ALTRUM Focus Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 4
The Checkered Flag

In this Issue:

  1. Foods That Help Keep Skin Youthful, Glowing
  2. June ALTRUM News ‐ Trial: Omega-3s May Help Sustain Muscle
  3. ALTRUM Supplements That Can Help Nourish Your Body, Skin

Foods That Help Keep Skin Youthful, Glowing

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Regarded as the substance that holds the whole body together, it is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons.

The body starts producing less collagen after the age of 35. Skin loses firmness and gradually starts to wrinkle and sag. Many people try expensive cosmetics, supplements and even surgical procedures when the best solution might be much simpler.

Some of the most basic foods can do wonders for the skin, according to a June 5 article in the online newsletter, Mind Body Green.

Here are five of the foods that can help the body increase collagen production and help improve skin.

Bone Broth
Bone broth sends collagen directly to the cells. Another benefit of using bone broth is that the gelatin derived from the collagen in the broth heals the digestive tract, which further prevents inflammation and aging skin.

Dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale offer antioxidants that protect against the free radicals that break down collagen. Red veggies, such as beets, tomatoes and red peppers, are full of lycopene, which boosts collagen and protects against sun damage. Orange produce, such as carrots and sweet potatoes, are loaded with vitamin A, which restores collagen that’s been damaged.

Fish and lean, grass-fed meat
Omega-3-rich fish, such as mackerel, salmon and tuna, along with grass-fed meat (which is also high in omega-3), protect the fatty membrane around skin cells. The omega-3s plump up the cells, which translates to more youthful-looking skin.

These foods also help reduce inflammation and provide essential amino acids to keep skin firm and elastic.

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries all are loaded with antioxidants that fight skin-ravaging free radicals and boost collagen.

Garlic offers lipoic acid and taurine that help rebuild damaged collagen. It’s also an excellent source of sulfur, an essential part of collagen production.

Trial: Omega-3s May Help Sustain Muscle

Recent research finds that omega-3 supplementation may improve muscle mass and function in older adults. See the details of the research in the June issue.

ALTRUM Supplements That Can Nourish Your Body, Skin

The skin is the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body and is influenced by we eat and drink, what we put on it and by environmental factors.

Experts report that the condition of the skin is a reflection of the health of the entire body. Eating a variety of foods that contain a wide number and amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, along with drinking lots of water to keep the body and skin hydrated, is the best way to keep skin looking young and healthy.

ALTRUM nutritional supplements provide many of the nutrients you need to support young-looking, healthy skin, along with nutritional support for your whole body.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Please check with your physician when using prescription medication in combination with food supplements.

ALTRUM News brings you the most recent information on ALTRUM nutritional supplements and how nutrition helps maintain youthful vigor, health and mobility — plus much more. 

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