Best Ingredients Around the World for Healthful Aging

By on May 27, 2013

By Paula Simpson, trusted genConnect expert –

I have spent the last year traveling internationally and learning about the latest in nutrition and beauty products to support healthful aging. So here are some that I found most impressive, and should be on your radar too!

  • African Moringa – Taken as a greens powder or using the oil topically, it offers a complete source of nutrition. When used topically, it helps calm inflamed, irritated skin.
  • Astaxanthin – How much salmon can you really eat to reap the amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of this hot ingredient? Keep this ingredient on your beauty radar!
  • Chia Seeds – Fiber, healthy fats and easy to add to food or smoothies. A perfect beauty food!
  • CocoaVia – Love this product! With only 20 to 30 calories, you get 250 milligrams of cocoa flavanols, a clinically proven dose to support healthy circulation, which is very important for a radiant complexion.
  • Coconut Water – If you are looking to hydrate and replenish your skin, try coconut water. But watch the calories. Coconut water is great when traveling!
  • Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) – We are hearing a lot about collagen-based supplements and drinks for healthful skin. Unlike collagen, MSM offers a “vegetarian” source of sulfur to maintain strong disulfide bonds within collagen and elastin fibers to maintain firm skin.
  • Maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol®) – continues to improve its clinical efficacy to support skin health.
  • Omega 7 – Like Omega 3, it is a component of skin cell membranes and is known to dramatically decrease in aging skin. Is there a new beauty omega on the block?
  • pTeroPure® – sourced from blueberries, this extract proved that is more readily absorbed into the body over resveratrol. This powerful antioxidant helps to ward off free radicals and supports healthful cellular aging.
  • Setria®With age and stress there is a decrease in our naturally occurring antioxidant enzymes: Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione and Catalase. Setria is a tripeptide that helps raise the body’s Glutathione levels in tissues. This is one ingredient to look out for in your nutricosmetic.

This is an exciting time for the nutritional beauty industry. Although the science and technology of ingredients continues to advance, expect to see products that are easier to incorporate into hectic lifestyles while delivering real results.

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Best Ingredients Around the World for Healthful Aging