Archive for Supplements for Seniors

Natural Hair Loss Remedies

Baldness is a condition in which a person experiences partial or complete hair loss on the scalp. Most common hair loss causes are connected with a hormonal imbalance. Particularly when levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone increase, this can decrease the productive function of hair follicles. Over time hair becomes thinner and eventually falls out, baldness occurs when the rate at which hair falls is greater than the rate of hair growth.

Hair loss can also result from genetic factors, aging, local skin conditions, stress and diseases that affect the body generally (systemic diseases). Some medications, such as those used to treat cancer, also cause hair loss.

 

Nutrients are vitally important in creating the proper environment for healthy hair growth. A diet that includes a lot of junk food could promote inflammation and be harmful to hair growth, whereas a healthy diet, that includes soy products, vegetables, fish or fish oil may help to reduce hair loss over time. Hair is made of protein, so it is important to have a natural balance of protein intake in your diet. This can help with healthy hair growth and regrowth of any lost hair.

Hair also needs certain vitamins, such as B vitamins, in order to grow properly. Taking a daily vitamin and mineral supplement is a good way to keep your hair healthy. Scientific studies indicate the combination of Saw Palmetto, Pygeum, Melatonin and Beta Sitosterol could be helpful in reducing or slowing the effects of hair loss by balancing levels of dihydrotestosterone. In addition to the well-known hormonal influences of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone on the hair cycle, melatonin has been reported to have a beneficial effect on hair growth in animals.

Shop www.VirtuVites.com for Hair Vitamins & Natural Hair Loss Supplements.

Advertisements

Comments (4)

Deal of the Week: 20% off Terravin w/ Resveratrol Natural Anti-aging Supplement

BUY NOW!

TerraCeutics™ TerraVin contains High Potency ingredients including the latest breakthrough in anti-aging supplements, Resveratrol!

TerraVin Natural Anti-aging formula contains powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the the immune system. Researchers believe that antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called Resveratrol, found in red wine grapes, have promising heart-healthy benefits. Most bottles of wine on the market contain less than 1mg of Resveratrol in each bottle. The sure way to get the higher dosages of Resveratrol is through high quality nutritional supplements. 

  • Maximum Antioxidant Protection
  • Improves & Restores Cardiovascular Function
  • Triggers the Longevity Gene
  • Made with High Quality Ingredients for Optimized Potency

Resveratrol
Trans-Resveratrol: The secret to anti-aging lies with Tran-Resveratrol, active form of resveratrol polyphenols found in the skins, seeds, and stems of red wine grapes. Trans-Resveratrol remains active only when sheltered from the sun, light, and oxygen. In this pure, ultra beneficial form, Trans-Resveratrol has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. Trans-Resveratrol is found here and available to you at its peak of potency.

ActiVin® Grape Seed Extract
The ActiPureTM is a patented (patent #5,912,363) natural extraction process. This process involves a hot water extraction of polyphenolic compounds (OPCs) from dry grape seeds. Extracted OPCs are selectively purified using food grade membrane filters and adsorption resins. Active compounds adsorbed on the resin are reversibly removed using an ethanol/water solution. Food grade membrane filters are employed to concentrate the OPCs before drying. The finished product consists of a red powder containing over 85 percent polyphenolics (measured as gallic acid equivalents) and a potency of greater than 250 Porter units. For more information on Activin® visit www.activin.com

Quality and Consistency ~ Grape component potency is directly related to rapid preservation of active components. This is why we are located in California’s wine region – the largest raw material source. Activin® also maintains strict quality control standards and extraction process protocols unmatched in the industry. We are the only choice for consistent supplier of quality product in large volumes.

Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark Extract (Pycnogenol®) has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world. Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.

Pycnogenol® is a combination of some 40 chemicals extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine, Pinus pinaster, which grows in many areas along the Atlantic coast of France and into North Africa. Extracts and teas of pine were commonly used by early Europeans and native Americans, and reportedly are used in Asian medicine as well.

Scientific studies have also found that Pycnogenol® extends the lifetime of vitamin C in the body, prolonging its beneficial effects as an antioxidant.

Recently, a Scientist at Berkley University has proposed a complex network of interactions between vitamin E, vitamin C (ascorbate) and other chemicals that effectively recycle these potent antioxidants and extend their effect in the body. Flavonoids like those in Pycnogenol® seem to insinuate themselves into the network to help recycle E and C and extend their lifetimes even more. Hopefully, more research will reveal further health implications of these findings.

ENTER COUPON CODE: TERRA20
upon checkout and click recalculate to
receive 20% off  TerraVin Natural Anti-aging formula
*offer valid through 05/15/2010.

Click Here to Learn More About TerraCeutics Terravin, Natural Anti-aging formula with Resveratrol.

Leave a Comment

NEW! TerraVin Natural Anti-aging Supplement from TerraCeutics

Maximum Antioxidant Protection

Improves & Restores Cardiovascular Function

Triggers the Longevity Gene

Made with High Quality Ingredients for Optimized Potency

TerraCeutics™ TerraVin contains High Potency ingredients including the latest breakthrough in anti-aging supplements, Resveratrol!

TerraVin Natural Anti-aging formula contains powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the the immune system. Researchers believe that antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called Resveratrol, found in red wine grapes, have promising heart-healthy benefits. Most bottles of wine on the market contain less than 1mg of Resveratrol in each bottle. The sure way to get the higher dosages of Resveratrol is through high quality nutritional supplements.

Resveratrol
The secret to anti-aging lies with Trans-Resveratrol, active form of resveratrol polyphenols found in the skins, seeds, and stems of red wine grapes. Trans-Resveratrol remains active only when sheltered from the sun, light, and oxygen. In this pure, ultra beneficial form, Trans-Resveratrol has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. Trans-Resveratrol is found here and available to you at its peak of potency.

Activin® Grape Seed Extract
The ActiPureTM is a patented (patent #5,912,363) natural extraction process. This process involves a hot water extraction of polyphenolic compounds (OPCs) from dry grape seeds. Extracted OPCs are selectively purified using food grade membrane filters and adsorption resins. Active compounds adsorbed on the resin are reversibly removed using an ethanol/water solution. Food grade membrane filters are employed to concentrate the OPCs before drying. The finished product consists of a red powder containing over 85 percent polyphenolics (measured as Gallic acid equivalents) and a potency of greater than 250 Porter units. For more information on Activin® visit www.Activin.com

Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark Extract (Pycnogenol®) has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world. Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.

Pycnogenol® is a combination of some 40 chemicals extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine, Pinus pinaster, which grows in many areas along the Atlantic coast of France and into North Africa. Extracts and teas of pine were commonly used by early Europeans and native Americans, and reportedly are used in Asian medicine as well.

Scientific studies have also found that Pycnogenol® extends the lifetime of vitamin C in the body, prolonging its beneficial effects as an antioxidant.

Special Introductory Offer!
Enter Coupon Code: TERRAVIN
upon checkout to receive 15% off
TerraCeutics TerraVin through 04/15/2010.

Click Here for more information on TerraCeutics TerraVin Natural Anti-aging Supplement.

Comments (2)

Deal of the Week: 20% off Colorado Nutrition Lutein – 20mg 120 Vcaps

Lutein is an antioxidant found in many plants. It is from the carotenoid family, which consists of naturally occurring fat-soluble pigments in plants. It’s basically a yellow pigment. It is the main carotenoid found in the macula, a tiny part of the retina responsible for central vision.

Lutein has been shown effective in the treatment of cataracts.1

Lutein works extremely well in protecting the retina against sunlight damage.2 Supplementation with 6 mg of Lutein daily may decrease the occurrence of macular degeneration by more than 50%.3

Most Americans do not get enough Lutein in their diets. Research has suggested 6 to 20 mg of Lutein per day are needed to realize its health benefits. Is Lutein widely available in doses of up to 20 mg or more? It is in a variety of nutritional supplements, fortified foods and beverages for people wanting to supplement their dietary intake of Lutein.

References:

  1. Sun Y, et al. Immune restoration and/or augmentation of local graft versus host reaction by traditional Chinese medical herbs. Cancer 1983;52:70.
  2. Bone RA. Landrum JT. Distribution of macular pigment components, zeaxanthin and lutein, in human retina. Methods Enzymol 1992:213:360-6.
  3. Seddon JM, Ajani UA, Sperduto RD, et al. Dietary carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and advanced age-related macular degeneration. JAMA 1994:272:1413-20.

Colorado Nutrition Lutein contains 20mg of elemental Lutein. Lutein powder typically contains between 5% and 10% elemental Lutein in it. Beware when purchasing Lutein if the manufacturer does not state how the 20mg. is derived. If they are putting 20 mg. of Lutein powder at 5% elemental Lutein the product would really only contain 1mg. of elemental Lutein. Colorado Nutrition is a brand you can trust!

Lutein 20mg from 400mg of 5% Lutein Powder

Click here to Buy Colorado Nutrition Lutein Now!

Enter Coupon Code: SAVE301
upon Checkout to receive 20% off Your Purchase of Colorado Nutrition Lutein!

Comments (1)

Deal of the Week: Colorado Nutrition’s Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha Lipoic Acid was mentioned in Readers Digest article “New Pill That Stops Aging.”

Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that is soluble in both fat and water. It directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E, providing additional antioxidant protection. It is also an important component in the energy production process in the cells. Alpha-lipoic acid is a coenzyme that assists in the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl-coA. Acetyl-coA is the beginning point for the Krebs cycle, one of the body’s main energy production cycles, which produces the high-energy molecule ATP. Alpha-lipoic acid supports the immune system and also supports healthy liver function.

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetes

Alpha Lipoic Acid is prescribed in Germany for adult onset of diabetes. There it has been shown to help for the following reasons:

*Recommended supplementation for diabetic neuropathy is 800mg/day

Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps to preserve brain function in aging adults.
Results from animal studies indicate that alpha-lipoic acid may improve long-term memory. Much remains to be learned about whether this occurs in humans, but it may be worth trying this powerful antioxidant when a disease such as Alzheimer’s starts to erode memory. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid holds promise for preserving brain cells following a stroke or other type of trauma that restricts blood flow to the brain.

Food Sources of Alpha Lipoic Acid include:

  • Red meats and other Organ Meats such as Heart and Kidney
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Yeast (Particuarly Brewer’s Yeast)

Click Here to Buy Colorado Nutrition Alpha Lipoic Acid Now!

Enter COUPON CODE: ALPHASALE
upon Checkout to receive 20% off Colorado Nutrition Alpha Lipoic Acid.
*offer valid through 02/22/2010

Comments (2)

Deal of the Week: TerraCeutics Joint Savior – 180 Capsules

Joint Savior™ is a comprehensive formula designed to help with joint mobility, inflammation, and pain.

Joint Savior™ contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM, along with two other effective ingredients CMO (Cetyl Myristoleate) and Hyaluronic Acid.

Glucosamin & Chondroitin have been a popular combination for joint support for the past 10 years. Glucosamine comes from the exoskeletons of crabs, shrimp & other shellfish. Glucosamine Sulfate has been used clinically in Europe since 1960’s and became popular in the US during the mid-1990’s after the release of the book “The Arthritis Cure” by Jason Theodosakis. Today Glucosamine is a very popular nutritional supplement for Arthritis.

The largest clinical trial on Glucosamine Sulfate & Chondroitin Sulfate is being conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) with over 1,500 people involved. The studies found positive results with a 25% improvement as the placebo group. The positive results of the clinical trial not only showed a reduction in pain and swelling but also when combined with Chondroitin it slowed the progression of the disease and helped rebuild damaged cartilage.

Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane (MSM)

MSM came from the research that was done on DMSO by Dr. Stanley W. Jacobs at the Oregon Health Science University. He learned that MSM was a stable metabolite of DMSO which was very stable and odorless.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted. Fifty men and women, 40-76 years of age with knee OA pain were enrolled in an outpatient medical center. MSM produced significant decreases in WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index visual analogue scale) pain and physical function impairment.

Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)

Harry Diehl, a research chemist at the NIH, discovered Cetyl Myristoleate after spending 2 years trying to isolate the substance that protected Swiss albino mice from getting arthritis. Harry Diehl proved that cetyl myristoleate circulates in the blood of mice that made them immune to arthritis. Harry Diehl was so ecstatic about his discovery he approached many large pharmaceutical companies to conduct human clinical trials on CMO. None of the companies were interested, however, because CMO was a natural substance and they would not be able to patent it.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (also called Hyaluronan) occurs in large amounts in many of the places that people with connective tissue disorders have problems such as the joints, the eyes, the skin, and heart valves. Hyaluronic acid is needed to cushion and lubricate joints, eyes, skin, and heart valves.

20% off w/ Coupon Code: VVDOW20

Click here to Buy TC Joint Savior NOW!

Leave a Comment

DEAL OF THE WEEK: NRx Picamilon 100mg 60caps

  • Improves learning & Concentration
  • Promotes Relaxation
  • Relieves Stress, Tension & Pressure
  • Helps Relieve Headaches
  • Aids in recovery from Stress and Fatigue
Picamilon is useful for mitigating the negative effects of stress, providing a feeling of tranquilization without the feeling of sedation that can come from other drugs. Picamilon’s effects can be felt quickly and last for up to six hours. Consistent use can show a noticeable improvement in concentration and an increase in energy and endurance.

Picamilon is able to cross the blood-brain barrier where it splits into GABA and niacin. The GABA then stimulates GABA receptors producing a calming effect. GABA is the main inhibiting neurotransmitter that regulates neuronal excitability. The niacin causes vasodilation, or a widening of the blood vessels, which can lead to the relief of headaches and lower the blood pressure.

*Picamilon has been used in Russia for years to treat depression, anxiety, glaucoma, headache, and brain injury.
 
BUY Picamilon NOW!

Enter Coupon Code: 1257883609
upon checkout and click recalculate to apply discount.

Leave a Comment

Older Posts »