Healthy Aging Naturally
Supplementation is very important for women 50-54, as after the age of 40 a number of genetic time bombs have been triggered within the body’s aging clock, which are associated with important age-related health problems. These health problems concern your joints (arthritic changes), heart function (e.g. high blood pressure, congestive heart failure), your immune and detoxification systems (infection and cancer risk increases) as well as dealing with menopausal symptoms.These are the supplementation considerations that are most important:
Immune and Detoxification Support– by age 50 the body’s immune system becomes weakened and immune cells are less able to destroy emerging cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents. Cancer rates sky rocket after 50 and people become prone to more serious and life-threatening infections as they age. Thus, supplementation with natural agents shown to help preserve more youthful immune function is vital after age 50, as are nutrients that maintain detoxification enzyme function, which neutralize cancer-causing agents each minute of our lives.
Natural Menopausal Support Nutrients– clinical studies have proven that some natural herbal agents can manage menopausal symptoms in more than 80% of cases. Most women know that the conventional method of managing menopause with synthetic hormone replacement therapy can cause serious health problems. Thus, it is best to use a natural, safer, approach as your first line of management for menopausal symptoms and to preserve your quality of life.
Heart Health Support: After age 45 the heart is less able to generate the energy required to keep the heart pump (the heart muscle – myocardium) functioning at an optimal level. This is due to the age-related decline in synthesis of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is required to convert food into energy. Studies show that supplementation with CoQ10 and Hawthorn can improve heart function, as evidenced by the fact that they have improved heart function even in patients with congestive heart failure and helped reduce high blood pressure. After age 45 it is vital to protect your heart health with these supplements to help avoid these serious age-related health problems.
Joint Cartilage Support: During this period of life joint cartilage erosion also begins due to decreased glucosamine synthesis in the body. This eventually leads to osteoarthritis of our joints. Supplementation with glucosamine, along with natural anti-inflammatory compounds (quercetin, MSN, bromelain) can preserve cartilage and inhibit the joint inflammation that is also a natural part of the aging process.
Three Lifelong Foundation Supplements: the following 3 supplements should be taken throughout all of adult life beginning at age 15-16 (Bone Support is optional based on your diet and bone density status).
1. High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral:A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should be antioxidant enriched, contain a B-50 complex, 500 mg of elemental calcium, other bone support nutrients, and every vitamin from Vitamin A to Zinc.
Antioxidant Enriched – antioxidants quench free radicals that cause the kind of genetic damage that transforms a normal cell into a cancer cell. These initiated cancer cells often lie dormant for 20-40 yrs before undergoing rapid cell division and forming malignant tumors. Many cancers that strike in one’s 50’s, 60’s 70’s and beyond, were actually initiated by free radical damage that occurred in a person’s teens, 20’s and/or 30’s.
Antioxidants also quench free radicals that slowly contribute to the following ailments, which also manifest later in life – cataracts, macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in people over 55), Alzheimer’s disease, other neurodegenerative diseases (MS, Parkinson’s disease), skin aging (and skin cancer), atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), weakened immune function.
For health optimization and disease prevention daily antioxidant dosages from a high potency multiple vitamin and mineral supplement should include:
- Vitamin C – 1000 mg
- Vitamin E succinate
- Selenium 100 – 150 mcg
- Beta –carotene 10,000 -15,000 IU
- Vitamin A – 2500 IU
- Bioflavonoids – 50 mg
- Lycopene Powder – 6 mg
- Lutein Powder – 6 mg
- Zinc – 15 mg
- Magnesium – 200 mg
B-50 Complex – B-vitamins help to optimize many functions within the body, including:
- Energy Production in every cell
- Concentration and Mental function – B-vitamins are required to make the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) for an alert mind
- Red blood cell and haemoglobin production – to transport oxygen through your system
- Protecting your arteries against the damaging effects of homocysteine – linked to heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases.
- Reduced cancer risk – B-vitamins are required for normal DNA and RNA synthesis as cells replicate from one generation to the next, decreasing risk of chromosomal breaks and related mutations
Calcium – 500 mg – most adults fall short of the desired calcium intake level each day, by at least 500 mg. This short fall in calcium intake prior to age 40 prevents maximum bone density from occurring. After age 50, when calcium starts to leak out of bone, it becomes much easier for osteoporosis and bone fractures to occur. Sub-optimal calcium intake before age 40 is a principal reason that one in four women, and one in eight men, over 50 develop osteoporosis. Prior to age 40, and especially from ages 11-24, you have the greatest opportunity to maximize your bone density. Along with calcium bones also need Vitamin D, copper, Vitamin C, magnesium and certain B-vitamins, which should also be included in a high potency multiple vitamin and mineral.
2. Essential Fatty Acid Supplement (containing borage, flax and fish oil): this is the perfect combination of essential oils that allows your body to make the types of prostaglandin hormones that have the following health effects:
- Makes your skin smooth and soft
- Reduces risk of heart and vascular disease by improving blood flow and decreasing the stickiness of your blood
- Reduces cancer risk by slowing down the rate of cell division (reduces the number of cellular mutations)
- Slows the aging process (by slowing the rate of cell division)
- Reduces inflammation throughout the body
- Supports brain function throughout all of life, and may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to recent studies
3. Bone Support Supplement: for many people their inconsistent dietary patterns provides them with too little calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D, and other bone support nutrients from day-to-day, whereby a high potency multiple vitamin and mineral alone is insufficient to maximize and protect their bone density. To be safe you may wish to consider taking an additional Bone Support Supplement that provides the following bone density insurance:
- Calcium – 600 mg
- Vitamin D – 800 IU
- Magnesium – 300 mg
- Icariin Flavonoid (from epimedium) – this flavonoid is proven to increase bone density even those who have already lost some bone (osteoporosis/osteopenia)
- Silica – This supplement also helps form strong, healthy nails and collagen.
“A full spectrum multi-vitamin and mineral enriched with optimal antioxidant protection, a B-50 complex, carotenoids (lycopene and lutein), bioflavonoids, 500 mg of elemental calcium, and all essential nutrients from A to Zinc. This all-in-one formulation replaces the need for 5-8 different vitamin bottles, making it more cost-effective and practical for individuals to acquire optimal levels of antioxidant protection with the health-promoting doses of all other vitamins and minerals. This supplement helps the body defend itself against many degenerative conditions, while providing important anti-aging benefits that slow the aging process. Using this product in conjunction with Nature’s Essential Oils, improves the skin’s complexion, texture and appearance. The B-50 complex is important to support and repair nerve function and the vitamin E, in the form of vitamin E Succinate, has been shown to possess the most potent anticancer properties compared to all other forms of vitamin E. Studies also show that most adults are missing 500 mg of calcium from their diet between ages 15 and 50 to defend against osteoporosis, which now affects one in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50. This product helps ensure that each individual will minimize their risk of future development of this common and preventable bone condition, which causes more deaths each year than the combined mortality rate for breast and ovarian cancers in women. For all these reasons, and any more, the Adeeva All-in-One Multiple-Vitamin and Mineral is a foundation supplement for virtually every adult. ”
Dose:4 caplets per day (full adult dosage)
Contains a unique blend of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 essential fatty acids derived from equal concentrations of: GMO-free flaxseed oil, borage oil (22% GLA), and high-yield fish oil (30% EPA / 20% DHA). This product corrects the common essential fatty acid deficiencies and imbalances that have been shown to contribute to cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions, skin disorders, and other problems. This product helps maximize total health and well being by providing the optimal levels of essential fats that support the cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems, as well as brain function, vision, the smoothness and appearance of the skin, and many other health promoting applications. GMO free flax seed oil is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. Fish oil is also a rich source of the fatty acids EPA and DHA. Both EPA and DHA are required for brain development, vision, immune function and for synthesis of the myelin sheath, that insulates many nerves throughout the body. Recent studies indicate that higher brain levels of omega-3 fats reduce future risk of dementia as one ages and that most people do not achieve optimal levels from their daily diet. Higher circulating levels of these essential fats found in our tissue is also associated with lower risk of certain cancers. This formula contains one of the highest amounts of EPA, DHA (50% yield of pure EPA and DHA) available on the market. Borage oil is a rich source of GLA, and the active ingredient for prostaglandin series-1 hormones. Diabetics and individuals who suffer from eczema, PMS and immune dysfunction have been shown to produce insufficient amounts of GLA. The production of GLA in the body also declines as we age and is an important aspect in nerve repair. In general, Nature’s Essential Oils is an important supplement for virtually all adults and is designed to be taken in conjunction with the All-in-One High Potency Multi-Vitamin & Mineral.
Dose:3 capsules per day
“Contains a purified and stable grade of glucosamine sulfate (the only proven form to stabilize joints) in combination with three natural anti-inflammatory agents (including MSM), which help control the low-grade background swelling and pain of osteoarthritis. This faster acting formula enables individuals to experience relief of arthritic symptoms sooner than if they took glucosamine alone (which often takes up to 12 weeks or more) by inhibiting the synthesis of proinflammatory prostaglandin hormones, reducing pain, swelling and stiffness. This product may also help prevent the development of osteoarthritis by providing the raw materials necessary to prevent the age-related decline in cartilage production within the joints. As such, individuals over 40 years of age should take at least one capsule per day for prevention. As glucosamine on its own can take up to 12-weeks before the individual feels improvement, combining glucosamine sulfate with three important natural anti-inflammatory agents provides the individual with much faster relief, giving the individual encouragement to stay the course of treatment, which then allows glucosamine to exert its regenerative effects on joint cartilage for long-term efficacy and stabilization of the condition. This product is most suitable for individuals with osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and joint cartilage injuries (including young athletes). Note that large-scale clinical trials have proven the effectiveness of glucosamine sulfate. Do not be fooled by products containing other forms of glucosamine that do not have the same depth or research support. Also note that chondroitin sulfate is too large a molecule to be absorbed from the intestinal tract to the bloodstream, showing only 0-13% bioavailability. Therefore, we know that it is a waste of money to buy products containing chondroitin, which lacks sound scientific and clinical support. ”
Dose:3 capsules per day
“Contains Coenzyme Q10, Hawthorn and Quercetin, which are natural agents that can help reduce high blood pressure, and reverse age-related changes to the heart associated with congestive heart failure and related vascular diseases. As this product supports brain, cardiovascular and immune function it is an important preventive/ant aging supplement for individuals over 45. As we age the body’s production of coenzyme Q10 declines. Coenzyme Q10 is a vital nutrient involved in energy production at the cellular level. Supplementing with coenzyme Q10 and hawthorn have been shown to boost energy production at a cellular level, helping to reverse and prevent a number of vascular, neurological, and immune-related conditions. Due to the fact that our bodies make significantly less CoQ10 by age 50, this supplement becomes a very important anti-aging/disease prevention intervention, for those over the age of 45. Coenzyme Q10 and hawthorn are classified as inotropic agents, as they boost the capacity for cells to convert food into energy (ATP) within the mitochondria. More cellular energy, translates into a stronger heart muscle, better cognitive response and more efficient immune cell function. With respect to vascular health, quercetin is a flavonoid that acts as an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Higher intake and blood levels of quercetin are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular mortality in a number of prospective studies (e.g. Zutphen Elderly study). ”
Dose:2 capsules per day
“Contains natural agents that have been shown in human clinical studies to strengthen the immune system and speed up the body’s ability to detoxify impurities, toxins and other potentially damaging chemicals that lead to degenerative illnesses. It is the perfect supplement for immune compromised individuals, those recovering from chemotherapy and radiation, and those with psoriasis, eczema, acne and other skin lesions aggravated by a build up of toxins, bacterial endotoxins, irritants or allergens. It is also beneficial for patients with recurring herpes infections and/or canker sores, patients with liver damage from alcohol, drugs or infections (e.g. hepatitis), and people wishing to prevent the age related decline in immune and detoxification function that occurs after the age of 45. Milk thistle and indole-3-carbinol have shown proven benefits in regards to improving the action of detoxification enzymes, helping the body rid itself of toxins, carcinogens and other impurities. Milk thistle also helps repair damaged liver cells and raises liver glutathione levels. Reishi Mushroom extract and Astragalus, are the two most widely used immune modulators that have been tested in human clinical trials. They have both been shown to have a positive effect on bolstering immune function especially within immune compromised conditions, and to improve recovery from chemotherapy and radiation treatment. As we age the immune system becomes weaker and detoxification enzymes become sluggish. Thus, the ingredients in Immuno-Detox Prime can help individuals maintain more youthful function of these systems, helping to guard against flu, other infections, and a host of degenerative conditions. ”
Dose:2 capsules per day
“Contains proven natural agents to manage menopausal symptoms, PMS, fibrocystic breast disease and may possibly benefit women with uterine fibroids and endometriosis. With the latest clinical reports warning doctors and women that hormone replacement therapy carries a risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke, many women are looking for a safe and effective alternative. The answer is Women’s Hormonal Balance. Each ingredient in this formula has independently been proven to manage menopausal and PMS symptoms in the doses provided in this formula. Synergistically, these ingredients work extremely well together, providing therapeutic alue to balance hormones naturally, without drug interactions. This product has been very successful in the marketplace providing women with a safe and effective alternative to hormone replacement therapy, as well as the management of PMS and other issues involving imbalance of female hormones. The ingredients in this product an compensate for the low estrogen levels seen in menopause. It helps to minimize or eliminate the hot flashes and related symptoms, while reducing the usual loss of bone density associated with the menopausal phase. For PMS and other hormone imbalance problems seen in younger women, the ingredients in this product help to counter the over stimulation effects of estrogen— as balancing the estrogen to progesterone ratio, is vital to the management of these conditions. In addition, women taking the birth control pill or women using hormone replacement therapy should take this supplement to help mitigate the adverse side effects associated with these drugs. ”
Dose:2 capsules per day
“Contains optimal amounts of the key bone building nutrients that are vital to the prevention and management of osteoporosis and osteopenia. Two caplets contain Calcium: 600mg, Vitamin D: 800 IU, Magnesium: 300 mg, Silicon: 3 mg, Icariin Flavonoid: 60mg, Betaine Hydrochloride: 10mg and boron: 1.5 mg. Osteoporosis affects one in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50. Deaths from the consequences of osteoporosis kill more women each year than the combined mortality rate for breast and ovarian cancer. 20% of women and 25% of men die within the first year following an osteoporotic fracture of the hip. Osteoporosis is nearly 100% preventable, simply by providing bones with optimal nutrient support and sufficient weight bearing or resisted exercise. Bone Protection Made Easy Studies prove that adults of all ages require 1000-1500mg of calcium per day and 800-400IU of Vitamin D per day to maximize bone density. These amounts can be achieved by taking the Adëeva Bone Support Formula in conjunction with Adëeva’s All-In-One Multi-Vitamin and Mineral. In addition, these two products also provide optimal amounts of other vital bone support nutrients including magnesium, B- vitamins, copper, zinc, manganese, boron, silica, icariin avonoid and bioavonoids. The Icariin Flavonoid Is Proven To Reverse Bone Loss Icariin avonoid, (derived from Epimedium or Horny Goat Weed) is proven to increase bone density (even in postmenopausal women who have already lost bone mass) making it the only naturally occurring herbal agent known to reverse bone loss. The Adëeva Bone Support Formula contains 60 mg of Icariin Flavonoid – the exact dosage proven to reverse bone loss in postmenopausal women. The Icariin Flavonoid is known to inhibit osteoclastic activity and increase osteoblastic activity of bone cells. There are no drugs that can do this as well, or as safely (no side effects reported). ”
Dose:1 – 3 caplet(s) per day, depending on diet and other supplement use
Additional Information:(Bone Support is optional based on your diet and bone density status)