish the gut, support gut lining integrity and promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria to support overall gut health.
Majority of Happy Gut’s ingredients like the NZ apple fibre, chia seeds, and herbs are not completely soluble in nature. The slippery elm in Happy Gut also takes a slightly gelatinous form hence it remains suspended in your drink.
No, marine collagen is derived from single-source fish from the North Atlantic. For our vegan and vegetarian customers: Our Super Beauty skin supplement is a plant based, vegan friendly way to support the body's own collagen production.
Yes. Collagen is water soluble. It is easily dissolved and can be blended, shaken, or stirred into any liquid – hot or cold. It is not damaged by heat in any way, so take collagen whatever works best with your daily routines and preference.
Two Islands Marine Collagen products have added Vitamin C to help with absorption.
Once absorbed through the small intestine, collagen peptides and free amino acids travel through the bloodstream to various parts of the body, including the dermis (the deepest layer of the skin) where research in animal models have shown they can remain for up to 14 days. Several studies have shown that collagen peptides can be efficiently absorbed and distributed to the skin, where they can stimulate fibroblasts (specialised cells in connective tissue) to increase the density and diameter of collagen fibres, as well as increase hyaluronic acid production and protect against UVA radiation.
Supplementing with marine collagen has been shown to increase collagen production, skin hydration and moisture, improve skin elasticity and reduce the signs of ageing.
Two Islands Collagen Beauty Powder and Collagen Beauty Capsules contains hydrolysed marine collagen peptides which is derived from fish skin. Because of their small particle size, hydrolysed collagen can reach the small intestine in the form of collagen peptides. Here they are broken down into smaller particles (dipeptides and tripeptides) and free amino acids where they can then be absorbed and distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream.
Previous research has shown that collagen derived peptides are resistant to gastrointestinal digestion and enzymes, which means they can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Our Two Islands Marine Collagen Powders are high strength. Our Unflavoured, Vanilla, Mango and Lemon & Lime tubs contain 10g of collagen per serve. The Berry Collagen contains 9.5g of collagen per serve, and the Pineapple & Coconut Collagen contains 9.45g of collagen per serve.
Our Collagen Beauty Capsules have 500mg of collagen in each vege capsule.
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation who recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. MSC certification is an independent and transparent process, where only fisheries that meet the rigorous requirements get certified. When you choose products with MSC certification, you’re choosing wild caught seafood that can be traced back to a sustainable source.
You can read more about MSC certification here.
Two Islands Marine Collagen is safe to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is advised to discuss any supplement intake with your GP or Healthcare Professional before consumption, just to be safe.
Both our Marine Collagen Beauty Powder and Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules use the same high-quality, wild-caught MSC Certified marine collagen combined with vitamin C.
Our Marine Collagen Beauty Powder is high strength providing between 9.4g and 10g of Type 1 hydrolysed marine collagen per serve. Collagen powders are great for adding flavour to your coffee, smoothie, tea or baking and allow you to customise your daily collagen serve.
Our Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules are an easy and convenient way of taking collagen. With 500mg of hydrolysed marine collagen per capsules, just 2 capsules a day is all you need to maintain hydrated skin, healthy hair and strong nails. They require no mixing or preparation, no need to be near a kitchen. Take them alongside your other supplements or with you on the go, keep in your bag or at the office.
Both our Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules and Powders can have a role in your self-care routine. You may prefer capsules during the week and a flavoured powder to upgrade your coffee or smoothie on the weekends. Whatever fits your daily routines and is easiest for you is the best way to take your daily collagen.
We recommend one 10g serve per day. This can be split into two 5g servings if you prefer to take it once in the morning and at night.
Harvested from the North Atlantic Ocean, our marine collagen is sourced from wild-caught cod, exclusively and sustainably sourced in accordance with stringent Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards.
Formulated with unique bioactive collagen peptides, our Type I hydrolysed marine collagen is highly bioavailable, meaning it is extremely well absorbed in the body. Because of its small particle size, it is 1.5x more efficiently absorbed by the body compared to bovine or porcine derived collagen and is an easy way to provide your body with collagen peptides to support the appearance of hydrated, smooth skin, strong nails and healthy hair, as well as joint and gut health.
We are committed to creating products that contain everything you need without the use of unnecessary excipients or manufacturing aids wherever possible. As a result, our Mango and Lemon & Lime flavoured marine collagen which uses natural freeze dried fruit powder may become slightly dense in the container. This is completely natural and due to the fact we don’t use anything to keep the natural fruit pieces separated. It can be easily remedied by stirring to loosen prior to use.
One of the main herbs in Milk Maker, Fenugreek, is known to have a distinctively sweet, maple syrup-like smell. Some people may notice after taking Milk Maker for a period of time that their sweat or urine begins to take on this maple syrup smell. This is a normal reaction.
Fenugreek and Goat’s Rue are also known to lower blood sugar levels, therefore Milk Maker is not recommended for diabetics or those taking insulin or blood sugar lowering medications.
Milk Maker is not recommended during pregnancy or for those with diabetes, hypoglycaemia or uncontrolled blood sugar levels or those on insulin or blood sugar lowering medications. We suggest speaking to your healthcare practitioner first before taking Milk Maker if you have any of these conditions.
Milk Maker is not recommended during pregnancy. As Milk Maker is designed for supporting breast milk, we recommend that it is only taken once you have started breast feeding and have sought advice from your healthcare professional.
We do not recommend taking Milk Maker while taking insulin or blood sugar lowering medication. Herbs such as Fenugreek and Goats Rue can have hypoglycaemic effects, so they are best avoided while on these medications.
No, Milk Maker is free of gluten, dairy, nuts, soy and GMOs.
While every Mum is different, you should start to see results within as little as 1-3 days.
Once your milk volume has increased and at a steady supply, you can stop taking Milk Maker or reduce the dose to every other day. It is important to remember that breast milk is produced on a “supply and demand” basis. Therefore, you will need to remove milk from your breasts via frequent feeding or pumping to maintain your increased supply.
Yes! Milk Maker is 100% plant-based and is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. Milk Maker contains natural herbs in a vegan friendly vege capsule.
Two Islands Milk Maker is specially formulated for the busy Mum who needs help with increasing milk supply and volume. Using natural galactagogue herbs including Fenugreek, Goat’s Rue and Fennel, Milk Maker quickly and effectively helps to increase breast milk supply to support growing babies. These herbs, along with the addition of Shatavari, also help to support healthy digestion in Mum and baby and can help to provide stress support during what can be an overwhelming time.
A galactagogue is a herb, food or medication that works to increase breast milk supply. The most well-known and effective galactagogue herbs include Fenugreek, Goat’s Rue, Fennel and Shatavari. Foods such as oats, brewer’s yeast and pumpkin seeds are also known to have galactagogue properties.
Benefits of breastfeeding include:
- Provides balanced nutrition which adjusts to your baby’s developmental needs with age
- Provides antibodies to support your baby’s immune system
- Promotes healthy weight gain and reduces the risk of childhood obesity
- Supports baby’s brain development
- Supports uterine recovery post birth
We recommend taking 1 capsule of Milk Maker with water in the morning with food. For further support, the dose may be increased to 1 capsule, twice daily.
For optimal milk supply, it’s important to stay hydrated and make sure you’re getting enough protein each day too. We suggest pairing Milk Maker with Two Islands Pea Protein for a quick and easy top up of protein when you’re short on time.
There are a number of foods you can include in your diet to help boost your milk supply. Foods such as oats, fennel, garlic, pumpkin seeds, fenugreek seeds and brewer’s yeast are known to help increase milk flow in nursing mothers.
Along with these foods, staying hydrated and consuming an adequate amount of protein each day is crucial for good milk volume. Protein needs during breastfeeding increase to not only support your milk supply, but your baby’s growth too. We suggest aiming for around 1.1 grams of protein per kilogram of total body weight each day. For example, this means if you weigh 70kg, you will need around 77g of protein each day. High protein foods include red meat, chicken, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds.
Some herbs such as peppermint, sage and parsley may decrease milk supply if consumed in large quantities. Alcohol can also have an effect on oxytocin release (the hormone which causes the muscles around the nipple to contract and release milk) which can then reduce the amount of milk let-down.
Milk Maker is a convenient, one-a-day capsule formulation. This makes it ideal for busy Mums that don’t have a lot of time to whip up a batch of lactation cookies or have their hands free (or the time) to feed themselves or brew a hot cup of tea!
Lactation cookies can also often be filled with additional sugar, flavourings and extra calories that some people may prefer to avoid. While breastfeeding teas are another option, the nature of galactagogue herbs can be quite bitter tasting and often require several cups over the day to produce therapeutic effects. When you’re a busy Mum, a hot (and entire) cup of tea can become a thing of the past. Two Islands Milk Maker therefore makes it simple – just one capsule a day is all you need to support your supply.
There are a number of reasons as to why your milk supply may be low. These include:
- A poor latch
- Infrequent or short feedings
- Medications including antihistamines or oral contraceptive pills
- Health conditions such as PCOS or hypothyroidism
- Premature birth
- Previous breast surgery or injury
- Low calorie diet
Yes! Move Me can be taken alongside all other Two Islands products. Taking Move Me in addition with your Pea Protein Powder and Marine Collagen Beauty Powder or Capsules will further reinforce tissue repair in our joints, as well as the surrounding muscles and tissues that support them.
Yes, all the ingredients found in Move Me are safe for dogs. Research even shows that Curcumin, Boswellia and Green-lipped mussels are also effective in reducing and reversing the symptoms of osteoarthritis in dogs.
We recommend taking 2 capsules of Move Me daily with food to help support everyday joint and cartilage wear and tear. We recommend taking Move Me in the morning with breakfast however they can be taken at any time of the day.
The minimum suggested dose is 2 capsules daily with food, however, you can safely increase this dose to 4 capsules daily with food as an acute dose or as professionally advised.
Move Me has been formulated with powerful, high quality active ingredients to provide fast acting results. These ingredients work quickly on a cellular level, defending joints against inflammatory attacks and working to rebuild torn or damaged muscle tissue and cartilage. Move Me contains a high quality Boswellia extract with 30% AKBA, the primary anti-inflammatory active in this extract. An extract of this specific potency has been clinically researched to start working in as little as 7 days, providing fast acting relief and joint support.
We recommend taking Move Me consistently to maintain optimal results.
Move Me contains Greenshell™ Mussel which is a shellfish. Depending on your shellfish allergy and if you are able to tolerate mussels, Move Me may not be suitable for you.
Move Me is designed to help relieve the symptoms of joint inflammation and wear and tear, which can be caused by an active lifestyle.
Repeated movements often carried out when exercising can put additional strain on our joints, wearing away our cartilage and making our joints more susceptible to injury. With natural anti-inflammatories and nutrients from New Zealand Greenshell™ mussel for tissue repair, Move Me helps support joint health and maintain joint strength, allowing you to continue doing the activities you love. If you experience pain after exercising, you can also benefit from the natural anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellia and AbsoCurcumin® Turmeric.
High impact exercise such as running can put a lot of pressure on our joints. While our joints contain cartilage designed to cushion and protect our joints, repeated pressure can cause our cartilage to wear down. This can cause our bones to rub together creating painful friction and inflammation.
Move Me has been specifically formulated with New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel, containing glycosaminoglycans, to act as a shock absorber when we put our joints under pressure. Runners who experience pain can also benefit from the inflammation fighting actives, Boswellia and AbsoCurcumin® Turmeric.
The proteins and lipids from New Zealand Greenshell™ mussel also assist with tissue repair, to strengthen the supporting structures surrounding our joints, such as muscle and cartilage, making Move Me a perfect addition to an active lifestyle.
No, Move Me does not contain the mussel shell. The shell itself is discarded and only the meat of the mussel is used. The mussel meat is powdered using a unique flash-drying process that protects the nutrients in the mussel.
As with any new supplementation during pregnancy, we recommend checking with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional first before taking Move Me.
Move Me contains New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel powder and is therefore not suitable for vegans or vegetarians however it is pescatarian friendly.
Yes, the natural actives and ingredients in Move Me have a synergistic effect to help improve physical function and relieve the symptoms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Clinically researched curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been studied to help improve pain and physical function in those with osteoarthritis. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation, joint swelling and tenderness for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
Boswellia extract is another powerful active that has been shown here and here to reduce inflammation, pain and consequently improving physical function for those with osteoarthritis.
Green-lipped mussel powder contains nutritional building blocks such as amino acids and lipids, as well as anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Research has shown this ingredient to significantly improve joint pain, stiffness and improve mobility in the knees of those with osteoarthritis.
Move Me is suitable for practically anyone! Carrying out any sort of daily movement such as walking, exercising, gardening or carrying heaving loads can subject our joints to strain and cause our bones to rub together, thinning out our protective cartilage. Looking after your joints earlier in life can provide for more comfortable movement later in life. Formulated with 100% New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel Powder, Move Me is packed full of proteins, omega-3 fatty acids and minerals to repair, lubricate and protect our joints from everyday impact.
Those who live an active lifestyle, experience age-related joint pain or have suffered joint injuries can benefit from taking Move Me. With scientifically researched ingredients such as AbsoCurcumin® Turmeric, nourishing New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel Powder and potent, fast-acting Boswellia, Move Me works to help fight inflammation and free radical action, reducing stiffness, swelling and discomfort associated with worn out and damaged joints in as little as 7 days.
Boswellia extract, New Zealand Greenshell™ mussel and AbsoCurcumin® Turmeric are all powerful ingredients that have been clinically researched to show effectiveness in reducing symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis (also known as the ‘wear and tear’ disease).
There are some instances where Move Me may not be suitable to take. You can read about Who Move Me is not suitable for, in the FAQs that follow.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend checking with your healthcare professional before taking Move Me.
Move Me contains turmeric which can have a blood thinning action at high doses so we recommend checking with your healthcare professional if you are taking any blood thinning medication such as Warfarin or other anti-coagulants before taking Move Me.
Move Me also contains shellfish so may not be suitable for those with a shellfish allergy specific to mussels.
The key difference between turmeric supplements and cooking turmeric is the percentage of curcuminoids and curcumin. Curcuminoids are a group of polyphenolic compounds that give turmeric its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The primary curcuminoid found in turmeric is called curcumin. While cooking turmeric contains approximately only 2-9% curcuminoids, AbsoCurcumin® contains 65% curcuminoids, more than 6x the amount of curcuminoids. This high-potency extract works to interfere with inflammation pathways and scavenge for free radicals to provide relief and comfort for our joints.
Inflammation is the body’s normal immune response to injury, infection or irritation.
Joint inflammation occurs when the immune system or damaged tissue, caused by injury or wear and tear, releases chemicals that cause inflammation. Some common symptoms of inflammation include pain, tenderness, stiffness and swelling. Chronic inflammation can damage the joint and subsequently cause a partial loss in mobility or function.
Move Me contains natural anti-inflammatories, including AbsoCurcumin® Turmeric, Boswellia with 30% AKBA and omega-3 fatty acids from New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel to help fight and calm inflammation.
Joints are areas of the body where two or more bones meet. They are held together by cartilage and connective tissue, and can be found in several areas of the body including the knees, hips and wrists.
It is important to look after your joints because they support movement such as rotation and flexion. This helps us to walk, run, jump, play sport and do all the activities that we love to do. Damaged joints however can be a major source of pain, inflammation and can lead to reduced mobility.
As we age, our joints can start to wear down or become stiff, and may require extra support to function properly. Looking after our joints earlier in life can delay or even prevent the development of common degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis which currently affects 1 in 10 adults in New Zealand. Move Me contains joint-nourishing and inflammation-fighting ingredients, such as AbsoCurcumin® Turmeric, Boswellia and New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel for optimum joint health support.
Yes! Nightcap is suitable to take alongside all other Two Islands products as part of your night-time routine.
Yes! Children from 12 years and above can safely take Nightcap. Children 12-15 years take 3mls and children 16 years and above take 5mls 1 hour before bed, or as otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
Alcohol will not interfere with the herbs in Nightcap however it is important to note how any amount alcohol before bed affects sleep. Perhaps the most misunderstood “sleep aid”, alcohol falls into a class of drugs called sedatives and sedation is not the same as sleep. Despite popular belief, alcohol before bed doesn’t help you fall asleep faster, it is simply knocking out your cortex in the brain and sedating you more quickly so you lose consciousness, but you don’t go into naturalistic sleep. Alcohol also litters your “sleep” with many more awakenings throughout the night causing you to wake up more frequently and preventing you from a consolidated, continuous bout of sleep throughout the night. And finally, alcohol is very good at blocking your dream sleep or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep which is essential for a number of different reasons including memory consolidation, mood and learning. In terms of a sleep aid, alcohol is anything but, however thankfully we’ve got just the Nightcap that is.
Yes, Nightcap is suitable to take alongside anti-depressant medication. Research confirms the close relationship between insomnia and depression so those who are taking anti-depressant medication may need support getting a restful, restorative night’s sleep. Many sleep supporting products contain 5-HTP which is contraindicated (unable to be taken) with anti-depressants. As Nightcap is free of 5-HTP, it is safe to take alongside this type of medication.
Yes! Many similar sleep supporting products use alcohol as part of their extraction process which isn’t suitable for everyone. We chose to formulate Nightcap in a way that ensures maximum efficacy without the use of alcohol.
Yes, Nightcap is free from gluten, dairy, soy, wheat, animal products, added flavours, colours and artificial sweetener.
Nightcap is not recommended during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional before consumption, as with any new supplementation while breastfeeding.
Yes, Nightcap is vegan friendly making it suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
For adults 16 years and above, take 5mls one hour before bed or as professionally advised. If you wake during the night, take another 5mls.
For Children 12-15 years, take 3mls one hour before bed or as professionally advised.
Remember to shake bottle before use and use within 90 days of opening.
This will be very dependent on the individual and factors such as your own absorption abilities, stress levels, adrenal health and the degree of sleep issues.
Generally you can expect to have a noticeable relaxation effect within 1-2 hours after taking the recommended bedtime dose. If you do not notice an improvement within the first night, we recommend continuing to take Nightcap nightly, as with all herbs, the product is designed to build efficacy over time. The dose that works best for each individual may vary.
Containing tart cherry, ashwagandha, passionflower, and saffron, Nightcap has been formulated to help those who may have insomnia and struggle to fall asleep, those with an anxious or busy mind preventing high quality sleep, and those who just wake up still feeling tired and fatigued. Nightcap can assist with your sleep problems, including helping you fall asleep, helping you stay asleep, and helping you receive an overall good quality sleep. Anxiolytic passionflower can help support the nervous system to ease you into a state of calm, while soothing tart cherry works to totally relax the physical body, preparing you for a good night’s sleep. Ashwagandha and saffron can both help to support sleep in those with insomnia, and work synergistically to enhance your quality of sleep, so that it is deep, restful, restorative, and allows you to wake up feeling rejuvenated.
With the inclusion of adaptogenic ashwagandha, anxiolytic passionflower and Safr’Inside™ saffron which has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol by up to 44%, Nightcap is also suitable for those experiencing acute stress during the day to further support their nervous system and provide a sense of calm.
Nightcap is also safe for children 12 years and above, where sleep forms a crucial part of their growth and development. It can help to support their nervous system during times of need, as well as a restful night’s sleep. Children 12-15 years take 3mls and children 16 years and above take 5mls 1 hour before bed, or as otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
Nightcap can assist with a number of sleep troubles, from relaxing the physical body to calming the stressed or anxious mind, ultimately helping you to fall asleep, stay asleep and allowing you to receive a restful and good quality sleep. Passionflower acts to support the nervous system by having a sedative-like effect on the body, while ashwagandha and saffron act to reduce stress levels to calm and quieten an overactive mind, Nightcap is a natural sleep aid that can help with insomnia, poor sleep quality and any stress or anxiety that may be affecting sleep.
We worked hard, across multiple iterations to create a herbal sleep support product that is palatable without compromising on potency. Nightcap contains no added flavouring and is sweetened with thaumatin, a natural fruit-derived sweetener. You can taste the undertones of Tart Cherry that is perfectly balanced with a pleasant sweetness with no overwhelming bitterness. Easy to take on its own straight from a spoon. Taste is always subjective however and some of our customers prefer to have Nightcap chilled or diluted with a little water
Cyclodextrin is a cyclic oligosaccharide consisting of 6 glucose molecules. It has a unique ability to capture bitterness on the back of the tongue, avoiding unpalatable bitter tastes. The inclusion of this has allowed us to ensure high potency of herbs (some very bitter), a hallmark of Two Islands, in a pleasant tasting sleep supporting elixir.
If you are having particularly vivid dreams after taking Nightcap, it may be your body’s natural response to falling into a deeper, more restful sleep. Nightcap has been formulated to support healthy sleep patterns to support deep, restorative sleep which includes REM sleep, the sleep cycle known for causing vivid dreams. If you are spending more time in the stage of sleep where dreams are most likely to occur, this may naturally lead to an increase in vivid dreams.
We do not recommend taking Nightcap during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.
Pea Protein Powder
Pea Protein Powder
Consumption is entirely situation-dependent. If you exercise regularly, two serves per day is suitable. One during the day as preferred and another directly after training or exercise. One serve on recovery days is fine.
Two Islands Pea Protein is safe to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is advised to discuss any supplement intake with your GP or Healthcare Professional before consumption, just to be safe.
Yes, our Pea Protein Powder is plant based and vegan friendly.
Our Two Islands Pea Protein Powder can be mixed with your milk of choice (cow’s, oat, almond, etc.). It is also great mixed with yoghurt and your smoothie for a post-workout snack.
While protein is important to help maintain and build muscle mass, consuming more protein as part of a healthy diet is not going to make you bulk up. Unlike carbohydrates and fat, the body can’t physically store protein. Any protein that is consumed in the diet is going to either be used by the body, stored as fat or excreted and not sent directly to your muscles.
Protein Super Blend
Protein Super Blend
Yes! Children can safely consume Protein Super Blend. Mix Protein Super Blend into a smoothie, drink of your choice or on its own for a tasty snack for your child. For children 1-5 years be sure to use only 1/3 of a serve (10g) and for children 6-12 years half the adult serve (15g), or as otherwise specified by a health professional.
Protein Super Blend contains an array of carefully selected vitamins and minerals that we feel will benefit your overall health the best. We have placed a specific focus on the common nutritional gaps found in New Zealand women, hence why we have provided 100% of the RDI for iron and iodine in Protein Super Blend, as well as included other key nutrients such as zinc and folate at over 70% of the RDI.
Protein Super Blend is a great way to get in your daily requirements, however some may require extra support in specific areas, such as those trying to get pregnant or those with severe deficiencies. We recommend checking in with your healthcare professional regarding which route is best for you before replacing any current supplementation.
We always recommend getting your nutrition from food in the first instance, dietary supplements should only ever be supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced and varied whole food diet. However on the rare occasion you simply don’t have time to stop to eat a complete meal, some people will by adding a source of healthy fat and complex carbohydrate.
Protein Super Blend is packed full of nutrients that are great for many areas in the body, including our skin! The New Zealand organic red blend contains a mixture of anthocyanin-rich beetroot powder, blackcurrant powder and broccoli sprout powder. Anthocyanins are plant pigment compounds that act as antioxidants. In particular, blackcurrant anthocyanins have been shown to help promote levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in our skin, giving it a hydrated and youthful glow.
Additional skin supporting nutrients found in Protein Super Blend includes vitamin C and Vitamin E, which help defend free radicals to maintain a glowing complexion. Zinc is also a great mineral for skin health, researched to help improve acne as well as rosacea and psoriasis. On the topic of beauty, Protein Super Blend also contains biotin, which is a great nutrient for helping to strengthen hair and nails.
Consider taking Protein Super Blend with your Super Beauty and Marine Collagen Beauty Powder or Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules for that extra glow and boost in skin nutrients.
Yes! Protein Super Blend is a great start to covering your nutritional bases, as it is rich in plant-derived amino acids, vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect complement to all other Two Islands products.
Take Protein Super Blend with our Pea Protein Powder for an additional protein and energy boost. Consider starting your day with Protein Super Blend, then having Pea Protein after a workout or for a midday top up to support lean muscle maintenance, growth and repair.
Taken in addition to Move Me, Protein Super Blend can supply additional antioxidant action as well as protein for muscle and joint health. The antioxidants and plant pigments from New Zealand organic greens and reds in Protein Super Blend are skin-supporting nutrients, which work well alongside our Marine Collagen Beauty Powder as well as Super Beauty.
Pairing Happy Gut with Protein Super Blend can help ensure a healthy intestinal lining to allow for improved nutrient absorption. Happy Gut can also help restore a healthy balance of good gut bacteria for those prone to constipation after iron supplementation. Protein Super Blend also contains New Zealand prebiotic apple fibre to further support digestive health and comfort alongside Happy Gut.
Protein Super Blend is also a great option for busy breastfeeding mothers and can be taken alongside Milk Maker to support a healthy and nutrient-rich milk supply.
Yes! Both pea protein and hemp protein contain all essential amino acids (the amino acids that your body cannot synthesise), to supply your body with the necessary building blocks. Because amino acids are not stored in the body, it is important to get a daily supply. The combination of pea and hemp protein provides a complete protein profile for everyday energy, repair and maintenance.
No. Although Protein Super Blend and Happy Gut do share one ingredient, prebiotic New Zealand Apple Fibre, they are two very distinct products. While they both support digestion with this prebiotic fibre, Happy Gut also helps repair and support gut lining integrity with high strength glutamine, as well as helps calm irritation and coats mucous membranes with soothing herbs including slippery elm, marshmallow and chamomile.
Happy Gut provides comprehensive gut support that repairs, nourishes and soothes, supports digestive comfort, reduces bloating and promotes the growth and activity of good gut bacteria.
We recommend one 30g serve daily or as professionally advised. Blend two heaped tablespoons (30g) into 350ml or more of water, milk or your favourite smoothie once daily to support your daily nutrition needs. The amount and type of liquid you add will affect sweetness and thickness, so experiment and see what works best for you. Best served cold or with ice. Have on its own between meals or after exercise.
What flavour is Protein Super Blend and what does it taste like? With no added flavouring, the natural flavours of the organic reds, wholefood sourced vitamins and fruit-derived natural sweetener perfectly balance the earthy flavours of the organic greens and plant-based proteins providing a pleasant, subtle taste with no overwhelming bitterness. Easy to take with water or added to your favourite smoothie for a nutrition boost.
If you would like to sample Protein Super Blend, you can order a protein sachet sample pack here.
Yes, Protein Super Blend is free from dairy, soy, wheat, animal products, added flavours, preservatives, colours and artificial sweetener.
Yes, Protein Super Blend is 100% plant-based and vegan friendly.
Protein Super Blend is safe to consume during breastfeeding and provides a quick and easy option for busy breastfeeding mums.
However during pregnancy, it is advised to discuss any new supplement intake with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional before consumption, just to be safe.
Protein Super Blend is a unique product that combines plant protein with nutrient-rich plant superfoods to supply a source of natural vitamins and minerals. It is designed to meet the daily nutrition needs of women, containing 100% of the Recommended Dietary Intake of iron and iodine for women in New Zealand. These are two key minerals that women in New Zealand commonly under consume. Packed with 20g of protein per serve, it provides energy and satiety, alongside nutrients including zinc and folate to support women in their day to day. Protein Super Blend is also a great source of nutrients and protein for men who want to meet their daily requirements as well.
For tired and busy mums such as those who are breastfeeding, Protein Super Blend can be a quick fix to help you and your baby get your protein and nutrient needs. Paired with Two Islands Milk Maker, it can ensure a healthy milk supply packed full of nutrients.
Protein Super Blend can also be a tasty snack for children, giving them the energy, protein and nutrients needed for growth and development. Children 1-5 years may take approximately 1/3 serving (10g) and children 6-12 years half the adult serve (15g), or as otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
Iron supplements use synthetic forms of iron in higher doses which can case constipation because the absorption of iron is weak. Iron that is not absorbed by the body remains in the gut to feed bad pathogenic bacteria, which causes constipation. Constipation is therefore a sign of predominant bad bacteria in the colon.
Two Islands Protein Super Blend uses naturally derived iron from curry leaf and combines vitamin C to boost absorption. This should hopefully prevent constipation, however if you usually experience constipation from iron supplements or just in general, consider taking Two Islands Happy Gut to support regular bowel motions, promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and digestive comfort.
Protein Super Blend is designed to help support your daily nutrition needs. Each serving is loaded with nutrients from superfoods, as well as greens and reds to replenish everyday energy and vitality. Protein Super Blend supports the nervous and digestive systems, as well as balanced cognitive function, mood and stress support.
With a wide supply of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, it supports growth and repair to keep up with your body’s regular cell turnover. It also provides antioxidants which are great for not only liver support and immune health, but also for glowing skin. Ultimately designed to support everyday health and wellness.
Two Islands Protein Super Blend contains a unique, vegan-friendly vitamin D3 with an enhanced bioavailability when compared to vitamin D2. This vegan, vitamin D3 is sourced from non-GMO algae and has undergone testing to show it is chemically identical to vitamin D3 derived from animal products.
Vitamin D3 is a more bioavailable form of vitamin D and traditionally derived from animal sources (lanolin), which makes it an unsuitable option for people who avoid animal products. While vitamin D2 is vegan-friendly, it is a less active form and has been proven to be less bioavailable. This plant-derived vitamin D3 allows vegans and vegetarians and others who avoid certain animal products to enjoy Protein Super Blend, and benefit from its high bioavailability.
Both our Pea Protein Powders and Protein Super Blend offer a high dose of plant-based protein per serve. Our Pea Protein Powders are a blend of 4 ingredients or less providing between 18.8 and 19.7g protein per serve. They come in a range of 3 great tasting flavours and simply provide supplementary protein only to your diet.
Protein Super Blend is a comprehensive daily nutrition formula boasting a wide range of plant-based essential vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre. Think of it as your supercharged protein shake meets multivitamin. It combines both pea and organic hemp protein providing 20g of protein per serve, along with antioxidant-rich organic greens and reds, essential wholefood sourced vitamins and minerals, and prebiotic apple fibre. Protein Super Blend provides comprehensive daily nutrition to support energy, stress, mood, immunity, digestion, lean muscle and skin health.
With pea protein and hemp protein both containing all 9 essential amino acids, they can be considered complete protein sources on their own. However, by combining the two, we can achieve a more nutrient dense and well-rounded source of protein. For instance, pea protein is relatively higher in lysine, an amino acid which helps to support nutrient absorption and the immune system, and is an amino acid that hemp protein is lower in. Hemp protein however is higher in methionine, which is necessary for liver health and cell function, while pea protein is lower in this.
Pea protein is effective at satisfying hunger, and can be considered a more comprehensive protein source, with more amino acids per 100g compared to hemp protein. It is a greater source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) (such as valine, leucine and isoleucine), which are known for their effectiveness in stimulating muscle growth and repair.
Pea protein may contain more amino acids per 100g, however hemp protein is a good source of fibre and contains a wider nutrient content. Each serving of hemp protein includes heart-healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, as well as nutrients including iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin E.
Together, these proteins complement each other to give a comprehensive supply of amino acids for satiety and muscle building, as well as fibre and nutrients.
Yes! Super Beauty can be taken alongside Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules to support the body’s natural collagen production and the health of your skin, hair and nails.
No. Super Beauty works in a different way. Instead of containing collagen itself, Super Beauty contains an antioxidant rich blend of ingredients to support the body’s own natural production of collagen for healthy skin, hair and nails, and to fight against the early signs of ageing.
With scientifically researched DracoBelle™ Nu, high strength Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidant rich New Zealand Blackcurrant, plus Biotin and important beauty minerals including Zinc and Silica, Super Beauty can help to support skin hydration and elasticity, target anti-ageing pathways, reduce the appearance of fine lines, plus help to naturally promote stronger nails and healthy hair growth.
We recommend taking 2 capsules of Super Beauty daily, with food.
Super Beauty contains a high dose of Zinc which in some cases can make people feel nauseous if taken on an empty stomach. For this reason, we recommend taking Super Beauty alongside a meal, at any time of the day.
Super Beauty is designed for anyone looking to support healthy hair, skin and nails. With scientifically researched ingredients including patented active DracoBelle™ Nu plus high strength Hyaluronic Acid, Super Beauty works to promote the body’s natural collagen production, supporting healthy hair growth, strong nails, as well skin moisture and elasticity for a youthful glow.
A 100% plant-based formulation, Super Beauty is ideal for those following a vegan diet and want to support natural collagen production for a plump and hydrated complexion.
No, Super Beauty is 100% plant-based and does not contain any marine collagen. If you’re seeking a marine collagen supplement, we recommend trying our Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules.
Yes! Super Beauty is 100% plant-based and is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
While there are no major safety concerns around the ingredients in Super Beauty during pregnancy and lactation, since no safety assessment has been performed in this respect we recommend checking with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional first, before taking Super Beauty or any new form of supplementation.
Antioxidants are substances that inhibit oxidation, a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that can damage our cells. Antioxidants help protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV and pollution. Antioxidants beneficial for your skin due to their powerful anti-aging benefits.
Polyphenols are natural plant compounds that occur in many fruits, vegetables and herbs. They are powerful antioxidants, meaning they fight potentially damaging chemicals formed inside our cells as a result of stress and ageing. When consumed regularly, their benefits range from heart, brain and eye health to maintaining skin texture and elasticity as well as reducing inflammation.
Berries are a rich source of polyphenols and New Zealand grown blackcurrants in particular, like those used in Two Islands Super Beauty, have been found to contain particularly high levels of antioxidant polyphenols and vitamin C (another fantastic antioxidant) compared to other berry fruits and to blackcurrants grown elsewhere in the world.
DracoBelle™ Nu is an antioxidant rich, potent organic extract sourced from the Moldavian Dragonhead plant, a member of the mint family. This 100% plant-based ingredient has been clinically researched to support the body’s own natural collagen production and has shown to significantly improve skin moisture as well as elasticity and density in as little as 8 weeks. It activates the anti-aging and longevity pathways AMPK and FOXO triggering improved collagen and DNA repair, cellular defence, cell detoxification, oxidative stress resistance and longevity.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule found within our skin as well as our eyes and joints. Because it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid helps our skin cells to stay plump and hydrated.
Unfortunately, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid that our body produces naturally declines as we age, and can also be affected by environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking and air pollution. Supplementation of Hyaluronic Acid can therefore be beneficial to help support skin moisture and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Due to the increased levels of UV exposure and optimal climatic and soil conditions, New Zealand grown Blackcurrants not only contain more vitamin C than any other berry, but they also contain unusually high levels of antioxidant and polyphenolic compounds, more than those found in blackcurrants grown anywhere else in the world.
Special compounds known as anthocyanins give blackcurrants their deep purple colour, and play a specific role in the skin to support the body’s natural production of collagen to improve complexion and fight against the signs of ageing.
Research has shown that anthocyanin-rich blackcurrant extract can significantly improve skin levels of collagen as well as elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Along with their anti-aging benefits, blackcurrants have also shown to support a healthy immune system, brain, eye and cardiovascular health.
Super Beauty and Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules are both targeted at supporting healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside out. However, when it comes to ingredients and how they work within the body, there are a few differences.
Two Islands Super Beauty is a 100% plant-based and vegan-friendly formulation that uses scientifically researched ingredients and potent antioxidants to support the body’s natural collagen production. Specialised ingredients such as DracoBelle™ Nu, alongside Hyaluronic Acid and beauty minerals such as Zinc and Silica work from the inside out and at a cellular level to support plump and hydrated skin, strong hair and nails as well as targeting the anti-aging and longevity pathways, supporting improved collagen and DNA repair, cellular defence, oxidative stress resistance and cell detoxification.
Two Islands Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules contains sustainably sourced hydrolysed Marine Collagen peptides plus Vitamin C. These collagen peptides have the ability to travel through the bloodstream to various parts of the body, including the dermis – the deepest layer of our skin – and support skin hydration, elasticity and reduce the signs of ageing.
Because our marine collagen is derived from fish, this is not suitable for those following vegan or vegetarian diets or those with fish allergies.
Super Beauty works amazingly on its own or pairs perfectly with our Marine Collagen Beauty Capsules to truly supercharge your beauty routine and support healthy glowing skin, strong nails and luscious hair growth.
Super Beauty has been specifically formulated with the highest quality ingredients at optimal dosages to ensure the best results possible. Consistency is key. While everyone is different, Super Beauty will start working at a cellular level immediately and if you take Super Beauty every day, we expect visible results to be seen in as little as 8 weeks or sooner.
Shipping & Handling
Shipping & Handling
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