Are Anti Aging Supplements a Good Idea?
Now that I am getting older, I'm beginning to think about how to keep my body in peak physical condition as I age. I know a lot
of people who take anti aging supplements, but up until now I just haven't made that decision. It seems like it might be just a
fad. I mean, I eat nutritiously, run 2 miles a day, and try to get the full eight hours of sleep a night which my body seems to crave.
I'm just skeptical that I could even do any better than that. Nevertheless, I guess anti aging supplements are at least worth
I've recently heard a lot of good things about a few anti aging supplements. DHEA, for example, is supposed to be good. It
is a substance produced by the body's adrenal glands, but as you get older, its levels drop off which is supposed to be a bad thing.
According to scientists, DHEA is one of the best anti aging supplements because it is such a necessary part of your own health
and internal chemistry. Taking it increases levels of testosterone, as well as growth factor, which helps the body heal and continuously repair
Another of the aging supplements which I've heard (and read) to be good is flaxseed oil. Actually, it is not only
flaxseed oil, but anyone of a number of oils containing essential fatty acids, including fish oil also. These acids are supposed to exert a
powerful anti aging effect and contribute to fighting free radicals. Unfortunately, no one has been able to yet explain to me what all of that
means, but I know many people who swear by their oil anti aging supplements daily, so perhaps there is something to it.
Ultimately, I'm not sure how much difference all of these anti aging supplements really make compared to good old fashioned
nutrition and exercise. For me, not only is it exhilarating to get out running, jogging, or swimming, but it makes me feel younger. On days when
I do it, I feel young and healthy and full of life, while when I don't I feel much older, achy, and crotchety. I think my wife will attest to
There is, in my opinion, no miraculous anti aging supplement which will solve all your problems. Rather, it is a
matter of doing your best each and every day to live a healthy and active life, while eating right and avoiding unhealthy habits. And let's not
forget to drink water... now there's some common sense!
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