What are supplements? Wikipedia writes “A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement one’s diet by taking a pill, capsule, tablet, powder, or liquid. A supplement can provide nutrients either extracted from food sources or that are synthetic in order to increase the quantity of their consumption. Wikipedia“
Healthline writes “Supplements are products that are taken by mouth and contain a “dietary ingredient,” such as vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, or other nutrients. Available in numerous forms, including capsules, gummies, tinctures, powders, and liquids, dietary supplements are typically marketed as an easy and efficient way to boost your physical or mental health.
Do Not Age (DNA) are a company whom I wrote a brief blog post on last week. They have two missions they would like to achieve. Firstly to extend a healthy lifespan to as many people as possible. Secondly to offer to as many people as possible the opportunity to purchase great products, information and advice. Do Not Age uses the latest information from leading longevity researchers to develop both dietary supplements products and advice, to send to anyone who wants to live healthier for longer.
They have a ton of advice on the science behind their products with some really interesting products to help alleviate age like Spermidine which has been shown to delay ageing in humans. It is known as a geroprotector, with most benefit coming via autophagy. Spermidine is shown to extend lifespan, improve resistance to stress, decrease the occurrence of age-related diseases, prevent loss of movement, protect the heart and cardiovascular system, and protect the immune system.
Spermidine has also been shown to upregulate sirtuin 1, prevent liver damage and cancer, act as an anti-inflammatory and even promote human hair growth. It may also protect telomere length. One of spermidine’s most prominent benefits is the effect on the brain. Spermidine can protect your memory, boost your cognitive abilities and stop neurodegeneration. Levels of spermidine decrease as we age, and a higher spermidine intake reduces the chance of dying.
Vitamin D3, K2 & Magnesium which I mentioned above if taken together, animal and human studies suggest that optimal concentrations of both vitamin D and vitamin K are beneficial for bone and cardiovascular health. Vitamin D3 and magnesium are also vital for your bone health. Without magnesium, Vitamin D is neither useful nor safe. Low vitamin D and low magnesium levels are associated with chronic diseases. I have written before about the importance of Vitamin D. Magnesium intake is low in populations who consume modern, processed-food diets.
79% of us do not get enough magnesium, and magnesium deficiency can induce a wide range of clinical complications, including painful muscle spasms, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, irregular heartbeats, and headaches. Magnesium slows dementia and reduces your chances of cancer. High intake of magnesium is significantly associated with reduced risk of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D and magnesium deficiency can also lead to mental issues & depression.
Do Not Age offer a subscription service so you never run out of your favourite products, it will also save you money. They also offer a guarantee The Do Not Age Quality Guarantee means that your product quality is guaranteed to your door, no matter where you live in the world. Their extensive quality control measures are what allow them to provide this, but the reason they provide it is different. They are only interested in achieving their mission of extending healthy lifespan for as many people as possible. In order to achieve this, everything they provide must be of the highest quality. They are proud to have raised the bar in so many ways for quality standards in the industry, and will continue to do so for many centuries.
Their products are backed by an expert advisory board which consisits of a longevity researcher, a longevity writer and a doctor of medicine.
Did you know that hyaluronic acid is not only great for wrinkles but it also helps protect against ageing inside your body too? Hyaluronic acid has been shown to protect against a number of respiratory diseases, assist with weight loss, be beneficial for brain health, ease incontinence and bladder pain, treat wounds and assist healing and even protect against cancer.
Hyaluronic acid of high molecular size stops cancer cells from growing and stops your immune system from overreacting. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid can cause inflammation, so it is vital that high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is the one you consume.
On the Do Not Age Science page they explain in detail about hyaluronic acid – The average house mouse lives just 3 years. The naked mole rat lives on average until around 30 years old, the longest lived rodent by far. Do Not Age Advisory Board member Dr Vera Gorbunova concludes that this may be because of their abundance of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Naked mole rats very, very rarely get cancer, and Vera and her team found that removing the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid from naked mole rats makes them more prone to cancer, similarly to their other rodent cousins. Thus it seems the more high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, the less likely the cancer risk. Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to have cancer fighting abilities in humans. Interestingly, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid promotes bodily repair over other molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
There is so much information on their products on the Do Not Age website that you will learn some really fascinating facts as well. They have worked hard to get their products of this high quality and have some great feedback.
Their blog has some fascinating and interesting reading in particular all about the Blue Zones – “It is thought that the term “Blue Zones” was first coined in November of 2005, when data showed that a few small areas in the world had populations that were living far longer than the global average. Those living in these zones suffered less health issues such as cancer, heart attacks, strokes, obesity and dementia, so scientists set out to find out why, and found several common lifestyle activities that may increase longevity……”
Check the Do Not Age website for lots more information.