The pinkish-orange carotenoid astaxanthin – one of the hottest ingredients in dietary supplements – may enhance endurance and slow fatigue by boosting mitochondria antioxidant defenses, says a new study from Brazil.
Daily supplements of curcumin – the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow color – may support healthy aging, with two new studies indicating benefits for arterial aging and cognition.
A combination of two common dietary supplements, L-carnitine and
alpha-lipoic acid, could reduce oxidative stress associated with
ageing and boost energy production, says new research - adding to
Mice genetically engineered to produce the human antioxidant enzyme
catalase lived about 20 per cent longer than normal mice, reported
US scientists last week, providing further evidence for the theory
that antioxidants can slow ageing.
What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases?
What changes occur in the human body when it ages? A European
funded study, co-ordinated by the UK Institute of Food Research in
Norwich, is currently trying to tackle...