Beauty From Within
Guest Blogger Jonathan Selzer PhD
Beauty is not just skin deep, but is influenced by our overall health, well-being and state of mind. The concept of supporting beauty with dietary supplements is based on five basic principles:
- Protein synthesis
The goal is to minimize premature aging as much as possible, and to maintain a youthful, energetic and optimistic appearance. We cannot stop the biological clock, but we can slow it down.
Oxidation is one of the major causes of premature aging. This includes everything from free radicals generated by the sun’s UV radiation to hydrogen peroxide generated in our bodies by metabolic processes.
Inflammation, vital to our immune system, can become chronic, causing premature aging both directly and by generating free-radicals.
The build-up of toxins in our bodies also leads to premature aging and the development of wrinkles in the skin. Our detoxification process is dependent on a healthy liver, kidney and skin, the primary sites of toxin break-down and elimination from the body. It is vitally important to keep these organs healthy.
Even the “outer-most” cells need sufficient supply of nutrients and removal of waste products. This depends on a good micro-circulation. The older we get, the stiffer our capillaries become and the weaker the flow of blood. By stimulating the production of nitric oxide in the capillary walls, we can help to compensate for the age-related changes in blood flow.
The skin is constantly regenerating: cells are being broken down and replenished. The trick is to keep these processes balanced. With age, the destructive enzymes become stronger than those that are constructive. The result is a weakening of the skin protein matrix and the signs of premature aging. There are many herbal products with properties that can help regain that delicate balance.
HerbaSway’s Skin Support is a delicious fruit blend, scientifically formulated to support all of the above mentioned anti-aging processes. This liquid concentrate can be taken straight from the bottle or diluted in any hot or cold beverage. For the hot summer days, it makes an excellent ice-cold carbonated drink, if mixed into soda water.