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Tag: Supplements

Taurine
In a new study published in Science, taurine supplementation led to a significant lifespan extension in mice and health benefits in non-human primates [1]. What is taurine? Taurine is an amino acid, but it does not participate in protein building. Instead, it has various other functions, such as helping create bile salts, which is important...
Amino acid
Scientists publishing in Antioxidants have reported that increasing glutathione levels with GlyNAC, a supplement that combines glycine and cysteine, significantly reverses age-related cognitive decline in naturally aged mice [1]. GlyNAC vs oxidative stress Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is known to be one of the upstream causes of aging and contributes to...
Exercise and supplements
In a new systematic review, researchers have shown that combining some dietary supplements and exercise might be beneficial for people over the age of 60 [1]. A double-edged sword Chronic low-level inflammation accompanies many hereditary and age-associated diseases. Inflammation also plays an important role in β€˜healthy’ aging, so it was recently acknowledged as another hallmark...
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With multiple experts on its scientific advisory board, NOVOS offers supplements containing ingredients that recent research has linked to longevity. This company also markets biological age tests for people who want to monitor their progress. We spoke with NOVOS founder and CEO Chris Mirabile about the company’s ideology and approach. Please explain the science behind...
Jogging seniors
A new study suggests that NMN supplementation elevates NAD+ levels and increases walking distance in healthy participants, with 600 mg/day being the optimal dose [1]. NAD+ and its precursors Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN): Benefits and Side EffectsNicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is a precursor of the coenzyme NAD+, which serves critical functions in our cells. The decline of...
Multivitamins
In a large randomized, placebo-controlled study, scientists hoped that cocoa extract would improve cognitive function in elderly patients, but instead it was a multivitamin supplement that shined [1]. A two-in-one study Multivitamins are among the most popular dietary supplements, but their effectiveness is often questioned. While some studies did fail to find any significant benefits...