We adopt all sorts of methods to arrest the aging process. In order to prevent the onslaught of aging, we visit beauty salons and spas, and even dare to allow the cosmetic surgeons to repair the wrinkles on our face. However, we can easily slow down the aging process through certain vitamins.
Although we need different types of vitamins to remain healthy, but certain vitamins are specifically meant to control the symptoms of aging.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals and prevent their oxidation. Vitamin C is essential for healthy skin, hair and for our general health. Consuming foods rich in vitamin C can slow the aging process by strengthening our immune system.
Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants. It protects the membranes of the cell and prevents damage caused by enzymes. Increase in environmental pollution is believed to be responsible for accelerating the aging process. Vitamin E can inactivate the free radicals that enter our body from the environment. Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for our skin. Most anti aging products contain vitamin E as an essential ingredient.
According to common knowledge, vitamin K is needed for blood coagulation. However, recent researches have found that benefits of vitamin K are more wide spread. This vitamin can also be effective in treating the symptoms of aging. Aging is often associated with inflammation.
Inflammation of different parts of the body causes arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases. Increase in a hormone, known as Interleukin-6, is believed to be responsible for the inflammation and consequent degeneration of different body parts. Vitamin K is capable of reducing the level of Interleukin-6 hormone in our body. As we age, calcium might deposit in the arteries causing arteriosclerosis. This is responsible for heart diseases. Vitamin K is capable of preventing deposition of calcium in the arteries. However, while keeping calcium away from our arteries, the same vitamin K actually carries calcium to our bones. Consumption of vitamin K is therefore recommended for people suffering from bone mass loss from osteoarthritis.