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These 22 Geroprotectors Are the Best Anti-Aging Supplements

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22 Best Anti-Aging Supplements

Geroprotectors are substances that slow aging and extend healthy life. They include various foods, supplements, and drugs. Unfortunately none comes close to realizing the age-old aspiration of ending aging altogether (yet), but some can make a real difference. I’ve used several geroprotectors for years. And I’m exploring ways to incorporate others into my diet, if they’re applicable to my personal situation and meet a few general criteria.

First, I look for geroprotectors supported by multiple studies in humans – not just anecdotal evidence, one study, or studies in non-human animals. Although I have nothing against the health benefits of placebo, I prefer knowing that something more than only placebo is at work.

Second, I look for the highest ratios of efficacy to expense. Given innumerable options and a limited budget, I want to do more than just empty my wallet.

And third, I look for substances that are legal and generally safe. If it'll put me in a hospital or a prison, it’s not worth it.

Based on those criteria, I’ve compiled a list of top tier natural geroprotectors. These are, to the best of my knowledge, the most well-researched and effective geroprotectors available in the United States without a prescription. I’ve excluded from this list any geroprotectors that are primarily nootropic geroprotectors, which you can find in my list of top tier nootropics. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not medical advice. Please consult a physician before and during use of these and other geroprotectors.

1) Berberine

Barberry

Berberine is a compound of extracts from herbs such as barberry. Supplementation may provide a strong decrease to blood glucose, and a notable decrease to total cholesterol, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Berberine may also provide a subtle increase to HDL-C; and a subtle decrease to insulin, LDL-C, and triglycerides. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Berberine article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

2) Blueberry

Blueberry

Blueberry is the fruit of a perennial flowering plant native to North America. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to DNA damage, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

See the Blueberry article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

3) Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)

Frankincense

Boswellia Serrata is a plant native to India and Pakistan. Supplementation may provide notable support for long-term joint function, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

See the Boswellia Serrata article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

4) Cocoa

Cocoa

Cocoa comes from the seeds of evergreen trees native to tropical regions of Central and South America. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to blood flow, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Cocoa may also provide a subtle increase to insulin sensitivity, and photoprotection; and a subtle decrease to general oxidation, platelet aggregation, and LDL-C. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Cocoa Extract article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

5) Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is a molecule found in the mitochondria of humans and other organisms. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to lipid peroxidation, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 may also provide a subtle increase to blood flow, endothelial function, and exercise capacity; and a subtle decrease to blood pressure, exercise-induced oxidation, and general oxidation. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Coenzyme Q10 article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

6) Creatine

Creatine

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates. Supplementation may provide a strong increase to power output and a notable increase to hydration, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Creatine may also provide a subtle increase to anaerobic running capacity, lean mass, bone mineral density, muscular endurance, testosterone, VO2 max, and glycogen resynthesis; and a subtle decrease to blood glucose, lipid peroxidation, and muscle damage. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Creatine article at Examine.com for more studies and details. Creatine is also in my list of top tier nootropics.

7) Curcumin

Turmeric

Curcumin is the bioactive in Turmeric, which is a perennial plant native to Southern Asia. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to antioxidant enzyme profile and a notable decrease to inflammation and pain, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Curcumin may also provide a subtle increase to HDL-C, and functionality in the elderly or injured; a subtle decrease to blood pressure, general oxidation, lipid peroxidation, and triglycerides; and subtle support for long-term joint function. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Curcumin article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

8) DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA

DHEA is a natural hormone in humans and other animals. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to estrogen or testosterone (depending on the need of the body), according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

See the Dehydroepiandrosterone article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

9) Fish Oil

Fish

Fish Oil, as the name suggests, is an oil that accumulates in the tissues of some fish species. Supplementation may provide a strong decrease to triglycerides, thereby supporting a healthy cardiovascular system, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Fish Oil may also provide a subtle increase HDL-C, endothelial function, and photoprotection; and a subtle decrease to blood pressure, inflammation, natural killer cell activity, platelet aggregation, and LDL-C. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Fish Oil article at Examine.com for more studies and details. Fish Oil is also in my list of top tier nootropics.

10) Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is a bulbous plant native to Central Asia. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to HDL-C and a notable decrease to LDL-C, total cholesterol, and blood pressure, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Garlic may also provide a subtle decrease to triglycerides and a strong decrease to rate of sickness. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Garlic article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

11) Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut is a deciduous flowering tree native to South East Europe. Supplementation may provide notable support to long-term circulatory function, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Horse Chestnut may also provide a subtle decrease to pain. Evidence for this effect may not be as reliable. See the Horse Chestnut article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

12) Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral found in food like nuts, cereals, and vegetables. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to blood pressure (only in cases of high blood pressure), according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Magnesium may also provide a subtle increase to insulin sensitivity, aerobic exercise, and muscle oxygenation; and a subtle decrease to blood glucose, and insulin. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Magnesium article at Examine.com for more studies and details. also check out my article on Magnesium Glycinate supplementation. Magnesium is an ingredient in Thrivous Serenity.

13) Nitrate

Beetroot

Nitrate is a molecule produced in the body in small amounts and available in vegetables like beetroot. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to blood pressure, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Nitrate may also provide a notable increase to anaerobic running capacity; and a notable decrease to oxygenation cost of exercise. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Nitrate article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

14) Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf comes from an evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean, Africa, and Asia. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to blood pressure and oxidation of LDL, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Olive Leaf may also provide a subtle increase to HDL-C; and a subtle decrease to LDL-C, total cholesterol, cell adhesion factors, and DNA damage. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Olive Leaf Extract article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

15) Pycnogenol (Pine Bark)

Maritime Pine

Pycnogenol is an extract from bark of the maritime pine, native to the Mediterranean. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to blood flow, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Pycnogenol may also provide a subtle decrease to leg swelling; and subtle support for long-term joint function. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Pycnogenol article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

16) Salacia Reticulata

Salacia Reticulata

["Kothala Himbutu" by Satheesan.vn under CC BY-SA 3.0 / cropped]

Salacia Reticulata is a plant native to the forests of Sri Lanka. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to blood glucose and insulin, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

See the Salacia Reticulata article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

17) SAMe (S-Adenosyl Methionine)

SAMe

SAMe is a naturally-occurring compound found in most tissues and fluids of the human body. Supplementation may provide notable support for long-term joint function, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with SAMe may also provide a subtle increase to functionality in elderly or injured; and a notable decrease to pain. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the S-Adenosyl Methionine article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

18) Spirulina

Spirulina

["Spirulina" by Lara Torvi under CC BY 2.0 / cropped]

Spirulina is a blue-green algae. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to lipid peroxidation and triglycerides, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Spirulina may also provide a strong decrease to allergies, nasal congestion, and liver fat; a notable increase to power output; a notable decrease to blood pressure and general oxidation; a subtle increase to HDL-C and muscular endurance; and a subtle decrease to LDL-C and total cholesterol. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Spirulina article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

19) TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid)

TUDCA

TUDCA is a bile acid found naturally in trace amounts in humans and in large amounts in other animals like bears. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to liver enzymes, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with TUDCA may also provide a notable increase to insulin sensitivity. Evidence for this effect may not be as reliable. See the Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

20) Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Niacin

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, is an essential dietary vitamin found in foods like liver, chicken, beef, fish, peanuts, cereals, and legumes. Supplementation may provide a strong increase to HDL-C and a notable decrease to LDL-C and triglycerides, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Vitamin B3 may also provide a subtle increase to blood glucose and insulin; and a subtle decrease to insulin sensitivity and vLDL-C. Evidence for some of these effects may not be as reliable. See the Vitamin B3 article at Examine.com for more studies and details. Also check out my article on Vitamin B supplementation.

21) Vitamin D

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is an essential dietary vitamin naturally synthesized in the skin from sun exposure. Supplementation may provide a notable decrease to risk of falls, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Vitamin D may also provide a notable increase to functionality in elderly or injured; and a subtle decrease to blood pressure, bone fracture risk, and fat mass. Evidence for some of these effects may not be as reliable. See the Vitamin D article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

22) Vitamin K

Vitamin K1

Vitamin K is an essential dietary vitamin found in foods like leafy green vegetables and some fruits. Supplementation may provide a notable increase to bone mineral density, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in humans:

Supplementation with Vitamin K may also provide a notable decrease to bone fracture risk. Evidence for this effect may not be as reliable. See the Vitamin K article at Examine.com for more studies and details.

Thrivous

Because it can be unnecessarily tedious and expensive to find, buy, measure, and swallow these geroprotectors separately, Thrivous is combining some of them into convenient and inexpensive products with effective dosages based on the results of the studies shared above. If you'd like to know when these products become available, please sign up for our newsletter.



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