I’ve always taken a multivitamin, but I’ve also always wondered about other supplements and what they could really do for me.
I started taking the Hum Nutrition Red Carpet supplement a few weeks ago and have really been enjoying them. I take two capsules every morning after breakfast or my smoothie when I’m on the run. They are small enough and are super easy to take. I don’t taste anything or experience an aftertaste like some other supplements I’ve tried in the past, which is good!
The bottle runs $25 for 60 vegetarian capsules. That’s about .42 per capsule, which really isn’t bad in my opinion. Hum Nutrition claims this supplement will give you healthier skin and stronger, shinier and healthier hair.
I have to say, I’ve seen a bit of a difference in my skin but it could be because of the new skincare products I’ve added into my routine. I really can’t rule anything out or pinpoint an exact cause though unfortunately. I don’t see much of a difference in my hair, but I will keep taking them in hopes of more shine! I try to take really good care of my hair to begin with, so I’m not sure if I will see any major difference. I’m always game for pumping my body with the nutrients and goodies it needs to thrives, so I’m good if I don’t see drastic results!
Product Details (from Dermstore)
Hum Nutrition Red Carpet capsules jump-start your skin care routine by giving your body a health and beauty boost from the inside out. Black currant and sunflower seed oil provide omega-3 and omega-6 nutrients for stronger, shinier hair and healthier skin.
- Antioxidants: fight free radical damage that accelerates the aging process
- Vitamin E: helps replenish moisture and keep free radicals out
- Results expected in as little as four weeks.
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Ingredients (from Dermstore)
Black Currant Seed Oil Containing GLA And ALA, Vitamin E From Sunflower Seed, Food Starch, Glycerin, Carrageenan From Edible Seaweed, Water, Annatto.
6 Health Benefits of Black Current ( taken from Healthline)
In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants have plenty of antioxidants and anthocyanins. These can help strength your immune system, soothe sore throats, and ease flu symptoms.
Blackcurrant leaves also have a range of properties, including:
Blackcurrants have a direct effect on your body’s inflammatory response.
Blackcurrant seed oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega-6 fatty acid that’s been said to help ease inflammation in the body. The high GLA and anthocyanin content can help reduce joint or muscle:
Grape-based drinks like wine and juice are known to help decrease plaque buildup, but blackcurrant juice, as well as pomegranate juice, is far more potent. Blackcurrant is high in potassium and GLA, which can help lower your blood pressure too. The GLA also helps cells in your heart resist damage and slows down platelet clumping in your blood vessels.
Although there isn’t much scientific research about blackcurrant seed oil and its effectiveness for skin conditions, the National Psoriasis Foundation recommends the oil to help ease psoriasis symptoms. Taken orally, blackcurrant seed oil can help slow the growth and development of psoriasis patches. It also can be applied directly to dry, itchy, or stinging skin.
Research shows that GLA and linoleic acid, which are found in vitamin C, may be promising for treating dry eye. Thankfully, blackcurrants are packed with both of those.
Clinical trials with blackcurrants found that these berries improve eye function, including:
- the eyes’ ability to adapt to the dark
- blood flow to the eyes
- slowed progression of visual field deterioration in people with glaucoma
- symptoms of visual fatigue
People who do computer work every day may benefit from blackcurrant supplements. One study found that 1 tablespoon of blackcurrant berries reduced visual fatigue two hours afterward.
Blackcurrants contain many vitamins, such as:
The most significant is vitamin C. In fact, blackcurrants carry four times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, and double the amount of antioxidants as blueberries. The benefits of vitamin C are many. The body uses vitamin C to metabolize protein and form collagen, which is essential for skin care and anti-aging.
I can honestly say I would recommend these supplements! I know I am ordering another bottle, and will be checking out more from Hum Nutrition in the future! They are vegetarian, which is awesome and the price is right. I love that they offer targeted supplements instead of your everyday multi vitamin.
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