10 Best Anti Aging Supplements



10 Best Anti Aging Supplements

There’s a science behind looking and feeling simply amazing and it’s a relatively simple one – you are everything that you put in and on your body. But there are ways you can negate some of the effects of the modern world and here I have devised a list of the 10 best anti aging supplements and their benefits to help you to stay young and beautiful.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when we think about all those aging factors that seem to be hitting us from all angles, All of those environmental toxins flying about for a start, and then there’s the pollution of our food, water, and air supply, among many other things, that it all just seems impossible to stay on top of.

But don’t be disheartened: it’s true some things are out of our control, but there are ways to negate and ultimately combat ALL OF THE ABOVE. Some simple lifestyle changes and a few good quality supplements will help keep your body’s detoxification systems thriving and you youthful, and in this post you will find all that you need to do this.


Aging Explained:

The science behind aging is all in our telomeres – these are little protective caps that are found at the end of every strand of our DNA and they prevent the cell from aging and eventually dying off. We love telomeres!

telomeres are protective caps at the end of DNA strands


BUT the bad news is, these telomeres start shortening we start to age: this happens through oxidative stress, which is of course affected by our lifestyle and environment. The biggest factors of oxidative stress being smoking, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, poor diet and environmental toxins.

To help the body to release all of these nasty toxins from the inside we should be eating certain detoxifying foods as much as possible, and that is why it is very important you read this list of ‘Detoxification Foods’ and add them into your diet as MUCH as possible, this is for starters anyway.


Other methods of slowing down telomere aging:the shortening of telomeres makes is what causes the aging process

Our ultimate goal when it comes to anti aging is to keep our telomeres from shortening as much as possible, this may lower our risk of age related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, alzheimers and, many types cancers.

There are lots of things we can do to slow down telomere aging that will have a very big impact on our everyday lives, the main being to make sure our body has all the nutrients it needs to detoxify itself to the best of its ability.

The body is in a constant state of detoxification, the liver and other organs are working 24/7 to transport the toxins and free radicals that enter it, either harmlessly out of the body, or stored into fat cells. These fat cells will then start to swell larger and larger as the body starts to lose the battle against the constant barrage of toxins it is exposed to. This is when you start to feel bad; tired, lethargic, bloated, dull skin and eyes, and brain fog are just some of the nasty side effects of toxic overload.

We literally need hundreds of vitamins, antioxidants and other enzymes to assist the body in ridding itself of waste products efficiently. In short, if we keep our bodies in a high state of detoxification then these free radicals and chemicals will have less or no effect on our telomere length, therefore slowing down the aging process.


Anti aging and diet:

To support this process it is vital you cut down from your diet, high fat anti-nutrient junk foods, such as ANYTHING deep fried, refined sugars, and refined carbohydrates, and add in lots of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and wholegrains.

Eating a mostly plant based low GI diet will offer you the most protection against aging from the inside out. What you put into your precious body really is the cornerstone of health AND anti aging, so by eating healthily along with other ant aging supplements and a good exercise routine you will offer you the best protection possible.



You don’t need to take all of these supplements to get the anti aging benefits, but they won’t interact with each other if you do as they all work in different ways. For the purpose of my work I have personally tried, tested, and seen benefits from all of them and sometimes I take breaks from certain ones and mix them up etc.


1. KRILL OIL  (My absolute favorite)

This marvelous source of omega 3 fatty acids will not only keep your skin soft and supple, but will help prevent heart disease, and lower LDL cholesterol.

The latest research suggests krill oil to be far superior to other omega 3 fish oils as it has a different composition, which makes it far easier for the body to absorb. It also contains the compound astaxanthin which keeps the krill oil compound stable and less likely to go rancid, as many others can. It is also pure and contains no traces of mercury unlike many other fish oils on the market.

One of my favorite benefits of krill oil is it is highly sustainable and less than 1% of krill are utilized each year for their oil. Find  the best krill oil to buy and more about ‘THE KRILL OILS AMAZING BENEFITS’.


2. VITAMIN Cvitamin c is good for the skin and reduces wrinkles

As a powerful antioxidant,  vitamin C helps prevent skin from drying out – which in turn helps prevent wrinkles from forming. It also helps form collagen, repairs and firms the skin, and helps fight free radicals in the body which attack DNA and break down collagen.

Vitamin C also helps greatly in the protection of our skin against the suns ultra violet rays. Take 500mg to 1000mg (maximum dosage) and depending on stomach tolerance.

Taking organic Vitamin C that is derived straight from plant sources such as the acerola berry is by far more preferable and closer to nature than the laboratory made synthetic versions. Learn more about why it is so important you only consume naturally derived vitamin C and where to get it if you do decide it may be of help to you in my post ‘NATURAL VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENTS’.



This one works together with vitamin C and is one of the most important antioxidants for the skin because it protects cell membranes from free radical damage. And it is free radical damage that causes us to age!

The duo of C and E work together as a pair, and are free radical neutralising superstars. E stops free radicals from gaining entry into the cells, then hands them over to C for neutralisation. Vitamin E can also boosts immune health, reduces insulin resistance, helps negate cognitive decline, and also helps protect against some cancers.

Always look for natural vitamin E supplements with the prefix d-alpha as opposed to the synthetic dl-alpha version. Find out more on making sure you obtain the right kind of vitamin E in this post ‘THE BEST VITAMIN E OIL’.


4. RESVERATROLresveratrol is an anti aging phenol found in grapes, red wine, and peanuts

RESVERATROL is a phenol containing an antioxidant that is mostly found in red wine, red grape skins, peanuts and raspberries. It can help alleviate the inflammation that leads to aging of the inside of the body and wrinkly skin.

In supplement form (which is really the only way to get the dosage needed for therapeutic effect) you should look for trans-veratrol on the label as this is the form shown to be the most active.



This wonderful supplement can be great for your sex life (which in itself will keep you young) as it improves blood circulation, which in turn also can enhance your libido. It is an amino acid which encourages the release of a growth hormone from the pituitary gland. These hormones help you to burn fat and increase lean muscle mass, all of which help you to look younger.

Before you think about taking L-Arginine you must be sure that it is right for you as it can have some side effects and certain people shouldn’t take it. Please find out more about this in ‘USES AND SIDE EFFECTS OF L-ARGININE’.



Glucosamine is a compound that can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and liver spots, and keeps the skin moisturised from the inside out. It helps induce your skins production of collagen and is a fantastic anti ager. Glucoamine with chondroitin is really helpful for creaky joints, and can help build the cartilage that gets worn away as we age and through over use of joints.

If you are going to use this one as an anti ager then it is probably more cost efficient to only use it if you have other reasons to take it as it is primarily for the ease of joint pain. I have used this supplement to help heal my knee joints after years of running on concrete and it WORKS! 1500 mg per day is usually needed to see results, and as it is derived from shellfish you should steer clear if you have allergies.

To find out if glucosamine may be suitable for you, then I advise you do some more in depth reading before you purchase. Find out more here ‘GLUCOSAMINE BENEFITS’.




Chromium decreases sugar cravings (sugar in itself promotes faster aging), and high blood sugar levels are a BIG FACTOR in the aging process. This is why, as mentioned earlier, that it is so important to cut down on sugar and junk foods as much as possible from your diet. It has even been said that sugar is the FASTEST accelerator of the aging process that there is, which goes to prove what a true poison to the body it really is.


Sugar is everywhere and is MASSIVELY aging!free sugar ages you faster than anything and should be avoided at all costs

Sugar can come in many forms and is often disguised on food labels under many names. In fact, most of the food in your kitchen cupboard probably has some kind of sugar in it, even most savory foods that don’t even taste sweet are laden with sugar. Which just goes to show how accustomed our taste buds are to it.

It can be a nightmare to give up sugar – I’ve tried, and fortunately succeeded but it’s hard. Giving up refined sugar really made a huge difference to my skin and I now glow to the extent that I probably get somebody comment on it every day these days. If you would like to know how to cut down and eventually give up the white stuff you can find out more with this post ‘Quitting Sugar the Easy Way’.


Chromium picolinate may help decrease sugar cravings:

Taking chromium supplements can help to stop sugar cravings, especially in the early stages of sugar reduction, and is often used by people with type 2 diabetes as a supplement for this very reason, though I cannot comment on it’s effectiveness for diabetics. BUT chromium does help protect against AGE’s (advanced glycation end- products which speed up cell damage and cell death) which are encouraged by continually high sugar levels.

It also helps protect our liver (the body’s biggest detoxifying organ), and can protect us from antioxidant damage to our brain, eyes and arteries. Supplements of 200- 400 mcg daily can help keep sugar cravings under control and may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, MS, PMS, and premature aging.


8. TURMERICturmeric is an antioxidant that is great for anti aging of the body and mind

This herb has been aiding beauty, among many other things, for thousands of years, and has well and truly stood the test of time. In fact, scientists are only just discovering now the the truly amazing benefits of turmeric. It is one of the most powerful anti aging herbs out there due to its active compound curcumin.

Its many other benefits include calming inflammation in the body, which can lead to cancers, arthritis, alzheimer’s and heart disease, and it can also help improve memory and skin health. It is also a powerful antioxidant that neutralises free-radicals and helps  to boost the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.


Antioxidants are just SO important in the fight against aging!

Free radicals are those nasty little unpaired electrons that go around our body looking to pair themselves up with our healthy cells, and in the process cause lots of damage to our DNA – hence causing accelerated aging! the only way to stop this is to make damn sure we consume LOTS of antioxidants which are free radical scavengers.

Antioxidants are found in all colourful fruits and vegetables (the more brightly coloured the better), which is why it is SO important we eat them in abundance. FYI the curcumin found in TURMERIC is literally one of the most powerful antioxidants known and the very reason I take turmeric every day. Please read here how I make my own yummy ‘TURMERIC PASTE’.


9. MILK THISTLEmilk thistle is a powerful liver detoxifyer

Milk thistle helps the liver to make the powerful antioxidants which help to generate new skin cells, which gives you a glowing complexion. It also works with the other antioxidants vitamins C and E – both of which fight aging free-radical damage in their own right.

Milk thistle is a well known detoxifier that can decrease, or even reverse damage done to the liver by alcohol, heavy metals and drugs. It can help lower cholesterol, boost the immune system, fight DNA damage (hence its anti aging effects), lower insulin resistance, and boost skin health by inhibiting UV induced oxidative stress.



This amazing Chinese herb has actually been shown to elongate telomeres, which we now know improve longevity, immune function, and cognitive decline. Dosage is 20-50 mg daily. It can also be found in the form of astragalosides which is the active compound extracted from the herb.



I know there is a lot to choose from here and it can be a bit overwhelming so I will break it down a bit for you to help you decide. most of them have more than just the anti aging reason to take them for, such as the krill oil, vitamin E, vitamin C, turmeric and glucosamie. So my advice would be to find the ones that will suit you for other purposes also.

If you are a very healthy eater and you already take in lots of antioxidants then you may not need extra vitamin E and C, therefore you may just want to stick with some of the others if you have other issues that that particular supplement is good for.

Myself, as I a plant based eater who already consumes many antioxidants, I just take my homemade turmeric paste (recipe above), fish oils to keep my brain oiled up, glucosamine for my knees, and sometimes I take chromium at certain times of the month when I am having hormone fluctuations and those dreaded sugar cravings. ALL of these are on the above list and double up as fantastic anti aging supplements as well so I get the best of both worlds.


Everybody should take turmeric!

It has now been proven that turmeric is such an amazing spice that absolutely EVERYBODY should be taking it daily, providing they can tolerate it of course. It has so many potential uses – it is a powerful anti inflammatory, anti cancer, is good for inflammation of the joints such as arthritis, can alleviate conditions such as degenerative brain disorders like alzheimer’s, and may also be helpful to diabetics to help control blood sugar. All of these make it a top anti aging supplement!


I would love to hear of your own anti aging products and how well they’ve worked for you. Please feel free to make a comment or ask any questions below. Thanks for stopping by!




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Stefanie Taylor
I have studied nutrition for many years, and have since discovered that a plant based diet has been the most beneficial to my health and body. I have more energy and zest for life than I have ever had and this website is dedicated to helping others who wish to know more, and start out on this lifestyle.

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This is a really thorough and informqtive post. I especially like that you scientifically broke down the aging process. I’d never even heard of telomeres.

I’ve also never heard of krill oil. If it’s as good for you as you’re saying it is, I need some. Where can you buy it? Also what is it made from? I’ve never heard of a krill. Your post is introducing me to all sorts of stuff I’ve never heard of.

stefanie taylor
Hi there, I am really happy you enjoyed my post as I have been researching and trying out for myself all of these things for many years. I have recently (in the last 3 months) gone onto krill oil instead of my usual omega 3 fish oils simply because it is far superior and has all the other benefits I mentioned in my post. Since I have been taking them I have seen a vast difference in my brain power, like how much more clearly I think and how well my memory works (especially as I need all the extra… Read more »
brent walker

I am lucky in the fact that my one grandmothers side of the family were blessed with good genes. They all lived to their late 80’s to even one sister that lived to 101. They all looked great for their age.
I have heard of some one your recommendations , but can you tell me some of the natural foods that contain good amounts of vitamin C and D, also have you heard of people drinking Tumeric tea, that would seem awful .


Hi Bert,
lucky you to have good genes! Means you don’t have to work as hard as the rest of us.
Yes turmeric is amazing for you, I work in a Herbalist’s shop and e sell turmeric capsules all the time as people are starting to realise the benefits. We also have turmeric tea, it’s nice with a bit of honey.


It is so good to know that their are anti aging supplements out there that can do so much in helping us to look and feel young. There are so many factors that can work against us but the good news is that their is hope that is found in these natural remedies. Your readers will find your post to be a great help with tons of great information.

stefanie taylor

Hi Norman,

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and I’m glad you found it interesting. And yes it is great to know that we can do so many things to keep our bodies and minds more youthful.

John Rico

Hello there! My mom is getting older now and she’s asking me to search up some supplements or way to keep herself from aging. Luckily I found your article which is very informative and helpful since it is the perfect topic that my mom wants to know. I will list the 10 anti aging supplements and share it to my mom. Thank you for sharing this information.

stefanie taylor

Hi John,

I’m glad my article has helped and I’m sure you will have your mum looking young in no time! Please feel free to get back to me if she has any other questions etc and I will be happy to help. Thanks


Eric Chen


Thanks for sharing your website! The content provided is very clear and easy to navigate. I was actually doing some research on google and stumbled upon your website.

I have really dry skin and don’t have any skincare products. The supplements you recommended is very detailed and I will go over it with my friends who also has this issue.

Thank you very much!

Kind Regards,

Hello Eric, I was very glad to hear you just stumbled upon my website, as it is relatively new and I wasn’t sure if it was indexed properly yet so that’s great. I have a few tips for you if you have dry skin. 1. You should make sure you are getting plenty of healthy oils in your diet like nuts, seeds, oily fish and definitely consider taking an omega 3 fish oil supplement. 2. Don’t buy any skin creams that are not 100% natural as pretty much everything is crammed with harsh chemicals (even if it says natural or… Read more »
Even though I prefer to get nutrients from my food, I find that I have to take a supplement now and then. Considering that these are the 10 Best Anti Aging Supplements, I could do with all of them. Presently I am taking Vitamin C, E and L-Arginine. Actually, I take L-Arginine in powder form. It was recommended to me two years ago by a nurse mainly to help improve my heart health. Wow! I did not know about those other great L-Arginine benefits. That is more reason for me to take mine. My fear with supplements however, is that… Read more »
Hi Carol, yes I totally understand your fears about synthetic supplements. I work for with medical herbalist and we only ever sell in our shop 100% natural and organic supplements. If you go to any mainstream shops or chain healthfood stores you can be pretty sure you will be getting synthetic supplements as they are cheap to produce and filled with fillers and other nasties. Also, synthetic supplements are often not very bio available to the body and do not get absorbed well due to the fact they are not derived from food sources. Here are some brands you could… Read more »
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Thank you for sharing. This was very interesting, and I also believe that your genes– along with how well you take care of yourself will KEEP you at the fountain of youth. Much too often we abuse our bodies, which can be as easy as not walking enough. I think that this is sad because typically the only reason why we don’t get enough exercise, take the right supplements or don’t eat right is because we don’t make the time to do so. I have a motto, if you don’t take the time to take care of yourself, you will… Read more »
Hi Nelissa, great motto :-). I also like ” Can’t make time for fitness, then you’d better make time for sickness”. Just about sums it up I think. And yes genes do play a part, but fortunately scientists have now discovered that we can change our gene expression to a great degree according to what we put in our bodies and our environment. So what fantastic news! I guess some people just find it very hard to break old life long habits, but break them we must, if we want to live a long , healthy and happy life. Thanks… Read more »

Very good web page on the 10 best anti-aging supplements. I for one am a big believer in supplements, we don’t always get enough of the right vitamins in our diet so we need to supplement it with vitamins. Most doctors I know don’t prescribe supplements. I love Krill oil and what it does for the body and I take everything on your list except Astragalus. Never heard of it until know. You have done a very good job with your website. Very informative. Good luck with it.

Hi Mick, wow, that’s impressive you take almost everything on my list. Brilliant! It seems you should stay young live forever if you carry on like that ha ha. I take quite a few of them myself and I find krill oil especially, is fantastic and I could never live without it now. It’s unfortunate that doctors don’t prescribe supplements as I’m sure people would be sick much less often, but I guess they would need a big budget to be able to do that. maybe one day in a perfect world hey? And thanks for the compliment about the… Read more »

Very informative article about anti aging supplements. That is so true that we get weaker as we age, and to keep ourselves healthy it is very important to take supplements along with good meals. Great article I must say…


Thanks Sarah, I am glad you enjoyed the post and I appreciate your comment. Stay healthy 🙂


Aging is the process from which all of us have to go through. I really appreciate and love this post of yours, you have mentioned each and everything that we need for our aging delay. What a great article and worth sharing with everyone. thank you once again for an amazing post.