With age we gain wisdom and experience. But some of the results of aging are less welcome. We can become fatigued, less flexible, sick, and our looks suffer. Two processes largely thought to be responsible for man of these changes are chronic inflammation and glycation. Chronic inflammation is caused by a variety of factors but one of the significant contributors is free radical damage. Glycation is caused, in large part, by spikes in blood sugar levels which results in cross-linking of proteins in the body. One visible manifestation of this is wrinkled skin. Less visible is atherosclerosis and damage to organ systems.

There are some key supplements that can help to prevent and even reverse some of the damage. Anti-oxidants can protect us from free radical damage. Most are familiar with the antioxidant properties of vitamin C which can help keep the immune system healthy and it is necessary for building collagen which begins to break do natural anti-inflammatory when as we age. A very powerful anti-oxidant that also helps regulate blood sugar is Alpha Lipoic Acid. It increases the fat burning and muscle building capacity of the body so helps prevent excess weight that can be a health hazard and prevents the loss of muscle mass that occurs with age. Vitamin E is an antioxidant with a variety of health benefits for the cardiovascular system and the skin.

Recent reports have highlighted a more active form of vitamin E called trietinols. Fish oil is now recommended highly by cardiologists. It is a  and also helps to detoxify the body. DHEA is a hormone which begins to decrease around the age of 30. It is helpful in preventing and treating depression and is suspected of having a wide range of beneficial effects on the body. Diabetics are known to have low levels of it as are critically ill people. There is some controversy surrounding it as it can convert to testosterone and estrogen in the system. Using a form called Keto 7 prevents this effect.

There are many other supplements which can help control inflammation and blood sugar levels but these are the ones I consider basic to slowing the aging process

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