Im 51 ( well, when I wrote this I was). By instinct im not a supplement user. I've hung out with many people who gulp supplements like sweeties, and some have been fit and thin, others unfit and fat ( some fit and fat, some unfit and thin..... its plain unfair).

That said my clients and I have experimented with various mainstream supplements and i/we can recommend the following. There seems to be good science behind them with little side effects.

1) High dose vitamin C ( 2-7 mg a day: build up slowly otherwise you will give yourself a nasty dose of the runs)
2) Omega 3
3) Pysillium husks
4) Acidophilus
5) Saccharomyces
6) creatine

Thats the executive summary. ill add the science behind these recommendations soon.