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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




  • SENIOR NUTRITION & DIET INFORMATION

    EATING RIGHT

    As we get older, eating right and obtaining the benefits of healthy eating include resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, increased mental acuteness, better management of chronic health issues and faster recuperation times when we do become ill. It is also a factor in maintaining a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.

    Since we are what we eat, it is important to put quality foods into our bodies. A diet that includes a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits, along with whole grains and lean proteins will go a long way towards making you feel great inside and out. Good nutrition helps to keep the muscles, bones, organs and other body parts strong and adds endurance. Eating nutrient-rich foods boosts immunity and fights toxins that can cause illness. A proper diet reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, bone loss, cancer and anemia. Eating properly also means consuming fewer calories and optimizing the ones you do take in with nutrient-rich foods, keeping weight issues in control. Nutrients are needed to sharpen the mind and are essential for the brain to do its job properly and efficiently. A selection of brightly colorful vegetables and fruits, fish and nuts that are packed with omega-3 essential fatty acids can improve memory, focus and decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Wholesome and balanced meals will give your body more energy, help you to look and feel better. This helps in boosting self-esteem and when you and your body feels good, it helps you to feel happier,


    CALORIE REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIORS

    A WOMAN OVER 50 YEARS OF AGE - WHO IS:
    • Not physically active needs about 1600 calories daily.
    • Somewhat physically active needs about 1800 calories daily.
    • Very active needs about 2000 calories daily.

    A MAN OVER 50 YEARS OF AGE - WHO IS:
    • Not physically active needs about 2000 calories daily.
    • Somewhat physically active needs about 2200 to 2400 calories daily.
    • Very active needs about 2400 to 2800 calories daily.

    Remember that there is much more to nutrition than counting calories. It requires creating a wholistic nutritious lifestyle.

    Source of Information: National Institute of Aging


    SENIOR NUTRITION GUIDELINES

    Adults as they get older can feel better and stay healthier for the future by choosing healthy foods. A balanced diet and physical activity contribute to a higher quality of life and enhanced independence as we age.


    SENIOR FOOD PYRIMID GUIDELINES

  • FRUIT - Eat whole fruits rather than juices for more Fiber and Vitamins. Aim for around 1.5 to 2 servings daily. Rather than just staying with the banana and apple, pick color-rich fruit that includes berries and melons.

  • VEGETABLES - Choose color and antioxidant rich dark leafy Greens, such as kale, spinach, and broccoli, as well as oranges and yellow, such as carrots, squash and yams. Try to eat 2 to 2.5 cups of vegetables daily.

  • CALCIUM - Aging bone health is dependent upon adequate Calcium intake to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. Seniors need 1,200 mg of Calcium daily through servings of milk, yogurt, and cheese. Non-dairy sources of calcium include tofu, broccoli, almonds and kale.

  • WHOLE GRAINS - Choose your carbohydrates carefully by opting for whole grains instead of over-processed white flour for more nutrients and higher Fiber count. Read labels and look for pasta, breads, and cereals that list "whole" in the ingredient list. Seniors need 6 to 7 ounces of grains daily (one ounce is about 1 slice of bread)..

  • PROTEIN - Seniors need about 0.5 grams of Protein per pound of body weight. Simply divide your bodyweight in half to know how many grams you need. a 130 pound woman will need 65 grams of Protein daily. A serving of tuna, for example, has about 40 grams of Protein. Be sure to vary your Protein sources with more fish, beans, peas, nuts, eggs, milk, cheese and seeds.

  • IMPORTANT VITAMINS & MINERALS

  • WATER - Water is important, especially for seniors. Seniors are prone to dehydration because our bodies lose some of its ability to regulate fluid levels and our sense of thirst is dulled as we get older. Post notes where you can be reminded to sip water every hour and with meals to avoid urinary tract infections, constipation, and possibly confusion.

  • VITAMIN B - After 50, the stomach produces less gastric acid making it difficult to absorb Vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is needed to help keep blood and nerves functioning properly. Get the recommended daily intake of 2.4 mcg of Vitamin B-12 from fortified foods or a quality vitamin supplement.

  • VITAMIN D - We get most of our Vitamin D, which is essential to absorbing Calcium, through our sun exposure and certain foods such as fatty fish, egg yolk, and fortified milk. With age, our skin is less efficient at synthesizing Vitamin D. Many of us do not go out in the sun, reducing exposure time, so deficiency is common. Consult with your health care provider about vitamin supplementation of Vitamin D to correct deficiencies.


  • SENIOR NUTRITION TIPS FOR WHOLESOME EATING

    Once you have started to follow a nutritious plan of nutrient-dense foods, your body will notice the difference. It will feel sluggish and slow if you eat less wholesome foods. To get into a healthy eating well habit, follow these tips:
    • Reduce Sodium (Salt): Reducing salt in your diet will help prevent water retention and high blood pressure. Use "low sodium" foods and seasonings and season your meals with herbs, spices and a few grains of Course Sea Salt instead of cooking with salt.

    • Eat Good Fats: Use Olive Oil, Avocado, salmon, walnuts, Flaxseed, and other monosaturated fats. The fats from these sources can protect your body from heart disease by controlling the bad LDL cholesterol levels and raising your good HDL cholesterol levels.

    • Lots of Fiber: Smoothe movement takes on a whole new meaning as we age. Avoid constipation, lower the risk of chronic diseases, and feel better, fuller longer by increasing Fiber intake. Good Fiber foods include raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans.

    • Avoid Bad Carbohydrates: Bad carbohydrates, known as simple or unhealthy carbs, are foods such as white flour, refined sugar, white rice that have been stripped of all bran, fiber and nutrients. Bad carbs digest quickly and cause spikes in blood sugar levels and short-lived energy. For longer-lasting energy and stable insulin levels, choose good or complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

    • Read Packages & Look For Hidden Sugar: Added sugar can be hidden in foods such as bread, canned soups, canned vegetables, pasta sauce, instant mashed potates, frozen dinners, fast food, and condiments such as ketchup. Check food labels for alternate terms for sugar such as corn syrup, molasses, brown rice syrup, cane juice, fructose, sucrose, dextrose, or maltose. Choose fresh or frozen vegetables instead of canned goods, and choose low-carb or sugar-free versions of products such as tortillas, bread, pasta, and ice cream.

    • Cook Smart: Prepare vegetables by steaming or sauteing in Olive Oil since it preserves the nutrients. Cook only until done, do not overcook your foods. Forget boiling since it drains nutrients.

    • Be Colorful: Put five colors on your plate. Fruits and vegetables rich in color (blackberries, blueberries, melons, yams, spinach, tomato, zucchini) correspond to rich nutrients.

    CHANGING DIETARY NEEDS FOR SENIORS

    Every stage of life brings changes and adjustments to your body. Understanding what is happening will help you take control of your nutrition requirements.


    PHYSICAL CHANGES

    METABOLISM

    Every year over the age of forty, our metabolism slows. This means that even if you continue to eat the same amount as when you were younger, you are likely to gain weight because you are burning fewer calories. In addition, you may be less physically active. Consult your health care provider to decide if you should cut back on calories.

    WEAKENED SENSES

    Your taste and smell senses diminish with age. Seniors tend to lose sensitivity to salty and bitter tastes first, so you may be inclined to salt your food more heavily than before - even though seniors need less salt than younger people. Use herbs and healthy oils, such as olive oil, to season food instead of salt. Similarly, seniors tend to retain the ability to distinguish sweet tastes the longest, leading some to overindulge in sugary foods and snacks. Instead of adding sugar, try increasing sweetness to meals by using naturally sweet food such as fruit, peppers, or yams.

    MEDICATIONS & ILLNESSES

    Prescription medications and illnesses can often negatively influence appetite and may also affect taste, again leading seniors to add too much salt or sugar to their food. Ask your health care provider about overcoming side effects of medications or specific physical conditions.

    DIGESTION

    Due to a slowing digestive system, you generate less saliva and stomach acid as you get older, making it more difficult for your body to process certain vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-6 and Folic Acid, which are necessary to maintain mental alertness, a keen memory and good circulation. Up your Fiber intake and talk to your health care provider about possible supplements.

    LIFESTYLE CHANGES

    LONELINESS & DEPRESSION

    Loneliness and depression affect your diet. For some, feeling down leads to not eating and in others it may trigger overeating. Be aware if emotional problems are affecting your diet, and take action by consulting your health care provider or therapist.

    DEATH OR DIVORCE

    Newly single seniors may not know how to cook or may not feel like cooking for one. People on limited budgets might have trouble affording a balanced, healthy diet. See the resources below for suggestions on cooking for one and easy, healthy menu selections.



    UNDERSTANDING MALNUTRITION



    Malnutrition is a critical senior health issue caused by eating too little food, too few nutrients, and by digestive problems related to aging. Malnutrition causes fatigue, depression, weak immune system, anemia, weakness, digestive, lung, and heart problems, and skin concerns.

    TIPS FOR MALNUTRITION PREVENTION
    • Eat nutrient packed food.
    • Have flavorful food available.
    • Snack between meals.
    • Eat with company as much as possible.
    • Get help with food preparation.
    • Consult your health care provider or nutritionist.
    TIPS FOR CREATING A WELL-BALANCED SENIOR DIET

  • Avoid skipping meals. Skipping meals causes your metabolism to slow down, which leads to feeling sluggish and poorer choices later in the day.
  • Breakfast: Select high fiber breads and cereals, colorful fruit, and protein to fill you with energy for the day. Try yogurt with muesli and berries, a veggie-packed omelet, peanut-butter on whole grain toast with a citrus salad, or old-fashioned oatmeal made with dried cherries, walnuts, and honey.

  • Lunch: Keep your body fueled for the afternoon with a variety of whole-grain breads, lean protein, and fiber. Try a veggie quesadilla on a whole-wheat tortilla, veggie stew with whole-wheat noodles, or a quinoa salad with roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese.

  • Dinner: End the day on a wholesome note. Try warm salads of roasted veggies and a side of crusty brown bread and cheese, grilled salmon with spicy salsa, or whole-wheat pasta with asparagus and shrimp. Opt for sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes and grilled meat instead of fried.

  • Snacks: It is okay, even recommended, to snack. But make sure you make it count by choosing high-fiber snacks to healthfully tide you over to your next meal. Choose almonds and raisins instead of chips, and fruit instead of sweets. Other smart snacks include yogurt, cottage cheese, apples and peanut butter, and veggies and hummus.

  • SENIOR HEALTHY EATING OBSTACLES

    There tends to be several reasons why so many seniors have trouble eating a nutritious diet every day. Here are some recommendations to help seniors overcome healthy eating obstacles and give them the nutrition they need:

  • Avoid eating alone. Eating with company can be as important as vitamins. A social atmosphere stimulates the mind and helps people to enjoy their meals. This in turn will help them to eat better. If you live alone, eating with company will take some planning, but the effort is worth the rewards.
    • Make a date to share lunch or dinners with grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors on a rotating basis.
    • Join in by taking a class, volunteering, or going on an outing, all of which can lead to new friendships and dining buddies.
    • Adult day care centers provide both companionship and nutritious meals for seniors who are isolated and lonely, or unable to prepare their own meals.
    • Senior meal programs are a great way to meet others. Contact your local Senior Center, YMCA, congregation, or high school and ask about senior meal programs.
  • Loss of appetite can be a problem. You should consult with your health care provider or pharmacist to see if your loss of appetite could be due to medications you are taking and whether or not the dosage can be adjusted or changed. It may take some time to get the medications adjusted and the appetite stimulated. Try using natural flavor enhancers such as olive oil, vinegar, garlic, onions, ginger and spices to give food more flavor and help prepared food smell and taste better.
  • Difficulty chewing food is another obstacle for many seniors. Make chewing easier by drinking smoothies made with fresh fruit, yogurt, and Protein powder. Eat steamed veggies and soft food such as couscous, rice, and yogurt. Consult your dentist to make sure your dentures are properly fitted or you need your teeth worked on. Tooth pain or sensitivity can seriously interfere with maintaining a healthy daily diet, not to mention it can cause other serious help concerns if infection becomes a problem.
  • Dry mouth can be remedies by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water or other liquids daily. Take a drink of water after each bite of food, add sauces and salsas to foods to moisten, avoid commercial mouthwash, and ask your health care provider about artificial saliva products.

  • Food pickiness can be a problem. If you do not like certain foods or if you were raised eating lots of meat and white bread, a new way of eating might sound unpleasant. Changing eating habits can be difficult but eating healthfully should be viewed as a new adventure. Start with small dietary change steps:
    • First and foremost, commit to keeping an open mind. Do not be afraid to try something new. Afterall, you just might like it.
    • Try including a healthy fruit or veggie at every meal.
    • Focus on how you feel after eating well. This will help foster new habits and tastes.
    • Do not be afraid to experiment with old recipes and try new ways to make them healthier.
  • Stuck in a food rut can changed by rekindling inspiration by visiting the farmers market and trying new, freshly picked produce, reading a cooking magazine with healthy new recipes, watching cooking shows on the television to get some great ideas, buy a new herb or spice you have not tried before, or discussing with your friends possible new foods and recipes they like. Make food variety a priority and you will look forward to getting creative with healthy meals.

  • If you cannot shop or prepare food for yourself, there are a number of possibilities, depending on your living situation, finances, and needs:
    • Take advantage of home delivery. Many grocery stores have Internet or phone delivery services.
    • Swap services. Ask a friend, neighborhood teen, or college student if they would be willing to shop for you.
    • Share your home. If you live alone in a large home, consider having a housemate or companion who would be willing to do the grocery shopping and cooking.
    • Hire a homemaker. Try to find someone who can do the shopping and meal preparation for you.
    • Check out senior services in your area to see what options may be available for your specific needs.
    MEALS ON WHEELS

    Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to people who are homebound and/or disabled, or would otherwise be unable to maintain their dietary needs. The daily delivery generally consists of two meals: a nutritionally balanced hot meal to eat at lunch time and a dinner, consisting of a cold sandwich and milk along with varying side dishes. Generally, Meals on Wheels is available to those persons who are not able to provide for themselves, for whatever reason. Check with senior services in your area for information on finding a program to suit your needs.

    KEEPING WITH THE PROGRAM

    Healthy eaters have their personal rules for keeping with the program. Here are some to keep in mind.
    • Ask for help for your health’s sake. Know when you need a hand to make shopping, cooking, and meal planning assistance.
    • Variety is the spice of life. Try eating and cooking something new as soon as boredom strikes.
    • Make every meal workable. Healthy eating does not need to be a big production. Keep it simple and you will stay on track. Stocking the pantry and fridge with wholesome choices will make the workable even easier.
    • Set the mealtime mood. Set the table, light candles, play music, or eat outside or by a window when possible. Tidying yourself and your space will help you enjoy the moment.
    • Break habits. If you eat watching TV, try eating while reading instead. If you eat at the counter, curl up to a movie and a slice of veggie pizza.



    SENIOR NUTRITION GUIDELINE LINKS



  • Seniors Site: Nutrition Guidelines for Senior Citizens
    Outlines changes in nutrition guidelines for seniors and suggests how to compensate for them.
  • National Institutes of Health: DASH Eating Plan (PDF)
    Provides specific eating recommendations for lowering blood pressure.
  • Vegetarian Resource Group: A Seniors Guide to Good Nutrition
    Addresses specific eating-related problems along with tips on adapting to a special diet and preparing healthy meals. Written for vegetarians but many of the tips apply to everyone.
  • Clemson Extension: Food Safety for the Elderly
    Guidelines for safe food handling and preparation, including the minimum cooking temperature for all meats and eggs.
  • Health & Age: Healthful Diet Aids Memory-Impaired Seniors
    Study results describe how proper nutrition enhances mental function in older adults.

  • NUTRITION SERVICES FOR SENIORS



  • Meals on Wheels: Find a U.S. Program
    A searchable database that allows you to find a Meals on Wheels program in your area of the U.S. (Meals on Wheels Association of America)
  • Meals at Home Services (UK)
    In the UK, find out if you qualify to receive meals delivered to your home and access a directory of providers in your area. (Directgov)
  • Meals on Wheels Australia
    Find your local Meals on Wheels service in Australia. (Meals on Wheels Australia)
  • Find a Meals on Wheels Location in Canada
    Find a Meals on Wheels and other senior meal programs in your area of Canada. (MealCall)

  • SUGAR & SALT IN A HEALTHY SENIOR DIET



  • University of Maine: Sodium Content of Your Food
    How sodium affects your body and how to cut down on dietary sodium. Included tips on reading nutrition labels, and suggestions for cooking and shopping.
  • Sugar Stacks: Sugar Stacks
    Photos showing the amount of sugar in different foods.
  • Harvard School of Public Health: The Dangers of Sugar and Salt
    Article detailing evidence that too much of these ingredients can harm health.
  • Harvard School of Public Health Facts on Sugar & Salt
    Includes how to interpret food labels.





  • HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Astragalus & Echinacea helps to boost the immune system. Caution: Do not take Echinacea if you have an autoimmune disorder.

  • Ginseng and Bilberry are good for giving extra energy, improving brain function, and increasing circulation. Bilberry also protects the eyes. Caution: Do not use Ginseng if you have high blood pressure.

  • Burdock Root and >Red Clover cleanse the bloodstream. They can be used separately or in combination.

  • Dandelion and Milk Thistle promote good liver function and bile flow.

  • Garlic helps immune function and protects the heart.

  • Ginkgo Biloba has powerful antioxidant properties and increases the supply of oxygen to the brain cells, enhancing brain function.

  • Green Tea aids in cancer prevention and is a powerful antioxidant.

  • Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a plant that grows in Hawaii. Its fruit has many health benefits and has been used for thousands of years to ease pain and inflammation, relieve joint problems, promote cellular regeneration, boost the immune system, and improve digestion.

  • Horsetail, taken in tea or extract form, is an excellent source of silica, a form of the trace mineral silicon. Silicon is important for maintaining the strength of bones and connective tissue, and possibly the walls of blood vessels.

  • Kava Kava, St. John's Wort, and Valerian Root are valuable as sleep aids and tranquilizers. St. John's Wort is also a natural antidepressant.

  • Licorice Root is an effective anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agent that supports the organ systems. Caution: Do not use this herb on a daily basis for more than 7 days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure.

  • Nettle is full of vital minerals and is good for hypoglycemia, allergies, depression, prostate and urinary tract disorders, and host of other problems.

  • Saw Palmetto aids in preventing cancer and, for men, in improving benign (non-cancerous) prostate enlargement. It inhibits the production of dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that contributes to enlargement of the prostate.

  • Wild Yam contains natural steroids that have a rejuvenating effect. Steroids are what help exercise to melt off more weight and build muscle. This hormone is found in the human body as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Take larger amounts - 2,400 mg daily, dropping to 1,600 mg daily - for two weeks, then stop for 2 weeks.



  • HERBAL PRODUCTS

    ASTRAGALUS

    Astragalus has been found to promote the formation of antibodies and increase the production of T-cells, on of the body's key lines of defense against disease. A recent clinical trial verified the herb's ability to boost the supply of infection-fighting white blood cells. Astragalus also has a proven ability to boost heart function and improve cardiac output. It helps relieve chest distress and breathlessness due to a weakened heart. Scientific studies of this herb have shown it to be effective on cancer and HIV patients by restoring compromised immune cells. Chinese scientists have found that Astragalus protects the body from absorption of toxic chemicals into the liver. Other research shows that people using this herb had less angina than those given heart drugs such as nifedipine. Chinese people consider Astragalus to be a better energy tonic for young people than ginseng. This herb is also used to help ward off or treat colds, improve heart function, memory, and learning, and promote the healing of wounded skin. Astragalus works well in treating anorexia, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, malaria, kidney inflammations, painful urination, prolapsed uterus, uterine bleeding, edema, water retention, constipation, fever, and generalized weakness.

    Although many people take Astragalus at the onset of cold or flu symptoms, the Chinese believe taking huang qi at that time will cause the infection to go deeper. They instead use it while healthy as a defense shield against future illnesses. The recommended daily dosage of Astragalus is 9 to 30 g of dried root boiled to make tea. There are Capsules, Tablets, Fluid Extract, Dried Root and prepared tea to be taken for this herb. For best results, consult with your health care provider for the treatment of your condition.

    BILBERRY

    Bilberry is used for the treatment of poor night vision, day blindness, cataracts, macular regeneration and glaucoma. However, their Doctor/Optometrist on a regular basis should assist people with glaucoma and those with acute glaucoma should not depend on Bilberry use alone. In Italy there was a study done on Bilberries and those in the early stage of cataracts, 50 people were given Bilberries three times a day. The treatment stopped the progression of the cataracts in 97 percent of the cases. It can also be used to treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and diarrhea. There is some evidence that Bilberry can also be helpful for varicose veins. Scientific research on Bilberry showed that it contains a powerful substance known as anthocyanosides, which strengthens the walls of blood vessels, reduces inflammation, and generally stabilizes all tissues containing collagen (basic building block of veins, arteries, capillaries and connective tissue). Bilberry is used as an antiseptic and an anti-inflammatory. It is effective to treat inflammation of the mucus membranes of the mouth and throat. Recent research has shown that Bilberry extract has promising effect on anti-ulcer activity.

    The normal dosage of Bilberry is 120 to 240 mg twice daily of an extract standardized to contain 25 percent anthocyanosides.

    BURDOCK ROOT

    Burdock Root is used as a food and medicine in cultures all over the world. It is traditionally used for skin disorders associated with adolescence. Burdock combines well with Red Clover, Yellow Dock, and Dandelion. Uses include treatments for Acne; Athlete's Foot; Blood; Bursitis; Calcium Deposits; Disinfectant; Eczema; Gangrene; Gout; Itching; Osteoporosis; Poison Ivy/Oak; Psoriasis; Rheumatism; Skin Disorders; Skin Irritations; & Swelling.

    Burdock comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. A standard dose of Burdock is 1 to 2 grams of powdered dry root 3 times per day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Burdock works well when combined with yellow dock, red clover, and cleavers.

    DANDELION

    Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and post-menopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite, minor digestive problems, and works as a milk laxative. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder. Clinical trials have shown Dandelion to be effective in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. It also helps with kidney function, pancreas, spleen, stomach, tinnitus, tonsillitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, and cirrhosis of the liver, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism and warts. Dandelion may aid in prevention of age spots and works well in treating warts, fungus infections, and external and internal malignant growths. It is also used for treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis conditions. This plant is used for ulcerations of the urinary passages, obstructions of the liver, gallbladder, and spleen. The roasted Dandelion root can even be used as a coffee substitute. The German Commission E suggests the Dandelion Leaf for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence. This info was published in August of 92.

    Dandelion comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For use as a tonic, take 3 to 5 grams of the dried root or 5 to 10 ml of a tincture from the root, 3 times a day. For use as a diuretic or appetite stimulant take 4 to 10 grams of the dried Dandelion leaves in 1 cup boiling water and drink 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

    ECHINACEA

    Three species of the Echinacea herb are useful in medicine: Echinacea augustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea pallida. Research has shown that Echinacea increases production of interferon in the body, which helps increase antiviral activity against influenza (flu) and herpes, an inflammation of the skin and mouth. It is antiseptic and antimicrobial, with properties that act to increase the number of white blood cells available to destroy bacteria and slow the spread of infection. This herb is thought to be an immune stimulant. Taking this herb at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms can actually shorten the term of a cold or even abort it when caught early enough.

    Echinacea is usually taken at the onset of a cold or flu and continued for 7 to 14 days. When using a powdered extract, take 300 mg 3 times a day. The standard dosage of an alcohol tincture (1:5) is 3 to 4 ml 3 times daily. For Echinacea juice, take 2 to 3 ml 3 times a day, and the whole root, 1 to 2 grams 3 times a day. Echinacea comes in many forms: Capsules, Tablets, Powder and Tincture, the best result is to follow the instructions on the package.

    GARLIC

    The Europeans use Garlic as an all-around treatment for preventing atherosclerosis, the cause of heart disease and strokes. Scientific studies found that certain forms of Garlic lowered blood pressure and total cholesterol levels. Early scientific studies propose regular use can help prevent cancer. Garlic is an effective antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly. Garlic has also been suggested as a treatment for asthma, colds, and diabetes. Garlic suppositories work very well as a remedy for women experiencing yeast infections such as candida.

    Eating two raw Garlic cloves a day are adequate for most purposes, but a standard dosage of Garlic is 900 mg daily of a garlic powder extract standardized to contain 1.3% alliin. When Garlic is crushed or cut, allinase, an enzyme, is brought in contact with alliin, turning it into allicin, which then breaks down into several different compounds. When purchasing Garlic, look for a 4 to 5 mg of allicin-potential for best results. Garlic suppositories can be used for treating yeast infections. You can make the suppositories using a clove of peeled garlic. Wrap gauze around the Garlic and insert inside the vaginal cavity. Every three to five hours, replace with a fresh suppository, and repeat for three to five days until the infection is gone. Garlic capsules can be used instead of the suppositories to treat yeast infections as well.

    GINKGO BILOBA

    In Germany, Ginkgo is the most widely prescribed herb, as it is considered to be as effective as drug treatments used for treating Alzheimer's disease and other severe forms of memory and mental function decline. Preliminary studies show that this herb is helpful in ordinary age-related memory loss as well. Germany's Commission E recommends Ginkgo for circulation problems that arise from hardening of the arteries. Some studies are showing promise in Ginkgo's ability to reverse impotence or difficulty achieving orgasm when caused by certain antidepressant drugs. Chinese research suggests this herb can improve the effectiveness of schizophrenia medications and possibly limit their side effects as well. Another study shows that Ginkgo is beneficial in relieving the bloating and fluid retention as well as the emotional disturbance associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Many people have used Ginkgo for macular degeneration, depression, complications of diabetes, and Raynaud's phenomenon; however, there is no evidence to support its effectiveness. It is also beneficial for asthma, dementia, depression, eczema, headaches, heart and kidney disorders, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). This herb can ease symptoms of altitude sickness as well. As a topical medication, Ginkgo is used to treat lesions on the fingers, toes, heels, ears, and nose caused by exposure to extreme cold, and using Ginkgo in wound dressings can improve circulation in the skin and promote quick healing.

    The recommended dosage of Ginkgo is 40 to 80 mg 3 times daily of a 50:1 extract standardized to contain 24 percent Ginkgo-flavone glycosides. For best results, consult with your physician for the treatment of your condition.

    GINSENG

    There are three herbs commonly called Ginseng: Chinese, Asian, Korean Ginseng (Panax Ginseng), American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus; however, the latter is not Ginseng at all, but Russian scientists believe it functions like Ginseng, and so have promoted it as such. Siberian Ginseng is also less expensive so many use it instead of Panax Ginseng. There are two ways Ginseng is processed. Dried and unprocessed root is called "White Ginseng," while the steam and heat dried root is called "Red Ginseng." Traditional Chinese herbalists believe each form has its own particular benefits. The general public regard Ginseng to be a stimulant, but those who have used it seriously know that is not accurate. A Russian scientist studied the herb and found it to be an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a hypothetical treatment or prescription for health. A healthy lifestyle is the one indisputable example of an adaptogen. Eating right, exercising, and doing all things in moderation will help the body adapt to stresses such as heat, cold, exertion, trauma, sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, radiation, infection, or psychological stress. There are no side effects with an adaptogen. It must be able to treat a variety of illnesses and help an organism return to its balanced state no matter what the cause. Ginseng is seen as producing the same benefits. Chinese herbalists do not entirely agree as they say it works as other herbs do in that it is helpful for those who need its particular effects, but is neutral, and sometimes harmful for others. In addition to Ginseng's ability to help the body adapt to stress, studies have confirmed it's effectiveness in boosting the immune system, helping control diabetes, stimulating the mind, and improving physical performance (for athletes). This herb is also said to help prevent cancer, fight chemical dependency and improve sexual performance; however, there is no evidence to support those claims.

    The standard dosage of Panax Ginseng is 1 to 2 grams of raw herb, or 200 mg per day of an extract standardized to contain 4 to 7 percent ginsenosides. For Eleutherococcus, take 2 to 3 grams whole herb or 300 to 400 mg of extract per day. In most cases, a 2 to 3 week period of using Ginseng is recommended, with a 1 to 2 week rest period. Panax Ginseng is very expensive so many products contain very little of the herb, but instead is combined with other herbs and even caffeine in some cases. It is important to read product label directions.

    GREEN TEA

    Population studies in Japan have proven the remarkable health benefits derived from regular consumption of Green Tea (Camelia sinesis). These benefits are due to the presence of polyphenols such as epigallocatechih gallate (EGCG) - the primary substance responsible for Green Tea's powerful antioxidant protection in the body.

    Enjoy a cup of Green Tea Super Anti-Oxidant for anti-aging, to support the immune system and to rejuvenate the body. Green Tea inhibits cancer growth, kills cancer cells, lowers LDL cholesterol levels, inhibits abnormal clotting (reducing heart attack risks), burns calories, and prevents tooth decay. Green tea is simply the dried leaves of the tea plant. Black tea are dried tea plant leaves that have been through a fermentation process. The key ingredients of green tea are molecules called catechins and have a variety of actions including vasorelaxation (arteries relaxing) which has aided cardiovascular activity. Catechins of green tea are selectively bactericidal. They do not affect lactic acid bacteria but will reduce the proliferation of other bacteria types particularly those that use alpha-amylase activity in their growth and cell division. Green tea also contains antioxidants and may help to lower cholesterol. Of greatest interest to the research community green tea apparently has a protective effect against a range of cancers, including the reduction in the frequency of smoke-induced mutations and is particularly useful in protection from stomach and colon cancer. Some studies have shown green tea may influence blood concentrations of hormones linked to at least one form of genetic hair loss known as androgenic alopecia. In one study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer in 1998, Japanese researchers found that drinking green tea could increase levels of the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in women. Since this biochemical binds testosterone, the more SHBG present in a woman's body, at least theoretically, the less testosterone will be in her bloodstream. And that, say some experts, may block the chain of hormonal activity that initiates some forms of hair loss. Since green tea is certainly a good source of healthful antioxidants and may have some anti-cancer properties, so it certainly would not hurt a woman to include it in her diet. One cup of green tea roughly equals 100 mg of tea catechins. Typically research investigations have involved individuals drinking 3 cups of green tea (300 mg catechins) each day. Alternatively, capsules of green tea are widely available. Most catechins when ingested in green tea are passed through the gut and excreted intact. Very little is actually absorbed into the blood stream. Research indicates that ingestion of 3 grams of green tea solids will yield plasma levels of catechins in the nanograms per milliliter of plasma range which is very low. The researchers also noted that increasing green tea intake to 4.5 grams did not significantly increase the amount absorbed into the blood plasma so there seems to be an upper limit to the amount of catechins that can be absorbed and carried in the blood stream. Taking larger amounts of green tea will not necessarily equate to an increased level of blood plasma catechins or improved treatment effect! Green tea is well tolerated by most individuals with no significant side effects reported.

    HORSETAIL

    Horsetail is recommended to help keep bones and nails strong. The Chinese use Horsetail to reduce fevers and to soothe eye inflammations, such as conjunctivitis and corneal disorders. They also used this plant to treat dysentery, flu, swellings and hemorrhoids. A famous German herbalist, Rudolf Weiss, suggests that this herb can relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis; however, there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness. Recent research on Horsetail in Russia is showing promise in its ability to remove lead accumulations in the body.

    The recommended dosage of Horsetail is 1 gram in capsule or tea form up to 3 times a day as needed. Do not confuse medicinal Horsetail with its toxic relative Marsh Horsetail (Equisetum palustre).

    KAVA KAVA

    The German Commission E recommends Kava Kava for treating nervous anxiety, tension, and agitation. It is also used to relieve stress and reduce insomnia, tension headaches, and alcohol withdrawal. Kava is sometimes used as a local anesthetic. When combined with Pumpkin Seed, it is used in treating irritable bladder syndrome. Kava is used in Hawaii to reduce anxiety and fatigue, induce sleep, but is also used to treat asthma, arthritis pains, and urinary difficulties. Medical tests suggest it may be helpful in treating psychosomatic symptoms in menopause. In the South Sea Islands, Kava Kava is used as a calming and stimulating intoxicant. Taken in large quantities this herb produces a euphoric state.

    There are many forms of Kava and the quality varies with each manufacturer. Due to the nature of this herb, it is best to consult with a health care provider before using this herb for the treatment of your condition.

    LICORICE

    Licorice is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return.

    Ulcer Pain - chew two to four 380-mg tablets of DGL before meals and at bedtime in conjunction with conventional medical care.
    Mouth Sores - Sucking on the tablets will relieve the pain. For best results, follow the directions listed on the label.
    Respiratory Problems - Take orally 1 to 2 grams of licorice root 3 times daily, not to exceed a week.
    Eczema, psoriasis, or herpes - Apply licorice cream to affected area twice daily.
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - This treatment must be taken under a health care provider's supervision to be given the needed dosage for the best possible effects.


    MILK THISTLE

    Milk Thistle extract is a potent antioxidant which prevents harm from free radicals and lends nutritional support to the liver. Milk thistle seed extract contains silymarin, a unique type of flavonoid-like compound considered the active ingredient of milk thistle.

    NETTLE

    Nettle Root is widely used in Europe for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement. Based on a preliminary study at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Nettle leaf has become a popular treatment of allergies (hay fever), but is also used to help with goiter, inflammatory conditions, rheumatism and arthritis. This herb helps cleanse the body of toxins and wastes. Nettles can relieve fluid retention, bladder infections, stones and gravel. Externally, it can be used on cuts and wounds, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, and for soothing and healing burns and scalds. Nettle is used in some hair care products to help stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. In its cooked form, Nettle is highly nutritious and may be used as a general dietary supplement and is especially good for those who are convalescing, anemic, or elderly.

    Nettle comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dosage of Nettle root, according to Commission E, is 4 to 6 grams daily of the whole root, or an equal dose of concentrated extract. The effectiveness in using Nettle root to treat prostate problems is believed to be enhanced when taken with saw palmetto or pygeum. The proper dosage for allergies is 300 mg twice a day of freeze-dried Nettle leaf. For other formulations, it is best to read and follow product label directions.

    NONI

    Noni Morinda has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions that include asthma, digestive complaints, fevers, heart problems, and infections. Noni fruit juice has been used to treat diabetes, allergies, high blood pressure, mental depression, and jellyfish stings. An extract made from Morinda leaves in alcohol is effective against some types of parasites that infect humans. The dried Morinda root, called Ba Ji Tian, is used as a salve for wounds, and the fresh leaves can be used on burns and skin wounds as well. Traditional Chinese medicine uses the dried roots to remedy gastrointestinal and urinary tract conditions. Traditional herbalists use fresh Morinda leaves tied around joints to relieve arthritis pain or around the head to lessen a headache, and in an extract, the leaves are effective in eliminating some types of parasites.

    The standard dosage of Noni juice is 20 to 25 ml per day for an average human weight of 70 kg. For taking Noni or Morinda in other formulations or products, read and follow product label directions.

    RED CLOVER

    There is no evidence that Red Clover can help those with cancer; however, its use as a cancer therapy in many parts of the world has prompted scientists to take a closer look at this herb. It is also used to treat menopausal symptoms. This herb works well in treating bronchitis, asthma, and spasmodic coughs. Red Clover is also used to treat acne, eczema, abscesses, psoriasis, insect bites, stings, and other skin diseases. In a compress it works well in treating arthritis pains and gout. As an eyewash, Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis.

    Red Clover comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For a tea, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried flowers. Drink 3 cups a day. In capsule of tablet form take 2 to 4 grams a day. In using a tincture use 2 to 4 ml 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

    SAW PALMETTO

    Germany's Commission E recommends Saw Palmetto as an accepted medical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, as well as other European countries, use Saw Palmetto and is regarded as the "gold standard" against which new prostate drugs must prove themselves. Saw Palmetto does not just relieve symptoms, but it actually has been shown to shrink and retard the enlarged prostate. It is also used for treating prostatitis (prostate infection). Using Saw Palmetto may also enhance sexual functioning and sexual desire. Due to its inhibiting the conversion of testosterone it may also inhibit hair loss. It is also used to treat acne, bladder inflammation, breast enlargement or reduction, bronchitis, cough, diabetes, digestive aid, diarrhea, high blood pressure, hormone imbalances (estrogen or testosterone), impotence, indigestion, menstrual pain, migraine headache, muscle or intestinal spasms, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, polycystic ovarian syndrome, postnasal drip, and uterine or vaginal disorders.

    Saw Palmetto comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dosage of Saw Palmetto is 160 mg twice a day of an extract standardized to contain 85 to 95 percent fatty acids and sterols; however, a single dose of 320 mg seems to be just as effective. Taking more than the recommended dose does not produce better results.

    ST. JOHN'S WORT

    St. John's Wort is mainly used for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It can also be used for chronic insomnia and anxiety related to depression. St. John's Wort may also be effective in relieving seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

    St. John's Wort extract is usually standardized to the substance hypercin. The recommended dose of St. John's Wort is 300 mg 3 times a day of an extract standardized to contain 0.3% hypercin; however, a few new products on the market are standardized to hyperforin content of 2 to 3%, instead of hypercin, and should be taken at the same dosage. If the herb bothers you, take it with food. It can take four weeks of usage to receive the full benefits of St. John's Wort.

    VALERIAN

    In the 1970s, scientific human studies were performed on Valerian which lead the German Commission E to approve its use a sleep aid in 1985. This herb works well in treating depression, panic attacks, emotional stress, PMS, menstrual cramps, and despondency. It is also used for hypochondria, nervous headaches, migraine headaches, irritability, hysteria, and mild spasmodic affections. Valerian has been used to treat diarrhea, epilepsy, croup, convulsions, vertigo, nervous cough, delirium, neuralgia, muscle cramps, gas pains, stomach cramps, spasms, palpitations, gas, and colic.

    For treating insomnia, the recommended dosage of Valerian Root is 2 to 3 grams of dried herb, 270 to 450 mg of an aqueous valerian extract, or 600 mg of an ethanol extract, taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. For the best results, take this herb over an extended period of time. Try the same dosages for treating anxiety, or reduce the dose and take twice daily. Note: These dosages are meant to be used as guidelines. Always read product label directions before use.

    WILD YAM

    Various species of Wild Yam grows throughout North and Central America, and Asia, and has been used to treat indigestion, coughs, morning sickness, gall bladder pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, and nerve pain. The primary, but incorrect use of Wild Yam as a source of women's hormones is based on the misconception that Wild Yam contains progesterone and DHEA. Wild Yam contains chemicals that chemists can use only as a starting point to manufacture progesterone. This herb does not contain progesterone. Some Wild Yam products have progesterone in them, but it is a synthetic progesterone that has been added to the product. Do not discount the use of Wild Yam as it can still be used to relax muscle spasms, reduce inflammations, and promote perspiration. This herb can be used for menstrual cramps or pain, menopausal symptoms, rheumatic conditions, and gallbladder complaints. Wild Yam is also used to treat colic, gallbladder disorder, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney stones, neuralgia, and rheumatism. Wild Yam comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.


    PROGESTERONE & WILD YAM


    There is a great deal of misinformation among consumers, practitioners, and natural product vendors alike about the connection between wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) and progesterone. The female hormone progesterone was first synthesized in a laboratory in 1934, but the materials needed for the process were so expensive that the hormone, that could only be made in very small batches, was priced at $1000 per gram, or about $10,000 per gram in current dollars. Researcher Russell Marker developed a way to derive progesterone from diosgenin, a compound found in the Mexican plant cabeza de negra, Dioscorea macrostachya. This made progesterone extremely cheap and led the way to the development of oral contraceptives. While diosgenin can be converted into progesterone in the laboratory, it cannot be converted into progesterone in the human body. Wild yam contains no progesterone, natural or otherwise. It is, however, extremely useful for many gynecological complaints.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine has used wild yam for at least 2,000 years, since the time of the writing of the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica. Wild yam "separates the pure from the turbid." It is used to treat conditions manifesting themselves as cloudy urine or vaginal discharge. It relievers lower back pain, numbness or stiffness in the legs and feet, and muscle aches, and it clears "damp heat" from the skin at sites of eczema, boils, or eczema. Mountain yam is used to treat stomach upset accompanied by fatigue, heavy sweating, and loss of appetite. It also relieves chronic cough and wheezing and "binds" the kidneys to stop premature ejaculation, frequent urination, or vaginal discharge. Mountain yam is also used to stop severe thirst accompanying diabetes.



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  • DIETARY & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

    BALANCED NUTRITION

  • Eat a balanced diet that includes raw vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, and quality Protein. Decrease your overall food consumption, but increase your intake of raw foods. Include in the diet Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, fish, fruits, whole grains, nuts, Oats, seeds, and Soybeans. Consume less animal protein and avoid processed foods.

  • Eat dark-skinned fruits such as red apples and nectarines, which are good sources of Bioflavonoids. The skin contains bioflavonoids, so leave it on. Red Delicious and McIntosh apples have the most bioflavonoids in the skin, the Northern Spy has the most in its flesh. Fuji apples have the highest overall.

  • Eat Blueberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries regularly. Wild blueberries contain more bioflavonoids than domestic varieties. Bioflavonoids found in most fruits and vegetables keep free radicals from harming the brain and may help protect against Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Black Tea, Green Tea and Orange Pekoe Tea all contain bioflavonoids called catechins. Green Tea contains the most epigallocatechin-3-gallate, an antioxidant effective in preventing degenerative brain disease.

  • Consume 4 or 5 small meals daily instead of 2 or 3 larger meals. This helps to keep your blood sugar on a more even level throughout the day.

  • Eat only when you are hungry, and cut your total calorie intake. Laboratory experiments suggest that life span may increase if caloric intake is decreased. A low calorie diet is best for maintaining good health for your age. Consume foods that are fresh and cooked in a fashion that maintains their nutritional content. A diet too high in carbohydrates may increase glucose levels. While you decrease your overall consumption, increase your intake of raw foods.

  • Consume steam-distilled water or quality water. Drink at least 8 full glasses of water daily. Drink even when you do not feel thirsty since your body and your cells needs plenty of water. Water prevents constipation and helps to flush toxins from your body. Dehydration has been identified as one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among people over the age of 65, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Common symptoms of dehydration include fatigue, headache, dry nasal passages, dry and cracked lips, and overall discomfort.

  • Include in the diet Garlic, Onions, Shiitake Mushrooms and Pearl Barley. These foods are good source of Germanium, Potassium, and many other nutrients that lessen free radical damage and act as catalysts in the supply of oxygen to oxygen-poor tissue.

  • An occasional glass of Red Wine is good for the heart, but limit your alcohol consumption otherwise.

  • Cut back on salt. Flavor your foods with herbs and spices instead.

  • Avoid saturated fats and trans-fats.

  • Avoid caffeine, red meat, salt, tobacco, white flour, white sugar, chemical food additives, drugs, pesticides, and tap water.

  • Get regular exercise. Exercise is most important in slowing the aging process because it increases the amount of oxygen available to body tissues, a key determinant of energy and stamina. Brisk walking is good. Swimming is even better because it provides a low-impact exercise and exerts no pressure on the joints. Swimming is the original low-impact whole-body aerobic exercise, a terrific torso toner, and even a meditative mind-relaxer. For those with arthritic conditions, swimming is the ideal way to exercise. Exercise can ward off conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, and because it releases endorphins into the body, exercise can also help overcome depression. Our brains need exercise as much as our bodies do. Bodily exercise increases the supply of oxygen to the brain. Studies have found that no matter how old you are - whether you are in your 60s, 70s, 80s, or even in your 90s - you can rebuild muscle. Science has found that brain cells do not die as we age if we keep our minds active. Hobbies, reading, and acquiring new skills exercise the brain and help prevent memory loss.

  • Improve your body's oxygenation and circulation with deep breathing exercises. Try holding your breath for thirty seconds every half hour. Inhale and hold for thirty seconds, then place your tongue on the roof of your mouth where your teeth meet your gums and release the air slowly. Repeat this exercise every day.

  • Keep the colon clean. This is crucial for warding off degenerative diseases and slowing the aging process. Eat a high-fiber diet and use a cleansing enema once weekly. Get extra fiber by eating plenty of fresh vegetables, whole grains, bran, and oats. Consider retention enemas, a potent way to assure your body ll assimilate and used needed nutrients.

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  • Learn how to relax. Keep active and be enthusiastic about life. By keeping your appearance, exercising every day, and being involved with hobbies and other activities you can keep your mind active. This is most important.

  • Allow yourself sufficient sleep. Proper rest is important.

  • Do not use harsh soaps on your skin. Use Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, or Almond Oil to cleanse the skin. Pat the oil on, then wash if off with warm water and a soft cloth. Use a facial loofah occasionally with the oil and warm water to remove dead skin. Use liquid creams and lotions (not solid creams) that contain nutrients and natural ingredients to keep your skin from becoming too dry. Do not use cold creams, cleansing creams, or solid moisturizing creams. These are hardened saturated fats that become rancid rapidly and then create free radicals, which can cause premature wrinkles. Free radicals can cause the brownish spots on the skin known as Age Spots. Exposing the skin to the sun also promotes free radicals. To halt Wrinkles, stay out of the sun and use all-natural lotions or oils that contain nutrients and antioxidants.

  • Do not smoke or overexpose yourself to harmful chemicals such as environmental pollutants.





  • NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Essential
    Alpha-Lipoic Acid
    As directed on label. A powerful antioxidant. Aids in proper blood sugar balance (diabetes) and liver function.

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  • Coenzyme A
    As directed on label. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances.

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  • Coenzyme Q-10
    100 mg daily. Aids circulation, improves cellular oxygenation, and protects the heart.

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  • Dimethylglycine (DMG)
    As directed on label. Improves cellular oxygenation. Use a sublingual form if available.

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  • Super Antioxidants
    As directed on label. Aids in uptake of nutrients with meals and supplements.

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  • Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP-6)
    As directed on label. A powerful antioxidant that has many benefits. Maintains cellular efficiency and proper fat etabolism.

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  • Free-Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label 3 times daily. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Take on an empty stomach with water or juice. Do not take with milk. To supply needed protein - Elderly people often have difficulty assimilating dietary protein, and so are likely to have amino acid deficiencies. Protein is necessary for repair and rebuilding of body tissues. Use a formula containing all of the essential amino acids.

    To supply protein for repair and rebuilding of body tissues. L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, L-Methionine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, N-Acetyl-Cysteine (L-Cysteine), and L-Taurine are amino acids and related compounds that have various important anti-aging actions.

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  • Carnosine
    500 to 1,000 mg daily, or per health care practitioner's advice. Offers protection against glycation (cross-linking) that creates AGE's. Also available in combination with B-1, taurine, benfotiamine, and luteolin from Life Extension.

    Carnosine is a multifunctional dipeptide made up of a chemical combination of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine. It is found both in food and in the human body. Long-lived cells such as nerve cells (neurons) and muscle cells (myocytes) contain high levels of carnosine. Muscle levels of carnosine correlate with the maximum life spans of animals. Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant that has been shown to be an anti-glycating agent. This nutrient also has the ability to suppress formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), culprits in metabolic dysfunction and oxidative stress that can lead to age-related conditions. Carnosine levels decline with age. Muscle levels decline 63 percent from age 10 to age 70, which may account for the normal age-related decline in muscle mass and function. Since carnosine acts as a pH buffer, it can keep on protecting muscle cell membranes from oxidation under the acidic conditions of muscular exertion. Carnosine enables the heart muscle to contract more efficiently through enhancement of calcium response in heart myocytes. Aging causes irreversible damage to the body’s proteins. One underlying mechanism behind this damage is glycation. Glycation involves the non-enzyme controlled cross-linking of proteins and sugars to form non-functioning structures in the body. The process of glycation can be superficially seen as unsightly wrinkled skin. Glycation is also an underlying cause of age-related neurologic, vascular, and eye problems. Carnosine is a unique dipeptide that can interfere with the glycation process. Benfotiamine, a derivative of thiamine (vitamin B-1), provides additional protection against glycation reactions while guarding cells against the toxic effects of chronic glucose exposure. Even people with normal glucose levels encounter damaging sugar reactions over a lifetime. Benfotiamine protects against glucose-induced cell damage via several mechanisms.

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  • L-Phenylalanine
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. An essential neurotransmitter that promotes vitality and alertness. Caution: Do not take the supplement if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you suffer from panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU.

    L-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that can be readily converted into the amino acid tyrosine. Because tyrosine is necessary for the synthesis of proteins and the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, phenylalanine is an extremely important nutrient that must be obtained through the diet or supplementation.

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  • Glutathione
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. A potent free radical scavenger and mental booster that acts as a mood elevator. Also destroys ammonia, which interferes with brain function.

    Glutathione is an amino acid compound that is a valuable antioxidant and detoxifier. It is essential for the functioning of the immune system and protects the liver. Glutathione is found to be deficient in cancer growth. It inhibits the formation of free radicals, aids in red blood cell integrity and protects immune cells. 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-acetylcysteine, which is converted to glutathione in the body. Do not substitute glutamic acid for glutathione.

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  • L-Arginine
    And
    L-Carnitine
    AndL-Lysine
    And
    L-Methionine
    And
    L-Ornithine
    And
    L-Tyrosine
    500 mg each, twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. It is best to take a complex containing all the amino acids as well (but separately). Do not take single amino acids for longer than 2 months at a time. To avoid imbalances, alternate taking them for a month. Enhances the immune system, antioxidant and free radical scavenger, and retards the growth of tumors. Protects the heart and liver, decreases blood triglycerides; enhances the effectiveness of antioxidants; improves muscle strength and brain function.

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  • Taurine-Plus
    From American Biologics
    As directed on label. A building block for all amino acids that improves white blood cell function. Use sublingual form.

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  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
    (L-Cysteine)
    500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Used by the body to produce glutathione, a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. Attaches to heavy metals such as lead and mercury and removes them from the body. Also enhances brain function.

    L-Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid that is an important component of hair, nails and the keratin of the skin. L-Cysteine stabilizes protein structure and aids in the formation of collagen, thereby promoting healthy skin, hair and nail texture and elasticity. Cysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is converted in the body to N-acetyl cysteine, a potent antioxidant. Cysteine is also a part of the reduced glutathione molecule, which plays an important role in the livers detoxification pathways. Glutathione binds and conjugates toxins, promoting their excretion. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a stable form of the non-essential amino acid L-Cysteine. It is a sulfur-containing amino acid that acts as a stabilizer for the formation of protein structures, and is also necessary for the formation of glutathione. Molybdenum and Selenium are essential trace minerals that facilitate the production of several important enzymes. Studies have shown that NAC helps protect against respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, bronchial asthma, emphysema, chronic sinusitis, and even help defend against lung damage caused by cancer-causing chemicals in cigarette smoke. NAC has also been used effectively in treating inner ear infections. As a dietary supplement, take one or more capsules per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.

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  • Liquid Kyolic Garlic
    With Vitamin B-1
    & Vitamin B-12
    From Wakunaga
    As directed on label. Excellent cell protector.

    Liquid A.G.E Plain No Caps Formula 100 from Wakunaga/Kyolic contains organically grown aged garlic extract which is suggested for balancing cholesterol levels, enhancing circulation, supporting immune function, fighting stress and fatigue, killing yeast (candida), and maintaining liver and nerve health. Kyolic begins with time-tested organic farming techniques. Organic cultivation is essential to grow naturally balanced garlic bulbs. The cloves then undergo a unique aging process to allow harsh and odoriferous compounds such as allicin to mellow into stable and odor free compounds you take garlic for. As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, or 30 to 60 drops (one or two filled capsules, size #00) with a meal twice daily. Or, enjoy in a Kyolic Kocktail.


    KYOLIC KOCKTAIL


    To make a Kyolic Kocktail, add one half teaspoon Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract to 8 ounces of your favorite fruit or vegetable juice.

    Stir Kyolic into a glass of juice. Add ice cubes, Lemon juice to taste and your favorite garnish.


  • Garlic & Kyolic Garlic Herbal Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral Complex
    As directed on label. Needed for brain function and to protect the heart. Use a high potency formula with chelated trace minerals.

  • MultiMineral Supplement Products
  • MultiVitamin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    25,000 IU daily. Important antioxidants. Protect the lungs, needed for growth and repair of body tissues and smooth skin.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Natural Beta-Carotene
    And
    Carotene Complex
    25,000 IU daily. Important antioxidants. Protect the lungs, needed for growth and repair of body tissues and smooth skin.

  • Beta Carotene Supplement Products
  • Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Potassium
    99 mg daily. Plays a role in cellular integrity and water balance.

    Potassium in an important mineral used in various bodily functions. It is an important factor in the maintenance of the body's acid-base balance and nerve condition, as well as the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. In combination with Sodium and Calcium, it helps maintain normal heart rhythm, regulates the body's water balance, and is responsible for the conduction of nerve impulses and the contraction of muscles.

  • Potassium Supplement Products
  • Selenium
    300 mcg daily. Prevents premature aging, boosts immunity, protects against cancer. Encourages tissue elasticity and is a powerful antioxidant. Works well with Vitamin E.

  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)
    As directed on label 3 times daily, with meals. Plays an important role in cell formation; essential for proper brain function; protects the heart and helps to keep plaque from sticking to the arteries.

  • EFA Complex Supplement Products
  • EFA Flaxseed Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Borage Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Black Currant Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Evening Primrose Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Salmon Fish Oil Supplement Products
  • Pycnogenol
    Or
    Grape Seed Extract
    50 mg daily

    As directed on label.
    Possibly the most powerful free radical scavengers. They can pass the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells.

  • Grape Seed Herbal Products
  • Pycnogenol Supplement Products
  • Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
    As directed on label. A potent antioxidant that destroys free radicals, which damage body cells and cause premature aging. Consider injections (under a health care provider's supervision).

  • SOD Supplement Products
  • Cell Guard
    As directed on label. An antioxidant complex that contains SOD.

  • Cell Guard Supplement Products

  • Vitamin B Complex
    Plus Extra
    Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
    50 to 100 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily, with meals. If you use sublingual forms, you need less. Follow label instructions. Or as prescribed by health care provider. The B vitamins fight depression; aid in transforming proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into energy. Necessary for the formation of certain proteins and for the functioning of the nervous system. Essential for healthy red blood cells and the absorption of nutrients, including iron. Injections (under a health care provider's supervision) are best If injections are not available, use a sublingual form, if available.

  • PABA Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide; NIacin)
    50 to 100 mg 3 times daily, in divided doses. Important in proper functioning of the nervous system. A vasodilator that protects the heart and body cells. Caution: Do not substitute Niacin for Niacinamide. Niacin can be toxic at high doses.

    Vitamin B-3 Improves cerebral circulation and blood flow to the surface of the skin. Niacin is an essential nutrient, positioned at the core of NAD/NADH and NADP/NADPH, which are major redox-active "electron storage" compounds. One or both of these "redox pairs" is involved in every major biochemical pathway. They participate in the trafficking of electrons as "reducing equivalents", the electron packets that facilitate metabolism. Niacin is involved in the production of energy, detoxification and the normal regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol. As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule two or three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Niacin can cause skin flushing and tingling (the "niacin flush"). Do not take large amounts of niacin (greater than 1.5 grams [1500 mg] per day) without first consulting a healthcare practitioner. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Niacin is also known as nicotinic acid. Niacinamide is a non-flushing form of Vitamin B-3 and can be safer to take when higher doses are recommended.

  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Pantethine
    Vitamin B-5
    As directed on label. A form of pantothenic acid that reduces LDL cholesterol and helps prevent buildup in the arteries.

  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg 3 times daily. B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair.

    Needed for normal brain function and to correct deficiencies. May help lift depression and is essential for healthy nervous system. B Vitamins must be replenished daily.

  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Biotin
    (Vitamin B-7)
    300 mcg daily. Also use hair products containing biotin. Deficiencies have been linked to skin disorders and hair loss.

  • Vitamin B-7 Biotin Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Folic Acid
    (Vitamin B-9)
    800 mcg daily or as recommended by health care provider. Affects the repair of DNA. Has been linked to cancer protection. To prevent anemia and aid in proper digestion and absorbtion of nutrients. Folic acid is found to be deficient in people with depression. Women need 400 to 800 mcg daily for normal function and to prevent neural tube defects in a fetus if they become pregnant.

  • Folic Acid Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12
    100 mcg or more as recommended by your health care provider. It is especially important for normal brain function, maintaining healthy nerve cells and aids in the production of DNA and RNA. Injections may be indicated (under health care providers supervision) for a serious deficiency (often seen in the elderly, vegetarians and vegans).

    Vitamin B-12 is linked to the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Important in making myelin, the substance of which the sheaths covering the nerves are made. Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver. It is an especially important vitamin for maintaining healthy nerve cells and it aids in the production of DNA and RNA. Cell division and blood formation does not occur without Vitamin B-12. It is of special interest to vegetarians and vegans since it is not found in any significant amounts in plant foods. Deficiency of Vitamin B-12 is a serious health issue and should not be taken lightly. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a common cause of macrocytic anemia and has been implicated in a spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders. Excessive amounts of homocysteine may increase the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease*.In combination with folic acid and vitamin B-6 vitamin B-12 serves to control homocysteine levels. Many people as they age will be unable to absorb the Vitamin B-12 benefits found in foods. This is because stomach's production of acid tends to decrease. It is this stomach acid that is necessary to break Vitamin B-12 away from the proteins in food. This process must happen first before Vitamin B-12 can bind with what is called intrinsic factor in our small intestines before then being absorbed. This is why it is advisable for people over 50 to get their vitamin B-12 benefits from either Vitamin B-12 fortified foods or from supplements.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Inositol
    50 mg daily. Important for circulation and for prevention of atherosclerosis.

  • Inositol Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With Bioflavonoids
    4,000 - 10,000 mg daily, in divided doses. A powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that is necessary for tissue repair. Immune system enhancer that reduces allergies, protects the brain and spinal cord, keeps white blood cells healthy, fights fatigue, and increases energy.

    Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's' important enzyme systems. White blood cells utilize Vitamin C to help produce cytotoxic enzymes which they use to eliminate foreign matter. Vitamin C promotes immune function and reduces inflammation. Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, sometimes being referred to as vitamin P, and may be found in herbal plants, fruits, nuts and bark; and because they cannot be manufactured by the body, they must be supplied through the diet. The letter ''P'' represents permeability factor, and it was given to this group of nutrients because they improve capillary strength and permeability. Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercitin, Eriodictyl and Citron, and they are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, which should be taken simultaneously, so they may act synergistically for maximum benefit. Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of vitamin C, but they also provide Citrus Bioflavonoids, which are located in the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits and may be found in grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, limes and oranges. Other sources of bioflavonoids include apricots, nuts, peppers, buckwheat, blackberries, black currants cherries, grapes, plums, prunes and rose hips. In addition, several herbs also provide bioflavonoids, including Chervil, Elderberry, Hawthorne Berry, Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse. Rutin is a bioflavonoid, and it provides essential support molecules for vitamin C absorption (and should, in fact, be taken at the same time to gain maximum benefit). Rutin supplementation prevents the breakdown of vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized and intensifies its beneficial immune-enhancing effects in the body. With regard to eye health, the bioflavonoid, Rutin, is said to improve capillary integrity and believed to help lower ocular pressure when used in conjunction with conventional drugs. (Bilberry extract is particularly rich in Rutin and can be beneficial in cases of diabetic retinopathy.) Rutin may be very helpful in combating cataracts, macular degeneration (the most common cause of blindness) and free radical damage to the retina. The antioxidant activity that fights free radical damage appears to play a role in the prevention of cataracts and other forms of visual impairment. Because Rutin improves capillary integrity (it works synergistically with vitamin C in this regard) by protecting and preserving the structure (permeability) and strength of those capillaries, this action is said to be of great help for capillary fragility (easy bruising and bleeding) and venous insufficiency (varicose veins and spider veins). Because Rutin strengthens capillaries, it may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of hemophilia. The bioflavonoid, Rutin, is thought to lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and help in cases of bleeding gums and hemorrhage.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoid Supplement Products
  • Rutin Bioflavonoid Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    Start with 100 IU daily and slowly increase to 800 IU daily. If you take blood pressure medication, consult with your health care provider before increasing the dose. A potent antioxidant that fights cellular aging by protecting cell membranes. Also improves circulation and prolongs the life of red blood cells. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form if available.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Very Important
    Boron
    3 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. Aids calcium absorption and brain function.

    Boron is a biologically active trace mineral which affects calcium, magnesium and phosphorus metabolism. Boron is known to support bone strength and structure in animals but its significance in humans is less certain.

  • Boron Supplement Products
  • Calcium
    1,500 mg daily. Necessary to prevent bone loss and for normal heart function. Important for pH balance, bone and nervous system health. Use calcium chelate or calcium asporotate form.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    750 mg daily. Needed to balance with calcium. Magnesium is important for enzyme systems and pH balance. Protects against coronary artery spasm in arteriosclerosis. Works with calcium.

  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D
    600 to 1,000 mg daily. Enhances calcium absorption.

    Vitamin D is necessary for proper immune function, aids in Calcium uptake and is necessary for healthy bones and teeth and is also needed for adequate blood levels of insulin. People in northern latitudes or those who do not drink adequate milk, at risk of osteoporosis, have dark skin, live in a cloudy environment, or get out in the sun very much will require more vitamin D-3 supplementation than people who live closer to the equator or sunbathe frequently. Vitamin D is made in our bodies when sunlight converts a chemical in the skin into a usable form of the vitamin. Due to the perils of too much sunlight, concerns have been raised about a decrease in Vitamin D levels particularly in at-risk groups. A deficiency of vitamin D may not only have an impact on bone health, but also immune function, mood and birth weight. Alongside calcium, vitamin D is considered one of the big 3required nutrients together with folic acid and omega 3-fatty acids. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in strict vegetarians (who avoid vitamin D-fortified dairy foods), dark-skinned people, alcoholics, and people suffering intestinal malabsorption disorders such as celiac disease, reduced liver or kidney function.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D Supplement Products
  • Bone & Joint Support
    As directed on label. Contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other valuable bone-reinforcing nutrients.

  • Bone Joint Support Supplement Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Phosphorus Supplement Products
  • Chromium Picolinate
    400 to 1,000 mcg daily. Improves insulin efficiency, which maintains the health of the glands that control aging.

  • Chromium Supplement Products
  • 5-HTP
    (5-Hydroxy-L-Tryptophan)
    As directed on label. An important neurotransmitter.

    5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occuring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan which is converted in the brain to serotonin, a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions between neurons. 5-HTP,extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, helps maintain mental and emotional well-being and promotes healthy sleep.

  • 5-HTP Supplement Products
  • Lecithin
    Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, with meals.
    Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
    Needed for proper brain function and healthy cell membranes. Improves memory and protects nervous system cells. Works well as an antioxidant when taken with vitamin E. A fat emulsifier.

    Soy lecithin promotes liver cell regeneration and protects the liver from toxic damage. Needed for better absorption of the essential fatty acids. Take 1,500-3,000 mg daily. Note: Soy lecithin may cause mild diarrhea when first used.

  • Lecithin Supplement Products
  • Phosphatidyl Serine
    1,000 mg 3 times daily. Improves brain function.

    Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) is a phospolipid compound derived from soy lecithin that plays an essential role in cell membrane compostition and intercellular communication. PS is a major structural component of neural membranes where it assists in the conduction of electrical impulses and facilitates the activity of neurotransmitters involved in learning, memory and mood. It may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly and support cognitive function.

  • Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) Supplement Products
  • RNA & DNA
    As directed on label. Good for healthy cell reproduction. Use a sublingual. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Phytonutrient, Vegan, are responsible for building proteins and protein synthesis in the body.Caution: Do not take this supplement if you have gout.

  • RNA & DNA Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    Acidophilus
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Replenishes essential bacteria. To improve liver function and aid in digestion by replacing bowel flora.

    Acidophilus and Bifidus contains a high potency balanced blend of the two prominent species of resident intestinal bacteria. Regular intake of Acidophilus and Bifidus can aid in maintaining healthy intestinal flora. Kyo-Dophilus is used to improve liver function and aid in digestion by replacing bowel flora.

  • Acidophilus & Kyo-Dophilus Supplement Products
  • Bifidus Supplement Products
  • Benfotiamine
    150-600 mg daily, or as recommended by health care provider. Protects against diabetic neuropathy or retinopathy. This fat-soluble form of Vitamin B-1 lasts longer in the body and is less toxic than the water-soluble form. Blocks absorption of excess glucose into cells. Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.

  • Benfotiamine Supplement Products
  • DHEA
    (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
    As directed on label. Women should not take more than 15 mg daily except under medical supervision. Studies show it slows the aging process.

    DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant steroid in the blood stream produced mainly in the adrenal glands. DHEA is the biochemical building blocks for the synthesis of other hormones. DHEA may be used for immune system dysfunction, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, anti-aging and auto-immune diseases. 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. In 1981, the Life Extension Foundation introduced DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) to its members through an article that described the multiple benefits that this hormone might produce. However, the general public did not learn about DHEA until 1996, when the benefits of DHEA were touted by the news media and in several popular books. DHEA became credible to the medical establishment when the New York Academy of Sciences published a book entitled DHEA and Aging. This book provided scientific validation for the many life extending effects of DHEA. It has been shown that the hormone DHEA often declines 40.8-72.8 percent by age 70 or later, leading to hormonal imbalances that can affect one’s quality of life. Peak blood levels of DHEA occur at approximately age 25, decreasing progressively thereafter. Thus, scientists have been looking at ways of restoring DHEA to youthful levels, and are now discovering mechanisms by which this hormone protects against age-related decline. Since 1981, several hundred studies have been published on DHEA’s possible benefits. One study investigated immune functions and DHEA using rats as test subjects. The scientists showed that DHEA administration to rats supports specific immune function known to be lacking in the elderly. Another study focused on the various benefits of DHEA supplementation, and noted that DHEA’s protective effect could be of benefit to the normal aging brain. Some studies have reported DHEA may improve mood and alleviate melancholy. In fact, as highlighted in two studies, participants have reported that they feel better when taking DHEA. In still another investigative study doctors noted that DHEA is one factor that determines lumbar spine density in aging men. In women, it has been shown that DHEA helps to protect bone mineral density.

    DHEA Precautions For Men: Before attempting to restore DHEA to youthful levels, men should know their serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) level and have passed a digital rectal exam. Men with abnormal cell growth in the prostate or severe benign prostate disease are advised to avoid DHEA since it can be converted into testosterone (and estrogen). Therefore, men are advised to have a PSA and digital rectal exam before initiating DHEA to rule out existing prostate disease. It is important for men over 40 to consult their physician to check their PSA and DHEA-S serum levels every six to twelve months thereafter. Men should also periodically check their blood levels for free testosterone and estrogen to make sure that DHEA is following a youthful metabolic pathway.

    DHEA Precautions For Women: When taking DHEA its also recommended take the following other nutrients to maintain a healthy balance. Women should consider estrogen and testosterone testing when they take their DHEA blood test in order to evaluate DHEA’s effect on their blood levels of these hormones. Women who have been diagnosed with an estrogen-dependent abnormal cell growth should consult their physicians before beginning the DHEA restoration process.

    Suggested Usage: The exact number of tablets to be taken should be determined by blood testing and the advice of a health care provider. Generally, place one to four tablets under the tongue, allow to dissolve and swallow. Take in the morning and/or afternoon. DHEA serum blood tests are suggested prior to and 3 to 6 weeks after initiating DHEA replacement therapy to optimize individual dosing. This product can be taken with or without food. Do not use DHEA if you are at risk for or have been diagnosed as having any type of hormonal abnormal cellls, such as prostate or abnormal cell growth of the breast.

  • DHEA Supplement Products
  • 7-Keto-DHEA Supplement Products
  • DMG
    (Dimethylglycine)
    As directed on label. Boosts mental energy, enhances immune system.

    Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a derivative of the amino acid glycine. It boosts immune function, supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances and improves tissue oxygenation. Facilitates the repair of RNA and DNA.

  • DMG Supplement Products
  • Glucosamine Sulfate
    As directed on label. Important for the formation of bones, skin, nails, connective tissues, and heart valves; also plays a role in the mucous secretions of the digestive, respiratory, and urinary tracts.

  • Glucosamine Supplement Products
  • Chondroitin Supplement Products
  • Lutein
    As directed on label. Protects the retinas from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.

    Lutein is a potent antioxidant carotenoid, found in abundance in fruits and green leafy vegetables. Lutein is one of the dominant pigments in the macula, the central area of the retina. The retina is the portion of the eye where light is perceived. Lutein is one of the most recent discoveries in this field. In our diets, it's found most abundantly in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collards and kale. Like beta-carotene, lutein is a powerful antioxidant which studies show can contribute to the protection of cells. But the most promising application of lutein may be its beneficial influence on the eyes, particularly in regard to macular degeneration.

  • Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Products
  • Melatonin
    1.5 to 5 mg daily, taken 2 hours or less before bedtime. Delays the aging process and improves sleep. Good for many disorders associated with aging.

    From being a natural sleep regulator to providing the body with a potent anti-oxidant, a Melatonin supplement is a superior choice for those looking for better health and anti-aging nutrients. A good night's sleep can help restore your body, promote a healthy immune system and may help you maintain a healthy body weight. Not only does Melatonin help you sleep, it has also been shown to reduce anxiety. It does this by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain that are involved in relaxation and sleep. Health exports report that sleep is more that merely "down time" when the brain shuts off and the body rests. Adequate sleep is essential to overall health and performance and plays a role in the ability to learn, create memories, solve problems and maintain a healthy mental outlook. By contrast, researchers have found that lack of sleep can result in the mood swings and the inability to focus and react quickly.

  • Melatonin Supplement Products
  • Raw Thymus Glandular
    500 mg daily. Stimulates the immune system.

  • Thymus Glandular Supplement Products
  • SAM-e
    (S-Adenosylmethionine)
    As directed on label. Helps to reduce stress and depression. Gives a sense of well-being. Caution: Do not use if you have manic-depressive disorder or take prescription antidepressants.

  • SAM-e Supplement Products
  • Multi-Enzyme Complex
    As directed on label, after meals. To aid digestion. Most elderly people lack sufficient digestive enzymes. Caution: If you have a history of ulcers, do not use a formula containing HCl.

  • Multi-Enzymes Complex Supplement Products
  • Bromelain Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Pancreatin Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Papaya Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Silica
    Or
    Horsetail
    As directed on label. Protects connective tissues and cells; keeps skin, bones, hair, nails, and other tissues youthful.

    Silica helps to soothe and strengthen connective tissue and is a vital component for bone and cartilage formation. It helps the body to absorb and utilize calcium, which is of great value in treating fractures and bone diseases, including rickets and osteoporosis. Horsetail is used to strengthen bones, teeth, nails and hair. The improved cartilage helps to lessen inflammation and combat joint pain, arthritis, gout, muscle cramps, hemorrhoids, spasms and rheumatism. A French company was awarded a patent that includes isolated silica compounds from Horsetail for treating many bone disorders and rheumatoid arthritis. Women may not only find Horsetail beneficial for strengthening bones, hair and nails, but the silica is also thought to promote the growth of collagen (the protein found in connective tissue), which is a great help for improving skin health. The beta-carotene content in Horsetail, a compound closely related to vitamin A and sometimes the precursor to vitamin A, is believed to be beneficial to good eye health. Researchers have claimed that this nutrient may significantly decrease the risk of developing night blindness, dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea and other eye disorders. Modern herbalists usually use it for kidney stones, urinary tract infections, inflamed prostates, and anemia. The German E commission describes its use for urinary tract problems and as a diuretic. Horsetail is used to treat a urine infection and an enlarged prostate gland in men. This is also said to be helpful for edema in some cases of arthritis and swelling of the legs, as well as tuberculostatic conditions. It is also the form of the herb being investigated as a treatment for age-related memory impairment. In very high doses, horsetail is sedative and anticonvulsant. Do not take horsetail herb if you take an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and you have congestive heart failure, as the combination of the herb and the drug can cause accumulation of excessive potassium. Not recommended while pregnant. Toxicity similar to nicotine poisoning has been seen in children who ingest large amounts.

  • Horsetail Herbal Products
  • Silica / Silicon Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Needed for wound healing and healthy skin; enhances immune function. Increases antibodies and protects the eyes against macular degeneration and vision loss. Very important for the prostate.

    Zinc aids in healing of tissue and helps to prevent scars. A necessary element in the oil producing glands of the skin. Zinc is a powerful immune system stimulant necessary for T lymphocyte function, which is needed to fight infections. Zinc is necessary to increase immunity by boosting the immune system, cell division, enzyme activity, and needed for growth and healing of tissues. Promotes the proper utilization of Vitamin A. Needed for wound healing and healthy skin. It enhances immune function. Increases antibodies. Need due to malabsorption.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Copper
    3 mg daily. Needed to balance with zinc. Aids in protein metabolism and in many enzyme systems.

  • Copper Supplement Products





  • AGING AND HEALTH CONCERNS

    GETTING OLD IS NOT AN ILLNESS

    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 CONCERNS

    Age spots
    Alzheimer's Disease
    Appetite, Poor
    Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis
    Arthritis
    Backache
    Baldness
    Bedsores
    Blood Pressure Problems (Hypertension)
    Blood Sugar Problems, Diabetes
    Blood Sugar Problems, Hypoglycemia
    Bursitis
    Cancer
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Cataracts
    Circulation Disorders
    Colitis
    Constipation
    Deafness
    Depression
    Diabetes
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    Diverticulitis
    Dizziness
    Dry Skin
    Dyspepsia
    Eye Disorders
    Eyes, Dimness or Loss of Vision
    Fractures

    Glaucoma
    Hair Loss
    Hearing Loss
    Heart Attack
    Heart Disorders
    Heartburn
    Hemorrhoids (Piles)
    High Blood Pressure
    High Cholesterol
    Hot Flashes (Power Surges)
    Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
    Insomnia
    Malabsorption Syndrome
    Malnutrition
    Malnutrition, Underweight
    Memory Problems
    Menopausal Problems
    Muscle Cramps
    Obesity
    Osteoarthritis
    Osteoporosis
    Prolapse of the Uterus
    Prostate Cancer
    Prostatitis (Enlarged Prostate)
    Senility (Senile Dementia)
    Underweight
    Weakened Immune System
    Weight gain
    Wrinkling of the Skin






    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Disorders - Aging Overview, Description & Causes






    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
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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 PRODUCTS

    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 PRODUCTS

    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 PRODUCTS

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    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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