Estrogen and Progesterone
There is a lot of difference of opinion on hormone replacement therapy in the medical community. There are no long term studies on the effects of administering testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and HGH on humans. The anti-aging community touts the many benefits, like increased muscle mass, fat burning, sexual virility, increased energy, cardiovascular health, preventing diabetes, fighting depression and increasing cognitive abilities. The mainstream community warns of possible cancer, etc. as side results of this kind of therapy. Many seniors are choosing to obtain the health benefits listed above to have the highest quality of life and are willing to risk the possible risks. They see immediate results and their quality of life improves almost overnight.
The other ones are Digestive Enzymes, Melatonin, GABA, and DHEA.
Digestive Enzymes: These proteins are necessary for every chemical reaction in the body and the normal activity of cells, tissue, fluids, and organs. They improve the speed of chemical reactions and regulate most biological reactions that occur within the human body.
Research has shown that every ten years the body’s production of enzymes decreases by 13%. With age comes the need for supplementation. The typical American diet consists of considerably more enzyme-deficient cooked food than enzyme-rich raw food. When you eat cooked or processed foods, you are depleting your enzyme potential.
Think about this—if you cook your food in any way—grill, microwave, broil, bake, steam, etc.—your food is frozen, canned, or pasteurized, the enzymes have been destroyed. Most of our foods are cooked or processed, so it’s easy to see that we routinely deprive our bodies of much-needed enzymes on a daily basis. Our digestive system is working overtime to try and process the foods we eat. The typical diet indicates a definite need for supplemental enzymes.
Melatonin is a hormone which aids in falling to sleep and inducing deep restful sleep, which is when the body can repair itself. Melatonin prevents destruction of chromosomes by oxidation. The levels in our blood of melatonin drop slightly before puberty and continue to drop steadily into old age. Recent studies suggest that supplementing the hormone may bolster our immune systems, keep our cells from disintegrating, slow the growth of tumors and cataracts, and ward off heart disease. All that while helping us sleep better.* The recommended is one milligram daily to help you get a good night’s sleep. Melatonin can be found in any health food store and is very cheap.
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is the most important and abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. In layman’s terms, it helps induce relaxation and sleep. Sleep problems are also clearly linked to low GABA levels. Many peope aren’t aware that it also stimulates the anterior pituitary which results in higher levels of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). Studies have shown that GABA promotes significant increases in plasma growth hormone levels. I take 3 grams of GABA and one milligram of melatonin before I go to bed and sleep like a baby and my body is repairing itself as I sleep. Once again GABA is found in health food stores and is also relatively cheap.
*Newsweek, August , 1995 Geoffrey Cowley
DHEA is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. Studies have shown that DHEA dramatically increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer, extends the life span of animals up to 59%: enhances sexual function; cures impotance; and boosts memory and cognition. The anti-obesity effects were some of the best news. DHEA is not simply and appetite suppressant: studies were showing that it alters metabolism to accelerate fat burning and foster gains in muscle mass. Our production of DHEA decreases markedly with age. After peaking at around age 25, it drops steadily in both men and women. The reason everyone should definitely include DHEA in their vitamin regimen is that it is the only hormone in the human body that decreases in such dramatic fashion. By age 75, blood levels in many people have dropped 95% from prime peak. * Since it is a precursor from which the body makes testosterone, estradiol, and a number of other steroid hormones, you can see why you should be supplementing with DHEA. Suggested dosages range from 50 mgs. for men and 30 mgs. for women daily.
More proof that with supplementation, you can reverse the biological factors that determine aging and be younger than your chronological years.
*The DHEA Breakthrough, Stephen Cherniske, M.S.
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