Inside: Age Quencher, a beauty system that promotes change from the inside out.
Beauty starts on the inside is a line we’ve heard countless times. And, the fact is that no matter what we put on the outside, if we are stressed, dehydrated and eating poorly it will no undoubtedly reflect on the health of our skin (you can find some of the best and worst foods for your skin here).
So, with the focus on the inside, we sat down with Dr. Holly Fennell, the Scientific Advisor and one of the leading Canadian Naturopathic Doctors behind Age Quencher® where green beauty and glow does start from within. Age Quencher ® is not about fighting what’s natural and inevitable, aging but more about how we age, our energy, the health of our skin, hair and nails and allowing the true change to come from within.
“Glow from the inside out.”
1) As Nutritionists, we believe that what we put in our body has a big impact on how we look and feel everyday – as you say, it starts on the inside. Could you tell us a little bit about what inspired you to create your line of products?
Ironically, we never intended to create a green beauty line. The line began when a young patient who had gone through chemotherapy came to see me. Her cancer treatments had been successful but at the age of 38, she went into menopause. Her energy was low, her skin was dry and aging rapidly and she was dehydrated despite drinking water all day. This lead to the development of the formulas (I am the Chief Naturopathic Medical Office and formulator). As she took the formulas she began to notice changes and other woman became interested in the formulas. Over a decade the formulas were revised from clinical feedback and in 2015 the Age Quencher ® line was born.
2) Our name says it all, at Naughty Nutrition we don’t like to place restrictions on eating, we rather focus on finding the healthiest version of the foods we love and creating balance in our lifestyles. And, that is why we enjoy desserts, chocolate and the occasional glass of wine without the guilt. At Age Quencher, what would you say your motto is?
We could not agree more! Food is to be eaten and enjoyed and supplements should never replace good wholesome eating. Aging is inevitable, how well we age is not. AGE QUENCHER ® Vitamins are not like any others that you have tried.
You won’t see us using terms like “anti-aging”, because they’re misleading and scientifically unsupportable. AGE QUENCHER ® is based on the proven knowledge that wellness and beauty not only go hand-in-hand—they are inseparable. We believe that beauty and health come from within and our formulas were created to have an impact at a deep cellular level.
3) Where do you source your ingredients and where are your products made?
We are very proud of our ingredients and they are sourced from all over the world, we are picky!
As an example, we are one of the few companies to use only pastured cattle for our protein powder and we import our protein from New Zealand. Our Marine Collagen is sourced only from sustainable fisheries as we believe strongly in supporting the environment and our echo-systems. We are a proudly Canadian company and we boast high manufacturing standards. There are many differences in how different countries approach the regulations of health products. Canada enforces strict regulations to ensure consumer safety.
AGE QUENCHER ® manufacturing takes place in a state of the art facility that has a product license from Health Canada. Our production facility is GMP certified (Good Manufacturing Practices). This is yet another measure we take to ensure quality assurance and that our products are consistently produced and controlled in such a way to meet the quality and standards appropriate to their intended use.
All products are not created equally. All AGE QUENCHER ® Vitamins have been granted Natural Product Numbers (NPNs) by Health Canada. This means that our products have been assessed for quality, safety and efficacy by Health Canada. All AGE QUENCHER® products are subject to mandatory review, approval and quality requirements. As NPN holders each batch of products produced go through third party testing for identity, purity and potency of active ingredients. Our pre-market review of products can assure you that what is on the label is what is in the bottle, and that health claims are supported by proper evidence.
4) We tried your HYDRATE Beauty Electrolyte, we’re used to hearing about electrolytes for athletes, when working out or when we’ve had an extra glass of wine. Can you tell us what other benefits someone can experience and is it ok to consume daily?
We like to call out HYDRATE™ Beauty Electrolyte, The Fountain of Youth!
Many of us are lethargic, foggy or often lacking motivation. Many of us drink caffeine or alcohol. Many of us are dehydrated and do not even know it.
Dehydration can lead to dull and tired looking skin, and water alone is sometimes not enough.
Dehydration is the NUMBER ONE cause of premature aging of your skin!
As we age, our nutritional needs and need for water changes. Often the sensation of thirst is decreased by hormone changes, menopause, health issues or medications leading to an increased risk of dehydration. HYDRATE™ helps to replenish vital electrolytes while promoting radiant, glowing skin. It’s a cleaner solution for hydration that quenches your thirst and tastes delicious. We added trace amounts of B-Vitamins for increased absorption and glutamine to support the digestive tract. It was vital that we create a SUGAR FREE. CARB FREE. CHEMICAL FREE. Formula but some of the added bonuses are:
- Helps to plump skin
- Brightens skin tone
- Gives a radiant appearance
- Decreases inflammation
- Increases energy
- Increases mental alertness
- Aids healthy digestion
- Aids healthy bowel movements
5) In your opinion, what are the 3 most important steps to take care of your health from the inside out?
Number one is definitely staying hydrated. Our brain is composed of over 50% water and this needs to be nurtured.
Number two is eating and living well, these are the basic pillars of health.
Lastly, we believe in taking antioxidants daily to support free radical damage. Free Radical damage weakens cells.
6) Could you tell us about your best seller? Also, what’s your favourite product?
Our HERO product is our HYDRATE Electrolyte. People who try this quickly note that everything works better when you are properly hydrated. It is tough to pick a favourite as they all work together to promote wellness from the inside out.
I will say that our REJUVENATE Marine Collagen Protein is the least understood! This protein is complete; it uses only a grass fed whey isolate (many products are not a pure isolate). It is five products in one containing Protein, Marine Collagen, Probiotics, Silica and Vitamin C. This product replaces so many things in one easy to use formula.
7) Where can our readers find and buy your products?
We have several stockists that can be found at www.agequencher.com and we sell directly online for those who prefer to have the product arrive right to your door. Use code NN15 for 15% OFF your entire order.