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An Anti-Aging Supplement, Quercetin – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 567

An Anti-Aging Supplement, Quercetin – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 567

Jerry Hickey, Ph dives into research about the importance of Quercetin and how the supplement helps the Anti-Aging process.

Informative Session With Cardiologist Dr. Davis – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 564

Informative Session With Cardiologist Dr. Davis – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 564

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What You Need to Know About Anti-Aging

What You Need to Know About Anti-Aging


Written by Melissa Bistricer, RDN

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Aging can be difficult, but there are things you can learn to help you through the anti-aging process. With a balanced diet and clinically-studied nutrients, you can enhance your body’s overall aging health.†

What Happens When We Age?

As we age, the body starts to deteriorate through the cardiovascular system, bones, joints, muscles, bladder, urinary tract, memory, ears, eyes, teeth, skin and more. Your 40s and 50s are a concern as we start to age around then. However, you can be as early as mid-30s and continue to age.†

In the cardiovascular system, when we age the blood vessels and arteries stiffen, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood. The heart will compensate and start to increase the workload, pumping more blood. These changes can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) and possibly other cardiovascular conditions.†

The bones in the body start to shrink as size and density decrease. The muscles begin to weaken, making older individuals more susceptible to fractures. As we age, our muscles start to lose strength, endurance and flexibility which can affect coordination, stability and balance.†

In older age, the digestive system starts to slow down metabolism; which can cause constipation. This can be due to lack of exercise, not drinking enough fluids and a low-fiber diet. The weakening of bladder muscles and pelvic floor muscles can cause frequent urination or complete loss of bladder control.†

Our brain starts to change as we experience memory and thinking issues. This can be simply as older individuals forgetting names of words, and other simple tasks. There are recommendations to help slow the aging process through diet, exercise, and clinically studied nutrients.†

Nutrition Therapy for Anti-Aging

With aging, we want to ensure that you are eating a well-balanced diet that includes eating more powerful antioxidant foods. Antioxidants can help the anti-aging process and increase one’s longevity, but we need to focus on also providing beneficial nutrients.†

Beneficial nutrients include protein, calcium, Vitamin D, eliminating the intake of saturated fats and trans fats. Saturated and trans fats can cause inflammation and raise your LDL known as the “bad” cholesterol and lower the HDL the “good” cholesterol, which may increase the risk of heart disease.†

The best diet to follow as we age is a Mediterranean-style diet. This is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, antioxidants, vitamin C, lean protein, fatty fish, and colorful produce. The Mediterranean diet helps to fight off inflammation and keep you younger longer!†

Foods to consider adding to your diet can be: tomatoes, walnuts, artichokes, pomegranates, avocados, olive oil, salmon, lentils, beans, oatmeal, and Medjool dates.†

You should consider excluding these from your diet: processed red meats, heavily processed foods, frozen meals with lots of sodium, refined grains, alcohol, butter, refined, and processed or hydrogenated oils†

After the diet is under control, exercise is extremely important for anti-aging and staying young. A study published by the European Heart Journal, done over a 6 month time frame with 124 people; participants were instructed to perform endurance, resistance training, or high intensity interval training (HIIT). After the 6 months, researchers established that HIIT and endurance training was beneficial for cell growth and replication. New research determined that two types of exercise to slow the aging process are high intensity interval training (HIIT) and endurance training.†


Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs

Lastly, we can look at clinically-studied nutrients that can be beneficial for the healthy aging process in conjunction with nutrition and exercise recommendations.†

Resveratrol HxⓇ  is a formulation complex with active trans-resveratrol, quercetin and grape seed extract. Resveratrol is a polyphenolic flavonoid found in the seeds and skin of red grapes; which is included in red wine, grapes, some berries and peanuts. Studies in the past have shown that resveratrol, a natural phytoestrogen can be beneficial for anti-aging therapy.†

Resveratrol has been studied to have beneficial actions in intracellular pathways; activated by anti-oxidant defense, regulation of cell cycle, mitochondrial energy protection, and vascular tone.1 The results suggest that polyphenol resveratrol has diverse biological effects. Evidence finds that resveratrol has protected against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurological disorders.†

Quercetin is a polyphenol known as an antioxidant to protect against oxidative stress. Quercetin is naturally found in plant products, specifically onions, which has the highest quantity of quercetin. Quercetin is beneficial in anti-aging; it has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, and anti-viral properties.†2

Grape seed contains flavonoids and non-flavonoids that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Grape seed extract is beneficial in helping with neurological disorders, including stroke, autism and psychiatric disorders.3 In the formulation of Resveratrol Hx, the active trans-resveratrol, quercetin, and grape seed extract can help to support heart health and brain health.†

As individuals age, its normal process to reduce the production of ATP, which decreases the production of skeletal muscles. The mitochondria is the powerhouse for energy; this produces adenosine triphosphate otherwise known as our ATP. Aging is correlated with the functional decline in mitochondria. In advanced age, mitochondrial DNA, integrity, and functionality will reduce due to the oxidative damage in the reactive oxygen species (ROS).4 This is the major energy source for our bodies as we age. When this is declining then energy sources will decline as well. This is where our ATP HxⓇ comes into play to support energy, endurance, and strength for aging individuals.†


Healthy Aging Program

Resveratrol Hx supports cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic health†
ATP HxⓇ supports your energy needs†

For further questions or concerns related to dietary and nutritional supplement recommendations email me at mbistricer@invitehealth.com


1. Markus MA, Morris BJ. Resveratrol in prevention and treatment of common clinical conditions of aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(2):331-339.
2. Deepika, Maurya PK. Health Benefits of Quercetin in Age-Related Diseases. Molecules. 2022 Apr 13;27(8):2498. doi: 10.3390/molecules27082498. PMID: 35458696; PMCID: PMC9032170.
3. Mehdipour R, Ebrahimzadeh-Bideskan A, Hosseini M, et al. The benefits of grape seed extract in neurological disorders and brain aging [published online ahead of print, 2022 Mar 28]. Nutr Neurosci. 2022;1-15. doi:10.1080/1028415X.2022.2051954
4. Chistiakov DA, Sobenin IA, Revin VV, Orekhov AN, Bobryshev YV. Mitochondrial aging and age-related dysfunction of mitochondria. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:238463. doi:10.1155/2014/238463



A Safe Supplement For Allergies: NAC – Podcast Episode 543

A Safe Supplement For Allergies: NAC – Podcast Episode 543

Are you someone who has never had allergies before and is feeling the effect? Allergy season is stronger than ever before. Learn more about NAC, a supplement that can help with your allergies today!

Bladder Pain and Pressure – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 527

Bladder Pain and Pressure – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 527

Have you heard of interstitial cystitis? This is a condition that can cause significant bladder pain and pressure. The good news is that there are clinically studied nutrients that can help promote the health of your bladder.

How to Lower Your Risk of Cataract, Part 1 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 456

How to Lower Your Risk of Cataract, Part 1 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 456


InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.

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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye and this affects your vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. They are painless, but they really do cause a vision problem. The cataract creates a cloudy area in the lens of your eye, which blocks light from getting to the retina properly and makes it difficult for you to see clearly.†

How does a cataract affect your vision?

At first, you may not notice that you’re developing a cataract. Over time, stronger glasses and brighter lightbulbs might help, but eventually, that’s not going to work. Over time, the cataracts make your vision blurry and hazy. They even affect color. You start to have trouble reading, doing everyday chores and activities, and driving at night.†

Cataracts become common as you get older. In fact, more than half of all Americans currently have cataracts or have had surgery to get rid of them. In time, if not taken care of, a cataract can cause blindness.†

In a healthy eye, light enters through the crystalline lens and passes through to the retina. The lens focuses the light into a sharp image on the retina. The retina relays the images through the optic nerve through the back of the eye right into the brain. If the lens in front of your eye is cloudy from a cataract, it’s like using a camera with a smear of butter in front of it. The image you see will be blurry.†


So what are the symptoms of cataracts? A cataract can cause blurry vision that may look filmy, hazy or even foggy. Glare is also an early sign of a cataract. You might become sensitive to light and have trouble seeing in bright sunlight. Indoor lights might seem too bright or have halos around them. Sometimes you may develop diplopia, which is double vision.†

Common risk factors for cataracts

Diabetes is a risk factor for cataracts. Most diabetics develop sorbitol-type cataracts. Quercetin can help short-circuit that. Aging is the major cause of cataracts. Smoking can contribute to this, as can drinking a lot because alcohol uses up your body’s antioxidants. Eye injuries and exposure to radiation or too much sun can also be risk factors for the development of cataracts.†

Some drugs may even contribute to cataracts. Corticosteroids, for instance, mimic the stress hormones we release from our adrenal glands. Stress hormones affect your blood sugar, electrolytes and more and can also lead to cataracts. There is also some evidence that NSAIDs like Advil and Aleve increase the risk of cataracts.†

Some studies also say that statin drugs may lead to cataracts. This is controversial, as some studies say yes and some say no, but I have to say it. The best thing is educating people. A study from the journal Atherosclerosis in 2016 looked 135,000 people who were treated with statins between 2005 and 2007. There was a slight but continuous trend towards an increased risk of a cataract in people who adhered to their statin therapy. It increased the risk of a cataract by about 20%.†


In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph., begins a discussion on cataracts. He explains what they are and how they develop and also shares several factors that may contribute to your risk of developing a cataract. In Part 2 of this episode, coming soon, Jerry will continue the conversation and detail nutrients that can help to lower your risk of developing cataracts.†

Key Topics:

  • Other eye conditions that can cause blurriness
  • What causes cataracts?
  • The role of the adrenal glands

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