Your kidneys are some of the hardest working organs in your body, and all the things they are responsible for are mind boggling. That said, even kidneys need a little help sometimes, and Annique is there to provide it.
Your kidneys are responsible for the following functions:
- They clean your blood by removing waste and unwanted products
- They play a major role in managing the body’s fluids
- They are responsible for releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure
- They create and activate a form of vitamin D, which promotes strong, healthy bones
- Control the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body
In celebration and recognition of World Kidney Day on 12 March, we are highlighting the Annique Health and Beauty products that are most suited to assist your kidneys in their vital functions.
OptiC contains two important vitamins that assist the kidneys in functioning to the best of their abilities:
When we think about vitamin C, we immediately associate it with protection against winter-associated illnesses. But did you know that vitamin C is a great natural detox aid? Clearing your blood of all the harmful toxins you consume is one of the kidney’s main functions, which makes working OptiC into your health-care routine essential, if living a clean life is important to you. Speaking of healthcare, something we need to commit to memory is that vitamin C can actually prevent kidney problems, most notably kidney stones.
Lavon Dunne, author of Nutrition Almanac, says the following: “Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that boosts immune system function and protects your kidneys from harmful free radicals that can interfere with proper kidney function”. Dunne explains that vitamin E also decreases kidney inflammation, eliminates oxidative stress from your body, transports oxygen, nutrients and blood to your kidneys, repairs tissue damaged by kidney infections, diseases or toxins and lowers your risk of renal artery stenosis, a condition that occurs when the arteries supplying blood and oxygen to your kidneys becomes blocked with plaque.
Zerotox is our go-to product for clearing toxins out of our systems (and getting rid of that pesky hangover). Paired with our kidneys, the two make perfect partners, both working hard to keep your body clean from the inside. Think of Zerotox as the first barrier toxins, heavy metals and nitrates have to go through to enter your system. It acts as a sponge in the digestive tract and adsorbs the aforementioned in much the same way a sponge soaks up water. Whatever gets past it now has to go through your kidneys, which will filter it out. What also makes Zerotox wonderful for detoxing is that it starts working within hours. To get even better results, drink lots of water to help facilitate the detox process (eight glasses per day, it helps flush toxins).
OptiToniQ+ is a 100% pure, natural and organically balanced water concentrate with Himalayan crystal salt, containing 84 minerals and trace elements which are identical to and essential for the human body. Much like the vitamin E in OptiC, OptiToniQ+ improves ailments like kidney and gall stones. It also replaces essential micro-minerals, ensuring cells are regenerated to their original design. This helps the body regenerate healthier, younger, more energetic and normal cells for improved skin, hair, nails, organ function and brain health. It regulates blood pressure, something it has in common with your kidneys, and provides a faster and more thorough detoxification from both inside the cells (cellular toxins) and from the extra-cellular tissue in order to reduce the primary cause of ageing and degenerative conditions.