vitamins C, E, and ferulic acid for anti-oxidant, DNA repair molecules such as acetyl tyrosine and proline for DNA defense, resveratrol for cellular restore, bark extract or resveratrol for cellular restore are examples of key active ingredients shown to yield results in To summarize, the field of anti-aging now has validated classification systems for the various categories of skin aging and the plethora of anti-aging ingredients, allowing us to assess and determine which anti-aging actives we want in our medicine cabinet, as well as to ensure that we cover the various categories of anti-aging in our daily regimen.Learn more by visiting Melinda Silva, MD Anti-Aging & Wellness, Chula Vista
With this scientific foundation, we can now intelligently evaluate anti-aging products for their ability to cover all of the different types of skin aging and include all of the different types of anti-aging ingredients. Finally, these comprehensive, validated classification and grading scales provide a framework for resolving the anti-aging conundrum by providing a system for categorizing skin aging and classifying anti-aging actives to ensure you’re meeting all of your skin’s anti-aging needs. Anti-aging medicine recognizes that stress of any kind accelerates the aging process, but it has yet to develop an individualized treatment for this. Internal and external stressors abound, and individual stress levels differ significantly. Improper hydration is an often-overlooked source of internal stress. Water is required for the proper functioning of numerous internal functions. Too little or too much water causes stress that accelerates the aging process. Thirst perception declines as people age (80+), and dehydration is a common occurrence. Antioxidants are another source of stress that is often overlooked. Supplemental anti-oxidants in high doses (or doses exceeding certain but unspecified amounts) have been linked to stress. Antioxidant supplements must be more effective at preventing other types of stress than they are at causing stress. Knowing the proper supplement dosages to achieve this is an important aspect of anti-aging treatment. Internal stress will be lower in a healthy young person in his twenties who is properly nourished than in an older person in his sixties. Antioxidants in lower doses may be safer for a young person than those in higher doses.