April 27, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro
As I mentioned in Getting In Shape After The Age Of 50, there are certain nutraceuticals, such as coenzyme Q10, carnitine, resveratrol, and turmeric, that seem to elicit anti-aging effects. Well, I’ve been working on a special formulation that combines specific ratios of these ingredients in a pill. Let’s take a closer look at my new Vitality Formula.
Coenzyme Q10 protects tissues such as the heart and other organs from free radical damage, produces vital energy in cells, and supports proper cardiovascular and immune system functions. It inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and helps preserve vitamin E. It is indicated for angina, hypertension, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, diabetes, myocardial infarction, cancer, periodontal disease, muscular dystrophy, fatigue, male infertility, HIV support, Alzheimer’s disease, syndrome X, obesity, and athletic performance. Some cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) deplete levels of coenzyme Q10, so people with high cholesterol who take these medications should also consider taking coenzyme Q10 supplements. Coenzyme Q10 has shown to prevent heart damage and other side effects caused by certain types of cancer chemotherapy.
Carnitine supports cellular energy production by transporting long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are burned for energy. Carnitine also facilitates the transport of intermediate toxic compounds out of the mitochondria preventing their accumulation. Carnitine is found in the highest amounts in the body where fatty acids are the main fuel, such as cardiac and skeletal muscle. The main indications for carnitine supplementation include cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, post-exercise recovery, male infertility, and weight loss. It may also be useful in angina, congestive heart failure, and intermittent claudication (limping), improving mental and physical energy in the elderly, male sexual function, and chemotherapy-induced fatigue. L-carnitine tartrate taken prior to high-intensity exercise has shown to be effective in assisting muscle recovery and reducing muscle soreness following exercise.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol naturally found in the skin of red grapes, certain berries, and other plants. Resveratrol supports healthy cardiovascular function through various mechanisms and has shown promising effects on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. Resveratrol is known for its anti-aging effects, as well as for its ability to support a healthy inflammatory response. It is used in cancer care.
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory, liver protector, antibacterial and antifungal agent, and is important for wound healing. Orally, turmeric is used for dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain, hemorrhage, diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal bloating, jaundice, hepatitis, liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, and colds. Studies show that turmeric seems to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells.
Bioperine is a standardized black pepper extract that has been shown to significantly enhance the bioavailability of various nutrients (such as coenzyme Q10 and curcumin, a substance in turmeric) through increased absorption. This is due to Bioperine’s interaction with the surface of the intestinal tract. Bioperine is non-irritating to the gastrointestinal tract. It is standardized to contain 95% piperine.
|Catanzaro Supplements Vitality Formula (90 vcaps)|
|Per 3 capsules:|
|Turmeric 95%||500mg||Coenzyme Q10||120mg|
|Carnitine Tartrate||250mg||Bioperine 95%||5mg|
|Suggested Use: Take 3 capsules daily or as directed.|
There’s no reason why you can’t turn back the years if you follow a healthy lifestyle that involves sufficient rest, proper eating habits, regular exercise, and some key dietary supplements.