If you want to look and feel your best there are some excellent foods and herbs you can use with beauty benefits:
Horsetail is a plant that is very rich in the mineral silica which strengthens hair and nails and promotes the formation of collagen. It has been used since ancient times as an herbal remedy and is well-known for having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Horsetail is a rich source of flavonoids, potassium, and silicon, which are all necessary for growing tissues for the skin, hair, and nails. It also contains selenium which the body needs to process iodine which regulates hair growth.
Schisandra Berry is traditionally taken as a tonic in Asia and used by Chinese royalty to promote longevity, beauty and anti-aging. It is packed with loads of antioxidants including vitamins C and E. It is also an excellent liver tonic which indirectly can help to improve the quality of skin by supporting our detoxification pathways.
Acai Berry is rich in antioxidants that play a vital role in maintaining overall health. These antioxidants slow down the rate of oxidative damage by free radicals which can cause premature aging. Acai is rich in protein, healthy fats (omega 3, 6, and 9), and a wide range of vitamins such as A, C, and E which support healthy hair, skin and nails.
Burdock root helps to support a healthy clear complexion. It promotes normal liver function and supports detoxification pathways in the body and has traditionally been used as a blood purifier and is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that help the body to detoxify. It has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a good choice for skin conditions like eczema. It is also a good choice for stimulating hair growth by improving blood circulation and promoting natural hair growth with its phytosterols and essential fatty acids.
Sea Buckthorn Berry is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It contains a high amount of Omega-7 which is a key building block for healthy skin and very important for hydration and lubrication. It’s essential fatty acid content and numerous antioxidants make it a great choice to repair and protect the skin. It also contains superoxide dismustase (SOD) which is a super antioxidant, as well as vitamins A, C, E and K which aid in collagen production and promote hair strength and elasticity.
The above herbs, combined with pure pasture raised collagen powder, are a powerhouse of nutrients to support your hair, skin and nails.
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