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Today I am going to talk to you about food supplements. However, those are not going to be the supplements that you might expect. I am going to talk about supplements that can help your inner and outer beauty. Could this be a #FormulaFriday comeback post?
In today’s world, we tend to rush a lot. We can’t find the time to eat properly, let alone have our own gardens and grow our own fruits and vegetables. So, let’s see how you can get some of the benefits from the supplements that are not that hard to get.
What are beauty boosting supplements?
“Dr. Bucci says that the word “supplement” is a really broad term that covers vitamins and minerals, amino acids, extracts, and other food derivatives meant to supply your diet with whatever might be missing. To be a fully functional human, you need a lot of nutrients—ones you’d ideally get from the food you eat at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But, he says, actually successfully doing that is tricky. Taking vitamins is meant to help fill in the gaps.” Source
So, when you lack some of the nutrients your body needs, it shows. How? Well, it is very likely that it will be visible on your skin, hair or nails.
What can you achieve by taking supplements?
In terms of hair, skin and nails, by taking some of the nutrients you can:
- fight acne
- dry skin
- dull skin
- brittle nails
- dry nails
- dry ends
- split ends
- increase hair and nail growth
- become more energetic
- curb hunger
- ease stress
Which supplements do I use?
About a month and a half ago, I received some products from Medex. I was no stranger to supplements, so of course I decided to give them a try.
MSM + Vitamin C *
The first product I got is MSM + Vitamin C, which is a beauty mineral with added vitamin C for youthful appearance and wellbeing.
Here is what the Medex site says about this product:
“MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is an organosulfur compound that occurs naturally in plants, and is present in small amounts in foods and beverages rich with proteins.
The process of MSM formation begins in the seawater when algae and planktonic organisms die. The compounds formed during this decomposition evaporate in the stratosphere, concentrate in the clouds, and fall down to Earth with rain. The amounts of MSM found in the natural sources are very scarce; therefore, the MSM used as a food supplement is synthesized in laboratories.
MSM + vitamin C contains a patented compound OptiMSM®, which is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and promote youthful skin appearance, and Vitamin C, which is a perfect complement to the MSM.”
MSM is, among other things, used to treat arthritis, but it’s also great for muscle cramps, osteoporosis pain, headaches, even hangovers, menstrual pain and eye inflammation.
Besides taking MSM orally, you can apply it on the skin to treat stretch marks, wrinkles, sun burn and even wounds.
This one is supposed to be taken once daily, one leveled teaspoon in 3 dcl of liquid.
You can buy 200g of this product for €10.99 here.
To be completely honest, this one doesn’t taste nice. It’s quite bitter and it has a metal-like taste to it. However, if you put it in a juice or smoothie, you can’t taste it. I didn’t use it every day, but every two days, and I took collagen in between, which I will talk about next. I did notice that my hair is feeling much nicer, it’s not as dull, it does still fall out quite a bit, but I still have some left, so I will definitely keep drinking it. It is for about 100 uses, and I do see a difference, so it definitely is worth it! By the way, I wrote about Vitamin C, as well.
Collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C powder for youthful and smooth skin.
Here is what the Medex site says about this product:
“Collagenlift powder contains hydrolysed NatiCol® collagen, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid – active components that contribute to beautiful skin.
NatiCol® collagen is hydrolysed fish collagen, and is therefore suitable also for vegetarians. A patented production technology eliminates the unpleasant odor and taste, and enables the formation of small collagen particles with low molecular weight that are well absorbed in the body. NatiCol® collagen is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity.
Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation for the normal function of skin.
Hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen fibres.
Collagen represents 30% of all proteins in our body which makes it the most abundant one. It is a compound part of connective tissues, cartilage, skin, hair and nails. It can be found in the deeper layers of our skin (in the dermis, skin’s middle layer) where it imparts strength, support, and a certain amount of elasticity.
In our thirties, the process of collagen production in the body slows down; therefore, our skin loses its smoothness, and the first wrinkles appear. Lower levels of hyaluronic acid also cause dry and sunken skin.
Regular treatment with Collagenlift will feed your skin from the inside and slow down the natural process of ageing.”
If you don’t remember, we have discussed the benefits of collagen already in my #FormulaFriday Collagen post, so read that for more info on benefits of collagen.
So, as you know, it can be taken both orally and applied on the skin.
This is also supposed to be taken once a day, one heaped scoop that is provided in the packaging, dissolved in 2 dcl of water (it says one and a half heaped scoop on the packaging, that’s a mistake, I suppose).
The site also says: “The product contains fish collagen and is suitable for vegetarians.” I think that’s a bit odd, but you decide if it is suitable for vegetarians or not. I’m not one, so I don’t really care 😀
As I’ve already said in my Collagen post, collagen needs vitamin C in order to be successfully absorbed. I think it’s great that this one has vitamin C in it already, so you don’t have to worry about it. The taste is interesting, not half as bad as the MSM one, and it’s quite sticky. I have to say, I prefer a good bone broth to this one, but I still think it’s worth the buy. Also, I wrote a post about hyaluronic acid, as well.
Those are not the only ones you can benefit from. I also highly suggest B complex pills, or at least Biotin (B7), which is very know for it’s beauty and health benefits.
You can also take some Vitamin E, which is amazing for your skin, but has even more health benefits.
Of course, if you can, try to get as much of these nutrients from your diet. Eating organic food, especially if you can grow your own fruits and vegetables, is the key to healthy and beautiful life.
And that’s it for this post! Do you take any supplements? Have you tried these? Have you heard of Medex?
Thank you for reading!
See you soon x