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 process1). Research suggests that several key nutrients—most of which can be found in Ka’Chava—go above and beyond to help brighten your skin, strengthen your nails, and lend your hair a little extra luster.
Protein: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 loss2, and accelerated skin aging and wrinkles3. One serving of Ka’Chava provides a whopping 25 grams of protein from plant-based sources such as sacha inchi, pea protein, brown rice protein, amaranth, and quinoa.
Zinc: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 skin4, and inadequate zinc levels have been associated with skin rashes, delayed wound healing, alopecia (patchy baldness), and brittle hair5,6. Zinc is predominantly found in animal-based foods, and a few plant foods like cashews, but Ka’Chava 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 exposure7. Deficiencies in omega-3s have also been linked to dry skin8. Ka’Chava 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 exposure9. (Although, it still shouldn’t replace your sunscreen!). Ingredients in Ka’Chava such as carrots, kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, and cabbage are high in beta-carotene, and one serving of Ka’Chava 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 defenses10. Research suggests adequate vitamin E consumption helps ease skin inflammation, protect against free radical damage from UV-sunlight11, and maintain healthy skin barrier function, which helps lock in moisture12. Ingredients in Ka’Chava such as flaxseeds and sacha inchi are high in vitamin E, and one serving of Ka’Chava contains 67% of your daily vitamin E needs. Fun fact: Vitamin E works even better when paired with vitamin C13.
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 collagen14, 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 wrinkles15. Vitamin C also helps protect skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays16. Ingredients in Ka’Chava such as acai berry, blackberries, spinach, and broccoli are high in vitamin C, and one serving of Ka’Chava contains 33% of your daily vitamin C needs.
B-complex vitamins: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 loss17, but replenishing depleted nutrient stores can reverse this effect18. 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. Ka’Chava contains 50% of your daily needs for all B-complex vitamins.
Support Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
Here’s a few of the ingredients in Ka’Chava with nutrients that support your appearance
coconut flower nectar
camu camu berry
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References For Further Information
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20620757 |
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5315033/ |
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434747/ |
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852775/ |
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5315033/ |
6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852775/ |
7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/ |
8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25195602 |
9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/ |
10. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-E |
11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/ |
12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17719081 |
13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17134414 |
14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/ |
15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20620757 |
16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/ |
17. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2726758/ |
18. https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/18240/ |
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