Author of 'The Water Secret', Dr Murad believes we should eat our water rather than drink it. He advocates eating plenty of fruits and vegetables to help our cells store and hold on to water; simply drinking it just washes through out system he says. The water in fruits and vegetables is 'structured', meaning it is surrounded by molecules that helps water get into cells easily and quickly and stays there. As we age, the body loses the ability to utilise water as it did when it was younger. The result: cell damage that we see as the appearance of aging. Fruits and vegetables are also rich in healing antioxidants your body needs. This is the key to health and also healthy skin and as our body's biggest organ it is a reflection of our overall health. Topical creams have a place but a limitation, no amount of cream with make up for a healthy and balanced diet. With your skin you get out what you put in.
In order for your body to get everything it needs, Dr Murad has developed a range of supplements to optimise your skin's health. Murad Firm & Tone Dietary Supplements maximise cellular hydration and build and strengthen connective tissue.
Glucosamine - Increases water content and helps strengthen the skin
Amino Acids - Encourage the healthy formation of collagen and elastin tissue
Phosphatidylcholine and Lecithin - Help support cellular integrity
Pomegranate Extract, Vitamins C and E, Grape Seed Extract and CoEnzyme Q10 - Provide antioxidant protection against free-radical damage
Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil - Provide Essential Fatty Acids to help lock moisture into the cells
Zinc - Helps reduce the appearance of skin irritation
TheChicGeek's Verdict - Firstly, this is a very comprehensive supplement pack. There are 11 large pills to be taken everyday. To make things very easy, they are broken into day and night packs that you simply tear, take and then dispose of. This makes it very easy to know where you are. Initially, I thought I wouldn't keep it up as the pills are big and there is always that pesky fish one, but I managed to get into a routine and use the full four weeks worth.
It is recommended to take two boxes before you see results, as it takes on average 8 weeks for the body to make new cells. It is expensive but there is no doubt everything your body needs is included. I noticed the hairs on my legs were thicker and glossier which probably means the hair on head was the same and it made me think about what else I put into my body, which is a good thing.
If you have a healthy diet you probably don't need as many supplements as this but you could look into the areas where you are lacking and take accordingly.