October 31, 2011
Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Benefits of Bamboo
So if you have been following Accidental Brilliance or you are new around here, it is no secret that I am on a quest to find the best all natural supplements and products for healthy skin and hair. Bamboo was one of those supplements that surprised me. You might not think of bamboo when it comes to achieving healthy skin and hair but bamboo extract is one of those wonders of natures that does amazing things. Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of an edible grass that is eaten by many of the world's animals. It is a rich source of silica which is an essential nutrient for humans. Silica plays a great role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. It improves the health of the skin by helping absorb essential minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. It contains anti-oxidants which help minimize wrinkles and boost radiance. It offers the skin anti-irritant properties which soothe the skin when used as an active ingredient in creams and lotions. When it comes to the health and shine of the hair bamboo is very useful. When used in shampoo it improves the overall health of the hair by helping to clean the hair ducts, remove build-up of product and pollutants and restore shine and luster. Silica from bamboo extract has also been proven to strengthen the musculoskeletal system, improve the condition of the nails and teeth and help lower cholesterol. There are many ways to take advantage of the the benefits of bamboo, it can be taken in supplement tablet form, added into shampoo and skincare products but the easiest and best way to get the benefits is to add bamboo shoots into your diet. The perfect ingredient to add into your favorite stir-fry or steamed vegetable dish to really amp up the nutrient value of the meal, totally worth it if it means glowy skin and shiny hair right ?