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Anti Aging Vitamins For Women
Anti-aging: Anti-aging supplements is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. Perhaps we will call them, "healthy aging" supplements. The effects are varied. The goals are to decrease insulin levels, decrease chronic inflammation, decrease free radicals in the body, and decrease abnormal cross-linking, or glycation, of proteins in the body. These benefits can be achieved, and will help to slow aging of tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Tretinoin: Generally the prescription-strength vitamin a preparation of tretinoing (retin-a, renova) is the most effective cream of aging. Forget over the counters, they will not turn the clock back! spend your money in a dermatologist or plastic surgeon's office and ask for a prescription. The next thing to remember is sun block! ...Read more
Dr. Rao is correct: The fact that the principal article on resveratrol was a complete fake should tell you something. Generally, anti-oxidants have been the greatest disappointment in medicine throughout my lifetime. To my knowledge, none of the physicians I work with take any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there vitamin supplements (to help vision) recommended for people with normal eyes, at certain ages; or are the advertised supplements unproven?
Supplements: Certain vitamin supplements have been proven to help with certain conditions of the eyes. There are several published studies that show this. Certain conditions respond to certain vitamin and supplement treatments. There is a large body of evidence in many areas to show help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-aging: The best anti-aging food are those rich in anti-oxidants and those that alkaline the tissues. Some examples are rich color foods and vegetables. ...Read more
Antioxidants benefit: Foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins are considered very good for health and in particular, the eyes. Some forms of macular degeneration will benefit from the areds formulation of supplements. For the rest of us, the jury is not in yet. There is evidence now that some antioxidants can increase the risk of certain diseases. Beta carotene in smokers is one example. Stay tuned for areds 2. ...Read more
Gelatin: You probably have sufficient vitamins for proper nail growth and health. The best supplement for nail growth is gelatin - available in packets or capsules. Try this first and you will probably be happily surprised. ...Read more
Which shampoos, vitamins, food, or any other product are recommended for males with thinning hair?
No proof: There are no supplements that have been definitively shown to decrease aging. However, eating healthy will allow for healthy and graceful aging. Fish oils found naturally in fish can be anti-inflammatory and that minimize damage to the body from excess free radicals.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?
Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Snake Oil: You are now 24 years old. Humans have been being sold snake oil for centuries. Our's is called 'anti-aging' products. Do you really believe a product you put on your skin can stop or arrest the aging process? ...Read more
Healthy Diet: Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementation. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun is a good idea. Vitamin e, iron supplements for women, and biotin are all said to be helpful, but not needed if you have a healthy diet. ...Read more
What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?
Depends onthe antiox: There is evidence for benefit for cancer prevention from the physicians's health study with a multivitamin. Usually benefit is due to the presence of b vitamins. There is better evidence that mood can be improved and the negative effects of stress can be diminished with b vitamins. Vitamin c is an antioxidant and protect cells from damage, but in large doses (>1gm) causes oxidative stress. ...Read more
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