Can Supplements Slow the Effects of Aging?

by Emily Macadam on July 10, 2020

Despite the rapid advancement of science and technology throughout the years, no one has yet figured out how to slow or reverse the passage of time. As years pass and birthdays mark the progression of a person’s life from youth to adulthood to middle age to senior citizen status, the body undergoes gradual deterioration that can be felt internally and seen externally.

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Are "anti-aging" products true to their word?

Countless products on the market today, from night creams and "facial trainers" to ultrasonic fat burners and supplements containing ingredients from A to Z, claim to offer “anti-aging benefits” for both your insides and your outsides. They promise to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote greater energy levels and freedom of movement. Many people swear by Product X, Y, or Z for its ability to keep them feeling healthy and looking youthful. But how many of these products actually deliver on their promises?

The short answer is, there’s no single face cream or supplement that will magically turn back the clock. However, there are certain natural compounds that can encourage your body to continue the processes that typically start to slow with age, supporting vitality and health well into your golden years. In conjunction with regular physical activity and a healthy diet, these compounds promote joint health and bone density, heart function, cognition and memory, and resistance against cellular damage.

Here are five natural compounds you should consider adding to your supplement routine for anti-aging benefits!

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1. Curcumin

Found naturally in turmeric, curcumin is an active compound that performs anti-inflammatory functions in the human body. It may also contribute to heart health and encourage normal brain function, the loss of which is commonly seen in older members of the population. Studies have also suggested that curcumin may promote bone density and longevity, as it might play a role in the activation of proteins that encourage continual cell replication and division to keep cell turnover high and stave off the effects of aging.1,2 Curcumin also possesses antioxidant properties that help protect cells from free radical damage.

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2. Collagen

The body produces collagen naturally, but this process slows with age and can lead to degeneration in joints and connective tissues as well as a loss of elasticity in the skin. Studies have suggested that supplementing with collagen can boost the body’s natural stores to maintain healthy skin and strong joints and tissues. As an important component of bones, collagen provides protection against breaks and fractures. Supplementation may encourage the maintenance of bone density.

Try it for yourself! U.S. Doctors’ Clinical Arthro-7 is a clinically proven joint supplement that contains turmeric, collagen, and other key ingredients for joint strength and mobility like vitamin C, bromelain, MSM, and lipase. It encourages relief from everyday discomfort, promotes the development of healthy cartilage, and supports an active lifestyle!*

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3. CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is found in every cell in the body. It plays a vital role in energy production within the cells and possesses antioxidant properties to target and eradicate free radicals that cause oxidative damage to cells. Levels of CoQ10 decline with age, and may be negatively impacted by the use of statin drugs prescribed to help lower cholesterol. Including CoQ10 as a supplement may slow the degeneration of physical and mental performance, as demonstrated by a study with 443 older adult participants.3 Supplementation may also promote energy levels and delay the appearance of external signs of aging by combating the accumulation of oxidative stress.2

Check it out! U.S. Doctors’ Clinical CoQ10 Advanced contains vitamin E to help reverse the effects of coenzyme depletion and provide antioxidant support.* It promotes the maintenance of heart health, brain function, and energy production within cell mitochondria to encourage optimal health!*

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4. Astragalus

A staple in traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus is an herb that may reduce stress, support the immune system, and discourage cellular damage. It promotes healthy muscle and organ function throughout the body to boost vitality and wellness. For more than 2000 years, astragalus extract has been touted for its longevity benefits, and modern research suggests that the polysaccharides, flavonoids, and saponins it contains may impede the detrimental effects of aging on the brain and immune system.4

Put astragalus extract to work for you! U.S. Doctors’ Clinical Lung Support combines 12 traditional medicinal extracts with select vitamins and minerals to create a supplement that encourages respiratory and lung health.* It provides support for the heart, liver, and kidneys; contains antioxidants for cell defense, promotes immune system function, and nourishes the body for healthy tissue development.*

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5. Resveratrol

Found in the skin of grapes and berries, resveratrol is a polyphenol also present in red wine. This may explain the phenomenon known as the “French paradox,” which observes the low incidence of heart disease among people groups, like the French, whose diets include high amounts of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat.5 These people groups also tend to consume red wine regularly. In scientific studies, resveratrol has demonstrated a positive effect on the lifespans of fruit flies, mice, and worms. It may improve insulin sensitivity and contribute to the activation of proteins called sirtuins, which promote cell health.1

You don’t have to be French to reap the benefits of resveratrol. U.S. Doctors’ Clinical NeoGene Advanced combines 22 nutrients in an enhanced formula designed to support mental clarity and cognitive ability, energy levels, healthy inflammation responses, and cell defense for graceful aging.* With compounds like resveratrol, green tea extract, magnesium, St. John’s wort, and glutathione, NeoGene Advanced encourages the protection of telomeres, an important part of chromosomes, to slow the appearance of visible aging signs.*

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Live life to the fullest with U.S. Doctors' Clinical!

Aside from maintaining an active lifestyle and eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins, avoiding nutrient deficiency is the most important factor in preventing age-related degeneration. That’s why U.S. Doctors’ Clinical supplements contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and nourishing compounds that provide key benefits to protect the body against depletion and damage, while simultaneously promoting general vitality and wellness.* The passage of time affects every person differently, but by supplementing with natural compounds that work to keep your body healthy and thriving, you can embrace each new season of life with enthusiasm.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


SOURCES

  1. https://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/alzheimers-disease/5-anti-aging-supplements-worth-taking/
  2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/anti-aging-supplements
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26482687/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758356/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1768013/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682456/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/
  8. https://healthmatters.nyp.org/can-collagen-supplements-really-reduce-signs-of-aging/

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