A GLAMOROUS woman has revealed she maintains her youthful appearance by regularly drinking homemade juice.
She claimed her anti-aging beverage is so effective that it can be used as a replacement for injectable beauty treatments.
Zinnia Ayon (@zjuiice) has garnered over 138,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares juice recipes for a variety of health conditions.
She took to the social media platform to explain how combining just five ingredients in her Nutribullet blender unlocks the fountain of youth.
She appeared to have no obvious signs of aging on her skin such as fine lines or wrinkles as she drank the juice.
The text over the video read: “Secret anti-aging recipe that is replacing Botox & fillers.
“Cantaloupe juiced with lemon, orange, turmeric, and black pepper mix.
“Stay forever young.”
The age-defying TikToker showed the process of placing chunks of the fruits in the juicer before mixing in the spices.
She captioned the post: “Did you know cantaloupe is high in vitamin A which is key to youthful skin and promoting collagen?”
Zinnia claimed the refreshing juice is best drank in the morning and said she doesn’t peel the fruits before blending.
The video went viral and quickly racked up over 17,000 likes with commenters eager to try the juice for themselves.
One person wrote: “You nailed it baby! Cantaloupe is rich in collagen and the vitamin C from the orange makes it more bioavailable.”
Another commented: “You don’t have to tell me twice [running].”
A third said: “Omg I love cantaloupe, I didn’t know this and I never thought to juice it! Brilliant thanks!!”
A fourth chimed in: “Because of you I just started juicing!”
Reza Kafi, M.D. led a study into the relationship between vitamin A and natural aging while at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.
Researchers applied a lotion rich in vitamin A to the skin of 36 elderly individuals (average 87 years) up to three times a week for 24 weeks.
They kept one arm free from the product to compare wrinkles, roughness, and overall severity of aging throughout the study.
“Topical retinol (vitamin A) improves fine wrinkles associated with natural aging,” researchers concluded in a journal published in Science Daily.
A recent article published in Medical News Today backs up the claims that canteloupe contains a substantial amount of Vitamin A.
It added that the fruit contains beneficial antioxidants such as beta-carotene which may help prevent cell damage caused by oxidative stress.