Supplements for Anti-Ageing

Supplements for Anti-Ageing

Skin aging occurs due to a combination of physiological changes in our bodies and the environmental factors we are exposed to, causing loss of plumpness, thinning of the skin and a less even skin tone. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that ageing arises from the effects of cellular damage over time. However, optimal nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to protecting the skin from cellular damage and can help to delay the ageing process.

Key Foods for Anti-Ageing

  • Eat plenty of dark and brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, for example red cabbage, bell peppers, apples, citrus fruits and berries. These contain antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties which help to protect skin cells from free radical damage.
  • Aim to drink 2-3 litres of filtered water per day to keep the skin hydrated and looking plump and smooth.
  • Aim to consume 75g of protein each day. Protein is important for the repair of skin cells and to promote collagen production, which gives skin its firm structure.
  • Eat wholegrains such as brown rice, quinoa, wholewheat bread and pasta, instead of refined carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta, crackers, cakes and biscuits. This helps to manage blood sugar levels and to reduce inflammation and cellular damage.
  • Consume vitamin-C rich foods such as bell peppers, kiwi, citrus foods, Brussels sprouts, parsley, strawberries, broccoli and kale which helps to protect against free radical damage and supports collagen production and repair of skin cells.

Which Supplements Can Support Anti-Ageing?

  1. Vitamin C
  2. Omega-3 fatty acids
  3. Collagen
  4. Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
  5. Vitamin K

Top Tips on Buying Supplements for Anti-Ageing

  • For vitamin C, the ascorbate form rather than ascorbic acid can be a better choice, as this is gentler on your stomach. Adults require 40mg per day.
  • Vegan omega-3 supplements are available which are derived from algae oil if you do not want to take a fish based omega-3 supplement.
  • Collagen supplements are available in either bovine or marine form.
  • Vitamin K supplements are best avoided if you take blood thinning medication as it can interfere with the drug’s effectiveness.

Nutritional Therapy Support For Anti-Ageing

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