When we think of beauty, we typically think of clear skin, strong hair and healthy nails. Our external health is very much a reflection of internal imbalances, hormone changes and immune health. Missing nutrients can play a role in all of these factors. Daily supplements can help to top up our intake of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, all of which are essential to your inner-beauty routine.
In this article, we will be introducing the top 8 beauty supplements:
- Retinol (Vitamin A)
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Vitamin C
- Fish Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Hyaluronic Acid
Used both in topical beauty products and as a supplement, collagen plays an important role in the elasticity of the skin. High collagen levels when we are young gives a ‘plump and bouncy’ look to skin. As we begin to age, skin becomes looser and more prone to damage.
Collagen is also important for movement and flexibility. It helps to provide strength and elasticity to muscle fibres, tendons, and ligaments. This allows us to retain strength and muscle mass. It also allows us to move more freely as joint strength is preserved.
Natural sources of collagen include lean animal proteins, for example, chicken, fish and eggs. Plant based sources of collagen are typically ‘creamy’ foods such as cashews, avocadoes and soy products.