I know how it is- especially for my dear gentlemen out there. We all know you guys tend to look better, more distinguished with age. Everyone says guys are like wine- the older, the better. However, things are slowly changing. Guys are going under the knife to get mini face lifts, tummy tucks and peck implants. Many guys in late 30's and 40's who suffer from early grey hair are coloring it to look younger, as well as getting their teeth bleached. Finally, we are equal now boys, as youthful looks are no longer for the ladies only. Guys are starting to search for that fountain of youth just as much.
If you're looking to turn back the clock though, and don't want to go under the knife, your sweet Miss Z can offer the advice on the next best thing- beauty from within. Never, ever make a mistake of underestimating the power of beauty from within through proper nutrition and supplementation. I already shared what I normally eat in a typical day. Some of you eat sort of like I do, but most of you guys probably don't. What's a lot easier for you to follow, though, is my list of vitamins and minerals that I take. It's easier to add some more pills to your day than to change how you live and what you eat. So, this easy part is a logical place to start. Here's the list and reasons why I take said vitamins and minerals, all based on talking to nutritionists, friends who are health nuts, and online research of quality sources.
Vitamin A: "plays a vital role in bone growth, reproduction and immune system health. It also helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively. It is essential to healthy vision."
Vitamin C: this one is a no-brainer. Make sure you take way more than what the government recommends because their recommended amounts are ridiculously low. I take 2 1,000 mg pills spaces out in a day, plus whatever I get from food. Also, get time release pills so the vitamin gets in your system slow and steady.
Vitamin D: "important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, and is suggested to supply a protective effect against multiple diseases and conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis."
Vitamin E: "a fat soluble antioxidant, which can be obtained only as a food supplement. The most widely known health benefits of vitamin E are protection against toxins such as air pollution, premenstrual syndrome, eye disorders such as cataracts, neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes." Make sure you don't take too much, as it will cause your body to bruise more easily.
Vitamins B1, B6 and B12: all of these help the body process carbs, fats and proteins a lot better, meaning you get more precious nutrients from your food :)
Lutein: Eye health- period! :)
Niacin: Important for heart health.
Biotin: Thicken Hair, Nails and Beautify Skin. I take very high quantities of biotin without any side-effects.
Krill Oil: Excellent source of Omega-3 fats, used to lower blood lipids- useful if you are on a higher fat diet like Atkins or a typical Western diet :)