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How to Slow the Aging Process

Updated on October 21, 2014

Using Supplements to Slow Aging

The aging process is something we're all concerned with. Anti aging, degenerative disorders, and a slew of other terms all describe processes that occur with aging.

In reality, there really isn't anti aging because aging is a natural, irreversible process all of us are facing. And the word "anti" means: to guard against, so it's impossible to avoid aging, but there are things you can do to slow down the aging process.

Supplements, Health, and Aging

Aging has to do with your body lacking nutrients over time. Lifestyle, stress, diet, environment, and exercise are all factors affecting the aging process.

Take a look at the following supplements that will help with the aging process:

Proanthocyanidins and Vitamin C - deserve their stellar reputations as antioxidants that quench free radicals and potentiate other antioxidants. When working together the proantho increased the span vitamin C could stay in our system by 400 percent. Proanthocyanidins was discovered in 1936 by Professor Jacques Masquelier and called Vitamin P. Of course they dropped the Vitamin P and went with the longer word nobody could spell.

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) - is an adrenal hormone that is the precursor for steroid hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. DHEA declines precipitously with advancing age in both men and women. DHEA became credible to the medical establishment when the New York Academy of Sciences published a book entitled DHEA and Aging. This book provided scientific validation for the many life extending effects of DHEA.

Testosterone - the hormonal stimulus for sex drive in both men and women. Testosterone declines with advancing age in both sexes. Itplays an important role in maintaining muscle mass, strength and bone density. The hormone is administered to both men and women as a cream, supplements or injectable.

Melatonin - is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. Melatonin is a highly potent antioxidant, which has been described as the pacemaker of the aging clock in humans. It is released every night to help induce sleep and recuperation from fatigue.

Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and VitaminB12

Cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of men and women, claims the lives of almost 40% of the more than 2.4 million Americans who die each year. Today, about 64 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Homocysteine is a cardiovascular risk factor as well as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Homocysteine can make blood clot increasing the risk of both heart attack and death by heart attack. Inadequate levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 can lead to increased homocysteine levels.

Supplements are things that will help you look younger from the inside out. Now we will look closer at things you can use for your skin to maintain moisture and elasticity.

Skin Care Alternatives

Your 65 but you look like your 30 years old - that's what we want to hear.

Skin care products are convenient and do a good job of moisturizing your skin but it's good to look at natural alternative too.

The following products are recommended for skin care and can be found at your local store:

Broccoli - skin injury-broccoli is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and carotene, can enhance the skin’s anti-injury ability, but also helps to maintain skin elasticity.

Carrot - maintains moisture, contains a large number carotene, helps to maintain the normal function of skin cells, reduce skin wrinkles and stimulate the skin’s metabolism, maintain and refine the skin moisture.

Milk - enhance the skin tension, improve the skin cell activity, retard aging skin, enhance skin tension, eliminate wrinkles and other small effects

Kiwi - eliminates freckles and other spots. Kiwi is rich vitamin C, can interfere with melanin production, prevention of pigmentation, maintain fair complexion and help to eliminate freckles and other spots.

Tomatoes - lycopene, smooths and refines the skin. Protects against wrinkles and sunburn.

Honey - nature’s perfect nutritional food, contains amino acids, vitamins and carbohydrates. honey has natural antioxidant properties. Antioxidants play a role in protecting the skin from the damage of UV rays, and aiding in skin rejuvenation.

Kelp- is rich in mineral content of basic food, regulate blood acidity and prevents excessive secretion of oil.

Skin care is vital to slowing down the aging process. Your skin secrets toxins and absorbs vitamins from the sun.

Using cosmetics can dry your skin and damage the essential oils used to keep skin supple.

This is the reason you must revitalize your skin using skin care products or some of the natural products listed above,

Besides looking more youthful, talking care of your skin will help you avoid more serious health issues that develop because of poor skin care.

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