Does Your Skin Need More Dietary Nutrients?
Posted on October 07 2021,
We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’ - well that’s certainly the case when it comes to the quality of our skin. Being a reflection of what is happening within, our skin will demonstrate when something is out of balance internally.
This is how Advanced Nutrition Programme came to be. What we feed our bodies will also feed our skin, which is why we know that when it comes to tackling most common skin conditions, the most effective way to do so is combining the use of cosmeceutical skincare in conjunction with targeted internal supplements for a complete, inside-out approach.
A healthy, balanced diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals, coupled with quality skin care, really are two of the keys to achieving the best possible health for your skin, and keeping signs of ageing at bay. However, did you know that only a small amount of our diet’s vitamins and nutrients make it to our skin?
During the digestive process, foods are broken down to a fraction of their original size in order to pass through the digestive tract and nutrients to be absorbed. Depending on whether nutrients are water or lipid soluble, they will travel via various routes in order to reach certain vital organs, such as the heart, brain, or liver, where they are stored or redistributed to other regions of the body via blood vessels. Our skin unfortunately is not very high up on the list of vital organs the body prioritises to receive nutrients, and as our epidermis (our skin’s group of outermost layers) does not contain blood vessels to supply the nutrients obtained through our food, it is therefore provided with less nutritional support than the cells beneath.
The list of essential vitamins and minerals the human body requires is extensive, including Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium. Eating a nutritionally complete diet can be difficult for anyone, particularly those experiencing heightened or prolonged periods of stress. Sometimes we all need a little helping hand in order to reach our nutritional targets - which is exactly where supplements can help. While these should never replace a balanced diet, they can certainly assist you in filling a few gaps, and help you to achieve your goals, particularly when supporting skin health.
Advanced Nutrition Programme is designed to support healthy skin and overall wellbeing from the inside out. Our team of experts have utilised bioavailable ingredients with proven abilities to assist specific skin conditions, in order to formulate cutting-edge supplements that work. Whether you’re lacking in vitamin A, antioxidants, or essential fatty acids, we have something for you. Or for those who aren’t quite sure what they need, we’ve created Skin Ultimate: an all-in-one solution offering much more than just radiant skin.
Skin Ultimate has been designed to provide an ultra-convenient, simplified option for those wanting to treat a broader range of skin concerns, or something that ‘does it all’. Perfect for the forgetful or time-poor, we’ve bundled together five of our top-of-the-range skin vitamins into one easy daily pod. No more forgetting which supplements you have or haven’t taken throughout the day, just open up your pod once per day and take them simultaneously for a no-fuss approach. Here are the benefits, made simple:
- Our Skin Antioxidant will protect from destructive free-radicals and environmental aggressors.
- Skin Vit A+ (with added vitamin D) assists cell renewal, skin rejuvenation, and bone, muscle and immune health.
- Skin Omegas+ treat dryness and irritation with omegas 3 and 6, which are crucial for healthy cell membranes and healthy barrier function.
- Skin Asta-boost offers phytonutrients shown to improve overall skin health and function, and protect from inflammation.
- Skin Co-Q10+ provides a powerful antioxidant that has also shown to improve cellular energy production.
If you still aren’t sure, let us help by providing a tailored solution via our Online Skin Consultation. We look forward to joining you on your journey towards healthy, glowing skin!
Words by Mala McAlpin.