by Deanna Minnich
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It’s also the most exposed one, so it’s more vulnerable to attack from environmental influences like the sun. One of the ways to protect yourself against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is to work from the inside with nutrients. Essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients can help the skin through their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-modulating activities. A recent article published on June 26, 2018, reviewed research on several nutrients for their skin health benefits.
Here are some nutrients that may have skin-protective effects:
The first nutrients to consider are those that are colorful and are present in the skin: these are the carotenoids, which are pigments found throughout plant foods such as fruits and vegetables. Cell and animal studies have shown carotenoids to be effective at reducing the damage that can occur in the presence of UVR. About 50 types of carotenoids are found in the typical human diet, but the carotenoids that have been most well studied for their skin effects are lycopene (red), astaxanthin (red), beta-carotene (orange), and lutein/zeaxanthin (yellow). In a variety of studies, these colorful compounds (tested mostly in dietary supplement form) have been shown to decrease skin redness, inhibit DNA damage and oxidative stress, and reduce inflammatory markers in the skin.
Here are some food sources of these skin-protective carotenoids:
There is some research to support the benefit of vitamins C, D, E, and nicotinamide (form of vitamin B3) for the skin. Some newer research on supplemental nicotinamide suggests that it may help to reduce the risk of cancerous skin growths in those who may be more susceptible. More research is needed to draw definitive conclusions, however. Food sources of nicotinamide include liver, meats, yeast, legumes, nuts, coffee, tea, grains, and green leafy vegetables.
Omega-3 fats may protect the skin from the effects of UVR as indicated in some preliminary (mostly) cell studies.
Some initial work on various probiotic strains is indicating that their effect on the immune system may help with recovery from UVR damage.
Green tea, green tea catechins plus vitamin C, cocoa extract, citrus plus rosemary), pomegranate, silymarin from milk thistle, quercetin, and resveratrol, have all been shown in a variety of studies (cell, animal, human) to have some effect on skin health and promoting its photoprotection.
Dr. Deanna’s Takeaway
Eating colorful, plant-based foods will provide you with a broad spectrum of nutrients, particularly the carotenoid pigments, to help protect your skin from UVR from the inside. You’ll also need to take protective strategies on the outside by wearing non-toxic sunscreens, long-sleeved shirts, and wide-brimmed hats for external protection, too. Consult with a qualified health professional on what is best for you. If you would like to choose a dietary supplement for healthy skin, ask your health provider.
If you are like me and do not get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet and want that healthy glowing skin that comes from getting the right nutrients in your diet then check out these products that I use everyday. Nanogreens supply the nutrients of the orange, yellow, and green leafy plants into the diet. NanoReds get you the nutrients from red and orange berries and vitamin C needed to have the effect on skin health and promote photoprotection. Also for a good sunscreen that is natural and protective check out the link to my sunscreen product.
Parrado C, Philips N, Gilaberte Y, Juarranz A and González S (2018) Oral Photoprotection: Effective Agents and Potential Candidates. Front. Med. 5:188. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00188
Devita C-Pro Plus Luxe C17 serum with Aloe-Hyplex
C-Pro Plus firms and lifts as it locks in moisture to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while softening and promoting the natural qualities of youthful skin. Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis. Your skin will be revitalized and visibly enhanced in just a few short days.
Indication: For minimization of fine lines and wrinkles, increase autoimmune response to free radicalization. Anti Aging.
-Highly concentrated (17%) stabilized topical Vitamin C with pH of 2.8
-Source of Vitamin C is L-Ascorbic acid from all natural organic source.
-Increase of Vit. C from 15% to 17%
We are exposed daily to air pollution, sunlight, smoke and more, all of which create ""free radicals"" which cause chemical reactions, leaving your skin looking aged. These free radicals attack your skins collagen layer, leaving you with fine lines and wrinkles. This process is called, ""photo-aging"". Recent research has shown us that topical Vitamin C can help to improve skin tone and elasticity; helps re-build collagen and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, studies have shown topical Vitamin C to prevent UV immunosuppression, a leading factor in the prevention of skin
Daily use for face treatment
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Heptyl Undecylenate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
NanoReds10 360g (12.7oz) is available by BioPharma Scientific.
Fruit & Vegetable SuperFood
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NET WT. 12.7 OZ (360g)
* NanoReds10 is a scientifically balanced and complete natural food supplement. It is formulated to supply the phytonutrient based antioxidant power of up to 10 servings of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Antioxidant activity is routinely confirmed by independent laboratory analysis. NanoReds10 is made with 100% vegan ingredients.
NanoReds10 contains NO: added sugar, soy, gluten, mushrooms, pesticides, artificial sweeteners, corn, rye, wheat, barley grain, dairy, egg, animal by-products, preservatives, MSG, or glutamate peptides, artificial coloring, flavor, synthetic flavor enhancers.
NanoReds10 ingredients are not irradiated and not genetically modified (non-GMO). Only premium ingredients are sourced and prepared using gentle extraction processes.
SuperSorb® is BioPharma Scientifics registered name for its enhanced delivery systems wherein highly bio-available forms of micronutrients and microencapsulation in natural phospholipids are utilized to help maximize nutrient absorption.
In order to ensure correct usage of BioPharmas high potency formulas, BioPharma products are available through licensed healthcare professionals only.
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Servings Per Container: 30
Suggested use: Mix one (1) scoop with 6-8 ounces of cold water, juice, or milk. Shake briskly or blend briefly. Enjoy once a day unless otherwise directed by your health professional. Children under 12 take 1/2 serving.
NanoReds10 is scientifically formulated to taste great with BioPharmas entire SuperFood Solution line. For a wealth of SuperFood Smoothie/Shake recipes, ask your health professional for a copy of The SuperFood Solution™ Users Guide.
Serving Size: 12g (1 scoop)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat ...0
Total Carbohydrate ...11g / 2% DV
Dietary Fiber ...2.5g / 10% DV
Vitamin C ...60mg / 100% DV
Sodium ...4mg / <1% DV
Potassium ...8mg / <1% DV
Super Antioxidant Blend ...840mg #
Grape Seed and Skin Extract, Elderberry (8% Anthocyanin), Wellberry™ (Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid, Amla Fruit Extract, Citrus Bioflavonoids and Vegetable Fatty Acids), Organic Amla Fruit Extract (standardize to 50% vitamin C), Whole Grape Extract (5% Trans Resveratrol)
Super Fruit and Vegetable Blend ...9000mg #
Pomegranate, Lemon, Cranberry, Carrot, Tomato, Blueberry, Broccoli, Spinach, Black Carrot, Chokeberry, Pumpkin, Cherry, Black Currant, Hibiscus, Apple
Super Fiber Blend (Proprietary) ...9000mg #
Organic Rice Bran Soluble, Vitafiber™ (isomalto-oligosaccharides from non-GMO corn and/or potato starch)
Stevia Lea Crystals ...50mg #
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2, 000 calorie diet
# Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Natural Flavor (plant based), Silica (flow agent), Malic Acid, Organic Honey, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Extract.
Pregnant or nursing mothers, anyone taking prescription medications, or prior to any surgical procedures, inform their physician and/or pharmacist before taking this or any other dietary supplement.
Everyone knows we all need dark, leafy greens to stay healthy, but most don’t have the time, budget or the taste buds to get the full spectrum every day. Did you know we need 3 times as many vegetables today to make up for the nutrients lacking in our soil? No matter if you are good at getting whole foods into your diet or not, we all need extra nutrients to help keep our bodies healthy.
Nanogreens is the perfect solution. In just one serving of our vegetable powder supplement, you get the antioxidant power of 10 servings from 55 different ingredients. nanogreens is truly a powerhouse of nutrition and wellness, made easy. Make a delicious strawberry flavored shake with this leafy greens supplement to make sure your body is getting what it needs to function properly.
The cool thing is, we take it a few steps further than other greens supplements and we make sure your body actually absorbs it, for better results you can actually see and feel a difference with.
Simply take one scoop of Nanogreens strawberry flavored supplement powder, add water, shake it up and go! Use can also use unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk to add extra creamy deliciousness or, mix this green powder supplement with other nanoproducts to create an even more enjoyable experience with optimal health benefits. All of our products are made to mix and match into each other and taste great.
Just like all of our products, we add additional name brand ingredients to make them the most powerful on the market with the most health benefits. It’s our promise to you and our mission is to give you the best product on earth with or we go back to the drawing board. We guarantee no other greens superfood powder can compare.
Here’s what’s inside:
We also add:
Servings Per Container: 30
Mix one scoop of Nanogreens with 6-8 ounces cold water, juice or milk. Shake or blend and enjoy!
Children under 12 take ½ serving.
Serving Size: 12g (1scoop)
Amount Per Serving:
Calories ... 50
(Calories from fat 12)
Total Fat ... 1.5g
Total Carbohydrate ... 8g
Dietary Fiber ... 2g
Sugars ... 3g
Protein ... 2g
Vitamin A ... 2500IU
(as Beta Carotene)
Vitamin C ... 30mg
Sodium ... 24mg
Potassium ... 152mg
Greens Blend ... 2400mg
Organic Barley Grass Juice, Spirulina, Chlorella
Phyto-Nutrient Blend ... 360mg
Green Tea Extract, Silybin (from Milk Thistle), Grape Seed Extract, Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Pine Bark Extract, Organic Broccoli, Tomato, Organic Carrot, Organic Spinach, Organic Kale, Bilberry, Elderberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry
Quercetin/Rutin 50/50 ... 160mg
Organic Rice Bran Soluble ... 2715mg
Raspberry Extract ... 50mg
(20% Ellagic Acid)
Organic Aloe Vera Powder Extract ... 30mg
(100:1 freeze dried)
Fruit & Vegetable Blend ... 930mg
(freeze-dried, low temperature dried)
Organic Apple, Organic Carrot, Organic Mango, Organic Lemon, Organic Sweet Potato, Organic Peach, Organic Parsley, Organic Kale, Organic Broccoli, Organic Spinach, Organic Leek, Organic Cabbage, Organic Beet, Organic Cranberry (Quinic Acid 6%)
Acerola Cherry Powder ... 175mg
(17.5% Ascorbic Acid)
Green Tea, White Tea ... 100mg
(decaffeinated, 50% Polyphenol)
Polygonum Cuspidatum ... 70mg
Oat Beta Glucan ... 2500mg
Cinnamon Blend ... 50mg
Cinnamon Extract 8%, Organic Cinnamon Bark Powder
Milk Thistle ... 50mg
Marigold Extract ... 50mg
(5% Lutein with Zeaxanthin)
Dunaliella Salina ... 100mg
Enzymes ... 40mg
Alpha Amylase, Bromelain, Cellulase, Galactosidase, Glucoamylase, Hemicellulase, Lipase, Papain, Protease
Lecithin ... 1250mg
Lycopene Extract-10% ... 25mg
Organic Lemon Peel Powder ... 25mg
Organic Quinoa Sprout ... 90mg
Artichoke Extract ... 20mg
Organic Atlantic Kelp Powder ... 20mg
(Laminara Digitata, 0.4% Iodine)
Stevia Leaf Crystals ... 200mg
Other Ingredients: Natural Flavors (plant based), Citric Acid, Soy Phospholipids
Refrigerate after opening.