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Supplements That Help Slow Down the Aging Process

February 6, 2009

supplementsLet’s face it; we all want to look and feel our best. Aging gracefully has been replaced by our never ending desire to find anything and everything that aids in the anti-aging process. That’s probably why “statistics show that 11.7 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were done in the U.S. in 2007, up 2% from 2006,” according to an article by Miranda Hiti for But there are easier and safer ways to look and feel younger, and they come in the form of easy to take supplements; specifically, Omega 3-6-9, which contain fatty fish oil that our bodies need for optimal health.

We’ll start by looking at the health as well as anti-aging benefits of the Omega 3 vitamin. These supplements contain the most important 2 fatty acids, which are EPA and DHA. These are in limited supply and are found in fish oil, meaning of course any oily fish such as salmon, herring and sardines just to name a few. A quick note here, salmon is the king of the Omega 3 world. You want to look for wild caught salmon though, as the farm raised variety contains a high level of Mercury, which is toxic to the body. You can also get the anti-aging benefits of this fish oil by ingesting it through supplements. Again, Omega 3 is a major player in the health world because, in part, it contain EPA, which is necessary for the efficient functioning of the brain and the body at the cellular level. EPA helps slow down the aging process because it reduces inflammation and can provide protection against cardiovascular disease, arthritis, skin conditions, depression and other mood-related disorders. All of these things are critical players in what ages us all.

Now we’ll move on to the anti-aging benefits of Omega 6 supplements, which among other things, helps ease the bloating and pain associated with PMS. It also maintains healthy skin, hair and nails and generally helps to bring about hormonal and emotional balance. Omega 3 and Omega 6 interact with each other so the balance between them is crucial for good health. When you are talking about slowing down the aging process, you want to ensure you are taking care of your body both inside and out, and as you can see, Omega 6 covers areas that the fish oil in Omega 3 doesn’t.

As for Omega 9, it aids in the process as well, and when combined with Omega 3 and Omega 6, provide a powerful tool in the anti-aging fight, and taking all three of these supplements together cover just about every aspect of our health. For example, the main property of these vitamins allows viscosity of cell membranes, which means they are pliable allowing our blood to flow more freely throughout our body; through arteries to veins and back to the heart and lungs. Proper blood flow means better health, and better health is what we need in the fight against aging. Besides helping us look better on the outside, these supplements keep us more vital and youthful on the inside as well. And we all know when we feel good we look good. This combination also allows cells to rid toxins from the body and help us absorb proper nutrients.

Aging is a part of life, and that’s a good thing because with age comes wisdom. But that doesn’t mean we have to get old before our time, or even that we can’t take advantage of the anti-aging benefits of the stuff nature has made available to us like healthy fish oil. Taking supplements of Omega 3-6-9 won’t stop the hands of time, but it will keep us at our peak performance, which is what we all want no matter how old we are. What are your thoughts on the aging process? Should we accept it and age gracefully, or should we fight it tooth and nail. Do you take any of the supplements mentioned, and if so, do you think they help keep you younger from the inside out? leave a comment, question or suggerstions, and let us know what your experiences have been.

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