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Anti-Aging Benefits of Chlorella and Spirulina for Skin and Hair - ENERGYbits

Anti-Aging Benefits of Chlorella and Spirulina for Skin and Hair

, by Catharine Arnston, 7 min reading time

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Collagen peptide supplements have exploded in popularity recently, due to their anti-aging benefits. The problem with collagen peptide supplements is that they’re highly processed animal products containing chemicals, toxins, and synthetic ingredients. That also means collagen peptide supplements are stripped of most collagen-building nutrients that algae tablets have. On the other hand, algae tablets are a 100% sustainable and unprocessed anti-aging food with all the synergistic antioxidants and nutrients that support collagen building inside your body.

Our BEAUTYbits® counteract many hallmarks of skin aging and hair loss. If you want to support your skin and hair health to glow naturally, these algae tablets are essential.

In this article, we will explore the root causes of aging and how algae tablets can address these even better than collagen peptides can.

1) A powerful source of antioxidants

Oxidants are a part of life – you generate them by living and breathing.

Too many oxidants can be damaging throughout your body. Just as oxidants can rust iron and turn air-exposed fruits brown, the oxidants in your body can:

  • Damage DNA, killing your cells’ ability to divide and rejuvenate
  • Prematurely break down collagen and elastin, causing your skin to sag and lose elasticity
  • Jam your mitochondria and interfere with their energy production, which may cause symptoms like fatigue and brain fog
  • Age all of your tissues, organs, and blood vessels

Naturally, your cells can neutralize the oxidants with enzymes like superoxide dismutase and antioxidants like glutathione. However, these mechanisms become less efficient with age, leaving more runaway damaging oxidants.

This is why dietary antioxidants can be potently anti-aging <1>. Unfortunately, most of us struggle to get enough of them from fruits and vegetables, as only 10% of Americans consume 5 servings of vegetables and fruits daily <2>.

BEAUTYbits® algae tablets are a great source of antioxidants both as nutrients like vitamins C and E, and chlorophyll and superoxide dismutase (SOD). In fact, spirulina algae has 4x more antioxidants than blueberries and contains more SOD than any food! <3>,<4>

SOD is a powerful cellular antioxidant enzyme that can enter your mitochondria and protect your DNA from oxidants. Animal and human studies suggest that some SOD enzymes consumed as food can deliver powerful antioxidant benefits to various organ systems, including your skin <5>. Keep in mind, however, that to reap the benefits from SOD in algae tablets, it has to be raw as heat can kill the enzyme. Our algae tablets BEAUTYbits® are 100% raw and high in SOD enzymes.

Collagen peptide supplements, on the other hand, are not a reliable source of antioxidants <6>.

2) Provides building blocks for collagen, keratin, and healthy skin

Spirulina and chlorella tablets are complete protein sources that provide building blocks for healthy skin, including collagen and keratin <7>. Keratin is the protein that strengthens your nails and hair.

Algae tablets have 3 times the concentration of protein compared to steak. As a complete protein, algae provides all the essential and non-essential amino acids that your body needs, including building blocks for collagen and keratin for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Beyond amino acids, our algae tablets are also great sources of omega-3 fatty acids and silica. Even fish do not produce omega 3 on their own, but get omega 3 from eating algae in the ocean. Omega-3 fatty acids are a crucial part of healthy skin. They also help to maintain the skin’s hydration, skin barrier, and healthy inflammation balance <8>.

Silica is an important mineral for hair, skin, and nail strength <9>. It also helps to build collagen inside your body. However, collagen peptide supplements don’t contain silica.

3) Protects collagen and elastin in the skin

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes that degrade collagen and elastin fibers activated by oxidative stress and day-to-day damage. Increased MMP activity means more collagen and elastin breakdowns <10>, causing wrinkles, sagging, and loss of skin elasticity.

Oxidative stress can also oxidize lipids in the skin. This disrupts the skin’s barrier leading to dry and rough skin.

Algae tablets have molecules that inhibit MMP enzymes <11>,<12>, protecting your collagen and elastin from oxidative stress.

4) Improves the skin’s ability to self-renew and heal as regenerative signals

Aside from building blocks, collagen peptide supplements also provide regenerative signals such as hydroxyproline peptides that stimulate tissue growth and regeneration <13>. Spirulina has low hydroxyproline, while chlorella has more in its cell wall <14>. Also, many algae-sourced peptides are bioactive peptides that act as potent regenerative signals <15>.
Studies have shown the benefits of algae tablets both when applied topically and internally. Algae extracts can repair the first signs of aging and stimulate collagen synthesis in the skin <16>,<17>. In a cell study, a topical application of a spirulina protein inhibited many skin aging processes <18>. In a rat study, administering spirulina under the skin increased antioxidants, decreased inflammation, reduced MMPs, and supported recovery of collagen density <19>.

5. Provides micronutrients to the skin

Due to their high nutrient density, algae tablets provide many essential vitamins and minerals to the skin. Algae tablets are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world <20>.
It is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, and many minerals. Vitamin A promotes cell turnover and promotes smoother complexion, while vitamins C and E are potent antioxidants. Our algae tablets are also rich in the minerals zinc, copper, and selenium, which are all important for skin health <21>.

6. Supports gut health

Your skin health is linked to your gut via the gut-skin axis <22>. If your gut or your gut flora is unhealthy, it will inevitably show up on your skin.

Algae tablets can support gut health by:

  • Feeding your beneficial gut bacteria with prebiotic fibers, omega-3s, and plant-based antioxidants <23>
  • Supporting healthy gut barriers through its inflammation-balancing and antioxidant properties <24>

7. Helps with detoxification

Toxins such as chemicals from environmental pollution and smoking can prematurely age your skin. Algae tablets can help to detoxify such toxins and prevent their aging effects from day-to-day exposures in the following ways:

  • Dietary fibers in the algae tablets promote regularity, ensuring that you eliminate the toxins in your stools.
  • Chlorophyll has a unique structure that allows it to bind to heavy metals <25>, pesticides, and environmental toxins. After toxins are bound to chlorophyll, they are eliminated from the body in the stools.

Protective against radiation <26>. Chlorella was used to help people detoxify after the nuclear events in Fukushima and Chernobyl.

Can you take BEAUTYbits® algae tablets with collagen peptide supplements?

You absolutely can! Many people enjoy collagen peptide supplement drinks and believe in their health benefits. As you can see, algae tablets deliver many more health benefits than collagen peptide supplements because our tablets contain loads of antioxidants and collagen-building vitamins. Therefore, adding algae tablets can enhance many of the benefits of collagen peptides, so you can certainly have both in your regimen.

Repeat the Benefits of Algae

If you want glowing skin, hair, and nails, it’s time to upgrade from your regular collagen supplement and try BEAUTYbits®! These tablets will provide you with collagen building blocks, regenerative signals, collagen-building cofactors, detoxification support, a gut flora boost, potent antioxidants, and much more. They do so sustainably and without extensive heat or chemical processing.

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