Vitamin D was once thought to be important only for bone health. Scientists now know that it influences health throughout the body, from the brain to the heart. Disorders ranging from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s have been linked to lower levels of vitamin D. Higher vitamin D levels are associated with less risk of those and other diseases. But it’s difficult to get enough from sunlight (without increasing the risk of skin cancer) or from diet. Studies have found that taking higher doses of vitamin D can help raise blood levels and improve overall health.
Have you ever heard of glutathione? If not, I’d suggest you educate yourself on this important antioxidant. This natural antioxidant is protective from damage and regulates many important functions, including cell proliferation and apoptosis (death). It is, in fact, our cells’ most abundant antioxidant. Glutathione also assists in the synthesis of genetic material and proteins and activates gene expression.
NAD+ is shown to renew existing stem cells, repair broken DNA and extend lifespan. Life Extension® receives many inquiries about stem cell infusion therapies offered in the United States and other countries. Our current view from small human trials is that there may be a benefit to infusions of exosomes that are naturally secreted from healthy stem cells. Stem cell exosomes have regenerative properties that help restore functional cells needed to maintain tissue and organ viability.
The impairment of senescent cells and tendency to promote inflammation contribute to loss of physical function and the risk for age-related disease and disability. Senolytic compounds have the ability to cleanse the body of these cells, improving organ function and preventing disease in animal models. Several compounds are being actively studied for these effects in humans and to define their optimal role in promoting longevity.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs in 25% of the U.S. population, and in much higher rates in older and in overweight people. In the long term, it can cause severe liver damage. At the moment there are no medical treatments to prevent and/or reduce liver damage. Nevertheless, scientists have discovered that having a healthy liver is tied to a healthy mix of gut microbes. Carefully chosen blend of probiotic microorganisms combined with a prebiotic to support their survival, has been shown in clinical trials to reduce the severity of NAFLD.
With aging, our skin is prone to become more vulnerable and sensitive. Ceramides, which are found in large quantities in grains have shown to be the key ingredient for bringing back the glow to your skin. Recent studies have shown that oral plant ceramides produced an 88% reduction of wrinkles and a 90% increase in hydration of the skin.
Christmas provides the perfect excuse to stay indoors, eat and relax. So how do you balance the desire to take part in the fun without dropping your healthy habits completely? Learn our tips here.
Higher potencies of omega-3s and vitamin D, combined with blood testing, are demonstrating remarkable health benefits. Learn how in this blog post.
Scientists have however found a new way to relieve mood disorders: probiotics. Two unique strains of these helpful bacteria have been found to significantly reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
It’s tempting to stay indoors and reduce your activity level during the colder part of the year. However, there are good reasons why you shouldn’t let go of healthy habits as some of them can keep your metabolism in check and help you stay energised through the dark season. Learn our tips in this blog post.
Sleep consists of a series of stages. If you don’t cycle through all of them, you won’t feel rested the next day. Learn what you can do to make sure you go through a full sleep cycle – every night.
If you want to be healthy, you must have an anti-stress strategy in place. Just like you plan your diet, your weekends, and even your retirement, you also need a solid plan to reduce stress in your life. Learn how to best the stress in this blog post.