TruAge Test: Can Air Purifying Plants Slow Down the Aging Process?
Although slowing your aging may seem like a difficult task, it can be done by living in an environment with clean air!
Pollution from cars, factories, and other sources can accelerate the aging process. Thankfully, there are many air purifying plants that can help reduce the amount of toxins in your environment. Here at TruMe labs, we want to help you biohack your way to a longer life!
Here are 6 of our favorite no-fuzz air purifying plants:
- Snake plant: The snake plant, also known as the Sansevieria, is a highly efficient air purifier. It is able to absorb toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene through its leaves and convert them into pure oxygen. Not only does this make the snake plant an ideal bedroom plant (since most other plants release carbon dioxide at night), but it also helps to improve indoor air quality in general. In addition to its environmental benefits, the snake plant is also known for its striking appearance. With its long, snake-like leaves, the snake plant is a unique and eye-catching addition to any home.
- Philodendron: If you're looking for a plant that can help purify the air in your home, the philodendron is a great option. This climbing vine is known for its ability to remove a variety of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air, including formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is often found in particleboard and other construction materials, and it can be damaging to your health if you're exposed to it over long periods of time. Philodendrons are very effective at absorbing formaldehyde, making them a great choice for homes with plenty of construction materials. However, it's important to keep in mind that philodendrons are toxic if eaten, so they're not a good choice if you have young children or pets. But if you're looking for an effective way to improve the air quality in your home, the philodendron is a great option.
- Elephant's ear: The elephant ear philodendron is a popular house plant that is known for its ability to consume unsafe gases and other toxins in the air. This plant was discovered to be among some of the plants that function as air fresheners, making it a great choice for purifying the air in your home. Elephant ear philodendrons are low-maintenance and can be placed both indoors and outdoors. However, keep in mind that this plant is poisonous and should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
- Golden pothos: Golden pothos is a fast-growing vine that is known for its ability to remove formaldehyde from the air. It is also known as devil's ivy because it stays green even when kept in the dark. This plant is perfect for hanging baskets or for use in the garage, as it can help to remove formaldehyde from car exhaust. Golden pothos is a easy plant to care for, making it a great choice for those who are looking for a way to improve indoor air quality.
- Peace lily: The peace lily is one of the easiest houseplants to care for, and it also happens to be one of the most effective at purifying indoor air. Shade and weekly watering are all it needs to survive and produce blooms. In fact, it topped NASA’s list for removing all three of most common VOCs — formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also combat toluene and xylene. If you’re looking for a plant that will not only add some greenery to your home but also help improve the air quality, the peace lily is a great option.
- Chrysanthemum: The flowers of the mum plant are not only beautiful, but also serve a purpose. The blooms help to filter out benzene, which is a common pollutant found in glue, paint, plastics, and detergent. This plant loves bright light, and to encourage buds to open, you’ll need to find a spot near an open window with direct sunlight. Not only will the mum help to purify the air in your home or office, but it will also add a splash of color to your space.
If you live in a city, it can be especially difficult to keep the air clean. Adding air purifying plants to your living space is a great way to improve the air quality!
All of these are easy to care for, but keep in mind you need to:
- water them regularly
- give them enough light
- fertilize them every month or so
Here at TruMe, we can help you take steps to slowing down the aging process. Take our TruAge test to find your genetic age today, and use it again six months later to see if the changes you made have had an impact. We hope you choose to biohack your way to a longer, healthier life!