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Mycotoxin

Understanding Mycotoxins: Food Safety and Your Wellbeing  Take a look in your pantry and pull out the following: Your grain-derived products like cereals, corn, wheat, rice, barley. Nuts and seeds like peanuts, almonds, and pistachios. Dried fruit, coffee, cacao, and spices like chili powder, paprika, and black pepper.  These are a few items where little…

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Akkermansia Muciniphila: A Game-Changing Probiotic 

Akkermansia muciniphila is a next-generation probiotic strain and in recent years, has received attention for its promising potential to improve immunity, metabolic health, and cognitive function.  Akkermansia muciniphila plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the gut barrier. Unlike other probiotics, it is a “cross-feeder” probiotic. It consumes mucins and turns them into…

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ALA: The Forgotten Antioxidant

Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is a naturally occurring compound compound with potent antioxidant properties that play a crucial role in energy metabolism and cellular health. As is the nature of antioxidants, ALA helps neutralize harmful free radicals and reduce oxidative stress – two of the biggest offenders to our longevity!  ALA is a cofactor for…

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Somatic Stretches for Aging Well

In the quest for longevity, there are various health and fitness practices to enhance our well-being. Somatic stretching is one powerful tool to promote physical agility and extend our healthy years. Somatic stretching examines the interconnectedness of various systems and emphasizes the mind-body connection by cultivating an awareness of sensation to nurture a deeper understanding…

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Senolytic Support

Senescent cells are a fascinating piece of the aging process. Senescent cells are cells that have stopped dividing and replicating but they still remain metabolically active.  Cellular senescence is a stress response mechanism induced by shortened telomeres, DNA damage, and oncogenic mutations (tumor formation). Cells in this state sometimes initially serve a protective function by…

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Functional Mushrooms for Cognitive Health

Cognitive well-being is an underrated piece of the longevity puzzle. Preventing cognitive decline is key to maintaining our independence and purpose later in life. Functional mushrooms have emerged as promising candidates for enhancing cognitive function and can help prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Lion’s mane mushroom is a unique species of mushroom renowned for…

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Epigenetic Shifts

Our genes are not just genetics. Our habits and surroundings can activate or repress gene expression and change the way our cells function, for better or worse. The epigenome is a set of modifications to DNA molecules that can influence gene expression without altering the underlying DNA sequence. Put simply, it acts as a layer…

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Matcha Protéine Verte Bites

This festive (and fast) recipe checks all the boxes – it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and satiating. This powerful blend of ingredients will help sustain your energy throughout the day. It features our signature protein powder, Protéine Verte. Our green protein is a plant-based protein powder that contains 5 sources of protein: pea, chia, brown…

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Our 2023 Gift Guide

What a year! We’ve opened our first brick-and-mortar location, and we now offer services – download our app! We are offering IV Therapy, wellness injections, and aesthetics in a luxe environment. Our wellness boutique (also online) has expanded into something that we are so proud of, and we’ve curated a collection of highly vetted wellness…

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Green Goddess Detox Soup

This immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory soup is the perfect reset after a holiday weekend, if you feel like you’re getting sick, or if you just need an easy weekday meal.  It’s packed with greens and herbs to deliver lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The immunity cocktail of raw garlic, ginger, and lime juice will boost you…

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The Starter Pack

Here’s a supplement list that will come in handy for a few reasons. If you or someone you know is starting a new phase of a health journey and they’re looking for a leg up, these supplements are a great place to start. If you’re at the opposite end of that spectrum, and you are…

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What is Estrogen Dominance?

Estrogen dominance is a hormonal imbalance where there is more estrogen than progesterone in the body. It can occur during puberty, your reproductive years, perimenopause, and menopause. As is the case with many health issues, diet, lifestyle, genetics, and environmental exposures influence our hormonal balance. Aside from uncomfortable symptoms, many chronic conditions are thought to…

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Simple Morning Matcha

Let’s get something out of the way: coffee isn’t bad for you. While it is always smart to consume caffeine in moderation, your morning beverage can be one of your biggest sources of antioxidants. If you’re looking to switch it up – maybe you’re not a coffee drinker or perhaps your espresso has just been…

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Miso Garlic Quinoa

This recipe makes for a great addition to any salad, a delicious side dish, or a hearty base for a buddha bowl. Quinoa is a great gluten free source of antioxidants and plant-based protein. Miso paste is made from fermented soybeans and grains that contain millions of beneficial bacteria – great for your gut health!…

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Our Favorite Pickled Onion Recipe

Pickled onions are a clean way to add a lot of flavor and color to your plate. They are a delicious addition to salads and bowls, gluten-free avocado toast, tacos – you name it. Onions have high levels of antioxidants, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The pickling process creates beneficial bacteria and probiotics that are good…

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Farmer’s Market Curry

Curry is a clean and flavorful way to spice up your vegetables. You need onions and garlic for this recipe but after that, you can use any vegetable you’d like. Its versatility allows it to adapt to seasonal produce, which makes it easy to keep sustainable – an added benefit.  Head to your local farmers’…

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Our Favorite Non-Alcholic Brands

If you’ve started to notice a cultural shift in the way we consume alcohol, you’re not alone. There are a myriad of reasons to cut booze out of your diet from a health standpoint but when something like alcohol is so embedded into our norms it can be really hard to avoid. Not drinking can…

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Clean Summer BBQ Recipes

Father’s Day is around the corner, the Fourth of July will be here soon, and sunny Saturdays by the pool are in your near future too. That means barbecue season is upon us. We’ve curated a list of our favorite backyard recipes, that are clean and taste like summer. Grass-Fed Burgers Burgers on the grill are…

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Our Summer Must Haves

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and we’re kicking off our favorite season with a couple of wellness must-haves. We’re not leaving the house without these items and our swimsuits. Between now and Labor Day, we’ll be ready for a pool or a beach day, at all times.  Vitamin C Vitamin C is essential…

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Get Outside: Health Hacks for Spring

There are plenty of holistic ways to de-stress but nature’s best stress reliever is nature itself. Spending time outside is one of the most effective ways to promote overall wellness. It can be as simple as morning walks or a backyard picnic with your best friends. A study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and…

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Here’s What We’ve Been Up To~

As a group of wellness aficionados, one of our favorite pastimes is discussing new products, knowledge, and routines that we feel are truly worth our time and resources.  Naturally, we wanted to share our current obsessions with our audience and our community.  Here are a few of our favorites right now.   What We’re Reading  “Outlive: The…

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Banana Bread Baked Oats

Banana Bread is a timeless comfort food. This baked oatmeal recipe is a great breakfast staple that you can prepare at the beginning of the week for an on the go snack or morning meal. It’s very easy to make and there’s a good chance you already have all the ingredients you need. This recipe…

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Our Favorite Spring Salad Dressing

Seasonal allergies affect almost everyone but there are a few things you can do to feel your best. First, we’re staying healthy with our favorite antihistamine, Blu Hist. We also highly recommend including these two products in your daily routine: Beekeeper’s Naturals Nasal Spray to help with congestion and itchy nasal passages and Beekeeper’s Naturals…

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Improve Your Brain Health

Brain health is essential. Our brain is the head of every aspect of our daily lives (literally) – our thoughts, emotions, actions, and overall well-being. A healthy brain enables us to think clearly, learn new information, make decisions, solve problems, and interact with others kindly and effectively. Brain health directly impacts our quality of life,…

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Stretching and Longevity

Maintaining your quality of life is a key component of longevity which is why stretching your muscles can stretch your best years. As we age, we are more susceptible to injuries and disease – two things that affect our mobility and independence and as a result, our zest for life. It is still possible to…

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How to Maximize Sleep

We spend one-third of our lives sleeping and when we sleep well, we are well. When our sleep quality is poor, we feel it almost immediately. We think slowly, lack energy, feel more stressed or anxious, and our immune system is weakened. Sleep is essential.  As we adjust to Daylight Savings and the annual tradition…

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Our Founder’s Favorites

AgeBlu’s founder, Linda McIver, FNP-C has her favorite products and routines. Read below and find out why she loves these recommendations.  Favorite TeaI love matcha. It has so many benefits. For starters, it helps firm and brighten skin, curb sugar and hunger cravings, and keep me feeling calm and balanced. My matcha of choice is Pique…

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Supplements for Heart Health

Here’s a funny Valentine that might make your wellness-lover laugh: supplements that support heart health. While it’s not your traditional conversation, heart, longevity and love are closely intertwined. With the right dosages, your valentine will be saying “Be Mine” for a long time.  Blu Mega Blu Mega provides a potent dose of omega-3 essential fatty…

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Autophagy and Aging

As we age, our cells collect damaged proteins and debris that hinder healthy and youthful cell activity. One of the body’s processes for clearing out these damaged cells is called autophagy. Autophagy is part of the metabolic process. It occurs when the body breaks down and consumes its own tissue to create new cells that…

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Reduce Your Toxic Exposure

Our exposure to everyday toxins has never been greater. There are over 80,000 chemicals in our everyday items. Toxins cause oxidation, which can accelerate the aging process. Reducing our toxin burden and taking steps to detox amplifies our cells’ optimal function and can help slow down aging. Our bodies have their own detoxifying systems but we simply…

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How to Boost Your Mood

As January sets in with shorter days, less sunlight, colder weather, and less time outside even the best of us can feel effects of the winter blues. We wanted to compile a list of everything we know about boosting your mood. You’ve heard all these things before but maybe this reminder will find you well…

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Our 2023 Resolution: Detox

There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh start. We’re starting the year off with intention and our 2023 resolution is a detox. Supporting detoxification is an important first step to ageless living so it makes sense that it’s our first step of the new year. It’s a great ritual, critical to longevity. Here are…

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ÂB 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Season’s Greetings, it’s that time of year again. We’ve curated a list of gifts to keep your nearest and dearest healthy and well throughout the new year.  For the Ageless Beauty  The Ageless Beauty will love Mineral Blu, a supplement made with a mineral complex that supports hair and nail growth as well as a healthy…

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How to Combat Long COVID 

It’s been almost three years since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered and scientists are still learning about its long-term implications. “Long COVID” refers to the chronic health problems like fatigue, respiratory issues, and slowed cognitive abilities that patients are experiencing after their initial symptoms subside.Recent studies from the Clinical Epidemiology Center at Washington University…

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Your Purpose, Your Longevity

The things that make you feel alive are actually keeping you alive. Your life purpose holds one very important key to longevity. Science and centenarians from the world’s Blue Zones will attest to this.  Studies show significant associations with a sense of purpose and lower risk of heart, circulatory, and blood conditions. Digestive tract conditions are…

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The Benefits of Spermidine Rich Foods

Let’s talk about spermidine. Spermidine is a naturally occurring polyamine. Polyamines help cell growth, cell survival, and cell proliferation in a multitude of ways. As we get older, our polyamine levels decline and these changes are associated with premature aging and disease.     Spermidine plays a critical role in cell function because it stimulates autophagy. Autophagy…

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Supplements for Your Skeleton 

Our skeleton supports our body. It protects our organs, our mobility, and stores important minerals. Our framework is primarily made up of collagen and calcium so taking the right supplements to support these minerals is essential. Healthy bones are crucial for healthy aging. Essential D3-K2Vitamin D3 has many benefits and is considered a daily essential! …

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A Sweet Treat this Spooky Season

It’s Spooky Season, which means it’s also the start of Halloween and holiday sweets season. While everyone should enjoy their favorite treats in moderation, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t offer a healthy alternative. This date recipe is like an all natural chocolate bar, sure to satisfy your cravings that will keep…

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Hearty Potato Soup

Soup season has arrived and nothing warms the soul quite like potatoes. When prepared the right way, potatoes are a satiating source of fiber, antioxidants and prebiotics. This hearty potato soup has boiled potatoes and a dash of white wine vinegar to help balance the glycemic index and add delicious flavor.2 tablespoons Olive Oil3 Garlic…

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Our Vegan Pumpkin Soup

This iconic seasonal vegetable has amazing healthy aging benefits. Pumpkins are rich in beta carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron, folate, potassium, and high fiber. This means the poster image of fall is heart healthy, good for the gut, and it’s rich in antioxidants that can do anything from helping your eyesight to…

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Supplements for Your Cycle

The female body is a complex organism that quite literally changes everyday. Here are a few of our favorite supplements that can support you throughout each phase and fluctuation. Blu Balance  This is our one stop shop for all things women’s health. This supplement’s main goal is to help you maintain hormone homeostasis. Blu Balance…

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Unlike sugary lattes and desserts, our pumpkin spice smoothie is the healthy option you can enjoy every day of fall. We use a green banana because it has less sugar and is a gut friendly substitute that’s rich in resistant starch and pectin. It’s the perfect creamy base to mix our vanilla Protéine Verte with…

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Our Simple Plant Milk

Dairy free milk is one of our go-to longevity kitchen staples. It’s great to have on hand for smoothies, to splash in your coffee or matcha, and you can even add it into soups and other recipes for added creaminess. Many plant-based milks that we purchase contain gums and additives that dilute the benefits of…

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Overnight Apple “Pie” Oats 

It’s officially fall, which seems like the right time to talk about the immune boosting star of the season – yes, apples are in peak season and there are many varietals to enjoy. Packed with healthy fibers, vitamin C, antioxidants, flavonoids, and other inflammation reducing properties, apples are easily at the top of our autumn…

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6 Creative Ways to Use Protéine Verte

Our Protéine Verte is an inside favorite supplement amongst the ÂgeBlu staff.  It’s delicious and easy to add to your daily routine. It’s also packed with benefits, and contains a phytonutrient blend of powdered fruits and vegetables, which accentuates antioxidant activity. Increasing dietary antioxidants have been clinically shown to support healthy levels of oxidative stress…

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Produce Wash Recipe

1 cup water1 cup vinegar2 TBS baking soda2 TBS lemon juice Mix water, vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice then pour in clean spray bottle. Spritz on freshproduce generously. Sit for 5 minutes then rinse off well. Note: Make sure to first combine ingredients in deep container since there will be some fizzingaction.

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Everyday Gut Health

Research is showing how your gut relates to more than just your stomach – it affects the immune system, brain health, skin and more.  Keeping your gut in tip-top shape is beneficial for so many reasons. Here’s how we accomplish a healthy gut through diet and some of our favorite AgeBlu supplements.  Eat Whole Foods  A…

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