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Ingredients in Anti-Aging Products

Aug 18, 2007
No mater what you are doing or where you go we always see advertisements promoting an anti-aging product that is trying to lures us into buying it to look and feel younger. You will see it in newspapers, magazines, televisions, and billboards. Any trip to the store and we are bombarded with different kinds of brands that specialize in smoothing our wrinkles, toning our facial muscles, and promising us firmer skin in just a few minutes per day.

What is inside Anti-aging products and which anti-aging product works? It has been proven that oxidants in our bodies are primarily responsible in our process of aging. Oxidants are created during the normal process of metabolism; cells produce unstable oxygen molecules that damage cells. As we get older the human body produces more and more of these unstable oxygen molecules.

This is why almost all of the anti-aging products on the market promote the anti-oxidant quality of their product. Scientific research and technology has come a long way in combating the aging process and to give us options on how we could maintain our youthful look.

The most common ingredients in any anti-aging product is Alpha-Hydroxy Acids or AHA. It exfoliates our skin, which is the process of removing the top layer of skin from our bodies. An alternative to AHA is BHA or Beta-Hydroxy Salicylic Acid and it does the same for our skin.

Coenzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone is used to prevent and repair damage done by the sun. Not only does it prevent and repair, it also encourages new cell growth and is a proven antioxidant. Collagen is another one of the main ingredients in an anti-aging product and it promotes skin hydration making our skin look and feel plumper, firmer, and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. These are just four of the many chemicals that is found inside a jar of an anti-aging product.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with aging such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin K.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is clinically proven to increase collagen production. Vitamin C also has healing and antioxidant properties while reducing fine lines and minimizing scars. Vitamin C is nature's protective nutrient, essential for defending the body against pollution and infection and enhances the bodies' immune system. Take 1,000 to 5,000 mg daily.

Vitamin E is also clinically proven as an effective antioxidant. It also improves our skin's moisture and content, but also has skin protection properties and is good in smoothing our skin. Vitamin E also accelerates wound healing and aids in the functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin D is manufactured in the skin following direct exposure to sunlight. Many studies show that Vitamin D production decreases in older people and in those who are housebound. Vitamin D is needed by the body to absorb calcium, which makes your bones stronger and helps prevent factures.

Vitamin K is popular among eye care products. It is also clinically proven to reduce dark circles around the eyes and treats spider veins. Vitamin K is also proven to be effective in treating broken capillaries and bruising.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.
About the Author
David Cowley has created numerous articles on Anti Aging. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to Anti Aging and how to treat it. Click on Aging Treatment
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