Beauty starts from within. A popular sentiment we have all heard. But is it accurate? This thought process is the basis behind the word nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals are defined as any substance that is food or part of food that provides health benefits including the prevention or treatment of disease. Some examples are broccoli, red grapes, red wine, flax seeds, soy, legumes and fish. Nutraceuticals are an important to a healthy diet for various reasons including:
- Chronic illness prevention
- Postponing the aging process
- Increasing life expectancy
- Supporting functions and integrity of the body
This blog will specifically dive into some of the most effective and sought after nutraceutical supplements on the market and how to incorporate them into a healthy lifestyle.
Collagen is a major component of connective tissue found all over the body in places such as joints, ligaments skin and muscles. It has various functions but is primarily responsible for strengthening the health of joints, nails, hair, skin, and bones. Double Wood’s formula is flavorless and easily dissolves in warm or cold beverages. Positive effects are plentiful, and side effects are minimal. Its high protein composition can lead to a feeling of fullness, making it not only a superior boost for hair skin and nails but also great for weight loss support. And before you lotion up. Collagen is a popular addition to topical skin care products, and great for hydration. However, it cannot actually penetrate the skin from the outside. Making ingesting this powerful powder, even more important. Collagen can be found in fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, legumes, and soy.
Keratin is another great supplement for hair, nails and skin. Keratin is a protein combination of 18 different amino acids that support hair growth, nail, and skin elasticity as one ages. Keratin is a protective protein commonly found in glands and organs. It’s more resistant to rips and scratches making it great for promoting healing. When you think of this supplement, think strength. Keratin can be found in broccoli, kale, onions, garlic, and leeks.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound naturally produced by the body. Hyaluronic acid is found in high concentrations in the eyes, skin and cartilage. Taken as a supplement, Hyaluronic acid supports joint health and lubrication as well as skin and hair health by retaining water in the tissues where it resides. When you think of this supplement, think hydration. Hyaluronic acid can be found in oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and soy.
Spermidine is a natural compound found to also promote longevity. Found in foods such as mushrooms, green peppers, wheat, broccoli and some cheeses, Spermidine plays an important role in cell metabolism. Spermidine has been found to support healthy aging, and cell renewal as well as memory and cognitive function. Due to its contribution to cell growth and DNA stability, Spermidine is essential for tissue growth and function.
Last, but definitely not least, NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) and Resveratrol work together like a power couple, providing unmatched anti-aging and energy metabolism benefits. Recent studies have shown, NMN supports DNA repair as well as Sirtuin genes which have been linked with healthy aging, metabolic control and cell survival. NMN is a naturally occurring compound found in the body and the precursor to NAD, the active coenzyme responsible for boosting energy, improving mental clarity and providing a youthful appearance. Trace amounts of NMN can be found in broccoli, edamame, avocados, cucumbers and cabbage. Increased amounts through supplementation have been shown to support healthy heart function, brain health, eye health, bone health, and bodily energy production. Resveratrol is a polyphonic bioflavonoid found in grapes and red wine. It is commonly taken as a supplement to support cardiovascular health as well as longevity. Some research suggests the increased blood flow provided from Resveratrol can also improve cognitive function. It has recently been suggested that pairing Resveratrol with NMN can improve and increase the benefits of this symbiotic pair. Studies have shown NAD+ levels almost double when NMN is paired with Resveratrol, (1) making the combo quite the anti aging force.
Aging is a fact of life we must all come to terms with. But that doesn’t mean we should surrender to its effects. Double Wood offers many powerful beauty supplements that can be purchased individually or stacked together for maximum results. Because being healthy is beautiful.