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Category: Supplements

Spinach leaves
An open-access human study published in Clinical Nutrition has found that a combination of supplements is beneficial for working memory. Identifying the dietary compounds Specific types of eating patterns have been associated with improved memory and cognition. The authors highlight some of the specific dietary components that selectively accumulate in the brain with biochemical effects,...
Raw hot peppers are a source of quercetin.
Found in many fruits and vegetables, quercetin may have some potential in the context of aging. Here, we take a look at this natural antioxidant and popular dietary supplement. What is quercetin? Quercetin is a natural flavonoid, which makes it part of a large family of water-soluble plant compounds. Flavonoids are not created by the...
Metformin bottle
We take a look at this diabetic drug that some researchers think may slow down aging. What is metformin? Metformin is a prescription drug and is available as a tablet or an oral solution. It is a commonly used first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and is also used in the treatment...
Collagen is an important structural element of skin and other tissues.
In this article we will be exploring the role of collagens in aging and skin structure. What is collagen? Collagens are important structural proteins for the various tissues in our bodies. These include tendon, cartilage, ligaments, blood vessels, muscles, and skin. They act as supporting structures and tether cells together. They give our skin and...
Easter Island
We take a look at rapamycin and why some researchers think it could be useful in combating aging. What is rapamycin? Rapamycin is a macrolide, a class of antibiotic that includes erythromycin, roxithromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin. Rapamycin exhibits potent antitumor and immunosuppressive activity. Where is rapamycin found? Rapamycin was first discovered in 1972 in the...
NR molecule
Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is part of the B3 vitamin family. Like other forms of vitamin B3, nicotinamide riboside gets converted into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a coenzyme essential for life. For this reason, it is often called a NAD+ precursor because it is part of the series of chemical steps that are required to create...