A Natural Facelift –
By Shane Ellison
As a beauty-salon owner, my wife sees dozens of over-50 clients who are eager to undergo cosmetic surgery. She is quick to teach them about using alpha-lipoic acid ( ALA) as a natural and safe alternative to pricey and potentially dangerous procedures like facelifts.
Because I'm an ex drug-design chemist for Big Pharma, I know all about the wrinkle-reducing properties of ALA. When consumed, it activates an anti-wrinkle agent within your skin cells known as AP-1. Working in unison, AP-1 and ALA promote the digestion of damaged, wrinkle-inducing collagen. This helps get rid of unsightly wrinkles. And if you don't have ALA in your diet, wrinkles come on like gangbusters.
Without ALA, AP-1 can begin to make you look old beyond your years. By itself, AP-1 increases free-radical production within the skin cell and the oxidative stress that can cause the cell to produce collagen-damaging and micro-scarring enzymes. Premature aging of the skin is the end result.
If you want your skin to look years younger, don't turn to expensive and risky surgeries. ALA is a much easier, safer, and even more effective way to peel the years from your face. Consuming 200 to 400 mg of ALA daily can stop the degradation. You can get ALA in supplement form and from food sources, including spinach and broccoli.