Posts Tagged anti-inflammatory

  • Featured Product – Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel

    obagiDo you have oily skin that seems to shine no matter what kind of makeup you’re wearing? It can get annoying constantly wiping your face throughout the day or using blotching papers. Well now you can kiss oily skin goodbye because Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel was designed with oily skin in mind.

    It’s a gentle, hypoallergenic cleanser that purifies your skin of oils and impurities, leaving it soft and oil free. It combines a blend of herbs, natural cleansers, and Aloe vera that remove any kind of pollutant your skin can build up. It removes these oils without over drying and is great for sensitive skin, too.

    A special formulation of Saponins are a key ingredient within Obagi’s Foaming Gel. They act as a natural detergent to cleanse your skin and keep it clean all day. The Aloe soothes your skin as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces redness and swelling. Your skin will remain extremely soft with reduced shine all day. This product isn’t just for oily skin, normal to combination skin can use it too for the soothing properties it has.

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  • Açaí – The Big Picture

    There has been a lot of media coverage over the supposed “superfood” Açaí, pronounced ah-sah-EE. Many people have been raving about its uses and benefits. So what really makes Açaí so special?

    Açaí is a fruit that grows in Brazil on the Açaí Palm. The berry itself is very small and dark purple. The fruit is 90% seed with very little pulp around it, and no body consumes the actual seed. It is said to be one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world because of its extremely high levels of antioxidants and amino acids.

    The benefits of Açaí include: the maintenance of a healthy body and organs, increase in energy and stamina, healthy skin and hair, better sleep patterns, strengthened immune system, reduced pain and sores, and it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This little fruit seems to have it all.

    Because of Açaí’s high ORAC value, Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, it can slow the aging process in your body and brain. Because we don’t live in the Amazon, fresh Açaí berry is hard to attain. It perishes very fast, within 24 hours, so we must consume it in other forms.

    Açaí Berry extract is a very popular form of this powerful antioxidant. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as numerous B vitamins, vitamin C and E, iron, potassium, and calcium. Organic Açaí berry Juice is also another option. With 3500 ORAC units per serving, you can have more than your daily recommendation of antioxidant consumption. It also contains enough dietary fiber to help your digestive system.

    Açaí Berry Capsules are also a great way to gain its benefits, especially when you’re on the go. The recommended dose is twice daily with food and you’ll be able to get the proper amount of antioxidants and benefits all in a small pill.

    Be careful when purchasing Açaí products over the internet and make sure it is really derived from the Açaí berry and not just its seed. Many websites are trying to scam their way into the Açaí market by selling fake products that aren’t really from Brazil or are predominantly from the crushed particles of the seed. If you can find Açaí products in trusted grocers, their authenticity might be more guaranteed.

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