If you’ve spent any time researching anti-aging products recently, you know that they contain a vast array of ingredients—some of which you may recognize, while others might be like reading a foreign language.
But exactly what are these ingredients? Do they work? Are there any side effects? We’ll answer all these important questions here.
A natural chemical found in the human body that is often injected to provide relief from a variety of joint disorders, but especially for osteoarthritis. From a clinical standpoint, there is enough evidence to say that hyaluronic acid is likely effective for cataracts and mouth sores, and is possibly effective for aging skin and osteoarthritis, but only when injected. In other words, hyaluronic acid taken by mouth has insufficient clinical evidence showing that it’s effective for any condition. Because it’s already present in your body, most adults should experience no side effects.
A family of waxy lipid molecules derived from plants that have recently been touted for their ability to maintain skin hydration and plumpness. However, there is no clinical evidence available showing that phytoceramides can provide any anti-aging benefits when taken by mouth.