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Anti aging supplements that actually work

There are so many supplements out there that it can get overwhelming. It’s time to break down the supplements that actually work, are worth taking and are anti aging too. A real win win.

But please talk to your health practitioner to see if they are right for you.

1. Fish oil:

Fish oil is one of the supplements we talk about the most, and for good reason. It is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are potent healthy fats for heart health. Omega-3s have shown the following health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold water fish (and fish oil), are essential elements of a healthy diet. Omega-3 oils contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet, which is filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats. Studies associate the Mediterranean diet, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids such as those found in organic olive oil, and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables for cardiovascular health and increased life span.

• Fish oil may help prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

2. Probiotics:

They are a buzzword in the health community nowadays. Probiotics help maintain the good bacteria in your gut, where most of your immune system lives. Probiotics have shown the following benefits in medical studies. These microorganisms may help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria, just as the existing “good” bacteria in your body already do.

• Probiotics may help prevent and treat colon cancer, has been shown to help fight depression, reduces stress and anxiety levels.

3. Vitamin D:

  • Vitamin D is a nutrient our body needs for building healthy bones. Our body can only absorb calcium, the primary component of bone, when vitamin D is present. Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties and supports immune health, muscle function and brain cell activity.Vitamin D is not naturally found in many foods, but you can get it from fortified milk and cereal, and fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.This vitamin is starting to get more attention as benefits continue to pop up in medical studies. The following are some of the latest findings.

• Vitamin D may cut cancer risk, prevent atherosclerosis and diabetes and helps combat daytime fatigue.

It also significantly reduces arterial stiffness.

4. Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is known as a potent immune booster. It is a powerful micro-nutrient that is essential to our health and is considered by many “THE” boost the immune system vitamin. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, can be found naturally in abundance in a variety of citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and even vegetables like broccoli and spinach.

Our bodies are constantly under attack by free radicals, which cause damage to our cells and cause disease. These free radicals are brought on by oxidative stress caused by our daily exposure to the sun, outdoor pollution, poor diet, alcohol intake and smoking.

Vitamin C has been shown to be a potent antioxidant that fights free radicals.

It is important to get the liposome form which is bioavailable.

C is know for collagen synthesis and is a powerful tool to add in your anti aging arsenal.

The following are some more benefits found in medical studies.

• Targets and kills cancer stem cells, the source of cancer, it may fight colon cancer and detoxifies and regenerates hormones.

5. Quercetin:

Quercetin has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, and anti-viral properties. The molecule is lipophilic and can easily cross the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) and  protects from neurodegenerative disease.

Quercetin may kill cancer cells, control blood sugar, and help prevent heart disease. Quercetin is among the widely occurring polyphenol. Onion is known to have the highest quantity of quercetin. Berries such as blueberries are a good source too.

Other sources are: citrus fruits, bell peppers, nuts (almonds and pistachios), cooked asparagus, buckwheat, black tea and green tea.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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