Life Extension Treatment and Vitamin C

Life Extension Treatment and Vitamin C

Environmental pollutants and overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can causing oxidative stress to the skin and accelerate the aging the skin through the degradation of collagen. However, there is a remedy that will heal the skin and help to overcome the effects of aging. The body’s production of collagen is the result of vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant which helps to rejuvenate photo damaged and aged skin.

Although vitamin C is an important nutrient for good health, when it is taken orally very little gets to the ski. When the levels of vitamin C in the skin decrease with age, replenishing the levels of vitamin C directly into the skin helps to fight oxidative stress and the degradation of collagen. There are studies that have shown that when vitamin C is applied topically, it reduces the effects of free radicals and promotes the formation of collagen which helps to keep the skin youthful and firm.  

All through history, women have always found a way to fight the effects of anti aging by using vitamin C topically.

During the Tang Dynasty in Tibet, the women who wanted to combat the premature aging of the skin rubbed vitamin C rich sea buckthorn on their face and hands. Many years ago, Native Americans used a past that was rich in vitamin C that they made out of rose petals to heal and moisten their skin.

These herbal remedies have become to be understood by modern medicine. When vitamin C is applied topically, it limits the damage to the skin that is caused by free radicals, and it rejuvenates the skin by improving collagen that is synthesized in the skin which slows down aging. In order to have youthful, firm skin, the structural support protein in collagen is necessary.  The overall amount of collagen that is in the skin declines with age, which is accelerated by numerous factors such as inflammation, free radicals, smoking, and sunlight. One of the most effective methods to increase the slow degradation of collagen synthesis is with the topical application of vitamin C.

Much of the vitamin C that a person ingests is excreted rapidly because it is water soluble. In addition, human beings and some other species don’t have the ability to produce the vitamin C that is so necessary for healthy, beautiful skin.  

Although taking vitamin C orally is important to maintain a person’s overall health, it doesn’t do a very good job of increasing the skin’s concentrations of vitamin C since its absorption is limited by the mechanisms of transportation in the stomach. Applying vitamin C topically is the most effective way to replace vitamin C in the skin.

Click here for more information about anti aging and life extension treatments

.

.