265 – Nutrition for Healthy and Glowing Skin- My Interview with Tracy Kreider

Facial aging is caused by both internal and external factors.

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When we consider how old we look, we usually focus on facial skin health. As we get older we see the effects of aging most obviously in our faces. We spend millions of dollars on potions and lotions that promise more youthful skin. There are certainly things we can all do to improve the health and appearance of our skin.

In this interview with Tracy Kreider we will explore the factors that contribute to accelerated skin aging. Some things we have no control over, but at the same time there are many things you can do to have healthier skin. We will also discuss Maxi-Skin from Country Life as a product that uses clinically studied ingredients for skin health.

Factors in Aging (the following content provided by Country Life):
There are both internal factors and external factors. Internal factors include our genetics and the natural aging process. Age is the one factor over which you have no control. Genetics, on the other hand, can be influenced by many factors.

Some of the external factors affecting facial aging include sun exposure, smoking, pollution. The shocking news is that skin aging begins in the 20’s. As we age, collagen production starts to decline and eventually hormonal changes will contribute to more challenges. Over time collagen level diminishes, therefore, it’s important to supplement with collagen to support skin, hair, nails, joints and bones health.*

Collagen Loss in Facial Aging
Collagen is a fibrous protein in the dermis that gives structure to the skin and provides the foundation for the retention of elastin. Elastin is a protein that helps tissue maintain shape.

Country Life Maxi-Skin
Maxi-Skin is formulated with the clinically studied ingredient called Verisol. Verisol® is Bioactive Collagen Peptides®. Collagen peptides are short chain peptides derived from collagen protein. These specific optimized peptides) are bio-available, digestible and soluble in cold water. Clinical studies show Verisol® can positively influence dermal skin structures. Don’t forget that collagen is the support structure throughout the body. Collagen also supports skin, hair, nails, joints and bones. Verisol® is clinically shown to:

  • enhance skin elasticity*
  • increase collagen by 60%*
  • reduce depth of eye wrinkles*

Vitamin A

  • Essential for skin cell renewal in the epidermis layer


  • Supports healthy hair, skin and nails

Vitamin C

  • Helps support elastin
  • Required for collagen formation in the dermis layer
  • Essential for the maintenance of connective tissue
  • Protects skin from cell damaging free radicals.

Maxi-Skin is available in 3 different powdered formulas. They all include the clinically studied Verisol® Collagen. End Country Life Content.

PubMedYou can read more about the clinical study using Verisol at PubMed.

Other nutrients that provide additional nutritional support that you might consider:

  • Pycnogenol includes antioxidants called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs).* At 100 mg, it is also shown to support cardiovascular health.*
  • Resveratrol – Supports cardiovascular health*, healthy aging* and supports the body’s antioxidant system
  • Hyaluronic Acid also supports joint lubrication, comfort and mobility.*
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant that protects against free radicals.*

About Tracy Kreider
Tracy Kreider is the Senior National Product Educator for Country Life Vitamins. Tracy has a long history in the natural products industry having managed one of Richard’s Whole Foods store chain in Florida. Tracy is a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) and is Board Certified with The American Naturopathic Medical Association. She understands the science behind nutrition and she understands the needs of consumers. Tracy spends her time traveling the country giving educational and inspirational seminars to retailers and consumers on behalf of Country Life Vitamins. Country Life has been one of the leading quality supplement manufacturers for over 45 years.

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