I’m always trying to understand how to be healthy and stay in the best condition I can. Being disciplined about exercise would be a good start, I know. Working on it. But also wondering about nutrition and overall health as I restrict calories and try occasional fasting. Am I getting what I need? What are the things that our bodies don’t have or make enough of, as we age? I admit, I listen to a lot of things on youtube. But I’ve always been more interested in medical research than in health gurus, and I try to find valid sources of information. Lately I’ve found a young molecular biologist who is determined to sort out science from fad and fiction. He takes a lot of youtube video channel makers to task, debunking most and confirming some few. See this short on why you shouldn’t supplement directly with glutathione, and then see what else is on his Physionic channel.
A typical disclaimer applies here. I am sharing what I think will be good for me, from studies I’ve found. This is hardly medical advice.. You must do the same as I: consider your situation and make your own choices – or follow a doctor’s recommendation.
I’m a firm believer in Lutein as an eye health supplement as it seemed to halt my mother’s macular degeneration. At least, she did not lose more of her sight.
It seems 6 mg/day is enough and 10 is the general recommendation. Too many supplements have exaggerated doses. From what I read, I don’t think 20 mg, typical product, is a good idea. This product seems right.
Taurine seems to be a very helpful anti-aging supplement. Like other amino acids, supplementation could be hard on your kidneys. Otherwise, up to 6 g/day seems safe. A reasonable range seems to be 500 to 2000 mg / day. I’m going with this.
This seems to have great benefits, allowing your body to produce the glutathione it needs, where it needs it, by supplying the precursors to glutathione.
Creatine is often thought of as a supplement for body builders, but it has been shown to improve short-term memory and overall cognitive ability in older adults. 5 to 20 grams daily would be the dosing range. While I don’t love larger capsules, I’m trying this brand: a dose is 4 instead of the 7 of other brands. You can look for powders and make smoothies, but I don’t do that very often.
I considered Animal Creatine Chews, grape-flavored, 4 to a dose. There are other additives, some interesting, but also 4 g of sugars.
People tell me I don’t look near my age, but I think they just need to take a closer look! My energy, brisk walk, attitude, general happiness may all contribute to the illusion of a younger age. The mirror isn’t fooled, and bluntly tells me I can use some help. You can tell that the big birthday I just had has shaken me up! It’s inspired me to try the products here. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions, and stories of your own experience: use the Leave a Reply section, won’t you?
Hyaluronic acid has been shown to improve skin tone and hydration, and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Most studies have looked at doses of 240 mg and less.
The first formula I bought contains Alpha Lipoic acid, and now I understand that’s good for diabetics but otherwise … not … Will use them up on days I’m not getting my veggies, and look for another formulation to recommend here.
Collagen peptides may help slow aging of skin and also stimulate the body to produce more collagen on its own. Worth a try, I’m thinking. I had tried a collagen powder a few years ago and didn’t care for it at all as it was too obviously a porcine derivative. Hoping this is neutral enough.
Retinol creams are another boost to facial skin. It can be very irritating at first, so you need to start with a low concentration. Encapsulated retinol is a solution, as it’s a time-release formulation. Retinol also needs to be combined with something moisturizing. I’m still looking for a product with an ingredients list I can accept.
Some healthy food additions
I’m sure I’ll soon be adding more. Looks like a plateful of pills is going to be on my daily diet!