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5 Anti-Aging Supplements That Actually Work

Believe it or not, taking certain oral supplements may help take years off your appearance.

Are you tired of spending money on anti-aging creams and magic pills that aren’t getting you results? Many products claim to get rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging, but only certain anti-aging supplements actually work — and are backed by research studies.

1. Pure Gold Collagen

A supplement called Pure Gold Collagen is an anti-aging product containing vitamins, minerals, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen. According to a 2014 study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, supplementing with 50 milliliters of Pure Gold Collagen daily for 60 days reduces wrinkles and skin dryness -- and increases skin firmness and collagen density.

2. Soy Isoflavones

Soy isoflavones supplements (derived from soybeans) are well-known anti-aging supplements, according to a 2014 review published in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Authors of the review point out that human studies show isoflavones supplements reduce fine facial wrinkles after a 12-week period — and cause fewer wrinkles in animal studies.

3. Chlorophyll Extract

Taking chlorophyll extract supplements may also take years off your appearance. The 2014 study in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine notes that study subjects who took chlorophyll extract supplements for 90 days showed improvements in facial wrinkles and skin elasticity. Authors of the review report that chlorophyll’s antioxidant properties likely play a role in wrinkle reduction.

4. Aloe Vera Gel

Several studies show that taking aloe vera gel supplements is an effective anti-aging strategy. One 2009 study published in Annals of Dermatology found that taking 1,200 milligrams of aloe vera gel daily for 90 days significantly improves facial wrinkling and elasticity. Another study published in 2015 in Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology confirms that oral aloe vera reduces facial wrinkles and stimulates collagen production.

5. Red Ginseng

Lastly, red ginseng supplementation may help you maintain a youthful appearance, according to the 2014 review in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that that taking 3 grams of red ginseng extract daily for 24 weeks increases skin collagen and improves facial wrinkling. However, as is the case when taking any type of supplement, always check with your doctor first to make sure it’s safe for you — especially if you’re taking medications.

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