Posted by PatchMD on 1/3/2020
What if a bad purchasing decision haunted you for the rest of your life?
As we get older, many of us want to reverse the aging process. And anti-aging supplements are a great way to do so.
At the same time, there are more myths about these supplements than we can count. If you don't know the truth behind these myths, you might end up getting the wrong supplements and seriously regretting it.
Want to know the truth behind these myths? Keep reading to discover the answer!
What Are Anti-Aging Supplements?
We've prepared a thorough guide to the most common anti-aging supplement myths. Before we go any further, though, it's important to explain what these supplements are.
Technically, the term refers to any kind of supplements that help you to look and feel younger. However, only a few of these supplements are worth your time or money.
Generally, you should focus on selenium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. These are antioxidants that help to lessen the effect of the sun on your skin. They can help slow down the appearance of aging.
Now that you know what the best supplements are, let's explore the most common myths about supplements (and the truth behind them).
Myth #1: You Get What You Pay For
Our first myth about these supplements is not limited to the world of anti-aging. Here it is: people think that "expensive" equals "better."
It's a common saying that "you get what you pay for." The meaning behind such a saying is that someone who isn't willing to pay top dollar for something is going to get substandard results.
Fortunately, that is not true when it comes to supplements. The best supplements are simple, and they don't cost much at all.
If you've been paying for expensive skincare regimens, you can save money by switching to supplements.
Myth #2: Results Are Immediate
The next myth comes down to human nature. When it comes to reversing aging, many people want results and they want them right away.
Supplements and other anti-aging products are not miracle products. And they are not some kind of magical fairy tale item that will transform you like Cinderella before the ball.
Instead, these supplements are part of a long term beauty plan. While you are likely to look younger after taking supplements for a while, the main goal is to prevent further aging thanks to skin damage from the sun.
The lesson here is patience. No matter how young you look, it's good to use that patience that comes from age.
Myth #3: It's Only Skin Deep
What do you think of when you imagine "looking old?" For most people, beauty goes skin only deep.
We tend to focus on wrinkles as an outward manifestation of age. But what is it that causes these wrinkles? They are caused by frowning and other angry reactions.
This is why it's important to pair anti-aging supplements with lifestyle changes. Focus on things that make you happy and provide a sense of fulfillment.
The bottom line is that you'll frown less, causing fewer wrinkles. And appearing happier will also help you look younger!
Myth #4: DIY Works Best
It's natural to be skeptical about things like anti-aging supplements. But some people go in the other direction and favor only strange "DIY" solutions.
When we say "DIY," we mean weird mixtures of various things you have around the house. Some huxters breathlessly bill this as a more natural aging solution, but this is not true at all.
Many of these substances in those mixtures have the potential to damage your skin. And when you start combining things, you may end up doing even more damage.
The supplements we have already mentioned remain the safest and most natural anti-aging solution. And best of all, they pose no risk to your skin.
Myth #5: All Antioxidants Are Created Equally
Earlier, we mentioned how the best supplements provide positive antioxidants for your body. This leads to another myth: that all antioxidants are created equally.
The truth is that while most antioxidants have a positive effect, that effect can be negligible for certain supplements and certain doses. Supplements with only short-term effects, or that don't absorb well into your skin, are not going to make much of a difference to your appearance.
Stick with the selenium, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, and you'll be fine.
Myth #6: You Need to Use Facial Creams
Supplements are not the first choice for most people when it comes to aging solutions. For the majority of people, their first choice is to use facial creams instead.
Moisturizing creams are a great way to effectively cover up the wrinkles on your face. After all, when your skin looks fresh and plump, people are less likely to see as many lines.
But make no mistake: moisturizing creams are only covering the problem up. They do not directly reverse the aging process in any meaningful way.
This doesn't mean you have to ditch the moisturizer. But make sure you are pairing it with the right supplements.
Myth #7: No Lifestyle Changes Are Necessary
The final myth is one born from a hopeful heart: that no major lifestyle changes will be necessary to reducing aging.
Everyone wants supplements that instantly fix the "problem" and do not require them to do anything else. But the truth is that you may not see substantial changes unless you change your lifestyle.
For example, sunlight damages your skin. If you are golfing under the sun as often as possible, you are going to cause damage that even the best supplements can't undo.
Consider making major lifestyle changes if you wish to see major results.
What Comes Next?
Now you know the truth about anti-aging supplements. But do you know where you can find the supplements and other solutions you have been looking for?
We specialize in helping you stay younger, healthier, and happier. To see how we can make this happen, all you have to do is shop today!
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