Whether you are 25 or 65, healthy aging should be a top priority for achieving your wellness goals. Healthy aging is far less about covering up wrinkles and hiding gray hairs, and much more about ensuring you look and feel your healthiest at every and any age.
The good news is that the rate of aging is determined by several factors well within our control. Although genetics do play a role, diet and nutrition, sleep habits, stress levels, and physical activity all contribute significantly to preserving our health as we age. And nutritional supplements can help ensure your body stays active and thrives with each passing year. Here is our list of the four best Thorne nutritional supplements that support healthy aging from the inside-out.
1. Energy at the Cellular Level: NiaCel
NiaCel is a daily essential that supports every cell in the body to help you meet the demands of your day. This formula features an exclusive and proprietary form of nicotinamide riboside, commonly known as NR, an alternative form of vitamin B3 that can increase the production and activity of NAD+.*
What is NAD+ and why is it so important? NAD+ is a coenzyme in every cell that acts like fuel for the cellular gas tank. It supports cellular energy production in the mitochondria, as well as cellular repair and metabolism. As a person ages, their NAD+ level decreases, which can cause a slowing of important body functions, reduce vitality, and initiate symptoms of early aging.
It’s not just another annual trip around the sun that lowers NAD+ levels; lack of sleep, late nights, and being in a sedentary desk job can all lead to NAD+ depletion and contribute to the aging process.
By helping raise your body’s level of NAD+, NiaCel helps the body defend itself against the effects of early aging and supports the vitality of your brain and body.*
3. Cellular TLC: ResveraCel
ResveraCel also contains the NAD+ boosting ingredient, NR, plus a supporting cast of three complementary ingredients. In addition to supporting healthy NAD+ levels, ResveraCel’s ingredients assist the elimination of aging cells.* In addition to NR, ResveraCel features:
- Resveratrol: a natural substance found in, among other things, red wine. It has shown promise in clinical studies for supporting the formation of new mitochondria, resulting in more efficient cellular energy production.* Resveratrol also up-regulates the activity of healthy aging proteins called sirtuins.*
- Quercetin Phytosome: a key nutrient well-studied for its ability to reduce cellular senescence.* Senescence is the natural process in which aging cells stop dividing, but don’t die. An over-accumulation of senescent cells is associated with biological aging and various age-related disorders.
- Betaine: an ingredient that optimizes NR's benefits by supporting the body’s methylation processes.*
4. Healthy, hydrated skin, one scoop at a time
Too much time in the sun, air pollution, low humidity, lack of sleep – even the blue light emitted from phones and computer screens – take a toll on our skin. And of course, don’t forget about Father Time. As we age, our skin is usually the first part of our body to show signs.
That’s where Thorne’s Collagen Plus comes in. Collagen Plus is much more than just your typical collagen powder. It features a dream team of skin-supportive ingredients, combining the well-known benefits of collagen and NR with a combination of plant extracts clinically studied to support beauty from within.*
Collagen Plus features collagen peptides, a patented blackcurrant and redcurrant polyphenol blend, a white peach extract, and the healthy aging superstar NR. Each ingredient is thoughtfully selected to nourish glowing skin and healthy hair, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles to resist the visible signs of aging.*
Get a healthy aging routine, personalized to you
When it comes to aging, the process is a journey that is different for everyone. It’s why two people of the same age can have profoundly different capabilities – one can run a marathon at 75 while the other finds it difficult to walk around the block.
Throughout our lives, environmental exposures, dietary habits, exercise, physical and mental health issues, chronological age, genetics, and even social stimulation can affect the “age” of our cells. It differs from your chronological age – the number of years since birth – and is how old a person seems based on the health of their cells and organs.
Your biological age is impacted by how much “damage” your body accumulates over time. Finding out what your biological age is and making positive changes will impact your longevity and overall wellbeing.
Thorne's at-home Biological Age Test uses a blood panel that analyzes your entire body’s rate of aging, including specific organs – so you can know if your liver is aging faster than your kidneys, or how "old" your immune system is compared to others. And personalized recommendations for how to eat, exercise, and supplement are geared to help you reduce your biological age score and provide resources on how to slow or reverse your age clock.