3 Studies that might improve your health.
The Skin Barrier
According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, “Vitamins A, C, E, and the trace element zinc assist in enhancing the skin barrier function.” This means that even though these micronutrients are only needed in small amounts, they still strengthen your skin, which plays a key role in protecting the body’s vital organs from outside substances. Pretty amazing, right?
The Ultimate Cold Killer
It seems to be the new trend to up your intake of vitamin C to fight off that nasty cold, but a recent study in the Journal of International Medical Research found that vitamin C might only be one part of the solution. It demonstrated that when vitamin C was combined the zinc, it was significantly more efficient at knocking out the common cold. Talk about a winning combination!
The Proof is in the Probiotic
A recent study published in The British Journal of Nutrition shed light on the benefits of probiotics. After testing the effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, LGG®† and Bifidobacterium, BB-12®† on a group of college students, they found the students missed significantly fewer school days compared to the placebo group. Essentially, these good bacteria were a factor in sustaining healthy immune function among the students.