Mushrooms have been used medicinally around the world for centuries.
They contain compounds called beta glucans that are responsible for many of their health benefits, including antiviral and immune-boosting effects.1-4
Studies of mushroom extracts and isolated beta glucans show that these nutrients can help bolster immune defenses against infectious diseases.
What Are Beta glucans?
Beta glucans are a group of polysaccharides naturally occurring in cell walls of seaweed, whole grains, fungi, and mushrooms.
Mushrooms, yeast, and other fungi are particularly rich in beta..
Fat is one of 3 macronutrients needed in the human diet. Our bodies use fat for fuel and energy storage. Fat is also part of our cell membrane structure. Of course, some types of fat are better than others.
When it comes to good fats, there’s one type that stands above the rest: Omega-3 fatty acids. The body doesn’t make its own Omega-3s, so it’s important to get them from food.
Why so key? Research shows that Omega-3s can reduce the chance of heart attack or dying from heart disease. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic ..
B vitamins are often thought of as energy vitamins.
People tend to look for them in drinks and nutrient bars for a mental or physical energy boost.
Few realize the crucial roles that B vitamins play in the body.
Research has shown that B vitamins are necessary for:1
DNA/RNA synthesis and repair,
Proper immune function,
Neurotransmitter synthesis, and
Healthy DNA methylation.
Adults with a low B-vitamin status are at increased risk for developing age-related disorders, particularly cognitive and cardiovascular disease.1
Vitamin B1 and the Brain
The first B vi..
Scientists are finding that compounds found in green tea can bolster and protect brain health.1-4
One meta-analysis found that the rate of cognitive disorders was 35% lower in people who regularly drank tea.5
Parkinson’s disease risk was reduced by 26% for every two cups per day of tea consumed in another study.6
The healthful compounds found in green tea work in several different ways to boost brain function and guard against cognitive decline.
For those who do not consume enough gre..
Common colds are the most common human infection. The flu is less common but far more severe.
Here’s the good news: In the early stages of a cold or flu, it is still possible to change the course of the illness.
The immune-supporting nutrients bolster your body’s defenses, helping to reduce both the severity and duration of the illness.
In human studies:
Zinc lozenges reduce the duration of colds by up to 44% and the severity of symptoms by as much as 50% when initiated soon after symptoms first appear,2
Elderberry extract resolves upper respiratory symptoms up to ..
Life Extension® receives many inquiries about stem cell infusion therapies offered in the United States and other countries.
Our current view from small human trials is that there may be a benefit to infusions of exosomes that are naturally secreted from healthy stem cells.
Stem cell exosomes have regenerative properties that help restore functional cells needed to maintain tissue and organ viability.
Overlooked when considering exosome treatments is the ability to rejuvenate existing stem cell pools u..
Cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death: a heart attack occurs every 5 seconds, a stroke every 6 seconds, 17 million people die each year from heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, half of deaths and disability cases resulting from a heart attack or stroke could be prevented by acting on cholesterol levels.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a specific form of lipid or fat, partly made by the liver (endogenous), and partly provided by the diet (exogenous). It is essential to the body as it is a major component of cell membranes to ensure thei..
Recent studies have expanded our understanding of vitamin K.
We've long known it to be essential for bone density along with heart health.1-3
One study found that people aged 55 and older with the highest intake of vitamin K had a 57% lower rate of death from coronary heart disease over 10 years—and a 26% lower rate of death from any cause.4
A 2017 study showed that people with the highest intake of vitamin K had a 22% lower rate of bone fractures.5
An enzyme called AMPK is one of the body’s most powerful anti-aging tools.
AMPK promotes regenerative pathways and acts in every cell to restore youthful function.1
Over time, AMPK activity declines. The result is accelerated aging.
AMPK activation in animal models contributes to longer, healthier lifespans.1-3
Two low-cost nutrients have demonstrated potent AMPK-activating effects.
By taking steps to activate AMPK, it becomes possible to enhance youthful functionality throughout our body.
AMPK: A “Youth Switch”
Note: AMPK is the
acronym for: adenosi..
Nootropics are compounds that enhance cognition and facilitate learning.
They differ from nutrients that protect against brain aging.
Nootropics are for people seeking to improve brain processing speed and mental alertness.
Nutrients with nootropic properties have become popular for people of all ages to improve thinking speed and accuracy.
Nootropics Tune Up Your Mind
Nootropics are a different type of brain and cognition supplement. Their goal is to boost cognitive performance now.
Nootropics are meant to improve and recall recent and old memories.
Nootropic compounds bo..