The Nutrients that Extend Your Life

Most people can’t imagine that nutrients can extend their life but it’s true. Consider that both vitamins and minerals are essential to support life and that without them in sufficient quantities, we suffer any number of possible health issues and deficiency symptoms. These facts have been known for decades but new research now shows that some nutrients can also extend our lifespan.

Published in the medical journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), research shows that some nutrients can do just that. Dr. Bruce Ames, Senior Scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) analyzed the results of various studies conducted at CHORI laboratory and concluded that some nutrients should be classified as “longevity vitamins.”

The actual definition of “vitamins” is organic compound that are needed in small quantities to sustain life. We get the majority of vitamins we need from the food we eat. Beneficial bacteria in our intestines can manufacture vitamin B12, if our gut is healthy and not overrun with harmful bacteria. Some vitamins, such as fat-soluble ones, are stored in our bodies so we may not need to obtain them every day. These vitamins include: vitamins A, E and D, all of which are fat-soluble.

Other vitamins, such as water-soluble vitamins, must be eaten in our diet on a regular basis because they are neither manufactured, nor stored in our bodies. These vitamins primarily include the B-complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folate/folic acid and cyanocobalamin) and vitamin C.

While some animals, like dogs for example, can manufacture their own vitamin C, we must eat foods that contain the nutrient on a daily basis to ensure we have enough. Otherwise, we become vulnerable to scurvy or subclinical manifestations of scurvy, including: bruising easily, weak immunity against infection or disease or bleeding gums.

Dr. Ames’ research leads him to conclude that nutrients can be classified as either “survival” nutrients—those needed for survival; or “longevity” nutrients—those that help extend our lifespan. He has identified 30 nutrients as longevity nutrients. He indicates that these 30 nutrients, if taken in sufficient amounts, can extend lifespan and ensure our health as we age.

Some of these vitamins and minerals include: vitamin D, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and selenium. He also adds other nutrients to his list of those than enhance longevity, including: taurine, ergothioneine, pyrroloquinoline quinone, queuine, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and astaxanthin.

He and his team found that even vitamin K on its own is necessary for the production of 16 enzymes in the body. Enzymes are specialized proteins that act as catalysts for biochemical processes. Without them, any number of chemical processes in the body would break down, and we would either not survive, or suffer from disease, depending on the particular enzyme and the processes with which it is involved. Consider that vitamin K is needed for healthy blood coagulation: without sufficient vitamin K, blood would excessively coagulate and not flow through blood vessels in a healthy manner.

Based on his research, it’s fair to conclude that we all need to eat more fruits and vegetables and other nutrient-dense foods while eliminating those that lack nutrition, including: soft drinks, fast foods and prepared foods, and other empty calories.

Related Stories:

 

Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM is the publisher of the free e-newsletter World’s Healthiest News, the Cultured Cook, co-founder of BestPlaceinCanada, and an international best-selling and 20-time published book author whose works include: Cancer-Proof: All Natural Solutions for Cancer Prevention and HealingFollow her work.

 

92 comments

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga12 days ago

ty

SEND
heather g
heather g13 days ago

I guess that is why vegetarians are healthier

SEND
Toni W
Toni W13 days ago

TYFS

SEND
Toni W
Toni W13 days ago

TYFS

SEND
Izorie Irvin
Izorie I13 days ago

Very useful information, thanks 4 sharing....

SEND
Offlcial Tush
Offlcial Tush14 days ago

I Met a Powerful Spell caster and Psychic from Africa by name PRIESR WISDOM, He is Real, Honest and Genuine.. He helped me get my lover back, there is no bad or negative effect.The Psychic uses white Magic and he helped me get my Lover back, it worked in 2 days.. My lover came back to me, apologized for leaving and now we are back together and as happy as ever… I will encourage and recommend anyone to contact the spell caster and ask him for help.. He does all kinds of spells asides love spells. just tell him your situation and he will help you… you can email him directly on supernaturalspell1@gmail.com or or call +2348124644470 he is the answer to your problem.. ............

SEND
Offlcial Tush
Offlcial Tush14 days ago

i will love to share my testimony to you all the people in world. My name is Clara James form new York i got married to my husband about 2 year ago we start having problems at home like we stop sleeping on the same bed,fighting about little things he always comes home late at night,drinking too much and sleeping with other women out side i have never love any man in my life except him. he is the father of my child and i don't want to loose him because we have worked so hard together to become what we are and have today .few month ago he now decided to live me and the kid,being a single mother can be hard sometimes and so i have nobody to turn to and i was heart broken.i called my mom and explain every thing to her,my mother told me about PRIEST WISDOM how he helped her solve the problem between her and my dad i was surprise about it because they have been without each other for three and a half years and it was like a miracle how they came back to each other. i was directed to priest wisdom and i explain everything to him,so he promise me not to worry that he will cast a spell and make things come back to how we where so much in love again and that it was another female spirit that was controlling my husband he told me that my problem will be solved within 2 days if i believe i said OK So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back asking me to forgive him i Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem

SEND
Anna B
Anna Ballinger14 days ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Edgar Z
Edgar Zuim14 days ago

Thanks

SEND
Alexandra Richards

Thank you.

SEND