What Supplements Do You Recommend for Longevity and Wellness?
For detailed information, see Chapter 7 of Smart, Strong and Healthy at 100?
The Top 6 in Alphabetical Order
50-200mg per day. Your body’s master antioxidant
2 capsules twice per day. Perhaps the most effective nutritional supplement for normal inflammation support
Multivitamin and Mineral
We recommend Life Extension Mix by Life Extension
Omega-3 Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil
1400 mg EPA/1000 mg DHA per day. A diet that includes plenty of fish and avoids excessive omega-6 oils could reduce recommended dose.
2 capsules per day after age 40
5,000 to 8,000 IU per day. Getting lots of sunlight exposure on unprotected skin (while avoiding sunburn), may reduce or replace your need to supplement.
The Rest of the Best
Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK7)
100 mcg of K1 and 90 mcg of K2 (MK7) per day.
400-800 mg per day
60-100 mg per day after age 40. Supports total health maintenance including protection against diabetes
CoQ10 (ubiquinol form)
100-300 per day after age 40. Helps support heart health and cellular energy
20mg per day. Mitochondrial biogenesis and support
Kyolic garlic extract
600-1200mg per day with lecithin for good absorption
3-12mg per day.A powerful antioxidant
20 mg per day after age 40. Supports healthy vision
400-1200mg per day. Immune system support with reports of protecting against cancer
15-50mg per day. Important hormone for middle-age and elderly men and women
Digestive system function weakens as you age
Digestive system support. Up to 70% of your immune system is reported to be in your gut.
50-100mg per day. Powerful antioxidants found in plant pigments that are linked with protection from cancer, heart disease, dementia, diabetes, stroke and more.
Mixed Tocopherol form of Vitamin E
200-400 IU per day
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.