Nutrients for Healthy Skin
There are specific nutrients involved in keeping skin healthy,
and sorting out nutritional deficiencies is a good place to start
in any skin condition.
Essential fatty acids found in fish oil play a vital role in
promoting healthy skin. They help to regulate healthy cellular
function, and maintain elasticity and suppleness of the skin.
Essential fatty acids also help to reduce inflammation. A
deficiency of essential fatty acids can be an underlying cause of
skin problems and the modern Western diet is known to be low
in essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Taking
a potent, high quality fish oil can improve your skin health by
improving hydration, elasticity and reducing inflammation. As
a result, skin has improved texture and tone leaving it looking
and feeling healthier.
Zinc is an important mineral for skin health. Zinc repairs damaged
tissues and helps to heal wounds. As a result, if you don’t
have enough zinc, then your ability to repair damaged skin
becomes impaired. Zinc deficiency can also result in your
immune system having poor control over the maintenance of
your skin. You can do a simple, easy
taste test to check your zinc status. You can also check Zinc levels in a blood test.
Vitamin C is another must have nutrient for healthy skin and it is best to take a low acidic form like Calcium Ascorbate. Vitamin C is an essential co-factor for the synthesis of Collagen, Proteoglycans and other components of tissues such as skin, bones and teeth. It is great for wound healing and has had many clinical trials to support this.