4 Supplements for a Longer Life

Dr. Oz unveils the top 4 supplements you need to live a longer, healthier life.

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Strontium is a powerful supplement that will provide crucial protection to your bones, preventing brittleness and reducing the risk of breaks. You may already be aware of the use of strontium in Europe; the American version is different, and is enthusiastically supported by doctors and other practitioners in the United States. Additionally, while calcium supplements are helpful in preventing osteoporosis, they work by protecting bone that’s already present. Strontium, on the other hand, protects, strengthens, and adds density to your bones. In fact, taking 680 mg of strontium a day (at least four hours after you take your calcium, to prevent interaction) can reduce the risk of bone fractures by 33%.

Prevent Cancer: Vitamin D

Like strontium, vitamin D is great for your bones, but it’s also a potent factor in cancer prevention. If you live far enough south, you naturally gain vitamin D from controlled sun exposure. Too much sun, of course, can increase your risk of skin cancer, so a vitamin D supplement is a great way to protect yourself from cancer without risking overexposure to the sun. Vitamin D works by putting a “force field” around your cells and DNA, protecting them against harmful free radicals and toxic stress that can lead to cancer. Additionally, it helps strengthen your immune cells, so that they can attack and remove cancer cells. Take 1000 IU of vitamin D per day, seeking out vitamin D3 – the vitamin’s most powerful and effective form.

Improve Brain Function: Fish Oil

Many of us have witnessed the chilling effects of Alzheimer’s on family and friends. That’s why it’s vital to boost your brain function and protect your memory as early as possible with a fish oil supplement. Your brain’s tissue is composed of fat, mostly consisting of DHA or docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. DHA helps improve the way your brain functions and increases new cell growth, which is crucial to prevent and fight the effects of memory loss. Fish oil supplements are packed with omega-3s, specifically, DHA. Taking 1000 mg daily will keep your memory sharp and, more importantly, provide protection to your brain.