Skin Care and Treatments of Melbourne Dermatology - Vitamins and Minerals Necessary for Skin-Beneficial Prostaglandin Synthesis

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Vitamins and Minerals Necessary for Skin-Beneficial Prostaglandin Synthesis

In order for essential fatty acids from various sources (including fish, evening primrose, borage, blackcurrant, flaxseed oils) to convert effectively into prostaglandins beneficial to the skin, certain vitamins, minerals and trace elements must be present both systemically and in topical skin care.

These vital additional elements function as co-enyzmes in the various conversion processes.

The most required skin care elements are:

These components affected cyclooxygenase, which is the final enzyme in the conversion of essential fatty acids into the skin-beneficial prostaglandins (PG-1 and PG-3).

The most recommended sources for topical supplementation of vitamins, minerals and trace elements are as follows:

Thursday, 26 May 2005

Best Fish Oil Sources Used in Skin Care and Treatment

The best sources of fish oils which enhance skin-beneficial prostaglandin synthesis are cold-water marine fish

  • salmon
  • mackerel
  • anchovies
  • sardines
  • tuna

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