Antioxidants have been one of the nutritional buzzwords thrown around over the past 10 years. We are constantly being told of the benefits of these magical substances and that we should be consuming copious amounts. There seems to also be a confusion surrounding the question as to whether we need to supplement our diet with antioxidant vitamins. Conservative nutritionists would have us believe we get all the antioxidants we need from our food while the makers of natural and synthetic vitamins tell us wee need to supplement with antioxidants.
DHEA Helps to Improve Symptoms of Menopause
Dehydroepiandrosterone, better known as DHEA, is the most abundant steroid in the human body involved and is involved in the manufacture of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosterone. DHEA levels continue to rise up to about age twenty-five, when production drops off sharply: by age 65, the human body makes only 10 to 20% of what it did at age 20.
If you have had your blood pressure taken, cholesterol checked, taken a cholesterol lowering drug, had a mammogram or taken hormone replacement in the form of oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone or thyroid medication, you have experienced anti-ageing medicine. This form of medicine is based on the early detection, prevention and reversal of age related diseases.
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Neuromuscular Diseases
Essential for the absorption of calcium from the intestine and the utilization of calcium and phosphorus, Vitamin D is vital for the health of at least 36 organs, including the bone marrow, colon, kidney, lung, prostate, retina, and skin.
1-in-3 Older Adults Suffer Muscle Loss
New findings show that approximately 1 out of 3 adults age 50 and older suffer from sarcopenia, a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, which can affect a person’s energy and ability to perform daily activities. Maintaining muscle mass and strength reduces the risk of sarcopenia.