Antioxidants role in skin health

Antioxidants are the microscopic nutrients and enzymes in food that inhibit oxidation, the process that causes damage from oxygen and leads to cell dysfunction and neutralizes free radicals. Antioxidants can be found naturally in plant-based foods such as fruits, veggies, coffee, tea, wine, and chocolate. There are various forms of antioxidants such as flavanols, resveratrol, and lycopene, along with multiple vitamins including vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and C. One of the primary jobs of antioxidants is to help prevent the damage caused by oxidants. Your body also uses antioxidants to fight off viruses and microbes, yet when taken in excess can cause serious damage. Cocoa contain more antioxidant properties, such as polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins than any other superfood or superfruit. Astaxanthin, which is the most powerful antioxidant known to science is one of the key ingredients in esthechoc.

esthechoc is composed of 72.6% cocoa, whereas most of dark chocolates only contain an average of 60-65% cocoa. Cocoa has numerous health benefits including lowering LDL and inhibiting ultraviolet C-induced DNA oxidation. Cocoa can limit LDL oxidation within two hours of consumption.

 

Astaxanthin and Carotenoids

Being one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man, Astaxanthin plays a vital role in helping esthechoc reverse the signs of aging in skin. Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment and is often referred to as the ‘King Of Carotenoids.’

A carotenoid is a natural pigment that creates the vibrant colors found in plants. For example, carotenoids are responsible for giving fall leaves their vibrancy and giving tomatoes their brilliant red hue. Carotenoids help us absorb light and play a major role in helping our bodies deactivate free radicals. Free radicals are single oxygen atoms that can damage cells by reacting with other molecules.

Astaxanthin works to reduce the oxidative load in your body by protecting cells against oxidation. Not only does Astaxanthin work as a powerful antioxidant, but it also works to improve skin moisture levels, elasticity and smoothness. Additionally, Astaxanthin works to reduce the risk of nuclear cataracts, meaning, not only does Astaxanthin protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but it also works as a natural shield for your eyes.

Traditionally, the best source of Astaxanthin is wild sockeye, shrimp, krill, crab or lobster. However, esthechoc packs in the health benefits of the previously mentioned foods in one delicious square.

 

Bioavailability

Bioavailability is the proportion of a substance that enters the circulation when introduced into the body and and so is able to have an active effect. Due to esthechoc’s patented production technology and active substances, esthechoc is resistant to stomach acid and is not metabolized by the liver, allowing for all of esthechoc’s health benefits to go through the lymph system and the thoracic duct to the venous angle, and from there directly to the tissues resulting in glowing skin from within.

 

Cocoa Polyphenolic Epicatechins

Polyphenols are phytochemicals that are naturally found in plants including cocoa. Polyphenols give fruits, berries, and vegetables their vibrant coloring, and they contribute to the oxidative stability of food.

Polyphenols perform a multitude of benefits for consumers including:

  • Fighting cancer cells
  • Protecting skin against UV radiation
  • Fighting free radicals
  • Reducing the appearance of aging
  • Promoting brain health
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Supporting normal blood sugar levels
  • Protecting your cardiovascular system
  • Promoting normal blood pressure

With the combination of Astaxanthin and Cocoa Polyphenolic Epicatechins users of esthechoc can expect to see:

  • Fibroblast stimulation to collagen and elastin synthesis that results in flattening of wrinkles and increase of density, firmness and elasticity of skin. [3]
  • Repair and build-up of collagen and elastin fibers destroyed by UV radiation. [1], [2]
  • Stimulation of callosity and re-building of damaged epidermis. [3]
  • Immunity boost and improvement of the skin healing processes. [5]
  • Improvement of both dry skin and oily skin lipid management.
  • In depigmentation processes, prevention of patchy loss of skin colouring. [6]


Anti-Inflammatory

Antioxidants act as natural anti-inflammatory agents, thus reducing the signs of swelling by increasing circulation and cell metabolism. By reducing facial inflammation, esthechoc promotes an even toned skin complexion.

The epidermis is your outermost layer of skin, but those seeking healthy skin from within need to treat the dermis, the lower level of the skin, to achieve beautiful, glowing skin. esthechoc has been proven to increase oxygen saturation in the dermis by 59% and to improve oxygen transportation in plasma by 85%. Additionally, esthechoc reduces oxidative damage in inflammatory conditions by 72%.

 

Skin Firming

Antioxidants have been shown to plump the skin from within to diminish the signs of wrinkles and aging. esthechoc Beauty Chocolate creator, Dr. Ivan Petyaev says: “It works by delivering these high power molecules to your blood so that they reach the skin and underlying tissues simultaneously. Once there, they improve the physiology of the skin. Put simply it delivers the benefit from within.”

 

Repair Sun Damage

Antioxidants have the ability to correct damage done to the skin through harsh sun damage. By stimulating blood flow in the skin, antioxidants help to encourage new cell growth. Additionally, long-term ingestion of high flavanol cocoa provides photoprotection against UV-induced erythema and improves skin condition.

 

Dark Chocolate As An Antioxidant

Dark chocolate is comprised of nutrients that positively affect your health, and is classified as one of the best natural sources of antioxidants. The key when crafting high quality, age defying dark chocolate is cocoa. For a dark chocolate to yield optimal results, it’s cocoa count must be higher that 70%. esthechoc is comprised of 72.6% cocoa, which makes it an excellent source of iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Standard milk chocolate contains about 10% cocoa on average, while the average dark chocolate bar contains 60-65% cocoa.

esthechoc is backed by years of research and scientific evidence and has received multiple awards from the beauty industry of our revolutionary anti-aging chocolate. By using our proprietary production method of chocolate tempering and combining epicatechin and astaxanthin, we have created the world’s leading chocolate nutricosmetic supplement.  

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