“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. This movement was created by Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine and the mindful practice has been in place for twenty years. Healthy Aging Month inspires adults to improve and maintain a good quality of physical, mental, social and financial well being.
If you think you’re “too old” to start exercising and lead a continued healthy life, think again! Maintaining a good physique by working out as often as you can keeps your health in check. In addition, as you age your body will need a bit of extra help in maintaining its optimal state.
Nutritional supplements are an additional way to support cell regeneration, help maintain healthy vision, skin, bones, and joints. Below are just a handful of quality supplements that we suggest that can help with various aspects of aging.
Bioflavonoid Antioxidants are dietary supplements that are naturally derived and are rich in quercetin and retin. As a potent antioxidant, they help combat many potentially damaging free radicals, which are unstable chemicals formed in the body during metabolism, are increased when the body is stressed and from exposure to pollution in our environments. These Bioflavonoids Antioxidants are believed to be highly beneficial to help maintain optimal cellular restoration from natural wear & tear.
Omega-3 Fish Oil:
Omega-3 fatty acids are widely known for their anti-inflammatory benefits including reducing systemic inflammation and many believe provide joint lubrication. Omega-3 fish oil has also been shown to be beneficial in treating certain lipid abnormalities which include reducing high triglycerides which are undesirable blood fats associated with cardiovascular disease. Multiple studies have shown that low levels of essential fatty acid EPA in blood and tissues may affect your mood balance and emotional wellbeing.
It is important to be selective when choosing an Omega-3 fish oil preparation. As a consequence of our oceans becoming increasingly polluted, fish tend to concentrate toxic substances such as pesticides and PCB’s in their fat. Therefore, it is critical to choose an Omega-3 fish oil preparation that has been maximally detoxified. Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction is a preferred method to optimally purify fish oil which does not use potentially harmful solvents or does not compromise the quality of the Omega-s which can occur with a less expensive molecular distillation process. It is also important to select an Omega-3 preparation that is easily absorbed into our body as well as our cells to obtain maximal beneficial effects. A triglyceride preparation of Omega-3 fish oil will help accomplish this. Both CardioMender, MD High EPA and Total EPA Omega-3 are unique in that they are in the triglyceride form and have undergone supercritical purification which also uses less heat thus better preserving the overall integrity of the Omega-3’s when compared to molecular distillation process.
Finally, Omega-3 Fish Oils contain different amounts of their two main components, EPA and DHA, which vary significantly. This is important because the amounts of each have different effect on our bodies. For example too much DHA can raise LDL or bad cholesterol, but may have a beneficial effect on our neurologic heath. EPA does not increase LDL-cholesterol but does lower triglycerides. Therefore, it is extremely important to consult your healthcare professional prior to choosing an Omega-3 fish oil preparation.
There are more medical studies showing the health benefits of turmeric than any other nutritional supplement. Curcumin is believed to be the most important component of turmeric which provides most of the health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant and has potent anti-inflammatory benefits. CognitiveMax, is our preparation made from a proprietary blend of Longvida® Optimized Curcumin and Neurophenol™. CognitiveMax helps maintain and support optimal cognitive function in healthy aging adults. It is well absorbed into the body and is believed get exceptional penetration into the central nervous system which is believed to enable its beneficial effects.
For inspiration and answers to questions you may have about supplements and healthy aging, read previous blogs by CardioMender, MD Weight Loss Specialists at https://www.cardiomenderweightloss.com/category/weight-loss-articles/