Best Anti-Aging Supplements (2020 Review)

According to the United Nations-backed study, 33.33% of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24bn tonnes a year.

Why do we mention this?

Because the soil our food is grown in has become depleted of nutrients it once had which means more people are relying on health supplements to get their nutrients.

This has also seen the rise in anti-aging supplements with the population growing older - for example, the UK population is getting older with 18% aged 65+.

The combination of our soil being depleted of nutrients and our population growing older has seen exponential growth in the rate of demand for anti-aging supplements.

Let’s look at the 10 best anti aging supplements…

 

1.) Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN)

 

Acting as a precursor to NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide), NMN is one anti-aging supplement you need to include in your “health stack”.

The purpose of taking NMN is to increase levels of NAD+ in our bodies which decline as we get older.

Benefits of NMN supplements:

  • Energy Metabolism
  • DNA Repair
  • Gene Expression
  • Mitochondria Functioning
  • Protects Brains
  • Maintain Healthy Sleep Cycles

2.) Fisetin

 

Fisetin is one supplement that is still obscure, but found in abundance in strawberries that not many companies offer right now.

It’s from the flavonoid group of polyphenols and acts as a pigment for fruits and vegetables, helping give them their colour.

As we grow older, we accumulate an increasing number of damaged cells that enter a state called senescence. 

When your cells enter a senescence state, it creates inflammatory signals called cytokines that build up as we age.

Benefits of Fisetin Supplements:

  • Removing “damaged” cells
  • May protect brain and memory
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Protect against inflammation

3.) Collagen Protein

 

Collagen protein has risen in popularity due to its skin promoting effects, but it also helps much more deeply than the skin we see on the outside.

As an integral part of your skin, collagen helps maintain skin structure which is important as we age due to the reduction in collagen production.

This is why we start to see an increase in wrinkles as we become older with a study showing 72 women had improved the hydration of their skin, reduced roughness and increased elasticity after taking 2.5g of collagen a day for 12 weeks.

Benefits of Collagen Protein Supplements:

  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Reduce wrinkles and dry skin
  • Increase hydration of skin
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Maintain a healthy gut

4.) PQQ

 

PQQ is a new break-through vitamin-like molecule that is found in abundance in dark chocolate.

The human body can’t produce itself and is at the forefront of anti-aging as PQQ is an easy way to protect cells helping improve the mitochondria in your body.

We are now learning that our mitochondria are crucial to the aging process and we need to make sure that we avoid activities that cause them to dysfunction such as smoking, junk food and lack of exercise.  

Benefits of PQQ Supplements:

  • Increase mitochondria
  • Boost energy
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Combat oxidative stress
  • Protect heart

5.) CoQ10

 

CoQ10 (Coenzyme 10) is a well-known nutrient that occurs naturally in the body and is in many of the foods we eat.

Your cells use CoQ10 to grow and maintain cells and levels of this coenzyme drop as we get older which is why it’s a good inclusion in your health regime.

Levels of CoQ10 are highest in organs with high rates of metabolism such as the heart.

Benefits of CoQ10 Supplements:

  • Protect cells from oxidative damage
  • May help keep skin healthy by increasing energy production in skin cells
  • Could help with exercise performance
  • Mitochondria are main generators of brain cells and CoQ10 may reduce harmful compounds

6.) Polyphenols

 

Polyphenols are antioxidants which we get through plant-based foods found in foods such as blueberries, cacao and coffee.

What makes our fruit and vegetables have their bright colours are the polyphenols in them helping protect them from UV rays, insects and pollution.

Benefits of Polyphenol Supplements:

  • Fight aging by boosting brain-derived neurotrophic factor which helps your mind as you age
  • Reduces inflammation by neutralising the effects of free radicals
  • Support learning and memory
  • Improve digestion
  • Help repair and rejuvenate skin

 

7.) Curcumin

 

Pterostilbene is a polyphenol that is abundant in blueberries and is a close-cousin of resveratrol...only much stronger.

More people are paying attention to pterostilbene due to its superior bioavailability of 80% compared to resveratrol’s 20%.

It is also a strong antioxidant and is part of a compound class called phytoalexins which defend against microbes and parasites.

Benefits of Pterostilbene Supplements:

  • May help slow the aging process

  • Shown to increase levels of glutathione

  • Reduce oxidative stress in mitochondria

8.) EGCG

 

EGCG (epigallocatechin Gallate) is a plant-based compound called a catechin which is in the polyphenol group.

Acting as a powerful antioxidant, EGCG is a crucial player at the cellular level of your body which helps combat free radicals.

Epigallocatechin Gallate is found in plant-based food such as green tea, strawberries and avocados.

Benefits of EGCG Supplements:

  • Helps combat free radicals

  • Reduce stress and inflammation

  • May protect against bacterial growth

9.) Pterostilbene

 

Pterostilbene is a polyphenol that is abundant in blueberries and is a close-cousin of resveratrol...only much stronger.

More people are paying attention to pterostilbene due to its superior bioavailability of 80% compared to resveratrol’s 20%.

It is also a strong antioxidant and is part of a compound class called phytoalexins which defend against microbes and parasites.

Benefits of Pterostilbene Supplements:

  • May help slow the aging process

  • Shown to increase levels of glutathione

  • Reduce oxidative stress in mitochondria

10.) Resveratrol

 

Resveratrol was first on the scene before Pterostilbene came along and it is also a polyphenol found in abundance in grapes.

It’s found highest in the skin of the grape with current studies focusing on resveratrol supplements that contain higher amounts than in food sources.

When a plant containing resveratrol is attacked by bacteria or fungi, it produces phytoalexin to fight off the invader.

Benefits of Resveratrol Supplements:

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