Wellness is Beauty. To maintain the health you may need some supplements, the natural and organic way. Of all the food supplements on the market, there are tons of them claiming they can therapeutically cure ailments.
But before buying one think whether you really need them and consider if you would rather go for organic or naturally grown food supplements. Nowadays, when we say supplements we think of capsules, tablets, and genetically enhanced fruits and veggies.
There is a better way to get healthy and improve your natural beauty with the aid of the supplements – go for those organic farm-grown ones.
Learn what organic supplements you need. There may be some other products in the market you can use, but you need to be particular where they came from and how they were made.
An example of a food supplement that helps boost your immune system is plain, organic yogurt. Yogurt contains good bacteria that help your body to clean your intestines. It is made from cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, which is fermented and provides nutrients found in milk, such as calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. There are also oats and barley, which contain gluten, a fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant agents that help to increase the speed of wounds to heal.
A word of caution though, some people are allergic to gluten so avoid these grains if you have any sensitivity.
One easy to find a product is a garlic, which contains allicin and helps in fighting infection and bacteria. A food that helps the production of white blood cells, which boosts the immune system to fight any infection, is mushroom. Also, eating fish, shellfish, crab, and lobsters that have natural zinc and selenium will help in the production of white blood cells.
These natural supplements help the body to be strong and fight bad microorganisms. They are a good source of natural nutrients and minerals.
It is healthy for the body to receive boosting supplements and nowadays, many people are looking into getting good nutrition from these natural supplements.
With our busy lifestyles, it’s not always possible to use ‘whole’ foods as a source of nutrition. So here are some pills and extracts that you can use to help maintain your beauty.
1. Alpha-lipoic Acid (ALA) – for sun-damaged skin. When applied to the skin in the form of cream on a daily basis, ALA has been shown to improve sun-damaged skin.
2. Biotin – for nails. This is one of the B Vitamins (see ‘Vitamin B’ below) and is a great supplement to help prevent breaking nails. According to some research it can increase nail thickness by as much as 25%.
3. CoQ10 – to prevent skin aging. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can be taken orally to aid in the production of energy for cell growth and maintenance, or used topically to minimize skin aging.
4. Evening Primrose & Black Currant Oil – healthy skin, hair and nails.
Evening primrose oil and black currant oil are excellent sources of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a fat that helps promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. Some people also believe that evening primrose oil is an effective sleep aid.
5. Fern Extract – for sun-damaged skin. A study has found that fern extract (from Polypodium fern) can significantly reduce the consequences of sun exposure, including sun poisoning, and help prevent wrinkling and brown spots when taken daily, beginning about a week before you plan to frolic in the sun.
6. Fish Oil – stronger nails. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are known to be beneficial for nail health. The acids are found in a number of foods cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines, flax seeds, and walnuts, or you can take fish or krill oil daily supplements.
7. Flavonoids. Flavonoids are plant pigments that have powerful antioxidant and protective qualities. They are found in many foods such as blueberries, raspberries, black beans, onions and tomatoes and in green tea and dark chocolate. Studies have shown that skin treated with green tea extract was protected from the adverse effects of sunlight.
8. Iron & Vitamin C – hair loss. A combination of Vitamin C and iron can sometimes help reduce hair loss. If you have an iron deficiency it will lower the level of your red blood cells, which can adversely impact the health of hair follicles leading to hair loss.
9. Retinoic Acid. You may have heard of Retin-A, a prescription treatment often used to treat acne. Retinol is often referred to as the gold standard of anti-aging products and there are a number of products on the market that contain retinol. Be a little careful, however. In some people, it has made them more susceptible to sunburn.
Also, if the product contains AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) or BHA be sure that they are encapsulated (read the labels). If not encapsulate the
AHA and BHA will react adversely to the retinol and can actually cause skin damage.
10. Vitamin B. It’s important to know that B vitamins cannot be stored in the body and must be consumed daily. Red, scaly, itchy skin or pigmentation in your skin can be signs of a lack of this vitamin. B vitamins can be found in fish and shellfish, liver, beef, lamb, cheese & eggs among other foods. If you’re not getting enough of these foods then consider taking a quality B complex supplement every day.
11. Vitamins C, E, and Selenium. These antioxidants may actually help reverse skin discoloration and wrinkles that come with aging and can protect against sun damage and cancer.