10 Supplements to Fight Aging

The ten most recommended and easy to obtain ant-aging supplements. Read on to find out what they are.

  1. COENZYME Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring substance which has properties potentially beneficial for preventing cellular damage. It has membrane stabilizing activity. The substance has been used in oral form to treat various cardiovascular disorders including angina pectoris, hypertension, and congestive heart failure. Its clinical importance is now being established in clinical trials worldwide. Food Sources: Spinach, Broccoli, Peanuts, Whole Grains, Almonds. 
  2. PYCNOGENOL extract from the bark of French maritime pine trees. A powerful antioxidant also known for its ability to strengthen blood vessel walls and capillaries, and reduce constriction that impairs circulation. Used to improve circulation and reduce high blood pressure. It provides oxygen and nutrients to the body and also binds and protects collagen fibers. 50 times stronger than vitamin E. 
  3. ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID A powerful, naturally occurring antioxidant that helps cells efficiently convert glucose into energy. Believed to lower blood sugar levels by metabolizing glucose and ushering it to the muscles where it is needed for energy. Used in Europe as a prescription remedy for diabetic neuropathy. It tends to restore levels of glutathione, a protective antioxidant and detoxification compound, to those of someone young. It also acts as a strong anti-inflammatory agent, which is relevant to many degenerative diseases. Food Sources: Brewers yeast, Broccoli, Spinach. 
  4. RESVERATROL A polyphenol abundant in many fruits. Believed to have the same effect on cells as calorie restriction does by activating “anti-aging” genes (called sirtuins), which help repair DNA and counter the oxidative stress that damages cells. Resveratrol may help prevent free radical damage over the human body and provide better support to the blood vessels. Food Sources: Blueberries, Peanuts, Pomegranates, Red grapes.  
  5. L-CARNOSINE is a dipeptide of the amino acids beta alanine and histidine. L-Carnosine has also been shown in numerous studies to: act as a powerful, biologically active antioxidant, be the most potent natural nitric oxide substate, play a vital role in staving off the physical and physiological signs and symptoms of aging, and inhibit the buildup of AGEs (Advanced Glycatin Endproducts, which are closely associated with the development of type II diabetes). Food Sources: Meat, Eggs. No plant sources.  
  6. VITAMIN C is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals, which are by-products that result when our bodies transform food into energy. Food Sources: Rose hips, Broccoli, Bell peppers, Papaya, Strawberries, Lemons, Parsely and many others.  
  7. HYALURONIC ACID is a component of connective tissue whose function is to cushion and lubricate. It can help a person to look and feel younger. Hyaluronic acid is able to lock water in to a person’s cells and particularly skin cells. This water is needed to maintain good function of elastic and collagen in the skin. Food Sources: Starchy vegetables, Soy, Magnesium and Zinc increase HA amounts in the body.  
  8. CHROMIUM is an essential trace mineral that helps the body to make glucose available for energy and to maintain normal blood sugar levels. It is also important for the metabolism of amino acids and fats.Chromium manages key hormones, facilitates weight loss and muscle gain, strengthens the immune system and may also lower total cholesterol, LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglyceride levels- all of which are risk factors for heart disease. Reports suggest that people with higher blood levels of chromium are at lower risk of developing heart disease. 90% of the population doesn't get enough chromium. Food Sources: Brewers yeast, Broccoli, Legumes, Mushrooms.  
  9. VITAMIN D The benefits of sufficient vitamin D levels include preventing rickets, strengthening muscles, bones and teeth, lowering blood pressure, healthier skin, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease and death from all causes, as well as boosting the immune system against viruses (including influenza), bacteria, and tuberculosis. Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of depression, preeclampsia in pregnancy and perhaps even autism. It is only recently that we are finding the extreme importance of Vitamin D and that deficiency is quite common.Food Sources: Fatty fish, Sunflower greens and seeds, Sweet potatoes, Bee pollen.  
  10. SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (SOD) is the most powerful enzyme produced by our body. Our skin has SOD in both the dermis and the epidermis that regulates the metabolism and functions of the cells, especially the fibroblasts (skin building cells). Studies have shown that SOD acts as both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing the free radicals that can lead to wrinkles and precancerous cell changes. Researchers are currently studying the potential of superoxide dismutase as an anti-aging treatment, since it is now known that SOD levels drop while free radical levels increase as we age. Food Sources: Broccoli, Cabbage, Leafy Greens, Nutritional yeast, Melons, Soy, Wheat. GliSODin is the only effective SOD supplement.
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