ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID (ALA) is an antioxidant that helps the body eliminate metals such as mercury. At high doses it may help reverse diabetic damage associated with aging.

Dose» 300-500 mg once a day; up to twice daily for diabetics

COENZYME Q10 Necessary for energy production, this antioxidant helps fight heart failure, lower blood pressure, and protect against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Dose» 100-300 mg once a day

Omega-3 fatty acids: These fats, found in walnuts, flaxseeds, and some fish, help prevent against age-related heart attacks, stroke, and some autoimmune diseases.

Dose» 1,000 mg once a day

Quercetin: By preventing the release of histamines, this flavonoid helps manage allergy symptoms and inflammation — precursors to many age-related complaints. May also lower risk of cataracts.

Dose» 400-600 mg twice a day

Vitamin E: Elderly people with higher vitamin E levels are less likely to show signs of vascular aging.

Dose» 400-800 IU once a day

Sources: Michael Janson, MD; Mark Liponis, MD.