New Research Suggests Vitamin Combo May Significantly Delay Aging
In the future, showing your age might become optional! A striking new Canadian study shows that it is possible that a complex cocktail of nutritional supplements will one day help you ward off certain aspects of the aging process, as well as increase your longevity.
Ask anyone with a few gray hairs; getting old isn’t easy. And to make matters worse, it is a bit complicated. Short term memory function decreases. Eyesight degenerates. Aches and pains appear out of nowhere. Activity levels decrease. There are many complex aspects to human aging, and it is certain that medical science doesn’t understand everything about how it works, or how to influence outcomes.
There is some hope out there, however.
A small Canadian study has revealed some interesting results in regards to the aging process, specifically in regards to bradykinesis (the slowing down or loss of spontaneous movement), which is a widely recognized symptom of aging.
At McMaster University, lab mice were fed a complex supplement consisting of over 30 dietary ingredients designed by Dr. David Rollo in order to examine the impact of these cocktails on locomotor movement and range of motion. The researchers developed their supplements to address five different elements of aging: oxidative stress, inflammation, mitochondrial function, insulin resistance and membrane integrity. The control group was fed a regular diet without supplements. The results were emphatic; the supplemented animals maintained “youthful levels of locomotor activity into old age” while the non-supplemented group showed a 50% loss in daily movement.
In addition to the higher activity levels, researchers also noted a modest increase in the longevity of the active group (11%). Rollo and his fellow researchers remarked that “Although identifying the role of specific ingredients and interactions remains outstanding, results provide proof of principle that complex dietary cocktails can powerfully ameliorate biomarkers of aging and modulate mechanisms considered ultimate goals for aging interventions.”
Although it is clear that more research is needed in this field of study, this data offers some compelling evidence that a daily vitamin “cocktail” could promote a healthier and more active lifestyle, help reverse age-related declines in healthy brain activity, reduce free radical production, and improve life longevity. What more can you ask from your daily supplements?
The supplement used in this study contained vitamins B1, B3 (niacin), B6, B12, C, D, E, folic acid, beta-carotene, CoQ10, rutin, bioflavonoids, ginko biloba, ginseng, green tea extract, ginger root extract, garlic, L-Glutathione, magnesium, selenium, potassium, manganese, chromium picolinate, acetyl L-carnitine, melatonin, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, acetylsalicylic acid, cod liver oil, and flax seed oil.