Americans spend millions of dollars every year to keep them looking and feeling as youthful as possible. Obviously, aging causes wrinkles and gray hair, but it also affects most of your body parts that you might not think about, like your teeth, heart, and joints.
One of our viewers wants to know if there's a "fountain of youth" that can make a difference, so FOX 26 anchor Melissa Wilson went to the Heights of Health, for the answer. Owner Tracy Wakefield-Southwick has a suggestion.
"A new supplement, newly studied called Astaxanthin is wonderful to help slow the aging process. It's an antioxidant, one of my absolute favorites. I noticed a big difference in my skin after a few months. It's a pill in the beta carotene family and is very strong. Anti-oxidants bring down inflammation in the body, help restore collagen in the skin, and also help with sun damage," says Wakefield-Southwick.
You can find it in a health food store. Tracy says she takes it every day and even has her husband taking it now. It is often seen on popular medical TV shows as a "must take supplement." One patient claims it helped fade the age spots on her face after about four months. Most patients say they see and/or feel results after several months, so it's not an "overnight" fix.