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Aging


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The biological process of growing older.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • A growth regulator or human growth hormone (HGH or GH) is a hormone known as somatotropin. When given to seniors, this hormone can restore muscle mass and cut down on the amount of fat tissue which will revert aging changes. You can only use this under the direct care of a doctor.
  • A powerful bioflavonoid and antioxidant is pycnogenol.
  • A powerful free radical scavenger that can shield the cells is superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is an enzyme. As people get older, it is very common for people to lose their sense of balance and fall. Seniors can be more prone to weak muscles, poor vision, weaker legs, decreased sensation, or other medically-troublesome conditions. These same type of ailments can also occur in younger adults that have to depend on prescriptions. Slow reflexes, decreased perception, and/or impaired mobility may be prevalent. Injuries are not uncommon due to these challenges. Seniors are not just subject to falls that cause bodily harm. Recovery may be slow and can lead to other developments including bedsores, increased muscle weakness, & greater exposure and suffering from infections. Staying active has been found to be a mainline defense against injuries from accidents. Critical, also, is to keep in touch with your doctor and pharmacist regarding any side effects from medicines you may be taking.
  • A side effect of getting older is that the hair does not keep its healthy condition and can shed more than usual. Panthothenic acid (also known as vitamin B5) may reverse these conditions, as well as improve normal adrenal and immune function.
  • According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30 percent of 65 or older adults experience a failure in being able to absorb vitamin B12 and folic acid efficiently. This could be due to hydrochloric acid being insufficient and/or too much bacteria has accumulated in the intestinal tract. If it is not possible to obtain injections to correct this, this can also be corrected by application under the tongue for maximum assimilation.
  • Aging cannot be classified as an illness. Certain health problems can arise, however, as a direct result of aging. A few of the problems that elderly can experience are constipation, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, heart palpitations, heartburn and indigestion, and weight gain.
  • Another amino acid called glutathione may be useful as an antioxidant and as an agent to remove toxins from the body. As a person ages, the levels of glutathione in the cells can plummet as much as 30-35 percent. Restoring levels of glutathione may reverse aging in the liver, lungs, kidneys, and bone marrow. An ideal methodology to restore glutathione is by taking it as a supplement. Another way to increase glutathione is by supplementing with N-acetylcysteine.
  • Another B vitamin that can make skin more vibrant and slow down wrinkling is para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA). Combine PABA with dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) and an individual may experience elevated brain function, immunity, and cellular regeneration.
  • Coenzyme Q10 shields the heart, ensures maximum tissue oxygenation, and is essential for many bodily functions. The highest level of coenzyme Q10 is located in the liver and heart muscle. Since the liver is responsible for ridding the body of toxins, it is vital that the liver perform to its maximum efficiency so that damage to body tissues will be minimized.
  • Dimethylaminoethan (DMAE) has multiple benefits including memory & mental ability increase, alertness and focus enrichment, as well as improving mood and vision.
  • Elderly people can regularly experience a burning sensation usually on the bottom of the feet. This can happen because they may not be getting enough vitamin B12 in their diet. Since a great many older people have trouble with absorbing B vitamins, it would be advisable to use a method that circumvents the digestive tract such as injections. Another alternative to injections is application under the tongue.
  • For those individuals that support the use of colostrums, they usually refer to it as being the most significant substance that can deter aging and supplement immune strength. In addition, they say that the degree that the hormones affect aging and harm the immune system can be diminished. Bovine colostrums is usually recommended more than other colostrums.
  • Immune function can be strengthened with an adrenal hormone called dehydroeplandrosterone (DHEA). It may be acceptable for the prevention and treatment of disorders related to aging. A form of DHEA that is not changed into estrogen or testosterone is 7-Keto DHEA.
  • Lipoic acid is vital in glycolysis and in the Kreb's cycle, two process that are complex bioprocesses that must be present in order to generate cellular energy. In order for the liver to restore its energy levels, the liver must depend on these processes. Germany is very knowledgeable in attesting to the benefits of lipoic acid to build liver function and manage diabetes.
  • Pregnenolone can occur naturally in the body. Pregnenolone may be a major factor in improving how a brain functions, lessening mood swings, and positively impacting memory and cognitive thinking.
  • The amino acid gylcine is a manufacturer of Dimethylglycine (DMG) which can be responsible for supporting immune function and restoring oxygenation in the tissues.
  • It is not uncommon for seniors to gripe that they never get enough sleep. Oftentimes, this can happen due to ingestion of sugar after dinner. Alternatively, complex carbohydrates will have the opposite reaction and allow relaxation to occur. Popcorn is one such nighttime snack, as is nut butter and crackers. Protein stimulates activity and attentiveness, so it should be included in a morning or early afternoon snack.
  • Laboratory experiments have shown that the drug selegiline (Eldepryl which is also known as Deprenyl) extended how long an adult rat could expect to live by an astonishing 210% . It has been suggested by researchers that minute doses of selegiline may free brain cells from death due to trauma or disease. Depending on what happens in future research, Parkinson's disease may not be the only condition for which seligiline is now officially allowed. Alternatives currently under research for possible anti-aging treatments as well. These include substances called N-tertiary-butyl-alphaphenylnitrone (PBN) which show promise as agents to improve memory and block free radical damage; centrophenoxine which prevents the build up of waste products and toxins in the cells; growth hormone-releasing hormone (GRH) and insulin, two hormones that can trigger human growth hormone to develop; isoprinosine, an immune booster and nerve growth factor that may deter the progression of Alzheimer's disease; and thymosins which are hormones that come from the thymus gland and increase immune action and act as a major player in the endocrine system.
  • The Chinese have long acclaimed that mushrooms such as morel, reishi, shiitake, and maitake will provide eternal youth and longevity. Additional benefits may be the prevention of high blood pressure and heart disease, cholesterol reduction, the possibility of reducing fatigue and viral infections, as well as others not listed here. You can purchase them fresh or take them as supplements.
  • We can't deter getting older. What we can do, though, is to slow down how quickly we age and extend our life span by acting now to stimulate cell divisions on an ongoing basis. If only the scientists could learn how to prevent cells from expiring and causing bodily harm, the aging process could potentially be increasingly short lived.
  • When we are young, our body makes an abundant supply of melatonin which is a natural hormone. However, as we get older, our supply of melatonin is depleted. One of the experiments that was done in a laboratory reported that when they gave melatonin to mice, their life expectancy was increased dramatically by one third. It has also been suggested that melatonin may be beneficial as a cancer preventative, a method to induce sleep, and build up immunity.


Advice
  • A balanced diet with fruit vegetables grains, seeds, nuts, and protein for fish and soy products. Reduce the intake on animal protein. Also add broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, fish, fruits, whole grains, nuts, soy, seeds, and soybeans. Stay away from processed foods.
  • Allow your body the proper amount of sleep.
  • Decrease salt intake.
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Important to eat 4 - 5 small meals a day.
  • Important to keep the colon clean. This will fight off diseases and slows the aging process. High-fiber diet and cleansing enemas once weekly.
  • Intake steam-distilled water. Your body needs water drink even if you are not thirsty.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Lower you food intake overall, and raise you raw food consumption.
  • Practice deep breathing to help your blood's oxygenation and circulation. Hold your breath for 30 seconds every 1/2 hour. Inhale place your tongue on the roof of your mouth where your teeth meet your gums and release the air slowly and repeat everyday.
  • Relax stay active and be positive about life. Get involved in other activities and hobbies along with your appearance and exercise.
  • Restrain from red meats, caffeine, white flour, white sugar, food additives (chemical) drugs, pesticides, and tap water.
  • Restrain from saturated fats.
  • Smoke and overexposed environmental pollutants and harmful to the skin.
  • The key is a low-calorie diet for regulating great health as you age. Only eat when you are hungry and eat only fresh foods and foods cooked nutritionally. Glucose levels may increase if you have too many carbohydrates.
  • When washing your skin do not use harsh soaps , use olive, avocado, or almond oil to clean the skin.
  • Your diet needs to include garlic, onions, shiitake mushrooms, and pearl barley so the body can receive the germanium and potassium. Decreases Free Radicals that are damaged along with acting as catalysts fir the oxygen to oxygen-poor tissues.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

RNA and DNA
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with cell reproduction. Best form is sublingual. Caution: Do not use this supplement if you have gout.
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Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps with circulation. Guards the heart. Stimulates cellular oxygenation.
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Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances cellular oxygenation. Best if used sublingually (under the tongue).
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Glutathione
Importance: Very High
Comments: Mood enhancer and mental stimulator. Powerful free radical scavenger.
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L-Phenylalanine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Stimulates vitality and alertness. A necessary neurotransmitter. Caution: Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. Refrain from use if you experience panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU.
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L-Arginine and L-lysine and L-methione and L-tyrosine plus
Importance: Very High
Comments: Amino acids help in production of hair, skin, blood, and more. L-arginine helps the immune system. L-lysine aids in bone growth, tissue repair, fighting disease, and production of hormones. Tyrosine encourages healthy metabolism.
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L-carnitine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps the heart and liver. Lowers blood triglycerides. Works well with antioxidants. Enhances muscles.
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N-acetylcysteine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps body to generate glutathione, an antioxidant and detoxifier.


Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: Very High
Comments: Good for healthy brain functioning. Helps keep heart healthy. Best to take a high-potency formula with chelated trace minerals.
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Vitamin A
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps grow and reconstruct body tissues and smooth skin. Good source of antioxidants.
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Beta carotene
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps grow and reconstruct body tissues and smooth skin. Good source of antioxidants.
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Potassium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps with water balance and cellular integrity.
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Selenium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Has anti-aging effects. May be beneficial in fighting cancer. Increases immunity.
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Zinc
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps heal wounds. Good for keeping skin healthy. Boosts immune system.
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Omega-3 essential fatty acids (Flaxseed oil, primrose oil, and salmon oil are recommended.)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Aids in the forming of new cells. Helps increase brain function. Good for removing plaque from the arteries. Keeps heart safe and healthy.
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Pycnogenol
Importance: Very High
Comments: Free radical scavenger. Preserves brain cells.
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Grape seed
Importance: Very High
Comments: Free radical scavenger. Preserves brain cells.
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Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Powerful antioxidant. Eliminates free radicals which can cause cancer, heart disease, and premature aging. May want to talk to your doctor about injections.
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Vitamin B complex injections plus extra Pantothenic acid (B5) and Choline and Inositol and Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Use B vitamins to help with depression and changing fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy. Good for the nervous system. Aids in the formation of some proteins. Necessary for healthy red blood cells and nutrient absorption, especially iron. Best to get injections or use sublingually.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Very High
Comments: Antioxidant. Helps with cellular aging. Guards cell membranes. Stimulates circulation. Aids in the longevity of red blood cells.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Antioxidant. Boosts immune system. Controls allergies. Guards brain and spinal cord. Enhances healthy white blood cells. Combats fatigue. Raises energy levels.
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Boron
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with calcium absorption. Aids in brain function.
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Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in normal heart function. Stops bone loss. Best to use chelate or asporotate form.
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Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Helps balance calcium.
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Vitamin D
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts absorption of calcium.
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Chromium
Importance: High
Comments: Good for insulin function. Keeps glands that control aging healthy.
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Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: High
Comments: Gives necessary protein, especially to elderly people who are sometimes unable to digest dietary protein and thus have amino acid deficiencies.
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Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in memory and brain function. Keeps nervous system cells safe. Emulsifies fat.
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Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in memory and brain function. Keeps nervous system cells safe. Emulsifies fat.
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Phosphatidyl serine
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in brain function.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Astragalus and Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Protects the body from the effects of stress. Stimulates the immune system and has a normalizing effect on the body's functions.
Cautions: Pregnant or lactating women, or persons with auto immune conditions should not take echinacea. Not to be used long term.
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Bilberry
Type: Internal
Purposes: Bilberry contains both Vitamin A and C which provides antioxidant protection which can help to prevent damage to the eyes.
Cautions: Bilberry is not to be used if you have high blood pressure.
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Ginseng
Type: Internal
Purposes: Stimulates and improves the brain cells. Stimulates the entire body for fatigue, stress and weakness. Ginseng works with the heart and increases blood circulation supplying oxygen to the cells.
Cautions: Ginseng is not to be used if you have high blood pressure.
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Burdock Root and Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: Burdock combines well with Red Clover and are effective herbs for cleansing the blood without causing nausea. These two herbs can be taken together or each herb used by itself.
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Dandelion and Milk Thistle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Supports normal liver functions and exerts a protective effect against substances harmful to the liver. Promotes bile secretion and releases.
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Garlic
Type: Internal
Purposes: Garlic supports the cardiovascular system and immune system thereby promoting good general health.
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Ginkgo biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Increases activity in all areas of the brain for memory and concentration. Provides antioxidant protection and promotes healthy circulation of oxygen to the brain.
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Green Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Lowers risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Has proven antioxidant properties.
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Noni
Type: Internal
Purposes: Morinda or Noni fruit grows best in the volcanic ash of the Hawaiian Islands. All parts of the plant have medicinal value. It's juice is well known for revitalizing and rejuvenating the body. The fruit has shown evidence of promoting immune system activity and repairing damaged cells and improving digestion. Inhibits inflammation and relaxes pain and joint problems.
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Horsetail Tea and Extract
Type: Internal
Purposes: Horsetail is valued for its high Silica content. Mineral Silicon is recommended to help keep bones and connective tissue strong. May also help strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
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Kava Kava, St. John's Wort, and Valerian
Type: Internal
Purposes: Natural herbal remedies that help to reduce stress, anxiety, and muscle tension. Valerian is used mainly as a sedative. St. John's Wort mainly used to treat mild to moderate depression.
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Licorice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Glycyrrhizin is one of the active ingredients in licorice, and it has been found to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic properties. Research has shown that the Licorice Root has an effect on the organ system, the endocrine system and liver.
Cautions: Do not take if you have high blood pressure. Usage of this herb should not exceed a week.
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Stinging nettle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Nettle Leaf is a popular treatment for Allergies, inflammation, and arthritis. Used in Europe for Prostate enlargement. Relieves bladder infections, fluid retention, stones and gravel. Research has shown the Nettle herb to strengthen and support the whole body.
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Saw Palmetto
Type: Internal
Purposes: Saw Palmetto is an accepted treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Helps maintain proper urinary flow. Studies show that DHT (dihydrotestosterone) stimulates the production of prostrate cells which leads to overproduction and enlargement of the prostrate. Studies also show that Saw Palmetto inhibits DHT productions and promotes its breakdown.
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Wild Yam
Type: Internal
Purposes: Wild Yam contains a natural steroid called dehydro-epiandrosterone (DHEA) that is said to rejuvenate and give vigor to lovemaking. Steroids are powerful drugs that some people take to boost their athletic performance. Steroids help build muscle tissue and increase body mass during exercise.
Dosage: Take larger dosage for one week drop to a lower dosage for the second week, then stop taking for two weeks
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