Throw out the skin creams, hair conditioners and hardening nail polish!
Let’s learn how to do beauty from the inside out!
Although internal health is so crucial, the majority of society today seems to be much more concerned with the external appearance!
However, what if I told you your external appearance is directly related to the health of your internal environment. There are key nutrients that are vital for your physical appearance – long, glossy hair; supple skin; full eyebrows; long, strong nails! Let’s find out…
1. Beauty demands protein
Protein is the second most abundant nutrient in the body, and when we are deficient our body will conserve it for the most vital functions. However, this will always draw nutrients away from our hair, skin and nails.
The reason we need protein is because the amino acids that we consume from dietary protein are vital from the support and production of keratin, elastin, collagen, and other cellular structures that make our physical structures strong and resilient. Think, as stated above, glossy, thick hair; strong nails; supple, wrinkle-free skin; strong joints and bones, etc…
The amino acids you consume are vital for these processes! And no external products, like creams or lotions can do this! It is what you eat that acts as the building blocks.
2. Why you need Collagen support
Collagen is a crucial element to our external and internal body. It is responsible for the complex structures that create strong skin, bone, joints, tendons, gut (preventing leaky gut), etc…
It is formed out of very specific amino acids. So, although we want good dietary protein sources, collagen is a bit different because it is made of unique amino acids from select few sources.
Comprised mostly of glycine, hydroxyproline, proline and alanine, these amino acids are mostly found in collagen or bones – or related supplements. Your body does make them, however this process slows with age. Supplementing with Hydrolyzed Collagen can be a great support to your body.
Multiple studies show the benefits of hydrolyzed collagen for hair, skin, nails, bones, joints, muscle and tendon strength, gut health, etc…
3. Why Fruit and Vegies matter!
Along with protein and collagen needs, our body relies absolutely on the thousands of nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C, A, E and D are just a few that are needed for the healthy structure of our body.
Minerals such as zinc, magnesium, selenium and iron are also vital, and deficiencies in these will be very apparent.
When you consume these nutrients from a whole food, they act in incredible, synergistic ways, which allow you optimal absorption and function.
4. The Power of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are anti-aging, rescuing molecules that save our body from excessive damage.
Every day we are experiencing what is called oxidative stress. This occurs just from breathing alone, as well as hundreds of other causes. It is just part of living.
We have incredible in-built antioxidant systems, which work in every cell to prevent damage from oxygen radicals. However, consuming antioxidants and key nutrients that support our internal antioxidant systems will prevent a huge variety or disease and damage.
Antioxidants allow our skin to remain younger looking. They work to prevent damage from the sun, foods with eat, chemicals we’re exposed to, protect or DNA, etc…
Eating a large variety of fruit and vegetables, or superfood, wholefood supplements will boost your antioxidant capacity. – One of the greatest things you can invest in for disease prevention, and the BEAUTY of your external body. Remember, it all starts from the inside out!
5. Omega-3 EPA/DHA
Essential fats, again, are relied upon for healthy structure of our skin, brain, nervous system, and a steady inflammatory response.
There are some fats that are essential to our health, but out diet is generally out of balance. In Western cultures today, there is a higher prevalence for refined, processed vegetable oils. These are promoted as healthy, however that take away from the essential fats that we needs, and we end up with huge ratios of these refined oils.
Omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA are found in ocean algae, and fish that eat the ocean algae.
While the above information may come across as a lot of work to cater to or just generally a little to "science-y", the fact is the science doesn't lie. Plan and simple. And the true reason why more people don't talk about it is because the health and beauty industry takes the easier road of marketing what you want (quick fix, convenience), not what you and your body needs (expert advice and support).
At Payless Supplements, we are definitely not taking the high road on supplementation. Our entire business model is predicated on people wanting to reach their personal development goals faster BUT we are also about educating people along the way so they can make meaningful changes, in the process.
So if you're looking for both education and supplementation, consider the 5 tips above as a first step in helping you to reach your health goals, the SMART way. And if you like this post, please share it with your friends and family!