Although aging is a fact of life, diet, dietary supplements and lifestyle choices can be used to ward off age-related health conditions, such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cancer. Popular anti-aging supplements include resveratrol, sulforaphane, green tea (EGCG), omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin (from turmeric). To lower heart disease risk, top supplements include fish oil (omega-3s), coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), plant sterols and stanols, pycogenol (pine bark extract), red yeast rice, niacin, policosanol, and the amino acids proline and lysine. Vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, and bilberry extract support vision health. Calcium citrate, magnesium, and vitamin D can ward off osteoporosis and boost bone health.
Popular natural anti-aging beauty product ingredients include topical antioxidants such as vitamins C and E (tocopherols), CoQ10, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea extract, pycogenol, and alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, malic acid, etc.). Nutraceuticals, or supplements intended to promote healthier skin and hair from the inside out, are an up-and-coming trend.