Anti-aging hormones

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The hormones in our bodies are all vital to our continued health. By supplementing them and replacing those missing in our body it is often possible to slow the aging process and remain healthy for a longer period of time.

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Why should I be aware of this?

Hormone levels increase and decrease wildly depending on certain environmental and personal factors. In many cases, hormone levels will eventually return to normal, however, as we age many of these hormone levels in our body have a tendency to decrease without any sign of recovery.

Anti-aging hormones and health

Anti-ageing hormones are claimed to firm up flabby muscles, reduce wrinkles, and ignite sex drive. But some experts say these hormones pose serious risks. No long-term studies are available to show what happens when you use them for years. One study suggests that HGH could increase your risk of cancer, and another shows that HGH triggers diabetes and joint pain. Hormone proponents, however dispute these findings. DHEA and pregnenolone may cause heart rhythm irregularities and irreversible hair loss.

All about anti-aging hormones

The four hormones that are most commonly associated with signs of aging are:

  • DHEA
  • Melatonin
  • Human growth hormones
  • DHEA is naturally found in the body. It creates estrogen and testosterone. When the body stops creating DHEA, it becomes more susceptible to diseases typically associated with the aging process, such as loss of bone and muscle mass, insulin resistance etc.
  • Melatonin is the body's natural antioxidant. Melatonin is created in plenty during childhood and youth years, but as the body ages its production is lessened. Anti ageing hormones that provide Melatonin have become increasingly popular not just with those who are trying to defeat the signs of aging but also because they act as a mood enhancer and can help cure insomnia.
  • Human growth hormones are frequently used to fight the negative effects of aging as they control the rate of growth of muscles and bone within the body. They an it can also help to reduce fat, strengthen the liver, and much more. As with many of the body's hormones, as we age our body creates a reduced amount of HGH.

Possible adverse effects

Each hormone molecule travels through the blood until it reaches a cell with a receptor that it matches. On reaching the receptor it sends a signal into the cell either to multiply, to make proteins or enzymes, or to perform other vital tasks. Some hormones can even stimulate a cell to release other hormones. However, all hormones affect cells in different ways. One may stimulate a cell to perform one task, while the same hormone can have an entirely different influence over another cell. The response of some cells to hormonal stimulation also may change throughout life.

If hormone supplements are taken without medical supervision, they may adversely affect this complex system. When supplements are introduced they may not behave in the same way as the naturally produced ones as the body may process them differently.

High doses of supplements, whether pills, gels, skin patches, or shots, may result in excessive and unhealthy amounts of hormones in the blood. Hormone supplements also may compound any negative effects caused by hormones naturally produced by the body.

Women and hormone replacement

Hormone replacement therapy is effective but not for every woman. The healthy body makes all the necessary hormones in the right amounts needed for the whole duration of woman's life. Therefore, most women can avoid hormone imbalance by practicing prevention and overall health maintenance. If a sign of hormone imbalance is strong, women may first consider treating her health issue with herbs, nutritional support, balanced diet, and exercise. Hormone replacement should come in a second place and last maximum 5 years.

References:

  • Anti Aging Hormones - Unbelievable Wonder Drug Or Genuine Anti Aging Help?
  • Are anti-aging hormones safe?