Cellulite and stretch marks are like that one annoying ex-boyfriend you can't seem to shake off, everyone has to deal with them at some point in life… whilst we can’t help you with your ex, we CAN help you with your skin, it’s kind of what we specialise in!
Recent scientific literature circa 2022, suggests that certain aspects of diet, along with the use of certain supplements, may have a positive effect on the treatment and prevention of stretch marks and cellulite.
Join us as we discuss the latest, scientifically proven ways to improve the synthesis of collagen, elastin, fibrilin and HA, to repair damaged skin cells and remove excess fluid and toxins. Mountains of research show that skin quality is a direct reflection of our internal health, so let's dive into the most effective tools to use that will encourage the production of healthy plump, smooth and hydrated skin - that only gets better as you age.
One key aspect of diet that has been studied in relation to cellulite and stretch marks is collagen. Collagen is like the duct tape of our skin, holding everything together and making us look youthful and smooth.
Low levels of collagen have been linked to the development of cellulite and stretch marks, as the scaffolding in the skin weakens causing visible dents and dips in the skins layers, making collagen an important nutrient to include daily, for preventing or treating these conditions.
Foods that are high in collagen include bone broth, fish, and leafy greens, like the type of clean sustainable marine collagen that is Australias original Youth, Gut and Anti-aging Elixirs, consistently voted best sustainable Australian marine collagen for skin and gut health, that’s safe at any age and stage of life. Think of it as a facelift in a bowl!
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Another ingredient that has been studied in relation to cellulite and stretch marks is medicinal mushrooms. These mushrooms, such as chaga and reishi, are like the superfoods of the skin. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help improve the overall health of the skin from within. They contain the highest known natural source of antioxidants in the planet, as well as melatonin for more rested sleep and stress reduction.
In addition, medicinal mushrooms have been shown to boost the production of collagen and elastin, helping to improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
This is why our GLOW girls who drink CALM Mushroom Blend daily, experience a reduction in stress and anxiety, and increased happy feel good hormones, but they also rave about a glowing complexion weeks after including this wonder powder into their daily drinks, as it contains certified organic, premium reishi, lions mane, chaha and maitake - scientific literature hails mushrooms as elixirs of youth and longevity, and have also been used for thousands of years in ancient indigenous medicine. Nature always knows best.
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Another dietary supplement that has been studied in relation to cellulite and stretch marks is bee pollen. Bee pollen is like the beauty queen of supplements, a source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and antioxidants that may help improve the health of the skin.
It is found in our certified organic probiotic DETOX LIFE ELIXIR blend, which also provides the only natural non-synthetic plant source of vitamin B12 and has more protein than red meat. An essential for vegetarians, or those who don’t eat enough protein.
Studies have suggested that bee pollen may help improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Who knew that consuming something that came out of a bee's saliva could be so beneficial, and delicious! Tastes like honeycomb, without the high sugar content.
Overall, with the right diet, supplements and a dash of humour, cellulite and stretch marks don't have to be such a pain because we’ve also made treating them super simple for you, by combining all 3 supplements in one transformational beauty box - it guarantees results, or your money back.
We could just leave it at that, but we wanted to delve a little deeper to give you some practical tools that you can easily incorporate at home, so you can age younger.
TOP 5 PROVEN CELLULITE PREVENTING FOODS
There are several foods that have been shown to be beneficial for treating cellulite, according to scientific literature. Here is a list of the top 5 foods that may be helpful in reducing the appearance of cellulite:
1 Leafy greens:
Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are rich in vitamins A and C, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin. They also contain antioxidants that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other nutrients that can help improve the overall health of the skin.
3 Omega-3 fatty acids:
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish such as salmon, can help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been linked to cellulite development.
4 Citrus fruits:
Citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that can help boost collagen production in the skin. Collagen is essential for maintaining skin elasticity, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Fruits, vegetables, legumes, psyllium husk and quinoa, are rich in fibre, which can help improve digestion and reduce inflammation, whilst flushing excess hormones and toxins from the liver, and brushing out the entire digestive tract. They also contain essential vitamins and minerals, essential for skin health.
But wait… we couldn’t possibly just leave you with the top 5 foods, without explaining exactly what is in them and why they’re biologically effecting your bodies ability to prevent and reduce the formation and appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
VITAMINS, MINERALS & ANTIOXIDANTS
As you already know by now, collagen is the protein that makes up a significant portion of our skin and is essential for maintaining skin strength and elasticity. In order to improve the quality of collagen in the skin, it's important to consume a diet that's rich in certain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, found in our elixirs, and the above foods.
Here are some specific nutrients that have been shown to help improve skin collagen, thickness, and elasticity:
1 Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is essential for collagen production and it is also a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
2 Vitamin A:
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is important for the growth and repair of skin cells. It also promotes the production of collagen and can help improve skin elasticity. Found in Calm Adaptogen Mushrooms and Detox Immunity Elixir.
3 Vitamin E:
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also helps to moisturize the skin and can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Found in Detox Immunity Elixir and Calm Adaptogen Mushrooms.
4 Vitamin K:
Vitamin K is important for maintaining healthy blood vessels and promoting proper blood flow to the skin. It also can help to improve the appearance of dark circles and bruises. Found in Detox Elixir Immunity and Calm Adaptogen Mushrooms.
like zinc and copper: Zinc and copper are minerals that are essential for collagen production. Zinc is also important for cell growth and repair. Found in Detox Elixir Immunity, Calm Adaptogen Mushrooms and Glow Anti-aging Elixir.
such as anthocyanins and flavonoids: These antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables like berries, leafy greens and help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and they help to decrease inflammation.
It is important to note that Australian soil is nutrient deficient, which is why imbalances and diseases are so prevalent in western societies, this is just one layer of a very complex wellness onion, it is why we formulate nutrient rich elixirs that provide essential micro nutrients commonly difficult to obtain from a standard western diet.
The nutrients in our elixirs work synergistically to cover each one of your bodies systems, head to toe, to complement and balance a healthy diet, ensuring the body gets all of the necessary nutrients for healthy skin, body and mind.
All of our 5 pioneering, scientifically formulated elixirs are overflowing with premium bio-active antioxidants, that you will find challenging to obtain from your standard daily diet.
EXERCISE DOES HELP… HERE’S HOW!
During exercise, increased blood flow is delivered to the skin which carries with it a variety of essential nutrients that can help to improve the health of the skin. Here are some of the key nutrients that are delivered to the skin during exercise and improved blood circulation:
Oxygen: Increased blood flow during exercise delivers oxygen to the skin cells, which is essential for cell metabolism and healthy skin growth.
Nutrients: During exercise, blood flow increases and carries essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants to the skin cells. These nutrients are important for collagen production, skin elasticity, and overall skin health.
Hormones: Exercise can also help to regulate hormones in the body, which can have a positive effect on skin health.
White blood cells: White blood cells are also transported via blood flow, which can help to fight off bacteria and other potential pathogens that may harm the skin.
Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is an important component of the skin's extracellular matrix, which help to keep skin hydrated and plump. Physical activity can help increase its production in the skin and thus improve skin's appearance.
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As always, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement or exercise regimen.