Also known as ubiquinone, coenzyme Q10 plays a key role in generating energy and protecting our body from free radicals. Topical application of coenzyme Q10 protects skin cells from various ageing factors. It also provides energy for cellular repair, increases the skin's ability to regenerate and replace the damaged cells.
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is vitamin B3. Studies showed that niacinamide boosts the production of collagen, elastin and skin proteins by up to 100%. It reduces the signs of ageing on the skin and helps prevent the appearance of age spots by up to 68%. Niacinamide is suitable for all skin types including hyper-sensitive skin.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for the maintenance of healthy nervous system and brain function. Our body also needs this water-soluble vitamin to produce DNA and blood cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause depression, poor memory and confusion. We can't get it from fruits, vegetables or other plant foods.
Due to new coronavirus variant known as Omicron, many countries have reinstalled restrictions on social gathering and travel. The efficacy of the existing Covid-19 vaccines against Omicron is yet to be seen. To boost our immunity against coronavirus and improve our mood, eat plenty of these foods regularly.
Even with the widespread availability of covid-19 vaccines, it is crucial 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.
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.
A clinical study in Germany showed that daily application of cacay oil within a 4 week period reduced the appearance of wrinkles by 45%. This study found that cacay oil boosts the skin's hydration and elasticity while also visibly smooths out the appearance of the skin and makes it look firmer.