Anti-aging Products

Written by Emily Ledbetter
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For centuries, people have sought the illusive Fountain of Youth in an attempt to halt, or at least slow, the aging process. In addition to the standard tips to reduce the signs of aging such as protecting your skin against the sun and incorporating a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle, there are a number of products and supplements available targeted at those wishing to grow old gracefully (and slowly).

Natural Hormones

Supplementing with natural hormones can play a role in turning back the hands of time. DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body and functions to regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function and energy levels. Research shows that DHEA levels in the body peak around age 25 and then decline steadily. Supplementation with DHEA products can counteract the decrease of the naturally occurring hormone in the body and has been associated with increased emotional well-being and immune function.

Testosterone and progesterone supplements are also available to help counteract the effects of aging. Studies suggest that testosterone supplementation may contribute to increased physical energy and endurance levels, muscle growth, decreased body fat, mental acuity, and improvement in the circulatory system function. Natural progesterone is a popular treatment used to alleviate the symptoms of PMS and menopause.

Skin Health

The appearance of skin is one of the first clues to identifying a person's age. Wrinkles and discoloration are often automatic signs of advanced age. Fortunately, there are anti-aging products available that reverse skin damage and improve the skin's health and appearance. Many of these products, available as creams and in pill form, work at the cellular level to rejuvenate and lengthen the time span of skin cells, restoring the skin's youthful appearance.

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