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Life Extension Magazine

August 2018

Launch Interactive Issue

Spearmint Tea Boosts Mental Focus

A unique spearmint tea has been shown in human studies to boost mental focus, working memory, and concentration without caffeine. Lab data suggest spearmint polyphenols can promote the growth of new brain cells.

Reports

Hyaluronic Acid Revitalizes Aging Skin

Hyaluronic acid attracts and maintains moisture in the skin. Clinical data show that a topical blend of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid rehydrates, smooths, and rejuvenates aged skin. 

Dangers of Sitting Too Long

Deep vein thrombosis, caused by sitting too long, kills over 100,000 Americans each year. A human study shows that nattokinase and French maritime pine bark improve circulation in the lower legs, lessen leg swelling, and reduce thrombosis (abnormal clot) formation.

Fight Chronic Stress at the Biological Level

Approximately 75%-90% of primary-care physician visits may be related to stress. Ashwagandha, a plant adaptogen, works at a biological level to reduce stress by rebalancing our neurotransmitters.

Departments

As We See It

New Guidelines To Reverse Acute Stroke

Three years ago, Life Extension® advocated for widespread use of thrombectomy to spare stroke victims paralysis and death. Now, mainstream medicine has announced new guidelines that incorporate this technique. Recent data reveal thrombectomy can be effective up to 24 hours after onset of stroke symptoms.


In The News

Half of cancer deaths are lifestyle-related; higher omega-3 linked to low mortality risk; multivitamins improve neuropathy; astaxanthin inhibits fatigue.

Wellness Profile

Organic Fiber Pioneer Marci Zaroff

Entrepreneur Marci Zaroff, who has manufactured organic clothing and home textiles for over 20 years, explains the critical importance of organic fibers for our health.

Superfoods

Coconut

The benefits of unsweetened coco-nut help reduce cardiovascular risk, improve cholesterol, scavenge radicals, and treat scaly skin.

Healthy Eating

The Complete Mediterranean Diet

Cardiologist Dr. Michael Ozner’s book, The Complete Mediterranean Diet, provides 500 recipes that use the synergy of their ingredients to reduce the risks of the worst diseases of our day.

Journal Abstracts

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