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Tag: Geroprotectors

Grapes
Probably best known for its presence in grapes and wine, this popular dietary supplement may have a few tricks up its sleeve. What is resveratrol? Resveratrol is a stilbenoid, a type of natural phenol. It is a phytoalexin, a growth-inhibiting substance created by plant tissues in response to injury or contact with pathogens such as...
Capers are high in quercetin which may help slow down aging.
Found in many fruits and vegetables, quercetin may have some potential in the context of aging. We take a look at this natural compound 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 body...
Magnesium foods
Magnesium is a common element and is found in a variety of foods, but not everyone gets enough of this essential element, which is vital for cellular processes. What is magnesium? Magnesium is an important mineral which plays a key role in hundreds of enzyme reactions in the human body. It facilitates healthy muscle and...
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 an 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...
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...
Supplements
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...