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Importance of Hydration

As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier, your skin may lose precious moisture. Proper hydration also helps to keep our muscles lubricated, strong, and energized; helps slow the aging process and provides our organs water to maintain their peak levels of functioning.

These supplements can help keep your body and skin hydrated during the upcoming winter months:

  • Magnesium:  Because of widespread nature of magnesium deficiencies, adequate daily intake of magnesium is critical for proper hydration, sleep, stress response, muscle relaxation, promoting healthy blood pressure levels, optimal bone mineral density and blood sugar regulation. There are several different forms of magnesium. Dr. Sinda prefers Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L-Theronate.
     
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating, clear substance that’s produced by the body naturally. In the human body, hyaluronic acid is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin, inside joints, within the eye sockets and in other tissues where it helps retain collagen, increase moisture, and provide elasticity and flexibility. Look for quality skincare products that contain Hyaluronic acid and or try sublingual oral tablets.
     
  • Fish Oil: The fatty acids in fish oil supply hydration to your skin and help with inflammation. Be sure to find a high quality Omega. Dr. Sinda often recommends Ortho Molecular’s Ortho Omega 3 820, 3-4 capsules daily. 
     
  • Vitamin E:  Vitamin E keeps skin hydrated and calm. Because vitamin E lives in and protects cell membranes, which form a barrier around cells to keep them healthy and hydrated, it indirectly helps skin stay moisturized and supple. Find a brand that contains "mixed tocopherols".

Of course make sure to drink plenty of clean water. Water helps in the production of lymph, which carries white blood cells and other immune system cells. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Not sure what to take? Make an appointment or consultation to see Dr. Sinda.


Published on: 10-31-2017