Anti-aging

Our lifespan is primarily the result of a number of factors such as inheritance and lifestyle. We cannot alter our genes but we sure can make a low-technological effort in order to prolong our lives.

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-ageing concept is large. In anti-ageing, 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-ageing includes several things: Cosmetic measures such as anti-wrinkle aids, 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-ageing - not least socioeconomic ones if the years spent on retirement pension are correspondingly increased as a consequence of lifespan of far above 100 years.

As mentioned, anti-ageing includes several different things. It can also mean quite low-tech 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. Socio-economically, healthy individuals are, of course, preferable to unhealthy ones.

We would like to focus on two products have a 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 a too large formation of free radicals inside the cells. This causes them to age and can result in permanent damages.

Antioxidants, including lipoic acid, counteract oxidative stress and carnitine might have a rebuilding effect.

Reference:
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.