Top 4 Anti-Aging Nutrients That Decline With Age
How would you like to be younger today? Well, more like younger by tomorrow… when you get around to implementing what I’ll tell you here.
There are certain key nutrients that your body makes to support vital functions, fight stress, and combat aging. Unfortunately, as you get older, your body makes less of them. This means you need to get these nutrients through your diet, or else live and age without them.
Due to poor dietary choices and industrially damaged food, taking dietary supplements is important in all stages of life, but critical after the age of 35 and, particularly, in your forties and beyond.
So here are the top four anti-aging nutrients that decline in your body as you age.
1. Pyrroloquinoline Quinone
What?! That’s why we just call it PQQ in the industry.
PQQ is found naturally in soil and foods like parsley, kiwi, and green peppers. Your body also makes this compound from amino acids and it plays a huge role in your energy and it is a potent antioxidant.
PQQ is an extremely important compound. Maintaining high levels of it can give you more quality years by reducing inflammation, supporting your mitochondria, and boosting your brain function.
2. Coenzyme Q10
Usually referred to as CoQ10. All the hype about it is warranted. Sometimes a nutrient becomes popular all of a sudden, like a fad, and then fizzles out. Not CoQ10. If you’re making healthy choices, you’ll get it through your food. But CoQ10 is so important that your body makes it as well. Every cell in your body needs CoQ10 for daily functions.
One thing it does is help you produce energy. At about 40 years old, your body makes less and less CoQ10 each year. That’s a pity because it’s a time when you need it most. Meanwhile, if you’re on a statin drug to lower your cholesterol, that drug shuts off your CoQ10 production, because the same biochemical pathway that makes cholesterol in your liver is the same pathway that makes CoQ10. People on statin drugs who don’t take CoQ10 supplements tend to fatigue easier and appear to age more quickly.
If you’re over 40, on a statin drug or not, you need to be taking CoQ10. Check out my product called Natural CoQ10 because it’s amazing.
CoQ10 slows aging by helping other antioxidants like glutathione and catalase to function better, which lowers oxidative stress and protects your cells from free radical damage. This is not only important for your skin, it’s super-important for your cells. The health you experience comes down to the health of your cells to a large degree. So your cells need CoQ10.
This amino acid is crucial for energy production. L-carnitine slows aging by reducing your risk for developing diseases related to free radical damage. Supplementing with L-carnitine can increase muscle mass and provide cognitive support, while decreasing fat and fatigue.
Collagen is a protein found all throughout your body that gives your skin its elasticity and strength. It also works like a glue in your joints and tendons to help hold your body together. Unfortunately, collagen production slows as you age, leaving you with wrinkles, loose skin, and achy joints. You can offset this loss of collagen production in a few ways.
For your skin, you can use skin products that contain collagen and other ingredients that support collagen production. Of course, for the most part, they go only skin deep.
For the rest of your body, you need to consume collagen, or consume amino acids which are the building blocks of collagen and indeed all proteins. If you want a high-quality protein shake, which is amino acids, I’ve got the ideal solution: Plant Protein Complete. It will give you all the essential amino acids in every serving. It’s hypoallergenic, it’s not made from soy, rice or whey – those things give a lot of people problems – and it doesn’t contain any of the common allergens.
Don’t Forget The All-Important Omega-3 Fatty Acids
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention these. They’re not made by your body, so you must get them from your diet – regardless of your age. Remember, the other four I mentioned are made in your body, but decline with age. If I could only take one supplement, it might be this one. I formulated one myself called Omega-3 Fish Oil. Regardless of whether you use my product or another one, make sure it’s a quality fish oil. And remember to take it; it’s just too important.
Now start putting this information to use and get younger before the next time we meet.