Getting older is a fact of life. As you age, you might see more wrinkles or your hair turning gray.
While there's no way to turn back time, Trista Best, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at Balance One Supplements, says that some vitamins may slow premature aging.
Some vitamins have anti-aging properties the ability to delay the biology of the aging process.
Scott Antoine, DO, physician and owner of The Center for Fully Functional Health, says that vitamins can help slow the aging process through their ability to overcome toxins that accumulate in the body over time.
"Oxidation is a process in your body where you build up reactive oxygen metabolites over many years, and they are damaging to your body. Also, as you age, your immune system becomes less active. Fortunately, vitamins and minerals work with the immune system and have antioxidative properties to lower the risk of age-related disease," Antoine tells Insider.
Here's a list of vitamins that have anti-aging properties.
While there are many vitamins on the market, Best tells Insider that the most effective ones are those that work to counteract the damage caused by oxidative stress. A majority of vitamins can be obtained through your diet or a supplement.
Aging doesn't just produce cosmetic effects. The World Health Organization reports that aging is also associated with severe health conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, and dementia. For this reason, Antoine recommends increasing vitamin D and vitamin E levels, which can affect immune function.
"Chronic, low-level inflammation causes oxidative stress in the body that leads to many chronic conditions common to Western nations. Antioxidants stimulate the immune system and are responsible for reducing inflammation," says Best. Curcumin, resveratrol, and CoQ10 are popular anti-aging antioxidants.
While there are many vitamins essential for a healthy body, Best recommends fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin D, E, and K, which impact the skin's health most directly for maintaining a youthful appearance.
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