Diet, supplements & exercise for over 55′S

Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet.

Research of late is showing that there is much we can do as we age to ward off the more serious effects of aging. One of the major issues is that the body stops producing or reduces production of hormones, some brain chemicals and other substances which have been a major part of our health and well-being during the earlier phases of our lives. If we wish to continue to live a productive active and healthy life we need to find out as much as we can about these substances and how we can boost or supplement the ongoing production of them. A healthy diet and a moderate but regular exercise program are a good start but more can be done by the use of supplements which if we use the correct ones will boost thing like energy levels and enable our “creaking” bodies to complete better exercise programs and recover more quickly, thus boosting our metabolism and helping to control things like weight loss and the loss of lean muscle mass.

The following substances are some which have been well researched for their effects on resisting the aging process.

Coenzyme Q10: seems to have significant benefits as it helps to keep the body running efficiently by working on cell function. we need to maintain appropriate levels.

Aspirin: can get rid of headaches, relieve minor pain and low grade fevers. Also, aspirin helps with blood flow and can reduce the risk of colon cancer by slowing the growth of polyps.

Carnitine: this is a nutrient which helps turn fat into energy. It is produced in the liver and kidneys, then is stored in the brain muscles and sperm (can help increase the sperm count) Acetyl-L-Carnitine has been touted as a treatment for Alheimers and as an anti-aging supplement as it can improve memory function.

Fish Oil: is a universal supplement that has an impact on heart and brain health in particular in ways that will assist the resistance to the aging process.

English: Blue borage crop. Borage is a high value crop grown to produce starflower oil for health food supplements and skincare products.