Shore up your defenses against oxidation and inflammation with well-researched vitamin C (500 mg once or twice daily) and vitamin E (400 IU daily), coenzyme Q10 (50 mg once or twice daily), and omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil (1,000 mg daily). And consider these up-and-coming age-well supplements.

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA).This antioxidant supports the activity and production of glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant the body makes; consider taking glutathione supplements as well.

Dose: 300 mg daily

Astaxanthin. A potent antioxidant carotenoid found in salmon, krill, algae, and yeast.

Dose: 4 mg twice daily

Curcumin. A promising anti-inflammatory compound derived from the curry spice turmeric.

Dose: 500–750 mg daily

MSM. A type of sulfur, MSM has anti-inflammatory effects. It’s particularly good for alleviating arthritis-related inflammation.

Dose: 1,000–2,000 mg twice daily

N-acetylcysteine (NAC). A primary building block for glutathione, NAC helps boost immunity, detox the liver, and lessen the effects of infections and oxidative stress.

Dose: 250 mg daily

Pterostilbene. Found in blueberries and grapes, this antioxidant has been shown to lower cholesterol and help prevent colon cancer.

Dose: 50 mg once or twice daily

Trans resveratrol. The active part of resveratrol, this antioxidant, anti-inflammatory compound is found in red grape skins and red wine.

Dose: 100–250 mg daily