Old Age Secrets Exposed! Here’s the Juicy Details...
The anti-aging research now shows that dietary supplements containing broad-spectrum nutrients can go a long way in promoting healthy levels of the anti-aging fountain of youth. That fountain includes the enzyme PLP, which uses vitamin B12 and other B vitamins to reduce the rate of cellular degeneration associated with normal aging. Deficiency in PLP or B12 has been associated with mental decline, lowered resistance to infections, depression, anxiety, poor memory, and other conditions that affect the memory problems associated with old age. Supplementing with high- absorbable, antioxidant B vitamins like Biotin, Folic Acid, and Biotin Plus has been shown to reduce the rate of cellular depleting actions associated with normal aging.
The use of vitamin supplements, especially Biotin, has been shown to reduce the severity of age-related macular degeneration, one of the most common eye conditions and a major cause of vision loss in people age 45 or older. The anti-aging research now shows that the use of high- absorbable, broad-spectrum nutrients can be an effective preventative measure for AMD, and similar results have been seen with the help of fish oil. For people wanting to lower their risk for age-related macular degeneration and slow the progression of AMD, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and good quality supplements can work towards reducing the risk of developing severe macular degeneration.
Research has also shown that the intake of high levels of a vitamin B6-rich diet may inhibit the body's production of the chemical that forms nitric oxide (NO), a powerful antioxidant. It contributes to better blood circulation in the body. The intake of high levels of B6 in this way has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and, in some circumstances, even prevent heart attack and sudden death from a heart attack. Therefore, high B6 foods like meats, poultry, seafood, and animal products are recommended.
Besides, red and orange fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of antioxidants. They have been found to help reduce the risk of developing free radicals suspected as a cause of age-related diseases, including macular degeneration, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and cognitive loss. Moreover, antioxidants help in the prevention of abnormal cell growth that may be linked to cancer.
Vitamin E-rich foods similarly are excellent sources of antioxidants. One example of the benefits of vitamin E is found in the oils of some fishes. Vitamin E is a good antioxidant that protects against the damage caused by free radicals in foods. Good antioxidants make it an excellent antioxidant for the skin too.
The best sources of vitamin E are found in supplements, but it is also good to ingest vitamin E from fish. Fresh fruit and vegetables, including apricots and avocado, contain large amounts of the antioxidant vitamin E. In contrast, nuts and seeds and olive and canola oil contain good amounts of vitamin E. Olive oil, in particular, is an excellent source of vitamin E and is thus used as a supplement to increase the healthiness of the diet.
A few more supplements that may offer help as we age are.
- Curcumin, the main active compound in turmeric. May slow aging by turning on specific proteins and protecting against cellular damage.
- EGCG, found in green tea that may improve mitochondrial function and promote autophagy. Drinking Green tea may reduce the risk of all-cause mortality.
- Collagen a popular dietary supplement that may help prevent skin aging by boosting collagen levels in your skin.
- CoQ10 is an important antioxidant produced by your body naturally. Research reveals that supplementing with it may slow physical decline and improve quality of life in older adults.
- Nicotinamide riboside and nicotinamide mononucleotide, is a supplement with NMR and NR that may help boost NAD+ levels in your body and prevent age-related genetic changes.
- Crocin the pigment found in the spice saffron shows it may be used to slow the effects of aging. It may prevent cell damage and reduce inflammation, which may promote longevity and prevent mental decline.
- Theanine is an amino acid concentrated in certain teas, like green tea. That may help protect against mental decline and extend lifespan.
- Rhodiola a medicinal plant with strong anti-inflammatory and anti-aging abilities. One study in fruit flies demonstrated that treatment with Rhodiola Rosea powder led to a 17% increase in their lifespan, on average.
- Garlic has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may prevent UV-light-induced skin aging and wrinkles.
- Astragalus is a stress-reducing herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. It may help hold off aging by reducing oxidative stress, promoting immune function, and preventing cell damage.
- Fisetin the flavonoid compound that is considered to be a senotherapeutic, meaning it can kill senescent cells. Studies suggest that it may reduce senescent cells in some tissues and extend lifespan.
- Resveratrol -- A polyphenol in grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine may promote longevity by activating certain genes called sirtuins. It has shown to increase the lifespan of fruit flies, yeasts, and nematodes.