Longevity Supplements: Insights from the Latest Conference in Singapore

Longevity Supplements: Insights from the Latest Conference in Singapore

The recent "Unlock Healthy Longevity: Supplements" conference at the National University of Singapore (NUS) marked a pivotal moment in aging research. 

This first global scientific gathering dedicated to exploring the role of supplements in promoting healthy aging and extending health span brought together a constellation of professionals, including scientists, clinicians, and industry experts.

The conference dove into discussions on individual molecules like taurine, AKG, ergothioneine, urolithin A, and NAD+ precursors, addressing the complex landscape of labelling, companion diagnostics, clinical validation, and translating research into practice.

The role of supplements in longevity clinics also received significant attention, highlighting their emerging importance in personalised healthcare. 

Evolving Perspectives in Aging Research

A key theme of the conference was the shift in aging research towards interventions that target the biology of aging itself rather than focusing solely on individual diseases. 

This holistic approach promises to enhance overall health and vitality, with potential ripple effects leading to significant societal and economic benefits. The aging population's demographics underscore the urgency and relevance of this research direction.

Broad Spectrum of Potential Interventions

The presentations covered various interventions, from promising pharmaceuticals like metformin, SGLT-2 inhibitors, and GLP-1 receptor agonists, to non-pharmaceutical approaches, including supplements, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. 

These strategies underscore the multifaceted approach needed to address the complexities of aging and highlight the potential of supplements in preventing and treating frailty.


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The Role of Longevity Clinics

The conference also shed light on the accelerating field of longevity clinics, emphasising personalised care tailored to the aging individual. 

While the potential for significant societal impact is vast, challenges related to accessibility, affordability, and the democratisation of these services were acknowledged, pointing to the need for scalable solutions.

Combatting Misinformation and Ensuring Research Integrity

In an era where sensationalism can often overshadow scientific rigour, the conference underscored the importance of reliable information dissemination and the need for robust due diligence within the longevity supplements industry.


Promoting authentic research and maintaining trust through transparent product claims are deemed crucial for the industry's future.

Reflecting on Healthy Longevity

Contributions from thought leaders like Professor J J (Hans) Meij and Professor Andrea Maier underscored the growing interest in healthy longevity and the field's readiness to expand.


With its impressive participation from around the globe, the conference highlighted the community's eagerness to embrace quality regulations and foster continued progress in aging research.

The "Unlock Healthy Longevity: Supplements" conference not only provided a significant step forward in understanding aging and the potential of interventions to promote healthy lifespans but also emphasised the importance of addressing accessibility, misinformation, and authenticity challenges.


As we look forward to translating these advancements into benefits for a broader population, the conference serves as a beacon of hope for a healthier, longer-lived society.

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Written By Natasha Jordan

BHSc Nutritional Medicine, International health - University Of Queensland

Diploma In Dermal Science - AACDS

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