Like any radical change, the shift in focus from aesthetic benefits to wellness in the beauty industry is a gradual one. Sure, we still want plumper skin, even complexion and smoothed-out wrinkles. But we don’t want them as a quick, temporary fix. We want them as a result of health and well-being, like beauty from the inside out. Which is why the popularity of beauty supplements is on the rise.

Instead of approaching beauty and skin health as symptoms we must mask, it is much more sustainable to take a holistic approach and understand how skin is damaged with age. Understanding the connections between proper digestion and acne, sun damage and skin, liver and kidney health and skin aging is the most important way to better help your skin. By addressing these processes we improve overall health. Get rejuvenated skin, shinier hair, healthy nails and that elusive inner glow. Today we are spotlighting Canadian-made healthy aging and beauty supplements (and the brand behind them) that are doing exactly that…giving you more than just aesthetic benefits.

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The brand in question: AOR. And the supplements in question: innovative products: benaGene® and the newly launched NMN+ Wheat Germ. As well as staples to skin health: Collagen Lift and Lysine, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.

Given its over three-decade-long legacy, AOR hardly needs an intro. The Calgary-based brand is one of the most trustworthy Canadian health brands, thanks to its safe, effective and therapeutic natural health products and quality manufacturing.

And they bring the same level of expertise and innovation to their beauty and wellness supplements as well. From activating some 350 anti-aging genes to improving skin and joint health, these supplements are straight-up game-changers. Take a look—

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Okay, it might not be right to call it a beauty supplement because it slows the negative impacts of aging on your cells. That is why it is also associated with longevity and vitality. benaGene® is said to provide a therapeutic dose of oxaloacetate, along with vitamin C for added stability. If that’s too much science for you, you aren’t alone. It was for us too.

But here’s what it does— the supplement mimics caloric restriction. As a result, it balances blood glucose levels, stimulates over 350 anti-aging genes and repairs and protects DNA from cellular damage. Basically, it is a potent healthy-aging formula. This gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan supplement is exclusively available in Canada from AOR.

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NMN+ Wheat Germ

This first-of-its-kind-in-the-world formula is the newest addition to the AOR family. The supplement features the popular vitamin B3 derivative NMN which has been used for skin and healthy aging in Asia for ages. Thanks to AOR, this exclusive skin superhero is now available to us.  

So, NMN is the stable form of B3 which directly increases the amount of NAD+, a key energy producer in the cells. The supplement combines NMN with wheat germ extract which provides the miracle molecule- spermidine. It’s not what you think. This polyamine (look at us with our fancy terms) “turns on” your cell cleaning processes so nothing gets clogged up. This makes your cells much more efficient and cleaner, helping to reduce age-related organ damage.  This gluten-free (that’s right, even though it’s from wheat), non-GMO and vegan supplement is exclusively available in Canada from AOR.

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Collagen Lift

If you’ve so much as considered having a beauty routine, you know why collagen is the key ingredient in every healthy-aging product ever. But jogging your memory— collagen, the scaffolding of your skin- is what gives your skin its elasticity, firmness and plumpness. With age, lifestyle and UV exposure, the collagen in the body breaks down and its production is reduced.

Now here’s the catch… topical collagen products don’t always work the way they should. The collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed deep enough to promote collagen production and repair. This is where oral collagen supplements like Collagen Lift by AOR come into the picture.

The supplement brings together marine-sourced hydrolyzed elastin, collagen and essential amino acids. The result: improved skin health and drastically reduced wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of skin aging. Plus, the supplement is gluten-free and non-GMO.

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Lysine, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid

This vegan supplement, as is obvious, has three key ingredients- lysine, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Lysine promotes collagen production, which, as we just established, is what reverses and slows down signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid brightens and moisturizes the skin. And vitamin C protects from UV damage and prevents discoloration. Clearly, this AOR supplement is the ultimate beauty supplement. But it does more.

Hyaluronic acid is essential for joint mobility. And its lack can cause friction, inflammation, pain and potentially arthritis. And lysine and vitamin C together aid the formation of collagen and connective tissue. Together, the three don’t just improve skin, hair and nail health but also improve joint health, support healthy cartilage and strengthen tendons and ligaments.

Impressive how oral beauty supplements can actually impact your overall health, isn’t it? And if you are looking for beauty boosters that contribute to your well-being, AOR might be the place to start with over 230 options for all your health and wellness needs.

Plus, you can receive 20% off when you use the code CURIOCITY20 at checkout. Restrictions apply.