Anti-aging herbs have a big role to play in not only fighting disease, but in helping to prevent some of the more obvious signs of aging. Free radicals, over the course of many years, can start to damage brain cells, opening the door for amyloid plaques to take hold. Once these plaques start to spread, symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative cognitive conditions can set in—anti-aging herbs can help stop this. To help protect your brain health as you get older, here are the four best anti-aging herbs to consider.
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