Anti Ageing Supplements
One of the most googled questions by women is how to retain their youthful looks. Ageing is inevitable, but some women just seem to do it better than others. So, what is their secret and does it come in a bottle?
The elusive elixir of youth may be closer than you think with the emergence of research on NAD. Short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, this little magic ingredient might be something you will be hearing a lot more about. NAD is a crucial enzyme that regulates energy, metabolism, repairing damaged DNA and most importantly resetting the body’s internal clock. Elevated levels of NAD may slow the aspects of ageing and delay the progression of age-related diseases. Maybe Benjamin Button was onto something long before science caught up!
WHY DOES MY SKIN LOOK SAGGY?
Your NAD supply declines with age as well as in response to stressors on your body including alcohol consumption, smoking, intense exercise and even lack of sleep. One of the first places in your body to display premature ageing is your skin and that is the reason why so many women are searching for solutions. It was only in 2004 that Dr Charles Brenner discovered a naturally occurring vitamin in milk called nicotinamide riboside, a micronutrient that increases NAD levels by 40-50%. While nicotinamide riboside can be found naturally in certain foods, you cannot get anywhere near the amount you need through a normal diet to effectively increase NAD for therapeutic benefit.
WHAT IS THE MAGIC INGREDIENT?
TruNiagen is the building block for NAD, it has direct access into our cells which boosts the efficiency of cells to build NAD. This little gem is required by every living cell in your body to help generate energy. Without NAD, your heart wouldn’t pump blood through your veins. Your lungs wouldn’t pull any air and the neurons in your brain wouldn’t fire. None of the vital organs in your body would work at all without this key molecule. It’s like the oil in your car, it keeps your engine running smoothly and like an old car, levels of NAD decline as much as 50% between the ages of 40-60, confirming that low levels of NAD are linked to many age-related health issues. Consider this nutrient the replenishment your body needs as a potential therapeutic strategy for ageing and to improve your quality of life.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The great news is that we have included the NAD activator, TruNiagen (nicotinamide riboside chloride) in our fabulous new Meno Glow product and combined it with five key nutrients to support the body’s metabolic pathways. The magic happens when these ingredients are combined. Together they create a powerhouse of key nutrients to provide your body with age defying defenders, ready to provide support when you need it most.
WHAT’S IN THE BOTTLE?
CoQ10 is a well-known antioxidant reducing free radical damage, protects your heart and supports energy production on a cellular level. CoQ10 is produced naturally by your body with highest concentrations found in the heart, kidneys, lungs and liver. These organs have the greatest energy demands and therefore need extra support as we age.
Reishi Mushroom is traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a longevity tonic and to strengthen the body’s natural qi (chi) or life force. Known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’, its wellness benefits have been touted for 4000 years. The concentrated powder form contains specific molecules that boost the immune system, fight cancer, reduce fatigue and depression as well as support heart health, blood sugar levels and antioxidant status.
Milk Thistle loves to keep our detoxifying organs working to their potential, making sure our gallbladder, liver and kidneys flush out circulating toxins and pathogens before they can do us harm. Other researched benefits of this perennial herb include protecting the heart, managing type 2 diabetes and slowing down the skin ageing process.
Siberian Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to invigorate qu, strengthen the spleen and nourish the kidneys. Ginseng has beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, maintains a healthy immune system, helps our body and brain cope with stress and stabalises our energy pathways.
Curcumin, the active ingredient of Turmeric puts out any potential fires with its potent anti- inflammatory action. It also helps with joint pain, digestive function and elevates our mood. Curcumin is highly regarded for reducing free radical damage that occurs through lifestyle factors and the natural ageing process.
Looking after ourselves by eating a wholefood diet, staying hydrated and taking care of our skin is all part of keeping the ravages of time at bay, however the creation of Meno Glow has combined potent, therapeutic ingredients to create the ultimate rejuvenation tonic.
It may just be the secret magic potion you need to restore your youthful glow!
Written by Mona Hecke
Mona Hecke is a degree qualified Naturopath, nutrition specialist and health and wellness writer.
With over 20 years in the health industry, beginning with a focus on children and families, and a bestselling book ‘The Lunchbox Revolution’, Mona is now empowering women through education and conversation to take action and embrace change. Gut health, mindfulness, nutrition, hormones, and menopause are the topics that women want and need to know to create their healthy future.
Mona holds certifications in Lifestyle Coaching, Kinesiology, holistic herbal medicine, and nutrition.
A recognised leader in the health industry, Mona’s strong social media presence and passion for influencing change will continue to be a catalyst for health reform for the benefit of every Australian.