By Carla Oates
When it comes to my health, I’ve always taken a holistic approach—considering how my nutrition, environment and lifestyle practices impact and influence how I feel.
But for more than 10 years, there has been one non-negotiable in my day that ensures my health stays on track, no matter what—and that’s taking one teaspoon of GLOW Inner Beauty Essential, every single morning.
It's a complete probiotic supernutrient formula
While GLOW is well-known for its abundance of wholefood ingredients—the truth is, it’s so much more than that! Yes it contains 18 Certified Organic and bio-fermented wholefoods and herbal extracts, but it boasts some pretty impressive stats in terms of its vitamin, mineral and ‘biotic’ benefits, too. In fact, I often get asked why GLOW is in powder form rather than capsule and put simply, it’s because the potency of its ingredients and the levels of nutrients it contains would mean that 1 teaspoon of GLOW was equal to 15 vitamin capsules! Containing 200% of your RDI of vitamin C, 50% of your RDI of zinc, provitamin A, broad-spectrum B vitamins (including 25% of both biotin and niacinamide) as well as prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics—GLOW truly is the complete inner beauty solution.
It tastes delicious!
I’ve tried so many different beauty and health food supplements over the years, but I often find that I’m put off shortly after simply due to the taste. When I get up in the morning, I want my inner beauty routine to be as simple, seamless—and delicious as possible! Which is why stirring GLOW into water or adding it to my morning yogurt or smoothie is so effortless. It has a rich berry flavour—with no strange aftertaste—so I find that I actually look forward to my daily GLOW ritual.
Fermentation is close to my heart and it really kickstarted the whole Beauty Chef movement when I started fermenting different wholefoods and ingredients in my Bondi kitchen way back before GLOW launched in 2009. But the benefits of fermentation have stood the test of time and it’s what makes GLOW so incredible! Our exclusive bio-fermentation process, Flora Culture™, involves introducing around 13 species and strains of beneficial bacteria into our ingredients to ferment. In turn, this increases their potency and nutritional value, ensures they become more bioavailable (meaning your body is better able to absorb, digest and utilise their nutrients), and the process of fermentation also creates broad-spectrum probiotics—for even greater digestive, immune and skin benefits. Not only that, but we also have our own unique strain of bacteria—Lactobacillus rhamnosus GUT5Y™—which is exclusive to The Beauty Chef and has been studied for its gut and skin-boosting benefits. While the first iteration of GLOW was born in my kitchen, now we work with a leading team of microbiologists, naturopaths and nutritionists in our own state-of-the-art fermentation plant and as a result, GLOW contains prebiotics (to feed the beneficial bacteria in your belly), probiotics and postbiotics (beneficial by-products of the fermentation process) which your standard over-the-counter multivitamin or probiotic lacks.
It really works
GLOW is often praised for its skin and gut-boosting benefits—and I really notice the difference in how I look and feel when I’m taking my GLOW daily. But it’s some of the other benefits that are often overlooked that bring me back to GLOW daily—including how it contributes to my energy levels throughout the day and boosts my immune system. My days are jam-packed, but when I take GLOW, I don’t experience any of that 3pm sluggishness that is so common and find my energy levels are far more sustained. And it’s not just me! One of the best bits about my job is hearing from our beautiful community and with over 2500 reviews on our website alone, it brings me such joy to see other people experience #TheGlowEffect for themselves.