CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS
Benefits of Brazil Nuts:
Originating from South America, the brazil nut, also known as brazilian nut, is an excellent source of vitamins and dietary minerals. It contains high concentrations of Vitamin E, selenium, Vitamin B, minerals, and amino acids. These ingredients have been shown to enable brazil nut extract to contribute to overall skin maintenance, and most importantly provide powerful antioxidant protection.
Amongst its multiple sources of antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and Vitamin B, brazil nut extract is renowned for providing the richest source of selenium- an antioxidant mineral. Together, the constituents of brazil nut extract help to protect the skin by neutralizing free-radicals present in the environment. Due to its ability to reduce oxidative stress, brazil nut extract is ideal for providing antioxidant protection and selenium benefits for skin. 1
- John, J. A. and Fereidoon, S. Phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa). Journal of Functional Foods 2.3, 196-209 (2010)