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Collector's Edition 2015 - 2016

Grow New Brain Cells

Cutting-edge research has shown that brain cells can regenerate. Recent studies show that the amino acid taurine triggers new brain cells to grow in the area of the brain associated with memory. This can lead to improved cognition and recall for the aging brain.

Reports

Turning To Stone

As we age, our normally pliable tissues can become hardened, which contributes to degenerative disorders like vascular calcification. Vitamin K blocks the calcifi­cation of heart valves, arterial lin­ings, and other soft tissues, while keeping calcium within bone to protect against osteoporosis. New data reveals how quickly our vascular system calcifies when vitamin K is neutralized. Even more intriguing is a study showing how vitamin K supplementation may help reverse arterial calcification.

Live Longer By Changing How You Cook!

A list of over 500 dietary constituents reveals surprising differences in levels of glycation products depending on how foods are prepared. Foods cooked at high temperatures increase cancer risk and accelerate aging because of the harmful mutagens and advanced glycation end products they contain. Glycation reactions can be inhibited in one’s body using carnosine, benfotiamine, and pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Mutation damage is reduced in the presence of chlorophyllin and indole-3-carbinol.

Best Drug To Treat Hypertension

One in three adults has high blood pressure, yet only 45% have it controlled. Recently, the FDA approved the sale of generic telmisartan. This drug offers blood pressure control, improves insulin sensitivity, boosts mitochondrial activity, and enhances endothelial function.

Newly Identified Risks Of Excess Homocysteine

Elevated homocysteine is a proven risk factor for vascular disease. New studies show it may damage the brain even more. A significant proportion of Americans have a genetic defect that predisposes them to high homocysteine. Proper blood testing can readily identify these individuals who, for the first time, are able to obtain a high-potency form of activated folate without a prescription.

Reversing Acute Ischemic Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death. Many strokes can be reversed if competent arterial intervention is timely delivered. Emergency response personnel are dropping the ball when it comes to implementing lifesaving procedures to remove blood clots before permanent brain damage occurs. Read how hundreds of thousands of stroke-induced catastrophes can be prevented each year.

DHEA

By age 70, DHEA levels diminish by around 75% and this decline is associated with many age-related disorders. A startling amount of cumulative evidence shows that restoring DHEA can enhance vascular health by reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome.

Major Advances In Glioblastoma Treatment

Each month, 1,000 Americans die from glioblastoma with survival averaging only 15 months from diagnosis. In 2013, Life Extension ® reported on the use of the drug valganciclovir, which extended survival to over four years in some studies. Clinical trials are now underway at Duke University on a promising, re-engineered polio virus therapy that may be curative.

Advances In Fish Oil Purity And Potency

Fish oil derived from pristine Alaskan waters creates new meaning to the word “fresh.” Meticulous steps are taken to produce an omega-3-rich oil with a 5-fold reduction in the upper threshold standard of oxidation. The best has just gotten better!

AMPK and Aging

A growing body of evidence sug­gests that boosting AMPK activity can prevent and even reverse, the life-shortening effects of aging. Insufficient AMPK activity may be related to virtually all pathological aging processes. Research indicates that restoring AMPK not only increases longevity, but works to fight the symptoms of aging in individual body systems.

Boron Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

Compelling evidence indicates that the trace mineral boron plays an important role in protecting men against deadly prostate cancer by selectively killing prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Adequate boron levels are associated with a 64% reduced risk of prostate cancer as well as a reduction in PSA levels.

Surprising Factor Behind Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A 2014 study reveals that low testosterone or high levels of estrogen can sharply increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in men. Failure to grasp this simple blood testing concept may be a contributing factor in over 260,000 American deaths each year. Find out how the FDA misinterpreted published human data about testosterone replacement and the critical importance of testing estrogen blood levels in men before testosterone is prescribed.