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AGING - DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW
Aging Description Aging Causes & Theories Selected Prevention & Screening Recommendations For Adults Aging Treatment Considerations Natural Life Extenders Recommendations Aging - Notify Health Care Provider Aging Supplements & Products
AGING - SENIOR NUTRITION, HERBAL & HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS
Eating Right - Senior Nutrition Herbal Recommendations Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations Nutritional Supplement Recommendations Aging & Health Concerns Aging Supplements & Products
AGING IS NOT AN ILLNESS
Growing older is normal. It is a natural part of living and is not an illness.
However, the passing years do make the body more vulnerable to disorders and disease. Every person's body has their genetic makeup that determines the rate in which they age. Environment and lifestyle habits contribute to the body's aging process and the ability to fight off infections, illness and disease. Our genes dictate that the body's cells stop dividing after they have divided between twenty and thirty times. New cells must be made to replace those that die, a process that slows with age. In addition, cells are subject to premature death and damage. When there are no longer enough new cells to replace the ones that have died or suffered damage, the result is aging.
AGING CAUSES & THEORIES
There are many theories on aging and their causes. Here are some of the more prominent ones to consider:
GENETIC & DNA THEORY
The DNA in our bodies contains a genetic blueprint, which we inherit from our parents and ancestors. This is a unique code, which determines a number of factors affecting aging. Things that happen during our lifetime that damage the DNA, such as exposure to pollutants, toxins, radiation, our diet, and many other environmental and lifestyle factors can affect the ability of our body to repair damage. This genetic damage can cause the production of abnormal proteins and sugar-protein complexes, which leads to defective cell repair, loss of cell elasticity, and other symptoms of the aging process.
The pituitary gland and hypothalamus (a structure in the brain) regulate the release of key hormones to influence cell metabolism, protein synthesis, immune function, and the biochemical functioning of all bodily cells. The theory is that the hypothalamus over time loses its ability to regulate all these functions. The secretion of hormones gradually decreases over time, and this deterioration in the regulatory and hormone production process leads to aging. For instance, the decline in the polypeptide hormone insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1, is linked to a decline in cell activity. IGF-1 is a liver-produced product of human growth factor (HGH) which is secreted by the pituitary. Research has shown that IGF-1 increases insulin sensitivity, increases lean body mass, reduces fat, and builds bone, muscle, and nerves. One of IGF-1's greatest feats is the ability to repair peripheral nerve tissue that has been damaged.
THE FREE RADICAL THEORY
The free radical theory of aging has been the subject of a great deal of research in recent years, and has been gaining increasing acceptance. This theory asserts that unrepaired cumulative cell damage cause by free radicals, generated by normal metabolism, and contributed to by outside sources, is the cause for aging. Outside factors in the environment, such as exposure to toxins, pollutants, radiation, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as diet, cause highly reactive cell by-products called free radicals to be formed.
Free radicals are molecules or groups or portions of molecules that are extremely unstable and highly reactive and capable of independent existence. Because they have odd numbers of electrons (normally electrons occur in pairs), they are unstable and quickly react with other compounds, trying to capture a needed electron to gain stability. When an attacked molecule loses an electron to a free radical, it becomes a free radical itself. This process can cascade to cause disruption to living cells. Only when two free radicals react together do they eliminate each other and stop the process. If they are present in excessive amounts, they begin attacking the body on the cellular level. Free radicals attack the cells' protective membranes and genetic material (the nucleic acids DNA and RNA), causing cellular damage and malfunction. To make problems worse, the immune system may then attack the damaged cells as if they were foreign invaders (autoimmune disorders).
Because they are so chemically reactive, free radicals exist for only a millionth of a second each. This has made it difficult for researchers to study them directly. But there are millions of them, and even with their short life span they do considerable damage to our cells. Of special interest in aging are the oxygen free radicals. Which often take an electron away from another molecule to pair with their single free electron. This process is called oxidation. Since toxic metabolites can accumulate that interfere with the function of the cell membranes, protein synthesis, and the cellular RNA/DNA itself, cell energy production is adversely affected, which accelerates the aging process. The Vitamin C and Vitamin E, among many other Antioxidants, are thought to protect against the destructive effects of free radical by donating one of their electrons to end the cascading reaction. These nutrients are stable even in this state. In effect, they act as scavengers, helping to protect cell and tissue damage.
Researchers and theorists have postulated that many of the degenerative disorders that are associated with the aging process, including hardening of the arteries and cancer, are not inevitable results of the passing of time, but rather are the result of the breakdown of nucleic acids, proteins, and cell structures caused by the presence of free radicals. It is asserted that the aging phenomenon is nothing more than the ever-increasing accumulation of changes caused, or contributed to, by the presence of oxygen-based free radicals. Thus, though oxygen gives us life, it can also be our greatest enemy.
MoonDragon's Health & Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index
During normal metabolism, sugars such as glucose or fructose and reactive compounds known as aldehydes and ketones may attach to free amino groups on proteins. This process is called glycation and the protein is then saddled with sugar molecules. This protein then can react, or "cross-link," with other proteins to cause a bond between the two. The resulting so-called carbonyl groups act as a glue to attach the two proteins. Carbonyls are formed when either a sugar or free radical (or an aldehyde or ketone) reacts with amino acids on a protein. It is possible to have not only protein-protein cross-linking, but also protein-lipid and protein-DNA cross-linking. This cross-linking results in large aggregates of damaged proteins within the tissues, called advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs). These may go on to react with free radicals to cause tissue damage through oxidation, they inhibit certain cellular processes, they can be mutagenic (cancer-causing), and they can stimulate cells to produce even more damaging free radicals. AGEs also act to accelerate cell death. Thus, treatment to both inhibit cross-linking, and to reverse it, if possible, should be beneficial in combating the aging process.
The immune system gradually gets less effective as we age. For instance, the thymus gland, which is responsible for the production of thymic lymphoid, or T cells, can decrease its function by up to 80 percent as we reach middle years. As we age, the immune system is less able to produce the antibodies, macrophages, (natural killer [NK]) cells, and others that the body needs to fight off infections and other assaults from the outside. There is also an increased tendency to produce antibodies against the body itself - the autoimmune response, which is responsible for a host of autoimmune diseases.
Cells in the body are replaced by means of cell division, and there is a limit on the number of times they may divide successfully. That is, most cells normally divide approximately fifty times before they stop dividing and die a natural death. It is theorized that the mechanism that controls this cell division lies with the telomere, which is a cap-like structure on the end of each of the 23 pairs of chromosomes. Chromosomes are the helical structures of DNA that are found in all cell nuclei that carry our genetic code. Every time a cell divides, the telomere shortens up a bit. This constant shortening of the telomere means that after a certain number of divisions the telomere disappears, and the end of the chromosome begins to fray and stop dividing. This leads eventually to the death of a cell. Over time, this cumulative cell death leads to aging. However, an enzyme called telomerase has been discovered. This enzyme acts to repair damage to the telomere, and helps to maintain its length and stability. The theory is that by using telomerase, we may be able to prolong cell life and slow down or even reverse the aging process.
STEM CELL THEORY
This theory holds that as we age, we begin losing stem cells from the reserve we are granted at birth. This also means that the body's ability to repair and generate tissues is diminished, and we accumulate more and more dysfunctional cells as time passes. Aging is simply the accumulation of these dysfunctional cells, and the damage they cause to skin, organs, the immune-system, the muscles, and every other system in the body can only be undone by the addition of new stem cells.
CELL METABOLIC THEORY
Nutrition has an effect on the rate at which cells divide (See Telomere Theory, above). Caloric restriction has been shown in one animal study to increase lifespan by affecting the cell division rate. In another study, it was concluded that caloric restriction primarily slowed the aging process by an associated decrease in oxygen free radicals produced by the mitochondria (the energy-generating structures within the cells). No human studies have been conducted to date, but cultural, anthropological data indicates a possible link.
Whatever theory of aging ultimately proves to be correct, and probably there are a number of factors which, in combination, will eventually be found to have a profound effect.
NUTRITION & AGING
A significant number of problems faced by people over the age of sixty years may also be attributable to nutritional deficiencies. Many elderly people have malabsorption problems, in which nutrients in food are not properly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, as we age, our bodies do not assimilate nutrients as well as they once did when we were young. At the same time, as the body ages, its systems slow down and become less efficient, so the correct nutrients are more important than ever for the support, repair, and regeneration of the cells.
There are problems with nutritional intake and many disorders associated with an inability to absorb nutrients successfully. A study of older people living in an urban area found that 90 percent of those examined had an inadequate intake of Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) and Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and 30 to 40 percent demonstrated deficiencies of Vitamin A, Vitamin B-3 (niacin), Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron. Only 10 percent of the subjects consumed adequate amounts of Protein. Many Americans in nursing homes and other confined environments are deprived of sunlight, making them deficient in Vitamin D. A diet that lacks essential nutrients over a long period of time leads to a greater risk of degenerative disease.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a particular problem. This B-12 deficiency can lead to the development of neurologic symptoms ranging from tingling sensations, inability to coordinate muscular movements, weakened limbs, and lack of balance, to memory loss, mood changes, disorientation, and psychiatric disorders. Symptoms of Vitamin B-12 deficiency can easily be misinterpreted as signs of senility.
Many older people become deficient in Vitamin B-12 because they do not produce adequate amounts of stomach acid for proper digestion. This creates a perfect environment for the over growth of certain bacteria that steal whatever Vitamin B-12 is extracted from protein in the digestive tract. Other people do not produce enough of a substance called intrinsic factor, without which Vitamin B-12 cannot travel from the stomach to the rest of the body, even if nothing else is standing in its way.
A person can have a zest for living and vitality at any age. You should not assume that pain and illness are inevitable parts of aging. You can feel better at 60 than you did at 30 by making healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle. Adding the right supplements should give you the added power needed to boost immunity and prevent or cure most disorders - not to mention making you able to work or play longer than people much younger than your are. Looking youthful for your age is an added bonus. But remember, it takes years for these health problems to develop, so it will usually take some time to resolve them as well. There are no silver bullets or magic potions that will give you back your health and youth. However, if you give your body the correct fuel, it will perform for you and make you feel better.
RECOMMENDED NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
Antioxidant Complex Products Calcium Supplement Products Iron Supplement Products Protein Supplement Products Vitamin A Supplement Products Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) Supplement Products Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) Supplement Products Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) Supplement Products Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products Vitamin C Supplement Products Vitamin D Supplement Products Vitamin E Supplement Products
SELECTED PREVENTION & SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADULTS
One of the keys to staying healthy as we age is to practice preventive health care. In addition to adhering to a healthy diet and lifestyle, with appropriate nutritional supplementation, health care providers recommend undergoing certain routine screening procedures. The following is a summary of recommendations for some of the most important medical tests. If you are at risk for any particular illness due to heredity or personal history, you should probably undergo testing more frequently to ensure that all is well. Ask your health care provider what he or she recommends in your particular situation.
TEST WHY IT IS DONE WHO SHOULD BE TESTED HOW OFTEN Blood Cholesterol To look for signs of cardiovascular disease. Men and women 40 and over. Once every 5 years. If your tests show a high LDL (bad cholesterol) level, you may need more frequent testing. Ask your health care provider. Blood Pressure To check heart function. Men and women 40 and over. Every visit to the health care provider or at least once a year. Breast Self-Exam
Professional Breast Exam
To detect breast cancer. Self Exam: Women 30 and over.
Professional Breast Exam: Women 30 and over.
Mammogram: Women 40 and over.
Men can get breast cancer too, but it is so rare that routine screening is not done.
Self Exam: Once a month.
Professional Breast Exam & Mammogram: Once a year.
Colonoscopy To detect colorectal cancer. Men and women 50 and over, earlier if there is a family history of the disease. Once every 3 to 5 years after initial exam, or more often if recommended by health care provider. Complete Physical Exam
May include Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Blood Chemistry (Chem 7 [SMA7] or Chem 20 [SMA20])
To assess overall health.
To check for anemia and leukemia.
To check for liver dysfunction, thyroid problems, kidney function, and diabetes.
Men and women 20 and over. From age 20 to 30, once every 5 years.
From age 30 to 60, once every 2 years.
Over age 60, once annually.
To test for cervical cancer and other reproductive problems. women 18 and over, or younger if they become sexually active at an earlier age. Once a year. After 3 consecutive negative tests, frequency may be decreased at health care provider's discretion. PSA Test
To look for signs of prostate cancer. Men 40 and over. Once a year. Stool Guaiac Test To test for blood in the stool. Men and women 40 and over. Once a year.
In addition, health care providers recommend that all adults receive a tetanus vaccine booster every ten years.
SLOWING THE AGING PROCESS
Growing older is inevitable; however, we can try to slow the aging process and prolong our lives by taking measures to promote continuous cell division. If science could keep the cells from dying, and doing bodily harm, the aging process could conceivably be suspended.
Many elderly people complain of sleep difficulties. One common cause is the consumption of sugar after dinner. Complex carbohydrates have a relaxing effect. A good night-time snack is popcorn, or nut butter and crackers. Protein on the other hand, promotes alertness, so it should be consumed earlier in the day.
A burning sensation, mainly on the bottom of the feet, is not unusual among elderly people. A deficiency of the B Vitamins, especially Vitamin B-12, is often the cause. Since many older people have problems with absorption of the B Vitamins, it is best to take supplements of these nutrients in a way that by passes the digestive tract. Injections are best. Sublingual administration is also effective.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that up to 30 percent of people over the age of 65 are unable to absorb Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid properly because they do not produce enough Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) and/or they suffer from an over growth of bacteria in the intestinal tract.
GH3 (formerly known as Gerovital H-3) is a formula based on the anesthetic procaine that has been shown to slow the aging process and rejuvenate the body. Procaine acts like and enhances the action of Vitamin B-6 and Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA, one of the B vitamins). GH3, marketed by Gero Vita International, has helped many people with arthritis and other diseases of aging. Caution: This remedy should not be used by individuals who are allergic to sulfites.
NATURAL LIFE EXTENDERS
HELPFUL LIFE EXTENDING SUBSTANCES
There are a number of substances available that have properties that make them "natural life extenders" (see Products further down on this page).
- Coenzyme Q-10 protects the heart, increases tissue oxygenation, and is vital for many bodily functions. The liver has the highest level of Coenzyme Q-10 if any tissue. Since the liver is the main detoxifying organ of the body, optimal liver function is vital for minimizing damage to all the body's tissues.
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is an adrenal hormone that enhances immune function. It has been found to help prevent and treat many of the disorders associated with aging. A form of DHEA, 7-Keto DHEA, is not converted into estrogen or testosterone in the body.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: DHEA Therapy
- Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is beneficial for memory and mental ability, acting to increase alertness and focus. It may also enhance mood and vision.
- Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a derivative of the amino acid Glycine. It boosts immune function and improves tissue oxygenation.
- Ginkgo Biloba is an herb that has powerful antioxidant properties and that supplies oxygen to the brain cells, enhancing brain function.
- L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, L-Methionine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, N-Acetyl-Cysteine (L-Cysteine), and L-Taurine areAmino Acids and related compounds that have various important anti-aging actions.
- Glutathione is an amino acid compound that is a valuable antioxidant and detoxifier. Cellular glutathione levels tend to drop by 30 to 35 percent with age; increasing glutathione, particularly in the liver, lungs, kidneys, and bone marrow, may have an anti-aging effect. Glutathione can be taken in supplemental form. Glutathione levels can also be increased by taking supplements of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), which is converted to glutathione in the body.
MoonDragon's Health Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH or GH) is also known as somatotropin, is the hormone that regulates growth. Administered to older adults, it rebuilds muscle mass and reduces the amount of fat tissue, reversing changes that occur with aging. It is available only under the supervision of a health care provider.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: HGH Therapy
- Lipoic Acid is critical in glycolysis and in the Kreb's cycle, two complex biochemical processes essential for the generation of cellular energy. The liver relies on these processes to meet its large energy demands. Lipoic Acid is used extensively in Germany to enhance liver function and treat diabetes.
- Melatonin is a natural hormone that acts as an antioxidant. Early in life, the body produces an abundant supply, but as we age, production steadily declines. In one laboratory experiment, mice given melatonin lived almost 1/3 beyond normal life expectancy. Melatonin may also help prevent cancer, counteract insomnia, and boost immunity.
- Morel, Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake Mushrooms were touted by the ancient Chinese as superior medicines that give eternal youth and longevity. They prevent high blood pressure and heart disease, lower cholesterol, prevent fatigue and viral infections, and much more. They are found in supplement form as well as fresh.
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) keeps hair healthy, with little graying, and prevents premature hair loss. It is also very important for normal adrenal and immune function.
- Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) is one of the B vitamins. It keeps skin healthy and delays wrinkles. In addition, the combination of PABA and Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) has been found to enhance brain function, immunity, and cellular regeneration.
- Pregnenolone is a naturally occurring hormone that may improve brain function, enhancing mood, memory, and thinking ability.
- Pycnogenol is a powerful bioflavonoid and antioxidant.
- Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme that is a powerful free radical scavenger that protects the cells.
Nutritional products that act as cross-linking (AGE) inhibitors include Carnosine, Aminoguanidine, Metformin, Acarbose, and Pyridoxamine. Cross-linking breakers, or reversers, are not yet commercially available, but thiazolium, products such as ALT-711 (dimethyl-3-phenacyl-thiazolium chloride) and PTB (dimethyl-phenacyl-thiazolium bromide) are being tested with good results.
RECOMMENDED NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement Products Amino Acid Complex Supplement Products Carnitine Amino Acid Supplement Products Carnosine Amino Acid Supplement Products Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) Supplement Products Cysteine & N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) Amino Acid Supplement Products DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Supplement Products 7-Keto DHEA Supplement Products DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) Supplement Products DMG (Dimethylglycine) Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products Glutamine Amino Acid Supplement Products Glutathione Amino Acid Supplement Products Glycine Amino Acid Supplement Products Human Growth Hormone (HGH or GH) Supplement Products Melatonin Supplement Products Methionine Amino Acid Supplement Products Mushrooms & Mushroom Complex Herbal Products PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) Supplement Products Phenylalanine Amino Acid Supplement Products Pregnenolone Supplement Products Pycnogenol Supplement Products SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) Supplement Products Taurine Amino Acid Supplement Products Tyrosine Amino Acid Supplement Products Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) Supplement Products /b>
AGING & RELATED HEALTH CONCERNS
As people age, falls are all too common. Older adults are more likely to have weak muscles, poor vision, weaker legs, decreased sensation, or other medical conditions that make them more likely to fall easily, and with more troublesome consequences. They are more likely than younger people to take prescription medications, some of which can slow reflexes, decrease perception, and/or impair mobility - in so doing, increasing the danger of injury through an accidental fall. Physical injury is only one potential consequence of a fall for older adults, especially those who are frail to begin with. Recovery is often prolonged even after relatively minor falls, and this can lead to complications such as bedsores, greater muscle weakness, and increased susceptibility to infection. Keeping physically active is important for maintaining strength and coordination, and is one of the best defenses against such accidental injuries. It is also important to discuss with your health care provider or pharmacist the possible side effects of any medications you are taking.
Aging is not an illness, but it does increase one's chances of developing certain health problems. Constipation, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, heart palpitations, heartburn and indigestion, and weight gain are some of the more common complaints that accompany aging. Detailed information on the causes of and treatments for many problems that commonly affect older people are listed below:
AGING & RELATED HEALTH DISORDER CONCERNS
Blood Pressure Problems (Hypertension)
Blood Sugar Problems, Diabetes
Blood Sugar Problems, Hypoglycemia
Eyes, Dimness or Loss of Vision
High Blood Pressure
Hot Flashes (Power Surges)
Prolapse of the Uterus
Prostatitis (Enlarged Prostate)
Senility (Senile Dementia)
Weakened Immune System
Wrinkling of the Skin
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If you have questions about various health issues related to aging and therapies available. See the list above for specific disorders that are common with aging people.
If you have age spots, freckles, or moles. It is important to be cautious and note any unusual changes in their appearance or size of skin discolorations. If in doubt, contact your health care provider or dermatologist.
If You have or a family member are developing memory problems, consult with your health care provider. These may be early stages of various memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer's or dementia.
If You or a family member has nutritional deficiencies, contact your health care provider or nutritionist about nutritional therapies.
If You or a family member have signs or symptoms of circulatory disorders, immune function disorders, arthritis and/or osteoporosis, reproductive system problems (men and women), eye disorders, hearing loss, gastric disorders, depression or other mental issues, endocrine disorders, or any other unusual symptoms appear that need to be evaluated, consult with your health care provider.
AGING (ANTI-AGING) SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS
Product information about nutritional support associated with aging, the natural process of growing older.
Acidophilus Supplement Products Alka-Max Supplement Products Alfalfa Herbal Products Aloe Vera Herbal Products Alpha Lipoic Acid Products Amino Acid Complex Products Anti-Aging Supplement Products Antioxidant Complex Products Apple Cider Vinegar Products Arginine Amino Acid Products Ashwagandha Herbal Products Astragalus Herbal Products Bee Propolis Products Bee Royal Jelly Products Benfotiamine Supplement Products Beta Carotene Products Bifidus Supplement Products Bilberry Herbal Products Bioflavonoid Supplement Products Blood Cleanse Detox Products Blood Sugar Management Products Bone Joint Support Products Boron Supplement Products Brahmi Herbal Products Brewers Yeast Products Bringraj-Bhringaraj Herbal Products Bromelain Supplement Products Burdock Herbal Products Calcium Supplement Products Carotene Complex Products Carnitine Amino Acid Products Carnosine Amino Acid Products Cats Claw Herbal Products Cell Guard Supplement Products Chondroitin Supplement Products Chromium Supplement Products Colostrum Products CoEnzyme A Products Colloidal Silver Products Copper Supplement Products CoQ10 (CoEnzyme Q-10) Products Cysteine Amino Acid Products Dandelion Herbal Products DHEA Supplement Products Digestive Enzyme Complex Products DMAE Supplement Products DMG Supplement Products Echinacea Herbal Products EFA Black Currant Oil Products EFA Borage Oil Products EFA Complex Products EFA Evening Primrose Oil Products EFA Flaxseed Oil Products EFA Salmon Oil Products Fiber Acacia Gum Arabic Herbal Products Fiber Apple Pectin Herbal Products Fiber Complex Products Fiber Grapefruit Pectin Herbal Products 5-HTP Supplement Products Flaxseed Herbal Products Folic Acid Supplement Products Garlic Herbal Products Germanium Supplement Products GH3 Supplement Products Ginger Herbal Products Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products Ginseng Herbal Products Glucomannan Herbal Products Glucosamine Supplement Products Glucozene Supplement Products Glutamine Amino Acid Products Glutathione Amino Acid Products Glycine Amino Acid Products Goji (Wolfberry) Herbal Products Grape Seed Herbal Products Graviola Herbal Products Greens & Green Foods Herbal Products Greens Chlorella Herbal Products Greens Chorophyll Herbal Products Greens Kyogreen Herbal Products Greens Wheatgrass Herbal Products Green Tea Herbal Products Hairloss Hair Care Products Hair Remedy Hair Care Products
Hydrochloric Acid HCl Supplement Products HGH Supplement Products Honey Products Horsetail Herbal Products Hyaluronic Acid Supplement Products Inositol Supplement Products Iron Supplement Products Kava Kava Herbal Products Kelp Herbal Products Lecithin Supplement Products Licorice Herbal Products Lipoic-R-Acid Supplement Products Lutein Supplement Products Lycopene Supplement Products Magnesium Supplement Products Manganese Supplement Products Melatonin Supplement Products Mental Clarity Supplement Products Methionine Amino Acid Products Milk Thistle Herbal Products MSM Supplement Products MultiMineral Supplement Products MultiVitamin Supplement Products Mushroom Complex Herbal Products Mushroom Maitake Herbal Products Mushroom Reishi Herbal Products Mushroom Shiitake Herbal Products NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) Supplement Products NADH Supplement Products Nattokinase Supplement Products NephroEase Supplement Products Nettle Herbal Products Neuromins DHA Supplement Products Noni Herbal Products Olive Leaf Herbal Products Ornithine Amino Acid Products PABA Supplement Products Pancreatin Enzyme Supplement Products Papaya Enzyme Supplement Products Phenylalanine Amino Acid Products Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) Products Potassium Supplement Products Pregnenolone Supplement Products Protein Supplement Products Protein Spirutein Products Pycnogenol Supplement Products Quercetin Supplement Products Red Clover Herbal Products Resveratrol Supplement Products Rhodiola Herbal Products RNA-DNA Supplement Products Rooibos Herbal Products Rutin Supplement Products SAM-e Supplement Products Sarsaparilla Herbal Products Saw Palmetto Herbal Products Selenium Supplement Products 7-Keto-DHEA Supplement Products Shark Cartilage Supplement Products Silicon / Silica Supplement Products SOD Supplement Products Spirulina Herbal Products Stevia Herbal Products St. Johns Wort Herbal Products Sugar Substitute Products Surakta Herbal Products Sutherlandia Herbal Products Taurine Amino Acid Products Thymus Glandular Products Tyrosine Amino Acid Products Valerian Herbal Products Vitamin A Supplement Products Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products Vitamin B-7 Biotin Supplement Products Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products Vitamin B-Complex Products Vitamin C Supplement Products Vitamin D Supplement Products Vitamin E Supplement Products Wild Yam Herbal Products Zinc Supplement Products
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ANTI-AGING SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS
LEF: Anti-Aging Mask, Cosmesis, Life Extension, 2 oz.
Cosmesis Anti-Aging Mask minimizes the appearance of creases, while restoring healthy texture, color and moisture to aging skin. Regular use can help with the appearance of fine lines and have a cumulative effect on the youthful appearance of your skin..
LEF: Anti-Aging Rejuvenating Scalp Serum, Life Extension, 2 oz. (60 ml)
The new Rejuvenating Scalp Serum contains argan oil, which is unlike any other oil. It is a “dry” oil, easily absorbed by the skin so it leaves no residue or build-up on the hair or scalp. Argan oil has been shown to be exceptionally effective at targeting scalp skin cells to prevent dry scalp conditions, nourish hair follicles, and revive dull, tired, brittle hair.
LEF: Anti-Aging Rejuvenating Face Cream, Cosmesis Life Extension, 2 oz. (60 g)
These coffee extracts have been combined into the new Cosmesis Anti-Aging Rejuvenating Face Cream to help provide support against the visible signs of photoaging. Suggested use is to apply this rejuvenating face cream to clean skin twice a day, morning and night.
HerbsPro: Anti-Aging Skin Care Try-Me Kit, DeVita, 1 Kit
Kit Includes: Aloe Vera Moisture Cleanser, 1 oz. Moroccan Rose Facial Toner, 1 oz. Gentle Aloe Facial Scrub, 1 oz. Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer 30, 1/4 oz. Evening Nutritional Moisturizer, 1/4 oz. Italian Tomato Leaf Mud Masque, 1/4 oz. Optimal Rejuvenation, 1/8 oz.
HerbsPro: Anti-Aging Brain Health, Pioneer Botanicals, 60 VCaps
Homocysteine Reducing B-Vitamins: B6, B12 and Folic Acid. Vitamins B6, B12 and Folic Acid are well known to help reduce the levels of homocysteine in the body. Pioneer uses Methylcobalamin, the ideal activated form of Vitamin B12 that requires no conversion in the body to be utilized. Vitamin E: Protecting the Brain. Vitamin E offer significant protection against oxidative damage-related memory loss. Chromium Boosts Cognition. Chromium is important for proper mental function since glucose is the primary fuel source for the brain. Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Cognition Enhancer. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) appears to help provide nutritive support for memory, cognitive function and behavioral performance, and mood. Phosphatidyl Serine: Supporting Fluidity of Cell Membranes in the Brain. Phosphatidylserine is the major phospholipid in the brain, playing an important role in the integrity and fluidity of cell membranes. Phosphatidyl Choline: Supporting Cholinergic Activity in the Brain. Phosphatidylcholine is an essential phospholipid which is believed to support acetylcholine levels in the brain.Rhodiola: Adaptogen for the Mind. Alpha Lipoic Acid: Powerful Antioxidant for the Brain. Vinpocetine: Supporting Blood Flow to the Brain.Huperzine A: Supporting Acetylcholine in the Brain.
HerbsPro: Anti-Aging Formula, Olympian Labs, 90 Softgels
HerbsPro: Youth Glow Anti-Aging Formula, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 120 Caps
HerbsPro: Vines Eyes Anti-Aging Cream, The Grapeseed Company, 0.5 oz.
HerbsPro: Amazon Serum Anti-Aging, Mill Creek Botanicals, 1 oz.
HerbPro: Anti-Aging Stem Cell Booster Serum with Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Reviva Labs, 1 fl oz: K
HerbsPro: Anti-Aging Mask, Life Extension, 2 oz.
Dermatologist formulated concentrated antioxidant tea blend.
HerbsPro: Anti-Aging Day Creme, Tropical Solutions, Derma E, 2 oz.
Defy age rehydrate and rejuvenate skin with this daily moisturizer. Rich in essential antioxidants exotic botanicals nourishing vitamins and CoQ10 this advanced formula helps prevent and reduce the visible signs of aging and restore skin health for a luminous youthful complexion. May be used under makeup.
HerbsPro: Ester-C Super-C Cleanser Anti Aging Vitamin C Skin Care, 6 oz.
Clarifying and Brightening Wash. Multi-Antioxidant Defense. Natural Pioneer Since 1959. New & Improved. No Parabens, Phthalates or Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates. Powered By Ester-C.
HerbsPro: Anti Aging 3 Collagen Tropical, Dr. Venessa's Formulas, 300 Grams
Boosts natural collagen. Promotes cell renewal, for firmer, younger looking skin. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Improves skin elasticity to restore a youthful appearance. Improves damaged skin: acne, dermatitis, psoriasis. Promotes circulation to improve varicose veins and cellulite. Restores the sleeping cycle to enhance restful sleep. Increases energy, stamina and strength. Promotes healthy joints, cartilage, and bone density. Burns fat faster, reduces body weight to reshape body profile. Promotes an immune response to combat viral infections. Reduces sugar cravings.
Kalyx: Anti-Aging 3 Collagen Type I and II Mixed Berry, Dr. Venessa, 600 Grams: HF
Kalyx: Brain, Vitality & Anti-Aging DHEA, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Tabs: K
Kalyx: Olympian Labs Anti-Aging - 90 Softgels: HF
We all strive to stay healthy and strong as we age. Olympian Labs Anti-Aging includes ingredients that help maintain normal energy and skin health throughout the years. Resveratrol’s antioxidant properties complement Coenzyme Q10 and Omega 3 fish oils in supporting normal heart health. Grape Seed Extract is a powerful antioxidant that maintains everyday skin and circulatory health. This essential formula works to support overall health and wellbeing as you age. Grape Seed Extract offers antioxidants and supports normal skin and circulatory health. Helps maintain normal healthy energy.
Kalyx: Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizing Complex (SPF 15), Derma E, 2 oz: K
An intensive moisturizer that can be worn all day to keep your skin hydrated and protected. Can be worn under make up. This anti-aging antioxidant complex is a powerful blend of Astaxanthin, green tea, olive oil and skin vitamins. A skin-friendly UVA/UVB SPF 15 creme that you can wear day or night. This intensive moisturizer is easily absorbed and leaves your skin well hydrated and protected. No animal testing. Made in USA.
Kalyx: Anti-Aging Hand Creme, Derma E, 4 oz: K
Kalyx: Anti-Aging Skin Care Try-Me Sampler, Devita Natural Skin Care, 1 Kit: HF
Kit Includes: Aloe Vera Moisture Cleanser, 1 oz. - Moroccan Rose Facial Toner, 1 oz. - Gentle Aloe Facial Scrub, 1 oz. - Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer 30, 1/4 oz. - Evening Nutritional Moisturizer, 1/4 oz. - Italian Tomato Leaf Mud Masque, 1/4 oz. Optimal Rejuvenation, 1/8 oz. This new style kit is filled with the regieme designed for the individual wishing to try Devita Natural Skin Care Products for their individual skin type. Packaged in a handy key ring tote. A perfect way to sample! All ingredients are Paraben-Free and Vegan Approved.
Amazon: Anti-Aging Supplement Products
Amazon: Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
Amazon: Anti-aging Total Body Daily Defense, Applied Nutrition, 50 Softgels
Daily life and the passage of time can wreak havoc on your body all the way down to the cellular level. Anti-Aging Total Body Daily Defense helps you fight back against the aging effects of harmful free radicals, while offering total body support including heart, memory and vision benefits for improved longevity and wellness. Predictably, some of the primary organs that are affected by the aging process are the heart, brain and eyes. It is for this reason that this product focuses on these three areas in particular, plus a strong emphasis on cellular rejuvenation. Anti-Aging Total Body Daily Defense is a health practitioner-developed formula that combines some of the hottest ingredients on the market into one innovative product. This is an all-in-one product that supplies therapeutic doses of essential anti-aging nutrients in only two soft gels per day.
Amazon: Anti-Aging Formula Daily Supplements Packets, Vitamedica, 30-Count
Each AM daily packet includes: AM Multi-Nutrient Formula (2 tablets) - Formulated to provide energy and support activity levels throughout the day. Key nutrients include Vitamins A, C and E to support overall skin health. Features the B-Complex including biotin and pantothenic acid to support healthy hair, skin and nails. Broad Spectrum Antioxidant (1 capsule) - Formulated with a broad range of antioxidants to provide protection against multiple types of free-radicals. Contains nutrients with well-documented dermal antioxidant properties including green tea, grape seed extract, ginkgo biloba, milk thistle, alpha lipoic acid, lutein and cysteine. Each PM daily packet includes: PM Multi-Nutrient Formula (2 tablets) - Formulated to support rest and relaxation during the evening. Includes 500 mg of calcium and other bone supporting nutrients like magnesium, boron, and vitamins D and K. Flax Seed Oil (1 softgel capsule) - In addition to its lubricating benefits, flax seed oil is an excellent source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are a fundamental component of the cellular membrane of all skin cells. Because of the rapid turnover of cells in the dermis, an adequate supply of EFAs if essential for healthy looking skin. Anti-Aging Formula is designed to support the skin from the inside out. The formulation is designed for individuals who want to actively manage the aging process by providing the key nutrients to support youthful-looking complexion.
Amazon: LifePak Nano Anti-Aging Dietary Supplement. Pharmanex, 60 Packets
LifePak Nano is a nutritional anti-aging program formulated to nourish and protect cells, tissues, and organs in the body with the specific purpose to guard against the ravages of aging. LifePak Nano offers the highest bioavailability with a first-ever nanotechnology process and advanced levels of key anti-aging nutrients in a comprehensive formula available exclusively through Pharmanex. A proprietary innovation in anti-aging protection with advanced bioavailability and maximum benefits. LifePak Nano is designed to be the most scientifically advanced anti-aging supplement for adults.
Amazon: Total Balance Men's Premium Multivitamin / Multinutrient Supplement for Anti-Aging & General Health, Xtend-Life, 105 Enteric Coated Tabs
3 Supplements in 1 Premium Age-Defying Formula for Men. Total Balance Men's Premium kicks things up a few notches. Stretching the boundaries of vitamins, minerals and other compounds, Total Balance Men's Premium is for men who are serious about retaining their virility and vitality. It delivers: A Complete Nutrient System with 98 targeted vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and age-defying nutrients to support cell health and function! Natural support for healthy hormone levels. Support for prostate health and function. Compared to Total Balance Men's Standard, the Premium version contains 300% more specialty age defying nutrients.
Amazon: Total Balance Women's Premium Multivitamin / Multinutrient Supplement for Anti-Aging & General Health, Xtend-Life, 105 Enteric Coated Tabs
The proprietary formula of Total Balance Women's Premium offers best-in-class vitamins, minerals and other compounds designed to deliver maximum benefits. Your body will benefit from this complete nutrient system with 97 targeted vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and age-defying nutrients to support cell health and function! Advanced age-defying nutrients to help you look and feel better. Natural hormone-balancing support that may help relieve uncomfortable symptoms. Total Balance Women's Premium also includes advanced ingredients such as Carnosine, Glutathione, SAMe and others. Each tablet is enteric coated to protect every element from stomach acid and allow optimum absorption in the upper intestine. Compared to Total Balance Women's Standard, the Premium version contains 300% more specialty age-defying nutrients.
Amazon: Anti-Wrinkle & Anti-Aging Formula, ReNew You, 60 Caps
Proven anti-aging supplement. Smoother skin, less wrinkles, fewer fine lines and a youthful glow or your money back. 100% natural formula wit niacinamide and no fillers for safe, effective and long term results. Smoother, younger, and more firm skin with the best anti-aging and anti-wrinkle pills. Complimented by stronger and less delicate nails and stronger, smoother, silkier hair to complete the total package. In addition to the wrinkle reducing and skin firming properties, our anti aging formula contains other specific super anti-oxidants and vitamins that promote an all around healthy body and mind, vitality, and youthfulness within each capsule. Take control of your skins appearance and overall health and vitality with our easy to use anti-wrinkle and anti-aging formula.
Amazon: Phytoceramides Anti-Aging Formula, Ad-Vent, 30 VCaps
Softens lines. Anti-aging supplements phytoceramides skin vitamins fast acting formula. Best for skin restoring, strengthens new collagen, premium quality. plant derived. Helps moisturize skin from the inside out. Adds glow to the skin. Clears itchy skin.
This is a small sample of available anti-aging products from these merchant vendors. There are several hundred more products available.
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