What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are naturally occurring compounds found in a plethora of colourful fruits and vegetables.
What are antioxidants good for?
Many antioxidants have been highlighted to promote skin health, such as vitamin A. Not only do antioxidants show potential for optimal skin health, they are integral in the protection against chronic diseases. To support your diet, you may wish to supplement with fat-soluble antioxidants to promote skin maintenance.
What does vitamin A do for your skin?
Vital to healthy skin cell production and natural defence, vitamin A is another exceptional antioxidant that plays a central role in the skin. Vitamin A is classified into a group of compounds, including carotenoids, retinol, retinoic acid and retinal. Carotenoids (including beta-carotene) is the form that is found in dietary sources or supplements like Viridian Beta Carotene Complex. The body then converts beta-carotene to the active form of vitamin A in the body for use.
Exhibiting photoprotective benefits, vitamin A may help protect the skin against UV damage that may break down Collagen, integral to skin structure. And as vitamin A can also stimulate cell turnover, it may reduce the likelihood of clogged pores that contribute to Acne.
What are the risks of not getting enough vitamin A?
Not getting enough vitamin A can contribute to weakened skin, dryness, and impaired wound healing.