Life Extension Magazine

May 2013

On The Cover

Why Some People Live So Long

Today’s over-regulated healthcare system has grown so expensive that the average person cannot afford it. Nor can businesses or governments. A new law is supposed to provide virtually every American with medical coverage. But no one knows where the physicians will come from to treat 30 million newly insured individuals. Find out about the looming physician shortage, how to reverse this deadly trend, and what you can do to reduce your odds of becoming a victim.

Reports

Achieve Balanced Immune Function

For optimal health, your immune system needs to be balanced. Researchers have discovered a novel extract that modulates immune function as needed. In one study, 54% of participants using this natural botan­ical experienced relief of over-active immune attack in just 15 days compared to only 10% in the placebo group.

A Better Form Of Vitamin C

Every tissue and cell in our body requires vitamin C for growth and repair.  But because vitamin C can’t be stored in the body, it’s difficult to maintain optimal levels. Fortunately, scientists have uncovered unique botanical extracts that increase the rate at which your body absorbs and retains vitamin C allowing you to reach peak concentration faster and maintain it longer.

Tryptophan Improves Brain Chemistry

With advancing age, chronic inflammation interferes with the production and release of serotonin, resulting in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, irritability, and reduced motivation. Serotonin levels increase in response to  the amino acid tryptophan.  Proper use of tryptophan can reverse the behavioral symptoms of age, while improving mood, sleep quality, and exercise motivation.

Conference Report

At the American Anti-Aging Symposium held in Dubai, an international group of physicians reported on recent life-changing findings in the areas of bio-identical hormone replacement, weight loss, understanding cancer mechanisms, and reducing heart
disease.

Departments

As We See It

As Medicare descends into insolvency, the government is assembling “task forces” to disseminate misleading propaganda that will cause the premature deaths of tens of millions of Americans. Life Extension® exposes this lethal government charade. Also learn safe ways to lower elevated PSA blood levels.

Wellness Profile

Mathematician, astrophysicist, and aeronautical engineer, David Ross has run 36 marathons in seven years. At age 63, he attributes his continuing good health, joy in life, and strong sense of adventure to his 23-year membership in Life
Extension® and his supplement regime.

In The News

Omega-3s reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration; metformin associated with reduced cancer risk; tea polyphenols have positive effects on stomach ailments; and more.

Author Interview

The prevalence of type II diabetes has tripled in America since the 1980s. In this exclusive interview, Dr. Mark Hyman discusses how to avoid the risks of diabesity through optimal nutrition, balanced hormones, reduced inflammation, quality supplementation, and stress reduction.

Journal Abstracts