Q: As I get older, I’m becoming more aware of all the changes to how I look, feel and function. What can I do or take to help keep my body healthy with age? Marianne, 47, Newmarket
A: We’re all going to get older… Sorry, but there is no escaping it! Initial signs of aging might appear as wrinkles, forgetfulness or an achy joint. These are a reflection of our internal aging process, and various things can speed up this progression, such as oxidative stress, inflammation, and poor liver and immune function.
Help “slow down” the aging process by implementing the following:
First and foremost, always start with the basics. Eat a whole foods diet rich in colourful vegetables and fruits, clean meats and healthy fats. Reduce the consumption of processed and refined foods that tend to promote inflammation and toxic burden. Stay well-hydrated. Get a solid night’s sleep and stay active. Consider adding supplements that help the body fight the good fight. These might include…
Pycnogenol – From French Maritime Pine Bark, pycnogenol is most famous for its superior antioxidant properties, but is actually a multi-faceted nutraceutical. It can play a vital role in preserving and enhancing wellness due to its ability to reduce inflammation, improve skin collagen and elastin, reduce blood pressure and blood clotting, enhance blood flow, reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, as well as improve memory, varicose veins, arthritic pain, and asthma.
Liposomal supplements – Phospholipids are the building block of every cell membrane in the body and literally enable life as we know it. Liposomal encapsulation technology (LET) uses these essential phospholipids to create a liposome encapsulation around each nutrient to protect it from digestive enzymes and to improve the absorption (getting into the bloodstream) and bioavailability (getting into the cell) of the nutrient.
1. Liposomal Glutathione – Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants that naturally occurs in the body. It also plays a pivotal role in immune function and detoxification. Medical journal articles have continuously proven that glutathione is one of the most important molecules to prevent aging, asthma, arthritis, cataracts, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, macular degeneration, and autoimmune disease. Liposomal glutathione is a game changer for supplementation where typical glutathione supplements get broken down by stomach acid and rendered useless.
2. Liposomal Vitamin C – Some claim that this form of vitamin C is comparable to IV vitamin C because of its enhanced bioavailability on a cellular level. Vitamin C is necessary for over 300 functions in the body, including metabolizing fats and proteins, as well as developing healthy bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums, wound healing, and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
3. Liposomal Curcumin + Resveratrol – Individually, both are known as excellent antioxidants, while curcumin shines as an anti-inflammatory. New research shows that, together, there is a synergistic effects that creates a potent nutraceutical that not only quenches chronic inflammation, but also supports a balanced healthy immune function that may benefit autoimmune disorders, arthritis, food and chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, asthma, eczema and psoriasis, brain fog, etc.
Feel great and let age just be a number!
View the original article by Michelle Pobega on Tonic Toronto.