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.
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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.
Question 14 of 20
Prebotics and probiotic supplements inhibit the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system.
Question 15 of 20
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.
Question 19 of 20
Researchers believe that the healing power of tea comes from two types of phytochemicals.
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