Aging is a fact of life and none of us are getting any younger. But, it doesn’t have to dramatically affect the way you look. If you’re active in your efforts, there are many ways to fight the aging process. Yes, shelling out thousands for a plastic surgeon and getting sliced and diced is on option, but there are far less invasive approaches to encourage your skin to appear vibrant and healthy and these five incredible herbs are among the best.
The two most common forms of ginseng we see in the west are American ginseng and Asian ginseng. Both are excellent at helping the body physiologically adapt to different needs. This helps fight the effects of stress on the body… and that’s just one of the numerous benefits of this herb. Increased stamina and heightened mental and physical performance are also commonly reported.
Bilberries are small blue berries that are rich in antioxidants. Research suggests that these berries are incredible defense against the early signs of aging, including wrinkles and scars. They also reportedly promote healthy vision and eyes; this is especially beneficial for those concerned about macular degeneration and cataracts.
3. Gotu Kola
This plant is native to India, China, South Africa, and Indonesia where it is said to have been used for thousands of years. Often drank as a tea, gotu kola reportedly can assist in wound healing, mental clarity, and varicose veins. Some reports even say it may encourage a reliable memory and be a therapy for senility.
This vibrant yellow spice commonly seen in curry has a wealth of benefits. Among them, experts say, is the ability to potentially ward off irritation that causes degenerative disease. Turmeric may also reduce oxidative stress. This means it could protect tissues from damage and could be beneficial at preventing wrinkles, scars, and other visible signs of aging. We recently released a liquid turmeric extract that I’m really proud of; the positive feedback has been incredible.
5. Vitamin D
Though technically not an herb, vitamin D has numerous anti-aging benefits, according to scientists. While too much sun could be responsible for premature aging, the right amount of sun exposure and adequate vitamin D is said to prolong cell life and reduce the signs of biological aging.
6. Bonus! Supplements to Consider
Nutritional supplements are a great way to fill the gaps and boost your nutritional intake. There are two I’d recommend you check out for yourself. The first are digestive and systemic enzymes; these can truly be a great help in fighting aging. So many of us run out of enzymes by the time we are 28 years old that supplementing is the best way to get ahead. I personally take 4 capsules of Veganzyme 3x daily and have found it yields tremendous anti-aging benefits.
The second supplement I’d recommend is an antioxidant formula. The effects of aging are essentially the effects of oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Although there’s no way to pause the clock, antioxidants are the potent little defenders that help neutralize free radicals and minimize the damage they cause. Cell Fuzion™ is a premium, ultra-high potency antioxidant blend that is unrivaled.
Treat your body right and it will treat you right in return. By including helpful herbs in your daily lifestyle, you can encourage a vibrant and long life.
– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
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