Our skin is the largest organ of our body, it protects us from the environment, prevents pathogens entering our body and houses our internal organs to keep us alive.
Just like any living thing, the health of our skin relies on a source of energy via nutrients and a supportive ecosystem. Our skin synthesises and utilises nutrients predominately from the food that we eat. Before nutrients can go to work, food must be efficiently digested. The digestive process starts when we chew the food that we eat. Once swallowed it travels to the stomach where it is mixed together with water and other fluids. The pre-digested food is then passed on to the small intestine to allow for absorption. The walls of our gut are semi-permeable, allowing important nutrients from our food to enter into our blood stream to provide repair, restoration and energy to our body’s cells.
A healthy diet, rich in nutrients therefore plays an important role in our general health and well-being. If we are not taking in ample nutrients or if our body is not effectively processing and distributing these nutrients, our skin may be one of the first places to present with signs of nutrient deficiency.
Topical skin care can certainly play a role in supporting nutrient deficiencies within our skin, as an example topical Vitamin C will help to prevent free radical damage caused from our external environment. But did you know that the skin already contains many vitamins that can also be found in topical skin care?
Squalene found superficially in our skin, our skin lipids, is a rich source of vitamin E and will help to combat free radical damaged caused throughout the day.
Deeper within our skin vitamin A and vitamin C serves as photoprotective agents and assist in the production of collagen and elastin.
Applying ingredients topically will treat the superficial skin layers where the symptoms may be present but not the deeper layers where our skin cells are produced. Essentially it will be like the effects of pain relief medication, dampening the pain areas but not treating the source of pain.
Therefore, the most effective way to treat topical skin conditions is to improve the deeper layers of our skin where the skin cell factory is located and treat the source of the condition. A more efficient factory is going to produce better performing skin cells and result in a healthier skin.
How can we increase the efficiency of our skin’s factory?
Simple measures such as increasing our nutrient intake and ensuring optimal gut and liver health can have a significant impact on increasing the health of our skin.
A fresh, wholefood diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruit and fibre is key to good health but the reality is that most of us fail to meet the recommended intake of fresh fruits, vegetables and fibre. This is where Vita-sol comes in. Vita-sol is not about synthetic supplements, we are about boosting the average diet with nutrient dense, pure and ethically sourced wholefood powders to support health, vitality, well-being and of course healthy skin.
Vita-sol supercharges any topical skincare by feeding the body the nutrients it needs.
Because good skin starts from within.
Why Antioxidants Are Important For Our Telomere Health
The Infinity is packed full of different types of antioxidants and contains prebiotic inulin to support gut health and toxin clearance from the body. Telomere health is compromised by oxidation, toxins and inflammation in the body. The guanine nucleic acid component of telomeres is particularly susceptible to oxidation hence the need for specific antioxidants to protect the telomeres. Rosemary, beetroot, acerola and seabuckthorn are powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients plus we use Vitelomere, a specialised complex that contains ingredients that have been tested for their efficacy on telomere length. – Grape seed, Terminalia chebula, uncaria sinesis, camellia sinensis and vitamin D.
We promote the use of prebiotics in the Vita-sol powders over prebiotics. Prebiotics help the colonisation of your own microbiome and are really important when it comes to gut health. The microbiome is so unique each person will need specific probiotic strains and recent studies from The Weizmann Institute of Science are showing that generalised probiotics may not be that effective.
Most probiotic strains are heat and moisture sensitive and so the likelihood of them surviving to be of benefit in a powder format is very low therefore we do not use them as we only promote ingredients that we are 100% confident in. There is a blog going through which probiotics are the most sensitive and which must be refrigerated (pre and post opening). In regards to our products, they are designed to support skin, gut and liver health.
- Fiona Tuck