Supercharge Your Healthy Aging Formulas with Science-Backed Ingredients
Over 34 percent of the U.S. population is aged 50 and older, with the numbers for this demographic rapidly growing along with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. In fact, the oldest Baby Boomers hit age 50 in the middle of the 1990s and, by 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older.
Living longer is not the ultimate goal, however — helping consumers live well is the holy grail for nutritional formulators who are developing healthy aging products today.
Market data show that consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of the quality in life than ever before.
Aging-well nutrition encompasses ingredients that boost brain health, tackle immunosenescence, enhance beauty from within, aid energy and metabolism, help with stress and sleep, support cardiovascular health, and more.
Manufacturers developing healthy aging supplements will want to move this trio of science backed Maypro branded ingredients to the top of their formulation checklists: Sirtmax®, MBP® and Juvecol®.
Sirtmax® — Your Anti-Aging Powerhouse
Scientists who study aging have focused their attention on a group of protective genes called sirtuins, especially SIRT1, which is known as “the longevity gene.”
SIRT1 “recharges” mitochondria — the “power plants” of the cells — which typically get more sluggish as people age. SIRT1 is, in fact, linked to regulatory control of diverse normal and abnormal cellular processes ranging from stress response, aging and metabolism.
Mechanism of Action
Therefore, any substance that can enhance the SIRT1 gene pathway is of great interest to anti-aging researchers. Scientists measure the SIRT1 recharging ability of nutrients by examining how, or if, a substance enhances the binding affinity of SIRT1 to the Ac-p53 peptide.
Enter Sirtmax®, a powerful extract derived from the rhizome of Kaempferia parviflora known as black turmeric that is well-suited healthy aging formulations.
While resveratrol is known for boosting SIRT1, Sirtmax is much more powerful. In fact, in a 2021 study researchers found that while this binding affinity increased about 1.4-fold in the presence of resveratrol, it increased nearly 8-fold in the presence of Sirtmax (KPMF-8) (1). The authors added: “These results indicate that [Sirtmax] is much more efficient than resveratrol in enhancing SIRT1–Ac-p53 peptide binding, which also explains why [Sirtmax] showed more activation of SIRT1 deacetylase activity.”
Research also shows that black turmeric supports healthy levels of the protein hormone, adiponectin, which the body uses to regulate the metabolism of sugar and fat, critical for both energy and weight loss.
In fact, a double-blind, placebo-controlled human study (2) found that Sirtmax:
- Caused a reduction in body weight*
- Helped maintain blood sugar levels already within a normal range*
- Decreased the production of advanced glycation end products, a type of metabolic waste (AGEs)*
- Showed a trend toward improvement of arterial flexibility*
Sirtmax® is dairy-free, gluten-free, Kosher and non-GMO and is suitable for anti-aging, circulatory health, heart health, energy support, glucose health support and weight-loss formulations.
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MBP® — Staying Strong Your Whole Life Long
MBP® (Milk Basic Protein) is a component of whey consisting of several different biologically active proteins, including high mobility group-like protein, cystatin C and lactoferrin.
Although milk is high in protein, MBP accounts for only a small fraction of its overall protein content, and so it is not feasible for consumers to achieve an optimal dose of MBP through the consumption of dairy products alone.
Human clinical research has shown that MBP maintains normal bone metabolism and structure (3).*
Mechanism of Action
MBP works by:
- Encouraging healthy bone remodeling.* MBP increases the number of osteoblasts (cells that build bone) and inhibits the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone) (4).
- Promoting collagen formation.* Calcium is needed for bone strength, but without collagen, it has no place to attach to bone. By increasing collagen production, MBP helps calcium stick to bone (5–8).*
Six human clinical studies (including four double-blind placebo-controlled trials) have shown that MBP improves bone mineral density in both young and elderly adults.*
Made from grass-fed, growth hormone-free and steroid-free cows, MBP is perfectly suited for bone-and-joint and strength-support formulations that require optimal levels of high biological quality protein.
MBP is FDA GRAS-notified, gluten-free, non-GMO, Kosher and Halal. To learn more about MBP®, please reach out to your Maypro representative.
Juvecol® — An Eco-Friendly Marine Ingredient
Made from proteoglycans extracted from the cartilage-rich parts of wild-caught salmon, upcycled Juvecol® is a high-quality, purified and patented proteoglycan extract clinically documented to support joint health and mobility.
Mechanism of Action Proteoglycans are a critical component of connective tissues such as bone, cartilage, and skin that increase the production of chondrocytes (cartilage cells) by helping them proliferate and differentiate.*
They had previously not been available as an extract without breaking down the structure of these heavily glycosylated proteins until a Japanese professor achieved a successful extraction method using upcycled salmon cartilage.
Juvecol contains 20% proteoglycans from salmon cartilage and has been clinically shown to:
- Enhance synthesis of cartilage in knee joint.
- Help restore the balance between synthesis and degradation of collagen in cartilage.
- Improve joint pain and mobility by taking even at small dosage levels (Juvecol 50 mg/day).
In fact, a study showed that proteoglycans showed significant induction of chondrogenic differentiation, compared to type II collagen, which showed no change at the same dosage (9). That same study found that proteoglycans had a positive effect in all stages of chondrogenesis by suppressing chondrogenic calcification, again compared to type II collagen, which showed no change at the same dosage.
In a gold-standard trial from 2016 (10), researchers found that Juvecol improved joint pain and mobility in adults aged 40–69 through a small dosage of 50 mg per day for 12 weeks.
The ingredient is water soluble and the perfect partner for beverage solutions as well as easy to take tablets and capsules. It is dairy-free, gluten-free, Kosher, Halal, non-GMO and NDI-exempt.
To learn more about Juvecol click here or click the button below to reach a Maypro representative.
Product Launch: Teaveli's Resveratrol-SR
On February 21, 2023, Teaveli launched their newest Healthy Aging product.
Resveratrol-SR features a highly bioavailable Resveratrol complex, MicroActive Resveratrol, with micronized sustained release for maximum absorption.
Teaveli's Resveratrol-SR is available for purchase on Teaveli's website, Amazon, and eBay.
Functional Favorites for Healthy Aging
To round out your healthy-aging formulas, Maypro has an extensive inventory of the very highest quality commodity ingredients. Ask us about our sources and lead times for these healthy aging favorites:
- Grape seed extract
- Rhodiola rosea
- Vitamin K2
We're Heading Out West!
Will we see you in Anaheim? Be sure to schedule some time with us to discuss your product formulation needs and find out how we can be a trusted partner in building your product line.
Natural Products Expo West 2023
March 9–11, 2023
Anaheim Convention Center
Booth # 4075 in Hall D