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Anti-Aging Nutrients

If there were only 3 nutrients that I could take, what would they be?

Well, after having written 16 books, lecturing across the country, having served as Dean and Chief Medical Officer at the oldest Naturopathic Medical School in the United States, I can tell you what tops my list and the list of my patients.

The following 3 nutrients are all made in your body each and every day, so this already puts them in a special category, after all your body has chosen them as “absolute essentials” otherwise energy and biochemical pathways would not be dedicated to making them over the course of a lifetime. The big problem however is that as your body ages and the years pass, your ability to make sufficient levels drops and sometimes this can drop dramatically!

So what are the names of the “Big 3” Anti-Aging Nutrients?

CoQ10
Lipoic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

CoQ10 is also known as ubiquinone. It is absolutely essential for cellular energy to fuel the 50-100 trillion living cells that make up the body, in which you live your daily life.
Low CoQ10, means that you are under-fueled. So, you will be tired to say the least.

CoQ10 is also an antioxidant and thus helps prevent free-radical damage that ages your body and damages your DNA. Furthermore, CoQ10 has the ability to support your immune system. It is always important to remember that the best defense is a good offense, and your immune system is your standing army and CoQ10 is a must.

The heart that beats on average of 100,000 times a day and it needs CoQ10 for each and every beat. Remembering that heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in the United States and cancer (immune issues) quickly follows as an agent of death. CoQ10 makes absolute sense.

Lipoic Acid It may sound odd to you that the body wants an acid, but yet remember that the acid name comes from its chemical structure more than anything and you don’t have to worry about it making you more “acidic”. In fact this amazing nutrient is essential to protecting your body.

Lipoic acid is an antioxidant in its own right, yet even more amazing is that it fuels your most powerful antioxidant in your body called glutathione. It is glutathione that is pivotal in helping detoxifying your body, quenching the free radicals that lead to unnecessary cellular damage and also to support your immune defenses. An added bonus is that lipoic acid is absolutely crucial for blood sugar metabolism and nerve health as well.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is highest in babies and then it is a downhill from infancy throughout adulthood. It is HA that allows babies to have the “baby soft” skin. It also contributes to their flexibility and the radiant glow of a baby.

HA is critical for healthy skin, hair, nails, joints, eyes and cardiovascular system. It is the all-natural lubricant in the human body. It can be used topically and taken internally.
Hyaluronic Acid is so popular now, that even standard medical practice uses it for Anti-Aging injections into the skin to get rid of wrinkles or into the knees to help with arthritic pain.

Summary:
These 3 nutrients are part of my daily healthy anti-aging routine. They are the key is to increase your energy, protect your body from the ravages of time and at the same time look and act as young as you feel. Don’t accept the expectation that as you reach 30, 40, 50 or whatever age… you must lay down and accept various health symptoms. Take charge, fuel your body with the ‘Big 3 Nutrients’ your body was making on its’ own even prior to your birth, and science has since proven to be life-sustaining.

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