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Calcium for Healthy Skin

In order for your skin to look fresh and attractive you need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Most people choose proven skin creams, SPF protection during sun exposure and drinking ample amounts of water as some of their top skin-protecting secrets. There are also masks, exfoliation…the list goes on.

But calcium for healthy skin is the little known secret to keeping you looking vibrant at any age.

It may come as a surprise, considering it’s not mainstream knowledge that calcium is just as crucial as say…Lancome for your skin.

But calcium may be just as, if not more important than any of your typical skin-beauty regimens.

Let me tell you why…

Give Your Skin What it Needs to Regenerate

The epidermis, which is the top outermost layer of your skin, suffers more direct and recurring encounters with the outside world than any other tissue in the body, making it more vulnerable to damage. [1]

And that’s why calcium is needed for healthy skin.

Calcium in the epidermis has been shown to help your body regulate cell turnover via cell differentiation by replacing old skin cells with new ones. The key to this process is that calcium actually affects the speed at which this replacement process occurs. [2]

So the appearance of your skin can be affected by whether or not enough calcium is available for use during new skin growth and turnover.

Ultimately, if your skin does not have enough calcium to use for regeneration, the process slows and your skin may start to appear thin, fragile and aged.

The Real Foundation of Beauty at Any Age

And while taking care of your skin is what most women turn to when fighting wrinkles and aging – it may not be that simple.

According to a study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery medical journal, wrinkles and sagging may be attributed to the bones in your face deteriorating. [3]

Researchers conducted CT scans on participants from different decades to compare the facial structures across different age ranges. They found that older participants had more shrunken facial bones which resulted in more wrinkles and sagging.

Think of your bones and skin like the foundation of a house. If your foundation is starting to crumble and deteriorate, the house will do the same.

It’s the combination of healthy skin and bones that leads to a youthful appearance. And if you look after your skin and consume adequate amounts of calcium you can put off these effects.

The takeaway is that calcium is crucial for healthy skin.

Researchers disagree on many things, but the one issue they all agree on is that it’s best to get your calcium from food whenever possible. So why not supplement with a food? AlgaeCal is a whole-food marine algae that is milled into a powder. The calcium is so concentrated that you can get 720 mg in just 2 servings. And AlgaeCal also contains magnesium, boron, copper, manganese, silicon, nickel, selenium, strontium, phosphorus, potassium, vanadium, and zinc. That’s all 13 known essential bone supporting minerals!

Supplementing with AlgaeCal makes sense because it is food based. But so does the fact that AlgaeCal is the only calcium clinically supported to increase bone density – maybe even in aging cheek and jaw bones. Traditional calcium slows annual bone loss, but that is not the same as increasing bone density. Give yourself the gift of the best possible calcium to support your beauty.


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Author: Monica Straith, BS

Monica is the PR and Outreach Manager and Fitness Lead at AlgaeCal. She’s an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and has a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she played varsity soccer for four years. Monica pulls from her experience in athletics and health to contribute to AlgaeCal and has also been featured on myfitnesspal blog, Prevention, and Huffington Post.