Even with the widespread availability of covid-19 vaccines, it is important for everyone to have a strong immune system to prevent being seriously ill with covid-19. Studies suggest that eating garlic daily reduces the risk for heart disease, blood clots, diabetes and cancer while also boosts the body's immune system.
There are some visible changes to the skin and hair due to menopause. Usually one year after the last period, women find that their skin becomes drier and the signs of ageing look more prominent. With declining estrogen levels, many menopausal women experience thinning hair and notice more hair growing on their face.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Every year, 18 million people die from heart disease. Studies involving 2,509 women age 45 to 84 years from different ethnicities (White, Chinese, Black and Hispanic) showed that women who reached menopause before the age of 46 have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia.
The long exposure to estrogen is believed to increase the risk of various cancers. Women who experienced menopause after the age of 55 or began menstruating before the age of 12 are at a higher risk of having ovarian, breast and uterine cancers. Studies showed that resveratrol reduces the risk of cancer in post-menopausal women.
Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant to prevent free radical generation in the skin. It accelerates skin renewal and protects collagen, elastin, fibroblasts and other skin components from degradation. Together with vitamin E, ferulic acid is known to stabilise L-ascorbic acid, the most potent form of vitamin C.
Having a strong immune system is crucially important during this covid-19 pandemic. If we catch Covid-19, we have to rely on our own immune system to recover from the disease. Coronavirus can be extremely dangerous for people with a weak immune system, particularly elderly people and people with diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart and lung disease.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine is a nano peptide naturally extracted from the outer shells of shellfish. It penetrates deeper into the skin to reduce age spots, hyperpigmentation and other signs of ageing. Studies showed that it helps prevent the excess melanin production, boost hyaluronic acid synthesis and skin cell renewal.
Milia (milk spots) are small cysts that usually appear in cluster on the skin around the eyes and on the cheeks. Milia form when the dead skin cells or keratin get trapped under your skin. Squeezing and poking at them can damage your skin. There are 3 things that you need to do every day to prevent and get rid of milia.
Ascorbyl palmitate is an oil-soluble vitamin C ester made by mixing ascorbic acid and palmitic acid together. Like other vitamin C derivatives, ascorbyl palmitate offers a more stable form of vitamin C; however, a scientific study revealed that Ascorbyl Palmitate may intensify skin damage due to UV radiation.
Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is a lipid-soluble vitamin C derivative. So far there are limited studies about its benefit for the skin. In most studies, there were other active ingredients added to support tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. Like other vitamin C derivatives, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate offers a more stable form of vitamin C, however, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities are weaker than those of L-ascorbic acid.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a water-soluble vitamin C derivative. It works best in a water-base formula with a ph around 7. Numerous studies showed that magnesium ascorbyl phosphate has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce acne inflammation without causing skin irritation, however, it is less potent than L-ascorbic acid.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a water-soluble vitamin C derivative. Unlike L-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate is not acidic. It performs best in the formula with a ph around 7. Numerous studies showed that Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate at 5% concentration improves the appearance of acne-prone skin.
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