Skin is the largest organ in the human body, and although not truly part of the musculoskeletal system, has many structural and functional resemblances to bones and muscles that we need to be aware of. The skin is composed of many of the same connective tissues that occur around bones and muscles.
Most skin growth occurs within the stratum germinativum (basal layer) of the epidermis. Skin replaces itself almost every 27 days - it continually produces a horny protective covering of proteins (via the process of Keratinisation) and continually sheds its outermost layer of dead cells (via the process of exfoliation).
The following supplements are recommended to aid regeneration & maintain good skin health.
Wise Owl’s vitamins and minerals are truly natural supplements made using high quality ingredients, in a whole food matrix. They can provide your body with the levels of nutrients our ancestors consumed, as nature intended. Because they are made from real food, your body is able to absorb and use the active nutrients much more efficiently.
Enoceride is a natural beauty supplement rich in marine collagen and antioxidants. Its unique formulation has been scientifically proven to help maintain good healthy skin. Enoceride provides antioxidants known to help combat harmful free radicals that may cause premature ageing, and to help promote good health.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) is vital for the proper activity of the nervous system & for the formation & maintenance of healthy skin, tongue & digestive system tissue. Niacin acts as a co-enzyme thus assisting in the breakdown & utilisation of proteins, fats & carbohydrates.
Zinc & Copper Zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in the body, being present in all tissues. Wise Owl's Zinc supplement is combined with copper to prevent a possible risk of copper deficiency during long-term usage.
Vitamin C plays an essential role in the several processes in the body. It is a water-soluble vitamin that dissolves in water & cannot be stored by the body.
Wise Owl's Multivitamins + Minerals Supplement have been specifically formulated to help your body obtain its optimum level of nutrients, with excellent absorption & utilisation.
Biological function of Skin
With regard to the immune system the Skin helps to protect the body from invasion by detrimental microorganisms.
With regard to the nervous system the skin contains receptors for the senses of touch, pain and temperature.
The skin maintains the body's water balance. It helps to prevent excessive loss of water. Skin has more wrinkles and appears "rougher" when the body is affected by dehydration, it is estimated that 70% of poor skin can be traced to dehydration.
Chemical Composition of Skin
The chemical composition of skin can be broadly considered as:
- Lipids comprise 2% of the Skin.
- Minerals comprise 0.5% of the Skin.
- Proteins comprise 25.5% of the Skin.
- Water comprises 70% of the Skin.
- Other substances comprise 2% of the Skin.
The Ageing Process of Skin.
The ageing process causes the skin to become thinner and more transparent.
The progression of the ageing process (without intervention) causes deterioration of the structural attachment between the dermis (comprising approximately 90% of the thickness of the skin) and the epidermis.
The epidermis is the outermost layer which is further divided into four sub-layers. It is the thinnest layer of the skin (at its maximum it is 1 millimetre thick). The Epidermis is at its thickest on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands and it is at its thinnest on the eyelids.
The Skin loses its elasticity in tandem with the progression of the ageing process.
The skin’s collagen content declines in tandem with the progression of the ageing process.
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