Do You Believe in Anti-Aging Supplements? Which Ones Do You Use?
Many of the women in our community have strong opinions about anti-aging supplements. Some of us believe that they are just a fancy excuse for pharmaceutical companies to help us part with our money. These women say that eating a healthy, balanced diet is all we need to do for our bodies.
Other women in our community argue that there is nothing wrong with using science to keep our bodies healthy as we age. These women point out that there is evidence that substances like coenzyme Q10 and resveratrol can help us to experience healthy aging.
What Are the Most Common Anti-Aging Supplements?
One of the challenges with anti-aging supplements is that there are already a head-spinning number of options. Some companies claim that coenzyme Q10 protects our DNA from harm and helps us to have more energy. They sell melatonin to help us sleep, DHEA to slow the aging process and phosphatidylcholine to support skin elasticity.
My goal here is not to take a position on whether these supplements are effective. I’ll leave that up to the scientists to debate. Besides, everyone’s body is different, so, depending on your situation, your doctor may say that what is good for someone else, may not be right for you.
At the same time, one thing is for certain. As our generation continues to age, there will be an increasing financial incentive for companies to develop an even wider range of anti-aging supplements.
As a result, we have an opportunity to share our experiences and help each other to cut through the marketing hype that surrounds these kinds of products.
Do You Use Any Anti-Aging Supplements?
Before we get into a conversation about this, I’d like to remind you to check with your doctor before trying any new healthy aging supplements. Your doctor will be up to date on the latest research and knows your body better than anyone.
That said, I hope that this discussion gives you a few options to discuss with your doctor on your next visit. After all, with so many options out there, you may not know about all of the latest products.
Ok, let’s get a conversation started. I’d love to hear about which supplements you believe in. Or, if you believe that eating a balanced diet is better than taking supplements, please let us know which foods you believe give you the biggest nutritional bang for your buck.
Which healthy aging or anti-aging supplements do you take? Why? Or, do you believe that we can get all of the nutrients, minerals and other substances that our bodies from healthy food? Please join the conversation.