Top 5 Anti Aging Myths

Since the Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon discovered the legendary Fountain of Youth over 600 years ago, Americans have been searching for ways to reverse or stop aging. This anti ageing quest has led to radical developments in plastic surgery, natural antiaging supplements, creams, potions and even hormone replacement therapy. The anti-aging industry has turned into a multibillion dollar health care sector that has proven to be recession proof. Below are some of the common myths regarding aging longevity.

1 – Vitamins have no effect in anti aging
This myth is only true if you resort to vitamins or green tea once you have already aged. Vitamin C and Green Tea are both loaded with antioxidants which attack free radicals in the body. Vitamin C has also been proven to help support healthy collagen levels in the body. Collagen is a protein and normally is associated with muscles and tendons. As we age, collagen production diminishes giving the skin the sagging and wrinkle effect that most people want to avoid. Proper Vitamin C supplementation can be essential in reversing the aging and preventing facial wrinkles.

2 – Botox is best procedure to prevent wrinkles

Botox does nothing with regards to wrinkle prevention. Botox is a purified form of the deadly toxic botulinim. Doctors inject this toxin into the forehead to relax the wrinkles that are above the brow. Although relatively safe, there sometimes are some complications with this procedure. Botox injections are not permanent and have to be reapplied every 3-6 months. Once again, prevention and proper supplementation may be the better defense to prevent premature wrinkles.

3 – Antiaging Clinics and HGH are safe

Human growth hormone (HGH) is one of the fastest growing forms of antiaging being used in America today. The results are clearly exceptional for those undergoing this treatment. Users who begin HGH replacement therapy lose body fat, increase muscle mass, improve mood, clear skin and increase sex drive. Although results are impressive, there are some serious safety concerns with using human grown hormone treatment. Some of the side effects associated with HGH therapy are acromegaly, low blood sugar, liver damage, thyroid damage, heart enlargement, excessive hair growth and cancer. These side effects only make sense as you are introducing a growth factor into your body. The other dangers associated with HGH antiaging therapy is the source of the product. Since many USA made products can cost thousands of dollars a month, many often opt for products from China which may have life threatening quality control issues.

4 – Natural Supplements are not effective

Although there thousands of natural antiaging supplements on the market, very few of them have any true antiaging effects. The most popular and clinically studied antiaging supplements are those that are rich in Vitamin C, Green Tea and DHEA. DHEA is a precursor hormone produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA has been studied and proven at reducing belly fat, improving sexual function and boosting mood. Proper supplementation, skin care and healthy lifestyle may just be the safer approach than costly surgery or injections.

5 – Tanning makes your skin look better
Although a tan does give some people more self confidence, the long term effects of tanning are terrible for the skin. The only health benefit associated with the sun is increases in Vitamin D levels. Increased exposure to sun spikes your risk for cancer, wrinkles, eye damage and immune function suppression. Using SPF protection is key in preventing skin damage and preventing premature aging.

In summary, there are treatment options on the market that can improve the appearance of wrinkles and aging. Your best is proper skin care, diet, exercise and supplementation in order to prolong the need for costly surgery or dangerous injections. Consult your doctor before starting any diet, exercise or supplement program.

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