Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients for Skin and Body: How Does it All Work?

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Our friends at Elemis know that what we put in our bodies is as important as what we put on our bodies, so they put together this blog looking at what exactly all these minerals and vitamins do. They take a closer look at the part they play in regulating our bodies and what effect that has on us...

ELEMIS BIOTEC Energising Day Cream contains both encapsulated Zinc and Copper, minerals which are vital for skin function and therefore for good skin health. Zinc can be found in foods such as pumpkin seeds, prawns, beef, spinach and dark chocolate but applying it to the skin topically helps to instantly kick-start cell energy for a revitalised and healthy-looking complexion. Neat Nutrition ZMA also contains Zinc which contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood as well as supporting your immune system. The ‘M’ in ZMA stands for Magnesium, which helps with muscle function (including all-important relaxation of the muscles) and normal protein synthesis. Taken in this supplement, in their purest and most bioavailable form, you can feel confident that your body is getting these vital minerals to aid your body’s performance and repair after working out

ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Milk Bath has a unique balancing formula which leaves the skin feeling deeply nourished and cared for. The special Milk Protein base is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and contains natural plant collagen from Japanese Camellia Oil as well as soothing Oat Extract. Amino acids are hugely important in almost all biological processes within the body and can be found in two key Neat Nutrition products - Whey Protein and L-Glutamine. Whey Protein contributes to lean muscle development and is nutrient-rich to improve overall well-being. Mix with water, milk or into a smoothie before or after workout L-Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in the body and it prevents muscle breakdown whilst supporting new muscle growth for body recovery. It also has the added advantage of boosting the immune and digestive systems. Take it on a daily basis for best results. 

Chlorella is a single-celled, green algae. It is rich in iron, folic acid and energy-boosting B vitamins. Its chlorophyll content also makes it an excellent complete protein and helps boost liver detoxification. Chlorella is a key ingredient in ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream because of its ability to promote collagen and elastin production. Its amino acid profile is remarkably similar to that of human collagen making it an ideal skincare ingredient. Neat Nutrition Supergreens Powder also contains Chlorella alongside other supergreens such as Spirulina (much loved by ELEMIS Co-Founder Noella Gabriel!), Kelp, Kale, Spinach and Broccoli. Made from certified organic nutrient-dense ingredients, this powder is packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You can mix it in water and drink it or add it to your favourite juices and smoothies for an extra shot of nutrition.

So there you have it, some increasingly common ingredients in both skincare and nutritional supplements and how they work. Make sure you’re supporting yourself with a varied and full diet alongside your fitness and skincare, and you’ll begin to see a real difference in your overall well-being with a more lit-from-within healthy glow.

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