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What to Look for When You’re Shopping for an Anti-Aging Supplement

Aging is an inescapable fact of life, but there are plenty of things you can do to slow the process. Anti-aging supplements are one of these options. But although anti-aging supplements are everywhere, do you know what ingredients you should look for? Let’s take a look.

Ingredients and Science

wall-of-vitamin-supplementsIngredients are the number one item you should be looking at when you’re searching for the best anti-aging supplement for your lifestyle. Many anti-aging supplements will contain some ingredients that act as anti-aging compounds and others which are a part of the supplement itself.

There are dozens of sites on the internet claiming that their ingredients of choice are the perfect combination, but many of these are not backed by science or research and are based instead on empirical observations and word-of-mouth. Choose supplements that contain ingredients that are backed by scientific studies, not by unsupported claims.

With the internet, it’s easy to do your research about the science behind what’s on the label. Government (.gov) and educational (.edu) sites will have the most up-to-date information about ingredients and additives.

There are plenty of reputable resources to choose from, but we recommend PubMed and Merck Manuals when you’re looking for more information about the ingredients in your supplement.

Type of Supplement

Everyone is different. Some people cannot take oral supplements because they have trouble swallowing pills. Others dislike the flavor of liquid supplements. Fortunately, there are many different types of supplements, including:

  • Liquids
  • Sublingual (under the tongue)
  • Oral ingestible (pill or capsule)
  • Transdermal patch (on the skin)

Choose a supplement that integrates easily with your lifestyle and ideal medication type. An anti-aging supplement is best when used over time. Choosing the best fit for your preferences will make it easier to fit into your routine when you aren’t dreading trying to choke down a pill every morning.

Allergens and Additives

vitamins for healthy skinAnti-aging supplements come in many forms, most of which contain a combination of ingredients. Some additives are necessary to bind together the ingredients in pill or liquid form.

Artificial colors are added to some supplements to improve their appearance. While not necessarily harmful, artificial colors aren’t required for the supplement to be effective, either. If you’re unsure how an additive contributes to a given supplement, you can always check online or contact the manufacturer with questions.

If you have an allergy, it’s important to check that the supplement you’re considering doesn’t contain an additive that will trigger an allergic reaction.

Suitable for Vegans or Vegetarians

Due to dietary restrictions, some people may want to avoid capsules or pills with animal-based ingredients. Every supplement should have a label or note that indicates whether the ingredients are suitable for vegans or vegetarians.

Are Oral Anti-Aging Supplements Effective?

Oral supplements are absorbed by your digestive system, which impacts how much your body actually absorbs. In fact, oral supplement absorption rates vary from person to person due to factors such as individual circulatory systems, gastric emptying time, and the ingredients within the supplement.

Because supplements are not fully absorbed, the relative bioavailability (the amount of a drug or supplement that your body can actually use) is very low. As a result, whether you’re using a multivitamin or an anti-aging capsule, oral supplements are less effective than IV infusions because of their low absorption rate.

Anti-Aging IV Treatments

IV hangover relief for bachelor and bachelorette partiesA daily over-the-counter supplement for anti-aging is convenient for many people. Much like daily multivitamins, they are easy to integrate into a comprehensive anti-aging routine that involves skincare, exercise, eating well, and getting enough sleep. While supplements can help slow the aging process, they aren’t as effective as anti-aging IV treatments because the digestion process limits the bioavailability of the supplements.

IV therapy is the newest player in the realm of anti-aging treatments. This type of treatment circumvents the problem of absorption typical of oral supplements because the IV is administered directly into your bloodstream. The end result is 100% absorption of anti-aging compounds.

In addition to the absorption rate, the saline solution used in all IV treatments flush toxins such as heavy metals and free radicals out of your body. Both heavy metals and free radicals can contribute to cellular damage that may accelerate the rate of aging. With IV therapy, you can prevent long-term damage before it starts.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is one of the newest and most promising advances in anti-aging science, and Drip Hydration is pleased to offer a delivery NAD IV for anti-aging. Our Beauty IV is another great option for your anti-aging routine, improving your appearance from the inside out, strengthening your hair, skin, and nails, and flushing toxins out of your body.

We also offer custom blends to address specific vitamin deficiencies and other health needs. You can learn more about what’s in our IV formulas here.

Although these may not help you look younger, we can also include add-ons to any IV such as anti-nausea medication or anti-inflammatory medication to address any particular issues that are troubling you. We also offer Vitamin B12 shots for a quick and effective mood boost.

What is NAD and Why Should You Have More of It?

nad therapy Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme naturally produced by your body. This coenzyme is associated with maintaining muscle tone and function, encouraging healthy cell growth, counteracting tissue damage, and reversing damage to your mitochondria. NAD repairs and lengthens telomeres, the protective caps at the end of your DNA, which helps slow the rate at which your body is aging. In addition to all of these benefits, NAD can positively influence the rate at which your body is aging.

As you get older, the natural level of NAD present in your body decreases. External factors such as stress, sleep problems, environmental factors, and drug use can further accelerate how quickly your body depletes its natural reserves. IV NAD infusions quickly restore your body’s reserves of NAD and improve not only your overall health, but slow your rate of aging as well.

IV NAD treatments for anti-aging are most effective when used regularly over time, making delivery IV NAD a perfect fit for busy lifestyles. Each treatment takes a minimum of four hours to deliver the age-reversing benefits of NAD directly into your bloodstream. IV delivery ensures 100% absorption of NAD for maximum effect.

Drip Hydration: Your IV Solution for Anti-Aging, Delivered to You in NYC and LA

Drip Hydration brings the benefits of delivery IV appointments directly into homes, offices, hotels, and more in Los Angeles and Manhattan. You don’t have to wait in a clinic or worry about navigating in-town traffic multiple times per week. We make getting an IV for anti-aging as easy as picking up the phone or booking online, fitting neatly into your schedule so you never need to worry about missing an appointment.

  • Our NAD IV Treatment consists of 500 mg of NAD+ in 1 liter of saline solution. This IV is typically infused over the course of 2-4 hours.
  • Our Beauty IV Treatment consists of 1 liter of saline solution and a specially-formulated combination of B vitamins, Glutathione, and Vitamin C. This IV typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour to infuse.

We service neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Manhattan up to 96th street. In addition to regular appointments, we offer on-demand services for treatment within an hour, based on availability.

Have questions? Want to know more about how IV for anti-aging works? Give us a call! Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. We’re excited to help you look and feel young for years to come.