Skin Health

By on August 8, 2012

By Natasha Zeligs –

Are you concerned about various skin conditions, including age spots, wrinkles, dry skin, sun damage, psoriasis, and other commonly experienced visible signs of imbalanced health? Have you tried creams and nothing seems to work? The reason is that both conventional medicine and natural or alternative medicine tend to overlook the importance of mitochondria in relation to skin health.

Mitochondria are the tiny intracellular powerhouses that produce up to 95% of your body’s energy. They are particularly abundant in muscle tissue, which has one of the greatest demands for quick bursts of energy.

One “side effect” to energy production is the production of free radicals, which are highly reactive oxygen molecules that create damage within cells and lead to aging processes and sore muscles after exercise.

This is why antioxidants found in various foods have been promoted to counteract “oxidation” caused by free radical damage. But which antioxidants are most effective at scavenging these free radicals?

Scientists, leading-edge health practitioners and raw foods experts have been astounded by recent discoveries in the properties of astaxanthin, an antioxidant found in marine algae, wild salmon that eat the algae, and krill oil. This amazing superfood antioxidant is 6000 times more powerful than vitamin C and 800 times better than CoQ10 at quenching “singlet oxygen” species which wreak havoc inside the body.

Additionally, astaxanthin has been found to cross the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier, meaning that it has the power to protect your brain and your eyes from free radical damage. Beta-carotene does not have this property!

If you are interested in giving astaxanthin a try for anti-aging purposes, or to get rid of sun damage, wrinkles, liver spots, or other skin conditions (or to protect your eyes, brain, or increase your athletic endurance), I recommend using a form of astaxanthin derived from microalgae (less concern with toxins, heavy metals, and nuclear radiation than from fish). It is also wise to look for astaxanthin that is combined with an essential fatty acid and an oil such as rosemary oil to ensure proper uptake of the nutrient as well as product stability.

 

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Natasha Zeligs is a certified nutritionist and master personal trainer who specializes in anti-aging programs and guaranteed great results. She is also a public speaker who empowers people to take charge of their lives for radiant mind and body health. She has just published her second book, Body Renewal:10 Steps to Turn Back the Clock, now available on Kindle and at Lulu.com. Please visit her website and blog at http://bodyrenewal.org.

Natasha Zeligs

About Natasha Zeligs

Natasha Zeligs is a certified nutritionist and master personal trainer who specializes in anti-aging programs and guaranteed great results. She is also a public speaker who empowers people to take charge of their lives for radiant mind and body health. She has just published her second book, Body Renewal:10 Steps to Turn Back the Clock, now available on Kindle and at Lulu.com. Please visit her website and blog at http://bodyrenewal.org.

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Skin Health