Anti Aging – The SOS Call to Supplements

Anti Aging – The SOS Call to Supplements

Is your body geared up to fight the war? Is your diet equipped with anti-aging ammunition?

As shopping malls make way for the XL and XXL sizes and doctors prepare for bypass surgeries on young professionals under 30 years, the 3 silent killers: obesity, diabetes, heart disease are celebrating victory over a fast-aging population. Wake up! Before our cities are full of 30-year olds walking around in 40-year old bodies and 40-year olds walking around in 50-year old bodies!

Our Anti-aging Army is built on 3 fronts:
1. Whey Protein – to fight tissue breakdown accelerated by age
2. Antioxidants – vitamins and minerals to protect tissues from free radical attack
3. Omega-3 fats – essential fats to maintain our metabolic activities

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With increased pollution and high stress levels, antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are insufficient to protect our lean tissues and our immune system from the massive attack of free radicals and other toxins. Intense exercise also increases free radical production.

If unsupported by antioxidant intake, it leads to breakdown of muscles, skin and hair and weakened immunity. Hence, the need for an Antioxidant supplement!

International antioxidant supplements (for example – Ultimate Nutrition) pack all required antioxidants in one convenient capsule. This includes Vitamins C and E, Beta-carotene, Zinc, Selenium and Glutathione.

  1. Anti-catabolic: Reduces breakdown of muscle and other tissues
  2. Improves metabolism
  3. Strengthens immune system
  4. Reduces hair fall and Improves skin
  5. Reduces risk of degenerative diseases e.g. heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, stroke
Use: 1-2 capsules of Antioxidant taken post-exercise or after dinner

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that are deficient in most cooking oils including the widely-recommended olive oil and ricebran oil. Lack of omega-3 fats slows down metabolic activities and leads to faster aging.

Hence, supplementing omega-3 fats in the form of fish oil or flaxseed oil capsules leads to improved metabolism and helps prevent diabetes and heart disease.

  1. Helps fat loss by boosting metabolic rate (thermogenic effect)
  2. Improves uptake of protein and carbohydrates into the muscle
  3. Improves insulin sensitivity and helps prevent diabetes
  4. Reduces cholesterol, blood pressure and helps prevent heart disease
  5. Improves nerve function and immunity
Use: 3 capsules of Fish oil or Flaxseed oil taken with meals

By Gauri Murthy
Printed in ‘Body Sculpture’ supplement, Health & Nutrition, India  (May 09)

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