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Active nutritional supplementation
In an ideal world we would always eat healthily.
Our food wouldn’t be cultivated in soil filled with toxic heavy metals and pesticides. But even if we were given the opportunity to always eat healthy food, we would still be the same weak-willed creatures, addicted to sugar, French fries, grilled steak, chocolate mousse and whipped cream!
The sad truth is that the motivational speeches of nutritionists are not enough. We can no longer only depend on food itself to fulfill our basic nutritional needs. If we want to really step up to the plate and fight oxidation, silent inflammation and glycation, if we want good methylation to manage our genetic expression, if we want to protect our telomeres and stem cells, then we need to boost our nutrition with dietary supplements whose effectiveness has been demonstrated.
Today, doctors, nutritionists and other experts have a better understanding of nutrition and biochemistry. In the field of nutrition, the progress and discoveries made in the past few years have underlined the essential role of vitamins, minerals, medicinal plants and other substances for our health. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that nutritional supplementation can help prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancer and osteoporosis, as well as other chronic illnesses.
Just a few decades ago, clinical studies attempting to prove the effectiveness of dietary supplements were relatively rare, whereas today we are seeing a huge surge in these studies, thousands of researchers studying the role of certain plants on our health and longevity. Omega 3, resveratrol, telomerase activators and antioxidants, anti-aging supplements have benefited from tens of thousands of in vitro and in vivo clinical trials. There is ample evidence that this principle of active supplementation, integrated into a better lifestyle, leads to a longer lifespan.
Despite this, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission remain surprisingly reluctant. They systematically refute all serious claims regarding dietary supplements, deliberately ignoring publications from the most important scientific journals (Nature, The Lancet, JAMA, Cells etc.) whose authors are often internationally acclaimed.
Good active dietary supplementation should be carried out in two steps.
The first, which is restorative, is meant to improve the system designed to repair the damage which our DNA undergoes every day. This can be achieved by fighting inflammation, oxidation and glycation, and by improving methylation. This supplementation should be permanent, as this damage takes place every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
The second step, which is regenerative, will attempt to revive the process of regeneration which was lost, in order to lengthen our telomeres and protect our stock of stem cells.
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