A long life seems attractive to most people and has been the focus of much research in the U.S. and Britain. Particularly in the U.S., the interest in the anti-aging concept is large. In anti-aging, the purpose is to counteract the natural ageing of the body and the symptoms that typically accompany this process: Wrinkles, hair loss, muscular weakening, osteoporosis, reduced faculties, impaired memory and libido, etc.
Anti-aging includes several things: Cosmetic measures such as anti-wrinkle cures, antioxidant supplements, hormones and other substances with anabolic effect, but also post-mortem freezing of the body in preparation for future resuscitation.
There are many aspects of anti-aging - not least socioeconomic ones if the years spent on retirement pension are correspondingly increased as a consequence of lifespans of far above 100 years.
As mentioned, anti-aging includes several different things. It can also mean quite low-technological measures in which a healthy lifestyle without too many calories and a supplement of antioxidants and natural, rebuilding substances increase the chance of a long and healthy life. Socioeconomically, healthy individuals are, of course, preferable to unhealthy ones.
Examples of low-technological health products - read more by clicking them:
We want to draw attention to two of these products as they have a most remarkable synergetic effect:
In a study, lipoid acid and carnitine were given to rats that were so old that calculated into human years it would equal about 70 years.
The result was overwhelming: The rats began to behave as young rats; full of energy, and the researchers measured their metabolism to be increased but their level of oxidative stress to be reduced. The rats even improved their memory.
Oxidative stress is too large a formation of free radicals inside the cells. This will cause them to age and perhaps result in permanent damages.
Antioxidants, including lipoic acid, counteract oxidative stress and carnitine has a rebuilding effect.
Hagen TM, Liu J, Lykkesfeldt J, et al. Feeding acetyl-L-carnitine and lipoic acid to old rats significantly improves metabolic function while decreasing oxidative stress. PNAS 2002 99: 1870-1875.
Vitaviva's "Anti-Aging product"
Consists of 1 box of Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha lipoic acid.
Price: £ 16.00
2 ALA-ALC capsules daily between meals.
For optimal result: Supplement with a daily good-quality multivitamin-mineral supplement, e.g. 3 - 4 VitaXtra tablets (or its equivalent).