At Well Theory, we believe it’s entirely possible to age with grace and vibrance. Our blogs, products, resources, and more are guided by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner to help you take charge of your wellness, so you can enjoy a life lived well for many years to come.
Today, we’re looking at a few of our best anti-aging ingredients you should start including in your wellness routine.
OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM MULTI
This supplement provides powerful support to your entire nervous system.
It both provides essential nutrients your body needs to produce its own antioxidants, while giving you a clinical dose of anti-inflammatories to help soothe frayed nerve endings and reduce neuropathic pain.
But that’s not all it does. This multi is packed with powerfully anti-aging ingredients. Here are just a few that can help support your wellness goals over time:
Resveratrol is a plant-based antioxidant found in red wine. For many years, research surrounding it has pointed to its many anti-aging benefits. Some studies have shown that it has cardiovascular benefits, anti-cancer benefits, may assist in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Omega-3’s, like fish oil have been shown to have anti-aging capabilities. They have been shown to affect pathways like inflammation and oxidation (oxidative stress) which are thought to be involved with the aging process. Healthy fats also help keep cell membranes flexible. As you age, they can become more rigid and lose some of their functionality - so this is a great addition to your anti-aging routine. Omega-3s are very anti-inflammatory and can help to manage lipids in serum as well.
Chlorella is best known for its ability to bind heavy metals. It is a species of green algae that has tremendous benefits for human health. We are exposed to heavy metals of a toxic nature by pollution of the air, ground, and water in our communities - and this can cause oxidative stress. It’s also possible that chlorella enhances immune function.
IMMUNE BOOST MULTI
As you age, you become more likely to get sick as your immune system begins to slow. So taking a supplement geared towards bolstering immune health is a great idea.
This multi contains clinically high doses of Vitamins D and C, which are great for bolstering immune and respiratory health.
Vitamin D in particular is best known for its role in maintaining muscle and bone health – and many of us are deficient.
Your body cannot produce this vitamin, so getting it from your diet or through a well-rounded supplement routine is the only way to make sure you’re getting the correct amount.
What many do not realize is that D3 is integral to the immune system and is needed by most white blood cells to function properly. Low Vitamin D3 levels are linked to the spread and poor outcomes of many infectious diseases.
There are vitamin D receptors (VDRs) on immune cells. These respond to the active form of vitamin D3 in circulation. D3 modulates the innate immune response; this is our first line of defense. VDRs are found on B-cells, T-cells, macrophages and neutrophils. The D3 function for innate immunity involves improving the macrophage and neutrophil-mediated ability to destroy and eliminate pathogens on contact.
But what sets this multi apart from other immune-boosting supplements? Quercetin.
Quercetin is a phytonutrient that is highly antioxidant. Quercetin and its group of phytonutrients is known for being a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that may exert modulating effects on the immune system.
The antioxidant properties of quercetin can help safeguard your cardiovascular health, and bolster your defenses against “lifestyle” diseases like diabetes and certain cancers. Most of such lifestyle diseases are really the result of a lifetime of accumulation of oxidative stress and low-grade inflammation.
Also, this study found that “short-term high doses of quercetin and resveratrol alters aging markers in human kidney cells.”
Quercetin is synergistic with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for the benefit of human immunity. Together, these are quite antiviral. Many believe these supplements act to prevent some viral infections and to assist in treatment of an ongoing infection.
Vitamin C helps lymphocytes by modulating cytokines, reducing inflammation and restoring mitochondrial function by providing an antioxidant substrate for reactive oxygen species made during cellular respiration.
Quercetin inhibits viral replication by suppressing polymerases, proteases, reverse transcriptases and binding to viral proteins.
Quercetin donates two electrons via o-quinone/quinone methide and is a potent antioxidant.
Ultimately, the best ways to ensure you’re aging well are to make sure you’re getting the vital nutrients you need, while keeping an eye on chronic inflammation and making sure you have the right amount of antioxidants.
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