Ceramides: Vital for Smooth, Supple Skin

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Do you pine for the smooth, supple skin of your younger years? The key may lie in ceramides.
Air Date: 11/11/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Mike Smith, MD
DrSmithCasual"The country doctor with a city education," that's how Dr. Michael A. Smith's many devoted fans describe him. Dr. Mike is the Senior Health Scientist and nationally-known media personality for Life Extension, the world's leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics, be it inflammation, diabetes, migraines, food sensitivity or weight management, in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following of anti-aging and disease-prevention enthusiasts.

Also known as "Dr. Mike" for more than eight years, he has been affiliated with Life Extension in a variety of expert roles including health advisor, clinical information educator, senior health scientist, and spokesperson.
Ceramides: Vital for Smooth, Supple Skin
Do you suffer from dry skin? Do you pine for the smooth, supple skin of your younger years?

The key may lie in ceramides.

Ceramide oils make up 35-40 percent of the binding matrix that maintains moisture and protects the surface of your skin. Think of them as the mortar that binds bricks together.

But, ceramide levels decline as you age, and you won’t get enough of these nourishing lipids through creams, lotions, or topical formulas.

In fact, special guest Dr. Mike Smith of the Life Extension Foundation says that ceramides are the most important thing you can do for healthy skin; even above improving your collagen. None of the other methods work optimally unless you boost your ceramides and solve the problem of transdermal water loss.

In the Life Extension formula, the essential fats are pulled from wheat germ oil. Because no proteins are used, the process avoids the potential for an allergic reaction in those who may have a wheat sensitivity. 

Listen in as Dr. Mike joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about what ceramides are and why you should be supplementing with them on a daily basis.