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Let’s talk antioxidants & Free radicals.. What is it??


You have heard the word but do you know what they do?? 🤔

Is your skin #dull? Feel like you are #prematurely #aging? Have #pigmentation? #Acne? #Dehydrated skin? Free #radicals could be #attacking your #skin 😳this is where antioxidants come into play!

Antioxidants are naturally occurring #vitamins and #minerals—like vitamins #A, #C, #E, and #greentea—that protect your skin against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the environment that damage your skin by attaching to your #collagen and weakening #elasticity. They come from things like air pollutants, #chemicals, and #cigarette smoke, and they basically suck the life out of your #cells,”

Antioxidants neutralize those free radicals to #protect your skin from damage. Great, right? But that’s not all!

Some antioxidants also brighten your skin, calm irritation, and even smooth fine line,as long as you choose the right ones. Which is where we come in!


These are a few antioxidants that are great for your skin;

Come and see Sandy our naturopath. She can you keep you glowing from the inside antioxidants available on the market. ... 🍋 #RETINOL (VITAMIN A) - Promotes healthy cell reproduction 🍓 VITAMIN E- Supports cell function 🍵 #RESEVERATROL - Protects skin surface 🍊 #NIACINAMIDE- Brightens and protects skin

🍊 #COENZYMEQ1- neutralises free radicals

🍓 #POLYPHENOLS- Prevent penetration of UV radiation 🍵 #FLAVONOIDS- Encourages cell growth


Free radicals also can damage your vital #organs! Did you know the biggest free radical that we all suffer from?? #STRESS!! Stress causes your adrenal gland work overtime which can cause free radicals to enter the body, one these free radicals enter your body, they attack your collagen around your organs which leads to damaged cells. Damaged cells in the body, are lets just say are NO GOOD!! This is a reason why they say 'Stress is the biggest killer', because it is!



Some conditions caused by free radicals include:

-Deterioration of the eye lens, which contributes to blindness

-Inflammation of the joints (arthritis)

-Damage to nerve cells in the brain, which contributes to conditions such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease

-Acceleration of the ageing process

-Increased risk of coronary heart disease, since free radicals encourage low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to stick to artery walls

-Certain cancers, triggered by damaged cell DNA.



Foods that are rich in Antioxidants are;

Plant foods are rich sources of antioxidants. They are most abundant in fruits and vegetables, as well as other foods including nuts, wholegrains and some meats, poultry and fish.


allium sulphur compounds – leeks, onions and garlic

anthocyanins – eggplant, grapes and berries

beta-carotene – pumpkin, mangoes, apricots, carrots, spinach and parsley

catechins – red wine and tea

copper – seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts

cryptoxanthins – red capsicum, pumpkin and mangoes

flavonoids – tea, green tea, citrus fruits, red wine, onion and apples

indoles – cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower

isoflavonoids – soybeans, tofu, lentils, peas and milk

lignans – sesame seeds, bran, whole grains and vegetables

lutein – green, leafy vegetables like spinach, and corn

lycopene – tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon

manganese – seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts

polyphenols – thyme and oregano

selenium – seafood, offal, lean meat and whole grains

vitamin A – liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, milk, and egg yolks

vitamin C – oranges, blackcurrants, kiwifruit, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, capsicum and strawberries

vitamin E – vegetable oils (such as wheatgerm oil), avocados, nuts, seeds and whole grains

zinc – seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts

zoochemicals – red meat, offal and fish. Also derived from the plants that animals eat.




Is your skincare high in antioxidants? Dr Spiller is!

Dr Spiller is rich in high quality antioxidants, to help kill all those harmful free radicals. It is also a oil based product which ensures 100 % of active ingredients get into the skin. We have seen incredible results, in clients skin in just 3 days of using this product!


Is your Diet antioxidants rich??

Come and see Sandy our naturopath. She can you keep you glowing from the inside

out.




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