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21
JUL

Skin, Hair & Nails Advice From Over 18,000 Dermatologists

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Supplements at 9:15 am | By: Guest Blogger
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Want the best advice on skin, hair, and nails? Follow these simple tips from The American Academy of Dermatology, one of the largest organizations of dermatologists (over 18,000 dermatologists) in the world.

Best Tips for Your Hair

  • Match frequency of shampooing to your hair type.
    If your scalp is oily, wash it once a day. For chemically treated hair, wash it less frequently. As you get older, your scalp makes less oil so you may not need to shampoo as often.
  • Concentrate shampoo on the scalp.
    When washing your hair, concentrate on cleaning primarily the scalp, rather than washing the entire length of hair. Washing only your hair can create flyaway hair that is dull and coarse.
  • Use conditioner after every shampoo.
    Using a conditioner can significantly improve the look of damaged or weathered hair by increasing shine, decreasing static electricity, improving strength, and offering some protection from harmful UV rays.
  • Choose a shampoo and conditioner formulated specifically for your hair type.

Best Tips for Your Skin

  • Apply sunscreen when outdoors.
    Use a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher), and water resistance.
  • Resist the urge to scrub your skin clean.
    Never, ever, scrub your skin. It irritates your skin and can actually worsen any skin condition, including acne.
  • Wash your face gently.
    Wet your face with lukewarm water, apply a mild cleanser, and use a gentle, circular motion with your fingertips. Rinse and gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  • Always wash your face when waking, before bed, and after sweating.

Best Tips for Your Nails

  • Keep nails clean and dry.
  • Cut nails straight across, then “round off.”
    Use sharp nail scissors or clippers, then round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength.
  • Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with an emery board.
  • Do not remove the cuticle as it can damage your nails.


What to do when all else fails!

Tried everything, and nothing seems to work. You’re not alone. Fortunately, skin, hair, and nail researchers have identified a compound that’s been clinically proven to increase skin elasticity 89%, thicken and strengthen hair by 13%, and strengthen and clarify nails dramatically. The compound “choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid” (ch-OSA®) can be found in a product called BioSil® Hair, Skin, Nails from Natural Factors. BioSil is one of supermodel Christie Brinkley’s secrets to looking youthful, beautiful, and healthy!




12
JUL

How To Choose A Resveratrol Supplement

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Ask The ND,Supplements at 3:10 pm | By: Dr. Jeremy Wolf, ND & Lead Wellness Advisor
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Some of the biggest buzz words in science, as well as the wellness world right now, are anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy and live longer. Enter Resveratrol. For years now, researchers have been studying resveratrol trying to find the exact mechanisms in which it may help promote a longer healthier life. Resveratrol belongs to a class of plant-derived chemicals known as polyphenols—which have been studied with growing interest due to their antioxidant and anti-aging properties. In plants, polyphenols are responsible for the vibrant colors and help to prevent against ultraviolet radiation, pathogens, oxidative damage and any harsh climate conditions.

Benefits of Resveratrol

  • Strong antioxidant
  • Promotes anti-aging effects on the body.
  • Protects the cardiovascular system in the following ways:
    • Improved health of blood vessels (endothelial lining)
    • Improved circulatory system function
    • Improved cholesterol/lipid profiles
    • May protect heart muscle
  • Improves nitric oxide availability
  • Promotes anti-inflammatory mechanisms
  • May protect the nerves against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
  • May help offset effects of obesity and poor diet/lifestyle choices
  • May have cancer-preventing benefits
  • Can help improve blood flow to the brain
  • May improve exercise endurance.

Where can you find resveratrol in foods?

  • Peanuts, grapes, purple grape juice, red wine, Japanese knotweed and a variety of berries such as blueberries and cranberries are great sources of resveratrol.

How much resveratrol do you require?

  • The standard dosage ranges from 250mg-500mg, but many researchers recommend anywhere between 100mg to 500mg per day. The best route to take is speaking with your health care provider to find the proper dosage for your body before starting any resveratrol supplements.

What’s in your supplements?

  • When choosing a resveratrol supplement, it’s best to look for supplements that use whole grape skins. One of the best sources of resveratrol in nature and for supplementation are muscadine grapes, as they tend to have the highest concentration of resveratrol.
  • Resveratrol comes in two forms, the cis form and the trans form, both of which refer to its chemical structure.
    • The trans form is regarded as the more biologically active form. If possible look for supplements that list the percentage of trans resveratrol the label.
    • The cis form is still active, but more research has been conducted on the trans form. As a result, we have not seen all of the benefits in the cis form that can be seen with the trans form.
  • Many professionals believe that the purity level of trans-resveratrol should be around 98%.
  • Look for products that explicitly say “resveratrol” on the label and not “red-wine complex” or proprietary formula. 300mg of resveratrol is not the same as 300mg of red wine complex.
  • Try to avoid supplements with fillers and additives.
  • Always read the ingredients label before purchasing any supplements!

Other Helpful Information

  • Resveratrol may inhibit platelet aggregation, which means it may increase the risk of bleeding in individuals who are on anti-clotting medications.
  • Although red wine is a good source of resveratrol, it is important to not drink large quantities as alcohol may have toxic effects on the body.
  • It may be best to take your resveratrol supplements in the morning as they may be slightly more bioavailable vs. in the afternoon or evening.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should not take resveratrol as it has not been well studied as safe.
  • Some supplements such as quercetin can work in conjunction with resveratrol and may boost its effectiveness.




28
APR

Vitamin E May Help Reduce Metabolic Syndrome

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that people with metabolic syndrome, a condition that’s often related to obesity, need significantly more vitamin E.

This syndrome is defined by diagnosis of several conditions, including abdominal obesity, elevated lipids, high blood pressure, pro-inflammatory state, a pro-thrombotic state and insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance.

An estimated 92 percent of men and 96 percent of women in the United States fail to get an adequate daily intake of vitamin E in their diet and is no surprise that more than 30 percent of the American public are obese, and more than 25 percent of the adults in the United States meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome, putting them at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.

Some good dietary sources of vitamin E include almonds, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, spinach, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, nuts and whole grains. However, vitamin E is one of the more difficult micronutrients to obtain by dietary means and supplements are still the best way to get higher quantities.

A powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant important for cell protection, vitamin E affects gene expression, immune function, aids in repair of wounds and the damage of atherosclerosis. Additionally, E is important for vision and neurologic function and can rejuvenate your health as well as beauty as it’s known to improve hair and skin. Vitamin E boosts the production of collagen that adds elasticity to your skin, and is helpful to minimize wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging. Vitamin E has the power to reverse the damage done by harmful solar radiation and the free radicals in our environment.




16
JAN

The New Trend in Skincare You Need to Try

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 2:16 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
facepeelsThe days of mixing masks and clogging sinks with mud are mercifully coming to an end. In the wake of their demise, peels made with plant essences, vitamins and nutrients are popping up all over the natural scene. Try our favorites below to get that glow, naturally.

Lost Baggage Eye Emergency Repair Masks

It’s time to say goodnight to under eye bags and dark circles. The skin under your eyes is very delicate so it’s important to use gentle and natural products that get the job done without causing any irritation.  Lost Baggage repair masks contain a restorative infusion of peptides, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E and doesn’t contain any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and triclosan. Even better, it’s cruelty-free so you can feel good about getting results the humane way.

BioMiracle – 20 Minute Miracle Mask Coenzyme Q10 Collagen Essence 

Do you have 20 minutes to spare to reduce wrinkles? If so, than we’ve got Twenty Minute Miracle Mask from Bio Miracle for you. It firms, rejuvenates and moisturizes which gives an instant lift effect after just one use. Defy the hands of time with this mask that fights free radical damage and smooths away fine lines and wrinkles by pumping your skin with collagen essence and CoQ10.

Andalou Naturals – Brightening Instant Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask Vitamin C

Lighten, tighten and brighten with this mask from Andalou Naturals. The Instant Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask targets UV sun damage by activating collagen for a smooth and silky complexion. This peel is great for targeting skin problems such as dark spots, uneven tone, texture and dryness, plus it’s totally sustainable, too! The mask’s ingredients are sourced from fiber grown in responsibly managed forests, which should make feel good inside and out.

Relaxus – Spa Bamboo Charcoal Facial Mask

Charcoal and tea tree oil are the main attractions in this mask from Relaxus. Both are tough on toxins leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed after every application. Anyone who has ever tried a charcoal mask knows they can be quite messy to apply and clean off, but not this pre-moistened one, which easily unfolds for mess-free applications and removals. Simple, clean and easy!




13
JAN

What Happens To Our Skin As We Age?”

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Aging is an inevitable process but have you even wondered what actually happens with our skin as we age?

The skin appearance deteriorates as we age and this process can be divided in two different types: intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging.

Intrinsic aging refers to the natural aging process that, unfortunately, we cannot do much about. As we age, we get lines in our skin, particularly in our faces, and the skin tend to lose its youth, firmness and fullness. The skin is likely to become thinner and drier and isn’t as smooth or tight as it once was. Additionally, the skin gets more fragile and can bruise more easily due to loss of support around blood vessels walls, which normally happens as we age.

Extrinsic aging is the second type and this one we actually have some control over. This one refers to other factors that affect our skin such as the environment and lifestyle choices. By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects this type of aging has on our skin and possibly prevent our skin to age prematurely.

The sun plays a major role in prematurely aging our skin and sun protection is essential at all times. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching, making you look older than you are.

In addition, healthy lifestyle habits are extremely important to maintain healthy skin. Drink plenty of water, avoid smoking and alcohol, and eat a well-balanced diet. Those are important tips to reduce the aging of the skin.

What else can you do? Washing your face at least twice a day, especially after sweating heavily as perspiration irritates the skin. Exercise frequently as it can improve circulation and boost the immune system. Apply a facial moisturizer every day, even better, before bed time as night cream products seem to provide the best results.




6
OCT

Why Your Skincare Routine Should Include Argan Oil

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 9:22 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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Give your skin a boost naturally with argan oil. It’s high vitamin e content, antioxidants and loaded with unsaturated fatty acids. Argan oil is the perfect solution for problem skin and can help fight wrinkles, repair damaged skin, minimize scars and stretch marks and clear up acne. Oh yeah, did we mention what a lush skin hydrator this stuff is? No greasy, filmy residue here.

Wrinkle Fighter

Wrinkles have met their match with argan oil. It can help improve skin elasticity with its high fatty acid content which helps combat the telltale symptoms of premature aging.

Sun Spots

You probably know by now how antioxidants fight against free radicals in the environment. Yup, those same annoying guys that cause sun damage to your skin. Well, the antioxidants in argan oil help to protect skin and prevent damage from UV radiation.  Try applying some to fade sun spots, heal skin and promote the regeneration of healthy cells.

Scars & Stretch Marks

When the dermis level of your skin stretches, white lines known as stretch marks appear. And nobody wants that!! Dehydration contributes to the further breakdown of collagen and elastin, which is a big deal because these structural proteins are what helps keep your skin firm and tight.  A nightly application of argan oil to your stretch mark problem areas can help rejuvenate your skin at the cellular level by restoring balance to your collagen and elastin reserves.

Acne

Argan oil’s high linoleic acid content helps to reduce acne’s inflammation and heal damaged cells.  Here’s a tip from us: add a few drop of tea tree oil to a quarter-sized amount of argan oil. The high content of argan’s antioxidants pairs perfectly with tea tree’s anti-bacterial and anti-bacterial properties, which can help wipe the floor with even the worst case of acne, naturally, without any harsh or abrasive alcohol-based treatments.

 




12
SEP

4 Supplements for Joint Health

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Health Concerns & Ailments,Superfoods at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
There are many different causes of joint pain and people feel it in different areas of the body. Knees, ankles, hips, and elbows are the most common areas but luckily, with many options available, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a good supplement that works for you. We present you 4 supplements for joint health.

1. Glucosamine

One of the most popular products for joint support, glucosamine has the ability to give relief for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis as well as other joints too. A natural chemical compound in the human body, glucosamine levels drop as you get older and supplementation can help maintain healthy levels. If you struggle to feel the results, try liquid or powder form as some people may not absorb much from tablets and capsules.

2. Collagen

Collagen supplements may provide beneficial effects on bone metabolism, especially in the calcium-deficient condition such as osteopenia. Collagen represents 90% of organic bone mass and cartilage consists of a single cell type made up of two major components: type II collagen which imparts tensile strength to the tissue and aggrecan that provides the ability of cartilage to resist compressive force. Regular synthesis ensures and maintains the biochemical characteristic of the cartilage but during osteoarthritis, this regulation is disrupted by the expression of pro-inflammatory molecules. These enzymes degrade aggrecan and collagen, resulting in the loss of cartilage and function.

3. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in the human body in connective tissue, joint fluid, skin and cartilage. Responsible for maintaining the body joints lubricated as well as keeping your skin smooth and elastic, HA is also produced by the human body but production tends to deplete as we age, which may lead to several joint issues such as osteoarthritis. In order to replenish healthy levels of this important body fluid, hyaluronic acid supplements may be one of the best ways to minimize joint pain and discomfort.

4. MSM

The nutrient MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in all vertebrates, including humans. MSM is already well-known for its joint health benefits as it delivers sulfur to the body in a useable way. Sulfur helps maintain the structure of connective tissue by forming cross-linkages through disulfide bonds. Critical to good joint health, sulfur strengthens the tissues that make up the joint.




12
SEP

Green Goddess Spirulina Mask

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care,Superfoods at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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Does Spirulina for your face sound crazy? Well, this power-packed superfood isn’t just for smoothies anymore. Here’s the magic behind this refreshing and impossibly easy rejuvenating mask…

Those already familiar with Spirulina probably know it best in its dark-green, powdery, supplement form, but it actually begins its life in spectacularly unglamorous fashion as blue-green algae. That’s why you don’t judge your algae by the trail of slime it leaves behind! It may not sound appetizing but Spirulina is one of the richest sources of vegetarian protein, chlorophyll, essential amino acids and antioxidants, and helps minimize acne, reduce sun damage and keeps skin feeling soft and supple.

Honey is another key ingredient, not just for this particular recipe, but in literally dozens of other natural beauty regimens. Thanks to its naturally-occurring trace amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids, you’ll want to keep a second jar in your medicine chest!

Lastly, aloe vera – hero to chapped and burned sun worshippers everywhere – revitalizes dry, irritated skin, and helps seal the moisture in where it belongs.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon spirulina

1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

 

DIRECTIONS

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl

Apply to face evenly

Leave on 20 minutes

Rinse with warm water




9
SEP

5 Great Natural Ingredients to Moisturize Skin

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
If you are looking for an effective moisturizer product but want to have only natural ingredients, it’s important to know which ones are considered efficient. With many options available, we give you a little help and present 5 natural ingredients to moisturize skin.

Honey

One of the best natural moisturizers, honey has the ability to lock in moisture to help maintain skin soft and smooth. Honey contains lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and antimicrobial properties which are essential to moisturize the skin.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin. One of the best ingredients to treat dry skin, you can easily find multiple products with coconut oil as an ingredient. You can also apply warm coconut oil by itself to make your skin soft and smooth.

Olive Oil

Loaded with antioxidants and healthy fatty acids, olive oil can help soothe and condition dry skin as well as reduce cracks and improve overall condition.

Aloe Vera

Particularly good to recover skin from sunburn, aloe vera has soothing, antiseptic and antifungal properties that can help dry, irritated skin and prevent flaking. Aloe vera works by forming a protective layer that will keep your skin free from any kind of impurities.

Milk Cream

Another popular ingredient in lotions and creams, milk cream is an excellent moisturizer because it has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It contains lactic acid which helps to exfoliate dead, dry skin and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. The soothing nature of milk cream also helps preserve the skin’s delicate pH levels.

 




7
SEP

The Power Of Vitamin C For Your Skin

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Personal Care at 8:36 am | By: Guest Blogger
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Abracadabra. Now you see it. Now you don’t.

Vitamin C isn’t magical, or mystical, but it is essential for overall skin health and protection, and defending against the signs of aging. The most effective type of Vitamin C, L-Ascorbic Acid is the only active form available for use in skin care products. This transformative, multi-tasking ingredient is also the only antioxidant able to simultaneously enhance skin’s natural renewal process, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and post-blemish discoloration.

Maybe Vitamin C is a little bit magic?

C Behind the Curtain

When selecting a Vitamin C-focused skin care product, those that are clean and made without toxic ingredients are recommended. The MyChelle Perfect C™ products contain some of the beauty industry’s highest levels of stable L-Ascorbic Acid, allowing the user to “C” a visible difference in their skin within minutes and with continuous use. The company’s use of new plant stem cell technology, Plant C-Stem™, derived from the Mung Bean, helps boost skin’s natural environmental stress defense, while increasing Vitamin C’s brightening power.

C the Difference

  1. Perfect C™ PRO Speed Peel

This one-step, one-minute facial peel is formulated with a strong 10% dose of L-Ascorbic Acid, 1% L-Lactic Acid, Plant C-Stem™, Retinal, and a stimulating 25% Citrus Fruit puree. It is a professional-strength peel that retexturizes while gently exfoliating. The peel can be used once or twice a week in the evening and can be layered with a moisturizer.

  1. Perfect C™ Radiance Lotion

Get a complete daily dose of Vitamin C with this nutrient-rich lotion that combines 12% L-Ascorbic Acid with Plant C-Stem™ and Licorice Extract to help restore and protect skin for a smoother complexion. Pair this ultra moisturizing lotion with the Perfect C™ Serum for maximum, long-term brightening effects.

  1. Perfect C™ Serum

Formulated with 17% L-Ascorbic Acid and Buddleja Plant Stem Cell, this potent facial serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; brightens; and minimizes the visible signs of aging. When layering serums, apply the Perfect C™ Serum first, followed by a moisturizer.

For optimal results, use Vitamin C or any combination of the products above consistently, as part of a healthy skin care routine. There won’t be smoke, but you may be pleasantly surprised with the reflection in the mirrors!




6
SEP

Move Better with Move Matrix

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Exercise and Fitness,Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 3:30 pm | By: Guest Blogger
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NeoCell’s Move Matrix™ is a comprehensive joint formula containing scientifically advanced ingredients that work synergistically to support overall joint health and comfort. Connective tissue structure is aided by Collagen Type 2, MSM and Vitamin C for proper mechanical functioning. Joint hydration and cushioning are supported with  moisturizing nutrients hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and chondroitin. A blend of powerful antioxidants turmeric, ginger root, resveratrol, boswelia, pine bark, and black pepper extracts help to help with a healthy inflammatory response.

A Detailed Look

Structure: Collagen is the main structural protein that creates a mesh framework that holds the body’s tissues together. Collagen production is enhanced by Vitamin C, which also holds the fibers of collagen together and provides antioxidant benefits. Likewise, MSM contains a bioactive form of Sulphur that creates strong bonds in connective tissue.

Hydration: Moisture is critical to joints because for both lubrication of the joints in the form of synovial fluid – much like motor oil lubricates an engine – and for cushioning as we move throughout daily life – much like the shocks on a car. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is responsible for drawing water molecules into the joint. Glucosamine and chondroitin work in conjunction with HA to form a gel-like “goo” that pads the joints.

Antioxidants: Free radicals are wrecking balls that bounce around the body and cause tissue degradation, resulting in pain and inflammation of the tissues. Antioxidants are nature’s way of neutralizing the destruction free radicals. Each antioxidant contains unique compounds that target different tissues and pathways within the body. An important distinction with antioxidant-containing herbs is the form and concentration of the active components. Ground powders are not condensed and bulky substances like fiber and cellulose remain. Extracts concentrate the value of the herbs by removing inactive components of the plant, resulting in a more powerful bioactivity in the body. For example, turmeric can be a seasoning used in cooking as a powdered root, but when curcumin is extracted it forms a highly effective supplement. The Move Matrix Blend™ contains multiple antioxidants in the form of supplement-grade extracts.

Anyone wanting an all-in-one joint formula should look no further than NeoCell’s Move Matrix™!




21
AUG

Reduce Pain with Sona Turmeric

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Turmeric supplements are known to help reduce pain and inflammation and Lucky Vitamin is proud to present a revolutionary brand of turmeric products: Sona.

Sona Turmeric offers a breakthrough innovation with six times more absorption over traditional turmeric supplements. This patent-pending hydrogel technology combines time-tested knowledge of turmeric with modern science, and actually tastes great. Best of all, no pills to swallow as Sona uses a unique pastille formulation, similar to a gummy chew. You just pop into your mouth anytime, anywhere, and let it dissolve slowly, with no water needed, no large pills, no strong after-taste, and no stomach irritation.

A common problem with most turmeric and curcumin supplements is that as much as 60% of the constituents are quickly excreted or degraded on ingestion. Sona’s hydrogel technology encases turmeric extract in a gel pastille and overcomes the insoluble nature of the compounds present in the extract. This results in 600% higher absorption over traditional turmeric supplements.

Sona Turmeric was created after 5 years of research and development to people who are unable to live fully active lives due to aches and pains. This product is a natural and gentler alternative to pain killers due to its highly effective delivery system, which harnesses all the goodness of turmeric and is easily absorbed by the body. Sona has delivered tremendous health benefits to people taking at least 1 or 2 pastilles a day. It supports healthy inflammation response to muscle and joint pain and stiffness caused by aging, strains, exercise and over-exertion.

You can save even more when you shop Sona Turmeric products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code AUG16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.




11
AUG

3 Health Benefits of Chlorella

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Detoxification and Cleansing,Superfoods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Chlorella is considered a green superfood and it’s pretty easy to know the reasons for the label. This algae contains green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll and its chloroplast and is a potent food source. Chlorella is a complete protein, rich in other essential nutrients such as fats and vitamins, and is known to support several health conditions. Just to give you a quick preview, we present you 3 health benefits of chlorella.

1. Detox

The phytonutrients in chlorella promote detoxification, especially heavy metal excretion and radiation. Detoxing heavy metals and toxins is extremely important for overall health and chlorella wraps itself around toxins residing in our bodies, such as lead, cadmium, mercury and uranium, and keeps them from being reabsorbed. Additionally, chlorella’s high levels of chlorophyll have been shown to detoxify radiation and chemotherapy by protecting the body against ultraviolet radiation treatments while removing radioactive particles from the body.

2. Healthy Cell Growth

Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is the algae’s capability to provide DNA. Known as the fountain of youth, CGF can rejuvenate every cell of the human body, slowing the process of aging. Chlorella contains 17 times the amount of DNA found in sardines, the second richest natural source of these nucleic acids.

3. Weight Control

Chlorella can be helpful in weight control by promoting weight loss and regulate hormones. Research has shown that chlorella intake can lead to noticeable reductions in body fat percentage, serum total cholesterol, fasting blood glucose levels, and stored toxins. Plus, it can help regulate your metabolism, improve circulation, and boost energy levels.




21
JUL

3 Berries For A Healthy Diet

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Blue, red and black. Three berries, three different colors. One thing in common: these berries contain important nutrients that are needed for a well-balanced and healthy diet.

Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health. Plus, these three berries are very low in calories and fat, and can be a helpful addition to weight-loss diets.

Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods and contain high amounts of antioxidants proven to have anti-aging properties and reverse inflammation. Additionally, blueberries provide other nutrients including resveratrol, lutein, zeaxanthin, gallic acid, vitamin C and K, manganese and fiber. Known as “neuro-protective agents”, blueberries can help in weight-loss, improve skin condition, maintain healthy eyes, lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol, and lower blood pressure naturally.

Despite not getting as much attention as the blue guys, raspberries contain important nutrients such as antioxidants, phytonutrients, flavonoids, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. However, it’s the amount of vitamin C that gets the highlights. Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, as 100g provides about 26g or about 47% of the daily requirement intake. Rounding up the health benefits, raspberry has an extremely low-fat content but high fiber that keeps you feeling full for longer.

Another great addition to weight-loss diets, blackberries are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber and very low in calories, 100 g provide just 43 calories. Blackberries contain high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals as these antioxidant compounds are known to have health benefits against aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. In addition, these delicious berries are an excellent sources of vitamin C, contain good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K as well as minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries (particularly the black raspberry variety) have high ORAC and are all classified as one of the highest antioxidant foods.




18
JUL

New Brands Showcase: Hey Honey

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Personal Care at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of personal care products to our customers: Hey Honey.

Hey Honey creates fast-acting, skin and body care products infused with honey and propolis. The company has created and developed a line of products crafted for today’s “no time” lifestyle and ensures minimal steps and lasting results to balance problematic skin. The foundation of Hey Honey’s products is honey and propolis, considered by many as nature’s most potent antiseptics and antibacterial. It is the core base of the brand as the healing and nutritive properties of honey are widely accepted in the natural skin care world.

Propolis is nature’s best kept secret from the beehive and has been used in other parts of the world for its healing antiseptic and restorative capabilities. In facial skin care, the results are amazing. Propolis has the ability of regulating problematic skin as well as accelerating the rate of cell growth to keep your skin strong and toned. It can also help to decongest pores while soothing and healing. Hey Honey skincare and body products combine all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients to help skin look younger, longer, all with minimal steps to use and fast-acting results.

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