11 LONGEVITY VITAMINS
The 11 nutrients identified by Ames as crucial for a long, healthy life, plus where to find them.
PYRROLOQUINOLINE QUINONE ( PQQ): Available in energy and brain formulas and in standalone supplements, but not in multivitamins. TAURINE: In some protein powders and standalone supplements. LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN: In eye- health formulas and standalone supplements. LYCOPENE AND ASTAXANTHIN: In standalone supplements and carotenoid formulas. ALPHA- CAROTENE, BETA- CAROTENE, AND BETA- CRYPTOXANTHIN: In carotenoid formulas. ERGOTHIONEINE: Not available in supplements, this antioxidant is found chiefly in mushrooms. QUEUINE: Found in many plant foods, as well as in milk. Queuine is also made by gut bacteria, but is not available in supplements.