We've been bombarded with so called "superfruits" and "superherbs" over the last several years, and now there is a new one in the news. Gâc is a bright-red fruit that grows as large as a cantaloupe and abundantly on vines all over sub-tropical Asia, especially in Vietnam. A fountain of antioxidants, as some recent research unveiled, this fruit is grown in home gardens and has been valued for its medicinal potentials.
The Gâc fruit is also high in Beta-carotene, a natural carotenoid antioxidant that helps boost the immune system, assists the skin’s cellular rejuvenation process, and supports the structural integrity of the tissues. Most people think carrots when they think of beta-carotene. Carotenoids as plant pigments function as protection of the plant against excess sunlight. Similarly, their nutritional value is especially important to healthy skin.
We've always been told to keep your skin moisturized with lotions and oils and to drink lots of water to help moisturize the skin from the inside out. Well there is a new dietary supplement, R.G. Skin Revitalizer, made from an oil extract from the Gâc. It is rich in carotenoid antioxidants, and when taken as part of one’s daily diet, essentially provides skin daily nourishment that works from the inside out.
So is the Gâc a superfruit or just a fruity new health & beauty industry fad? Well I'll leave that up to the experts. It does contain beneficial nutrients and certainly wouldn't hurt as part of a balanced nutritional plan.
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