Aging is unfortunately a process that cannot be stopped or avoided altogether, except maybe in fairytales. However, certain factors can make the signs of aging more evident and even invisible. It is a well-known fact that unhealthy choices like smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, poor diet and lack of exercise lead to premature aging, so eliminating those means working towards a more younger look. There are also several supplements that may help slow down the process or hide its signs.
Carnosine is considered by some to be the greatest anti-age remedy of all. Unlike other antioxidants, it does not only prevent signs of aging but it also works after the free radicals have already caused the damage. Apart from this benefit, carnosine also has anti-cancer properties, it binds toxic metals and improves the immune system.
Recommended dosage is 500 mg per day, best if combined with vitamin E.
Trimethyl glycine (TMG)
TMG protects DNA so it can slow down the cell aging. It also reduces homocysteine levels, which is important for heart attack and stroke prevention, protects nerve fiber and protects the liver from the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption.
Recommended dosage is from 500 to 2000 mg per day, best if with B complex vitamins.
Gingko biloba has been know for virtually thousands of years, especially in the East, for its anti-oxidant properties and benefits for brain and mental functions. It is particularly effective against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and it also improves circulation.
This vitamin-like substance has been subject of praises ever since it was discovered in 1957. It boosts the immune system, lowers high blood pressure, protects the heart, prevents obesity and helps maintain weight and it slows down the aging processes. Studies performed on mice have shown that it increases the life span by 25 percent. It is also believed that insufficient intake of this coenzyme may lead to cancer. It can be found in meat, fish, eggs, soy, and rice bran. If taken as a supplement, the recommended daily dose is 100-200 mg.
This acid is perhaps the most important of all antioxidants when it comes to protecting the brain and nervous system. Its unique ability to pass directly to the brain allows it to regenerate other antioxidants, among which vitamin C too. It removes toxic metals which generate free radicals. Recommended daily intake of this supplement is 60 to 80 mg.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are well-known today for their ability to keep the body in shape and good health and the mind as well. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids have different roles in human body and they come from different sources. Omega 6 can be found in plants like borage and evening primrose, while omega 3 is found primarily in fish oil. Omega 3 is believed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.