Also known as age spots and lipofuscin
Better known as Lipofuscin, age pigment is the result of the
aging "wear and tear" processes that happen in the body. This usually occurs in the eyes retina, liver, kidney,
heart muscle, nerve cells, etc.
Age pigment is recognized by its fine yellow-brown pigment
granules. It is also referred to age spots. This pigment forms as a result of oxidation of protein and lipid
residues, which normally accummulate with advancing age and vitamin E deficiency. This tissue damage is common in
many diseases, especially macular degeneration, a degenerative eye disease.
Excessive accummulation of lipofuscin or age pigment has been
also observed in Alzheimer's and Parkinsons diseases, as well as adrenal, heart, and lung
Here are some of the health supplements that can help to
alleviate this problem:
Calorie restriction and
vitamin E seem to be particularly effective in stopping age pigment and the production of
Piracetam has show to
reduce lipofuscin accummulation in the brain tissue of rats.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC), Centrophenoxine,
Ginko Biloba and DMAE seem to be also effective treatments against age pigment or lipofuscin
Age Pigment - Also
known as age spots, it comes from "wear and tear" with age.
DMAE - Compound used in health
supplements to enhance vigilance and alertness.
Free Radicals - How
they arise and what damage they cause to the human body.
Nootropics - Known as smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, assist information
PCPA - Found in
Centrophenoxine, PCPA is used for depletion of serotonin.