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Anti-Aging Skin Treatments That Really Work

Jul 2, 2008
Scientists worldwide have looked for anti-aging treatments to preserve youthful looks for years. But despite the claims of cosmetics companies and the research they support, we still don't have any reliable cures for getting older. However, there are a number of ways to reduce the effects of aging.

One kind of anti-aging treatment involves increasing the levels of hormones responsible for growth, such as human growth hormone (HGH). Some people have found that using HGH makes people look younger, live more actively, and possibly also lose fat. Such anti-aging treatments are intended to revitalize the entire body, including your skin, bones, heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.

However, there are some evidence that anti-aging treatments using growth hormone HGH is potentially dangerous and come with some side effects. Three forms of HGH available for treatment include HGH injections, HGH oral sprays, and natural HGH supplements, also called HGH Releasers. HGH Releasers are made from fully natural ingredients with no synthetic components, and are popular because of that.

Apart from HGH treatments, a person can opt for a natural method of of anti-aging treatment by eating proper foods that help to slow down the process of aging.

Recently, scientists have made significant discoveries about the health benefits of melatonin and how it can be used for anti-aging purposes. Melatonin is a naturally occuring hormone that helps to regulate the circadian rhythm, and is found in just about all animals. To this day, however, there are no clear scientific evidence on exactly how melatonin impacts people in experiments.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the most commonly occuring male steroid hormone; it is primarily produced in the adrenal glands, although the ovaries and testes also produce smaller quantities. DHEA can be converted by the body into both testosterone and estrogen. There has been considerable interest in DHEA recently, when reports came out that it may play a helpful role in anti-aging treatments. In human beings, the amount of DHEA present is highest around age 25, after which it decreases steadily with age. Controlled studies involving DHEA and aging have suggested that those people with higher DHEA levels tend to live longer and healthier lives than those with less amounts. Some researchers consider that to be evidence of DHEA's ability to improve aging, although little direct evidence is available at this time.

Another ingredient that is sometimes associated with anti-aging therapies is Royal Jelly. It contains many healthy ingredients such as vitamin B, vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as other nutritional minerals that can aid longevity. Many people take royal jelly as a supplement in order to improve their general well being and to help restore youthfulness.

Resveratrol, a chemical compound that is often found in red wine, has been in the news lately because of its links to anti-aging treatments. In some studies, resveratrol has been demonstrated to reduce LDL oxidation and promote heart-healthy HDL levels. Recently scientists have found that Resveratrol can increase the lifespan of yeast cells by up to 80%. This study can help to explain some of the connection between moderate red wine consumption and longevity.

So how should one try to age beautifully?

Healthy eating habits are a big part of a comprehensive anti-aging program. A good balance of vitamins and minerals are needed in order for someone to stay healthy, young-looking and fit. A combination of vitamin supplements such as Vitamins A, C, and E help maintain the body's antioxidant defenses. Higher antioxidant levels help to reduce free radicals slow down the aging process. At the same time, minerals such magnesium, calcium and selenium are also necessary as part of the regiment. These vitamins and minerals can often by found in fruits such as citrus fruits, plums, and colorful berries like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. A healthy diet also involves avoiding large amounts of refined sugars, complex carbohydrates, saturated fats, and alcohol. Instead, one should eat more vegetables rich in vitamin C, for example cabbage and cauliflower, all of which combine to improve the signs of aging.

A common element of successful anti-aging treatments is antioxidant activity. Studies have found that antioxidants can reduce the damage to cells in the body from free radicals. Foods such as berries, green leafy vegetables, salmon, tea, nuts, beans and whole grains are rich in antioxidants. The most chemical-free and healthy way to aging beautifully is to eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, and think good, positive thoughts. That, in my opinion, isis the best anti-aging therapy.
About the Author
Sally Wilson is an expert on skin care and anti-aging beauty treatments. Find out more about natural skincare treatments for all skin conditions at and download her free ebook at Skin Care Secrets.
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