The Easiest Way to Add 10 Years to Your Life?
If you learned that doing one small thing every day could add nearly 10 years to your life, would you do it? Of course you would!
And according to a recent study conducted at the National Institutes of Health, there is an easy way to do just that. Researchers examined end segments on the DNA strands of over 580 women. These segments, called telomeres, shorten a little each time a cell divides. Shorter telomeres have been linked with an increased risk of serious health issues and death.
The researchers found that study participants who took a daily multivitamin had, on average, 5.1% longer telomeres than those who did not — the equivalent of approximately 9.8 additional years of life!
It is thought that because nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and the B vitamins (especially vitamin B12) and specific minerals can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, they may be useful for the maintenance of telomere length, especially when consumed in ratios that supply each nutrient with its supporting co-factors.
Clinical studies have found that other nutrients and lifestyle habits help preserve telomere length as well, such as vitamin D, resveratrol, exercise and calorie restriction. This study provides yet another good reason to take a high quality multivitamin on a daily basis – something too many people brush off as unnecessary.
The Industrialization of our Food Supply Makes Multivitamins Essential
It’s a tough reality to face, but the fact of the matter is that nutrient levels present in soil are not what they used to be.
So much nutrition has been over-farmed and processed out of our food since the industrialization of our food system that it’s nearly impossible to meet clinically supported levels of certain health protecting nutrients through diet alone. If you’ve got nagging health problems that just don’t seem to go away, they could be due to nutritional deficiencies, which, more often than not, go undetected by our traditional medical system.
Harvard Researchers Warn Multivitamins Should Be Mandatory
Despite what some doctors, the government and the media might say, the case for taking multivitamins is becoming stronger year after year.
An optimal daily intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients is so important to maintaining health and well-being that scientists at the Harvard Medical School have advised all adults to take a multivitamin supplement to help prevent deficiencies that may contribute to the onset of chronic diseases.
The lead researcher on one breakthrough study of multivitamins, Dr. J.M. Gaziano, MD, made the vital importance of taking multivitamins crystal clear:
“Multivitamins are the cheapest health insurance a person will ever buy. This study should finally answer all the doubters out there who still think multivitamin supplements have no value.
Other clinical studies have found that taking a high-quality multivitamin can:
- Slow aging 
- Improve short-term memory 
- Lift mood and reduce stress [5, 6]
- Improve skin, hair and nails [7, 8]
- Boost your immune system [9, 10]
And these health perks offer benefits to your body that multiply. Not only do people taking multivitamins on a daily basis experience a healthier mental disposition and fewer infections, they also reduce their risk for the chronic health complications that compromise quality of life.
What to Look for in a High-Quality Vitamin
In general, the human body is a complex machine that has complex nutritional requirements. It will only work optimally when it is nourished with a diverse array of vitamins and minerals at the proper amounts. But if you really want to provide the very best nutrition possible, not just any off-the-grocery-shelf vitamin will do.
A good multivitamin will be scientifically formulated to contain a clinically researched balance of all of the vitamins and minerals your body requires, as well as antioxidants and other micronutrients that help you maintain superior health.
Phytonutrients: Beyond Vitamins & Minerals
Although vitamins and minerals are the foundation of all multivitamin formulas, a truly effective daily multi should also contain additional antioxidants and phytonutrients that not only confer health benefits beyond those of vitamins and minerals, but support the nutrients to make them more absorbable and useful to the body.
Phytonutrients, plant compounds extracted from vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, have been shown to boost immunity, thwart cells from turning malignant, promote normal blood pressure and healthy bone density, and support healthy vision, prevent cataract formation and hearing loss and preserve healthy cognitive function.
The truth is, investing in your health – even in small ways that help meet your body’s demand for key nutrients – can have a major impact on your ability to maintain an active lifestyle as you age. A good, daily multivitamin can be worth its weight in gold. That’s why I believe using a daily multi is the nearest thing to a free lunch you’ll ever find to promote overall health and wellness.
I encourage you to use the information I presented in this report to shop around and find the best multivitamin for you. Stop Aging Now is one good source for complete, high quality multivitamins.
And right now, Stop Aging Now has a Buy 1 Get 2 Free special offer on its highest quality premium multivitamin containing more than 30 essential nutrients required for optimal health (a 3 month supply).
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Joshua Corn -Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.