Carol Vorderman reveals secret ingredient for her youthful looks – and it's not for the squeamish | The Sun

CAROL Vorderman has revealed her surprising secret behind her youthful good looks – and it's not for the weak.

The TV host, 61, revealed she takes supplements – including one containing an ingredient called Spermidine.

What is Spermidine?

Spermidine is found naturally in cells and certain whole foods. It is also available in supplement form. It is predicted to be the longevity supplement as it mimicks the effects that caloric restriction has on cells in the body. It can boost the health and longevity of a health lifestyle, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

In a video, posted on her Instagram, the British TV presenter, told fans that the reason why she feels "on top of the world" at the age of 62, and why she manages to still look good is because she takes these supplements.

In the video, Carol begins: "When you get to know me, you'll know that I treat life as one big experiment, and I love it. "

She explained to her fans that she has been looking into "the latest science-backed compounds, Spermidine activates a cellular cleanup process called, autophagy. "

Adding: "If you haven't heard of the process, cell autophagy is so important that it won a Nobel prize for the Japanese scientist who explained how it works."

The presenter then told fans that she takes other supplements but they "perform different tasks."

She concluded the caption: "This one I think is particularly important for those of us that causes dysfunction as we get older."

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Carol also added a discount code for her fans, saying: "You can get 10% off by using the code CAROL at checkout."

The supplement brand is a British, women-led company with a mission to keep women "biologically young as possible," even as they get older.

Fans were quick to comment on the post, with one writing: "This sounds incredible."

Another wrote: "I would have never thought you were nearly 62 Carol, you are gorgeous and ageless, and I hope that others are inspired by the amazing works you have accomplished in your life."

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Another fan commented: "Carol you look fantastic, and I'm going to look for those tablets because at 63, I don't feel as good as I should."

"Carol I would have said you were in your 40's, you look absolutely amazing that's why I love you so much," another fan gushed.

The countdown star has previously spoken about her use of Botox, and it being the key to her maintaining a youthful look.

Carol said that plenty of stars in the showbiz industry have also done Botox.

She revealed: “My secret is Botox, probably!

“But it’s not so much of a secret, is it? Everyone does it," she told The Daily Star online.

She added: “Name me a person over the age of 50 on the telly that doesn’t do it?”

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