pumpkinIf you think Thanksgiving worries are all about your waistline, better think again. True, the stuffing and yams are waistline busters, but sugar-filled desserts not only add calories, they can also cause skin damage and aging. If you’re like everyone else, you’ll likely save room for one–or more!–of the 5 most popular Thanksgiving desserts:

5 Popular Thanksgiving Desserts

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Roll

These seasonally delicious desserts are filled with sugar—and sugar kills skin. Whenever you consume foods that are cooked with sugar and protein—think of the desserts above, or cake cooked with eggs, milk or sugar, or any cooked food combining protein with sugar—you are consuming “glycated” foods. These foods can do big-time damage to your skin, because excess sugar causes three serious issues: glycation, which occurs when sugar binds with proteins, such as collagen and elastin in skin, and which then collapses to form crepy texture and wrinkles; inflammation, which causes redness and more aging; and oxidative stress, which accelerates skin aging. It’s why we have labeled the end product of the glycation process, Toxic Sugar.

While studying new ways to prevent glycation, a team of research scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) discovered an enzyme (F3K) in the body that causes the production of Toxic Sugar, whenever sugar is available in the body’s cells, especially in skin cells. Bottom line: Toxic Sugar comes from the body’s normal metabolic processes, and extra dietary sugar makes the problem even worse.

There’s good news here. Subsequent research by the FCCC scientists who are now working at MEG 21’s parent company, Dynamis Skin Science, resulted in Supplamine®, a dual-action ingredient combination that neutralizes and lowers the production of Toxic Sugar coming from both poor diet and the F3K enzyme.

Supplamine is a game changer in skincare. It’s simple:  If you want to fight back against skin aging – use Supplamine.   Think of Supplamine like you think of sunblock. You protect your skin against sun damage with sunblock. You protect your skin against aging from Toxic Sugar with Supplamine.

The MEG 21 with Supplamine product line will give you all the Supplamine you need to fight skin damage due to sugar.   The line can be customized to any person’s skin type by answering a few questions on the MEG 21 Skin IQ Quiz. MEG 21 with Supplamine is available through our Authorized Clinical Partners.