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Staying Young And Healthy With Anti Aging Vitamins

There are a few different types of anti aging vitamins that can help keep you healthier and prevent or reverse the damage caused to your skin by free radicals and help to combat the aging process.

Where skin creams are concerned many do contain anti-oxidants which can counteract the damage caused by free radicals to our skin but many only contain small amounts that do not absorb well into the skin and only provide the user with a short term effect.

Below are details of some vitamins which may help in the anti aging process.

1. Selenium
This is a mineral which can help to protect the body from cancers and recent studies carried out have shown that if taken orally it can provide protection against UV exposure. It has also been shown to maintain the elasticity of the body's tissue and thus slow down the ageing process. Selenium can be found in whole grain foods, seafood, garlic and eggs or if you want you can take it orally as a daily supplement.

2. Vitamin E
This is considered by dermatologists to be the most important anti-oxidant and is known to protect the cells of the body and prevent damage to those enzymes which are associated with the cells of the body. Studies carried out in laboratories have shown that it can help to make free radicals less able to cause damage to the body's cells and other studies have shown that it can reduce the damage by exposure to UV when applied to the skin. It also even may limit the production of cells which may cause cancer.

3. Vitamin C
Also known as ascorbic acid is the most prevalent anti-oxidant to be found in a person's body and it is required in order to effectively synthesize collagen which is responsible for the strength and elasticity of a person's skin. Unfortunately our body's can not store Vitamin C so if we do not ingest constant supplies a deficiency quickly occurs.

Eating citrus fruit and taking supplements can help to main the optimum levels of Vitamin C that the body needs and it will only take what it needs and the time and then remove the rest. So it is important not to use it in excess or it can cause diarrhea as well as acid indigestion when taken in large doses, but this can be avoided if you take your supplement with a meal.

So it would seem that if you want to slow the ageing process then the best way to do this is by including anti aging vitamins and minerals in your diet, although you may still want to buy a pot of that very expensive skin cream just in case.

Submitted by:

Lee Dobbins

Lee Dobbins writes for Natural Health Buzz where you can learn more about better health through natural methods and find out about more anti aging vitamins.


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