What are the benefits of anti ageing supplements ?


Every one of us at least once in a lifetime spends the money on serums, potions and lotions which have anti-ageing effects. Who does not want to look younger?

The cosmetic industry is continuously coming out with new products  to make us look and feel younger.  It is this continual research that has led to the introduction of anti-ageing supplements in the form of a pill. These pills  can do significant wonders when it comes to the way our skin looks.

The following page introduces us with the expert’s view on the anti-ageing supplements –

Anti-Ageing Pills Work

“Face creams don’t work as they don’t penetrate deep enough to ­generate a real physiological change,” says Dr Daniel Sister.

“Your skin is a reflection of what’s happening on the inside. That’s why a healthy diet is important,” Dr Sister adds.

Lamiss El Hannach, a well known in house nutritionist at London Pharmacy John Bell & Croyden, further states usage of supplements for the purpose of skin care can also have lasting effect. “We can’t get enough vitamins and minerals from food because what we consume on a daily basis is highly processed and most skin health vitamins (A, C, and E) are ­sensitive to light, heat or chemicals,” she says.

“Therefore, any skin problem can be ­corrected by supplementing with vitamins A, C and E and essential minerals, which nourish the deeper layers from the inside.”

Anti-Ageing Pills don’t Work

Bridget Benelam, a Nutritionist at British Nutrition Foundation has whole different idea and considers the theory of supplement a complete nuisance.

“If you consume a varied and balanced diet with oily fish, whole grains and ­brightly colored vegetables, this can provide you with essential vitamins and minerals, ­those needed for healthy skin. A supplement can never recreate this complex mixture of nutrients and natural compounds.”

“Some active ingredients in skin care can reach deeper layers of the skin. If nourished, the effects are immediate,” she says.

“The nutrients in skin-care supplements aren’t targeted – collagen in a supplement could go to the skin or cartilage, the person taking the pill has no choice. However, the beauty is, we know exactly where products have been applied.”



L-ARGININE is a wish granted for all those having great sex and a toned body on top of their bucket list. This amino acid imparts its effect on pituitary gland and thus helps in the release of growth hormone (GH). “GH supports your metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat while increasing lean muscle tone,” Comite says.

L-ARGININE can also have additional benefits like improvement in blood circulation thereby enhancing the libido. The starting dose should be 2 grams daily which can be increased to 6 grams after continued use according to comite.


“Astragalus has been shown to elongate the fragile ends of your DNA that shorten as you age,” says Michale Barber, M.D., chief medical officer of Better Life Carolinas in Charleston, South Carolina. Improved longevity, improved cardiovascular health, cognition and proper immune functioning all are effects of longer telomeres. The intake should be of 25-50 Mg every day.


The antioxidants that are naturally present in the chocolate we eat called cocoa flavanols can be quite helpful for our brain and heart. One study from the Nature Neuroscience further states that how these flavanols directly affect our brain. The help in reduction of age related cognitive decline and their regular intake can also help in dealing with facial wrinkles and elasticity. 1000 Mg a day is a perfect daily does for these.

COENZME Q10                 

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 helps mitochondria which is the energy production unit of our body by enhancing its working by its anti oxidative effect. CoQ10 has further additional effects like helping your heart function with ease by repairing the telomeres. You can also expect an improvement in the wrinkles and firmness as it effects the skin too. Limit the dosage to 200 Mg per day according to Barber.


Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin which has significant anti oxidative and anti inflammatory effects. It protects the brain and the studies also reveal the role of turmeric in aiding skin health and memory improvement more especially in case of those people with acne and psoriasis. One Gm a day is a perfect starting dose.