The September issue of Functional Ingredients included an intriguing article on healthy aging, quality of life and dietary supplements. It included a number of staggering statistics on aging individuals and I wanted to share some of them with you.
1/3 of people over the age of 65 fall down each year. One in five of those require medical attention and one in 10 break a bone
Falls are responsible for the deaths of more than 20,000 people in the US each year
Nearly 40% of fatal falls are by people older than 85 years old
By age 60, four in 10 men and half of all women report joint pain in one or more joints
For the US population as a whole, 50 million have arthritis
While surfing around on the internet this week I found some really interesting information on factors that contribute to aging. I know we’re all going to get older, but I think we all want to look great and feel great in the process. So, when I found this information, I knew I had to pass it along.
It appears that research is pointing to a relatively new factor which may play a part in accelerating the aging process. Advanced glycation end products (known by their very clever acronym, AGEs) bind tissues together by a process called “cross-linking” making tissues throughout the body deformed, inflexible and dysfunctional. A study in the Journal Glycobiology hypothesizes that the accumulation of AGEs plays a role in a number of conditions including diabetes, inflammation and neurodegeneration. Read More
You cannot talk about healthy aging without mentioning the integral hormone “human growth hormone” or HGH. HGH is the master hormone that drives the growth and development of the body. It causes the liver to produce powerful insulin-like growth factors (IGF), which contribute to the maintenance of lean body mass and the health of the body’s vital organs.
Ultra Prime™ Secretagogue HGH Enhancer is a natural secretagogue that works as an HGH releaser, helping to raise HGH levels in an entirely physiological manner. It gently stimulates the endocrine system to produce and release its own HGH naturally. The ingredients work synergistically to maximize the effectiveness of the amino acids in the formula. Read More