This brightly pigmented antioxidant helps prevent oxidative damage and fights the negative impacts of inflammation and ageing, as well as preserving skin hydration. Rich in nitrates, beetroot also helps improve blood flow to the skin.
- Oxidative Damage
- High Blood Pressure
- Dry Skin
Beetroot contains betalains, a class of red and yellow pigments found in plants, responsible for giving beetroot its bright red hue. Betalains are considered an antioxidant, which help to neutralise oxidative damage with proven free radical scavenging activity. This protects the cells in our bodies by fighting the negative impacts of inflammation and ageing, helping to address environmental or age-related skin concerns. In fact, beetroots are ranked amongst the top 10 vegetables with the strongest antioxidant power.
Beetroots are also a great source of natural ceramides, which are critical for skin barrier function and protection. Beetroot is particularly high in glucosylceramide, which has been shown to help improve skin barrier function such as reducing trans epidermal water loss and increasing skin elasticity. Beetroot extract itself has also shown improvements in skin barrier function by preventing water loss and preserving skin hydration content, indicating that beetroot contains additional components beneficial for skin alongside its ceramides. Because of its ability to improve blood flow around the body, beetroot can also help with delivering nutrients to our skin for optimum skin nourishment.
Research and studies
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Japanese Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine
Double-Blind Study on Effects of Glucosyl Ceramide in Beet Extract on Skin Elasticity and Fibronectin Production in Human Dermal Fibroblasts
The Journal of Nutrition
Inorganic Nitrate and Beetroot Juice Supplementation Reduces Blood Pressure in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Recovery Effects of Oral Administration of Glucosylceramide and Beet Extract on Skin Barrier Destruction by UVB in Hairless Mice
Journal of Applied Physiology
“Beet” the cold: beetroot juice supplementation improves peripheral blood flow, endothelial function, and anti-inflammatory status in individuals with Raynaud’s phenomenon
Oral Intake of Beet Extract Provides Protection Against Skin Barrier Impairment in Hairless Mice
Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine