In a perfect world, the foods we eat should provide all the nutrients necessary for clear, glowing skin.
Unfortunately, modern living has wreaked havoc on our health – and the damage shows up in our complexions.
Mass-produced food products grown in mineral-depleted soils are laced with petrochemical fertilisers and pesticides. Little wonder so many of us battle skin ailments on a daily basis.
As far back as 1936, United States nutrition experts warned that food quality standards were falling.
“The alarming fact is that food, fruits and vegetables and grains, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of needed minerals, are starving us, no matter how much of them we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them…” – US Senate Document #265.
The situation, say nutritionists, is even worse today, since our busy lifestyles lend themselves to fostering poor eating habits. Long working hours mean that we often choose frozen convenience meals over home-cooked, preferably organic, dishes – and many of us claim to eat at least one takeaway or ‘junk’ meal a week.
What then, is the answer to good skin in the face of less-than-perfect nutrition?
The best way to boost your skin’s health is to provide it with powerful, natural supplements that give your body what modern food cannot.
A deficiency in vital vitamins and minerals has a debilitating effect on both body and skin, so choosing a supplement which addresses the cause – and not just the symptom – of your problem is a must.
Two of the most common skin problems plaguing South Africans of all ages today are acne and eczema–conditions which not only cause physical distress to sufferers, but affect their self-esteem and confidence too.
To combat acne and eczema, your body needs targeted support in order to re-balance itself from the inside out.
An immune-boosting vitamin and mineral product such as Zinium is specifically formulated to provide your body with three of the most effective nutrients recognised as essential for combating skin problems.
· Zinc is an essential mineral found throughout the human body and a deficiency in it can manifest as acne. Zinc controls the skin’s oil production and may control hormones linked to acne. A natural immune booster, it also helps to strengthen vision, taste and smell. Zinium contains 50mg of a form of zinc, zinc picolinate, per capsule
· Selenium is an essential trace mineral and antioxidant responsible for tissue elasticity. It protects against cell damage by free radicals and can also act as a shield, blocking excessive ultraviolet light
· Vitamin E is a well-known nutrient and potent antioxidant. Helpful in reducing the effects of sun damage, it also fights wrinkles and promotes a smoother, more supple skin surface.
A healthy skin is the most visible sign of a well-balanced body. Inflammation, pimples, severe acne, eczema, wrinkles, general ageing, oiliness or dryness are all red flags pointing to poorly-functioning internal health.
Remember, your overall nutrition should be based on sound eating habits and choosing whole, preferably organic, food products.
A natural product such as Zinium, however, is a vital link in the health chain – helping you to heal yourself as nature intended.
Zinium is a suitable supplement for the whole family. Adults should take 3 capsules daily, while children aged 5 – 15 can safely take 1 – 3 capsules per day.
Available in individual bottles of 60 capsules (Zinium Capsules) or as Zinium Shipper (12 x 60s) at leading pharmacies, Dischem, Clicks pharmacies and Pick n Pay pharmacies nationwide.
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