There are a large number of health supplements that may be of benefit for senior health.
List of Supplements that may benefit Senior Health
- Acetyl L Carnitine
Acetyl L Carnitine is believed to improve muscular endurance, mental function, alertness, memory, and to reduce the age associated decline in brain function
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
a powerful anti-oxidant, Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), known to protect biological systems from oxidative damage. ALA is believed to protect against hardening of the arteries, hypertension, strokes, diabetes, reduce ageing and improve memory.
- Chondroitin Sulfate
Chondroitin is an essential component of connective tissue, helping to provide elasticity. Like Glucosamine, Chondroitin sulfate plays a major role in cartilage formation. Chondroitin helps to reduce the cause of pain associated with injury, speed the injury recovery rate and may reduce the risk of injury.
- Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)
EFA’s play an important role in regulating cholesterol, blood pressure and immune function.
- Ginkgo Biloba
Gingko biloba is used in traditional medicine to improve mental function and memory. Ginkgo biloba is the most widely used phytomedicine in Europe where is often used to treat the early stage symptoms of Alzheimers, dementia, raynauds disease (pain & poor circulation in hands & feet in cold conditions), & tinnitus.
- Glucosamine Sulfate
Glucosamine is an important building block, found in high concentrations in joints. Glucosamine is needed for the manufacture of cartilage and also plays a role in the formation of collagen. Glucosamine is usually sold as either glucosamine sulfate or glucosamine hydrochloride (HCL).
Phosphatidylserine (PS), a type of phospholipid, is a major building block of nerve cells and cell membranes. PS plays an important role in the repair of damaged cells, normal brain function, and is believed to aid the growth of new muscle tissue.
Pycnogenol is the brand name for standaridized herbal extract of the bark of French maritime pine tree. Pycnogenol is known to be one of the most potent anti-oxidants (Pycnogenol is at least 50-100 times more powerful than vitamin E). It is extremely efficient at neutralising free-radicals.
Resveratrol has a number of positive effects on senior health. It has beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, osteoporosis, and may help to promote the healthy aging of the brain.
Turmeric contains curcuminoids (powerful antioxidants) that are believed to protect us from, and slow down the aging process. Research suggests that turmeric protects against DNA damage, reduces the risk of cancer and artheriosclerosis, as well as reduce joint inflammation.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant vitamin that plays several essential roles within the body, including: 1) Proper immune function; 2) Production of collagen; 3) production of anti-stress hormones; 4) Production of energy; 5) Protection against free radicals.