With Baby Boomers now reaching their retirement years, never before has the preoccupation with aging been greater. As people live longer, they also want to live better and roll back or delay the onset of increasing age. Aging has significant effects on the body, many of them due to systemic inflammation. Aging results in an increase of inflammatory cell-signaling chemicals that contribute to the progression of many degenerative diseases. It affects the skin, cognitive health, the heart, and other major organs.
As with most conditions, a good balanced diet and regular physical activity can help stem the worst effects of again and help people live healthy, productive lives. Foods high in antioxidants (fruits and vegetables, especially leafy vegetables) and omega-3 fatty acids, like those in many kinds of fish, are helpful.
DHA, an omega-3, is the predominant fatty acid in the brain and nervous system, and is a proven effective natural remedy for supporting the body’s natural inflammatory response. It also has benefits for the skin.
Other antioxidants that may protect cells and help boost the natural immune system include Coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E.
Eurycoma longfolia, which contains antioxidants might help inhibit cellular aging.
Resveratrol is an ingredient in red wine that some studies indicated might help retard the aging process.
French Maritime pine bark extract’s potential connection to skin health is also of relevance to anti-aging.