Every person should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. However, our external factors and environments in which we live can either be helpful or harmful to our aging process. It is important to make wise choices with our behaviors, health risk exposures (i.e. air pollution, violence, etc) to help with both one's physical and emotional health. Being free of disease or health issues can be a normal part of the aging process, but when well controlled, should not have as much significance on their overall wellbeing.
Adopting healthy habits is important to aging gracefully. Beyond getting adequate sleep, exercise and balanced diet, there are a broad spectrum of beneficial nutrients to support mitochondrial energy production and healthy aging. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and their proper functioning is essential to the aging process. Specific nutrients that influence the electron transport chain and provide antioxidant protection appear to nutritionally support healthy mitochondrial function and aid in healthy aging. Some supplements that can aid in healthy aging include:
- Antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, & alpha-lipoic acid
- Vitamin B
- and more