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Throughout the series, I have covered a variety of ways you can defy the aging process with grace and balance. Learning how to overcome oxidative stress due to free radical damage, as well as chronic inflammation is key when concerning preventative health and premature aging. Maintaining a proper diet, a balanced fitness regimen and implementing healthy wellness habits is how you can overcome oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Part of maintaining healthy wellness habits includes keeping your nutrition in check and making sure you’re getting adequate vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits from your diet. A good supplement to make sure you are indeed receiving all of these benefits is to include supplements as part of your daily wellness habits. Here are the top 5 basic supplements I recommend you include in your daily anti-aging supplement stack.

Multi-Vitamin/Multi-Mineral

Yes having a solid nutritious diet is important but due to the fact that we have no control over how our body processes our food and uptakes nutrients from the food we eat, as well as the fact that many nutrients are lost during the cooking and preparation process. Taking a multi-vitamin is a great way to ensure you are getting all the essential vitamins and minerals that you need to stay healthy and decrease vitamin deficiencies.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid. This essential fatty acid plays an important role in cardiovascular health, decreasing chronic inflammation, supporting digestive health, as well as improving the health and integrity of the skin. The body does not make omega-3 fatty acids so you must consume foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as fatty cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, tuna), flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and almonds. This is especially important if you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet and are not consuming enough foods that contain these essential fatty acids. Supplementing with an omega-3 fatty acid will ensure that you are getting enough of this nutrient to maintain your overall health and well-being.

 

Collagen Powder

As part of the natural aging process collagen production begins to slowly decline as the body advances into the chronological aging continuum. This decline in collagen production can alter the appearance of the skin causing more fine lines and wrinkles to become more prominent and noticeable. It also aids in decreasing joint comfort due to cartilage becoming weaker and more brittle. Including collagen powder into your supplement routine, can improve skin elasticity and plumpness decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, alleviate joint pain, prevent excessive bone loss and also improve digestion and gut health.

Antioxidant-Rich Tea

Antioxidants are the most important nutrient when it comes to combating oxidative stress within the body and decreasing the damage of free radicals. Having a cup of antioxidant-rich tea on a daily basis is a great way to naturally increase the number of antioxidants you are consuming in addition to eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Examples of antioxidant-rich teas include green tea, oolong tea, black tea, and white tea.

 

Probiotics

Gut health has grown in popularity in the last few years and with good reason. Marinating a healthy gut flora which consists of healthy bacteria that work to increase the efficacy of the body’s immune system and improve the body’s ability to properly digest food and uptake nutrients. Aside from digestive and immune health benefits maintaining a healthy gut has also been associated with improving mood disorders, decreasing cognitive decline, and healing inflammatory skin conditions. Keeping a healthy and balanced gut microbiome is key and taking probiotics daily will ensure this and aid in total body health and well-being.

 

About the Author

Hi, my name is Kathleen but you can call me Kat. I am an Esthetician, Lifestyle Wellness Coach, Content Creator, and Writer. My intention is to provide you with education and awareness about women’s health, nutrition, fitness, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle. I primarily help women that are seeking holistic and natural solutions to managing their chronic condition, improving their lifestyle and combating anti-aging concerns. I offer coaching programs and courses that are designed to help you redefine your health and defy aging.  You can find my content on a variety of social media platforms such as  YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. 

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