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Is it Safe to Consume an Antiaging Pill?

Sep 2, 2008
An antiaging pill seems like a fantastic device from a fictional fable. Ponce de Leon was seeking the "Fountain of Youth" when he set out for the Americas in the early 16th Century believing that this magical elixir could preserve health and good looks for eternity. The quest for longevity continues today.

Anti-aging devices are readily advertised on television and in magazines
Nutritionally rich drinks are developed by scientists and are available the world over
Natural and traditional vitamin and mineral supplements offer easy dietary solutions for a modern population on the run.

The search for effective anti-aging solutions has become big business in the modern world. Today's explorers work in laboratories, distilling and packaging vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hormones from an ever-widening selection of "animal, vegetable and mineral" from around the globe.

In recent years the human growth hormone "HGH" has come under heightened scrutiny by the medical society. It was thought that one could reverse the aging process by taking an oral supplement rich in the hormones that the body produces abundantly in youth. As we age, however, HGH production slows and conversely, the signs of aging increase.

Early HGH supplements occasionally triggered troubling physical responses such as the development of tumors, over-development of bone mass and increased chances of developing diabetes. As scientists have continued studies to better understand the function of HGH in the human body and how to harness its power to slow the aging process, products have become available that stimulate the body's own HGH production in a more controlled way. Monitoring of this therapy by a qualified physician is recommended so that any early warning signs of excessive HGH production can be identified and the treatments discontinued.

For healthy systems, it is generally safe to consume readily available anti-aging supplements. These products essentially provide or stimulate the development of an abundance of known compounds that form the foundation of healthy skin and supporting tissue. These include collagen, elastin, proteins and other building blocks.

In contrast, chronic and acute illness can stress organs and put the body at risk of toxic inflammation from even the most innocuous of supplements.

Diabetics experience compromised circulation and organ dysfunction.
Arthritics may develop an overabundance of calcification and inflammation of connective joint tissue.
Auto-immune disorders may cause "normal" supplements to stimulate an inflammatory response.

Before beginning any supplementation regime it is necessary to undergo assessment of your body's general health. Do you have heart or blood pressure issues? Are you diabetic? Do you have arthritis or other auto-immune disorders? These and other factors could put one at risk of stroke, cardiopulmonary distress or even death. Discuss supplementation with your healthcare provider, who will most likely have suggestions of products to consider and ones to avoid. Find a good herbalist and learn other ways to incorporate natural aging solutions into your lifestyle: teas and topical products, for example.

With proper guidance and lifestyle management, an anti-aging pill may provide nutrients that are deficient in the modern diet and stimulate the body's production of essential hormones that decrease with advancing age. Topical application of products rich in collagen, elastin and other critical compounds may successfully and routinely be applied in an effort to combat the signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles and a dull, lifeless complexion.
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