Below are some of the common questions about Brightly Labs® products.
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Our powders were created with busy lifestyles in mind.
Simply scoop, mix and go. Each serving is packed with 20,000mg of collagen.
Step 1: Grab the serving spoon (included in every order)
Step 2: Take two scoops
Step 3: Mix into any hot drink, cold drink, or recipe.
Repeat daily, any time of day. Our supplements are formulated to be suitable to take before or after food, for your convenience.
25-35 years old: 1 serving daily
36-45 years old: 2 servings daily
45+ years old: 3 servings daily
Collagen is the most abundant protein and the second largest substance in the body, behind water. Collagen is a structural protein, making up 75% of our skin and giving it shape. Collagen is also most commonly found in our bones, cartilage and connective tissues, making up over 90% of our ligaments. Other structures that are primarily made of collagen include our hair and nails.
Collagen acts as a scaffold within the body, providing structural support, strength and a degree of elasticity (in combination with elastin). In the skin, collagen helps form a fibrous network, upon which new cells can grow. Collagen is also required in the replacement and restoration of dead skin cells.
Brightly Labs's Marine Collagen is a natural and hydrolysed collagen peptide powder sustainably derived from the skin of fish.
Marine collagen works from within to promote optimal skin function, by delivering essential micronutrients to the collagen matrix below the dermis. Replenishing collagen levels will help benefit the building blocks that maintain hair, skin and nails.
Collagen is naturally produced by the body; however, this process begins to decline at a rate of about 2% each year starting around 25-30 years old. Eventually, collagen production stops altogether and by our 50s, over half the amount of collagen in our bodies is lost.
When skin ages, it produces less collagen because of a decrease in epidermal growth factor (EGF) within our body. In addition to the inevitable slow down, collagen is also impacted by sun exposure, poor diets as well as environmental pollution and toxins such as cigarettes.
As collagen production declines, skin loses its structural integrity, leading to sagging skin, the formation of lines and wrinkles and the weakening of cartilage in joints.
Supplementation with Brightly Labs Marine Collagen provides high amounts of amino acids and peptides involved in the formation of collagen and elastin. In stimulating collagen production and raising collagen levels, Brightly Labs Marine Collagen peptides are clinically proven to rejuvenate healthy skin, hair and nails.
Brightly Labs Marine Collagen works from within to promote optimal skin, hair and nails function. Once Brightly Labs’s Marine Collagen is ingested, it is absorbed and distributed by the bloodstream via blood vessels to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Here it stimulates fibroblast proliferation. Thereby increasing the body’s natural production of collagen.
By ingesting hydrolysed collagen peptides, you are increasing the pool of specific amino acids available to the cells in the body that produce collagen. Brightly Labs marine collagen also improves skin elasticity by increasing the density of fibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for rebuilding connective tissues.
Being a natural supplement, Brightly Labs is a non-invasive and effective solution to nourish your hair, skin and nails.
Scientific research and clinical trials show that visible results can be seen in 3-4 weeks of consecutive daily use of Brightly Labs’s hydrolysed Marine Collagen. At this time, skin becomes more hydrated, followed by a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles at 6 weeks. By the 9th week, you can see a noticeable increase in skin elasticity and firmness.
However, many customers report seeing changes to their hair, skin and nails in 4-6 weeks, with some starting to see results in as little as 2 weeks.
We recommend taking Brightly Labs Marine Collagen daily to achieve the best results. Taking 6 – 9 grams a day (2 – 3 sachets or scoops) will accelerate results. If you are taking more than one serving per day, be sure to spread them out rather than taking all servings at once. This helps ensure maximum absorption.
Brightly Labs's Marine Collagen has been naturally hydrolysed, which is a chemical- free, enzymatic process that creates a low molecular weight collagen peptide powder. The lower the molecular weight, or the smaller the collagen particles, the easier collagen is to process and the more absorption is enhanced.
Our low molecular weight collagen peptide powder is highly bioavailable with an average size of 3000 Daltons (Daltons are a unit of molecular mass).
Bioavailability is a measure of absorption; it describes the portion of a substance that enters the circulation when introduced into the body.
As a result, our marine collagen has a significant absorption rate above 90%. That means more noticeable results can be achieved in a shorter amount of time.
Brightly Labs Marine Collagen contains Types I and III collagen, which are the types over 90% of the collagen within the body is made of.
Fish derived collagen has been shown to absorb 1.5 times more efficiently in the body, meaning it has optimal bioavailability. As it’s absorbed more efficiently and enters the bloodstream quickly, hydrolysed marine collagen is considered to be the best source of collagen for nutraceutical applications.
Additionally, 75% of the total weight of fish is traditionally discarded as waste in the form of skin, bones fins, heads, guts and bladder during processing. Reutilising fish processing wastes for production of collagen-like biomaterials helps reduce waste and may increase the economic value of the fish and the fish processing industry.
If you stop taking Brightly Labs Marine Collagen regularly, the body’s production of collagen will slowly revert back to its natural rate.
Brightly Labs® Marine Collagen is sustainably made from the skin of fish that would otherwise be discarded in the fillet process. Currently, the natural biodiversity of the world’s oceans are threatened in part by overfishing as a result of the increasing demand for marine foods. For an environmentally conscious approach, we source our marine collagen from a variety of fish species such as cod, haddock and tilapia to avoid placing too much demand on one species.
Brightly Labs is committed to responsible fishing practices and we work diligently to stay informed on evolving sustainability practices. To ensure well-managed, natural and renewable resources, our marine collagen originates from both wild- caught and farmed fish suppliers who are all approved according to European RegulationUnlike traditionally farmed fish, our suppliers are certified, or are in the process of certification, with leading internationally-recognised agencies including Global G.A.P, The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). These agencies have established responsible aquaculture standards for sustainable development, minimising the key environmental and social impacts of the fish industry.
To deliver the highest quality marine collagen, every batch undergoes quality control checks that guarantee the freshness of raw materials. Additionally, our collagen is routinely tested to confirm that it is free from pollutants, microbes, bacteria and heavy metals like mercury.
Brightly Labs Marine Collagen is a natural marine collagen protein, with no serious side effects. However, it is not recommended during pregnancy as it may cause hypersensitivity reactions, usually in the form of a rash.
The good news is that you will be able to start taking Brightly Labs Marine Collagen again once your baby is born, and whilst breastfeeding. The hormonal changes that occur during and post-pregnancy can be dramatic and result in unwanted changes in the quality of hair, skin and nails. Brightly Labs hydrolysed marine collagen peptides can help rejuvenate your skin after childbirth and improve the condition of hair and nails.
Whilst rare, there are four possible side effects of taking marine collagen:
Gastrointestinal upset. This occurs when 10 grams or more is being consumed daily. The highest recommended dosage of Brightly Labs Marine Collagen is 9 grams.
A lingering aftertaste or smell for approximately 30 minutes after consumption. If you have a sensitive palate and experience this, we would recommend stirring Brightly Labs into a juice, shake or smoothie, and avoiding it in plain water.
Hypersensitivity reactions can result as a side effect of taking marine collagen supplements. Hypersensitivity reactions happen as an abnormal response of the immune system against allergens, such as food, drugs and supplements. Collagen supplements that come from ocean fish or other marine sources may cause an allergic reaction, usually in the form of a skin rash. Please note that this is not serious, unless you have an allergy to fish*, and usually subsides once you stop consuming the supplement.
*Marine Collagen is not recommended for people who have allergies to fish.
Double Wall Glass
Double wall borosilicate glasses are a type of glassware made with two layers of borosilicate glass. The two walls create an insulated layer of air that helps keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.
Double wall borosilicate glasses offer several benefits, such as keeping your drinks hot or cold for longer periods, preventing condensation on the exterior of the glass, and protecting your furniture from burn marks or water rings. They are also lightweight, durable, and can be used for a variety of hot and cold beverages.
The double wall construction of borosilicate glasses works by trapping air between the two layers, providing insulation that keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. This insulation also prevents the exterior of the glass from becoming too hot or too cold, making it comfortable to hold.
Yes, double wall borosilicate glasses are safe for hot beverages. The insulating properties of the double wall design help prevent heat from transferring to the exterior of the glass, making it safe to hold even when filled with hot liquid.
No, double wall borosilicate glasses are made from durable borosilicate glass, which is resistant to breakage and thermal shock. They are designed to withstand high temperatures and are less likely to break than regular glassware.
Double wall borosilicate glasses are easy to clean and can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. However, it is recommended to avoid using abrasive sponges or harsh detergents that may scratch or damage the glass.
Yes, you can put your double wall borosilicate glasses in the dishwasher, yet it is not recommended to put them in the microwave.
The Brightly Labs® Glasses have a capacity of 450 ml each.
No, the Brightly Labs® Glasses are not stackable.
The Brightly Labs Glasses come in a set of two.
Double wall glasses are condensation-free as their insulating design prevents sweating on the outer surface. This feature also ensures that the glass remains comfortable to hold without any risk of burning your hands.
The Brightly Labs Frother is an electric drink whisk mixer that creates rich, creamy froth in seconds. It gives a professional finishing touch to your latte, cappuccino, macchiato or hot chocolate, making it a great addition to any coffee lover's kitchen.
Having your own electric drink whisk mixer allows you to make delicious foamy creamer for your drinks at home without a trip to the next Coffee place nearby. It works better than a manual matcha whisk for making matcha tea and works far better than a fork or whisk for coffee. Additionally, it helps you mix nutritious protein powder drinks with no extra container, blender, or bottle shaker to wash.
Yes, the small and efficient frother works on all types of milk, including half and half, creamer, soy, almond, cashew, hazelnut, whole milk, and other dairy such as butter or cream.
Yes, the frother is easy to clean and store. The durable, convenient metal stand gives easy access for foamy goodness in seconds, and the cleanup process is fast and easy. To clean, just put the whisk in hot running water and briefly turn it on – instantly clean! When stored on the counter or table, it sits nicely next to other coffee accessories.
The powerful and durable hand-held milk frother is powered by two AA batteries (not included) with a compact electric design that easily fits in a drawer.
A Brightly Labs® frother can be used to create foam for various coffee drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, cold brews, and cold foams. It can also be used to make combination drinks like tea-lattes and even homemade coffee creamer.
A double whisk milk frother has two frothing whisks instead of one, which can create more froth and a smoother texture. It can also froth milk faster and with less effort.
It typically takes 30-60 seconds to froth milk with a handheld frother, depending on the amount and type of milk being frothed, as well as the desired frothiness. It usually takes between 15 and 30 seconds to froth milk with our Brightly Labs® double whisk milk frother, depending on the amount of milk and the desired frothiness.
You can use any type of milk, including whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. However, some types of milk froth better than others, and you may need to experiment to find the best one for your taste.
Yes, you can froth milk for both hot and cold drinks with a double whisk milk frother. For cold drinks, you can froth milk directly in the glass or container, while for hot drinks, you may need to heat the milk first before frothing.
You should rinse the frothing whisk under running water after each use and wipe it dry with a clean cloth. You can also detach the whisk and clean it separately. Some models are dishwasher-safe, but you should check the instructions before putting them in the dishwasher.
This bright green powder is a traditional Chinese and Japanese tea, used in formal ceremonies as well as everyday enjoyment. Matcha is loaded with nutrients and boasts a distinct, delicious flavor. In its whole leaf form, it's called "tencha," while the finely ground powder is prized for its premium quality and vibrant color.
If you're wondering what sets matcha apart from other green teas, the answer lies in the cultivation and processing methods. Unlike loose-leaf green teas, matcha is finely ground into a powder, which gives it a unique texture and flavor. While unpowdered matcha is called tencha or gyokuro, they share many similarities in cultivation and production techniques. In other words, tencha and gyokuro are like the unpowdered versions of matcha.
Matcha is a highly nutritious tea, abundant in antioxidants, catechins, polyphenols, and chlorophyll. The smooth and sweet taste of premium matcha is due to its high amino acid content. As a shaded green tea, matcha also contains high levels of L-theanine and caffeine, which work together to energize and improve mood. Studies indicate that matcha tea can help with digestion and weight loss, boost energy levels, reduce stress, and prevent cancer growth. Additionally, it may help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, among other health benefits.
Brightly Labs offers Ceremonial Grade AAA Matcha, a high-quality Matcha suitable for drinking and cooking purposes. Our Matcha is grown and processed in China, in regions with micro-climates that are highly conducive to Matcha cultivation. We ensure that our Matcha is of premium quality, with a rich and distinct flavor, perfect for those looking for an authentic Matcha experience.
Matcha is produced by cultivating Camellia sinensis plants in large fields, which are then shaded to decrease sunlight exposure. This slows down plant growth and alters the chemical properties of the leaves, giving them a distinct flavor and dark green color. After harvesting, the leaves are washed, dried, and stripped of stems and veins. The remaining leaves are then stone-ground into a fine, vivid green powder, resulting in a wonderful flavorful matcha tea.
When it comes to matcha green teas, not all are created equal. The production process of matcha is intricate, which leads to a high degree of variability in the product. Matcha can be classified into three grades: Ceremonial, Culinary, and Industrial. Ceremonial grade (which all our Brightly Labs teas are made of) is of the highest quality and is intended for tea consumption, while culinary grade is best used for cooking and baking. Industrial grade matcha is astringent and not suitable for tea brewing, but is commonly used in supplements and beauty products.
The quality of matcha can be determined by its color, aroma, and taste. Premium matcha is characterized by its vibrant emerald green color, grassy aroma, and smooth, sweet, and savory flavor. Lower quality matcha is often yellowish in color and bitter in taste.
Consider adding Brightly Labs® Resistance Bands to your workout routine for a more effective and comfortable experience. These bands have a wide design to prevent slipping during exercises, and are made from high-quality materials that are soft against the skin. They can be used for various exercises, making them perfect for both home and gym use, and are lightweight and easy to carry around. Make your workout routine more versatile and effective with Brightly Labs Resistance Bands.
Resistance bands, also known as booty bands, are elastic bands made of rubber or fabric that are used to increase resistance during exercises. They are typically used for strength training, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Resistance bands (booty bands) offer several benefits, including:
Convenience: They are lightweight, portable, and easy to use anywhere, making them ideal for home workouts, travel, and outdoor exercise.
Versatility: Resistance bands can be used to target different muscle groups and provide varying levels of resistance, making them suitable for beginners and advanced users.
Cost-effective: They are an affordable and cost-effective alternative to traditional gym equipment.
Joint-friendly: Resistance bands provide a low-impact workout that is gentle on joints and ideal for people with injuries or mobility issues.
Increased strength and muscle tone: Regular use of resistance bands can help increase muscle strength and tone, improve posture, and enhance overall fitness.
Resistance bands (booty bands) can be used for a wide variety of exercises, including:
When buying resistance bands (booty bands), look for bands that are:
Made of high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting
Available in different levels of resistance to accommodate different fitness levels
Comfortable to use and won't roll or slip during exercises
Easy to clean and maintain
Come with a manufacturer's warranty or satisfaction guarantee
To use resistance bands (booty bands), simply loop the band around the body part you want to exercise and apply tension by stretching the band. You can then perform exercises using the band to provide resistance and challenge your muscles. Make sure to follow proper form and technique to avoid injury and get the most out of your workout.
Simply slip this silky, pillowy, soothing eye mask over your head before bed every night to create an environment of calming sleep-boosting darkness.
Sleep Deeper: Drift into a deeper sleep with the soothing comfort of our antimicrobial silver-infused eye mask.
Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Say goodbye to harsh cotton and hello to silk’s replenishing moisturizing properties that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Defend Against Breakouts: Silver’s anti-microbial properties help you defend against breakouts around your eyes and forehead.
Simply slip this silky, soft scrunchie over your hair for a gentle hold that leaves no dents, frizz, or breakage.
Prevents Breakage: Protect your hair from split ends and dry breakage with silk’s moisturizing and protective qualities.
Reduces Frizz: Thanks to the sleek elements of silk’s natural fibers, you can ensure that frizz is reduced with every wear.
Promotes moisture: Make sure your hair stays moisturized and healthy with silk’s protein-based conditioning, frictionless properties.
Simply slip this silky, soft pillowcase over your pillow for a restful, rejuvenating, and replenishing sleep, night after night.
Prevents Breakage: Protect your hair from split ends and dry breakage with silk’s moisturizing and protective qualities.
Reduces Wrinkles: Thanks to the sleek elements of silk’s natural fibers, you can avoid wrinkles and fine lines.
Promotes Moisture: Make sure your hair and skin stay moisturized and healthy with silk’s protein-based conditioning, frictionless properties.
We recommend washing your silk products every 10-14 days.
Always hand wash silk in cool water - this will preserve the life of the garment and the saturation of its colour.
We recommend using a mild detergent. Gently rinsing your silk. No twisting or wringing.
Silk items can be laundered in mild detergent solution with gentle agitation.
Do not bleach.
We recommend a gentle 'hand wash' cycle and set the temperature to cold. The cooler the water the longer the silk will last and the better it will feel coming out of the machine.
Place silk items in a mesh laundry bag. And wash on delicate, gentle cycle.
Use a drying rack to air-dry. Do not tumble dry.
Steam or Iron on low heat.
Iron on the reverse side of your garment. If you need to iron directly on the front, place a cotton cloth over the area to protect the silk.
The Brightly Labs® Ginseng Ginger Energy Booster is a liquid dietary supplement that contains a blend of panax ginseng, Siberian ginseng, and ginger root extract. It is designed to provide an energy boost and support the body's natural defenses and immune system.
The Brightly Labs® Ginseng Ginger Energy Booster contains ingredients that may contribute to physical and mental well-being, increased energy, and digestive support. Panax ginseng may support the immune system and contribute to the body's natural defenses, while Siberian ginseng may improve physical and mental well-being and increase energy. Ginger root extract may provide digestive support and help relieve indigestion, bloating, and other digestive discomforts.
The Brightly Labs® Ginseng Ginger Energy Booster comes in liquid form and is recommended to be taken by adding one full dropper to a glass of water or juice, 1-3 times a day, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
The Brightly Labs® Ginseng Ginger Energy Booster may provide an energy boost and may contribute to physical and mental well-being. It may also support the immune system, contribute to the body's natural defenses, and provide digestive support.
The Brightly Labs® Ginseng Ginger Energy Booster is made with natural ingredients and is generally safe to use. However, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before use, especially if pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medications.
The Brightly Labs® Immune System Super Booster is a liquid supplement made from hand-picked ingredients designed to support the immune system, reduce tiredness and fatigue, transport oxygen in the body, and protect cells from oxidative stress.
The Brightly Labs® Immune System Super Booster contains vitamin D and zinc. Vitamin D may help improve mood and promote calcium absorption in the gut, which can lead to normal bone mineralization. Zinc may help reduce inflammation, boost immune health, and improve acne.
The Brightly Labs® Immune System Super Booster is a liquid supplement that can be taken orally. Simply measure out the recommended dose using the included dropper and mix it into your favorite beverage or take it directly.
Yes, the Brightly Labs® Immune System Super Booster is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is free from animal products and byproducts.
If you have a medical condition or take medication, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before taking the Brightly Labs® Immune System Super Booster or any other supplements.
The Brightly Labs® Immune System Super Booster is made from high-quality ingredients and is manufactured in a facility that follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). However, as with any supplement, it is important to follow the recommended dosage and talk to your healthcare provider before use.
Brightly Labs® Ultra+ Ginger Immune Booster is a liquid supplement containing hand-picked ingredients which may support the immune system, metabolism, eye health, nervous system, muscle function, hair, nails, cell division, and may support reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It is a five-in-one shot that includes multivitamin, multimineral, eye health, energy and vitality booster, and amino acid complex.
Brightly Labs® Ultra+ Ginger Immune Booster contains a combination of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that support various aspects of health, including immune system function, metabolism, eye health, nervous system function, muscle function, hair and nail health, heart health, and cell division. It also includes ginseng for an energy and vitality boost.
Shake the bottle well before use. Take one measurement cub of Brightly Labs® Ultra+ Ginger Immune Booster per day, preferably in the morning.
Brightly Labs® Ultra+ Ginger Immune Booster contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, including vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, chromium, iodine, and molybdenum. It also contains a complex of amino acids, as well as ginger extract and ginseng extract.
Yes, Brightly Labs® Ultra+ Ginger Immune Booster is suitable for vegans.
Yes, Brightly Labs® Ultra+ Ginger Immune Booster is gluten-free.
Wellness gummies are a type of dietary supplement that come in the form of tasty gummies. They are made with natural ingredients and are formulated to support overall health and wellbeing.
Wellness gummies offer a variety of potential benefits, depending on the specific product and its ingredients. Some of the most common benefits of wellness gummies include improved sleep, reduced anxiety, enhanced immune function, and support for joint health.
Most wellness gummies are generally considered safe for most people to use. However, it's important to read the label carefully and follow the recommended dosage instructions. If you have any concerns or medical conditions, it's always best to consult with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplements.
The recommended dosage of wellness gummies can vary depending on the specific product and its ingredients. It's important to read the label carefully and follow the instructions provided. If you're unsure about how many wellness gummies to take, consult with your doctor or a qualified healthcare professional.
In most cases, wellness gummies are safe to take alongside other medications. However, it's always best to consult with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplements, especially if you're taking prescription medications.
The time it takes for wellness gummies to take effect can vary depending on the specific product and its ingredients. In some cases, you may notice benefits within a few minutes to an hour. In other cases, it may take a few days or even weeks to see results.
Wellness gummies should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It's important to follow the storage instructions provided on the label to ensure that the gummies remain fresh and effective.
Yoga mats play an essential role in yoga practice as they provide a non-slip surface for practitioners to maintain their grip during poses. Additionally, yoga mats act as an insulator between the human body and the ground, preventing any loss of heat, charge, or energy from the body to the ground. This thermo-insulation is crucial for maintaining body temperature during yoga practice. Therefore, using a yoga mat ensures a safe and comfortable yoga practice.
To prevent curling, try rolling up your mat with the top surface facing outwards. This helps to keep the corners flat during your yoga practice.
A good quality yoga mat can last between six months to a year before needing replacement. However, fabric mats may last longer, even for several years. The lifespan of a yoga mat is largely dependent on frequency of use and wear and tear.
To clean a yoga mat, mix warm water with a few drops of dish soap in a bowl. Be cautious not to add too much soap. Dip a rag into the soapy water, then clean the mat from top to bottom, focusing on dirty spots using a circular motion. Finally, wipe the mat clean with a towel.
Our yoga mats are made of natural rubber, which can have a characteristic smell. However, we have significantly reduced the natural rubber smell during the mat-making process. We suggest airing out the mat for a few weeks to reduce any residual scent.
The rubber used in yoga mats comes from natural rubber sap extracted from the bark of farm-grown trees. These trees are minimally incised to ensure their longevity, and the sap is then used to create open-cell foam yoga mats.
To ensure optimal performance, avoid leaving the mat exposed to direct sunlight. If the mat is wet, allow it to dry completely before rolling it up. When not in use, keep the mat rolled and stored in a bag or cover, as prolonged air and sun exposure can potentially damage the rubber material.
If you are in a yoga practice that makes you sweat, you want a yoga mat that is sticky enough that you don't slip on the it.
A quality yoga mat is paramount to set you up for success in your yoga practice. Not only will it help you maintain balance and have the correct posture in a pose, it will keep your joints and muscles safe so that you can maintain your practice for years and years to come.
Blue is very comforting, which is why it is a fabulous choice for a yoga mat. All shades of blue promote serenity and peace, as the color blue is very cooling and soothing for most people.
Look for mats with textured surfaces to maintain better grip when the poses get more strenuous. Thicker mats provide extra cushioning and are best for more therapeutic practices. If you enjoy restorative yoga, a style with fewer poses that you hold longer, for example, you may prefer a softer, more cushioned mat.
To clean a PU yoga mat it's best to use a soft, natural soap diluted with plenty of water. Rub the mat with a damp cloth or soft sponge and the soap solution. Do not use Manduka Mat Wash, as these contain oils, or aggressive cleaning agents. Let the mat dry in the air after cleaning.
Polyurethane (PU) is a much greener alternative to PVC, both in production and after-care. It does not require the same highly toxic chemical plasticizer and is degradable over time.
A 4-5 mm mat will be the ideal choice for many as it will ensure you keep grounded and balanced whilst having your joints protected.
A good general rule of thumb is that you should clean your yoga mat after every other practice (or every practice if it gets super sweaty). You can clean your yoga mat the same way you wash your hands—with water and dish soap.
A good mat should last six months to a year before it's time to replace it. Some fabric mats can last longer, years in fact, but they can begin to see wear as well. The more you use your yoga mat, the faster it will need replacement.
After hours and hours of performing all kind of yoga poses on your mat, you'll need to replace your yoga mat. People usually replace their yoga mats every six to twelve months, depending on the intensity of their sessions. Performing yoga on a worn yoga mat can negatively impact your body and lead to serious injuries.