Frequently asked questions

To help you find out more about IMEDEEN we have provided answers to a list of frequently (and not so frequently) asked questions, including effects and suitability for different people.

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IMEDEEN Skincare supplement questions

General questions

Who can benefit from IMEDEEN?
Anyone who wishes to maintain a naturally beautiful appearance can benefit from taking IMEDEEN Skincare supplements.  Our Skincare supplement range carries age recommendations.  Our Beauty Perfection range is for anyone over the age of 18.

Can IMEDEEN be taken over a longer period of time?
Yes, IMEDEEN Skincare and Beauty Perfection supplements can be taken as part of your daily beauty routine for as long as desired.

What happens if I stop taking IMEDEEN Skincare tablets?
The condition your skin was in before you started taking IMEDEEN Skincare tablets was the result of many years of influencing factors. Similarly, should you stop using IMEDEEN Skincare tablets, the results you have obtained will not disappear overnight, but will reduce gradually. While we have not examined the pace at which this happens, we know from consumer experiences that it varies from person to person; some say after as little as one month and others have reported from four to six months.

Do IMEDEEN Skincare tablets show an effect on other parts of the body?
Yes, as IMEDEEN is an oral supplement that works from within, benefits may be seen all over – on the face and body.

Formula and ingredients

Are IMEDEEN Skincare tablets kosher?
The Marine Complex in IMEDEEN Skincare tablets is not kosher.

Are IMEDEEN Skincare tablets halal?
The Marine Complex in IMEDEEN Skincare tablets is not halal.

Are IMEDEEN Skincare tablets vegetarian?
The Marine Complex in IMEDEEN Skincare tablets is not suitable for vegetarians, but is suitable for pescatarians.

What is the Marine Complex?
The Marine Complex, exclusive to IMEDEEN Skincare tablets, is a marine extract rich in proteins and polysaccharides similar to those naturally found in the skin's supportive tissue. The proteins and polysaccharides found in the skin are essential for skin structure and moisture.

Do IMEDEEN Skincare tablets contain lactose, sugar, preservatives or artificial flavouring?
IMEDEEN Skincare tablets do not contain lactose, added sugar, preservatives or artificial flavouring.

Will IMEDEEN Skincare tablets cause weight gain?
IMEDEEN Skincare tablets will not cause weight gain. After six months intake of IMEDEEN Skincare tablets, scientific studies showed on average, no change in weight.

What is lycopene and where does the lycopene in IMEDEEN come from?
Lycopene is a carotenoid and is the pigment that gives ripe tomatoes and other fruits their bright red colour. The lycopene is extracted from red, ripe, specially grown, non-genetically modified tomatoes.

What is an antioxidant?
An antioxidant helps protect the cells from oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. Found naturally in the body and skin, antioxidants are stable molecules from which free radicals can "steal" an extra electron. Once they have acquired an extra electron, free radicals are neutralized. An example of an antioxidant is vitamin C which helps protect cells against oxidative stress.

When and how to use it

Can I take IMEDEEN with other food supplements?
IMEDEEN Skincare and Beauty Perfection supplements can be taken in combination with other general multivitamin supplements, however, some food supplements may contain the same ingredients. If you are unsure about combining supplements or are taking any single or high dose supplements, then please contact the [email protected] for further advice.

Can I take IMEDEEN Skincare tablets and supplements from the Beauty Perfection range (i.e. Imedeen Hair and Nails/Advanced Beauty Shot) together?Yes, all IMEDEEN Skincare supplements can be used alone or with Beauty Perfection supplements in different combinations. Similarly, all Imedeen Beauty Perfection supplements can be used alone, in combination with other Beauty Perfection supplements or used with your IMEDEEN Skincare supplement of choice.

What should I do if I forget to take one, two or more tablets?
Don't worry – we recommend that you just continue taking the recommended dose of tablets per day. Do not consume more than the suggested dose on the pack. Try keeping IMEDEEN Skincare supplements with your regular beauty products so it becomes an integral part of your daily routine.

Can I take IMEDEEN while I am pregnant or breast feeding?
We recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women consult their doctor before taking food supplements.

How should IMEDEEN be stored?
IMEDEEN Skincare and Beauty Perfection tablets are optimally protected in the aluminium foil packaging. For best results, leave the tablets in the original packaging until use. Store IMEDEEN supplements in a dry, cool (below 25°C) place, away from children.

Do I have to take IMEDEEN with food?
We recommend taking the IMEDEEN Skincare and Beauty Perfection supplements with food, but it is not mandatory.

Can I take all four IMEDEEN Prime Renewal tablets at once?
Yes, it is fine to take all four tablets at once.

Safety

Do IMEDEEN Skincare supplements have any side effects?
IMEDEEN Skincare tablets contain marine proteins and soy fibres and like other food products may cause allergic reactions. If you have experienced allergic reactions to these ingredients in the past, do not take IMEDEEN Skincare tablets.

If you experience any allergic reaction to any of the IMEDEEN products please contact the IMEDEEN team ([email protected]) to report it and consult your doctor.

Can I take IMEDEEN with medication?
There are no known contraindications and it is unlikely that IMEDEEN supplements will adversely interact with pharmaceuticals. However, we recommend that people suffering from a serious illness or who are under medical supervision in general do not take food supplements without consulting their doctor.

Can I take IMEDEEN and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
In a study on IMEDEEN® Prime 
Renewal Skincare tablets no adverse events were reported for the women taking HRT together with the product. As IMEDEEN Prime Renewal is a dietary supplement, an interaction with HRT is unlikely to occur. If you are concerned please contact your doctor.

Can I take IMEDEEN with the contraceptive pill?
There are no known contraindications and it is unlikely that IMEDEEN supplements will adversely interact with the contraceptive pill. If you are concerned please contact your doctor.

Can people who have thyroid problems take IMEDEEN?
It is recommended that people suffering from a serious illness and who are under medical supervision should in general not take any food supplements without consulting their doctor.

Can diabetics take IMEDEEN?
IMEDEEN Skincare and Beauty Perfection supplements do not contain added sugar. However, we recommend that people suffering from a serious illness or people who are under medical supervision do not take any food supplements without consulting their doctor.

IMEDEEN Beauty Perfection Questions

IMEDEEN Hair & Nails

How does IMEDEEN Hair & Nails work?
Hair and nails share a similar composition and are primarily formed of keratin, a fibrous structural protein. Nourishing from the inside is essential for normal hair and nails as all nutrients are delivered via the bloodstream. Topical treatments on hair and the visible part of your nails can only enhance cells that are already dead – they do not impact on synthesis of structural proteins.  Zinc is delivered by the bloodstream and contributes to normal protein synthesis.
                 

Does IMEDEEN Hair & Nails work on skin?
Biotin and Zinc contribute to the maintenance of normal hair. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails. We recommend our Skincare supplement range which is designed for the skin.

What is Biotin and what does it do?
Biotin is a B-vitamin – also known as Vitamin H (from German Haar for hair!) Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair. IMEDEEN Hair & Nails provides a significant daily intake of biotin.

What is zinc and why is it good for hair and nails?
Zinc is an important mineral and is found in both hair and nails. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails.

Is IMEDEEN Hair & Nails suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, IMEDEEN Hair & Nails capsules are suitable for vegetarians.

Does IMEDEEN Hair & Nails contain sugar, salt, lactose, starch, yeast, gluten, gelatine, preservatives or flavourings?
No, it does not contain added sugar, salt, lactose, starch, yeast, gluten, gelatine, preservatives or flavourings.

What should I do if I forget to take a capsule?
Just continue with the recommended dose of one capsule per day as soon as you remember. Do not consume more than the suggested dose on the pack. It helps to take your supplements at roughly the same time each day as part of your daily beauty routine to make it easier to remember.

When and how should the capsule be taken?
Take one capsule a day with a glass of water whenever it’s convenient for you. If possible we recommend taking the capsule with a meal.

How should IMEDEEN Hair & Nails be stored?
The capsules should be stored in the blister cards in a dry, cool (below 25 C) place away from children.

Can I take IMEDEEN Hair & Nails in combination with medication?
As it is a food supplement, an interaction with pharmaceutical products is unlikely to occur. We recommend, however, that people suffering from a serious illness and who are under medical supervision in general do not take food supplements unless recommended by their doctor.

Some Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Having more than 100% of the NRV should not cause any concern because the levels do not exceed the recommended Safe Upper Level (SUL) for each vitamin. Water soluble vitamins - such as the B group vitamins - cannot be stored by the body to any great extent, so if you take in more than your body needs, they are simply excreted.

Can I take IMEDEEN Hair & Nails together with the other IMEDEEN products?
Yes, you can take IMEDEEN Hair & Nails with other IMEDEEN products as products have different benefits.

IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot

What type of collagen does the IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot contain?
The advanced beauty shot consists of highly purified collagen peptides, from porcine origin, which are specifically neutral in taste and odour.

Is the IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot Halal?
No, as the Advanced Beauty Shot contains collagen from porcine origin.

Is the IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot vegetarian?  
No, as the Advanced Beauty Shot contains collagen from porcine origin.

Can I take IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot in combination with medication?
As it is a food supplement, an interaction with pharmaceutical products is unlikely to occur. However, we recommend that people suffering from a serious illness and who are under medical supervision in general do not take food supplements unless recommended by their doctor.

When and how should the IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot be taken?
Simply drink one shot whenever it’s convenient for you. We recommend drinking one shot daily, preferably with a meal.

Can I take IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot together with the other IMEDEEN products?
The IMEDEEN Advanced beauty Shot can be used in conjunction with any of our IMEDEEN Skincare and Beauty Perfection tablets.