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Nutritional Factors and Your Skin - is There a Correlation?

The American Journal of clinical nutrition conducted a study on 4062 middle-aged American women (40-72 years of age).

Their aim was to determine if certain nutritional factors had an effect on your skin's aging process.

They measured the relationship between a higher intake of linoleic acid (Vitamin F) and Vitamin C, your skin. Here's what they found:

After having gone through the examination, they've found that there was a link between higher intake of vitamin c and lower odds of appearance in wrinkles. Great news for women, right?

And the reason for this is, the role vitamin C plays as an antioxidant. It is effective at preventing free radicals found in pollution, processed foods, exposure to sun and smoke from damaging your skin.

They also found a correlation in a higher intake of linoleic acid had lower the odds of skin atrophy and skin dryness. Soy, vegetable oil and corn are good food sources of linoleic acid.

Linoleic acid, also known as Vitamin F, is an essential fatty acid (EFA's) that plumps your skin. You can only get it from food and it's found in plants along with other EFA's.

Although they've learned a lot, there's still much to uncover in order to have a clear idea.

There's still somewhat of a mystery surrounding what type of role other nutritional factors play when it comes to fighting age. But it is clear good nutrition is very helpful.

But, one thing is certain. The use of vitamin C has a close relationship with how well your skin handles the aging process. And it's the reason why we've featured the highest source of vitamin C on the planet, the powerful Australian Kakadu plum in our Australian botanical formulations. Along with other vitamin C super fruits such as Australian Lemon Aspen. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen and elastin. These are both vital in healthy, elastic skin. 

So, the short answer to our original question, is YES! Nutrition, either internal or topical has direct effects on your skin and your appearance.



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