Prevent colds and aging naturally this holiday season.

LG coldI’m tired of winter colds and dry, aging skin, aren’t you? This winter as we head to our holiday parties, let’s avoid cold and flu season and keep our largest organ, our skin, healthy and youthful using natural products from the inside and out.

Nutraceuticals are being talked about all over the aesthetic industry as a means to help slow the aging process and keep us healthy through what we eat and put into our bodies.

Research shows that nutraceuticals are essential for better health and improved beauty. They help with DNA repair and support many functions, such as prevent free radical damage, promote production of collagen, help boost your immune system and promote the natural detoxification process. Many antioxidants can be found in fruits such as blueberries, pomegranate, wolf berry and mangosteen. They are rich in anthicyanins, vitamins and minerals which help your skin glow, as well as, stimulate your own production of collagen and elastin.

Whether you juice at home or take a supplemental nutraceutical, make sure you are getting your essential vitamins and minerals as we head into the holiday months to promote wellness from the inside out. Nutraceuticals can be added to holiday cocktails or treats to make sure we are staying our best.Topical nutraceuticals have been shown to improve skin tone, texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, provide hydration, repair damaged skin and build collagen naturally.

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Some of the powerhouse vitamins and minerals found in nutraceuticals include:

  • B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) – Maintains healthy eyes and skin.
  • VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN) – Maintains proper digestive function. Helps hormone production.
  • VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) – Supports normal growth and development. Supports the body’s stress coping mechanism. Supports proper wound healing.
  • VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE) – Encourages a healthy immune system. Maintains healthy muscle function.
  • VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID) – Prevents free radical damage. Vital for a healthy immune system. Essential to the production of collagen (necessary for tissue repair). Promotes healthy gums, skin, and vision.
  • VITAMIN B9 (FOLIC ACID) – Helps in the production of genetic material (DNA and RNA). Encourages a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Supports the immune system. Maintains healthy gums, red blood cells, and skin.
  • D-BIOTIN – Promotes energy metabolism. Maintains healthy hair, skin, and nails. Helps convert proteins, carbohydrates, and fats into energy.
  • TAURINE – Promotes a healthy heart. Supports proper vision. Promotes the body’s natural detoxification process. Encourages the body’s response to fatigue and lactic acid. Decreases lactic acid to reduce fatigue.
  • L-THEANINE – Promotes relaxation response to decrease stress. Serves as a powerful antioxidant. Maintains healthy immune function. Supports proper blood flow.
  • INOSITOL – Essential for DNA production. Helps natural metabolization of fat.

Studies on Blueberries

blueberriesResearchers have found that blueberries contain many health-promoting properties including high levels of antioxidants. A study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture determined that blueberries have the highest total antioxidant capacity per serving when compared to 24 varieties of fresh fruits, 23 vegetables, 16 herbs and spices, 10 different nuts, and 4 dried fruits.

Due to the harsh growing conditions of Alaska, Wild Alaskan Blueberries have even higher nutritional values than common blueberries. In fact, studies have shown that Wild Alaskan Blueberries have at least ten times higher antioxidant levels than the common blueberry.

“When it comes to brain protection, there is nothing quite
 like blueberries. Call the blueberry the brain berry.”
-Dr. James Joseph, Ph.D., Lead Scientist in the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the USDA Nutrition Research Center On Aging at Tufts University.
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