9 Potent Anti-Aging Ingredients and Their Key Benefits
The thought of aging worries everyone. The gradual decline of biological functions, cellular damage, inability to adapt to bodily changes, decrease in physical and mental capacity, and perhaps most importantly, wrinkles on the skin(!) are among the primary signs of aging.
This article discusses:
- The concept of aging
- Can aging be stopped?
- How to slow down the aging process?
- Various anti-aging ingredients and their benefits
- A market overview of anti-aging ingredients
- How you can incorporate these ingredients in your supplement product mix?
In addition to reading this article about anti-aging ingredients, I encourage you to watch this video podcast I recently recorded with NutraScience Labs' Vice President of Sales, Blayney McEneaney, and New Business Development Manager, Ryan Gillen. We cover many of the ingredients mentioned in this article, plus a few more:
What is Aging?
Aging is the natural process of getting older accompanied by the natural wear and tear of the body, along with oxidative stress and genetic predispositions. If left unaddressed, these progressive physiological changes may lead to unhealthy aging.[i] [ii]
How Can We Stop Aging?
We can't stop aging – it is a natural process. However, what we can do is delay or help compensate for some aspects of the aging process by investing in better healthcare, nutrition, exercise, and standards of living. Among the most sought-after ways to promote healthy aging is the intake of dietary supplements that consist of scientifically-validated "anti-aging" ingredients.
Anti-aging Ingredients and Their Key Benefits
If the question is how you can retain that youthfulness for as long as possible, the answer lies in supplements providing certain vitamins, antioxidants, and ingredients that can help reduce further damage, thereby slowing down the rate at which we age.
1. Vitamin C
One of the essential vitamins for humans, vitamin C, helps stimulate the production of collagen and reduces the oxidative damage of free radicals through its potent antioxidant properties.
Found naturally in the skin, ceramides are basically lipids or fats that help retain moisture and keep your skin looking fresh and young. Ceramides help work to promote effective skin barrier function.
Coenzyme Q10 is a natural antioxidant shown to help reduce wrinkles and improve skin smoothness, as well as reduce oxidative stress. When combined with collagen, it also helped improve skin density.
4. Hyaluronic Acid
The deficiency of hyaluronic acid can be associated with the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin. One of the biggest benefits of this ingredient is that it helps capture moisture – aiding with the skin's hydration and making it plump. These qualities may make the skin appear fuller and smoother.
Collagen's popularity as a dietary supplement has risen significantly in recent years, and it serves as the foundation for keeping your skin strong and supple and maintaining the skin structure. The natural production of this protein slows down gradually with age, and some external factors like exposure to the sun can also cause a collagen breakdown. Including collagen supplements in your is a great way to help consumers address skin-related aging concerns.
Astaxanthin is a powerful carotenoid with antioxidant properties many times stronger than vitamin E and vitamin C. Research has shown that supplementation with this nutraceutical helped decrease wrinkles and skin dryness while also improving skin elasticity and youthful appearance.
Curcumin typically keeps cellular damage to a minimum and is known to reduce certain age-related issues. The compound is present in turmeric, and that is why turmeric is such a treasured ingredient in food around the globe. Thanks to the strong anti-aging properties, curcumin supplements may help delay cellular senescence.
8. Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) and Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NNM)
Research suggests that NR and NNM, precursors to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), could possibly boost the NAD+ levels in the human body, preventing age-related genetic changes.
Rhodiola is a medicinal plant with excellent anti-aging properties. A study (on fruit flies) suggests that using Rhodiola rosea powder helps improve lifespan by 17%--although it's not clear how this may translate to humans.
Apart from these, Resveratrol and astragalus are also examples of ingredients that facilitate a healthier body by helping reduce oxidative stress, boosting the immune system, and preventing cellular damage – things that are closely linked to aging.
An Overview of the Anti-Aging Ingredients Market
- An increase in the aging population
- A desire to maintain a youthful appearance
- Increased consumption of anti-aging products
- Rising awareness about nutraceutical supplements
- Growing demand for natural or herbal products
- Broader distribution channels and a competitive industry
How NutraScience Labs Can Help You Manufacture Anti-Aging Supplements?
Wondering how you can incorporate these amazing ingredients in your product mix?
If you want to expand your existing product line or introduce anti-aging supplements under your brand name, the time is ripe to make a grand entry into the market. All you need is a knowledgeable partner who can formulate, produce, and package the anti-aging supplement for you!
I know that sounds like a lot! But that's where NutraScience Labs comes into the picture.
With over 120 years of nutraceutical industry experience, NutraScience Labs has been the go-to supplement contract manufacturer for over 2,300 brands headquartered in the United States. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Competitive price quote and product lead times
- Turnkey contract manufacturing services – including packaging, labeling & fulfillment
- cGMP-compliant facilities
- Deep domain expertise
- Production assistance throughout the entire process
Request a free quote or get in touch with a production specialist to know more about how we can help you in your bid to create a winning anti-aging supplement!