Nutritional Supplements for anti Aging
(I like to say Healthy aging!)

1)Vitamin A:

Dose = 1000 IU (Males), 800 IU (Females)

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant essential for healthy skin. It encourages skin cell renewal by stimulating the effect of epidermal growth factor. A serious lack or excess intake can cause dryness and roughness in the skin.

2)Vitamin C:

Dose = 90 mg (Males), 75 mg (Females)

Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant which reduces skin damage caused by free radicals due to over-exposure to sunlight and pollutants, and also boosts the effectiveness of Vitamin E. It improves blood flow, increases skin hydration by preventing moisture loss and boosts collagen production within the body. It helps to thicken the skin and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.

3)Vitamin D:

Dose = 500 IU (for 70+ is 600 IU)

vitamin D is considered to have antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties, and lays a significant role in skin pigmentation and skin balance. Since it can be absorbed by the skin, whether its exposure to the sun, or applied topically. You can find Vitamin D in fortified milk products, seafood, salmon, sunflower seeds, cod liver oil, eggs, mushrooms, herring.

4)Vitamin E:

Dose = 15 mg (Males), 12 mg (Females)

Vitamin E is an essential part of healthy skin care. It is an antioxidant that protects the skin cells from uv light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that product cell aging effects of free radicals and reduces the incidence of scarring.


Allantoin is a salt compound that holds anti inflammatory and antiseptic properties for general healing of the skin. It promotes cell proliferation and wound healing production by gently shedding outer layers of skin. It soothes, moisturizes, and softens irritated skin, by providing a protection to the dermis by increasing the water content of the outer layers of skin and by forming complexes with anti-irritant and sensitizing agents, preventing further damage to sensitive skin. It is a botanical extract that comes from a comfrey plant.


Dose = 15 mg (Males), 12 mg (Females)

The mineral zinc is an important component of healthy skin. Taken orally has shown some potential in preventing and alleviating the inflammation and scarring associated with acne. its especially helpful for oily skins and acne sufferers by reducing the amount of natural oil produced in the skin and may heal damaged skin around the developing acne. It aids in collagen production, decreases free radical activity, helps prevent the growth of bacteria and reduces inflammation. It may also help control some of the hormones associated with oily skin and required for proper immune system function.


Selenium is an antioxidant mineral responsible for increasing the elasticity of the skin and prevents appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and delaying skin aging. It also acts to prevent cell damage by free radicals from over-excessive damage of UV light from the sun. It plays an important role in preventing certain skin cancers. The more time you spend in the sun, the more selenium should be added to the diet.

I want to thank AcuMedWest Inc. for their amazing Acupuncture Desk Reference book to which I credit this information.