Information Centre on Aboriginal Health
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National Aboriginal Health Association (NAHO)

Centre d'information sur la santé autochtone (ONSA)

Anti Aging Products
In today's youth obsessed society it's no wonder that more of us are turning to to ward off the ravages of time. Nobody wants to look their age, but luckily there is a strong market in anti-aging supplements which can help us to look younger and feel better for longer. While some products are ineffectual, others can produce excellent results, so how do you know which ones to choose? In this article we look at some of the best anti aging supplements to add to your diet that will have a genuinely positive effect on your skin and wellbeing.

Polypodium Leucotomos Extract (also known as PLE) is known to restore collagen which in turn fights against skin sagging and wrinkling. Not only that, but it can aid the fight against UV-related skin aging as it has been proved to increase the amount of UV radiation necessary to cause burning. Better still, it can even improve the skin tone of anyone who takes it.

Vitamin C
As we age, our skin tends to look dull and unhealthy. Taking a vitamin C supplement can decrease the cells' oxidative stress allowing them to grow normally, to regenerate and so to improve the overall health of the skin. The result is brighter, more vibrant, younger looking skin.

Vitamin E
As we get older, our skin is more prone to damage from the environment, however taking a supplement of Vitamin E enables the skin to regenerate more quickly thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Vitamin E works to speed up the sloughing off of dead skin in order to reveal a more radiant, healthy complexion. It also protects aging skin from environmental and UV damage.

Sometimes used as a topical cream, glucosamine can also be taken as a supplement that fights the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. This powerful supplement is able to improve the skin's hydration while decreasing wrinkles and boosting healing. In fact, it is actually a building block for the production of hyaluronic acid, which is an ingredient found in manyskin-plumping cosmetic products. This supplement offers a more natural way to enjoy the benefits.

Coenzyme Q10
Our bodies produce Coenzyme Q10 naturally, however the levels decrease as we get older. Taking this supplement restores the natural levels and improves the skin's overall appearance and health. Similar to other supplements like vitamins C and E, Coenzyme Q10 has antioxidant properties which reduce cell damage and boost the speed at which skin cells are regenerated. There is evidence from previous studies to show that of all anti aging supplements, this one can work very quickly, sometimes in as little as two weeks, having a demonstrable effect on reducing the depth and number of wrinkles experienced.

Alpha Lipoic Acid
This supplement works on the collagen in the skin. Known for preserving protein in the body, it has antioxidant properties that mop up problem causing free radicals while boosting the levels of tripeptide glutathione in the cells which in turn improves longevity and overall health.