Here’s a look at what a little help from a nutrition supplement can do to our skin, to our health, and to our sense of well being.
If only it were as simple as three square meals a day, but it’s not, especially in this age of instant food and artificial ingredients.
Food is the only medicine that we need every day to stay healthy. Sadly, we simply cannot get enough of the vitamins and minerals we need even if we were on a healthy diet. For example, to get 400 IU of vitamin E, we would need to eat around 5,000 calories of mostly fatty food or one pound of sardines. To get the CoQ10 recommended for our daily diet, we need to eat at least 2.5 pounds of pork pancreas or a sizable portion of beef liver.
Taking a nutrition supplement, therefore, is a reasonable and convenient way to obtain the optimum levels of the nutrients we need on a daily basis.
What nutrition supplement to take depends on many factors like age or the reasons we are taking them, whether it is to boost the immune system or to whiten the skin or to delay the signs of aging.
According to the American Academy of Anti-aging Research, there’s no one optimum dose of vitamins for everyone in the population. The dose depends on the age, size, type of sickness (or deficiency), and type of stress. The Recommended Daily Allowance are the amount of vitamins and minerals necessary to avoid deficiencies for the average person. But that’s where the confusion lies, as the “average person” means you are an adult not over sixty years old, healthy, with normal digestion, at your ideal weight, eating a healthy dose of 2,000 calories daily, and leading a relatively stress-free life. Sadly, most of us don’t fit the description.
With so many nutrition supplement available in the market, here are some of the more popular ones sought after for their anti-aging, whitening, and beautifying benefits.
The most popular anti-aging nutrition supplements consist mostly of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our body from free radicals or highly reactive unpaired oxygen molecules that are produced by things like stress, UV exposure, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption. These free radicals are very harmful and can cause wrinkles, aging, cancer, and a host of diseases affecting the heart and other organs of the body. Antioxidants scavenge and pair with these free radicals, making them inactive. Some of the key anti-aging nutrition supplement antioxidants are vitamins A, C, E, selenium, glutathione, and CoQ10.