Elevate your beauty regime from the inside out
Eating antioxidant-rich vegetables will help battle free radicals and support your mitochondrial function. Fat from healthy sources like grass-fed butter, olive oil, and Brain Octane Oil help shuttle nutrients into your cells and keep cell membranes working at top speed. Protein and collagen from grass-fed and pastured animals provide the amino acid building blocks that keep your skin plump and your hair and nails strong.
Supporting the health of your insides keeps you looking vibrant on the outside.On the flip side, skimping on nutrients can result in dry skin, redness, puffy eyes, acne, and wrinkles. Eating nutrient-dense food is key, but there are times you may want to supplement.
Why you may need supplements
Food simply isn’t as nutritious as it was hundreds of years ago. Genetically modified plants hold a ton of water, so they balloon in size in low-quality soil instead of producing smaller vegetables that contain crucial nutrients. So even if you’re eating piles of vegetables, pastured eggs, and fats that go straight to your brain and cellular batteries, you still may need supplements to keep your cells happy.
Supplements for better skin, hair, and nails
Collagen is the main component of your connective tissue. You can find it everywhere – in membranes, bones, ligaments, and more. Most importantly, collagen is an integral part of your skin and hair, making skin more elastic and giving hair its strength and shine.As you age, your body has a harder time producing collagen. And stressors like smoking, alcohol, sugar, processed foods, and well … stress, can interrupt collagen production and leave you feeling(and looking) a lot older than you are.
Vitamin C, along with the amino acids from your diet and your collagen supplement, help you make new collagen your body can use. In other words, you need vitamin C to synthesize new collagen.Taking a vitamin C supplement or eating foods high in C like leafy greens, citrus, red pepper, and cruciferous vegetables will also protect your skin from too much UVA and UVB exposure and will help to improve a laundry list of inflammatory skin diseases.
Speaking of antioxidants, your body makes some on its own, including glutathione. Glutathione is a major detoxifier in your body.
Your skin eliminates waste, and unfortunately, sometimes it shows. To avoid acne, rashes, and redness, it’s best to encourage your body to neutralize and eliminate as much as it can before it gets to the skin’s surface. That’s where glutathione comes in.
Researchers measured lower levels of glutathione in acne sufferers than in people without acne. Your glutathione production drops substantially in your twenties, so if you’re over 20 with acne, you might want to encourage glutathione production.
You can encourage your body’s production of glutathione with undenatured, grass-fed whey protein, and by increasing your intake of vitamin C and vitamin E.
Your favorite polyphenol source, coffee, contains many of the benefits you’ll find in resveratrol, plus caffeine. Caffeine reduces inflammation and redness, increases circulation, repairs DNA, and repairs sun damage.
Bonus tip: Combine your used coffee grounds with a little coconut oil to make a topical face and body scrub that tightens and brightens your skin.
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