ANTIAGING PRODUCTS - HORMONES
Hormones produced by glands, organs, and tissues, hormones
act as the body's chemical messengers, flowing through
the blood stream searching for special receptors. The
activity of receptors are controlled by the specific
hormone that fits it and also, to a lesser extent, by
closely related hormones. The most commonly known are:
- Growth Hormone
- stimulates production of insulin-like growth
factor [IGF-1], which in turn impacts the rate at
which cells reproduce . As replacement of HGH
through pills or injections is not effective in the
first instance and expensive and inconvenient in the
latter. The most reliable method is to use supplements
that act as catalysts to encourage the body to produce
higher levels of these hormones.
- Oestrogen replacement therapy - has been
used for some years, in spite of divided controversy.
Estrogen is used to relieve discomforts of menopause,
slow reducing bone density and help prevent cardiovascular
- Progesterone is used to counter the adverse effects
of estrogen alone replacement. In its most natural
form it is applied as a cream, being absorbed through
the skin to bypass the harmful effects on the liver.
- Testosterone -preliminary studies suggest
that testosterone replacement may likewise have benefits
for aging men, by increasing bone and muscle mass
- [dehydroepiandrosterone] acts as a precursor
to some other hormones, including both testosterone
and oestrogen. DHEA
supports anti-aging with stress response, immune system
decline, and preventing certain chronic diseases such
disease in men, cancer
and multiple sclerosis. There is now evidence that
too much DHEA can be harmful.
- Produced in the pineal gland responds to
light and regulates seasonal changes in the body.
As it declines during aging, it may trigger changes
throughout the endocrine system, which impact sleep
and ones ability to adjust time zones.
Most hormones begin their decline at about age 30,
and peri-menopausal symptoms in women are not uncommon
from 35 onwards until full menopause
The goal of hormone replacement is to restore levels
to those normally present at age 30. It is possible
for this level to be maintained for life. Adverse effects
from hormone replacement result only from excessive
When some declining hormones are replaced, various
signs of aging diminish.
Questions about cancer risks surrounding both oestrogen
and testosterone replacement therapy have yet to be
resolved, but many individuals agree that the small
increase in risk is largely outweighed by the improvements
in life quality.
HGH Human Growth Hormone