Men Over 30 – is Your Testosterone Declining?
Science says “Yes! It is!”
BY BRAD KING, M.S., MFS
Testosterone levels in men begin to diminish around age 30. In fact, by the time men are 60 years old, they typically produce 60% less testosterone than they did at age 20 (a man’s sexual peak). As testosterone levels decline, men tend to notice a loss in muscle mass and strength, and a gain in body fat—especially in the abdominal region (the old “beer belly syndrome”). Abdominal fat also happens to be the most dangerous place to store fat due to its proximity to your vital organs. Conversely, as testosterone levels rise, lean body mass increases and obesity decreases.
Thankfully, hormonal fidelity can be repaired through a program of proper diet, exercise and naturally proven nutrient supplementation. Ultimate Male Energy™ incorporates natural ingredients like: Chrysin, Stinging Nettle Root Extract, Indole-3-Carbinol and Broccoli Sprout Powder to help restore healthy hormone biochemistry and reduce the symptoms of declining testosterone levels.
When testosterone levels drop, the libido that once never failed you, is all but gone! The natural ingredients, including Tongkat Ali, found in Ultimate Libido™, are not only safe for daily use, they work as a natural aphrodisiac to enhance excitability, promote stronger erections and better orgasms.
Prostate problems are also a common affliction for men as they age. Over 30 million men throughout North America suffer from a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), which represents the enlargement or swelling of the prostate gland. The twelve 100% natural research-proven ingredients within Ultimate Prostate™ work to support and enhance overall prostate health naturally and reduce early symptoms of BPH, including urination difficulties.
Ask for Ultimate Male Energy™, Ultimate Libido™ and Ultimate Prostate™ to enhance energy, increase libido and support prostate health while reducing the effects of declining testosterone levels.
Are you losing your hair, or suffering from thinning hair?
Sadly, you’re not alone! 40% of women will suffer hair loss by the age of forty. And 50% of men will suffer by the age of fifty. And the likelihood of hair loss only increases with age. While hair loss itself isn’t a life-threatening issue, the psychological damage caused by hair loss + feeling unattractive can be extremely distressing and undermining to self-esteem.
So what causes hair loss?
- Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a naturally occurring hormone in women and men. It causes the hair follicles to shrink, reducing the flow of blood and nutrients to the follicle and resulting in progressively finer and thinner hair until the hair is too weak to survive.
- Damaged or hypo-functioning hair follicles caused by products and styling, medications, health conditions (e.g., hypothyroid, diabetes, autoimmune conditions), physical or emotional stress, etc.
- Lack of healthy hair nutrients due to poor diet, weak digestion, and poor circulation.
The ONLY way to ensure sustained, healthy hair growth is to heal + nourish the body. The BEST way to do this is with an abundant supply of hair-healthy nutrients. You can ACHIEVE this with a healthy, balanced diet + a supplement formulated specifically for hair.
Not all products offer the same results!
Some hair supplements combat DHT to help stop hair loss. Others repair damaged hair follicles. Still others nourish hair follicles with nutrients they need for healthy hair growth. Only Hair Essentials does all three - plus so much more! Hair Essentials is a blend of more than 20 time-tested, tradition-honored, and scientifically researched ingredients.
Vegetarian and cruelty free ingredients.
No controversial ingredients including collagen from factory-farmed animals or marine proteins such as cartilage from shark fins. Certified gluten-free, nonGMO, and complete disclosure of all ingredients, certificate of analysis on every batch.
But is there proof?
Hair Essentials is backed by a human clinical trial. Completed in September 2014, the results of the clinical study indicate that Hair Essentials is statistically significant in:
- Reducing hair loss/shedding/thinning
- Increasing hair growth and coverage on scalp
- Improving overall hair condition and appearance of hair
- Improving quality of life and emotional wellbeing of users
Insider Tip: Hair Essentials will be on sale in February 2017 at Organic Grocer …
Ultimate Maca Energy
Ultimate Maca Energy is made with 100% pure, traditionally sundried, natural and certified organic maca root grown exclusively in the Andean highland zones of Peru at altitudes of 14,000 ft. Ultimate Maca Energy maca root has many health benefits and scientifically tested properties. In addition to being a source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids and complex carbohydrates, Ultimate Maca Energy also contains an impressive array of bioactive components and antioxidants, which are responsible for its numerous benefits.
The Various Benefits of Maca
Maca is a well-known and powerful adaptogen, which means that it is a substance that helps to increase the body’s natural resistance to environmental stresses. Recent human clinical studies have provided convincing scientific evidence supporting supplementation for healthy mood balance during menopause.
How Maca Works
Maca is loaded with vital nutrients in bioavailable forms which assist the body in its on-going process of regeneration, ultimately helping to replenish and recuperate from different problems and providing ultimate balance and wellbeing. Its actions focus mainly on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, assisting the body in balancing hormones. This is where the main benefits associated with maca can be noted (e.g. mood balance).
Ultimate Maca Energy is certified by the Natural Agricultural U
niversity of La Molina in Peru and also by Skal. The National Agricultural University of La Molina in Peru is an independent entity funded by the government of Peru that oversees all the agricultural and related activities in different areas of the country.
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Until recently, it was believed that the typical human brain, containing about 100 billion nerve cells (neurons) could neither repair nor regenerate itself. We know better now. We know that we truly are able to protect, restore and enhance brain and neurological function. That’s what Neuro-Force™ from Prairie Naturals is designed to do for people of all ages.
What is Neuro-ForceTM & What Does It Do? Neuro-Force™ is a research-based natural health product formulated by natural health care experts to improve brain health and support daily cognitive wellness. Neuro-Force™ provides safe, effective and timely cognitive and neurological benefits. These benefits also include improved memory and enhanced mental focus.
What are the Ingredients in Neuro-ForceTM?
All the ingredients in Neuro-Force™ have been tested for purity and potency in an independent Canadian laboratory licensed by Health Canada. The ingredients in Neuro-Force™ are:
Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) – Think about it. Sixty percent of our brain is made up of fat and DHA, an omega 3 fat, makes up 15-20 percent of the brain’s cerebral cortex! When DHA intake is inadequate, nerve cells become stiff and more prone to inflammation which impedes intracellular neurotransmission.
Research shows that low levels of DHA are linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease while adequate levels restore cognitive abilities, improve rate of learning, reduce mental decline and prevent brain degeneration.
Vinpocetine – Researchers report that vinpocetine increases blood flow to the brain, reduces inflammation and protects
the central nervous system against degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Students and people of all ages wanting to enhance brain power have been shown to benefit from its use. Many studies have also concluded that vinpocetine has an exceptional ability to reverse the signs of brain, skin and nerve aging.
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ) -First identified in 1979, this vitamin-like compound has a wide range of benefits to brain function! As an extremely powerful antioxidant and nerve growth factor stimulant, PQQ supplemented diets show remarkable benefits including improved memory and cognitive functions with increased cerebral blood flow; reversal of cognitive impairment caused by chronic oxidative stress and improved performance on memory tests; brain and nerve cell protection; stroke reduction.
Bacopa Monnieri Extract -A recent study published in the journal Aging (March 2016) shows that this herbal extract exerts “a neuroprotective effect against mental diseases, such as depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease.” The researchers found that Bacopa monnieri extract reduced learning deficits, improved long-term spatial memory, and reduced brain plaque load. Designated as having neuroprotective effects, the researchers suggested it be considered as a novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alpha GPC-L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine is a recently developed cognitive enhancer involved in the release of free choline which is then utilized for acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in the brain. This unique phospholipid helps repair brain cell membranes and counteract cognitive impairment related to dementia, brain injuries and stroke.
Neuro-ForceTM is made in Canada and licensed by Health Canada as a compliant Natural Health Product (NPN). Neuro-Force™ is gluten-free and does not contain soy, dairy, egg, corn, artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives.
Who Needs Neuro-ForceTM?
Whether you’re cramming for an important exam or just feeling the brain strain of daily life, the nootropic benefits of Neuro-Force™ can help you remember better and think more clearly. Nootropics (pronounced noh-oh-troh-piks) are a category of substances that are commonly referred to as “smart drugs” for enhancing cognition and memory and facilitating learning. Nootropics work to boost brain neurochemicals – neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones – by improving the brain’s oxygen supply and stimulating nerve growth. This unique group of memory and learning-enhancing substances also protect the brain against physical and chemical injury, including oxidation.
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When you think about it, energy is perhaps the most valuable commodity on the planet. Humans go to extremes to make certain that they have an excess of it on hand, whether it’s to fuel their economies, their vehicles, or themselves. Just consider what you’ll do to make sure you have your morning coffee or your pre-workout energy booster—and what you’ll be able to achieve once you’ve consumed them. Cordyceps is a strange-looking fungus with a bizarre back story and a hard-to-pronounce name, but don’t discount it without reading this!
But while our complex modern lives run on energy, the sources of that energy are often things that are ancient and elemental-think wind, sun, coal, or oil. Fitness supplement manufacturers also tend look backward, to ancient healing traditions, to find the next great performance booster. One such discovery is the cordyceps fungus.
Cordyceps has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine, despite being extremely difficult to harvest. After all, it is normally found on the surface of high-altitude caterpillars, leading to its nickname of the “caterpillar fungus.”
For most of the 20th century, it was a highly prized, expensive, and elusive nutraceutical. However, after a couple of high-profile success stories and the development of an effective way to produce cordyceps in the laboratory, it has been earning fans around the world.
Here are a few compelling reasons that athletes of all types should consider supplementing with this potent fungus.
1 / Cordyceps Increases ATP Levels
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy currency of your muscles. It is also the go-to fuel for any short, explosive activities like jumps and sprints. One of the active ingredients of cordyceps is adenosine, a nucleic acid that is a crucial component of ATP.
According to a 2007 study out of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, cordyceps can significantly boost up your body’s ability to produce ATP, which can help anyone from elderly people looking to stay active, to elite world-class competitors.
What does this mean to you? Part of the reason you “fail” during sets is because your body can’t generate enough ATP to keep up with the intense demands you place upon it. By boosting ATP generation, cordyceps can extend the length of time you can lift heavy weights. This means more personal bests, as well as enhanced growth through greater muscle stimulation.
2 / Cordyceps May Help Boost Testosterone Levels
It’s no secret that the testosterone hormone is crucial for supporting maximal muscle growth. Cordyceps has been shown in a handful of animal studies to boost T levels by stimulating the body’s natural T factory (the Leydig cells in the testicles).
The ancient Chinese were hip to this one, even if the precise anatomical pathways weren’t hammered down and named just yet. Cordyceps has been used commonly as a treatment for sexual dysfunction, as well as an energy enhancer. Today, many studies have shown us that the two go hand-in-hand.
Improved testosterone levels increase the ability to add muscle mass, but they also enhance a sense of well-being in many guys, as well as promoting reproductive capability.
Yes, cordyceps can help both you and your swimmers get stronger.
3 / Cordyceps Improves Oxygen Utilization
That’s a complicated way of saying this mushroom has the potential to decrease your suffering while you struggle to reduce body fat. If performance is your priority, it may help there, too.
Just ask Chinese Olympic Athletes Wang Junxia, Qu Junxia, and Zhang Linli, who smashed five world running records at the 1993 games. Authorities were suspicious, but the athletes passed all drug tests. Their secret, they said, was an extract of cordyceps.
In the last decade, a number of Chinese studies have backed up the performance benefits of this mushroom. One, published in 2004 in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, found that cordyceps improved athletes’ oxygen utilization by as much as 50 percent.
Another study published in the same journal in 1999 found that elderly patients taking cordyceps experienced a nine percent increase in aerobic capacity.
A number of studies have also shown that supplementing cordyceps can lower your heart rate, which explains why people report being able to train harder for longer periods when taking this supplement. Another study published in 1999 in the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine also pointed to long-term cardiovascular health benefits from cordyceps, indicating that it can lower total cholesterol by 10-20 percent and increase HDL by a quarter.
4 / Cordyceps Boosts Perceived Energy Levels
Herdsmen in ancient Tibet supposedly noticed that their yaks seemed to become energized when they grazed on cordyceps mushrooms. This helped build the reputation the mushroom has carried to this day of being an effective stimulant.
Users say that in supplement form, cordyceps gives a boost similar to caffeine, but without the side effects of jitters or an inability to sleep several hours later.
One of the reasons for this is that cordyceps attaches to the same receptors as caffeine, providing a noticeable feeling of enhanced energy. This is one reason that it’s popular as an anti-aging supplement in China.
One study from that country in 1993 found that among elderly patients suffering from fatigue, an amazing 92 percent reported an improvement in their symptoms in 30 days.
Gleaned from: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/magic-mushroom-what-cordyceps-can-do-for-you.html By Steven Stiefel, Apr 09, 2013
An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health
Astaxanthin is both a fat and water soluble antioxidant in the carotenoid family. It has been shown to have a much stronger antioxidant activity than many other types, including vitamin E, C, CoQ10 and lutein. Gandalf Astaxanthin™ is grown and manufactured without use of any solvents, pesticides, or herbicides. Naturally found in lobster, salmon, and shrimp, Gandalf Astaxanthin™ goes straight to the source with a microalgae producing the astaxanthin and providing a finished vegan product. Clinical studies to date have focused on its antioxidant properties across a wide spectrum of human health issues related to skin, eye, brain, cardiovascular, and joint health.