Turmeric – Your Skin’s Friend

Turmeric Root and Turmeric PowderTurmeric is definitely one Age-Defying spice to add to your shopping list.

 This brilliant Yellow spice has been in culinary use for thousands of years and is what gives curries their characteristic bright Yellow colour. This amazing spice is derived from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant, which has a tough brown skin and deep orange flesh. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and contains potent Antioxidant Polyphenol substances called curcuminoids.

The Curcumin compound is a potent Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant, and extremely good for us and our skin. Try to include some Turmeric in your meals as part of an Anti-inflammatory diet and reap the benefits of this yellow skin friend…

The Benefits of Turmeric

  • Potent Antioxidant that prevents Free Radical formation and helps neutralise existing Free Radicals
  • May reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • It has anti-viral and anti-cancer effects
  • Helps lower bad cholesterol
  • Protects the Liver
  • Many say that it helps with joint pain and inflammation
  • Used in india’s Ayruvedic medicine as a stomach tonic and also for cuts, wounds, poor vision, rheumatic pains, coughs, liver disease
  • May improve Psoriasis and inflammatory skin conditions

My family laugh now when I cook something and it’s Yellow, again! It’s very easy to include Turmeric in your food, I am fond of roasting vegetables in Olive Oil with 1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder, then mix until everything is well coated. Roast potatoes are also very nice with  a coating of Turmeric, add a pinch to an egg salad for a rich Yellow colour and a nice taste, and of course curries! If anyone has any wonderful recipes with Turmeric then please share in the comments.

You can also use Turmeric in an in-expensive anti-inflammatory, hydrating face mask –  just mix a pinch with a little Yoghurt and leave on your face until dry – then rinse well.

Turmeric is also available in high strength supplements from good health shops.

Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex

Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex Keeps You Looking Good & Feeling Younger.

Everybody wants smoother, younger looking, clear skin. Most of us are not lucky enough to have genetically perfect skin (if there is such a thing?) However, we do need to take care of what we eat and drink in regards to our skin, they are inextricably linked, and must not be forgotten.

Taking a nutritional supplement does not replace a balanced diet, plenty of water and regular exercise, but it can offer a daily guaranteed amount of the important skin, hair and nail nourishing nutrients – even the most virtious eaters, can go off the right path occasionally, and we are only human! and everything in moderation, so a good skin supplement is a bit like insurance for your skin.

Look For Supplements Developed  Specifically for Skin

Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex is a two a day supplement to give you the super-nutrients you need to protect your skin from Free Radical Damage, and also gives you the building blocks for Collagen production and skin maintanence. An ideal formula will complement a topical beauty routine, and contain Vitamins, Minerals, Phytonutrients, MSM, Silicia, Antioxidants.

Ultimate Beauty Complex contains all of the above and will maintain the integrity of Collagen, offering support to the underlying structures of healthy skin, lustrous hair and strong nails, this is also a beneficial supplement for Mild Acne.

Key Nutrients in Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex

  • MSM–  A naturally occurring Organic Sulphur, critical for maintaining the integrity of connective tissue.
  • Ester C –  A patented, gentle, non-acidic form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for Collagen synthesis in the skin.
  • Zinc Ascorbate – Zinc is found in every cell of the body, may benefit mild acne.
  • Pine Bark Extract – Also patented as Pycnogenol, a powerful antioxidant (OPC) and can help with hyper-pigmentation and broken capillaries as it can strengthen capillary walls.
  • Grape Seed Extract – Also an excellent source of OPC’s, a powerful antioxidant, and can help broken capillaries and sun damage.
  • Horsetail Extract – Rich in Silica, a  mineral that strengthens connective tissue, skin , teeth, ligaments, bones, hair and nails.
  • Iron – It has been suggested that Iron deficiency is related to hair loss.
  • Beta Carotene – This has Vitamin A activity, potent antioxidant and can protect against UV damage.
  • Copper – An essential trace mineral, the building block for Collagen & Elastin. It is also an important component of two important enzymes – Superoxide Dismutase (a super antioxidant) and Dopamine beta-hydroxylase – an enzyme that helps regulate the metabolism of Vitamin C.
  • Biotin – Recently discovered B Vitamin, and is best known as the vitamin that helps produce healthy hair and retard greying, also helps brittle nails.
  • Selenium – Potent antioxidant mineral, has  a detoxing effect and helps the body rid itself of heavy metals including Mercury and Cadmium.

Take Ultimate Beauty Complex alongside Viridian Organic Beauty Oil (an omega 3.6.9 blend) for optimum results. Results vary from person to person, but you can expect to see changes in your skin within three months providing you take both supplements on a daily basis as recommended.