Listen, I’m just going to say it. It’s not enough to simply live longer.
Sure, it’s what we all say we want. But let’s be honest. What good are those extra years if you spend them sick, weak, frail, drugged, and feeling like you’re on the verge of death?
So forget lifespan for a moment. Because today I’ve got a breakthrough that can help us with a much more important measure.
And that’s HEALTHspan.
Your healthspan is the time you spend in good health… feeling fine or as fit as a fiddle as my grandmother would always say. It’s the years you get to spend ENJOYING life to the fullest.
In other words, it’s the REAL goal, my friend. And new research reveals there’s a humble, and often overlooked, age-defying mineral that could help you attain it.
This potent nutrient could help you…
- AVOID the doctor
- ESCAPE chronic disease
- STAY healthy
- KEEP Your independence
But even better, there’s a way this mineral can not only expand your HEALTHspan, as the new study shows but increase your overall LIFEspan, too.
Missing mineral brings BIG benefits
If you’ve heard anything about selenium before, it’s probably about its ability to help cut the risk of prostate cancer. That’s usually what makes headlines, and that’s when it even makes headlines at all.
Most of the time, selenium flies under the radar. Maybe in part because it’s a “trace” mineral, which means we need only very low levels of it. Adults require around 55 mcg daily.
But despite needing so little, most people still fall short anyway. The typical modern diet simply doesn’t have many good sources of it. Even the over-farmed soils we grow our food crops in have been depleted of the mineral.
Certain health conditions, such as gastrointestinal problems, can make it harder to absorb selenium. Plus, as we age, we tend to absorb fewer nutrients from the foods we eat.
And now, a new mouse study shows us how that could be hurting us.
The research helps to unlock selenium’s potential. And it reveals how the mineral could change your life if you make an effort to get what you need.
The mice that got the selenium had significant improvements in IGF-1. That’s a hormone that plays a crucial role in chronic diseases, including obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
But the benefits didn’t end there. Despite being fed a diet DESIGNED to fatten them up, the mice that got the selenium didn’t gain weight. Plus, they had improvements in their leptin levels, a key hormone involved in metabolism.
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Boost low selenium levels naturally
In many ways, selenium mimics the effects of the methionine-restricted diet that’s been shown to increase lifespan in experimental research.
In humans, however, a methionine-restricted diet typically means going vegan. And as I’ve explained before, that can bring its own problems… and not just because it’s impossible to stick to and lacks all the foods we love.
Vegan diets are also often deficient in many of the nutrients we need for mood, muscle, bone, strength, energy, and more. Selenium, however, is like a shortcut, delivering many of the benefits of methionine restriction without the actual dietary hoops to jump through or those ugly risks.
So far, so good. But let’s make this better. CoQ10 is a proven heart-protecting superstar that can help ward off some of today’s leading killers. And selenium can make it even BETTER.
The mineral unlocks the selenoproteins that can help enhance the effects of CoQ10. That’s why studies show this combo not only can help head off heart problems, it could slash the risk of death from heart issues by as much as 40 percent.
Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium around. But keep in mind you don’t want to overdo either. An ounce of the nuts, about six to eight of them, contains 544 mcg of selenium. So stick to a small serving once or twice a week.
Other foods that contain a fair amount of the mineral include seafood (such as yellowfin tuna, sardines, oysters, and halibut), pork, beef, turkey, cottage cheese, eggs, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, and oatmeal. Your doctor can help you make sure you’re getting the right amount for you.
And that, my friend, is how you win at both games, lifespan, AND healthspan. You’ll not only live longer. You can live BETTER, too.