About our ingredients
Your A-Z guide to Lifespan ingredients. Discover what the ingredient contains and how it works, along with which products the ingredient is found in.
New Zealand green-lipped mussels, also known asperna canaliculus, contain a unique and rich combination of more than 21 Omega-3 fatty acids, plus amino acids, vitamins, and minerals including zinc, selenium, and iron. Both scientific and anecdotal research suggests that New Zealand green-lipped mussels may have properties that may provide support for joint stiffness. They may also help support the immune system, brain and heart health.
Our ground-breaking dahlia extract has been specially developed by the University of Otago to combine three powerful compounds that support normal blood sugar and insulin levels. Supporting healthy blood glucose levels can help to support a healthy cardiovascular system and eye health.
Marine cartilage is made from connective tissue, and is a rich source of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, two compounds that are important for supporting joint health and stiffness. Marine cartilage also contains collagen, an important protein for skin elasticity and hydration.
Oyster extract is particularly rich in zinc, a mineral that plays an important role in immune system function, wound healing, and protein synthesis. Oyster extract also contains other important minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium. It may also have benefits for supporting sexual health and fertility, as zinc is important for the production of testosterone and healthy sperm.
Marine collagen is derived from the skin, bones, and scales of fish, and is a rich source of type 1 collagen. Marine collagen supports skin health, elasticity, hydration, and texture. Additionally, marine collagen may support bone health, as collagen is an important component of bone tissue.
Seaweed kelp is a type of seaweed that is particularly high in iodine, a mineral that plays an important role in thyroid function and the production of thyroid hormones. Additionally, kelp may support cardiovascular health, as some studies suggest that it may help support blood pressure and healthy cholesterol levels.
Bilberry is a fruit that is related to blueberries and is rich in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. Bilberry may help support normal blood flow to the retina and protect the retina from damage. It may also have potential support for brain function, as some studies have suggested that it may help support mental clarity, focus and brain performance.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting crushed apples and is rich in acetic acid, which is believed to help support normal insulin levels and blood sugar levels. Apple cider vinegar may also have potential benefits for digestion, as it may help maintain the balance of bacteria in the gut and promote the absorption of nutrients.