Nurture team April 26, 2016

So what are phytoestrogens? As we get older, our oestrogen levels drop significantly. The good news is that what nature takes away, nurture can give back.

Plant Power

Plants produce chemicals called phytohormones. One group of phytohormones, called phytoestrogens, can mimic human oestrogen and therefore help us combat the effect of oestrogen decline as we age. Oestrogen plays a vital role in maintaining the youthful appearance of your skin and as levels decline, collagen production and cell turnover in the skin slows down. This results in three evident changes: loss of radiance, loss of moisture and a loss of thickness (making skin more prone to wrinkles). To tackle the effects of a decrease in oestrogen, we can consume foods which are rich in phytoestrogens; soy, flaxseed and red clover, for example. The caveat is that we must eat them regularly, as phytoestrogens are excreted from the body within 24 hours. Alternatively, supplements can offer an easier and more concentrated way to consume effective levels of phytoestrogens, and offer a controlled way to ensure you receive the optimum intake.

The most effective form

Our replenish favourites and new launches now contain optimum levels of the most active form of phytoestrogens, Lipobelle Soyaglycone, to encourage skin health and vitality even after natural levels of oestrogen have begun to decline. Lipobelle Soyaglycone helps to stimulate the production of collagen (and prevent its degradation), reduce lines and wrinkles and has been proven to improve skin density by up to 17%, resulting in much healthier, younger-looking skin.

Youthful skin

Lipobelle Soyaglycone contains genistein, which studies have shown to be the only phyotestrogen to penetrate deeply into the stratum corneum (the outer layer of skin) when applied topically. This means it can work deeper in your skin to deliver a visible lift and increase skin thickness. Unlike any other source of phytoestrogens available on the market, the powerful collagen-boosting power of Lipobelle Soyaglycone is proven to make skin appear five years younger due to the reduced appearance of wrinkles. By combining complementary skin nutrition supplements containing phytoestrogens, with phytoestrogen-enriched skincare, you can increase the benefits to your skin and hair, for optimum health and vitality.

Are phytoestrogens safe?

As the effects of phytoestrogens are 1,000 times weaker than those found in HRT, they can help improve menopausal symptoms and skin health with less risk of side effects.

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Nothing beats a healthy, balanced diet to provide all the nutrients we need. But when this isn't possible, supplements can help. This article isn't intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before trying supplements or herbal medicines.



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