Probiotics May Keep Skin of Aging Parents Youthful


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18080007822_07c16c2b36_z.jpgCould consuming yogurt keep the skin of aging parents looking more youthful? According to a recent report, the answer may be yes.

The Report

In January 2016, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology published an article entitled “Anti-Aging Effects of Probiotics.​” Doctors from Rutgers, Mt. Sinai, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center looked at the published studies on probiotics and their anti-aging effects and extracted meaningful data from them.

Probiotics are live organisms that have in recent years been associated with positive impacts on intestinal health and on the status of the immune system. But interest in probiotics and their possible effects on aging go back at least to the early 1900s.

In this recent report, the authors determined that probiotics can:
  • Restore acidic skin pH.
  • Fight oxidative stress.
  • Help fight photoaging.
  • Increase skin barrier function.
  • Improve the quality of the hair.
  • Relevance

Why are these things important?

  • When pH levels are too high, the amount of acid is too low, which means the skin gets too dry, and there is also a greater potential for wrinkle development.
  • Oxidative stress means there are too many free radicals in the body, which in turn can lead to wrinkles and age spots.
  • Photoaging is damage to the skin due to excess ultraviolet exposure.
  • The skin barrier, also known as the lipid barrier, traps water molecules, prevents important moisturizing agents from escaping, and keeps irritants from outside from getting into the skin.
  • Healthier hair is likely to not only look and feel better but to have a longer lifespan.

Probiotic Sources

So how do aging parents and others go about getting probiotics? Many different foods provide high doses of these organisms, including:
  • Yogurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tempeh
  • Pickles
  • Buttermilk
  • Cheddar, gouda, or mozzarella cheese
  • Miso soup
  • Soy milk
Maintaining healthy skin can keep aging parents and others looking younger. Those interested should check with a doctor or nutritionist to discuss diet alterations that are appropriate for them.​


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