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Nutritional Supplements for Whole Body Health
You may take a nutritional supplement for your health, but did you know it can enhance your beauty as well? How can that be? It is really quite simple. The things you consume affect not only your internal organs, but your external ones as well. Your skin, hair and nails are direct reflections of the food, beverages and dietary supplements you take in. So, if you are getting the right blend of vitamins and minerals, you will not only feel better, you will look better, too!
So, what should you look for in a nutrition supplement? It largely depends on your age and what things your diet already provides. First, you want to make sure you are eating good healthy, whole foods; they are the critical foundation of your health and should never be replaced by supplements. However, one advantage of supplements is they can offer benefits in quantities that can be hard to recreate in foods. Also, if you know your diet is missing essential nutrients, you can use supplements to fill in the gaps. For most people, the first thing to look for in a supplement is whether it is a general multivitamin; these products are designed to provide vitamins and minerals in recommended amounts for most people.
Most of the best nutritional supplements provide antioxidants. You’ve probably heard of antioxidants, but what do they really do? Simply put, they combat the process of oxidation in your cells – in other words, they fight aging by protecting your cells from damage. You can see why this would be a benefit not only for your health, but for your skin! Antioxidants come from many natural sources, including berries, pomegranate and grape seed oil.
If you are trying to keep your skin young looking, also look for ingredients that boost collagen production like glucosamine, amino acid compounds and vitamin A. Collagen keeps your skin supple and healthy.
Of course, you can also help keep your skin healthy by applying topical supplements. Many creams and lotions are now enriched with antioxidants to protect your skin from the outside in. Sunscreen will also protect your skin from damage that can make it look less than its best.
With any dietary supplements, make sure to read labels and follow the recommended dosage. Thoughtful use of supplements can give you more than good nutrition – they can give you the healthy feeling and look you crave!