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What supplement can help minimize wrinkles?

Dr. Pina LoGiudice, LAc, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Wrinkles are a condition of normal aging, but you can try GTF chromium to minimize them. GTF stands for glucose tolerance factor, a complex molecule that has the mineral chromium. GTF chromium is found naturally in the body and works by making insulin more efficient. Insulin is a hormone that helps sugar move into the cells from the blood stream. GTF chromium helps insulin work its best and may aid in fighting wrinkles by controlling blood sugar.

Blood sugar in the body can damage body tissues and contribute to aging. Blood sugar crystals are involved in glycation reactions: glycation reactions are basically reactions where the sugar melds with protein in our body tissues (like in blood vessels, for example) and breaks them down. This reaction creates advanced glycation end products (aptly called “AGES”) and is a major player in the aging of our tissues—and ages your body the way bread gets crusty. The more AGES you have, the more you get “crusty” and age.

GTF chromium helps control the sugar spikes that can damage the vessels that keep your skin looking young and vital. GTF chromium is naturally found in the food brewers yeast. An optimal dose of GTF chromium is 500 micrograms once or twice a day. As a side note, more women tend to stop smoking when they learn smoking greatly increase wrinkles.

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