As the global population ages, there is interest from consumers in increasing health span—the length of life free from serious ailments. Diet, exercise and a positive mindset all contribute, but so does the power of natural ingredients to support the function of the joints, heart, mind and body.
According to the United Nations, the global population aged 65 and over is growing faster than all other age groups, and according to data from their 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be aged 65 or over.
The World Bank and OECD data suggests that the global average life expectancy today is 73, seven years more than that of 20 years ago at 66. But living for longer doesn’t necessarily mean living healthier. More elderly people now are living with multiple chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, along with other conditions related to an increase in age such as, hearing loss, dementia, arthritis and osteoporosis. Elderly people also have a higher risk of falling over due to mobility issues, causing further harm.