Nutraceuticals for body care: what are they and how do you use them?
Nutraceuticals for body care can be excellent natural companions. We tell you what they are and how you can use them depending on your main concern.
What are nutraceuticals?
Nutraceuticals are food supplements, which come in the form of tablets, capsules, liquids, gums or powders, containing nutrients such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals, plant extracts and others.
Despite the fact that they are not a substitute for a healthy diet or physical exercise, by including these food supplements in our diet we can help to enhance our beauty and healthy well-being.
Certain substances are not recommended for sensitive groups, for example pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, or for persons undergoing medical treatment. Nevertheless, you should follow the recommendations given by the manufacturers on the containers and packaging and seek medical advice in case of doubt.
Where did nutraceuticals come from?
It was Dr. Stephen DeFelice who, in 1989, coined the term "nutraceutical", merging "nutrition" and "pharmaceutical". He described nutraceuticals as "foods with a health benefit, including the prevention and/or treatment of disease".
From that moment on, these foods became increasingly popular because of their verifiable positive effects on our health and well-being.
Key benefits of nutraceuticals for the body
nutraceuticals or nutricosmetics can deliver a variety of health benefits, which depend on their nutrients and forms of presentation. Some of the most important benefits of nutraceuticals include the following:
- Boosting metabolism
- Enhancing cleansing effects
- Enhancing draining effects
- Acting as a prebiotic
- Fostering a satiating effect
- Enhancing digestion
- Acting as a thermogenic (increasing body temperature)
Core components of nutraceuticals for the body
These food supplements are notable for including nutrients such as:
- L-carnitine: promotes the burning of fat as a source of energy and stimulates its metabolism.
- Choline: mobilises liver fats and reduces hepatic overload (liver protection).
- Bitter orange extract: boosts energy expenditure and improves physical performance.
- Extract of Centella asiatica: stimulates circulation and microcirculation.
- Birch extract, Cherry stem and Orthosiphon extract: increase the volume of urine and stimulate the elimination of electrolytes and toxins.
- Pineapple concentrate, and Artichoke extract: detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, fat-mobilising and dissolving action.
- Dandelion extract: promotes the selective growth of healthy bacteria in the gut and has draining properties.
Discover grascontrol® nutraceuticals
The new grascontrol® nutraceuticals are indicated to encourage the reduction of liquids and accumulated fats in general, and are especially targeted at those areas where they are most stubbornly located. They have been designed to bring out the benefits of healthy eating and sporting habits, as well as treatments and the use of body cosmetics.
grascontrol® nutraceuticals, with no added sugars, have plant-based active ingredients (100% vegan) to provide additional support and make it possible to achieve specific objectives.
It is a detoxifying and diuretic dietary supplement with draining effect to lose retained fluid and fat.
To enhance the improvement of fluid reduction and relieve tired legs, we recommend consuming it for 2 to 3 months; to bring in at the start of a diet, from 1 to 2 months.
One 3 g stick is used daily, dissolved in 1 litre of water, and consumed throughout the day. You should not exceed the recommended daily amount.
It is a lipolytic and fat-mobilising food supplement that can be consumed both in the morning and before physical activity.
One ampoule per day (10 mL) dissolved in a glass of water (approximately 100 mL of water) should be used. You should not exceed the recommended daily amount.
We recommend 1 month of treatment with grascontrol® lipactive solution to achieve optimal results, but you can consume up to 3 consecutive months. After 3 months of continuous consumption, you must wait 1 month (rest) before continuing with the oral treatment.
How can you enhance the results?
To achieve the best results, it is advisable to combine the use of nutraceuticals with home or cabin treatments from the bodyshock® range of topical cosmetics.
It is a protocol that addresses the main silhouette alterations in a completely personalised way: cellulite, localised fat, flaccidity and stretch marks.
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