Anti-Aging Issues: A Case for Natural Products

Senior Citizens today are barraged with 5th-avenue marketing to buy one product or another in an attempt to make the body, particularly skin, look younger.  Aging produces fine lines, wrinkles and problems like arthritis.  

Many crèmes genuinely help reduce wrinkles and fine lines; however health experts today clearly state that they need to be used in combination with food and supplements that enable the crème to work more efficiently.  Many of these minerals, vitamins, and proteins may be found in daily diets;  however, it is very difficult to obtain all the requirements from food alone. The use of supplements is recommended. 

Anti-aging natural supplements work to keep the body and skin cells healthy and strong and make them further able to withstand damaging free radicals, toxins and chemicals that are very harmful to the cells. Although the body will still age, it will look healthier and more vibrant as it does so and quite often, even appear younger. Antioxidants are an essential natural supplement in fighting the aging process. They combat free radicals, which damage cells throughout the body and speed along the aging process. Antioxidants can be found in many vitamins and minerals so it’s important to use supplements containing antioxidants.

Vitamin E is a powerful anti-aging natural supplement that gives the skin a soft, supple, and full appearance. Vitamin C and Vitamin B are also great sources of antioxidants and so by taking these supplements regularly, the skin appears younger and the body works and operates better. Vitamin B also has powerful stress-fighting properties which can help fight the signs of aging. Stress is a major factor in how we look and feel and reducing the amount of stress in your life not only helps you feel better, you look better too. 

A powerful anti-aging natural supplement that has more benefits than Vitamin E and Vitamin C combined is green tea extract. This can be taken in pill or powder form; most Naturopaths recommend drinking the tea.  Not only is green tea an excellent source of both of these vitamins but it also contains important substances such as flavonols and catechins, which are essential for fighting diseases, which—in turn–slows the aging process.

Anti-aging natural supplements can be very helpful in the struggle against aging, but they should not be taken without medical supervision just because they are natural. SCJ recommends using natural products and supplements under the supervision of a Naturopathic physician.