Whether it’s a glimpse of gray hair in the mirror, fine lines around your eyes that seem to appear out of nowhere, getting more tired or not being able to recall things as easily as before, the realization that you’re aging can be shocking. Many of us are looking for a quick fix and some might just give up altogether, but if you’re searching for something that can really make a difference in how you look and feel as you age, consider what nutrients you are putting in your body and which you might be deficient in.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient that occurs naturally in our bodies and is also in many foods we eat. CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant and protects our cells from damage, has a crucial role in generating energy for our cells and plays an important part in our metabolism. As we get older, we make less CoQ10, which results in our cells not functioning as they once did. There’s no set target for how much CoQ10 you need, but you can get more from your diet by eating beef, sardines, and mackerel. Vegetarians can get small amounts from spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Magnesium is a special mineral that helps you stay fit, young and energetic. It plays a key role in more than 300 vital body processes. It helps keep many of our body functions running smoothly as we get older, and it may also protect telomeres. Magnesium has a calming effect and is our favorite supplement for supporting restful sleep and soothing muscle spasms. It is also important for heartbeat rhythm, blood pressure regulation, protein synthesis, bone formation and blood sugar control. The indications of magnesium deficiency in the body closely mirror indications of old age including increased blood pressure, uneven pulse rate, blocked arteries, heart problems and insulin resistance.
Vitamin B12 can give you back your youthful energy, exuberance, and vibrancy. B12 is an essential vitamin, which means that the body requires it to work properly. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells and many other parts of the body. B12 is also taken to slow down aging, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and to boost energy, mood, mental function, concentration and the immune system. B12 can be used to prevent heart disease, clogged arteries, male infertility, diabetes, nerve damage, sleep disorders, depression, mental disorders and much more. It can be found in foods such as meat, fish, and dairy products, and is also very popular supplement. It is often taken in combination with other B vitamins, and since our digestive systems are created to not absorb most of these essential nutrients, intramuscular and intravenous delivery is highly effective.
Vitamins A, C, and D
These 3 vitamins function as powerful antioxidants. They promote the healthy function of your skin and other organs. Vitamin A scavenges for unstable oxygen molecules and neutralizes them. It also boosts immunity, which is especially important as we age. Food sources of Vitamin A include beef, poultry, eggs and brightly colored produce. Vitamin C is plentiful in citrus fruits and is necessary for the development and maintenance of collagen, which is what gives skin its youthful volume and suppleness. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and beautiful skin. It is produced by the body in response to the skin being exposed to sunlight, and can also be found in a few foods such as fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks. If you shun the sun or adhere to a vegan diet, you may be at high risk for vitamin D deficiency. A good way to ensure you are not deficient in any of these vitamins is by opting for IM or IV Therapies.
Polyphenols are powerful antioxidant chemicals found naturally in many plants. There are more than 500 unique polyphenols, and many of the health benefits associated with them may be related to their role as antioxidants. They combat cell damage and positively impact genes, gene expression and even gut bacteria. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found a link between high polyphenol consumption and a 30 percent decrease in mortality in elderly adults.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Do you want to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and inflammation while promoting skin health and pain-free joints? Eating fish twice a week or getting the equivalent in fish oil supplements has been well-documented in delivering cardiovascular benefits. Don’t love fish? You can also find omega-3s in flaxseeds, nuts (particularly walnuts), vegetable oils and enriched eggs.
If you are ready to take the next step to help you look and feel your very best, check out the nutrient options at our IV Nutrient and IM Vitamin Injection bar and give us a call at 808-419-7445 to schedule your next treatment.