Ever heard of food for skin? The link between healthy eating and healthy skin has long ago been established. Certain nutrients are essential to keep the skin’s defense mechanisms alert and in check.
A varied, balanced diet usually provides all required vitamins, minerals, organic acids and others. However sometimes it requires additional boosting, that’s where food supplements come in handy.
Why include food supplements
Dietary supplements, as their nomination reveals, are specifically formulated nutrients whose main goal is to supplement, not replace, a nutritious and balanced diet.
A certain age, season, change of climate, change of diet and many other environmental factors can all influence and activate changes in the skin and in some cases even cause skin issues.
Of course, the first act of response would be to try and eliminate the cause of the issue, the second to supplement the native response systems with missing ingredients.
The best food for skin
Antioxidants, are the first line of defense, scavenge for free radicals which cause minor (degradation of collagen leading to wrinkles and fine lines) and major damage (skin aging, skin cancer).
Vitamins, such as Vitamin A, E and C all have the same effects as antioxidants and can additionally stimulate immune response, help build collagen and prevent premature skin aging.
Probiotics, help restore gut health and nurture the gut-skin balance. Studies have shown than probiotic metabolites include a wide array of compounds such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides. All building blocks of healthy, vibrant, glowing skin.
Omega fatty acids help the skin stay moist, firm, and flexible. They are also great for heart and brain function.