Top 5 Healthy Aging Supplements
Aging can bring with it many gifts, from growing families to a better perspective on life. To support your greatest gift (health, of course!), consider our top five healthy aging supplements.
Bone mass peaks around age 30, after which point bone loss begins to exceed bone creation. Much of this loss is preventable with proper nutrition in combination with exercise and good lifestyle habits. Adding a calcium supplement to your regimen will help make up for the fact that most people do not get sufficient levels from their diet.
2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Properly caring for your heart can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease which remains the leading cause of death for Americans. Omega-3 fatty acids come from certain fatty fish, marine life, plant sources and nut oils. Two types of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, have been shown to help keep blood triglyceride levels in check and lower elevated blood pressure.
3. Ginkgo Biloba
Most people experience age-related forgetfulness beginning in their 50s and 60s. Keep your mind sharp with activities like reading and socializing. Additionally, supplementing with Ginko biloba has been shown to benefit those with Alzheimer’s/multi-infarct dementia, and promising evidence has been shown for its memory enhancing properties.
If mealtime is followed by misery, take steps to support your digestive system. Even those who have seemingly unrelated health conditions can often benefit from the improved nutrient absorption that comes with better digestion. Probiotics contain cultures of friendly bacteria that are naturally present in the digestive system. When taken with a meal, these supplements can help boost the body’s natural ability to break down food.
Temporary or chronic inflammatory conditions can be associated with injury or various forms of arthritis. Glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy joint tissue which research has shown to be helpful for reducing inflammation, maintaining the integrity of joint cartilage, and enhancing flexibility.
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