AnthroMax
120 capsules
- joint discomfort

Retail Price: $44.00 
$39.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

As you grow older, age-related stiffness and discomfort in the joints becomes a fact of life. Activities once routine become a challenge as limited mobility hampers your every move.

Inflammatory reactions are regulated by a series of "cytokines" produced in the body. Normal aging results in an unfavorable balance of these cytokines that contributes to persistent inflammatory conditions. Studies have shown that a special fraction found in black tea suppresses proinflammatory cytokines at the genomic level. Scientists have found that these com­pounds called theaflavins uniquely downregulate the expression of genes associated with inflammatory cytokines.

ArthroMax® with Theaflavins & AprèsFlex® provides bioactive theaflavin fractions, along with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), which contains sulfur components that are critically important in maintain­ing comfortable joint function. It also contains FruiteX B® OsteoBoron®, a patented form of boron identical to natural plant forms found in food. Considered more bioavail­able than other forms of boron, FruiteX B® OsteoBoron® also supports healthy bones and joints.

AprèsFlex® represents a quantum leap forward in the delivery of boswellia to aging joints. Long prized for its ability to help inhibit inflammatory factors, boswellia is especially effective at inhibiting the 5-LOX (5-lipoxygenase) enzyme.

Excess activity of 5-LOX results in the accumulation of leukotriene B4, a pro-inflammatory compound that affects aging joints. Boswellia has been shown to bind directly to the 5-LOX enzyme, preventing it from facilitating production of pro-inflammatory leukotrienes.

AprèsFlex® boswellia absorbs into the blood 52% better than previously available forms of boswellia, for superior effectiveness.

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Bone Restore
120 capsules
- bones
Retail Price: $22.00

$19.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Throughout life, cells known as osteoblasts construct bone matrix and fill it with calcium. At the same time, osteoclasts work just as busily to tear down and resorb bone. This fine balance is regulated by many factors, including systemic hormones and cytokines. Bone mass reaches its peak by the middle of the third decade of life and plateaus for about ten years, during which time bone turnover is constant, with bone formation approximately equaling bone resorption.

As our bodies age, this fine balance is lost. As the relative hormone levels shift in midlife — more drastically in women than in men — the osteoclasts gain the upper hand and bone mass begins to dwindle. Some bone is already being lost by the time women reach menopause, but the rate of loss can increase up to tenfold during the first five years after menopause.

Bone density loss is not just associated with calcium deficiency, but also with an insufficient intake of a host of other nutrients including magnesium and vitamin D. In order for calcium to help maintain healthy bones, adequate amounts of vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and other nutrients should be available so that calcium and phosphorus can be incorporated into the bone matrix. Additionally, many forms of calcium are not particularly well absorbed.

While loss of bone mineral density is more commonly experienced by women, aging men can also have this issue. Both men and women may experience significant deficits of magnesium if they do not supplement. Bone Restore now contains 300 mg of magnesium. Magnesium is not only needed to maintain strong bones, but it is critical to promoting a healthy vascular system. In fact, magnesium is critical for facilitating hundreds of enzymatic reactions that our bodies require to maintain optimal health.

To overcome the impediments that preclude aging adults from achieving optimal calcium status, Life Extension offers a proprietary comprehensive mineral formula called Bone Restore which has been designed to support healthy bone density and strength. Bone Restore provides 700 milligrams of elemental calcium from three different forms, along with the critically important nutrients magnesium,boron, zinc, silicon, manganese9 and vitamin D needed for healthy bones.

In fact, the boron in this formula, called FruiteX B® OsteoBoron®, is a calcium/carbohydrate/boron complex, similar to what is found in fruits and vegetables and is more bioavailable than boron citrate. Scientific research has established the beneficial effects of boron on the strength of bones and joints.

One reason why aging people experience bone mineral density loss even though they are taking calcium supplements is that they may not be absorbing enough elemental calcium. Bone Restore provides calcium in capsule form to ensure that it breaks down fully in the digestive tract.

Calcium and other minerals are best not taken with fiber, because fiber can interfere with their absorption. There is evidence that calcium from supplements and dairy foods may inhibit iron absorption, although it has been very difficult to distinguish between the effects of calcium on iron absorption versus other inhibitory factors, such as phytate. Although current understanding of this suggests that the inhibition of calcium on absorption of iron is of short duration and the body has adaptive mechanisms.

Calcium supplements are best taken with meals. They should always be taken with a full glass of water, juice, or other liquid to enhance solubility. If calcium-containing formulas are taken only once daily, they may be best taken in the evening.

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Creatine Capsules
120 capsules
- muscles
Retail Price: $10.95

$9.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine primarily in the kidney and liver and transported in the blood to help supply energy to all cells in the body. Creatine is metabolized into phosphocreatine, an important storage form used by the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles. In normal healthy individuals, muscle creatine is replenished at a rate of approximately two grams a day.

Creatine exerts various effects upon entering the muscle. It is these effects that elicit improvements in exercise performance and may be responsible for the improvements of muscle function and energy metabolism seen under certain conditions. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the increased exercise performance seen after creatine intake:

1. Optimizing energy metabolism by maintaining higher levels of the body's energy compound adenosine triphosphate or ATP.

2. Increasing myofibrillar mRNA content and protein synthesis, and reducing amino acid oxidation and protein break-down.

3. Increasing satellite cell and myonuclei number and activity in human skeletal muscle.

4. Preventing tissue damage by stabilizing cellular membranes and maintaining reserves of ATP.

Interestingly, creatine may have the ability to modulate inflammation, at least after exercise. One study found that “creatine supplementation reduced cell damage and eased inflammation after an exhaustive race.”

Clinical trials have demonstrated creatine as having positive effects on strength and body composition and improving muscular performance in older adults, especially when combined with a resistance-training exercise protocol. Fourteen weeks of resistance training, done three days per week, resulted in significant increases in all measurements of strength and functional tasks and muscle fiber area for both the creatine and placebo groups. However, the group getting the creatine resulted in significantly greater increases in fat-free mass, greater increase in isometric knee extension, greater gains in isometric dorsiflexion strength, as well as a significant increase in intramuscular creatine levels.

One particularly interesting study found that the positive effects of creatine on strength and lean tissue in older adults continued after they stopped using creatine; at least for the duration of the study. The scientists concluded that "withdrawal from creatine had no effect on the rate of strength, endurance, and loss of lean tissue mass with twelve weeks of reduced-volume training."

The addition of creatine supplementation to an active lifestyle can provide added benefit to the health of the brain. One study found that creatine was very effective at reducing damage to brain tissue after injury. The researchers found that "…administration of creatine ameliorated the extent of cortical damage by as much as 36% in mice and 50% in rats. Protection seems to be related to creatine-induced maintenance of mitochondrial bioenergetics."

Creatine monohydrate has become popular with athletes, but it may also be beneficial for people who are nutritionally deficient, have conditions associated with low cellular energy, muscle weakness, and those concerned with the muscular integrity of the heart.

Each creatine capsule supplies 500 mg of easily-absorbed creatine monohydrate.

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Extraordinary Enzymes
60 capsules
- digestion
Retail Price: $26.00

$23.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Stay comfortable after meals

Extraordinary Enzymes provides you with protease, cellulase, and lipase — potent enzymes that powerfully support digestion by adapting to a variety of stomach acid pH conditions. It facilitates optimal nutrient absorption and broad relief from digestive discomfort, without promoting after-meal glucose surges. This powerful formula delivers a dynamic mix of 12 different enzymes in all to tackle hard-to-digest foods, including protein, fiber, and fat. Just one capsule before eating supports digestive comfort, even after a large meal.

Benefits at a glance

Promotes healthy digestion and optimal nutrient absorption

Unique formula delivers 12 different digestive enzymes
Protease, lipase, and cellulase enzymes adapt to a variety of pH conditions
Does not promote after-meal blood-glucose surges
Facilitates the breakdown of difficult plant fibers
Digestive enzymes facilitate digestion and nutrient absorption

Your body obtains nutrients by breaking down the food you eat. This process, called digestion, is facilitated by special compounds called digestive enzymes. And since proteins, plant fibers, and fats are all broken down differently, you need a wide spectrum of enzymes for optimal digestion.

Supplementing with digestive enzymes

Human studies suggest that supplementary enzymes may improve digestion and help minimize post-meal glucose surges, as well.1,2 Extraordinary Enzymes is a multi-enzyme formula that facilitates both optimal nutrient absorption and broad relief from digestive discomforts — without promoting after-meal glucose surges.3

12 different enzymes, including protease, cellulase, and lipase

Extraordinary Enzymes provides a powerful blend of 12 total enzymes to help your digestive system readily absorb the nutrients of just about any food and convert it to energy — be it a protein, fiber, or fat. With a potent array of protease, cellulase, and lipase enzymes formulated to adapt to a variety of stomach acid pH conditions and powerfully support digestion, Extraordinary Enzymes may enhance protein content in your body and allow for better fat utilization.4,5

Natural digestive support — without after-meal glucose spikes

Unlike commercial digestive enzyme supplements, amylase is intentionally left out of Extraordinary Enzymes. Why? Because amylase breaks down starches into glucose that is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.6,7

Promotes the breakdown of hard-to-digest plant fibers

Extraordinary Enzymes even facilitates the breakdown of plant fibers that cause people to avoid healthy vegetables because of digestive discomforts. Most people will take one capsule before the two heaviest meals, which provides 400 mg of natural digestive enzymes each day.

Together, the enzymes in Extraordinary Enzymes work by an all-natural, synergistic process to help provide nutritional support for a healthy digestive system. Try it today!

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FernBlock
30 capsules
- radiation

Retail Price: $42.00
$37.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Life Extension offers an oral supplement to help protect against harmful solar radiation. During a decade of clinical trials, FernBlock ® has shown remarkable effectiveness in shielding skin against dangerous ultraviolet exposure. 58-63 Studies have shown that this fern extract has a high affinity for skin tissue and helps protect against ultraviolet damage shown to cause premature skin aging and wrinkling. 64,65

FernBlock ® is a natural extract derived from the fern plant Polypodium leucotomos . Used as a sunburn remedy by native Indians for centuries, this natural fern extract has been formulated by international scientists affiliated with leading institutions.

The highly targeted action of FernBlock ® safely inhibits the absorption of harmful ultraviolet rays and quenches dangerous free radicals. 58,60 FernBlock ® also helps mitigate the consequences of excessive ultraviolet radiation by reducing the number of skin cells that indicate sun-induced injury. 60,61 Additionally, it helps inhibit pro-inflammatory cells that cause redness and itching, 66 blocks protein-destroying skin enzymes that decrease skin elasticity, 67 and preserves the skin’s antioxidant status. 68

This product has been upgraded to contain Red Orange Complex , a standardized extract that is obtained from three red orange varieties— Citrus sinensis var. Moro, Tarocco, and Sanguinello.

The main active phenolic compounds include anthocyanins , flavanones and hydroxycinnamic acids (as well as ascorbic acid), 69 which work together to support the body’s natural photoprotection against ultraviolet radiation. 70,71  They do so by helping to balance the body’s normal inflammation response, 72 free-radical defense mechanism, 73 and healthy apoptotic (cell death) activity. 73

In a controlled human trial, 15 days of oral supplementation with Red Orange Complex was demonstrated to measurably support natural skin defenses against ultraviolet radiation. 71

FernBlock ® is designed to complement topical sunscreens for intense sun exposure. Topical sunscreens are effective if properly and regularly applied, especially for long periods of sun exposure. FernBlock ® supplements topical sunscreens by protecting the entire skin surface and has an obvious advantage since it cannot be removed by perspiring or bathing.

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Super K
90 Softgels
- vascular / bones

Retail Price: $30.00
$26.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

An abundance of human clinical data reveals that vitamin K plays a critical role in maintaining healthy bone density by facilitating the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bone. Vitamin K is also required by calcium-regulating proteins in the arteries. Matrix Gla-protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent protein, and it must be carboxylated to function properly. Poor vitamin K status leads to inactive uncarboxylated MGP (ucMGP), which accumulates at sites of arterial calcification. Since MGP is a potent local inhibitor of arterial calcification, MGP is important in relation to the health of the entire cardiovascular system. Without adequate vitamin K, calcium in the blood can bind to the arterial wall resulting in calcification. As people age, even a subclinical vitamin K deficiency can pose risks to the vascular system. Poor vitamin K status also results in increased circulating levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin that is shown to be associated with increased bone loss in postmenopausal women.

Humans get most of their vitamin K from green vegetables in the form of vitamin K1. The problem is that K1 is tightly bound to plant fiber and only a small fraction absorbs into the bloodstream.

Vitamin K2 (menaquinones) is found in meat, eggs, and dairy products and is also made by bacteria in the human gut, which provides a certain amount of the human vitamin K requirement. Human studies show that vitamin K2 is up to ten times more bioavailable than K1. Vitamin K2 remains biologically active in the body far longer than K1. For instance, K1 is rapidly cleared by the liver within eight hours, whereas measurable levels of K2 (MK-7) have been detected 72 hours after ingestion.

The Rotterdam Heart Study, a large-scale, well-controlled clinical trial that tracked 4,800 participants for seven years, revealed that participants who ingested the greatest quantities of vitamin K2 in their diet experienced a better cardiovascular condition than people who ingested the least. High intakes of vitamin K2 also corresponded to less calcium deposition in the aorta, whereas participants who ingested less K2 were more likely to show moderate or severe calcification. Animal studies suggest vitamin K intake not only blocks the progress of further calcium accumulation, but also induces 37% regression of preformed arterial calcification.

Ideal Forms of Vitamin K2

In recent years, two forms of vitamin K2 have been extensively researched and the findings reveal vastly improved effects compared to K1. The MK-4 form of vitamin K2 is the most rapidly absorbed and is now routinely used in Japan to maintain healthy bone density. MK-4, however, only remains active in the blood for a few hours. The MK-7 form of K2, on the other hand, remains bioavailable to the human body over a sustained 24-hour period24 and to higher levels (seven- to eightfold) during prolonged intake. Both MK-4 and MK-7 have demonstrated remarkable health benefits when studied in human populations.

The Most Complete Vitamin K Formula

Vitamin K1 is the form found in plants and vegetables and should be part of most people’s daily supplement regimen. Even more important is inclusion of the MK-4 and MK-7 forms of vitamin K2.

Based on data substantiating the long-acting effects of MK-7, it is now possible to ingest fewer total micrograms of vitamin K but achieve far higher sustained blood levels of this critical nutrient.

The latest Super K with Advanced K2 Complex formula provides vitamin K1 and the MK-4 and MK-7 forms of vitamin K2 in just one daily softgel. The virtue of this formula is that it provides the precise amount of the long-acting MK-7 form of vitamin K2 that recent human studies have shown provides optimal K2 levels over a 24-hour period. The MK-4 is included to provide the rapid increase in vitamin K blood levels that may account for its beneficial effects in certain studies.

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Super Ubiquinol CoQ10
30 Softgels
- mitochondrial / heart
Retail Price: $54.00

$49.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Life Extension® continues to develop increasingly potent mitochondria-boosting formulations. The new Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with BioPQQ® contains shilajit (which studies have shown doubles CoQ10 levels in the mitochondria) plus the breakthrough compound PQQ (shown to support the spontaneous generation of new mitochondria in aging cells). This represents a three-way strategy for enhanced mitochondrial support.

1. Super Ubiquinol CoQ10

CoQ10 is required to convert the energy from fats and sugars you eat into usable cellular energy. More people are supplementing with CoQ10 than ever before. A key reason is increased awareness that the body’s production of CoQ10 declines significantly with advancing age. Statin drugs also deplete CoQ10 levels in the blood, and possibly, tissues. For example, statin drugs reduce plasma CoQ10 by almost 40%—but the aging process itself reduces CoQ10 levels in the heart muscle wall by 72%.

Studies show that absorption of the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is far greater than the conventional ubiquinone form. In middle-aged mice, ubiquinol was shown to be 40% more effective in slowing measurements of aging, compared to ubiquinone. Life Extension® offers this highly bioavailable ubiquinol form of patented CoQ10 in an advanced delivery system, providing an unparalleled absorption level.

2. Enhanced Support with Shilajit

PrimaVie® shilajit has been shown to double levels of CoQ10 in mitochondria.11 Combining CoQ10 and shilajit produced a 56% increase in energy production in the brain—40% better than CoQ10 alone. And in muscle, there was a 144% increase in energy production—27% better than CoQ10 alone.

Shilajit boosts CoQ10’s beneficial effects by stabilizing CoQ10 in the superior ubiquinol form. Additionally, shilajit facilitates more efficient delivery of CoQ10 into the mitochondria, which results in greater cellular energy production. Shilajit itself is rich in essential compounds that help the mitochondria convert fats and sugars into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body’s main source of energy.

3. PQQ Promotes Growth of New Mitochondria

Until recently, the only options for aging individuals to promote replenishment of the declining numbers of mitochondria in their bodies were long-term calorie restriction or exhaustive physical activity—difficult or impractical for most aging people. Now PQQ offers a viable alternative: PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) promotes spontaneous production of new mitochondria. In fact, PQQ promotes youthful cellular function in three distinct ways:

• Promotes mitochondrial biogenesis. PQQ activates genes that promote the formation of fresh mitochondria. It also beneficially interacts with genes directly involved in mitochondrial health. These same genes support healthy body weight, normal fat and sugar metabolism and youthful cellular proliferation.

• Mitochondrial defense. Mitochondria possess their own DNA, distinct from those contained in the cell nucleus. Unfortunately, compared to nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA are relatively unprotected—and yet situated at the source of both energy and free-radical production. PQQ’s antioxidant potency and favorable gene-expression profile powerfully boost mitochondrial defense.

•Antioxidant power. PQQ is a potent antioxidant. Its extraordinary molecular stability enables it to facilitate thousands of antioxidant reactions in the mitochondria—without breaking down—for maximum antioxidant and bioenergetic support.

PQQ is an essential nutrient, meaning that your body cannot make it on its own. A wealth of research demonstrates that—alone and especially in combination with CoQ10—its unique nutritional profile supports heart health and brain function. This should be no surprise, given how much energy these vital organs need.

Life Extension® has identified a purified, highly potent form of PQQ from Japan that is produced through a unique fermentation process. The result is some of the highest quality PQQ available today.

The optimal dose of PQQ is 20 mg each day. Members taking Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer, Mitochondrial Basics, or PQQ 10 mg caps obtain this optimal PQQ dose when taking the new Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with PQQ.

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Arterial Protect
30 capsules
- vascular
Retail Price: $48.00

$39.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

As one ages, lipids in combination with inflammatory cells, cellular waste products and calcium build up within the walls of the blood vessels to form arterial plaque.

If this plaque becomes unstable, it can rupture, potentially damaging the thin layer of cells along the arteries (endothelium) and may block blood flow.

The extracts in Arterial Protect have been documented to support the body’s ability to control plaque formation. They also promote the body’s natural maintenance of the stability of arterial plaque, helping to avoid ruptures and maintain healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Patented and clinically tested, Arterial Protect is a combination of proprietary Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract and Centellicum® Centella asiatica leaf extract.

Pycnogenol® has been demonstrated in controlled research to improve endothelial function and arterial blood flow.2 It also significantly reduces oxidative stress. Additionally, Pycnogenol® is known to help modulate healthy inflammation and to help inhibit platelet aggregation.3 Centella asiatica has been shown in placebo-controlled studies to result in enhanced stability of arterial plaque.4,5 Centella asiatica modulates production of collagen, which is found in the composition of the cap holding plaque in place.4,5 It also supports free radical defense mechanisms and helps promote healthy inflammation levels.

When human volunteers were supplemented with both Pycnogenol® and Centella asiatica—the two ingredients in Arterial Protect—progression of arterial plaque was substantially reduced, and this was associated with a reduction in oxidative stress.1

For those seeking enhanced arterial protection, take just one vegetarian capsule daily of Arterial Protect to naturally stabilize endothelial plaque and promote healthy blood flow.

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NZ Whey Protein Concentrate
- muscle/immune
Retail Price: $30.00

$27.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

As people age, they become more susceptible to muscle deterioration and a declining immune system.1,2 Fortunately, whey protein can have a positive impact on muscle construction and immunity due to its branched-chain amino acid profile (BCAAs) and naturally occurring lactoferrin and immunoglobins.3-5

Unlike many commercial brands on the market, New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate is uniquely derived from grass-fed, free range cows living healthy lives in New Zealand and not treated with growth hormone (rBST).

Life Extension’s New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate offers the following:

• Naturally high levels of essential branched-chain amino acids • High-quality muscle building protein • Easily mixes into water or milk • Great taste! Available in both natural chocolate and natural vanilla flavors.

Typical Amino Acid Profile

(Approximate g per serving):
Alanine 1.08 g
Arginine 0.56 g
Aspartic Acid 2.26 g
Cysteine 0.58 g
Glutamic Acid 3.72 g
Glycine 0.42 g
Histidine 0.40 g
Isoleucine 1.40 g
Leucine 2.28 g
Lysine 1.88 g
Methionine 0.52 g
Phenylalanine 0.70 g
Proline 1.30 g
Serine 1.08 g
Threonine 1.48 g
Tryptophan 0.42 g
Tyrosine 0.70 g
Valine 1.28 g

This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Individual results are not guaranteed and results may vary.

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Two-Per-Day Capsules
120 capsules
- easy & best!

Retail Price: $22.00

$19.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Huge numbers of Americans take a multivitamin, but the potencies of the individual nutrients are usually so trivial that no health benefit is derived. The ultra-low cost of Two-Per-Day makes it one of the great bargains on the dietary supplement marketplace.

Life Extension's Two-Per-Day Formula contains nicotinamide riboside.

Naturally found in milk, nicotinamide riboside has been shown in studies to support mitochondrial health and promote pathways of longevity.

Two-Per-Day Capsules provide Crominex® 3+, a highly stable and biologically active form of chromium blended with Capros® Amla and PrimaVie® Shilajit.1 When used as part of a healthy diet, chromium plays a vital role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in those within normal range. Two-Per-Day Capsules additionally contain alpha-lipoic acid, the universal antioxidant that helps boost glutathione levels already in normal range.

Life Extension's Two-Per-Day formula contains the form of vitamin D known as cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). It also contains bioactive forms of vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and folate, zinc citrate and natural mixed tocopherols.

Compared to Centrum® (the leading multivitamin) Two-Per-Day Tablets or Capsules provide about:

•50 times more vitamin B1
•12 times more vitamin B12
•25 times more vitamin B6
•10 times more biotin
•10 times more selenium
•8 times more vitamin C
•2 times more vitamin D
•2 times more vitamin E
•2.5 times as much vitamin B3
•3 times as much zinc

Life Extension®’s Two-Per-Day contains 5-methyltetra-hydrofolate (5-MTHF), the active form of folate that is up to 7 times more bioavailable than folic acid. This greater bioavailability is especially important in people with a genetic enzyme deficiency since it requires no conversion to become metabolically active.

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Life ExtensionToothpaste
- no fluoride/natural
Retail Price: $9.50

$8.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Scientific evidence links poor oral health with inflammatory and oxidative stress throughout the body, particularly concerning arterial health6,7 and immune function. Fortunately, studies show that regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a mouthwash help promote good oral health.

Life Extension® Toothpaste is fluoride-free and contains innovative ingredients for effective oral care:

• Coenzyme Q10 — a powerful antioxidant, effective in promoting healthy teeth and gums • Green Tea — an herbal antioxidant containing catechins • Hydrogen Peroxide — cleanses teeth and gums • Aloe Vera — facilitates natural healing • Xylitol — a natural sweetener that won’t decay teeth • Folic Acid — for healthier and more resilient gums • Lactoferrin — supports healthy oral hygiene • Squalane — an antioxidant derived from olives

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Taurine
90 vegetarian capules
- brain/heart

Retail Price: $13.00

$11.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

Taurine, a free amino acid, has been described by scientists as “one of the most essential substances in the body. But as we age, taurine levels decline.

Boosts Brain Cell Regeneration


The benefits of taurine on brain cell growth are especially evident in those with a taurine deficiency, which includes aging individuals.

Promising research has found that taurine can promote new brain cell formation in the area of the brain associated with learning and memory. It does so by activating hibernating stem cells that are capable of growing into several different kinds of cells.

Taurine also enhances neurites, the tiny projections that help brain cells communicate with each other.

Supports Whole-Body Health

Past research has also shown the ability of taurine to maintain and support:

• Cardiovascular health
• Insulin sensitivity
• Modulation of the immune system
• Regulation of the central nervous system
• Liver function
• Eye health
• Hearing function

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Triple Action Thyroid
60 vegetarian capules
- body

Retail Price: $36.00

$32.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

A healthy thyroid gland not only acts as the body’s thermostat, but it’s also one of the major regulators of metabolism, including fat burning for energy.

Life Extension® introduces Triple Action Thyroid, a formulation that combines critical nutrients that have been scientifically demonstrated to support healthy thyroid function.

Optimal thyroid function can help improve energy levels, motivation, metabolism, healthy weight management, and concentration.

Comprehensive Thyroid Support

The new Triple Action Thyroid formula provides:

• Ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb, shown to support natural production of the thyroid hormone T4. In one study, researchers found that 500 mg per day of standardized ashwagandha extract enhanced T4 levels.

• Guggul, an extract of Commiphora mukul, shown in one study to support the activity of the enzyme that converts T4 into the most active thyroid hormone, T3.

• Korean Ginseng, found in one study to reduce levels of the inactive, thyroid hormone-inhibiting reverse T3 (rT3) and support healthy T3 and T4 levels.

The following additional nutrients are included in Triple Action Thyroid to further enhance benefits:

• Iodine and tyrosine, which are required for thyroid hormone production

• Vitamin B12, a sufficient level of which is needed for healthy thyroid activity

• Vitamin A, an important nutrient for supporting healthy serum T3 (active) levels

The suggested dose of Triple Action Thyroid is one capsule twice daily. If blood testing for thyroid function reveals less than optimal hormone levels, consult your physician for further evaluation.

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D-Ribose Powder
- energy/ATP
Retail Price: $27.50

$24.95

Write-up by: Life Extension

The primary source of energy for all cellular processes is a molecule known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Healthy, active cells constantly replenish their supply of ATP to produce vital cellular energy. However, under conditions of stress, injury, or aging, critical body tissues such as heart and skeletal muscles cannot produce ATP quickly enough to perform optimally.

D-ribose, a carbohydrate molecule found in every living organism, facilitates the production of ATP.

In studies of healthy athletes, supplying fatigued muscle cells with D-ribose quickly restored ATP levels to normal. By helping to rapidly refill depleted energy stores, D-ribose may be especially beneficial for heart health.

D-Ribose Tablets and D-Ribose Powder can help speed energy recovery, increase energy reserves and maintain healthy energy levels in heart and muscle tissue.


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Super Carnosine
90 vegetarian capsules
- muscle/cells

Retail Price: $66.00

$49.94

Write-up by: Life Extension

Carnosine is a multifunctional dipeptide made up of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine. It is found both in food and in the human body. Long-lived cells such as nerve cells (neurons) and muscle cells (myocytes) contain high levels of carnosine. Muscle levels of carnosine correlate with the maximum life spans of animals. Carnosine has a number of antioxidant properties and has been shown to be an anti-glycating agent.

This nutrient has the ability to suppress formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and inhibit the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), a culprit in oxidative stress that can lead to age-related conditions. Carnosine levels decline with age. Muscle levels decline 63% from age 10 to age 70, which may account for the normal age-related decline in muscle mass and function.

Since carnosine acts as a pH buffer, it can keep on protecting muscle cell membranes from oxidation under the acidic conditions of muscular exertion. Carnosine enables the heart muscle to contract more efficiently through enhancement of calcium response in heart myocytes.

Aging causes damage to the body’s proteins. One underlying mechanism behind this damage is glycation. Glycation involves the non-enzyme controlled cross-linking of proteins or lipids and sugars to form non-functioning structures in the body. The process of glycation can be superficially seen as wrinkled skin. Glycation is also an underlying cause of age-related neurologic, vascular, and eye problems Carnosine is a unique dipeptide that can interfere with the glycation process.

Benfotiamine, a derivative of thiamine (vitamin B1), provides additional protection against glycation reactions. Even people with normal glucose levels encounter damaging sugar reactions over a lifetime. Benfotiamine protects against glucose-induced cell damage via several mechanisms.

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