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Anti-aging Vitamins

Aging is one of those things in life that we really can’t do anything about. There is literally no way to stop it unless you have heretofore undiscovered magical powers that lets you freeze time. So what we mortals do is focus on the very visible physical effects that aging has on our bodies.  As we grow older, our skin becomes wrinkled and spotty. It becomes coarse and dry, reduced to a saggy mass of flesh that looks almost paper-thin in consistency. In order to fight the effects of time, companies have developed anti-aging products of all kinds from creams to sub dermal treatments.

People concerned with appearing younger than their years spend thousands of dollars on products that don’t really have much of an effect. The truth is that these anti-aging products simply fall short of actually having an effect. Free radicals and oxidation do the most considerable damage on the skin and applying creams in order to mitigate their effect is like wearing a raincoat when it’s pouring, it keeps the water off of you but doesn’t stop the cold from seeping in. So what we need, clearly, is something that penetrates deeper in our systems and will affect us on an internal level. Coupled with sunblocks, anti-aging vitamins are the most viable solution to this problem.

There are many kinds of vitamins and supplements that a person needs in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The specific ones that affect physical aging effects are the following:

  1. Vitamin C. Probably the most-well know vitamin in the world, Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits. This vitamin is vital in maintaining good skin. The problem is that the UV rays that come from the sun reduces the amount of Vitamin C in the skin by at least 50%. Green vegetable like broccoli and spinach are also good sources of Vitamin
  2. Vitamin E. Studies have shown that wrinkling of the skin is caused primarily by low levels of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and helps skin remain smooth and taut instead of saggy.
  3. An anti-aging supplement that most people might not be aware of is Selenium. Selenium is actually a mineral which protects the body from free radicals which cause damage to the skin. It is an anti-oxidant that has been associated with reduced skin cancer incidents. Selenium can be found in common foods like eggs, tuna, and garlic.