Do you see small wrinkles on your face every time you see your reflection in the mirror? If you do, then you need to take antioxidant supplements: vitamin C, vitamin E and trace mineral selenium. These powerful antioxidants can help you prevent sun damage and make your skin look more youthful. The appearance of wrinkles is not the only sign of aging. Other things occur in the body, that can’t be seen in the mirror, such as cognitive decline, lower quality of life and increased susceptibility to illness.
The powerful antioxidants can help you feel better on the outside, but what to consume to feel better and more youthful on the inside too? The number one supplement that can slow down aging is the nutrient that you’re probably deficient.
Here are the best supplements that can slow down aging:
1. Vitamin D
More than 70% Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is also called the sunshine vitamin, because it’s produced in the skin by exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D plays a key role in the immune health, heart health and muscle health. It’s also very important for bone strength because it improves your body’s ability to absorb and use calcium.
2. Vitamin B12 and Folate
These two nutrients are important because they produce neurotransmitters that allow communication between the brain cells. Being deficient in these nutrients can lead to anxiety, fatigue, depression, cognitive decline, decreased concentration and bad sleep. The best supplement is the bioactive, natural forms of B12 methylocabalamin and adenosylcobalamin and L-methylfolate for folic acid.
3. Omega-3, EPA and DHA
The Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and are key for building block for the brain. The best sources of DHA and EPA are fish and seafood, but unfortunately, most people don’t consume enough fish weekly and that’s why we recommend supplements.
As you’re getting older, it’s more important to take a good multivitamin daily to make sure you’re getting all the essential nutrients. One key nutrients that you can’t find in the multivitamins is the powerful choline. Choline produces neurotransmitter that makes cells in the nervous system to communicate with each other. Choline is closely related with better memory retention.