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Fact or Ficton: Anti-aging Supplements
by Staff
You've heard the commercials before: Take product X and you can reduce the effects of aging. But what do you really know about anti-aging supplements? Can you separate fact from fiction? Take this quiz to find out.

Phytochemicals are antioxidants that protect cells from damage by free radicals.

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Alpha-lipoic acid not only protects cells from free-radical damage, but also has been used to treat nerve damage in people with diabetes.

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Green tea may help prevent coronary artery disease.

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You can only get coenzyme Q10 from food.

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Coenzyme Q10 not only delays aging, but can help prevent cancer.

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Not only can glucosamine sulfate alleviate the symptoms of arthritis in humans, but it is also used to help brain function in dogs.

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Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a compound found naturally in the body and in green vegetables.

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There's no proof that coenzyme Q10 helps our cells function properly.

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The typical amount of a product found in supplements cannot be realistically obtained in food.

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The supplement IP6 (nositol hexakisphosphate) is used to treat liver disease.

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Shark cartilage is often touted as a cancer-fighter.

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Conjugated linoleic acid fights high blood pressure.

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Plant seed oils are rich in gamma linolenic acid, which can help people with arthritis.

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Prebotics and probiotic supplements inhibit the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system.

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Yogurt is a good natural source of probiotics.

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Red yeast rice supplements can lower cholesterol better than a cholesterol-lowering diet.

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Cayenne pepper supplements can relieve pain.

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Long-term use of Echinacea can help your body's immune system.

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Researchers believe that the healing power of tea comes from two types of phytochemicals.

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Phosphatidylcholine, also known as lecithin, fights memory loss.

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