Anti-Aging Secrets: Revitalize Your Skin and Health with Functional Medicine.
In the quest for timeless beauty, it’s crucial to understand the science behind aging and how it affects your skin. The first step in your anti-aging journey is acknowledging the impact of aging on your skin’s health. As we age, our skin undergoes thinning and loses its regenerative capacity, resulting in the emergence of wrinkles, dryness, loss of elasticity, and uneven skin tone.
It’s a well-established fact that UV exposure plays a significant role in accelerating the aging process. It degrades the extracellular matrix, reduces collagen production, and inhibits transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta signaling.
While various topical anti-aging procedures (e.g.micrnoneedling, vitamin infusion, CooLifting, peels or lasers) can promote skin regeneration, there’s a crucial aspect often overlooked: treating your skin from the inside out.
Your skin is not just a protective barrier; it’s your body’s largest metabolically active organ with a high turnover rate.
Constantly regenerating and repairing itself, your skin relies on internal nourishment to produce collagen and elastin. These are key components for youthful-looking skin. Thus, it’s time to take digestion and skin health seriously if you’re looking to optimize your anti-aging strategy.
To achieve optimal anti-aging benefits and youthful skin, it’s essential to provide your body with the raw ingredients and factors. They are necessary for collagen and elastin production.
- Vitamin A: Boosts collagen production and plays a crucial role in wound healing. It modulates activities at the cellular level and via its iterrelationship with hormones such as thyroid, insulin, and corticosteroids, has diffuse metabolic effects on the body, per this study.
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THAT PROMOTES ANTI-AGING BENEFITS:
- CoQ10: Acts as an antioxidant, increases collagen density and reduces UVR induced skin damage. Thus having a potential for repairing the skin aging process. Per this study CoQ10 levels are 10-fold higher in the epidermis compared to the dermis and decrease significantly with age.
- Key Amino Acids (lysine, proline, glycine): Building blocks of proteins, vital for stimulating collagen synthesis.
- Magnesium: Essential for normal mitochondrial function, which impacts cellular aging. Per this study magnesium deficiency induces oxidative stress which might promote cellular senescence by promoting the shortening of telomeres. Low magnesium might therefore accelerate cellular senescence by compromising DNA stability, protein synthesis and cell energy metabolism. Shortening of telomeres appears to be the cellular clock that determines the number of time our cells divide, which in turn appears to control the aging of our cells.
- Zinc: Per this study zinc regulates every phase of the wound healing process. Ranging from membrane repair, oxidative stress, coagulation, inflammation and immune defense, tissue re-epithelialization, angiogenesis, to fibrosis/scar formation.
- Silicon: Important for optimal collagen synthesis, skin strength and elasticity. Although silicon supplements are widely used, only orthosilicic acid (OSA) form presents the highest bioavailability (per this study) which is used in Unique Verve Collagen Revive+ formula.
- Iron: Although, iron is essential for healthy skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails, Both iron anemia/deficiency as well as iron overload can lead to accelerated general and skin aging per this study.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids: because omega 3 fatty acids are critical components of cell membranes, and thus optimal health of all tissues, they contribute to optimal absorption of nutrients through the gut lining as well as the cell membrane.
Furthermore, growth factors and hormones like TGF-β, estrogen, and progesterone play a pivotal role in collagen and elastin production, emphasizing the need for hormonal balance.
You may want to read this blog about how hormones also effect skin’s hydration.
However, it’s not just about what you eat; it’s also about how your body digests and absorbs these nutrients. Inadequate digestion and absorption of nutrients can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Conditions like low stomach acid, leaky gut, a vegetarian or vegan diet, and a high intake of refined carbs can hinder nutrient absorption.
Low stomach acid can lead to nutrient deficiencies, especially amino acids (e.g. proline, glycine), minerals (e.g. Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, Copper) and vitamin B12. You already read above how these key nutrients are critical in collagen production!
If you’re experiencing anemia, it signifies a deficiency in stomach acid, which can significantly impact both your skin health and the overall aging process. As a functional medicine practitioner, I can assist you in identifying the underlying causes of reduced or suboptimal stomach acid production and work towards optimizing your digestion and overall well-being as well as vitality.
To add another layer to the aging equation, certain factors contribute to the generation of FREE RADICALS, further accelerating aging.
These factors include:
- digestive issues (e.g. constipation, diarrhea, IBS)
- gut imbalances (e.g. parasites, Candida overgrowth, SIBO),
- infections, viruses (e.g. HPV, Covid),
- food sensitivities
- poor detoxification,
- toxicity (e.g. heavy metals, mycotoxins, environmental toxins)
- mold toxicity,
- breast implants,
- fatty liver,
- insulin resistance,
- type 1 diabetes,
- type 2 diabetes,
- insomnia or poor sleep,
- autoimmune diseases,
- medications (e.g. BCP, statins)
- hormonal imbalances (e.g. PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, polyps)
- arthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis – read this blog about connection between osteoporosis and wrinkles
- and various pain syndromes (e.g. fibromyalgia)
In conclusion, reducing skin and general aging as well as promoting overall well-being requires a holistic approach.
Stress management, inflammation control, and gut health all play significant roles in the aging process. With my Functional Medicine VIP program we will focus on optimizing your health by addressing and reversing any internal health issues which will aid in reducing general and skin aging as well as other skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo. Over the course of three months, we will tackle your gut issues, hormonal imbalances, and other contributing factors, promoting optimal health and combating premature aging from the inside out.
Absolutely everything in the body is inter-connected!
Take action now by booking your Initial Comprehensive Health History Assessment and Consultation Appointment, as well as enrolling in the Functional Medicine VIP Program. Don’t delay; kickstart your journey toward both enduring health and timeless beauty today with the anti-aging strategy from the inside out. Your voyage begins right here.
In my role as a skincare therapist, I employ non-invasive, results-driven facials that deliver visible improvements. As a functional medicine practitioner, I guide clients in pinpointing and rectifying the underlying factors contributing to a range of health concerns, allowing for their reversal. It is indeed possible to regain a sense of vitality and well-being! My expertise encompasses:
- Immune Health
- Skin Health
- Allergies/ Asthma
- Gut Health
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Bone Health
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