1) Coq10 – Is a powerful antioxidant that helps to boost energy, improve heart health and support cellular function. Especially important for those beyond age 40 (as CoQ10 declines with age) and those taking cholesterol lowering drugs – “Statin” drugs (as they lower Coq10 levels). Look for the Ubiquinol form of Coq10 as it’s the most useable form in the body and aim for 200-400mg per day. You can also increase your intake of grass-fed red meat, organ meat, broccoli and spinach.
2) Magnesium – Is a key mineral found in the blood, bones, tissues and organs. It is essential for heart, brain, digestive, circulatory, muscle function and is involved in over 400 enzyme reactions in the body. Magnesium helps reduce constipation, lower blood pressure, improve muscle function, lessen cramping and enhance relaxation and sleep. Soil mineral depletion and difficulty getting magnesium in most diets, have resulted in studies showing as high as 80% of people being deficient in this key mineral. Here are some foods to eat besides supplementing it, leafy greens, spinach, black beans, and pumpkin seeds.
3) Tumeric – Is a powerhouse anti-inflammatory that has many health benefits. As the research progresses, inflammation is becoming more and more of an underlying issue connected to numerous health issues. Turmeric helps to reduce pain, boost mood, improve cognition, sharpen focus, lessen fatigue, and protect against cancer. Aim for 400-600mg of turmeric extract per day.
4) Glutathione – Is a super detoxifier that protects the body against toxins of all sorts. It is made in the liver, and is known as a key for anti-aging because it is linked to every major aging process in the body. After age 20, your glutathione production starts dropping 10% per decade and worse if you have any liver issues or extra strain on the liver. Aim for 100-300mg of S-Acetyl Glutathione per day and increase your intake of onions, garlic, asparagus, avocado, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, parsley, cinnamon, curcumin, watercress, and sprouts.