Beauty comes from the inside. It’s not just about confidence and feeling beautiful, but about your health too. Everything that is going on inside your body influences your skin and appearance. It is natural for skin to age, but many factors speed up the process.
With the intention to restore a youthful appearance, we often try a number of products and follow different tips and tricks over the course of our lives. Then there is always some beauty trend that promises revolutionary results, but in most cases, these trends are ineffective and even if they show results, they are often short-term.
The components within NutriNZ Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill work to reduce external signs of ageing while internally repairing cell damage.
Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Nutrition plays a big role in skin health, but we do not really consider sources of Omega-3 fatty acids as beauty foods. In fact there are many components within omega-3 which work to support, nourish and heal the skin, both cosmetically and at cell level. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a type of Omega-3 fatty acid, is a structural component of the skin and is responsible for the health of cell membranes. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is beneficial for your skin in a number of ways. What does EPA do? This Omega-3 fatty acid manages sebum production, takes part in hydration of the skin, and prevents acne. Moreover, EPA also prevents hyperkeratinisation of hair follicles which are red bumps that usually form on your upper arms. EPA slows down the aging process, too.
Evidence shows that Omega-3 fatty acids protect your skin from sun damage too. Supplementation with Omega-3s, particularly EPA, reduces the risk of skin cancer. Exposure to sun’s damaging UV rays accelerates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, about 80% of wrinkles on your face are caused by sun exposure.
A study from the Journal of Dermatological Science found that regular supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids improves skin barrier, elasticity, integrity, and function.
It is also important to mention that regular intake of Omega-3 fatty acids proves to be highly beneficial for individuals with psoriasis. Men and women who are diagnosed with psoriasis usually become subconscious about the red patches, but Omega-3 helps manage the condition successfully.
Astaxanthin and Beauty
Besides high Omega-3 fatty acids content, red krill oil is rich in the antioxidant astaxanthin. Antioxidants destroy free radicals and protect skin from oxidative damage. Red krill oil is a great source of an antioxidant called astaxanthin which is beneficial for your skin due to its lipid soluble properties.
A growing body of evidence confirms that supplementation with astaxanthin reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The visibility of age spots also decreased. Also, the antioxidant improves the elasticity of the skin, moisture content, and skin texture. That’s not all; astaxanthin improves skin condition in all layers, not just one.
NutriNZ Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill
This nutritional supplement has tremendous potential to improve your skin health. What makes the supplement beneficial is the content; it contains 100% pure and undiluted red krill oil that is not tainted by other potentially dangerous ingredients. Red krill oil is an abundant source of Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant called astaxanthin. Skin health-related benefits of both Omega-3 and astaxanthin are well-documented. Regular supplementation with red krill oil improves hydration and elasticity while reducing sun damage and oxidative stress. Also, Omega-3 fatty acids prevent acne and help manage psoriasis.
Consumption of this supplement is particularly beneficial if we bear in mind that synergistic effect of Omega-3 fatty acids and astaxanthin yield even greater effects. Furthermore, our NutriNZ Maxi OMEGA-3 Plus is certified to be free from heavy metals such as mercury, dioxins and pesticides and sustainably harvested from the southern Antarctic Ocean under strict regulation for a traceable and conscious product.
Absorbs Better than Fish Oil. The omega-3 fatty acids in NutriNZ Maxi Omega-3 Krill are structured in phospholipid form so they are more easily absorbed and broken down by your body. Most fish oils are structured in triglyceride form, making them difficult for our bodies to break down and convert, rendering them less effective.
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