Fight Aging with These Vitamins!

Are you looking for the magical fountain of youth?  If so, the first place you should look is your diet!  Many health professionals preach it is more important what you put IN your body than what you do to your body.  Below is a list of 5 vitamins you should start adding to your diet…

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Vitamin C is essential for collagen production to help with skin repair and also for keeping your bones strong.  Have you damaged your skin from too much sun?  Vitamin C can repair that damage and this vitamin is most commonly found in citrus fruits.

Vitamin A is an excellent source of anti-oxidants; including Retinol. Vitamin A works inside the cells and slows the breakdown of collagen.  This in turn gives your skin a healthy, young, appearance with more elasticity.  As an added benefit it keeps your immune system strong!  Some of the foods high in this vitamin are carrots, mangos, and even kale.

Vitamin D often helps prevent the under looked aging effect: bone loss.  Vitamin D and calcium are needed to keep strong and healthy bones.  Bone loss causes sagging, especially in the face so keeping strong bones provides a younger appearance.  Milk and dairy products, also fatty fish, provide sources of vitamin D.

Vitamin K is another vitamin that is good for the skin.  Vitamin K also strengthens collagen and is responsible to keep skin strong and thick, which will lead to less bruising as we age.  Green, leafy, vegetables are great sources of vitamin K.

Vitamin E helps fight damaging free radicals at the cellular level and it’s one of the most potent antioxidants out there.  It provides protection to the skin and has anti-inflammatory benefits also.  Vitamin E is commonly found in nuts and seeds, as well as, certain oils.

Next time you are at the gym, or in physical therapy, working on your body…think about what good fuel you should be putting in your body to help with the healing process and to slow the aging process!

Andrew Vertson

Andrew Vertson

Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he also earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute.
Andrew Vertson

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