Do stretch marks make you cringe at their very thought? The last thing you want on your smooth skin are stretch marks, and the first thing you need to do is prevent them. There are various simple supplements you can use before it’s too late.
Remember that the skin is mostly protein. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. To prevent or stop beginning phase stretch marks in their tracks, use an amino acid supplement.
Known to support and stabilize the skin’s collagen production is the non-essential (yet, essential to beauty) amino acid proline. It is best to supplement with an amino acid combination for optimal results. Renowned nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman recommends taking a 500 mg proline capsule twice daily between meals to prevent scarring, and to keep your skin resilient and away from awful stretch marks.
To keep a balanced level of amino acids in order to have adequate amounts of protein floating in your entire body try spirulina capsules, tablets, or flakes. Author and natural-physician-to-the-famous, Mark Stengler, ND recommends 2,000 to 3,000 mg per day for adults. The protein found in spirulina is highly bioavailable and is without harmful side effects.
Another protein-rich supplement is soy protein powder. Dr. Stengler recommends 50 to 150 mg per day and states that soy protein powders containing standardized isoflavone are best. Do avoid raw soy bean derived protein powder because it can cause thyroid and pancreatic problems when taken on a regular basis.
Finally, you can take hydrochloric acid (HCL) and pepsin supplements with high-protein meals to help with its breakdown and absorption.
It turns out our skin’s appearance is determined in large part by adequate protein intake and its proper assimilation. Whether it’s a delicious strawberry soy protein shake, tasty spirulina flakes, or proline capsules, you’ll be preventing stretch marks and building collagen before unsightly skin damage occurs.