Turn The Clock Back With 2 Great Anti-Aging Supplements

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Age takes a toll on all of us, and our society as a whole is desperate to turn back the clock and return to those youthful wrinkle-free days. But before you take drastic measures (like jumping under the knife and emerging looking like Joan Rivers), why not try approaching anti-aging from within. By giving ourselves a boost with anti-aging supplements, we may be able to turn the knob on that fountain of youth from the inside out.

Here we explore the two most promising anti-aging supplements. Keep in mind that many are on the cutting edge of science, and experts agree that more evidence is needed before they can be proven time-stoppers. So far, though, the evidence is more than intriguing. Always make sure to talk to your doctor before trying a new anti aging supplements, since some of them may have side effects and can interact adversely with medications.

The Anti-Aging Supplement Star: Coenzyme Q10

What is it? Coenzyme Q10 is found in every cell of the body, but as we get older, our cells tone down production. Lowered levels of coenzyme Q10 are also found in conjunction with certain diseases, including cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as in patients taking some medications.

Evidence: Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to help with issues ranging from heart problems to asthma and even exercise stamina. Studies specifically on coenzyme Q10 anti-aging supplements have had a range of conclusions, many positive. “CoQ10 positively influences the age-affected cellular metabolism and enables us to combat the signs of aging starting at the cellular level,” says the summary for one 2008 study on the effects of coenzyme Q10 on the skin. Another study, this one on rats, showed that coenzyme Q10 has oxygen generative qualities that can help protect skeletal muscle fibers (one of the many parts of the body attacked by aging).

How to Take: If you want to take coenzyme Q10 anti-aging supplements, go for under 100mg a day to prevent side effects, which can include insomnia and nausea. If you prefer natural sources, stock up on whole grains, fish with high oil content (like salmon), and liver, which all contain coenzyme Q10.Resveratrol anti-aging supplement in red wine


What is it?: Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in plants such as grapes, berries, and peanuts. It has been getting a lot of attention as one of the most popular anti-aging supplements. Resveratrol is also being studied as a possible aid for diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Evidence: Resveratrol is looking like a champ, especially for those who are both aging and overweight. There is evidence that resveratrol can help prevent heart attacks by making it more difficult for blood clots to form and stopping the oxidation of harmful cholesterol; this may be one reason why other studies have found that wine drinkers have fewer health problems, even if they eat high-fat diets.

Resveratrol has also been shown to prevent insulin resistance, making it a great supplement for diabetics. As for using resveratrol in anti-aging supplements, evidence from one study at Harvard in 2006 suggests that resveratrol helps to improve the conditions of overweight and elderly mice. Another study showed that resveratrol prevents age-related damage to DNA and RNA in grey mouse lemurs, regardless of weight.

How to Take: The resveratrol studies that showed anti-aging effects in rodents utilized relatively large dosages of the compound – the human equivalent of two grams a day (supplements are usually 250-500 mg). Although taking such a large dose of resveratrol has not been proven to have side effects, talk to your doctor before you decide to do so. Otherwise, stick to lower dose anti-aging supplements containing resveratrol. Foods like grapes and berries, and peanuts have resveratrol in them and happily red wine has an especially high resveratrol content. However drinking a whole bottle a day is not going to knock the years off, quite the opposite in fact. One glass every other day is fine providing you are not on any medication which would interact with the alcohol. Taking a good quality supplement is probably the safest route to getting enough resveratrol daily.Senorin mit personal Trainer

There are other potential anti-aging supplements on the market as well, like alpha-lipolic acid, acetyl-L-carnitite, and carnosine. Most are compounds that your body creates a lot of when you are young, but that decrease with age. In conjunction with other life style changes, such as getting adequate exercise and eating a balanced diet, who knows how much better you could look and feel with a little help from these anti-aging supplements.

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