Article written by the founder of Bestow Beauty, Janine Tait.
These days, it’s hard to imagine life without laptops, tablets and mobiles. But it was really only around ten years ago that these technologies became commonplace. I remember this time well because I was very alarmed by the amount of radiation we were suddenly exposed to.
I knew that radiation increased the amount of free-radicals we came in contact with and I knew that free-radicals eroded health and damaged skin. They break down collagen and speed up the ageing process.
My first instinct was to try and limit my exposure to technology. But the fact is, that running a business, even a wellness business, requires me to be around technology all the time. I soon realised I was not going to be able to significantly limit my exposure to free-radicals.
ANTI-OXIDANTS ARE VITAL FOR SKIN HEALTH
I needed a different approach. I decided to protect my body by increasing my anti-oxidant levels. Anti-oxidants are incredibly valuable compounds which neutralise free-radicals in the body. If I couldn’t limit the free-radicals, at least I could take in more anti-oxidants!
Berry Beautiful Anti-Oxidant Powder is my delicious solution to the problem of the free-radical exposure we have in our modern lives. It provides a super-anti-oxidant booster which empowers your body to protect itself from damage.
BERRY BEAUTIFUL INGREDIENTS
Did you know that the more bright and colourful fruits are the more anti-oxidants they contain? This is why berries are a brilliant source of anti-oxidants and why they form the base of Bestow Berry Beautiful.
BLACKCURRANTS contain high concentrations of anthocyanins, polyphenols, anti-oxidants and other bioactives. They have shown to be beneficial for the cardiovascular system, immune system, eye health, brain and gut health and kidney health.
BLUEBERRIES are high in anthocyanins, the colourful anti-oxidant pigments that give many foods their wonderful shades of blue, purple, and red. Anthocyanins are powerful protection against freeradicals and have an anti-inflammatory affect on the body.
CAMU-CAMU are a cherry sized berry from the Amazon which contain more vitamin C than any other food on the planet. They also contain carotenoids which protect your collagen fibres and other important skin structures from free-radical damage.
ACAI BERRIES are said to have the most anti-oxidants of any food on earth. They are also rich in healthy fats and dietary fibre and are believed to help control appetite hormones, increase energy, prevent heart disease and help with many metabolic functions.
POMEGRANATE can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia and inflammation. They have even been shown to provide anticarcinogenic effects.
BLACK DORIS PLUMS are rich in protective anti-oxidants and are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, folate and vitamin K. The phenols present in plums also help protect the essential fats in the neurons and cell membranes from free-radical damage.
CHIA-SEED FLOUR provides a gentle and nutritious source of soluble fibre to support clear skin through healthy bowel functioning. Chia is also a great source of omega-3 for healthy skin and zinc for healing. Kelp grows in the ocean and provides a rich source of bioavailable minerals. It is also high in iodine which is vital for proper thyroid functioning and for maintaining a healthy weight.
Bestow Berry Beautiful has been produced in New Zealand and is Certified Organic by AsureQuality – an independent, government approved food certifying agency.
HOW TO TAKE IT
For best results you should take one teaspoon of Bestow Berry Beautiful everyday mixed into food or liquid.
The fresh, zingy flavour of black-currants and other fruits provide a delicious boost to your Bestow smoothie. It can also be mixed in with yoghurt, or simply added to juice or water.
Bestow Berry Beautiful should be stored in a cool, dark place and used within six weeks. It is great for children. We believe it to be safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding but it’s always best practice to check with your doctor or midwife.
BERRY BRAINPOWER SMOOTHIE
Make a beautiful breakfast smoothie containing Bestow Berry Beautiful and Bestow Beauty Oil to give you and your children a smart start to the day. These two Bestow super-foods provide the anti-oxidants, fats and proteins needed for optimum brain function and learning.