7 key nutrients that prove your looks are only as good as your diet

What do the sheen of your hair, the smooth texture your skin, and the strength of your nails have in common? They wouldn’t be possible without these vitamins, minerals, and other beauty-boosting nutrients.
True beauty may lie on the inside, but there’s no denying that a quality diet contributes to an outward appearance of health and vitality (while an overly processed diet can ramp up inflammation and accelerate the skin aging process). Research suggests that several key nutrients-most of which can be found in UP Proteins-go above and beyond to help brighten your skin, strengthen your nails, and lend your hair a little extra luster.

provides building blocks for collagen, elastin, and keratin

Hair and nails are made up of the structural protein keratin, while your skin is composed of the structural proteins collagen and elastin-and adequate intake of dietary protein provides the necessary building blocks for each of these. In fact, low protein intake has consistently been linked to hair loss, and accelerated skin aging and wrinkles. One serving of UP Proteins provides a whopping 25 grams of protein from plant-based sources such as sacha inchi, pea protein, brown rice protein, amaranth, and quinoa.

promotes skin repair + hair growth

Zinc is an essential mineral with a myriad of roles in the body, including maintaining the health of your skin and hair. Zinc is highly concentrated in the skin, and inadequate zinc levels have been associated with skin rashes, delayed wound healing, alopecia (patchy baldness), and brittle hair. Zinc is predominantly found in animal-based foods, and a few plant foods like cashews, but UP Proteins packs 68% of your daily zinc needs.
Omega-3 fatty acids:

hydrates skin + reduces inflammation

Healthy fats can nourish the skin from the inside out, combating dryness and boosting your glow factor-and omega 3s, known for their anti-inflammatory powers, are some of the very best. Research shows that consumption of omega-3s can effectively reduce the skin inflammation that results from UV-sunlight exposure. Deficiencies in omega-3s have also been linked to dry skin. UP Proteins contains omega-3 fatty acids from chia seeds and flaxseeds.
Vitamin A:

protects against UV rays + oxidative damage

Vitamin A and its precursors such as beta-carotene function as antioxidants, helping combat free radical damage and redness caused by sun exposure. (Although, it still shouldn’t replace your sunscreen!). Ingredients in UP Proteins such as carrots, kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, and cabbage are high in beta-carotene, and one serving of UP Proteins contains 83% of your daily vitamin A needs.
Vitamin E:

protects against UV rays + supports skin barrier

Vitamin E is the most prevalent fat-soluble vitamin in the skin and a key part of the skin’s antioxidant defenses. Research suggests adequate vitamin E consumption helps ease skin inflammation, protect against free radical damage from UV-sunlight, and maintain healthy skin barrier function, which helps lock in moisture. Ingredients in UP Proteins such as flaxseeds and sacha inchi are high in vitamin E, and one serving of UP Proteins contains 67% of your daily vitamin E needs. Fun fact: Vitamin E works even better when paired with vitamin C.
Vitamin C:

stimulates collagen production

Vitamin C is the hottest trend in topical skincare, but it works its magic from the inside out, too. One of its claims to beauty-boosting fame: It stimulates the production of collagen, a structural protein that helps your skin maintain its supple, bouncy, youthful texture and appearance. Collagen breakdown can be triggered by a high sugar diet and may accelerate the development of wrinkles. Vitamin C also helps protect skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Ingredients in UP Proteins such as acai berry, blackberries, spinach, and broccoli are high in vitamin C, and one serving of UP Proteins contains 33% of your daily vitamin C needs.

supports hair growth and strong nails

Deficiencies in certain B-complex vitamins—in particular, biotin (B7) and pantothenic acid (B5)—have been associated with hair loss, but replenishing depleted nutrient stores can reverse this effect. Research suggests biotin supplementation may also be beneficial for treating brittle fingernails when your levels are low19. Fortunately, it’s easy to get B vitamins in your diet (provided you’re not cutting out major food groups), as they’re found in a variety of fruits and veggies. UP Proteins contains 50% of your daily needs for all B-complex vitamins.

Support Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails

Here’s a few of the ingredients in UP Proteins with nutrients that support your appearance
Organic Coconut Flower Nectar
Organic Coconut Flower Nectar
Acai Berry
Acai Berry
Camu Camu Berry
Camu Camu Berry
Sacha Inchi
Sacha Inchi
Organic Maqui Berry
Organic Maqui Berry

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