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Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as ALA) is a common supplement and we take a look at it in the context of aging. What is Alpha-lipoic acid? Alpha-lipoic acid is an organosulfur (an organic compound that contains sulfur) derived from caprylic acid (also known as octanoic acid). It was first discovered in 1937, when Snell found...
Arginine is a popular sports supplement, but could it also be useful in the context of healthy longevity? What is arginine? Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is an amino acid, a building block used to make proteins, that plays an important role in regulating blood flow. Arginine was first isolated from the extract of lupin...
Foods rich in niacin
A clinical trial on the effectiveness of niacin supplementation in Parkinson's disease patients has recently been published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. The link between niacin and Parkinson’s disease Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 that is commonly manufactured as a dietary supplement. Patients with Parkinson’s have considerably lower levels of vitamin B3 compared...
Niacin is a common dietary supplement with a long research history and more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Recent human trials have shed new light on its possible role in addressing mitochondrial dysfunction and aging. What is niacin? Niacin is a form of water-soluble vitamin B3. In 1937, this vitamin was discovered in...
Glucosamine reduces all-cause mortality.
This popular supplement has been used for decades for joint pain, but its influence on all-cause mortality is far more interesting in the context of healthy longevity. What is glucosamine? Glucosamine is a polysaccharide that naturally occurs in cartilaginous joint tissues and is involved in protein and lipid synthesis. Glucosamine is also present in other...
There are few things as tasty as a good blueberry, but science is showing that there could be more health benefits to this delicious fruit than people might think. What is Pterostilbene? Pterostilbene (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene) is a naturally occurring polyphenol, a type of molecule that occurs in plants. It is part of the stilbene group of...