Alpha-lipoic acid is a common supplement but what about its geroprotective properties? We take a look at this supplment in another of our geroprotector articles. History Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) was first discovered in 1937 when Snell discovered that a type of bacteria relied on potato juice to reproduce[1]. This led to alpha-lipoic acid being known…

One of the most commonly used supplements frequently taken to promote joint health and other aches but there really is more to this dietary supplement than first meets the eye. History of Glucosamine Originally discovered during the 1960s in Italy by pharmacologist Professor Luigi Rovati and the founder of pharmaceutical giant the Rottapharm|Madaus group. The…

The clearance of senescent cells has been receiving a great deal of attention in the last year or so, and quite rightly so given the impressive results thus far. As the body ages cells become damaged and cease dividing entering a state known as senescence. Normally these senescent cells destroy themselves through a programmed cell…

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