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The Life Extension Foundation is a nonprofit organization, whose long-range goal is the radical extension of the healthy human lifespan. In seeking to control aging, its objective is to develop methods to enable us to live in health, youth and vigor for unlimited periods of time.

The Life Extension Foundation founders have been involved in antiaging research since the 1960s. When seeking methods to slow aging and prevent disease, The Foundation often uncovers potential therapies to treat the degenerative diseases of aging such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, cancer, stroke, macular degeneration, and many more.

5-Loxin - To Suppress Inflammation

The typical American diet is loaded with foods that contain arachidonic acid (like egg yolk, red meat, poultry, and dairy products) or stimulate the production of excess arachidonic acid in the body (foods rich in high-glycemic carbohydrates, saturated fats, and omega-6 fatty acids).

Scientific studies show that, along with normal aging, excess arachidonic acid ignites a biochemical cascade that increases levels of the 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) enzyme, which can induce undesirable effects in cells throughout the body. This cascade culminates in the excess accumulation of leukotriene B4, a proinflammatory compound that attacks the joints, the arterial wall, and other tissues.

In India, extracts from the Boswellia plant have been used for centuries as anti-inflammatory agents. Recent human studies have confirmed that a specific Boswellia extract known as AKBA selectively inhibits 5-LOX. Unlike other boswellic acids that only partially inhibit 5-LOX, AKBA binds directly to 5-LOX, effectively suppressing its pro-inflammatory activity.

Benfotiamine With Thiamine - To Control Excess Blood Sugar

One of the most deleterious effects of "normal" aging is rising glucose (blood sugar) levels. Excess glucose floods cells throughout the body, overwhelming their metabolic machinery and increasing the mitochondrial production of free radicals. Failure to control this excess sugar can lead to numerous health issues.

Benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 (thiamine), supports healthy blood sugar metabolism and acts through several mechanisms to block the biochemical pathways by which high blood sugar wreaks havoc throughout the body.

For example, the enzyme transketolase is critical to blood sugar metabolism. Like many enzymes, transketolase requires a cofactor. In this case, it needs assistance from thiamine. Unfortunately, thiamine is water soluble, which makes it less available to the interior of the cell. Since benfotiamine is fat soluble, it enters areas of the body where water-soluble thiamine cannot penetrate.

Benfotiamine with thiamine is a low-cost dietary supplement that can help maintain already-normal blood sugar levels and support the health of the nerves, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, and heart.

Blueberry Extract Capsules With Pomegranate - Life Extension

Published scientific studies document that humans who eat the most fruits and vegetables have much lower incidences of health problems. Few people, however, consistently eat enough plant foods to protect against common age-related decline. Sadly, commercial multivitamins do not provide all the vital plant components that scientists have found are needed to maintain good health.

Due to overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating the unique health benefits of the polyphenols found in pomegranate fruit, Life Extension has added standardized pomegranate extract to Life Extension Mix (tablets, capsules, powder) and Blueberry Extract Capsules.

Blueberry Extract Capsules with Pomegranate provide the equivalent of drinking up to 6.1 ounces of pomegranate juice (or 12 pomegranates) in one capsule.

Pomegranate Extract Capsules - 12.3 Ounces Of Pomegranate Juice (Or 24 Pomegranates) Per Capsule

The Pomegranate Extract offers higher doses of this highly beneficial antioxidant.

Fast-Acting Joint Formula -

Life Extension's Fast Acting Joint Formula includes novel joint health nutrients that can be used as a standalone joint health formula or as a complement to other Life Extension bone health formulas such as ArthroMax with FruiteX B.

Designed to help maintain the healthy function of the articular cartilage, the sturdy yet elastic tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints to facilitate smooth movement, Fast Acting Joint Formula contains patented forms of hyaluronic acid and keratin, and a novel plant extract Angelica gigas Nakai.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan (similar in many ways to glucosamine and chondroitin) that is widely distributed throughout many connective tissues (cartilage, bones, muscles tendons, ligaments, and skin). It is one of the chief components of the extracellular matrix (such as synovial fluid in joints) and contributes significantly to connective tissue integrity.

Hyaluronic acid serves as one of the primary lubrication components for healthy joint cartilage, where it can help maintain normal joint function by increasing the viscosity of the synovial fluid and by making the cartilage between bones more elastic and smooth-moving. Hyaluronic acid can be delivered directly to the joint space to have a positive biochemical effect on cartilage cells, and is used medically to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.

Herbal extract Angelica gigas Nakai is a novel inhibitor of NF-kappa B activation and has been used in Asia for years as a guard against inflammation.


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