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Beauty from the sea

Internal skin care with Omega-3 and algae

Omega-3 for sensitive skin

Fatty and semi-fatty fish, including anchovies, herring, and salmon, are rich sources of specific omega-3 fats—EPA and DHA—known for their beneficial effects on the skin. These omega-3s undergo a conversion process within the body, yielding anti-inflammatory substances that have a soothing and calming effect on the skin.

Scientific research consistently underscores the positive impact of EPA and DHA on various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and minor wounds. Individuals experiencing dry, red, and irritated skin may find significant benefits in incorporating omega-3 into their regimen, contributing to a smoother and softer skin texture.

To integrate these skin-nurturing benefits into your routine, consider adding (semi) oily fish to your meals one or two times a week. However, if you find this challenging, taking an omega-3 supplement is a great alternative.

 
EPA and DHA are converted into anti-inflammatory substances in the body. That's why these omega-3s are soothing and calming for the skin
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Special algae against wrinkles and fine lines

The special algae that has been approved as a 'novel food' is a microalgae. It is a microscopic green algae that answers to the name Tetraselmis chuii. This microalgae is offered in freeze-dried form so that as many nutrients as possible are preserved. It is a complete protein source with all the essential amino acids, contains carbohydrates, a small fraction of omega-3 fats, carotenoids (astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene), minerals and, above all, a high content of highly active SOD.

In a dietary supplement, you can recognize this special algae by the brand name TetraSOD ('Tetra' because of its Tetraselmis origin, 'SOD' because of the importance of this active ingredient).

SOD stands for 'superoxide dismutase', a physiologically active protein (= enzyme) that acts as a cell-protecting antioxidant, also for your skin cells. Consumption of SOD is a valuable supplement to your body's own SOD production that decreases as you age.

The powerful antioxidant activity of SOD makes it an effective anti-aging ingredient. SOD reduces the visible signs of skin aging (wrinkles, fine lines, age spots) and protects your skin from UV rays. Research also shows better hydration of the skin when using SOD.

Consumption of SOD is a valuable supplement to your body's own SOD production that decreases as you age
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Fish and algae are the beauty foods from the sea. They contain ingredients that nourish and care for your skin from the inside out. What you eat has a big impact on your skin. When you thought of algae, you probably thought of a face mask, cream or serum? After all, algae are a valuable, emerging trend in these skin care products. But we want to talk about a new kind of food, a special 'novel food' from a special algae.

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