Selasa, 10 November 2009

Discover Nutrients for Healthy Skin

Research has shown that low levels in the bloodstream are associated with acne. Yet, supplements containing those vitamins are not always beneficial.

Good dietary sources of the vitamins A and E include fruits, vegetables, some whole grains and some kinds of vegetable oil. While some teenagers are health conscious and eat a variety of those foods, many prefer junk food.

Junk food, particular things like potato chips, cupcakes and white bread, contribute to inflammation, which is one of the root causes of acne. Those foods also cause wrinkles, because they contribute to the formation of Advanced Glycation End-products, commonly referred to as AGEs, an apt name, because they contribute to cellular aging throughout the body.

Suppose a person with acne took a supplement containing the vitamins A and E, but did not change their dietary habits. The vitamins A and E do not have anti-inflammatory activity, only antioxidant activity. So, taking the nutrients for healthy skin would not counteract the negative effects of junk food in the diet.

In addition, most of the Vitamin E supplements in the US contain synthetic vitamin E, derived from petrochemicals (petroleum byproducts). It's kind of like taking a plastic vitamin. It might look the same, but on some level, it is not the same.

I mentioned teenagers above only because the age-group has the highest number of acne sufferers. Acne, however, can occur at any age. The causes include an overgrowth of bacteria and, as mentioned above, inflammation.

Hormonal changes are most often blamed and they probably play a role in the condition. But, if tackled from a multi-tiered approach, the effects of those hormones can be minimized.

• The first step is eating foods that contain nutrients for healthy skin, for example: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and good protein sources, such as fish and lean poultry.
• The second is to avoid junk food, which may also be referred to as “simple” carbohydrates or foods with a high glycemic index.
• The third step is to use skincare products that have natural antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity. The ingredients to look for include active manuka honey, coenzyme Q10 and a compound called CYNERGY TK. The products should also include natural vitamin E, but not vitamin A or retinol.

Vitamin A might be one of the nutrients for healthy skin, but creams containing it cause redness, itching and irritation. The body can and does make its own retinol from beta-carotene and other carotenoids, found in carrots and other vegetables. Plant extracts containing beta-carotene may be used in skincare, without problem and could be beneficial.

In conclusion, active manuka honey has natural anti-bacterial activity. Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most potent antioxidants, known. CYNERGY TK provides the protein necessary for the body to create new skin cells and it has anti-inflammatory activity. Some of the better body lotions on the market contain all of those ingredients and other nutrients for healthy skin.

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