Nourishing the Skin from the Inside Out. Nutrition to compliment the skin

Zinc and essential fatty acids are two integral nutrients which play a fundamental role in maintaining the integrity of the ‘bricks and mortar’ of the skin, respectively. Zinc, as a vital component of the zinc finger transcription factor Slug, plays a pivotal role in the lifecycle of the structural components of the epidermis. More specifically, Slug controls aspects of the keratinocyte lifecycle including differentiation, adhesion, and migration, as well as the induction of inflammatory mediators.

Not only is zinc essential for the ‘bricks’ in the epidermis, it is also a potent inducer of metallothionein (a free radical scavenger), as well as being a cofactor for the optimal function of matrix metalloproteinases which help to clear damaged tissue and promote wound healing. Zinc and Vitamin C Powder provides 22.5 mg of elemental zinc per serve, and may assist in the maintenance of healthy skin and promotion of wound healing.

For more detailed help with individual cases and to discover detailed protocols for associated conditions, please contact our professional Naturopathic Practitioner at:

A Natural Self,

A Naturopathy Clinic

Dana Kington


244 South Tce

South Fremantle, 6162


At A Natural Self clinic, you will find all the latest technology, such as Toxicity and Heavy Metal Testing, Live Blood Analysis (Hemaview), and Iridology. We also treat with all forms of Natural Medicine with the nutritional supplementation of Homeopathy, Western Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids and Enzyme Therapy.

This naturopathy clinic also supplies natural gift kits at our retail on line shop. Natural products have been thoughtfully organized into kits for different health ailments. They consist of natural supplement remedies in attractive gift boxes for you to choose from. It doesn’t matter what the ailment, these gift kits are a perfect natural product gift idea. For a look at these natural gift kits, please visit our web site at


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