There is a rise in demand when it comes to ingestible beauty over the recent years and we have heard so much about natural beauty starts from within. This article will explore why do we need to take beauty supplements and how do we determine what makes a good beauty supplement.
What is ingestible beauty?
Ingestible beauty is oral administration of nutrients to nourish our body from within by providing our body with the essential vitamins and minerals that it requires to support a healthy skin, hair and nails.
Why do we take beauty supplements?
Nutrients are only meaningful when consumed in the right potency and not all the nutrients can be obtained from just our daily diet especially certain key nutrients will require massive consumption of the food to meet the RDI (recommended dietary intake) which makes it impractical.
Beauty supplements contain the right potency of nutrients to compensate for the lack of vitamins and minerals that our body needs to fight the signs of premature ageing. Oral administration of natural nutrients allowed the molecules and minerals to be absorbed into our blood stream faster so our cells can utilise them for rejuvenation, targeting the root cause premature ageing. Topical application is only effective only when we allow our inner body to heal, repair and renew.
Who needs to take beauty supplements?
There are many factors that contribute to premature ageing such as age, lifestyle, and UV light. As we age, our body’s natural collagen production which is responsible for healthy skin, hair and nails decreases which cause signs of ageing. Common signs of ageing include wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, hair loss and dry skin. Thus, only through consuming the right supplement will give our body the additional nutrient boost to support the natural ageing process.
What makes beauty supplement effective?
An effective supplement will contain the key nutrients to target the specific key concern and in a meaningful dosage. It is meaningless to have many fancy ingredients but none of these ingredients can provide sufficient nutrients to make up for the RDI. The key to look out for is to read the nutritional label on the supplement as the provider will need to disclose the nutrients on the label. If you do not see the key vitamin or mineral being disclosed, the latter means that specific supplement does not contain sufficient dosage of that specific vitamin or mineral to meet the RDI. Another example is marine collagen, most of the clinical trials only show effectiveness when consuming more than 5g per serving of marine collagen and anything less than that will require more consumption which over the long term cost more money.
How do you identify natural supplement?
There are many controversies over the years to argue that synthetic vitamins or minerals are exactly the same as the vitamins or minerals that you obtain from the food. Synthetic vitamins or minerals are created in the lab by replicating and modifying the molecules to obtain the isolated nutrient, which are different compared to nutrients that you obtain from wholefood source. A good supplement will use natural wholefood as the source of nutrients and list the food in the ingredients whereas synthetic nutrients will only list the chemical name in the ingredients.
Written by Maeraki team