Best anti-ageing/life-span increasing supplements
Updated: Aug 24
Specific anti-aging supplements help you turn back the clock so you can keep kicking butt and taking names for years to come. Here are my top recommendations to keep your body going strong for years to come.
Curcumin - according to some researchers, the potential life-extending effects of curcumin may be due to its ability to decrease the expression of age-related genes (including mTOR). There’s also evidence that curcumin has antioxidant effects .
Rhodiola rosea - is an adaptogenic herb that is purported to help improve stress resilience by helping to balance adrenaline and cortisol (the stress hormones).
Collagen protein - Collagen supplements may seem like an obvious addition to your anti-aging supplement stack, but it’s worth repeating because collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It gives structure to your skin, bones, muscles and connective tissue. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the elasticity of your skin. I would recommend you look for marine type 1 collagen. This is a type of collagen that is derived from fish. It has been proven in many studies to be the most absorbable and similar to our own collagen.
Nicotinamide riboside - One thing you’ll notice with almost all of these recommendations is that they increase the performance of your mitochondria—you know, the powerhouses of your cells. Nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B, is a great longevity supplement. It protects your brain from toxins and stress and increases the ratio of two essential compounds called NAD+ and NADH. Your body uses NAD+ to protect your cells, maintain healthy sleep cycles and repair damaged DNA.
Whey protein - Whey protein isn’t just for bodybuilders. It gives your liver all the amino acids it needs to build glutathione, your body’s master antioxidant. Glutathione helps your liver neutralize toxins (from your environment, food and cells). It supports your all-important mitochondria, and it also boosts immunity and brain function. Whey protein is readily available and easy to incorporate into your best anti-aging supplement stack, which is why I recommend it when people ask about dietary supplements. It’s like collagen protein: You’d be missing out on a huge opportunity to turn back the clock by not taking it.
NAC - N-acetylcysteine is a modified sulfur-containing amino acid that may act as a cellular antioxidant, potentially protecting against free radical-induced damage.
Melatonin is an important regulator of circadian rhythms and may have anti-inflammatory effects.According to cell studies, melatonin may affect the expression of genes that govern the cell cycle, cell/organism defence, protein expression and transport, and mitochondrial function. It might also activate the same sirtuin pathways as caloric restriction (SIRT1).
Apigenin - Apigenin is the same compound found in celery juice. In animal research, apigenin was found to improve digestion by helping move food through the gut. Apigenin also helps protect your cells and preserve brain structure and function so you can turn back the clock on the aging process.
Activated charcoal - Activated charcoal is able to absorb substances from the digestive tract and is sometimes used to help eliminate toxic substances from the stomach.