What are the 5 Best Supplements for Potential Longevity?

My Top 5 Best Supplements For General Health & Longevity:

5. Resveratrol. Why?  I simply like what resveratrol does for me.  I take between 1,000 -2,000 mg of trans resveratrol (I make sure that it's trans resveratrol and not some cheaper less pure variety) with my morning coffee which gives me a boost of energy. I have been taking resveratrol for approximately 10 years now and have definitely noticed that it has had a positive effect on the aging process.  I am 44 years old, but feel that I look much younger. I also feel healthy for my age, and despite my somewhat caloric diet, I am able to maintain my body weight. What is the best resveratrol supplement?  I like to use any on the market that uses only the Trans isomer of the resveratrol molecule. Looking for a good deal on resveratrol? If you are a first time customer at iHerb (an online health store) you can get $5 off by using this iHerb coupon.

4. Omega 3s:    It's not exactly breaking news that Omega 3s are good for your health. Sadly the American diet doesn't contain nearly enough Omega 3s. I personally notice that when I use a high grade of an Omega-3 supplement (one that contains at least  400 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per capsule) my hair and skin feel so much better. I have done countless trials with supplementing and not supplementing with Omega 3s and each time I go off I suffer ill effects, i.e. dry skin and brittle hair.  What is the best Omega 3 supplement? I like the Natural Factors Brand, which offers a fairly high Omega-3 ratio per fish oil cap. The price of this product may be a little high compared to others; however I believe the price fare considering the high quality of this product.

3.  PQQ: Keeping our mitochondria in tip top shame is essential for overall health. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell where the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain are located. If you remember from biology class, this is the place that generates ATP for cellular energy.  It has been shown that those who are in their 70's have as little as 5% functional mitochondria. That is a reduction by 95%. A relatively new supplement known as PQQ has been shown to promote mitochondriogenesis. This is huge news for those who are in their older years, or for those who want to maintain their mitochondrial health throughout the lifespan. What's the best PQQ? I use Life Extension, however this only due to the limited availability of the product. As time goes on, PQQ is likely to become more widely available.

2. VitaminD   Vitamin D is especially important for those who live in an area where there is not a lot of natural sunshine.  Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a host of illnesses,  such as  high blood pressure, osteoporosis, weak teeth, and even death. While some adults may be Vitamin D sufficient, the majority of adults are not. It makes since, then, that we supplement with Vitamin D.  What is the best vitamin D supplement? I use any Vitamin D-3 soft gel and regulate my intake from 5000 IUs in winter to 2,000 in summer. This is a personalized doe that I have made based on my MDs advice. Before supplementing with vitamin D it may be a good idea to talk with a health professional. 

1.  A good multivitamin:  Finally, one of the most important ways to keep healthy is taking a good multivitamin. The American diet generally doesn't contain all the nutrients that one needs to stay healthy. Our foods are overcooked, over processed, etc. With that being said, we "generally" need to make up for said underpinnings in our diets with a good multivitamin.  I use Alive by Nature's way. I like the whole "whole foods" idea and love that you have the option of taking 2 or 3 pills or up to 6. I like this because I don't need a lot of what is in a full dose multivitamin, so being able to fine-tune my dose is perfect for my particular lifestyle.