Extending life and health is a core concern of supplements. Here’s a handful that seek longevity (if not immortality, alas).

Todd Runestad, Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor

October 16, 2018

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Ponce de Leon searched for the elusive Fountain of Youth 500 years ago. 5,000 years ago Chinese emperors and dynasties also sought immortality. And why not? Life is so, so good: can’t we just keep it going? The answer, alas, is no. At least not yet. But if we can’t extend our lifespan, we can at least expand our healthspan—extend the number of years where we feel all full of piss and vinegar. This emerging supplements category is going after the healthy aging set, and there are some interesting entrants. Check out five that caught our attention.  

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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