Exercising regularly, following a healthy diet, hydrating, regular sleep/wake schedule, and limiting sun exposure are some of the popular Rejuvenating solutions. How about supplements- can they help?
Yes, they can. The specific, targeted nutrients are what do the trick. Here are some of our favorites.
This is a flavonoid found in a variety of fruits such as grapes, apples, mangoes, persimmons, strawberries, and kiwis. Vegetables like onions, cucumbers, and tomatoes also contain this nutrient.
Why is it so good? Fisetin protects your cells from stress-related damage so they can run at full power. It regulates inflammatory pathways and deactivates several major inflammatory compounds. It also helps you make more glutathione, the most powerful anti-inflammatory substance in your body. It's full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Fisetin promotes good health by decreasing ailments and extending life span due to its anti-invasive, anti-tumorigenic, and anti-angiogenic properties. In other words, it slows aging and protects your brain.
2. Hemp oil
Hemp oil contains linoleic and oleic acids. These compounds visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Consuming hemp oil supplements helps in reducing fungal infections, skin rashes, bacterial infections, etc.
This is the main compound found in the spice Turmeric.
Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin are believed to have many scientifically based health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
Curcumin counteracts issues like eye infections indigestion, respiratory problems, ringworm, skin bruising, bleeding, and other ailments.
Curcumin is potent in slowing down the external and internal effects of aging, just like fisetin. Several ongoing active clinical trials are assessing the highly effective properties of curcumin.
Boswellia contains boswellic acid- an anti-inflammatory agent and painkiller. This acid helps in treating certain kinds of cancer and prevents the loss of cartilage. It comes from the frankincense tree. Boswellia is used in treating inflammation, osteoarthritis, cancer, asthma, and reducing the side-effects of radiation therapy.
5. Pyrroloquinoline quinone
This agent occurs in parsley, green peppers, and kiwi. You can take it in the form of supplements as well. Scientific studies have shown that pyrroloquinoline quinone contributes to renewing mitochondria, thus slowing the speed of cellular aging.
Other studies have also proven that this compound is beneficial to the brain. It improves memory and attention span and supports cognitive performance. The stimulated growth of nerves in the brain helps protect neurons, keeping the brain healthy.
Zinc helps alleviate the appearance of wrinkles and slows down aging. Research shows that zinc is essential in many biochemical pathways. It is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body.
Zinc is found in several systems and biological reactions, and it is needed for immune function, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and much more. It promotes several cell functions, including the body's immune response.
7. Vitamin C
Vegetables and fruits like persimmons, kiwis, cauliflower oranges, strawberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green and red peppers, and spinach all contain this vitamin.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. When used internally, positive results can include increased antioxidant intake, an improved immune system, and extra protection against UV rays.
8. Omega-3/ fish oil
This is a fatty acid found in fish, plants, and nuts. Omega-3 is indispensable to maintaining a healthy brain. When your levels are low, research shows that aging of the brain happens faster.
9. Chlorella powder
This is one of the real superfoods. Chlorella powder is a freshwater algae that contains omega-3 fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Research shows that it removes heavy metals from the body, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, and boosts the immune system.
10. Coenzyme q-10
This nutrient contributes to the prevention and treatment of cancer, improves heart health and blood sugar regulation, and reduces the frequency of migraines. Also, it could reduce the oxidative damage that leads to skin damage, muscle fatigue, and brain, and respiratory diseases.
The Sole Toscana Skincare Team