The recipe, of course, is healthy whole foods and enough exercise. HOWEVER, a few specific supplements can help a lot! Following are a few age-related maladies that can be greatly lessened.by taking whole-food supplements:LACK OF ENERGY: L-Carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid – this combination may increase the efficiency of mitochondria (energy producers) in cells. Rhodiola – this herb helps the body resist a variey of stressors and increase energy.JOINT WEAR: Glucosamine and Chondroitin – Research suggests that these natural chemicals found in joint fluid and cartilage ease arthritis pain, improve joint mobility, and slow joint damage. SAMe – SAMe may help deliver collagen-synthesizing sulfur to cartilage, which will strengthen joints.DEMENTIA: Turmeric. This yellow curry spice could play a role in preventing formation of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which may be why India has low dementia rates. Fish Oil: Omega-3’s in fish oil may prevent unhealthy fats from interrupting the creation of brain nerve cells. This was found in a recent new study.HEART DISEASE: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): This powerful antioxidant helps maintain healthy blood vessels, support optimal functioning of the heart muscle, and prevent LDL cholesterol from accumulating on artery walls. Magnesium: Manesium helps regulate blood pressure and is linked to decreased risk of death from heart disease. WEAK BONES: Vitamin D and Calcium. If you don’t get enough calcium from food, take calcium citrate with meals.We have all of the above needed supplements at our office. Check it out when you visit.