Posted by PatchMD on 9/14/2019
Forget Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). A new study shows that 87% of Americans have FOGO or Fear of Getting Old.
What if, instead of fearing Father Time, you could embrace him? This mindset is possible when you tap into the anti-aging solutions available on the market today.
However, it doesn’t take long to realize that the anti-aging industry is saturated with lotions, potions, pills, and injections that promise to smooth wrinkles and give you a more youthful glow. With so many options to pick from, how can you make sure you’re filling your body with the powerful nutrients it actually needs to turn back the clock?
Today, we’re taking a deep dive into the anti-aging market. We’ll explore what’s out there, which ingredients are best, and how you can jumpstart your journey toward aging as gracefully as possible.
Ready to learn more? Let’s get started!
The Truth about Most Anti-Aging Products
When you first begin to notice laugh lines, crows feet and forehead wrinkles, you’ll try just about any product that promises to work as a magic eraser. Thus, it’s no wonder that the cosmetics industry is replete with topical solutions that advertise the ability to fight free radicals, stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production, and more.
All of these claims spur shoppers to flock online and into brick-and-mortar beauty stores, seeking the latest and greatest answers to their aging woes. In fact, the anti-aging beauty industry is expected to gross more than $330 billion annually between now and 2021!
On an individual level, the numbers are equally staggering. Even if you invest in a drugstore cream that costs around $30, you’ll wind up spending nearly $12,000 in total if you apply the cream on a regular basis until you’re in your eighties.
That is, if you can even narrow down the massive selection of products to find the one that fits your needs. It seems as though each one touts a different mix of active ingredients, so how can you distinguish between the labels you read? Let’s take a look at some of the most common ingredients found in anti-aging skin supplements.
Common Active Ingredients in Anti-Aging Products
Although these products have been found to be safe and effective, finding the best anti-aging solution for you is a personal journey. The trick is finding ones that work on your skin and deliver the results you’re looking for.
One of the reasons why your skin begins to sag and develop fine lines as you get older is because your skin gradually becomes thinner over time, with its fat stores diminishing along the way.
Your body also produces less collagen and elastin. These are the natural substances that used to give your complexion its plump, smooth and youthful appearance.
This is where peptides come in.
Manufacturers that include them in their thin skin treatment products claim that these small proteins help stimulate new growth at the cellular level, encouraging your skin cells to heal and repair themselves. Peptides are also heralded for their ability to stimulate your skin’s natural replacement of collagen, elastin and other components that aren’t as plentiful as you age.
While scientists and researchers continue to investigate their true biological benefits, one concern about peptides is their size. As they’re large molecules, there’s a chance that they might not be able to penetrate your skin as deeply as they need to in order to be effective. This depends on the specific formulation of the substance, as well as your skin’s surface.
At the very least, peptides can work to help moisturize your skin, and extra moisture can help mask fine lines and make wrinkles less noticeable.
The skincare industry is full of acronyms, and AHAs are one of them.
These are natural acids present in certain fruits and milk sugars. The most common types of AHAs include lactic, glycolic and citric acid.
What makes them mainstays in the world of anti-aging skincare?
AHAs work as natural chemical exfoliants. That means they get rid of the dead cells on the surface of your skin. This encourages the cells in your deeper dermis layers to come to the surface quicker, spurring cellular turnover and giving your skin a fresher and healthier appearance. Although it serves the same purpose, physical exfoliation is different in that it uses fine particles, such as shell powder, to slough away dead skin.
Though they’re all a part of the same AHA category, each acid has a specialized effect on your skin. Take lactic acid, for instance.
Derived from sour milk, this acid helps remove your dead skin cells and brighten your overall complexion. Glycolic acid, on the other hand, is targeted for fighting fine lines and wrinkles, contributing to a tighter and smoother skin surface. Depending on your specific anti-aging woe, you can select from among all these types to find the product that you prefer.
One of the drawbacks of applying a topical ointment that contains AHAs, especially on your facial skin? They can sting, burn, and cause sun sensitivity. They can also turn your skin temporarily red. Thus, you should always wear sunscreen if you apply them in the morning.
Many beauty experts consider retinol to be the holy grail of anti-aging ingredients.
A natural form of vitamin A, retinol works to boost your skin’s thickness and elasticity, which can help diminish the look of wrinkles. Depending on the severity of your skincare concerns, there are myriad retinol-based products on the market today.
These range from low-dose, over-the-counter creams and cosmetic products to high-power tretinoin, which requires a prescription and is often sold under the brand Retin-A. However, keep in mind that like AHAs, retinol products can also cause skin irritation, including burning, tingling, stinging, and warmth. This is especially the case if you invest in prescription-strength products.
Pregnant women, however, should avoid the use of any product that contains this ingredient, as research shows that consuming retinol could lead to birth defects. Keep in mind that this link is primarily made between mothers who consume oral supplements of a specific form of vitamin A called isotretinoin.
This is a pill prescribed to help adults combat severe cases of acne, with concentrations ranging from 0.01% to 0.1%. Conversely, as they’re applied to your skin and not ingested, tretinoin and retinol are less likely to be associated with birth defects.
A More Powerful Anti-Aging Approach
While the above-mentioned chemicals and compounds can help reverse aging in their own right, many come with adverse side effects that can leave your skin feeling dry, tight, and damaged.
If you’re looking for a gentler, more natural approach, there are powerful antioxidants that can get you there. Known as polyphenols, these are a group of chemicals found in fruits, vegetables and plants. In addition to offering a host of other health benefits, they’re also ideal for targeting and reversing the signs of aging. Let’s review this resource in greater detail.
The Role of Antioxidants in Anti-Aging
Before we dive into a specific group of antioxidants, it’s important to understand why they’re such important parts of the anti-aging puzzle.
In addition to the natural aging process, there are many environmental factors that could cause our appearance to change as we get older. These include free radicals, which form as oxygen in our body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. As they travel around to look for another electron, these molecules cause internal damage to our systems, increasing our susceptibility to the following diseases, among others:
In addition, free radicals also speed up the natural aging process. This is where antioxidants come into play. These can help combat the damage that free radicals cause. You can find antioxidants in a variety of substances, including:
Along with other antioxidants, you can find these nutrients in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and some kinds of meats. While they can all contribute to a more youthful and healthy appearance, it’s important that these antioxidants are formulated together in the correct way to deliver the results you expect.
If you’ve ever heard that chocolate and red wine are good for you, polyphenols are the reason why you can indulge.
These are antioxidants that possess a wide range of disease-fighting qualities. They can help you ward off cancer, prevent cardiovascular disease, and fight those pesky wrinkles!
So, what exactly are they?
Polyphenols are natural phytochemical compounds that give plants their color. They also help protect them from diseases and environmental threats, as well as aid in injury recovery. You’ll find them in plant-based foods including spices, whole products, seeds, and legumes.
In recent years, they’ve been thrust into the spotlight as researchers discover more about their incredible antioxidant properties. They’ve learned that a steady consumption of this group of antioxidants can help ward off the following diseases and conditions:
There are four main types of polyphenols, including:
Phenolic acids: Derived from benzoic and cinnamic acid, available in plant foods
Stilbenes: Mostly synthesized in plants only, less common in human diets
Lignans: Diphenolic compounds, some considered phytoestrogens
Flavonoids: Found in a variety of plant foods, divided into six classes
Of all of these types, flavonoids are the most well-known and most-discussed type of polyphenol class. In fact, while scientists have uncovered more than 8,000 polyphenolic compounds in plant foods, more than 4,000 of these are flavonoids!
These give fruits and veggies their bold, beautiful colors. They also deliver the antioxidant benefits that make fresh produce so good for us! Yet, you don’t have to munch on broccoli only to feel their effect. Two types of flavonoids, catechin, and quercetin are also present in cocoa!
Another polyphenol present in that chocolate bar? A stilbene form called resveratrol. Let’s take a closer look at this antioxidant and how it relates to anti-aging.
Resveratrol is a plant-based polyphenol that falls into the stilbene class. It’s most commonly linked to red wine, although you can also find it in green tea, berries, apples, peaches, and yes, chocolate!
What gives it its powerful anti-aging qualities? The answer lies in yet another acronym: SIRT1.
Short for sirtuin 1, this is a protein-coding gene, scientifically recognized as a nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent deacetylase.
One of its most powerful functions?
SIRT1 blocks diseases by quickening your cells’ energy production centers called mitochondria. Resveratrol works behind the scenes to stimulate the production of SIRT1. In fact, researchers claim that there is no drug on the market that can bind to a protein and stimulate to run faster as quickly and efficiently as resveratrol stimulates SIRT1! In fact, most drugs actually slow down or block this process altogether.
The partnership of resveratrol and SIRT1 can lead to multiple anti-aging benefits, including increased protection against the following concerns:
Risk of blood clotting
Bad “LDL” cholesterol
Anti-Aging and the Food Industry
Given that fruits and vegetables are full of the antioxidants we need to feel energetic and look as young as possible, it’s no surprise that there’s an entire niche in the food industry dedicated to anti-aging-specific products, recipes, and meal plans.
While there is no risk or harm in following these plans, it can be difficult to get the full range of vitamins and minerals in one serving. This means that many recipes (especially smoothies) are over-stuffed with ingredients, such as entire handfuls of kale, in an effort to maximize their health benefits.
In the beginning, it’s easy to dive headfirst into this lifestyle and commit to juicing an entire stalk of celery or a head of broccoli every morning. However, the physical and financial costs of committing to this practice can add up over time.
This leads some people to consider more drastic approaches, such as injectable fillers, that offer quicker results with less prep time. Yet, these are not without their risks.
Risks of Injectable Wrinkle Fillers
So far, we’ve talked about some of the natural chemicals that can help you look and feel your best, regardless of your age. However, some people may choose to receive injectable wrinkle fillers to help smooth their skin to an even greater degree.
A more common and cost-effective way to look younger than going under the knife for a facelift, wrinkle fillers use a variety of different substances to fill in the crevices, hollows, lines and wrinkles on your face in under one hour. This can deliver noticeable results that last from four months to more than one year. You can also use wrinkle fillers as “volumizers” to plump and lift the following areas on your body:
On the contrary, injections such as Botox take the opposite approach, relaxing the muscles under your wrinkles instead of filling them.
Sounds like an ideal solution, right? Not so fast.
For all the quick results they deliver, wrinkle fillers have a serious and profound downside.
Some people can experience a life-threatening allergic reaction after receiving an injection, while others might notice tiny bumps that develop under their skin, which can become permanent in some cases and require surgery to remove. Moreover, there’s also a risk of experiencing a blue skin discoloration at the site of the injection. Known as the Tyndall Effect, this color change can exist for many months, even through treatments.
In the most serious (and rare) cases, wrinkle filler injections can also kill your skin cells if they aren’t applied in the proper way. In addition, a few people have experienced extreme adverse reactions to an injection, including:
Scarring after skin loss
Most often, the wrinkle fillers advertised to be the most powerful and long-lasting are those that can cause the most harm. While some wrinkle fillers use hydraulic acid or a purified form of collagen as their active ingredient, most synthetic versions incorporate substances made entirely in a laboratory that is completely separated from any chemicals that your skin naturally produces.
In addition, you can also find autologous wrinkle fillers. With these, a lab specialist will extract fat from one part of your body (normally your thighs, buttocks, or stomach), then treat it and insert it into areas that need smoothing. The most recent trend to hit the market is platelet-rich plasma injections, also called “vampire facials,” that involve taking blood from your arm, treating it, and inserting it into your face.
The main issue and concern with all of these approaches, especially ones that transfer fat or blood from one part of your body to another? Skin acts as our body’s most powerful defense mechanism. When we puncture it with a needle, we open it up to germs and infections. There’s an even greater risk when you consider the containers that must store these substances as they’re treated and prepared for re-insertion.
Why Use an Anti-Aging Vitamin Patch?
You could spend your time, dollars, and sanity investing in creams and lotions that promise to help you look and feel your best. While many of these products can work to some degree, the quickest and most effective way to see results is to fill your body with the nutrients it needs to reverse the signs of aging from the inside out.
At the same time, when you invest in wrinkle fillers, you spend a fortune on a process that could cause irreversible damage, not to mention pain, soreness, and short-term discomfort. You also make yourself more susceptible to infections that could result from improper application.
With our Anti-Aging Topical Patch, you can receive a powerful dose of all of the time-reversing nutrients you want, without any of the risks that you don’t. One painless patch every day is all you need to help your body thrive and prevent age-related conditions, from sagging skin to chronic illness.
Chocked full of 150 grams of polyphenols, our patch also resveratrol and may act as a powerful antioxidant to reverse skin damage from free radicals. With an eight-hour timed release, you can rest assured that your body is receiving the exact dose of vitamins it needs at all times. You can even wear the patch while you sleep!
The best part? You don’t have to worry about taking a pill or downing a green smoothie every morning. Instead, all of those separate nutrients are combined into one patch that delivers the very best of some of nature’s most recognized antioxidants. With each patch, you’ll receive the following vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin A: 2,500IU, 50% minimum daily value (DV)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): 1,000mg, 1667% DV
Vitamin D3 (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide): 1,000IU, 635% DV
Vitamin B6: 40mg, 2,000 DV
Vitamin B9 (5-MTHF L-Methylfolate): 600mcg, 150% DV
In addition, every one of our anti-aging patches includes our PMD complex, which features all-star natural ingredients that offer gentle and effective anti-aging properties. A few of the standouts in the PMD complex include:
Indian gooseberry extract
Ginger root extract
Grape seed extract
Red wine extract
Green tea extract
Turn Back the Clock with a Natural Anti-Aging Approach
What if, instead of pumping our faces full of fillers and our bodies full of pills, we could take a more natural approach to aging? This doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune or making an elaborate, 15-ingredient drink every morning.
Are you ready to toss the basket of ineffective wrinkle creams and harsh serums on your bathroom sink? What about those expensive appointments for risky injections that only last a short while? There’s a better approach, and we’re here to deliver it.
Our simple vitamin patches make it easy for you to deliver powerful, potent nutrients right into your bloodstream, at the dosage amounts proven to be the most effective and long-lasting.
Contact us today to learn more about the science behind the system and order your first supply!
Let’s review - what if you could start looking younger practically overnight?
No, we're not talking about time travel or some other madness. The real keys are anti-aging supplements.
These supplements offer a number of awesome benefits, but many people don't know how they work. If you'd like to start looking younger today, keep reading to learn about these supplements!
What Are Anti-Aging Supplements?
We've put together a solid guide to the many reasons these supplements are worth it. Before we can go further, though, it's important to define what these supplements are.
When you go to the store, you won't find magic medicine labeled "anti-aging." Instead, it's just a matter of choosing the right basic supplements to take.
This includes Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Collagen, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Whey Protein, Bone Broth Protein, and Coenzyme Q10 are also good choices.
Now that you know which supplements you should be taking, it's time to learn about the benefits that the supplements offer to your mind and body.
1. Fight Aging
It's true that no supplements or medicine can literally turn back the clock. But the right supplements can make it look like the clock stopped for you and your skin.
For example, supplements can help to erase some of the lines you've started noticing on your face. And they can help prevent some of the wrinkles that will emerge in force as you get older.
Additionally, supplements can help erase the appearance of sunspots on your body. While these show you had a lot of "fun in the sun" when you were younger, they make you look old beyond your years.
This alone would make supplements very worth it. And it turns out they have even more benefits you should be aware of!
2. Smooth Skin
In terms of goals, you want to do more than just erase wrinkles. You should also want to smooth out your skin, and these supplements can help.
First, supplements like Vitamin A serve to naturally smooth out your skin. This can really help you look younger, especially combined with erasing your wrinkles.
Second, supplements like collagen and protein from bone broth show to help make your skin more elastic. This is important because tightened skin is one of the main signs of aging.
Fewer wrinkles and smoother, more elastic skin are a powerful way to stop looking your age. But did you know that these supplements can help you to feel younger as well as look younger?
3. More Energy
Coenzyme Q10 is something found in much of the food you eat. And it helps you to fight fatigue while also providing more energy for things like exercise.
You can receive additional Coenzyme Q10m in supplement form. And when it comes to this kind of supplement, trust us: more really is better!
Not only will this supplement help you keep up with your younger peers, but it will also make you more productive. Before you know it, you'll be getting more done and, with added energy, losing weight while you do it!
4. Less Oxidative Stress
Another awesome effect of these supplements is a reduction in your oxidative stress levels. To understand the importance of this, you must understand what oxidative stress is.
Basically, high levels of this stress can lead to tissue damage in your body. And over time, that tissue damage can lead to serious illnesses and diseases.
For example, oxidative stress has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer!
In our book, looking younger doesn't mean much if you have a shortened life. But these supplements provide a way to reduce that stress and enjoy a number of benefits.
Live to a ripe old age while looking young and healthy? Don't mind if we do!
5. Boosted Immune System
Here's something no one warns you about when it comes to aging: you'll get sicker a lot easier.
It turns out there is a simple biological reason for this. Your immune system is breaking down, and without this defense, your body becomes sick.
Luckily, these supplements do more than help you keep a pretty face. Supplements like Vitamin C can boost your immune system, which helps you fight aging with grace and style.
And, of course, this is a big money-saver as well. It's far cheaper to take a few supplements each week than it is to pay for costly and ongoing medical treatment!
6. Better Blood Pressure
We don't always take high blood pressure very seriously. In fact, many people don't know exactly why high blood pressure is so important.
High blood pressure presents additional strain on both blood vessels and your heart. And as time goes on, these high levels of pressure can lead to a number of frightening consequences.
What can high blood pressure lead to? Heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and heart disease. It may even lead to dementia!
But supplements like whey protein can help you to avoid all of this. It serves as a natural way to help you manage your blood pressure and keep it at a healthy level.
7. The All-New You
We understand that you are more than just one quality. And you want to fight aging so that you can enjoy all of your best qualities that much longer.
Therefore, you need a solution that does more than just one thing. And that's why we've fallen in love with these supplements so hard!
Sure, they help erase wrinkles and smooth out your skin. But they also provide the energy to help you feel young and vital once again.
Finally, they help you to preserve your overall health. You won't just live long, you'll live well.
With these benefits combined, you can fight aging. And even more: you will win that fight!
The Bottom Line
Now you know the many benefits of anti-aging supplements. But here's the real question: do you know how to get them without leaving your home?
We offer the very best in vitamins, including a full range to help fight aging. To see how we can help create an all-new you, learn more today!
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