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Hormone Support & Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Hormones are substances in the blood that are produced by cells of an endocrine gland or by nerve cells in response to a specific nervous or chemical stimulus. They affect the metabolic function of those cells that have the appropriate receptor for the hormone. Hormones are synthesized in one type of cell and then released to direct the function of other cell types. All multicellular organisms (including plants) produce hormones. The best known hormones are those produced by endocrine glands of vertebrate animals, but hormones are produced by nearly every organ system and tissue type in a human or animal body. Hormones are chemical substances made by endocrine glands. These glands pass the hormones directly into the bloodstream, which carries them around the body. In this way, a hormone can cause a change in the body at some distance from the gland where it was made. Hormones are at the center of control for a myriad of biochemical reactions and metabolism.
A great number of hormones have been identified in the human body and have been found to be secreted by a number of different organs. Hormones regulate the digestive system, growth, hunger, thirst, blood glucose and cholesterol levels, fat burning and storage, absorption and excretion, internal clocks such as day and night cycles, menstrual cycles, and sex drive. Human hormones, such as human growth hormone (hGH), prolactin (hPRL), placental lactogen (hPL) or growth hormone variant (hGH-V) are homologous protein hormones which are potent endogenous chemical substances asserting specific biological activities on their respective target organs. The biological activities of these hormones are not the same and they differ depending on the hormone and/or the hormone target organ. For example, human growth hormone, which is a protein of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, promotes and regulates body growth and morphogenesis, fat mobilization and inhibitions of glucose utilization.
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
The endocrine system is a system of ductless glands that regulates bodily functions via hormones secreted into the bloodstream. The endocrine system includes the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal gland, pancreas, ovaries, and testes (see testis). The thymus gland, pineal gland, and kidney are also sometimes considered endocrine organs. The endocrine system (along with the nervous system) controls and regulates the complex activities of the body. The Endocrine system regulates the activities of the body by secreting complex chemical substances (hormones) into the blood stream.
The endocrine system is composed of a number of tissues that secrete their products, called endocrine hormones, into the circulatory system; from there they are disseminated throughout the body, regulating the function of distant tissues and maintaining homeostasis. The regulation of body functions by the endocrine system depends on the existence of specific receptor cells in target organs that respond in specialized ways to the minute quantities of the hormonal messengers. Hormones that are produced in the endocrine glands in one part of the body travel through the bloodstream until they encounter special receptors with which they interact to initiate essential biological responses in specific target tissues.
Hormones are slow-acting and their effects tend to persist in the body for long periods of time. Hormones are also specific. Each hormone has a unique chemical conformation that matches a particular receptor protein at its target cell. The amounts of hormones are maintained by feedback mechanisms that depend on interactions between the endocrine glands, the blood levels of the various hormones, and activities of the target organ. Hormones act by regulating cell metabolism.
NATURAL HORMONES PRODUCED BY THE HUMAN BODY
Normally, various hormones are produced and secreted by the endocrine glands), including the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, ovaries, testes, pancreatic islets, certain portions of the gastrointestinal tract, and the placenta, among the mammalian species.
The pituitary gland is known as the "master gland" because it exerts control over all of the other glands of the endocrine system. The pituitary gland is made up of two separate glands: the anterior lobe which is an outgrowth of the pharynx, and the posterior lobe which is an outgrowth of the brain composed of neural (nerve) tissue. The hormones of the anterior pituitary gland include thyrotropin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, the gonadotropic hormones, and growth hormone. The posterior pituitary gland secretes antidiuretic hormone, prolactin, and oxytocin.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland which is located at the base of the throat. The thyroid gland secretes thyroxine and calcitonin, and the parathyroids secrete parathyroid hormone.
The adrenal glands resemble small caps perched on top of each kidney. The adrenal medulla secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine while the cortex of the same gland releases aldosterone, corticosterone, cortisol, and cortisone. The adrenal cortex, ovaries, and testes in fact produce at least small amounts of all of the steroid hormones.
The gonads consist of ovaries in the female and testes in the male. These glands produce hormones important in the development and functioning of the reproductive organs. The ovaries primarily secrete estrogen and progesterone and the testes testosterone.
The Pancreas has two types of cells: exocrine and endocrine cells. The exocrine cells secrete pancreatic juices which are used in the duodenum as an important part in the digestive system. The endocrine cells are arranged in clusters throughout the Pancreas, these known as Islets of Langerhans. The islets of Langerhans in the pancreas secrete insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin.
The kidneys also produce erythropoietin, which produces erythrocytes (red blood cells).
TYPES OF HORMONES
Hormones differ in how they affect their target cells, and can be classified into three main categories: amine, peptide, and steroid.
AMINE HORMONES: Amine hormones are made from single amino acids. Three major amine hormones (dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine) are known collectively as the catecholamines. The catecholamines are synthesized through enzymatic modification of the amino acid tyrosine. The amine hormones such as the catecho-lamines, melatonin and serotonin are formed by side-chain modifications of either a single tyrosine or tryptophan molecule while the eicosanoid family of hormones are formed from lipids. Amine hormones are soluble and are transported in blood plasma in solution.
PEPTIDE HORMONES: Peptide hormones are a class of peptides that are secreted into the blood stream and have endocrine functions in living animals. Peptides are simple, small proteins. Peptide hormones are synthesized in the rough endoplasmic reticulum. Usually, a peptide hormone is first synthesized as part of a larger preprohormone. The first step is cleavage of the signal sequence in the rough ER to form a prohormone. Peptide hormones are hydrophilic hormones (that is they are polar and can dissolve in water). Peptide hormones are water soluble.
STEROID HORMONES: The steroid hormones are synthesized by chemical modification of cholesterol. Steroid hormones are not water-soluble and therefore must be bound to plasma proteins to be transported to their target tissue. The protein binding complicates the activity of steroid hormones, delaying the time to stimulate a biological response. Examples of steroid hormones are testosterone and cortisol. Sterol hormones such as calcitriol are a homologous system.
LIPID & PHOSPHOLIPID HORMONES: Lipid and phospholipid hormones are derived from lipids such as linoleic acid and phospholipids such as arachidonic acid. The main class is the eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are a large group of molecules derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids. The principal groups of hormones of this class are prostaglandins, prostacyclins, leukotrienes and thromboxanes.
HORMONE FUNCTIONS & HEALTH BENEFITS
Hormones are substances secreted from a tissue (mainly endocrine glands) that exert a biologic response on itself or other cells, and affect almost all aspects of human function. Hormones control growth and development, reproduction, sexual characteristics, blood sugar levels and influence the way the body uses and stores energy. Hormones regulate the digestive system, growth, hunger, thirst, blood glucose and cholesterol levels, fat burning and storage, absorption and excretion, internal clocks such as day and night cycles, menstrual cycles, and sex drive.
HORMONES (Alphabetical Order)
Aldosterone: Aldosterone is responsible for preserving salts in our body, keeping fluids in, and maintaining our blood pressure. It helps regulate the body's electrolyte balance by acting on the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR).
Angiotensin: Angiotensin is a family of peptides (smaller than proteins) that act as vasoconstrictors to narrow blood vessels. Angiotensin controls blood pressure.
Antidiuretic Hormone (Vasopressin): Antidiuretic hormone affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules. Antidiuretic hormone causes kidneys to retain water and, along with aldosterone, helps control blood pressure.
Cholecystokinin: Cholecystokinin is a peptide hormone of the gastrointestinal system responsible for stimulating the digestion of fat and protein. It also acts as a hunger suppresant.
Corticotropin (ACTH): ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands to release glucocorticoid hormones. These hormones are anti-inflammatory in nature, reducing edema and other aspects of inflammation. Corticotropin controls the production and secretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex.
Cortisol: Cortisol is important for maintaining blood sugar levels, maintenance of body fluids and electrolytes, and protecting the body from stress. Cortisol has anti-inflammatory action, maintains blood sugar level, blood pressure, and muscle strength.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroid precursor produced by the adrenal gland and converted to testosterone or the estrogens by the body's tissues. DHEA appears to facilitate improved cholesterol profiles, loss of body fat, increased muscle gain.
Epinephrine: Epinephrine helps the liver release glucose (sugar) and limit the release of insulin. It also makes the heart beat faster and can raise blood pressure. It is the most common neurotransmitter in the nervous system, in particular at ganglion cells of the sympathetic nervous system.
Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin is important for the normal production of new red blood cells. Erythropoietin stimulates red blood cell production.
Estrogen: Estrogen stimulates the development of secondary sexual characteristics and induces menstruation in women. Estrogen is important for the maintenance of normal brain function and development of nerve cells.
Insulin: Insulin is necessary for glucose to be able to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Insulin controls the amount of sugar in the blood by moving it into the cells, where it can be used by the body for energy.
Leptin: Leptin plays a role in body weight regulation by acting on the hypothalamus to suppress appetite and burn fat stored in adipose tissue. Leptin works by inhibiting the actions of neuropeptide Y and agouti-related peptide and by increasing the actions of alpha-melanocortin stimulating hormone.
Luteinizing Hormone: Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone control reproductive functions, including the production of sperm and semen, egg maturation, and menstrual cycles; control male and female sexual characteristics (including hair distribution, muscle formation, skin texture and thickness, voice, and perhaps even personality traits).
Oxytocin: Oxytocin helps to cause labor and contractions in the body when the body is receptive to its influence. It has stimulant effects on the smooth muscle of the uterus and mammary glands. Oxytocin is involved in reproductive behaviour in both men and women.
Parathyroid Hormone: Parathyroid hormone controls the distribution of calcium and phosphate in the body. Parathyroid hormone also functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting.
Pregnenolone: Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone manufactured naturally by the cholesterol in our bodies, which is then metabolized into a variety of vital hormones such as DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. As we age, the level of Pregnenolone in our body decreases.
Progesterone: Progesterone, along with estrogen, prepares the uterus (womb) for a possible pregnancy each month and supports the fertilized egg if conception occurs. Progesterone also helps prepare the breasts for milk production and breastfeeding.
Prolactin: Prolactin is involved in breast development and regulates the production of breast milk. Prolactin contributes to the development of the fully mature nonpregnant gland. It also has hormone regulating functions during the menstrual cycle.
Renin: Renin is an enzyme secreted by the kidneys that converts angiotensinogen into angiotensin II. Renin is part of a very complicated biochemical pathway in the body called the renin-angiotensin system. This is a necessary system since it works to elevate or decrease blood pressure in times of need.
Testosterone: Testosterone stimulates blood flow, growth in certain tissues, and the secondary sexual characteristics. Testosterone is required for sperm production, the development of the male reproductive organs, and the emergence of male secondary sexual characteristics.
Thyroid Hormone: Thyroid hormone is essential for normal metabolic processes and mental and physical development. Thyroid hormone regulates the rate at which the body functions (metabolic rate).
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulates the release of thyroid hormone from thyroglobulin. It also stimulates the growth of thyroid follicular cells.
DHEA (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE) DESCRIPTION
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by your body's adrenal glands. These are glands just above your kidneys. DHEA supplements can be made from Wild Yam or Soy.
Researchers do not know everything DHEA does. But they do know that it functions as a precursor to male and female sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Precursors are substances that are converted by the body into a hormone. DHEA production peaks in your mid-20s. In most people, production gradually declines with age. Testosterone and estrogen production also generally declines with age. DHEA supplements can increase the level of these hormones.
DHEA POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Health benefit claims include:
DHEA SUPPLEMENTS FOR ANTI-AGING
- Building up the adrenal gland.
- Strengthening the immune system.
- Slowing natural changes in the body that come with age.
- Providing more energy.
- Improving mood and memory.
- Building up bone and muscle strength.
Since DHEA levels decline with age, some researchers speculate that supplementing your body's falling levels of the hormone might help fight aging. And some small studies have reported positive anti-aging effects from the use of DHEA supplements. But a similar number of studies have reported no effect. According to the National Institute on Aging and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, there is not enough scientific evidence to support the idea that DHEA can affect how fast you age. Both agencies report that little is known about the effect of long-term use of DHEA. And there is some concern that continued use of DHEA supplements could be harmful.
DHEA SUPPLEMENTS FOR DEPRESSION
DHEA supplements show some promise for easing mild to moderate depression. In a small, six-week study, researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health found that treatment with DHEA supplements helped relieve mild to moderate depression that occurs in some middle-aged people. DHEA may also be effective for improving aging skin in the elderly.
DHEA FOR WEIGHT LOSS
A version of DHEA supplement known as 7-Keto DHEA has been widely promoted as an aid for reducing body fat and raising metabolism. The idea is that leaner body tissue and higher metabolism will burn calories more efficiently, making it easier to not only lose weight but also keep it off. Studies are lacking in support of DHEA supplement use for weight loss. It is a good idea to discuss with your health care proivder before investing in a supplement for weight loss.
DHEA & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
DHEA supplements are sometimes used by athletes because of a claim that it can improve muscle strength and enhance athletic performance. That is because DHEA is a "prohormone". This is a substance that can increase the level of steroid hormones such as testosterone. There is little evidence to show that DHEA has any effect on enhancing muscle strength. However, its use is banned by sports organizations such as the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
DHEA SUPPLEMENT SAFETY
Possible side effects of DHEA supplements can include:
Some of these side effects can result from DHEA raising the level of testosterone and estrogen in a person's body. There are risks associated with using any pre-steroid enhancer. And the higher the dose, the greater the risk. Possible side effects include:
- Oily skin and acne, as well as skin thickening.
- Hair loss.
- Stomach upset.
- High blood pressure.
- Changes in menstrual cycle.
- Facial hair in women.
- Deepening of the voice in women.
- Nasal congestion.
- Rapid or irregular heart beat.
- Unfavorable changes in cholesterol levels.
Since DHEA can increase the level of both testosterone and estrogen, women who use DHEA can sometimes experience such side effects as voice changes, hair loss, and growth of facial hair. Men can sometimes experience such symptoms as breast enlargement, shrunken testicles, and reduced sperm production.
- Permanent stunting of growth.
- Aggressive behavior, known as "roid rage".
- Mood swings and other psychological symptoms.
- Higher blood pressure.
- Liver problems.
- Changes in cholesterol level.
If you are thinking of using DHEA supplements, there are several reasons you should discuss doing so with your health care provider first. Many of the claims for DHEA involve serious medical conditions. These conditions need to be evaluated and treated by a health care professional. DHEA can interact with some medications and could alter their effectiveness. Because DHEA can raise the level of both male and female hormones, the supplements can have a negative effect on hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer. Use of DHEA carries some risk and can cause a range of side effects, though this usually just occurs at the higher end of the dose range. Medical experts caution that little is known about the long-term effect of the elevated hormone levels. DHEA supplements should not be taken long-term without consulting with a health care professional.
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DIM (DIINDOLYLMETHANE) DESCRIPTION
DIM - Diindolylmethane (DIM) is formed by acid catalyzed dimerization of indole-3-carbinol. DIM is an indole plant nutrient found in cruciferous vegetables including Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower. Unlike other plant nutrients, such as Soy Isoflavones, DIM has unique and distinct hormonal benefits.
DIM appears to support the activity of specific enzymes that improve estrogen metabolism in both men and women. Scientific research shows that DIM increases the level of "good" estrogens (2-hydroxyestrogen) while reducing the level of "bad" estrogens (16-hydroxyestrogen). Underproduction of 2-hydroxyestrogen in women has been linked to PMS, mid-life obesity, painful menstruation, recurrent breast pain, cervical dysplasia, abnormal fibroid cell growth, as well as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. In men, obesity and chronic inflammation have been linked to underproduction of 2-hydroxyestrogen.
DIM stimulates more efficient estrogen metabolism. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increase the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial, or "good" estrogen metabolites. By promoting a healthy estrogen metabolism, DIM adjusts the balance of estradiol to its "good" metabolites. This may also result in a more desirable action from testosterone. Testosterone supports energy and mood and helps sustain interest in sex in both men and women. When supplemental DIM is taken along with a program of regular exercise, it may help estrogen and testosterone contribute to good physical conditioning.
DIM contributes to a better metabolism in the most natural way possible by working with your own hormones and adjusting their action to avoid hormonal imbalance. DIM helps to eliminate active estrogen from the male body by promoting its conversion into the "good" metabolites. These metabolites then free up testosterone by bumping it off the testosterone-binding proteins. The end result is a healthier balance of testosterone to estrogen and more free (unbound) testosterone circulating in the body. In scientific studies, high levels of testosterone and low levels of estrogen have been linked to lean body mass, an efficient fat-burning metabolism, and low abdominal obesity.
BENEFITS OF DIM
Promotes healthy estrogen metabolism and balance. Helps promote the conversion of estrogen to its 2-hydroxyestrogen metabolites and reduces production of the 16-hydroxyestrogen metabolites. Stimulates detoxification enzyme systems.
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HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE (HGH) DESCRIPTION
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. Like all hormones, HGH works to regulate the activities of vital organs, and thus helps maintain health throughout the body. HGH was originally called a growth hormone because it is produced in greatest amounts during adolescence, when growth is most rapid. HGH does indeed help control growth. Because of the link between this hormone and the growth process, HGH therapy was first used to treat children who were failing to grow normally because of a deficiency of this hormone. Without HGH therapy, these children would have become dwarfs, with it, their growth was normal.
However, it has been found that HGH regulates more than just growth. Tissue repair, healing, cell replacement, organ health, bone strength, brain function, enzyme production, and the health of nails, hair, and skin all require adequate amounts of HGH. In addition, this hormone strengthens the immune system and helps the body resist oxidative damage.
Unfortunately, after adolescence (around the age of 20 to 30), levels of HGH begin to decline at a rate of about 14 percent per decade. As production of the hormone decreases, so does the function of all vital organs. So by 35 to 40 years of age, your HGH level has begun a significant decline below the optimal levels found as a young adult. Because of this correlation between declining HGH production and aging, another application of HGH therapy has developed: the use of the hormone to reverse or retard age-related symptoms of physical and mental decline, and to treat some non-age-related disorders as well. It is this newer use of HGH therapy that is discussed here on this page.
According to reports in scientific literature, benefits from HGH replacement therapy include a reversal of declining pulmonary function, decreased body fat, increased capacity to exercise, increased bone mass in people with osteoporosis, and the improvement or reversal of many other age-related symptoms and disorders. HGH has also been shown to strengthen the immune system and to improve the quality of life for people with AIDS by treating "wasting syndrome" - severe weight and muscle loss. People receiving HGH have reported a general enhancement of health and well-being, including a more positive outlook.
HGH BENEFITS FOR TREATING AGING SYMPTOMS
Using HGH Releasers and activators helps your body restore the amount of HGH in your system to their more youthful levels, many of the common effects of aging are reversed. Among its many benefits, HGH helps produce:
- Younger skin.
- Thicker skin.
- Fewer wrinkles.
- Stronger bones.
- Increased lean body mass.
- Lowered body fat.
- Higher energy levels.
- Enhanced sexual performance.
- Stronger immune system.
- Greater cardiac output.
- Sharper vision.
- Improved mood.
- Better memory
Increase Energy / Vitality: HGH can not only reinvigorate the mind, it can also reverse the attitudes, outlook and expectations associated with aging. It increases concentration and thinking power, has an anti-depressive action on the brain, and can have a profound effect in increasing energy and a sense of well-being.
Reduce Fat / Cellulite: The most effective anti-obesity "agent" ever discovered, HGH revs up the metabolism to former highs, selectively reducing the abdomen, hips, waist and thighs while at the same time increasing muscle mass. In many cases, people "look like they have shed years away along with the fat they have lost."
Build Muscle: Medical studies have proven that positive gains occur only while growth hormone is being secreted. HGH significantly increases the effects of exercise and muscle building, including energy, muscle strength and endurance. Studies at St. Thomas Hospital in London showed that "there is a tremendous increase in muscles and you won't believe how hard they are." L. Cass Terry, M.D. also found that growth hormone, "made a tremendous difference in my fat composition and body configuration in less than two months."
Rejuvenate Skin, Hair and Nails: Proper diet, aerobic and weight-training exercise, antioxidants and even other hormone treatments can be a great help in maintaining a youthful appearance. But only growth hormone can take a decade or so off your face. The skin regains thickness and youthful contours as it becomes more elastic and hydrated and people start looking visibly younger, usually within a few weeks. Not only do the fine lines vanish and deeper wrinkles recede, the face actually undergoes a change of contour. Growth hormone appears to have a tonic effect on hair. In clinical tests 38 percent reported new hair growth, coming in faster and thicker, and even in its natural color. Nails are strengthened and cellulite removed. HGH has even demonstrated that it can re-grow burned skin and close ulcerated wounds.
Improve Memory: HGH can stimulate the repair and rejuvenation of brain cells. It also affects the proteins produced in the brain for storing our memories. HGH deficiency has been directly related to the impairment of both long- and short-term memory as well as hand-eye coordination. Learning, memory and intelligence all depend on adequate supplies of growth hormone.
Elevate Mood: HGH acts in the brain like an antidepressant, raising B-endorphin levels - the brain's own opiate - and lowering dopamine which causes agitation. HGH can reduce stress, improve concentration and focus, and help to build self-confidence.
Enhance Sexual Desire: As a powerful aphrodisiac, HGH restores sexual potency and sexuality in older men. Women using it report increased libido, heightened pleasure and the equivalent of greater potency in men, which for the female is multiple orgasms. It also helps to alleviate menstrual and post-menopausal symptoms, and eliminate vaginal dryness. According to many of the physicians who use growth hormone in their practice, the sexual changes are striking, effecting both men and women.
Regulate Sleep: HGH can be a great help in balancing sleep. Not only can you feel more rested in the morning, but many report for the first time in years they are able to sleep the entire night. Others find they need less sleep, yet have more energy.
Rejuvenate the Immune System: HGH improves the manufacture of new antibodies, increases production of T-cells and interlukin 2, induces the proliferation of disease fighting white blood cells, stimulates bacteria fighting macrophages and improves production of red blood cells.
Improve Brain Function: The brain and nervous system are made up of cells called neurons. And though they are permanent and never re-grow, HGH can stimulate their repair and rejuvenation. It also affects the proteins produced in the brain for storing our memories. Therefore, learning, memory and intelligence all depend on adequate supplies of growth hormone.
Protect Cells: Antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, etc., can remove oxygen free radicals and keep the proteases (destructive enzymes that cause cell damage) from becoming active. But growth hormone can act on the proteases directly. It activates a cellular defense force called protease inhibitors, which prevent free radicals from doing their deadly work. The latest European research shows that growth hormone can not only further what antioxidants do, it can also go beyond and do what antioxidants cannot.
And Much More... HGH can also strengthen bones, thicken hair, re-color the gray, improve vision, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, increase oxygen uptake, reverse shrinking of major organs, quicken healing of wounds and even more. Thus, in order to maintain optimal health, we can supplement HGH and activate our own HGH production, as our natural level drops with age.
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Many plants produce chemicals that mimic or interact with hormone signals in animals. At least 20 such phytohormones have been identified in at least 300 plants from more than 16 different plant families. The estrogen-like phytoestrogens are the most studied of all the phytochemicals. In general, phytoestrogens are weaker than the natural estrogen hormones (such as estradiol) found in humans and animals or the very potent synthetic estrogens used in birth control pills and other drugs.
Exposure to phytoestrogens is mainly through diet. The estrogenic plant compounds are widespread in food, including herbs and seasonings (Garlic, Parsley), grains (Soybeans, Wheat, Rice), vegetables (Beans, Carrots, Potatoes), fruits (Date, Pomegranates, Cherries, Apples), and drinks (Coffee). The two most studied phytoestrogen groups are lignans and isoflavones. Lignans are products of intestinal microbial breakdown of compounds found in whole grains, fibers, flaxseeds and many fruits and vegetables. Enterodiol and enterolactone are examples of lignans. Isoflavones, such as genistein and daidzein, occur in Soybeans and other legumes.
Since scientists have found phytoestrogens in human urine and blood samples, we know these compounds can be absorbed into our bodies. In fact, phytoestrogens have one of several fates after being eaten: they can be excreted; they can be absorbed into our bodies; or they can be broken down into other compounds that can also be potent phytoestrogens.
We are exposed daily to highly variable amounts of phytoestrogens. While adults eating a vegetarian diet or those taking dietary supplements containing phytoestrogens have high levels of exposure, infants drinking soy-based formula have the highest exposure levels by far. In most cases, the soy formula is the only source of nutrition for these infants during their first few months of life. The infants, then, are exposed to 10 times greater concentrations of phytoestrogens than adult vegetarians.
According to recent estimates in the United States, more than 15 percent of babies are given soy formula. In the United States, soy formula is easily available "over-the-counter." However, in European countries, it is available by prescription only. The isoflavones genistein and daidzein are two phytoestrogens found at very high levels in soy formula.
There are currently differing opinions about the role of phytoestrogens in health. For adults, when consumed as part of an ordinary diet, phytoestrogens are considered safe and possibly beneficial. Some studies on cancer incidences in different countries suggest that phytoestrogens may help protect against certain cancers (breast, uterus, and prostate). However, it is still unclear whether this beneficial effect is due to increased amounts of phytoestrogens in the diet or to the resulting low fat content of the diet. Similar beneficial effects of dietary phytoestrogen supplements have not been documented. On the contrary, eating very high levels of phytoestrogens may pose health risks. Studies with laboratory and farm animals, as well as wildlife eating high amounts of phytoestrogen-rich plants, have documented reproductive problems.
POSSIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS
Recent research may help identify potential health benefits and shed light on how plant compounds may protect against certain diseases. Phytoestrogens have been suggested as cancer preventatives and as treatments for menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis. Laboratory animal studies and comparisons of Asian and Western human populations suggest that diet plays a large role in these types of health problems. Asian populations generally eat large quantities of soy products compared to Western populations. One study found that Asian populations have lower rates of hormone-dependent cancers (breast, endometrial) and lower incidences of menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis than Westerners. Asian immigrants living in Western nations also have increased risk of these maladies as they "Westernize" their diets to include more protein and fat and reduce their fiber and soy intake.
Other studies also suggest that phytoestrogens may offer long-term protection against some cancers including breast, colon, prostate, liver, and leukemia. According to some animal studies, phytoestrogens (mostly those found in soy-based products) eaten as part of an adult diet can protect against some types of cancer and may even inhibit tumor growth. Another animal study found that young rats injected with genistein (a soy isoflavone) and then exposed to a cancer-causing agent later in life developed fewer mammary tumors and waited longer to develop them than the non-exposed rats. Another study reported that infants on soy based infant formulas have improved cholesterol synthesis rates later in life. This study supports the idea that phytoestrogens are bioactive and can have an effect in humans even at levels found in soy infant formulas.
Gaining these possible benefits may involve more than just eating more soy products. Asians, for instance, have been eating these compounds for thousands of years and may have evolutionary adaptations that allow them to use phytoestrogens to their advantage. And, some plant and soy products contain other potential anti-cancer substances (such as protease inhibitors and antioxidants) that may be responsible for the proposed health benefits.
Evaluating health effects of phytoestrogens is difficult and depends on numerous factors, including the kind and dose (amount) of phytoestrogens eaten and the age, gender, and health of the person. For instance, the very foods that interfere with the endocrine messaging centers during a baby's development may help protect against breast and prostate cancer in adults. There is strong evidence that lifetime exposure to natural estrogens, such as estradiol, increases the risk of certain kinds of cancer, such as uterine cancer. Phytoestrogens may help reduce that risk because they may lower a person's lifetime exposure to natural estrogens by competing for estrogen receptor sites or changing the way natural estrogens are broken down. It is possible that these endocrine interferences can reduce a person's exposure to natural estrogens thus reducing the cancer risk in so called target tissues, mostly reproductive organs that respond to sex hormone signals.
POSSIBLE HEALTH RISKS
As for adverse health effects, the most likely risks associated with phytoestrogens deal with infertility and developmental problems. Humans have used plants for medicinal and contraceptive purposes for eons. According to modern-day analyses, many of the plants historically noted for their ability to prevent pregnancies or cause miscarriages contain phytoestrogens and other hormonally-active substances. For instance, during fourth century BC, Hippocrates noted that the Wild Carrot (Queen Anne's Lace) prevented pregnancies. Its seeds, we now know, contain a chemical that blocks progesterone, a hormone that is necessary for establishing and maintaining pregnancy.
Diets rich in certain phytoestrogens also adversely affect the fertility of experimental and domestic animals. For instance, phytoestrogens in dry, summertime grasses reduced the number of offspring in wild populations of California quail and deer mice. Australian sheep suffered from reproductive problems and infertility after grazing in pastures with the phytoestrogen-containing clover Trifolium subterraneum. Two phytoestrogens, equol and coumestrol, were identified as the culprits. A group of captive cheetahs experienced infertility while on a diet rich in soy. When the soy was replaced with corn, their fertility was restored.
Additionally, phytoestrogens may influence development and trigger life-long effects. Mice and rats exposed before or right after birth to several phytoestrogens, including coumestrol and genistein, develop adverse reproductive function later in life. The studies report altered ovarian development, altered estrous cycles, problems with ovulation, and subfertility (fewer pregnancies; fewer pups per litter), and infertility. Other rat studies find developmental exposure to genistein alters pituitary responses that contribute to the ovulation problems. Altered mammary gland differentiation leading to increased cancer risk is also reported following developmental exposure to genistein. In addition, mice treated right after birth with genistein had an increased incidence of uterine cancer later in life.
Some researchers are most concerned about exposure of unborn fetuses and infants to high levels of phytoestrogens since development is highly controlled by hormones of the endocrine system. Human epidemiology studies document adverse effects of genistein. One study found that women eating a vegetarian diet during pregnancy have male offspring with an increased incidence of hypospadias (a birth defect in boys where the penis opening is not located in the normal position at the tip of the penis), possibly due to high maternal levels of soy isoflavones.
Other studies show young adult men and women fed soy based formulas as infants had increased use of allergy medicines and women had longer menstrual bleeding and more discomfort during the menstrual cycle than their counterparts who were fed cow based formula. This is remarkable considering the small sample size in that study (268 women in the cow based formula group and 128 in the soy based formula group). Therefore, the adverse effects of developmental exposure to genistein remain of particular concern.
Phytoestrogens behave like hormones, although they are generally less potent. Like any hormone, too much or too little can alter hormone-dependent tissue functions. Taking too much of any hormone may not be good for humans or animals. Similarly, too many phytoestrogens, at the wrong time, may lead to adverse health effects. Experimental animal studies, such as those outlined, can help us define dietary levels that are safe and clarify the possible reproductive and developmental risks associated with phytoestrogens.
EXPLAINING WHY PLANTS MAKE PHYTOESTROGENS
Some scientists believe that plants make phytoestrogens as a defense mechanism to stop or limit predation by plant-eating animals. Instead of protecting themselves with thistles or thorns or tasting bad, these plants use chemicals that affect the predatory animal's fertility. Although using estrogen-mimicking compounds for protection may sound far-fetched, it makes sense from an evolutionary stance. Many real-life examples support the theory that plants and animals change together, or co-evolve, over time. The explanation goes something like this: to avoid predation, plants produce compounds (phytoestrogens) that limit an herbivores reproduction. Thus, the predator's population decreases and more plants can prosper.
But remember, because of genetic differences, not all species or individuals of a given species will react to the phytoestrogens in the same way. While some herbivores may show fertility problems, others may acquire resistance - like some insects are resistant to pesticides and some bacteria can survive antibiotics. Likewise, some humans may be more susceptible to the benefits and risks of phytoestrogens than others would be.
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Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation.
Progesterone is a hormone released by the ovaries. Changing progesterone levels can contribute to abnormal menstrual periods and menopausal symptoms. Progesterone is also necessary for implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus and for maintaining pregnancy. Lab-made progesterone is used to imitate the functions of the progesterone released by the ovaries.
Progesterone is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It can also be made in a laboratory. Progestin is a general term for a substance that causes some or all of the biologic effects of progesterone. Protestin is sometimes used to refer to the laboratory-made progesterone that is used in oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy. However, all progesterone and progestin products are made in the laboratory. The term Natural Progesterone is a misnomer. Natural progesterones, including the prescription products crinone and Prometrium, are made from a chemical called diosgenin that is isolated from Wild Yam or Soy. In the laboratory, this constituent is converted to pregnenolone and then to progesterone. The human body is not able to make progesterone from diosgenin, so eating wild yam or soy will not boost your progesterone levels.
Over-the-counter (OTC) progesterone products may not contain progesterone concentrations as labeled. According to a British report, two-ounce jars of Progest cream used in a clinical trial contained 100 mg progesterone per ounce rather than the 465 mg claimed by the manufacturer. Topical progesterone products (preparations applied to the skin) marketed as cosmetics require no FDA approval prior to marketing. There is currently no limit on the amount of progesterone allowed in cosmetic products. In 1993 the FDA proposed a rule limiting progesterone-containing cosmetic products to a maximum level of 5 mg/oz with the product label instructing users not to exceed 2 oz per month. But this rule was never finalized.
Women take progesterone by mouth for inducing menstrual periods; and treating abnormal uterine bleeding associated with hormonal imbalance, and severe symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Progesterone is also used in combination with the hormone estrogen to "oppose estrogen" as part of hormone replacement therapy. If estrogen is given without progesterone, estrogen increases the risk of uterine cancer. Progesterone is also used to ease withdrawal symptoms when certain drugs (benzodiazepines) are discontinued.
Progesterone cream is sometimes used in hormone replacement therapy and for treating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Topical progesterone is also used for treating or preventing certain allergies in which hormones play a role; and for treating bloating, breast tenderness, decreased sex drive, depression, fatigue, lumpy (fibrocystic) breasts, headaches, low blood sugar, increased blood clotting, infertility, irritability, memory loss, miscarriages, brittle bones (osteoporosis), bone loss in younger women, symptoms of PMS, thyroid problems, "foggy thinking," uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, water retention, weight gain, and vaginal irritation (vulval lichen sclerosis).
Progesterone gel is sometimes used inside the vagina to expand the cervix (cervical ripening), treat breast pain in women with noncancerous breast disease, and to prevent and treat abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia).
Progesterone is also used intravaginally or by injection for treating infertility and symptoms of (PMS).
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DIM (DIINDOLYLMETHANE) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
DIM-Plus Estrogen Metabolism Formula promotes healthy estrogen metabolism, Relieves PMS symptoms, Promotes fat loss, supports breast, cervical, uterine and prostate health. Scientific research shows diindolylmethane increases the level of "good" estrogens (2-hydroxyestrogen) while reducing the level of "bad" estrogens (16-hydroxyestrogen).
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Support for healthy estrogen metabolism. It promotes natural support for estrogen balance and efficient fat metabolism. Promotes breast wellness and healthy cell development. Many women today have high estrogen levels due to stress, diet and environmental exposure to estrogen-like materials. This estrogen dominance can increase your need for hormone balance. DIM, or diindolylmethane, can support healthy estrogen metabolism and hormonal balance, but only if it is absorbed properly. This safe, natural formula contains DIM from Indolplex, specially processed for easy bioavailability by the body.
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Hormone levels affect your body in many ways resulting in fatigue, menstrual cramps, mood swings, difficulty losing weight, occasional PMS. EstroBalance with DIM promotes natural support for estrogen balance and efficient fat metabolism, breast wellness and healthy cell development. Many women today have high estrogen levels due to stress, diet and enviromental exposure to estrogen-like materials, These high levels, known as estrogen dominance, can disrupt the estrogen-progesterone ratio, which increases your need for hormone balance. EstroBalance women's formula is a safe naturel formula containing DIM from Indolplex. For DIM (diindolylmethane) to affect hormone balance, it must be specially processed, so this unique formula is designed for easy absorption by the body. 1 Daily Dose equals DIM from 2 pounds of broccoli. Indolplex is a registered trademark for a patented process that establishes DIM in a stable, bioavailable form.
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Hormones are an important factor in the way the body works. And, when not in balance, their effect can't be underestimated. This includes fatigue, mood swings, occasional PMS, menstrual cramps and difficulty losing weight. EstroBalance provides natural support for estrogen balance and efficient fat metabolism. It also promotes breast wellness and healthy cell development.
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EVERY WOMAN PRODUCTS
Every Woman II is a multi-vitamin and mineral herbal supplement that is perfect for taking control of your breast, heart, and vision support. Every Woman II is available in convenient 48 and 96 tablet sizes. These tablets are formulated specifically for the needs of women 40-Plus. They are recognized by the body as food, easily digested, even on an empty stomach. All of New Chapterís Multi-vitamins are probiotic and whole. The herbs and cultured whole-food vitamins and minerals in each formulation work together to promote optimal health and deliver condition-specific benefits - not just address nutrient deficiencies. The nutrient needs of men and women can be vastly different - the same can be said for people under forty versus over forty. New Chapterís formulation team takes exacting care with each nutrient in all of our targeted daily Multi-vitamins to benefit the specific needs of the individual. Whole-Food B-Vitamin complex and whole foods such as oregano support heart and eye health. A blend of broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous sprouts support healthy estrogen metabolism and breast health. Cultured soy is one of the five sacred grains of the Chinese herbal tradition and is the foundation of superfoods such as tempeh and miso. Traditional cultures consumed soy only if it was fermented - for good reason. While non-fermented soy can disrupt absorption and normal activity of nutritive compounds, modern science has found that cultured soy actually enhances nutritive bioavailability and promotes normal cell growth, heart, and bone health. New Chapter Multis utilize only fermented soy to deliver these compelling benefits supported by each formulaís whole-food vitamins, minerals and herbs.
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All of New Chapter's Multivitamins are probiotic and whole. The organic herbs and cultured whole-food vitamins & minerals in each formulation work together to promote optimal health and deliver condition-specific benefits, not just address nutrient deficiencies. The nutrient needs of men and women can be vastly different, the same can be said for people under forty versus over forty. New Chapter's formulation team takes exacting care with each nutrient in all of our targeted daily Multivitamins to benefit the specific needs of the individual. New Chapter MultiVitamins are also Non-GMO Project verified - made with organic vegetables and herbs. Every Woman's One Daily is a one-a-day multi that is formulated specifically for the needs of active women under age 40.
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All of New Chapter's Multi-vitamins are probiotic and whole. The organic herbs and cultured whole-food vitamins & minerals in each formulation work together to promote optimal health and deliver condition-specific benefits, not just address nutrient deficiencies. The nutrient needs of men and women can be vastly different, the same can be said for people under forty versus over forty. New Chapter's formulation team takes exacting care with each nutrient in all of our targeted daily Multivitamins to benefit the specific needs of the individual. New Chapter MultiVitamins are also Non-GMO Project verified, made with organic vegetables and herbs. Every Woman's One Daily is a one-a-day multi that is formulated specifically for the needs of women over 40.
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All of New Chapter's Multivitamins are probiotic and whole. The organic herbs and cultured whole-food vitamins & minerals in each formulation work together to promote optimal health and deliver condition-specific benefits, not just address nutrient deficiencies. The nutrient needs of men and women can be vastly different, the same can be said for people under forty versus over forty. New Chapter's formulation team takes exacting care with each nutrient in all of our targeted daily Multivitamins to benefit the specific needs of the individual. New Chapter MultiVitamins are also Non-GMO Project verified, made with organic vegetables and herbs. Every Woman II is a once-per-meal formula supporting the needs of women over 40.
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All of New Chapter's Multi-vitamins are probiotic and whole. The organic herbs and cultured whole-food vitamins & minerals in each formulation work together to promote optimal health and deliver condition-specific benefits, not just address nutrient deficiencies. The nutrient needs of men and women can be vastly different, the same can be said for people under forty versus over forty. New Chapter's formulation team takes exacting care with each nutrient in all of our targeted daily Multivitamins to benefit the specific needs of the individual. New Chapter MultiVitamins are also Non-GMO Project verified, made with organic vegetables and herbs. Every Woman is a two-per-day formula supporting the needs of women under 40.
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Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract is one answer to the concerns of maintaining healthy hormone function. A review of the published literature reveals some interesting findings about how plant-derived estrogens can provide safe and effective support for such menopausal symptoms as hot flashes.
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Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen found in high amounts in soy foods. Genistein is one of the most metabolically active isoflavones. Soy isoflavones, including genistein, have a weak estrogenic activity in the body that can be either agonistic or antagonistic. In other words, phytoestrogens can either mimic or block the effect of estrogen. Soy isoflavones can reduce the incidence of menopausal hot flashes, and also can help maintain a healthy prostate gland in men.
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DIM - Diindolylmethane (DIM) is formed by acid catalyzed dimerization of indole-3-carbinol. DIM is an indole plant nutrient found in cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Unlike other plant nutrients, such as soy isoflavones, DIM has unique and distinct hormonal benefits. DIM appears to support the activity of specific enzymes that improve estrogen metabolism in both men and women. Scientific research shows that DIM increases the level of "good" estrogens (2-hydroxyestrogen) while reducing the level of "bad" estrogens (16-hydroxyestrogen). Underproduction of 2-hydroxyestrogen in women has been linked to PMS, mid-life obesity, painful menstruation, recurrent breast pain, cervical dysplasia, abnormal fibroid cell growth, as well as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. In men, obesity and chronic inflammation have been linked to underproduction of 2-hydroxyestrogen. DIM stimulates more efficient estrogen metabolism. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increase the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial, or "good" estrogen metabolites. By promoting a healthy estrogen metabolism, DIM adjusts the balance of estradiol to its "good" metabolites. This may also result in a more desirable action from testosterone. Testosterone supports energy and mood and helps sustain interest in sex in both men and women. When supplemental DIM is taken along with a program of regular exercise, it may help estrogen and testosterone contribute to good physical conditioning. DIM contributes to a better metabolism in the most natural way possible by working with your own hormones and adjusting their action to avoid hormonal imbalance. DIM helps to eliminate active estrogen from the male body by promoting its conversion into the "good" metabolites. These metabolites then free up testosterone by bumping it off the testosterone-binding proteins. The end result is a healthier balance of testosterone to estrogen and more free (unbound) testosterone circulating in the body. In scientific studies, high levels of testosterone and low levels of estrogen have been linked to lean body mass, an efficient fat-burning metabolism, and low abdominal obesity.
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FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE FORMULA PRODUCTS
Dr. Christophers Original Formulas - Female Reproduction Formula (NuFem 100) Capsules or Extract with Goldenseal Root, Blessed Thistle Herb, Cayenne Pepper, Cramp Bark, False Unicorn Root, Ginger Root, Red Raspberry Leaves, Squawvine Herb and Uva Ursi Leaves. Used for the female reproductive system. As a dietary supplement, take two capsules three times a day, or as directed by your health care professional.
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HORMONAL CHANGESE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Hormonal Changease (Changease 100) capsules or extract by Dr. Christophers Original Formulas contains a blend of Black cohosh, sarsaparilla, ginseng, licorice, false unicorn, holy thistle, and squaw vine. For Milk Production: Dr. Christopher reminded us that it requires a certain balance of hormones - estrogens and progesterones - to produce milk. If a woman does not seem to be making enough milk, she should balance up her hormones by taking a few capsules of this formula. For Rebuilding Weak and Malfunctioning Areas: These are natural herbal foods that are needed by both men and women at all ages. Being "natural" herbs, the human body can accept, assimilate and use those materials that are needed to produce estrogens and other hormones naturally. This formula will assist in rebuilding the weak malfunctioning areas and help keep the organs healthy so they can supply the proper amounts of hormones and estrogens themselves. Herbs are a natural food, so they do not have "side effects" and "after effects" as are so evident in man-made and synthetic drugs. Whenever malfunction shows in either woman or man, in the reproductive areas, it is good to use the two formulas together, i.e., Female Reproductive and Hormonal Changease and for women and Dr. Christopher's Male Urinary Tract and Hormonal Changease for men. For Youth, Expecting Mothers and Those in Menopause: This combination, called Hormonal Changease, helps youths going into puberty, expecting mothers whose hormones sometimes cause problems (one husband says that when his wife is pregnant her "hormones are raging"), women going through the change of life and men, too. Take 2 capsules 3 times a day, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place. Warning: Do not use during pregnancy, or while nursing, except as directed by your health care professional.
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HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE (HGH/ GH) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Human Growth Hormone (HGH OR GH) is also known as somatotropin, is the hormone that regulates growth. Administered to older adults, it rebuilds muscle mass and reduces the amount of fat tissue, reversing changes that occur with aging. It is available only under the supervision of a health care provider.
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A dietary supplement to support cardiovascular and growth hormone functions and fat metabolism. Maxi-HGH is an amino acid complex specifically formulated to stimulate the releas of the body's own human growth hormone (HGH) naturally. Maxi-HGH is in powder form designed to dissolve in a cold beverage. Vegetarian formula.
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Goji Max by Tahiti Traders, The Secret of Organic Goji MAX Growing in some of the harshest climate conditions in the remote highlands of China, Mongolia & Tibet and used as natural medicine across Asia for over 3,000 years, Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) has long been known as the longevity fruit. Researchers have discovered that Goji is rich in Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides, potent glycoconjugates responsible for much of Gojis powerful benefits. These powerful antioxidants are exceptional sources of the essential cell nutrients responsible for proper immune function. These polysaccharides appear to be highly effective in raising the levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an immune protein that steadily declines with age. They also stimulate the release by the pituitary gland of the human growth hormone (hGH) known as the "youth hormone". This ability of Goji to reverse age-related declines provides the strongest evidence of its anti-aging potential. Anti-Aging, Energy & Stamina, Weight Control, Libido Enhancement, Inflammation Control.
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A nutritional formula manufactured and formulated under strict supervision, and made from the highest quality raw materials available. The product everyone is talking about! An advanced nutritional formula, developed to safely stimulate the production and release of the "fountain of youth" hormone. hGH (human growth hormone). Studies have shown that increasing growth hormone levels in men and women reverses many signs of aging such as wrinkles, graying hair, muscle and bone loss. Loss of vision, and decreased energy and sex drive.
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MELATONIN SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
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.
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HerbsPro: Melatonin Sublingual, Peppermint, Source Naturals, 1 mg, 300 Tabs (3864)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Sublingual Lozenges, Natures Way, 2.5 mg, 100 Lozenges (17088)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Sublingual Orange, Source Naturals, 2.5 mg, 120 Tabs (3869)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Sublingual, Orange, Source Naturals, 2.5 mg, 240 Tabs (3870)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Sublingual, Peppermint, Source Naturals, 2.5 mg, 240 Tabs (3874)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Complex Sublingual, Orange, Source Naturals, 3 mg, 50 Tabs (3891)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Complex Sublingual, Orange, Source Naturals, 3 mg, 100 Tabs (3892)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Complex Sublingual, Peppermint, Source Naturals, 5 mg, 50 Tabs (3893)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Complex Sublingual, Peppermint, Source Naturals, 5 mg, 100 Tabs (3894)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Natrol, 1 mg, 90 Tabs (112789)
HerbsPro: Mel-O-Chew Chewable Melatonin, Maxi-Health Research, 1 mg, 100 Chews (80947)
HerbsPro: Melatonin (Rapid Release), Country Life, 1 mg, 120 Tabs (37333)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Natrol, 1 mg, 180 Tabs (16777)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Basic Organics, 3 mg, 60 Tabs (101348)
HerbsPro: Melatonin (Rapid Release), Country Life, 3 mg, 90 Tabs (37336)
HerbsPro: Melatonin-3, FoodScience of Vermont, 3 mg, 120 Caps (74931)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Natrol, 3 mg, 120 Tabs (16781)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Natures Bounty, 3 mg, 240 Tabs (98725)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Natrol, 5 mg, 60 Tabs (67212)
HerbsPro: Melatonin Chewable, Natural Factors, 5 mg, 90 Tabs (91366)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Time Release, Natrol, 5 mg, 100 Tabs (69729)
HerbsPro: Melatonin, Fast Dissolve Strawberry, Natrol, 10 mg, 90 Tabs (67212)
Kalyx: Sleep Melatonin, Natrol, 1 mg, 90 Tabs: K
Kalyx: Mel-O-Chew Melatonin, Maxi Health, 1 mg, 200 Tabs: HF
Maxi-Health Research brings you this unique formula that you can adjust according to your needs for sleep disorders. Scientific studies are showing the benefits of melatonin for sleep disorders and jet lag. A low dosage of 1 mg Melatonin tablet, up to 6 at bedtime (children should take less). Also this formula is made in a chewable form to ensure that it works in a quick acting way to promote sleep. Just keep a bottle near your bedside and take as needed.
Kalyx: Melatonin, Nutricology, 1.3 mg, 100 VCaps: N
Kalyx: Sleep Melatonin, Time Release, Natrol, 3 mg, 100 Tabs: K
Kalyx: Melatonin, Nutricology, 3 mg, 120 Tabs: N
Kalyx: Sleep Melatonin, Natrol, 3 mg, 240 Tabs: K
Kalyx: Sleep Melatonin, Time Release, Natrol, 5 mg, 100 Tabs: K
Kalyx: Sleep Melatonin Fast Dissolve, Strawberry Flavored, Natrol, 10 mg, 60 Tabs: K
Kalyx: Melatonin, Nutricology, 20 mg, 60 VCaps: N
Kalyx: Sleep Tart Cherry with Melatonin, Natrol, 250 mg, 30 Chewable Tablets: K
Kalyx: Sleep Melatonin, Natrol, 2 fl. oz.: K
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Nutrition Basics: Melatonin Supplement Information
PREGNENOLONE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Pregnenolone is biochemically a prohormone. It is made directly from cholesterol within the mitochondria of the adrenal glands and, to a lesser degree, the nervous system, with the help of the cholesterol side chain cleavage enzyme, p450scc. Pregnenolone is a precursor to various hormones, such as progesterone, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens. So it can help the body maintain normal hormone levels, which in turn helps numerous body functions. Pregnenolone is a naturally occurring hormone that may improve brain function, enhancing mood, memory, and thinking ability. Pregnenolone is the starting point from which all steroid hormones are manufactured in our bodies. Its conversion in the body follows different pathways, depending on individual needs. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that pregnenolone may enhance psychomotor performance and decrease fatigue in healthy subjects. Pregnenolone is believed to affect stress levels through its influence on the adrenal glands, which produce more steroid hormones when people are under stress. Pregnenolone may also affect brain chemistry in beneficial ways. It has been found to inhibit the GABA receptors in brain cells - which may result in increased mental alertness. It may also stimulate the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors, which play an important role in regulating synapses, thus influencing learning and memory.
HerbsPro: Cognitex & Pregnenolone With Brain Shield, Life Extension, 60 Softgels (115136)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Country Life, 10 mg, 60 Caps (37405)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Source Naturals, 10 mg, 60 Tabs (7303)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone Sublingual, Source Naturals, 10 mg, 60 Tabs (7305)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Source Naturals, 10 mg, 120 Tabs (7304)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone Sublingual, Source Naturals, 10 mg, 120 Tabs (7306)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Only Natural, 15 mg, 60 Caps (65133)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Only Natural, 25 mg, 50 Caps (50160)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Cherry Sublingual, Source Naturals, 25 mg, 60 Tabs (7309)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Cherry Sublingual, Source Naturals, 25 mg, 120 Tabs (7310)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Country Life, 30 mg, 60 Caps (37406)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 50 mg, 60 Tabs (87512)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Source Naturals, 50 mg, 60 Tabs (7311)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Life Extension, 50 mg, 100 Caps (91777)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Source Naturals, 50 mg, 120 Tabs (7312)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 100 mg, 60 Tabs (87744)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Life Extension, 100 mg, 100 Caps (91840)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone, Micronized Lipid Matrix, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 150 mg, 60 Tabs (84490)
HerbsPro: Pregnenolone Cream, Life-Flo, 2 oz. (27076)
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PROGESTERONE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Mist, Natural Progesterone, Life-Flo, 1 oz. (78775)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Mist, Energizing Citrus, Life-Flo, 1 oz. (78776)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care For Women, Life-Flo, 1 oz. (27073)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Response Cream, Emerita, 1 oz. (36140)
HerbsPro: Progesterone Cream, Source Naturals, 2 oz. (2485)
HerbsPro: Progesterone Cream, Feminine Balance Therapy, Organic Excellence, 2 oz. (49567)
HerbsPro: Progest Cream Plus Phyto-Estrogen, Organic Excellence, 2 oz. (83141)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care For Women, Life-Flo, 2 oz. (27075)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Phytoestrogen Cream, Emerita, 2 oz. (18509)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Cream, Paraben Free, Emerita, 2 oz. (18510)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Cream, Paraben Free, Emerita, 2 oz. (67279)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Night Face Cream, Emerita, 2 oz. (70789)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Oh Warming Lubricant, Paraben Free, Emerita, 2 oz. (67280)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Personal Moisturizer, Emerita, 2 oz. (18508)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Natural Lubricant With Vitamin E, Emerita, 2 oz. (33941)
HerbsPro: Wild Yam & Progesterone, Wise Essentials, 2 oz. Jar (44161)
HerbsPro: Progesterone Cream, Now Foods, 3 oz. (68627)
HerbsPro: Progesterone Cream With Lavender, Now Foods, 3 oz. (71688)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Cream, Life-Flo, 3 oz. Pump (83482)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care For Men, Life-Flo, 3 oz. (27079)
HerbsPro: Wild Yam & Progesterone Pump, Wise Essentials, 3 oz. (50848)
HerbsPro: Progesterone Cream, Source Naturals, 4 oz. (83788)
HerbsPro: Progesterone Cream, Source Naturals, 4 oz. Tube (89061)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care With Calming Lavender, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (75094)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care With Cooling Peppermint, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (75095)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Tropical, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (88964)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Estriol, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (104659)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Complete, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (78777)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care For Women, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (51423)
HerbsPro: Progesta-Care Plus With Phyto Estrogen, Life-Flo, 4 oz. (51422)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Cream, Paraben Free, Emerita, 4 oz. (67280)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Personal Moisturizer, Emerita, 4 oz. (18509)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Femina Cleansing & Moisturizing Wash, Emerita, 4 oz. (82462)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest Cream, Paraben Free, Emerita, 48 Single Use Packets (69607)
HerbsPro: Pro-Gest-Ade, Enzymatic Therapy, 90 Tabs (12919)
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AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
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AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
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