What is behind the nutricosmética?
The use of food supplements, nutricosméticos, active ingredients against aging, …. is become year after year, no longer a trend but a habit that, more and more people incorporate your healthy lifestyle.
We talked with Dr. Miguel Sánchez Viera, nutritional supplements, their usefulness, what are the most popular, and what advantages they present with respect to the topical application……
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What is behind the nutricosmética?
What is the nutricosmética?
Refers to treatments based nutritional supplements, or dietary supplements especially designed to improve skin, hair and nails. These supplements act on the whole body and can have an impact also on the connective tissue, cartilage, and vision. Normally they should be prescribed by professionals of the aesthetic or preventive medicine
Are there population figures that take nutricosméticos?
According to figures from Nielsen, via the report Alimarket, 28% of the population consumes
What are the most sold in our country?
The most sold are those that contain hyaluronic acid, vitamins, plant extracts or minerals and the weight loss (fat burner, anti cellulite, firming,…), then are those that have a rejuvenating effect on the skin and also antioxidants and regulators of the tan.
What substances are permitted to be sold as nutricosméticos?
Normally all the vitamins and antioxidants. Also the hyaluronic acid, collagen, zinc, magnesium, various plant extracts, such as resveratrol, soy, pignogenol or the green tea, thanks to its large number of polyphenolic compounds or amino acids as the amino acid glycine, among others
Types of nutricosméticos and what it is for each one.
Compounds with beta-carotene, selenium, vitamin E and collagen can help the skin more clear to be less affected by the harmful effects of sun exposure.
To keep your skin young and vital we find nutricosméticos which combine biotin, marine collagen, vitamin C, borage oil, extract of beet, hyaluronic acid and pomegranate extract.
The supplements of green tea extract and pine marine can help us to reduce fat by improving the microcirculation and permeability of capillaries.
Another example may be the supplements of collagen hydrolysate, which greatly improve the state of the joints.
What advantages have these capsules cosmetic?
The vitamins C, E, with high antioxidant activity, like polyphenols , are also typical of the nutricosmética anti-aging. Other substances that often form part of the dietary supplements anti-aging is the collagen hydrolysate and hyaluronic acid. Two substances necessary to keep the structure of the skin and, with age, our body produces it in less quantity. All of them reduce the appearance of wrinkles, help to maintain the elasticity and brightness of the skin.
What you must have a good nutricosmético for us not to give cat for hare?
The product must meet the requirements imposed by the European Union: safety, bioavailability, purity… Are the health authorities that dictate the maximum amounts of the active ingredients that it should contain to be safe and effective.
Can you give any danger for their consumption? What dangers are we talking about?
What is important is not autoprescribirse and consult with a specialist before you can clearly determine the needs of each patient. Care must be taken with the mix of products and take in more amounts than recommended.
Regarding allergies, do any can be harmful to allergy sufferers?
Before recommending a nutricosmético a patient you must know their needs and their state of health, with special attention if there is any skin condition, such as atopic skin, or allergic to some compounds.
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