It wasn’t until I hit 35 that it finally hit me: I was getting older. Aging was an absolutely inevitable part of existing, and nobody was exempt. The problem was that I didn’t want to get older, or rather I didn’t want to look older. After all, numbers were just numbers, but what you looked like, how you felt, and how you were perceived by others mattered (or at least to me). It was around this time that I became determined to do everything I could to slow down the inevitable aging process, and to look the very best I could at no matter what age I was. And so began my quest to unearth the legendary fountain of youth.
The little things were the easy part. Dying my hair to avoid any signs of grey, carefully managing my wardrobe, adhering to a healthy exercise regime, and using a variety quality anti-aging wrinkle creams were some of the first steps I took towards my ultimate goal. You would be surprised at how a thin, muscular, well-dressed man with a good haircut can often pass for a man 10 years his junior. But I also knew that this was just the start. If I were to stay young, and to truly do everything I could to avoid the ravaging signs of aging, I was going to have to dive into the realms of dieting, nutrition and supplements.
The first thing I learnt about was antioxidants. Antioxidants are crucial in neutralizing free radicals within the body. The bottom line with free radicals is that they are everywhere, especially in today’s polluted and unnatural environment, and that these free radicals attack healthy cells. Damaged cells within the body lead to multiple signs of aging. The best way to ward off these unwanted free radicals is to adhere to a diet that is rich in antioxidants. This means eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with supplementing your diet with antioxidant rich juices, smoothies, teas and vitamin supplements. One of my favorites is the smoothie. Mixing fresh and frozen berries in the blender, and adding a little protein powder or honey to sweeten, can be an extremely beneficial treat here and there throughout the day. They also help to shed some unwanted weight.
Although adhering to a diet that was rich in vitamins, nutrients and antixodiants was an essential step towards my ultimate goal, I could not help but feel that it wasn’t enough. All these things I have mentioned were crucial, but still not enough. I needed to be doing more.
It was then I began doing more research on types of supplements that would help ward of the signs of aging. After having done a tremendous amount of research, an arduous task I would now like to help you avoid, I have compiled a short list of supplements here that I truly believe are necessary if you want to do everything you can to slow down the aging process.
- Omega 3 Fish Oils
- Coenzyme Q10
- Vitamin B50 Complex
As you can see, my arsenal of weapons to fight off the signs and symptoms of aging is definitely a great start. Nevertheless, I still truly believe that to accomplish my ultimate goal, and perhaps look and feel only 50 years old when I turn 80, even more things will be necessary. What exactly these things will be is yet to be written, but I am definitely determined to stay attuned to what new information is being provided throughout the media and across the net. I don’t want to be ignorant of any new discoveries. In the meantime, perhaps I will consider one day going under the knife. As science and medicine further progress each day, so too does the fine art of cosmetic surgery. Whatever is necessary, I truly want to be forever young.