Maintaining a balanced gut microbiome is essential to preventing inflammation and promoting a healthy looking complexion. We’re constantly exposed to elements that threaten this balance, from environmental stressors to medications, these everyday interactions can lead to an unbalanced gut and increased inflammation. Taking the right probiotic for your unique journey can ensure proper neutralization of bacterial toxins, balance flora and trigger a balanced immune response. Which combined, make for a gut-terrain that is less prone to inflammation and the disease that follows.
We recently met up with pharmacist and owner of Vita Health, David Restrepo, to pick his brain about gut health and find out his favorite supplements to keep your gut thriving.
His top picks for a healthy looking complexion:
Blends that protect from xenoestrogens
Alpha lipoic acid
What many don't realize is that there are hormonal disruptors in plastics, and herbicides and pesticides in the foods and water we drink. Both of these supplements help to metabolize excess hormonal by-products and activate liver detox pathways thus excreting waste.
These groups of antioxidants are special because they support cellular health in relation to the immune system, ocular health, cardiovascular health and a normal response to inflammation. These also help to increase circulating gluthathione, our master antioxidant.
Incorporating ingredients that support the production of gluthathione allow for proper cellular detoxification.
Nigella Sativa (black seed)
One of the most potent natural anti-inflammatory substances, by way of down-regulating inflammation, nigella sativa or black seed can also help to speed up the skin's’ healing time.