Better health and skin with Resveratrol

It’s the very first day of 2024. Perhaps you’re thinking along the lines of wanting to achieve greater heights in your career, or be a better parent to your child, or be a better child to your parents. Whatever it might be, it is important that you do not neglect yourself because without self-care, other aspects of your life would definitely have to take a backseat when you eventually suffer a burnout or when you are not in the pink of health.

Now as I inch towards being in the mid-40s, I am more determined to take good care of myself. Besides trying to achieve better quality sleep, and working on consuming more collagen, I have started taking a resveratrol supplement.

If you’re not familiar with resveratrol, it is a naturally occurring compound mostly found in the skin of grapes, peanuts and berries. It is a type of polyphenol that may help protect cells from damage, improve cardiovascular health, and have anti-aging properties. It is one of the reasons why some have advocated drinking red wine in moderation since resveratrol in red wine comes from the skin of grapes used to make it. Numerous studies have demonstrated that resveratrol possesses a very high antioxidant potential.

Based on my DNA test results (last year), I have higher needs for antioxidants:

which is why I have to conscientiously increase my intake of antioxidants. Antioxidants are important since they minimise the harmful effects of ‘free radicals’ that are responsible for a variety of health problems such as heart disease and cancer. And let’s be real, it’s not that easy to get all my antioxidant needs from my diet.

Benefits of Resveratrol

Since its anticancer activity was reported in 1997, resveratrol’s health benefits have been intensively investigated. According to various studies, resveratrol has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and cardiovascular protective effects. Therefore, it is useful to protect against diverse chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases , cancer, liver diseases, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. It affects cells in the body by protecting them from damage. Most notably, it helps with brain and heart inflammation by providing a protective lining for the blood vessels. It appears to help increase the activity in the mitochondria, which produces energy within cells, potentially extending their lives.

Resveratrol, a key ingredient in many anti-aging supplements, has been proven to help improve the skin by both protecting and fighting off external aggressors such as air pollution, UV exposure and an unhealthy diet. It boosts the skin’s existing antioxidant defenses and improving its ability to respond to (and repair) signs of UV damage. As it is a particularly potent antioxidant, it neutralises free radical damage and allows the collagen to keep on pumping.

In summary, resveratrol possesses many biological properties, but the best described resveratrol property is its capacity to act as a potent antioxidant which helps to promote healthy skin and healthy aging.

Nano Rejuvenate Resveratrol

Nano Rejuvenate Resveratrol is extracted from the world’s most antioxidant-rich berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and chokeberries.

Blueberries may offer skin improvements with enriched elasticity and diminished age spots and raspberries may help to keep the skin healthy and rejuvenate it. Blackberries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that stop free radicals which can damage skin cells. Cherries have essential nutrients for maintaining your immune system and skin health. Chokeberries are rich in Vitamin C, a scientifically-proven collagen-builder and skin brightener.

Nano Rejuvenate Resveratrol contains no artificial ingredients, colour, additives or preservatives. It is vegan and manufactured for Nano Singapore by their USA-based manufacturer, which is established since 2009. The facility complies with GMP standards and is US FDA registered.

There is 600mg of resveratrol in each capsule and the dosage is 1 capsule twice a day, 25 minutes before a meal. It is important not to exceed the recommended dosage and pregnant/breastfeeding mothers, children below the age of 18 and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.

Here’s to better health and skin in the year that has just arrived!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Nano Singapore.

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Slow down aging with collagen

Everyone ages. That’s why we see on the shelves every day, all sorts of age-defying creams and products. It’s a fact of life. But we want to age gracefully, slow down the processes.

We start to feel it from the 30s. Well, most of us do. Our skin becomes less radiant, less plump, drier and lines start to appear on our faces. That’s because as we age, our collagen production decreases and the quality of our collagen declines as well. So we start looking for solutions.

We try to eat more collagen-rich food like bone broth, skin-on fish/chicken and chicken feet, tomatoes, eggs, citrus fruits. We change our habits, slather on more sunscreen, and apply creams that promise us that the collagen molecules are small enough to penetrate the skin.

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Nice scenario, but that is not the reality for the most of us. With our modern busy lifestyles, it is hard to sometimes even get to eat a meal at the appropriate time, much less try to make it a point to consume collagen-rich foods every day and in sufficient quantities to make a difference.

Enter the easiest solution. The collagen supplement. It’s convenient, suits our lifestyle and we can literally have a sachet or bottle of it anywhere, anytime.

But there are various types so how do we go about choosing the collagen supplement in our anti-aging crusade?

According to this study, the findings revealed that fish is the optimal source of collagen for improving skin hydration. Notably, marine collagen and collagen peptides have high potency, and are safe. Apart from that, look for one that has safe, high quality ingredients and has been tested by 3rd parties for impurities.

Among the many choices available, Nano Collagen 5+ stands out with its award-winning collagen formula. It is formulated with these key ingredients: fish collagen peptide, white tomato, ginseng, biotin, vitamin B3 and vitamin C.

Fish collagen peptide enhances skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of wrinkles thus promoting a youthful complexion. White tomato brightens the skin, offers some protection against UV damage, soothes irritated skin and reduces redness, leaving you with a radiant, healthy glow. Ginseng revitalises the skin, fights aging, and evens out skin tone for a smoother appearance. Biotin promotes hair growth, reduces breakage, and strengthens nails too.

Vitamin B3 helps the skin retain moisture, reducing dryness and flakiness. It calms irritated skin and reduces redness, making it suitable for sensitive skin types. It also helps to tighten enlarged pores, resulting in smoother-looking skin. The added Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that fights free radicals, helping to prevent premature aging and skin damage. It is also known to reduce dark spots and and hyperpigmentation, leading to a more even and radiant complexion. Most importantly, vitamin C boosts collagen production, improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Nano Collagen 5+ is formulated in Singapore but manufactured by their Hong Kong based supplier, which has been established since 2014. The facility complies with GMP standards and is U.S. FDA registered, so you know you are in safe hands.

Nano Collagen 5+ comes in a pretty pink box of 10 similar print sachets of 30ml each. Taste-wise, I’d say it’s nice and tastes mildly of tomato. There isn’t any fishy taste or whatsoever and most importantly, it is not high in sugar as you can tell from the nutri-grade given. Results from taking collagen in general take time though some have had fast results; so it varies from individual to individual.

Just take it once a day – do not take more than the recommended amount – and you’ll be on your way to better skin in 2024.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but opinions are mine.

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