Aesthetic Medicine is concerned primarily with addressing the visible expression of the cellular ageing. It stands to reason then, that the primary interventions used should work to arrest or mitigate the ageing and degenerative process. A secondary consideration is local skin conditioning, with enhancement of the production of skin tissue components.
The following is a short list of recommendations from Amipro/Metagenics which we recommend to be inserted into an aesthetic plan and how they may be of benefit.
B Complex Vitamins – Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12: Homocysteine is an amino acid, which is an independent marker of risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. Homocysteine can make blood clot more easily than normal, increasing the risk of a heart attack. Inadequate levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 can lead to increased homocysteine levels.
Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. It is incorporated into cells’ mitochondria throughout the body where it facilitates and regulates the oxidation of fats and sugars into energy. Ageing humans have been found to have over 50% less CoQ10 on average compared to that of young adults, therefore an essential supplement for people over 30’s.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine: The amino acid acetyl-L-carnitine boosts mitochondrial energy production through its ability to facilitate fatty acid transport and oxidation in the cell.
Green Tea Extract: Studies show that green tea extract helps maintain cellular DNA and membrane structural integrity. The active constituents in green tea are powerful antioxidants called polyphenols (catechins) and flavonolds. . Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most powerful catechins present in green tea. EGCG functions as an antioxidant that
is about 25-100 times more potent than vitamins C and E. Theoretically, the high antioxidant activity of green tea makes it beneficial for protecting the body from oxidative damage due to free radicals.
Resveratrol: Resveratrol, polypholic compound, may be the most effective agent for maintaining optimal health and promoting longevity. Resveratrol’s positive benefits include promoting healthy insulin sensitivity, enhanced mitochondrial function, reduced expression of inflammatory factors, and protection against the effects of a high-fat diet.
Whey Protein: Research suggests the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine and other fractions found in whey can mimic the longevity benefits of calorie restriction, thereby increasing longevity. Whey protein can also have a positive impact on muscle construction and immunity due to its BCAA profile and naturally occurring lactoferrin and immunoglobins.
Fish Oil: There are several mechanisms attributed to fish oil’s beneficial effects. The triglyceride-lowering effects of fish oil reduces heart and blood vessel disorders. Fish oils protect healthy blood flow in arteries and can also soothe inflammation; regulate cholesterol; alleviate symptoms of depression; and help keep your skin glowing.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly potent antioxidant that counteracts reactive free radicals in the mitochondria, the power plants of cells where energy for all cellular activities is generated. Mitochondrial free radicals play an important role in human aging, and extra amounts of free-radical inhibiting compounds such as alpha lipoic acid may be able to help slow ageing. Lipoic acid is also effective in recycling other antioxidants such as Vitamin E back into their original form after they detoxify free radicals. There also is evidence that alpha lipoic acid can reduce glycation damage due to excess glucose in the blood, which may be involved in ageing.
As you age, your skin loses the collagen and elastin, your skin’s supportive connective tissue,that make it look soft, plump and youthful. Sun exposure and loss of muscle mass are additional reasons for skin losing its elasticity.
Vitamin C: Your body uses vitamin C for making collagen and elastin, proteins which help keep your skin firm and supple.
Lysine: Lysine is an amino acid that your body uses to build collagen. It is an essential amino acid, which means that while your body needs it, your body cannot produce it by itself.
Manganese: Your body needs ample amounts of the mineral manganese to increase production of collagen and elastin, especially when healing wounds.
Copper: Your body needs the essential mineral copper to knit together collagen and elastin to form strong skin.
Whey Protein: Whey protein can have a positive impact on muscle construction due to its Branch Chain Amino Acid profile. (BCAA).
Please consult an Amipro consultant or trained pharmacist, about the below recommendation and individualized treatment plan.
Ceralin Forte (B vitamins, Acetyl-L-carnitine, grape seed extract), Celapro (green tea), Nutragems CoQ10, BioPure Protein powder (Whey)
OmegaGenics EPA DHA 720, Meta Lipoate (Alpha Lipoic Acid)
Collagenics , UltraPotent -C 1000 (Vitamin C), BioPure Protein Powder (Whey)