Phytoceramides: What You Need To Know

For a more formal definition, Wiki cites:

“Ceramides are a family of waxy lipid molecules. A ceramide is composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid. Ceramides are found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of cells. Ceramide is one of the main components of the epidermis layer of human skin. Together with cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, ceramide creates a water-impermeable, protective organ to prevent excessive water loss due to evaporation.” 

As the prefix “phyto” translates to plant, and as the suffix “ceramides” is the lipid your skin needs- it speaks for itself.

Phytoceramides: What You Need To KnowIn simpler terms, it is a waxy fat that creates a protective barrier for your skin, while hydrating and plumping it up at the same time. It is everything you ever need in one package, and something that most people have never heard of.

Unfortunately, life’s process causes us to lose these crucial lipids from our system, but in adding these to our daily regimen, we can slow down and even reverse the supposed inevitable. In supplementing them to your diet, you can avoid dry, flaky and painful skin, while avoiding the skin condition known as dermatitis. For cosmetic benefits, as aforementioned, you will avoid those pesky wrinkles.

Why you should be taking it now:

Historically, they are known as anti-aging pills, having been used for centuries up until it was recently approved by the FDA. Here is why-

  1. Reduces skin from sagging
  2. Prevents damage from soaking up the sun
  3. Moisturizes your skin from the inside out
  4. Prevents and fixes wrinkles caused by dry skin

Luckily, these four things are what older adults worry about on a daily basis. Why not make your life easier with the gulp of a pill?

Do they work?Phytoceramides: What You Need To Know

Ah, the most important question. Are they really effective? As you should be, it is common for the vast majority of people to be skeptical. This is even more common when anti-aging creams are put into play, as they have failed mercilessly while draining your wallet. Here is the good (and very honest) news:

Yes. They are very effective. The trick is in not expecting to see results overnight. Like many other brands claim to work quickly, it is proven that this does not do that. But, if you stay persistent in taking the pills, you will see results in about thirty days.

The recommended dose is 350mg once per day. Even better news, this is supported by doctors and the FDA. Professionals have also suggested a little tip to speed up the anti-aging process. Pair up your phytoceramides with vitamin C. Opposite to what is suggested of the phytoceramides, you should apply the vitamin C topically, as it has been proven to work much more effectively.

Is it safe?

As it is approved by the FDA, you can (beauty) sleep soundly knowing you are safe with this supplement! So anti-age away my friends!

If you are allergic to gluten: find a supplement that doesn’t use wheat. In other words, find the ones that are based with rice or call your doctor and discuss another supplement.