Archive for January 22nd, 2011

Anti Aging Information Every Woman Should Know

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

The usage of the internet in dispersing medical information has allowed us to acquire more anti aging information than ever before. Even in these modern times the human body offers mysteries that medical science strives to solve daily. Through each stage of life, the female body requires specific nutritional support to reduce the effects of hormonal changes on the body. Let’s consider the major stages and the supplements required to build and maintain a healthy, youthful body.

Prepubescent: During this time the body is focused on major physical development: building healthy bones, organs and skin. A growing child’s system is rapidly and efficiently breaking down food into its molecular components (vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, carbohydrates) and distributing it throughout the system. Daily supplementation with a quality multi-vitamin is recommended by many pediatricians to keep the body in balance.

Adolescent: Pimples often signal the onset of adolescence. This is one of many signals that the body’s hormone production is ramping up. The increase of hormonal activity stresses the system physically and emotionally. Oil production increases and eruptions blossom on the skin. Herbal supplements and pharmaceuticals may be added to the daily vitamin routine to help manage the symptoms of adolescence. The body requires additional nutrition during this stage of growth and Omega acids (3-6-9) may be added to aid in the development of healthy joints and stabilization of the nervous system.

Mature: Generally, this stage enjoys relative stability in weight, minimal breakouts and settles into a regular cycle. Women manage these 20-30 years by a variety of means ranging from over-the-counter (PMS and cramping meds) to pharmaceuticals (birth control pills) to herbal supplements. This is a good time to add minerals to the daily multi-vitamin and Omega regimen to help regulate metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels and build anti-oxidant protection to prevent premature aging.

Perimenopausal: The body, conditioned to the regular influx of hormones, responds to a slowdown in hormonal production with mild hot flashes and occasional physical discomfort. Mood swings might occur, but are usually mild. This is a time when the body becomes less efficient at building and begins to rob the system of vital nutrients that might not be readily available through dietary means. This is the time to invest in a high-quality, readily absorbed multi-vitamin, multi-mineral supplement that will carry you through the rest of your life.

Menopausal: Hormone production slows or stops, and the body becomes less efficient at extracting and distributing dietary nutrients to maintain healthy skin, bone and muscle. Skin thins, lines and wrinkles may become prevalent and skin is again prone to acne and other signs of hormonal imbalance. Hormone replacement therapy might be added to slow the signs of aging. Plant based hormone supplements are effective for many women and can be found in health food stores and the vitamin section of many drug stores. This is a great time to get to know your herbs and learn more about products that prevent oxidative stress, boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.

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