How NutriShield supports skin (and nail and hair) health
The condition of your skin, hair and nails+ are outward signs of inner health. So, although NutriShield is mostly focused on supporting long-term health, the supplement can help improve appearance.
That’s because your skin encounters external challenges like ultraviolet radiation and pollution, as well as internal challenges, like as stress and lack of sleep. These create both free radical damage and inflammation.
Very many of the 43 nutrients in NutriShield are powerful antioxidants and have an anti-inflammatory effect. So, they help reduce oxidative and inflammatory stress on skin cells by accumulating in the inner layers of the skin, enhancing the skin’s natural defence mechanisms, and thus helping prevent wrinkles.
These nutrients include vitamins A, C, E, B3 as nicotinamide, Omega 3, biotin and the minerals selenium and zinc. Selenium helps protect against sun damage.
And the outer layer of your skin needs 5 times more zinc than the lower layers.
Sun exposure is a key factor in what is called ‘photoaging’ – where UVB rays penetrate through the epidermal (outermost) layer of the skin, resulting in DNA mutations. Indeed, it may be responsible for as much as 80% of visible skin damage.Lycopene and lutein are known to provide protection against UV damage3.
Phyto-nutrients also appear to activate genes - (such as mmp-1) - that are directly involved in the maintenance of healthy collagen. They include green tea extract and grapeseed extract4.
- The role of phytonutrients in skin health - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Photoaging - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Molecular evidence that oral supplementation with lycopene or lutein protects human skin against ultraviolet radiation: results from a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover study - PubMed (nih.gov).
- Grape seed extracts inhibit dentin matrix degradation by MMP-3. - Abstract - Europe PMC