Seven supplements for beautiful skin from within

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There are so many essential nutrients that influence the look, feel and health of our skin.

Here are some of the supplements that can help your skin glow from the inside out:

  1. Omega 3’s can help reduce inflammation of the skin. This can be taken through fish or krill oil capsules, or through flax, hemp or chia seeds. Also, Sea Buckthorn is a good source of Omega-7, which may increase your collagen levels. This promotes good elasticity of the skin, reduces sagging and improves skin tone.
  2. Vitamin C is critical for collagen synthesis and may aid in reducing UV damage to the skin. Lifestyle choices like smoking or sun overexposure can reduce the vitamin C levels in your skin.
  3. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that aids in the healing properties and tissue rebuilding of the skin. It can help reduce age-related skin problems, like dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
  4. Vitamin E can aid in reducing stretch marks when topically applied. It also shows benefits in wound healing and scar reduction. As a key antioxidant, vitamin E can fight premature aging by protecting cells from free radical damage.
  5. Zinc is well-known for its wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Research shows that oral zinc is an essential micronutrient for skin growth and repair.
  6. Probiotics are a great source of good bacteria for the gut. If you feel your skin problems are a result of your digestive issues, probiotics may be able to provide a balance of the good and bad bacteria in your gut. Symptoms like rosacea, acne and excessive dryness.
  7. Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is known as the “universal antioxidant” because it is both fat and water-soluble. ALA can be taken internally to help shrink pore size and add radiance to the skin. It is also used in topical skin formulations that can reduce redness and blotchiness of the skin. Since ALA has the capacity to regulate the production of nitric oxide, which opens up the blood vessels in the skin, ALA can transform a dull and pasty complexion to a vibrant and glowing one.
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Chronic inflammation: What you can do about it

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Inflammation is the activation of the immune system in response to infection, irritation or injury. Sometimes this response goes out of control and the excessive inflammation has been shown to lead to many prevalent diseases and disorders. Characterized by an influx of white blood cells, redness, heat, swelling, pain and organ dysfunction, inflammation has different names depending on where it is found in the body. Allergy sufferers are familiar with rhinitis (inflammation of the nose), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), and asthma (inflammation of the airways). Those suffering with arthritis are dealing with inflammation of the joints, while dermatitis indicates inflammation of the skin. Also, most cardiovascular ailments are being linked to inflammation.

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

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Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

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Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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Holiday stress? Tame it naturally!

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, they can also be a hectic time filled with chores, deadlines and responsibilities. If you’re one of the many who feel stressed and anxious this time of year, here are some natural remedies to help put the fun back in the holidays.

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N-acetyl Cysteine: The overlooked compound

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For more than three decades, a safe, inexpensive compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. In fact, pharmaceutical companies long ago incorporated it into various patented drugs.

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Why aren’t you taking vitamin D?

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Vitamin D has been in the news quite often lately, and with good reason. Scientists believe that most Americans do not get enough vitamin D, and according to a recent study, this could have a significant impact on our overall health. In fact, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently reported that experts from university hospitals around the world called on international agencies to “reassess, as a matter of high priority,” dietary recommendations for vitamin D.

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Famous neurosurgeon endorses fish oil for overall health

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Dr. Joseph C. Maroon is a board-certified neurosurgeon, sports medicine expert and eight-time ironman triathlete with a vast knowledge of both traditional, as well as alternative health strategies. He is the team physician for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and helped write the protocol for evaluating concussions.

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