The Anti-Aging Effects of Omega-3s
By NewBeauty Editors |
Could omega-3s be the new fountain of youth? These polysaturated fatty acids have already earned a rep for being a gold mine of health benefits—protection against heart disease, autoimmune disease and stroke, to name a few. Now, research shows that omega-3s also offer up anti-aging properties. According to a study conducted at Ohio State University, participants who took omega-3 supplements for four months were able to affect the ratio of their fatty acid consumption in a way that helped preserve tiny segments of DNA (also known as telomeres), which typically shorten and degrade as we get older. In other words, bulking up on omega-3s can slow down the aging process!
So, how can you get your fix? Foods chock-full of this youth-inducing ingredient include fish (try salmon or tuna), greens (dark and leafy—think kale, collard greens and spinach) and nuts and seeds (walnuts and flax seeds are your best bet). And, if those items aren’t part of your regular diet, there are supplements and serums aplenty. Stimulate your skin’s natural renewal process with Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Replenishing Oil and reenergize cell activity and reduce signs of aging with Ren Vita Mineral™ Omega 3 Optimum Skin Serum. Or, you can also go straight to the source with Omega 3 Supplements from Perricone MD.