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Skin Elasticity

on 11/01/2007

I am 55 yrs. and my skin has lost a lot of it's elasticity. My skin feels very soft to the touch and I am always asked the question why my skin is so soft. I weigh about 130 and 5' 1. Is there any vitamins I Can Take.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Generally, the skin's collagen production is reduced as a result of aging. But this is hardly a good answer because it begs the question that there is nothing we can do about it. What I can say is aging is influenced by lowered hormonal productions, vitamin D, and glycation. A glycation is the body's sugar and protein gets cross linked causing the skin cells to loose its elasticity. The easiest remedy to restore some elasticity that I know of is to take plenty of L-Carnosine, such as 1000 mg a day, plus some dimethyaminoethanol (DMAE). The L-carnosine reverses the effect ot skin aging and cellular aging in tissue culture and extends the cellular Hayflick limit, which means that the cells can divide only up to a point and dies of old age. Hence, I have found L-Carnosine to be useful in restoring some of those elasticity. Increasing some hormonal supplements, such as 12 mg once every other day for DHEA can restore some of that too, but it has its greatest effect on reduction in stress. People respond to DHEA a bit differently so if the DHEA is taken, the body should have a sufficient vitamin E and alkalization using the 2 tablespoon of lemon plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in at least 1/2 glass of water twice a day. The alkalization in this form becomes a citrate which reduces calcification of tissue restoring some cellulr elasticity. A granulated lecithin (phosphatidyl choline) and some PS (phosphatidyl serine) will restore some cellular imbalance of elasticity using those supplements too. A vitamin B5 of 500 mg and B8 of similar amount can also raise body's collagen production, but should also be synergistic with vitamin C sodium ascorbate too. Sometimes washing the body in vinegar, such as the hands, arms and face can reduce some calcification, thus restoring some of those elasticity too. Finally certain supplements which causes the body to produce hormones, would be L Glycine, L Glutamine and vitamin B3 niacinamide are some of the other supplements that may aid the skin to be less soft and more elastic. A way to cause the skin to be less soft and somewhat more thicker based on my observation of a lady who was in her 70s was a vitamin D3 supplementation of 10,000 to 20,000 i.u. a day for a month along with some magnesium supplements. The vitamin D, also not just cause the skin to thicken and less soft, but also causes the muscles, especially the leg to become larger. Apparently there is something more to vitamin D3 or D4 than just bones, rickets and osteoporosis.