Antioxidants Combined with Fatty Acids for Beautiful Skin
Antioxidants are nutrients that help to prevent or slow down oxidative damage throughout the body. Basically, when cells use oxygen, they naturally generate free radicals (by-products) which can cause cellular damage. Free radicals are single cells, but they should be a pair. Antioxidants latch on to a free radical, effectively making it a pair and helping prevent further damage to healthy cells and may even help repair damage already done.
It is believed that vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, C & E and Selenium, possess antioxidant capabilities which is why they are important in the body. Preventing or at least slowing down the rate of damage caused by free radicals, helps improve overall health.
Oxidative stress can lead to premature ageing, illness and disease. Premature ageing of cells not only means wrinkles, it also includes joint health, heart health, brain health even eye health – any part of the body can be affected by oxidative stress. Therefore helping to prevent such conditions by improving the intake of antioxidants may help decrease the likelihood of such ailments occurring.
Vitamin C exists in the skins epidermis and dermis. Its antioxidant properties, and its role in collagen production help keep skin healthy. Taking vitamin C supplements can improve the effectiveness of sunscreens you apply for protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays by helping to decrease cell damage. Vitamin C can also help prevent premature ageing due to the role it plays in the body’s natural collagen synthesis - helping to heal damaged skin and, in some cases, reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Sufficient vitamin C intake may also help repair and prevent dry skin.
Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage. It helps minimise the damage caused by UV rays which can help prevent dark spots and wrinkles. The body usually produces vitamin E through sebum (an oily substance released though the skin’s pores). If the balance is right, the sebum helps keep the skin conditioned and prevents dryness. Therefore to keep dry skin at bay, Vitamin E is necessary.
Collectively, this powerhouse formula found in Nutrapure Selenium with Vitamins A, C & E may work to help keep your skin soft, supple, conditioned and youthful.
Features and Benefits – Why Take Nutrapure Selenium with Vitamins A, C & E
- High-strength antioxidant formulation
- Vitamin A, C, E and Selenium help protect cells from oxidative stress.
- Vitamin C & E help promote skin health & youthfulness
- Omega 6 helps improve the efficacy of antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E
Is Nutrapure Selenium with Vitamins A, C & E Right for Me?
Vitamins A, C & E and Selenium have been shown to possess antioxidant capabilities. Overall health as well as healthy skin starts with diet. It is important it is balanced and nutritious to feed the body correctly. Antioxidants can be consumed through a healthy balanced diet, but if your diet is lacking nutrients, then it is likely you are also lacking antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent or slow down the rate of free radical cell damage that can lead to illness and disease so a supplement like Nutrapure Selenium with Vitamins A, C & E would be beneficial. Free radical cell damage also causes premature skin ageing which is another reason you may want to incorporate antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E into your diet, to help keep skin looking youthful.
Selenium with Vitamins A, C & E in the Press
Health Article: Daily Mail: Can supplements REALLY make us more beautiful? Collagen pills are 'useless' but vitamin C does protect the skin, experts say
Vitamin C helps to protect the skin and can be harmful against damaging UV rays. This is a powerful antioxidant which is known to help protect the skin and may be involved in promoting new collagen production.
But there is some debate how much of the active ingredient in a pill makes it to the skin at all. Dr Thomas Ha, a consultant dermatologist based in Cambridge, said: 'Vitamin C can be very unstable and break down easily, for example in the presence of ultraviolet light. 'It needs a stabiliser, like vitamin E, which is why you often see these two vitamins together. 'It has been shown taking vitamin C at 500-1000mg can protect against harmful UV rays which does most of the damage in skin.'
Health Article: Daily Mail: How Many Disease Can Selenium Beat?
So, what is known about selenium's effects in the body, and how can it be used to enhance disease prevention? Selenium is what is known as a 'trace mineral' - a nutrient which is only required in very small amounts by the body. Despite the fact that we don't need much of it, the importance of selenium intake is no more starkly demonstrated than in the case of cancer.
At the heart of the cancer-causing process are destructive molecules called 'free radicals' – by-products of the reactions which generate energy in the body. By damaging sensors on the surface of the cell or the DNA within it, they can trigger the development of cancerous cells. Another effect free radicals have is to suppress the body's immune system.
Fortunately for us, free radicals are controlled in the body by antioxidants. Selenium is known to have potent antioxidant activity, which in theory should give it cancer protective effects. However, selenium has another trick up its sleeve: it stimulates the immune system, and so appears to help the body kill off very early tumours.
Health Article: Daily Mail: Eat you way to Healthy Skin
How to maintain elasticity
The suppleness of your skin is down to two components: collagen and elastin. Collagen forms the skin's structure. Elastin is made up of fibrous bands that can lose their elasticity or their natural spring with age or damage.
Loss of elasticity occurs through the ageing process and oxidation. This is the damage caused to the structure of the skin by chemical and environmental factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke, fried food and the effects of the sun when they react with a form of oxygen in the blood. This is why smokers tend to have more saggy skin than non-smokers.
Carbon monoxide contained in cigarettes is known to cut off peripheral circulation - the small blood capillaries that feed the skin. Smoking also stops the body's absorption of vitamin C - an antioxidant which is also an essential ingredient for the growth of new collagen.
The good news is your body can fight the oxidation process with antioxidants. Antioxidants are contained in Vitamin A. Betacarotene - which is the precursor of vitamin A is a good anti-ageing food because it blocks oxidants called free radicals - highly-reactive molecules that may lead to premature ageing and disease.
Patrick Holford believes that by upping your intake of antioxidants, you could slow down the ageing process by one third - or by twenty years.
How to avoid dry skin
If you suffer from itchy, flaky or inflamed skin, the chances are you are eating too few essential fatty acids. Healthy skin should be composed of around 15 per cent essential fatty acids. Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids form part of the linoleic acid family. Linoleic acid is converted by the body into prostaglandins - the hormones which keep the blood thin, maintain water balance in the skin and decrease inflammation.
The Nutrapure Difference - What Makes Nutrapure Selenium with Vitamins A, C & E better than other Antioxidant Supplements?
- Made from pure ingredients.
- Powerful antioxidants with additional Omega 6 Fatty Acids for optimal skin health
- Higher strength than other leading high street outlets.
- Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin
- Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
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