18 Dec Beauty and the Bees- Nutrients For Pretty Skin
How The Nutrients in Bee Energised Can Help Your Skin
Poor diet & hormones can wreak havoc with our skin and topical creams can only do so much. Why not put some buzz in your beauty regime? Bee Energised combines the best quality ingredients to help with energy and focus but the nutrients it contains have also been show to help with skin health. Here’s some scoop below from Nutritionist Susan Alexander.
Bee Energised combines organic bee pollen, sustainably sourced from an organic farm in the Galician hills. Did you know that bee pollen is known to be the richest source of vitamins found in nature in a single food1? With health enhancing plant metabolites (tocopherol, niacin, thiamine, biotin and folic acid, polyphenols, carotenoid pigments, phytosterols)2, it’s a great way to nourish and regenerate the skin!
Bee pollen is also great for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions, due to the presence of flavonoids3, which are able to reduce the oxidative stress in the body. Bee Pollen’s antimicrobial action4 also helps keep acne at bay by helping to prevent bacteria growth from blocked sebum inside the follicles5.
Bee Energised also contains organic matcha green tea and organic green tea leaf extract, also known for their anti-inflammatory effects6; with matcha containing more than 3 times as much EGCG as normal green tea7.
And, on top of this, Bee Energised also contains hormone balancing B vitamins and antioxidant rich spirulina8 and Vitamin C found in the rosehips it contains, making Bee Energised the ideal product for cleansing and enriching your body inside and out!
By Susan Alexander BA (Hons), ND, dipNT, RYT(R), mBANT, mCNHC Nutritional consultant for Unbeelievable Health
Buy Bee Energised online here via Holland & Barrett & find in UK & Irish health stores.
Cover bee image by CSA
1 Institute of Apiculture, Taranov, Russia
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8 Yogianti et al Inhibitory effects of dietary Spirulina platensis on UVB-induced skin inflammatory responses and carcinogenesis The Journal of investigative Dermatology 2014 Oct;134(10):2610-9. doi: 10.1038/jid.2014.188. Epub 2014 Apr 14.