Did you know that specific nutrients have anti-ageing properties? From fighting against free radicals to protecting against chronic disease, getting the right nutrients can be crucial if you want to stay younger for longer.
Let’s take a look at the top anti-ageing nutrients to include in your regime.
Antioxidants might not be considered ‘essential’ for health like vitamins and minerals – but when it comes to the fight against ageing, they are your best friends!
The best way to get more antioxidants in? Eat a wide variety of plant foods – fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, beans and legumes, herbs and spices. The more colour you add into your diet, the wide the range of antioxidant types you’ll be consuming.
Selenium is probably the most potent mineral when it comes to anti-ageing. It is an antioxidant that combats free radicals and inflammation. But it also has other important functions that contribute to healthy ageing, including:
Brain function & cognition
Immune function & modulation (balancing excess immune reactions)
Supporting a healthy heart
However, it’s important to be aware that too much selenium is also a problem. When you have excess selenium, it begins acting as an oxidant (free radical) and can lead to serious health implications. That’s why it’s best to seek professional advice when it comes to the right dose for your needs.
Coenzyme Q10 is naturally produced in the body. But like many beneficial compounds, the production goes down as we age. This decline in production is linked to many ageing concerns including loss of muscle, frailty, increased cholesterol and reduced quality of life.
CoQ10 can offer benefits such as:
Improving mitochondrial function & energy production
Protecting against heart disease
Reducing the side effects of statin use
Most of us know this one as the reason why red wine consumption (in moderation) is associated with greater health! This polyphenol has incredible properties that can help to protect against the effects of ageing. For example, it is:
Hypotensive (reduces high blood pressure)
Hypolipidemic (reduces high blood lipids)
Beneficial for the gut microbiome
Able to balance the immune system
Research also suggests it also has protective effects against many chronic diseases. So really, it’s a superstar nutrient! Unfortunately, it is not one that is easy to get enough of via the diet, so supplements are often warranted to achieve these effects.
Now this is one that you might not be familiar with – but it’s an astounding nutrient when it comes to ageing. Nicotinamide riboside, or NR for short, is a micronutrient. NR has the ability to boost the co-enzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).
Without diving too deep into the science right now, NAD+ is critical for DNA repair and energy for your cells. NAD+ declines as you age, and it can also be depleted by several stressors. But NR can boost your NAD+ levels, which means more cellular energy, faster repair, and greater wellbeing overall.
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ANTI-AGEING NUTRIENTS ARE ONLY ONE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE!
It takes the right foods, the right mindset and the right protocol if you want to stay young and vibrant for many years to come.
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