A new study has found that dietary anti-ageing supplements can reduce the ageing in individuals effectively. Also called neutraceuticals, these supplements should be consumed ahead of a very old age.
Studies conducted on rats have revealed the effectiveness of the supplementation.
"It is possible that there is a window during which these compounds will work, and if the intervention is given after that time it won't work," said study scientist Jinze Xu.
Christian Leeuwenburgh, the senior study author and the head of biology of ageing division at the University of Florida's (UF) Institute on Ageing, said that it has become crucial for the people to stick to good nutrition. For those who have already entered an old age zone, the research team is working on the supplement mixture, which can help them enhance the quality of life.
However, the scientists have not been able to find out the cause behind the loss in certain functions within the human body with growing age.
Some other researchers have pointed out that with growing age, the oxidation in human body gets damaged and piles up within individual cells.
To curb that problem, a number of anti-ageing studies have been kicked off to assess the effect of free radicals.
Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for ageing, tissue damage and possibly some diseases.