AgeBlu’s founder, Linda McIver, FNP-C has her favorite products and routines. Read below and find out why she loves these recommendations.
I love matcha. It has so many benefits. For starters, it can help firm and brighten skin, curbs sugar and hunger cravings, and it keeps me feeling calm and balanced. My matcha of choice is Pique Tea’s Sun Goddess Matcha, which is a ceremonial grade matcha.
Detox is an important principle of longevity. One of my favorite routines is to take AgeBlu’s Blu Binder before getting into my Therasage sauna. Blu Binder is a formula of three binders including mineralized clay, activated charcoal, and a special blend of fulvic and humic acids to bind toxins from the environmental toxins encountered on a regular basis. Taking it before the sauna helps optimally bind and release toxins. I like Therasage because it’s infrared, energy efficient, and easily portable. Use our discount code AGEBLU for 10% off your purchase.
Favorite Breakfast Treat
Squish Foods sweet potato waffles are one of my favorite treats to start my day. Squish uses clean ingredients and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They taste great with almond butter. Squish is also local to Atlanta, which is where I live, and it’s female-owned. I love all their products but the sweet potato waffles are my favorite!
Favorite Way to Start the Day
Something that centers me is stretching and meditation. Meditation is one of my non-negotiables. It keeps me grounded and my mind clear. It’s the key to my best self. Stretching not only creates body awareness but it’s part of the long game of aging well. It maintains your range of motion, improves circulation, and reduces your risk of injury. My favorite meditation pillow is the Mod Meditation Cushion located in our ÂB online Wellness Boutique!
Favorite Work Out
I’m a Pilates girl and in my opinion, the Lagree method is a perfect workout. It’s intense but still low impact. My favorite places to take Pilates are Stellar Bodies, Sculpthouse, and SLT when I’m in NYC.
Favorite Body Wellness
As a functional medicine provider, I probably don’t have to tell you how much I believe in holistic approaches to health. I absolutely love visiting Vivicare Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Dr. Nicole Williams is my dear friend and brilliant colleague. She helps maintain my spinal alignment using special techniques including massage, heat, electrical stimulation, as well as gentle manipulation.
Favorite Longevity Treatment
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a pressurized chamber that allows higher oxygen saturation in the blood. As a result, it has impressive healing effects. After an hour or so in the HBOT chamber, I take our NAD melts or treat myself to an infusion (if I have time!). NAD plays a crucial role in maintaining DNA integrity to ensure proper cell function, which helps protect our bodies from aging and disease.
My favorite collagen is by Sports Research. I love the amino acid line up and protein in the low calorie scoop that dissolves well in my morning matcha. There’s not a strange taste, and it really makes a difference with my skin and joints.
Emperor’s Broth by Cafe West is my favorite, and when I’m on the go, I like Kroma vegetable broth which is so easy to mix and tastes great.
Where do I start? I love them all, but the one I cannot live without is MOTSc. This mitochondrial peptide gives me energy to live life to the fullest!
Soda and bitters. Bitters have a surprising number of digestive health benefits. They encourage digestive enzymes, help to increase the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, and can balance your appetite. I like to add a lime wedge.
Anything simple, fresh, and clean prepared for me at home by one of the men in my life – my son, stepson, son-in-law, father in-law, or my other half. The men are the cooks in our family!
I love our Proteine Verte with a frozen green banana and coconut milk. It’s satiating and tastes like a treat. To finish it off, I love to sprinkle cinnamon on the top!