Medical science has come a long way over the years. One of the newest studies is in the field of aging research. The common diseases that we treat as medical professionals such as, cancer, heart disease and stroke have historically been treated individually with medical specialty’s various modalities. We live in an exciting time. New research in the field of aging perhaps more aptly called anti-aging seeks to attack what some would argue is the root cause of these disorders- aging itself. We’ve all experienced the daily grind and the fatigue that comes at the end of a long day. The feeling of an empty tank, running on fumes, and wanting to do more if only you could. What if you had more energy to conquer your day and still have fuel left in the tank. What would you do with more?
At InVigorate we are excited about this research and believe that through optimum health and nutrition you can age gracefully, however, we believe you can have more. With better living through science and appropriate supplementation of key molecules found in clinical trials to increase lifespan, you can potentially slow this aging process, improve energy levels and performance. What if you could not only increase your life span, but also your health span? The studies are in and it looks more and more like you can. We offer a wide variety of anti-aging nutraceuticals discussed further below to help you live your best life.
NAD and SIRTUINS
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) plays a crucial role in the body. It is required for over 500 enzymatic reactions and is important for the regulation of almost all major biological processes. Above all, it may allow us to lead healthier and longer lives. With natural aging, disease or chronic inflammation NAD+ levels drop. The hope is that by supplementation we can increase NAD+, and make muscles, organs and tissues perform closer to younger versions of themselves.
Precursors of NAD, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) and Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), are recently discovered forms of vitamin B3 that can increase levels of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+).
By modulating NAD+-sensing enzymes, NAD+ controls hundreds of key processes from energy metabolism to cell survival, rising and falling depending on food intake, exercise, and the time of day. NAD+ levels steadily decline with age, resulting in altered metabolism and increased disease susceptibility. Restoration of NAD+ levels in old or diseased animals can promote health and extend lifespan, prompting a search for safe and efficacious NAD-boosting molecules that hold the promise of increasing the body's resilience, not just to one disease, but to many, thereby extending healthy human lifespan.
Scientists have known about NAD for decades. Much of the recently renewed interest in NAD can be attributed to the sirtuins, proteins found to control aging originally in yeast. Sirtuins are stimulated by NAD and have been shown to play a major role in almost all cellular functions. At the physiological level, sirtuins impact inflammation, cell growth, circadian rhythm, energy metabolism, neuronal function, and stress resistance. One of the biggest factors in the aging mechanism is DNA damage. These proteins essentially protect organisms from deterioration and disease. In yeast with added sirtuins life expectancy is increased 5-20%, a finding similarly reproduced in rodent studies and currently undergoing human trials. Resveratrol is a molecule that activates sirtuins and promotes DNA repair.
Peptide therapy is also on the cutting edge of life extension.
Telomeres are the protective "caps" on our DNA. Our cells replenish by copying themselves. This happens constantly throughout our lives. Telomeres get shorter each time a cell copies itself, but the important DNA stays intact.
Eventually, telomeres get too short to do their job, causing our cells to age and stop functioning properly. They act as the aging clock in every cell. Epitalon, has been found in animal and human studies to lengthen telomeres. Call us for an appointment at 412-248-7777.