Hormones really do contain the essence of life – in control of growth and cell activity hormones play a major role in aging and in the drive to stop aging.
Think back to your youth – you probably felt at your best when you were in your early twenties. Hormone levels were at their peak so your body was able to send messages easily in response to any damage to cells.
Cell repair was lightening fast – your skin was supple and your body firm.
You’re probably not going to be surprised to hear that hormone levels decline with age – and this has huge implications for what happens to our bodies.
But first – just why are hormones so important and what do they do?
Hormones are messenger chemicals that spark changes in the body. Everyone knows about the surge of hormonal activity at the onset of puberty when a massive increase in the hormones leads to massive physical changes in your shape, reproductive systems and brain function.
Hormones carry on working for us right throughout our lives in a variety of ways. Hormnes start or stop growth, trigger the immune system and tell it when to turn off.
They stop your cells from dying and then – when necessary – they begin the process of cell death so your body can renew. Hormones also play a key role in speeding up or slowing down your metabolism.
Time does eventually take its toll on the production of hormones. The initial surge in puberty levels off in our twenties and then gradually dimishes as we grow older. Nothing our grandparents or even our parents could have done about declining hormone levels – but for us – with advances in modern medecine – things are different.
Now it is possible to boost your hormone levels as you age and to recover some of the energy and vitality of your youth. The most powerful of the hormone supplements that you may want to consider are:
- HGH Human Growth Hormone – called the anti aging wonder drug and the subject of some controversy around its exact effect on the body
- DMAE – 2-dimethylaminoethanol – a chemical produced by the brain whose prime function is to keep the brain active and acute
- DHEA – dehydroeplandrosterone – a hormone the regulates metabolism enabling the body to use energy and nutrients more efficiently
You may be tempted to try to boost your levels of these essential hormones – but go carefully. Supplementing your hormone levels is not a straightforward thing to do.
Research is emerging all the time and there are mixed results. Not only that but you need to be careful what you do – increasing the body’s natural level of hormones is not something to do without a bit of knowledge and research.