Life Extension Magazine

February 2011

On The Cover

Our Aging Mitochondria

Over 350 studies published last year alone underscore what Life Extension® has emphasized for nearly four decades: age-related mitochondrial dysfunction plays a central role in virtually all killer diseases of aging. Specific nutrients Life Extension® members take, like CoQ10, lipoic acid, and carnitine, promote the health and function of existing mitochondria. Just as critical is the need for every aging person to generate more mitochondria in order to protect against degenerative decline. In a historic scientific breakthrough, a natural coenzyme called PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) has been shown to trigger the formation of new mitochondria in aging cells!

Reports

Unique Plant Lipids for Skin Rejuvenation and Hydration

Molecules called ceramides are essential to preserving young-looking skin. It’s the reason why cosmetic companies invest millions to perfect topical ceramide formulas. New research reveals the power of oral ceramides to combat a range of age-related diseases. Find out how they can improve your cholesterol levels, enhance glucose control—even combat colon cancer.

Broad-Spectrum Disease Defense with Novel Berry Extract

Experimental models show that bolstering free radical defense nearly doubles life span in some species. Compounds found in dark-colored berries rank among the most powerful of free radical fighters in humans. Scientific interest has increasingly focused on C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside), a berry extract that can enhance night vision and fight cancer, heart disease, and metabolic disorders.


Generate Fresh Mitochondria with PQQ

Researchers have found 50% more mitochondrial damage in the brain cells of humans over 70 compared to middle-aged individuals. The exciting news is that the coenzyme PQQ may combat this and other debilitating effects of age-related mitochondrial decline through mitochondrial biogenesis: the spontaneous growth of new mitochondria.


Take Control of Your Blood Sugar Levels With Targeted Nutrient Compounds

Scientists have known for more than 50 years that chromium insufficiency directly contributes to high blood sugar. Life Extension® members now know that even slightly elevated glucose infl icts lethal,systemic damage. The good news is a cutting-edge chromium complex has been identifi ed that works in synergy with a set of proprietary nutrients to slash your blood sugar levels.


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In The News

Cinnamon extracts lower diabetes and cardiac risk factors; curcumin prevents liver damage; and more.


Judy Collins: Living an Athlete’s Lifestyle

Over four decades after winning her first Grammy Award, Judy Collins remains as vibrant, prolific, and energized as ever. The legendary singer-songwriter discusses some of the secrets to her vitality.

Journal Abstracts