Nutritional supplements and Lifestyle modifications - Diet and Exercise, are integral parts in an anti-aging program. Unless your body has the basic materials to work with, it cannot function effectively. In addition, certain nutrients have been found to protect against oxidative damage to the cells which improves function and preserves structure. Lifestyle modifications include implementing a healthy diet and exercise program.
Nutritional supplements in the form of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients enable the body to resist the effects of our toxic environment and allow proper repair of damaged tissues. Due to nutritional robbing agricultural practices used in the growth and processing of our food, nutritional supplements are recommended for every person wanting to achieve optimal health. We must go beyond the RDA for specific nutrients in order to improve our health. The RDA is simply the amount of a nutrient that is required to keep a healthy young adult from developing a nutritional deficiency and it does not cover the effects of living in our progressively toxic world.
Nor do they cover the nutritional needs of those with any pre-existing medical condition. In particular, the anti-oxidants help protect against free radical damage that is believed to be the source of tissue aging and degenerative diseases. Multiple studies of the American diet all show a high majority of the American population to have deficiencies or suboptimal intakes of many micronutrients.