Vitamins for Anti-Aging

 September 12, 2016

     As we age we all know our tissues breakdown this is something we cannot escape. But, we can slow down the process of brittle bones, creaky joints, weak nails and saggy skin by following a health active lifestyle. Taking certain supplements can also be a good way to hold off the effects of aging and help reduce those fine lines, wrinkles, thinning hair and encourage health bones and joints. These ingredients can help...


    Biotin is water soluable and one of the B complex vitamins required for the formation of glucose and fatty acids, and for the metabolising of amino acids and carbohydrates. Biotin is needed to maintain healthy hair, nails, skin, sweat glands, nerves, bone marrow, and normal bone growth.  It is recommended that it is taken with a B complex. No RDA has been established in the US but daily dosages of 30 to 100 micrograms (mcg) are recommended.

Calcium with Vitamin D

    Wrinkles and sagging may be contributed to the bones in your face deteriorating. Doctors believe that these bones are like the foundation of a house and your skin is like the house itself; when the foundation starts to shift and crumble, the house will begin to do the same. In addition, calcium works with your skin to generate sebum and those who don’t have enough calcium in their skin end up with dry skin due to lack of sebum.  
     The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium.They work as a team so that the calcium can be absorbed in the gut. Without enough vitamin D our bodies can’t form enough of the hormone calcitriol (known as the “active vitamin D”). Without Calcitron our bodies don't sufficiently absorb the calcium needed from our diets. When this happens  the body takes calcium from its stores in the skeleton, which weakens existing bone and prevents the formation of strong, new bone. Safe recommended daily amounts are 1,000mg of calcium and 2,000IU of D.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

     Glucosamine is a substance that is extracted from the shells of crabs, lobsters and shrimps. It is also found in many plants. Your body uses glucosamine as a nutrient that strengthens the connective tissues in your joints, hair, skin and nails. These two supplements also support the structure of elasticity of joints and have been show to reduce pain and increase joint mobility in people with osteoarthritis. When applied to the skin, glucosamine helps stimulate the cellular renewal process helping to remove and replace old, dead and wrinkled skin with fresh and healthy skin.