Wednesday, December 5, 2007

How to Fight the Effects of Aging and Old Age

Many of us believe that before we hit that magic age of thirty, we think that we are invincible, that we are different than everyone before us and we will beat the odds, live forever, and do so in good health. But unfortunately, it seems that when we do turn thirty, we start noticing the effects of age. We look into the mirror and start noticing fine lines in our face. When we reach that magic age of forty, we start to feel new aches and pains. We take longer to recover from that Friday night party. When we turn fifty, we are having procedures and begin to use words like ointment. On some occasions we even are caught saying: I must have slept wrong! Can you believe it? Sleeping, one of the easiest things we should be able to do and we did it wrong? If we live to see sixty, we now consider ourselves lucky! How do we fight the effects of old age?

When we're young and feel invincible, the habit of ignoring our bodies until something goes wrong is understandable. We've been taught to live under the assumption to leave it alone and it will heal itself. Many of us have heard the doctor say that we will have to live with a discomfort or ailment for awhile. What we don't recognize is that our bodies are indeed slowly breaking down. As with a fine piece of machinery, our bodies need preventative care to not only survive for the long term but thrive and flourish in the near term. Our bodies were not designed to last forever, but there are steps that we can take to preserve them for a longer period of time. Through a series of daily anti aging steps, we can indeed fight the effects of aging.

It is generally known that when an elderly person breaks a bone, they are prone to having complications with healing or other ailments become more pronounced. A broken hip may appear to us as just a broken bone that will heal in six weeks when we are young, but to an elderly person, the healing process can be considerably longer and can be very debilitating. Even though older people are not as active as those quite younger, they are at greater risk for breaking a bone or injuring a joint simply because their bones and joints are wearing out.

Arthritis is also a significant concern as we get older but we should be aware that arthritis is affecting a greater numbers of younger people. A growing group of doctors, nutritionists and dieticians believe that the increase may be due to the fact that many of us don't get enough of the nutrients that we need to promote strong healthy bones and joints. Long before fast food restaurants became popular; families actually cooked and ate their meals in their homes at the dining room table. They filled their plates with foods that contained the minerals and nutrients that their bodies needed for good health. Eating fresh vegetables and fruit was common place before canned goods, frozen meals, and fast food. It was common for ninety year old people to be out and about, without pain. But that was long before heart disease and diabetes became the killers they are today. What changed? Our diet is what has changed.

Today, we may not have good nutrition on our side, but we do have good research. Scientists have found that arthritis, osteoporosis, and the general breakdown of bones and joints can be prevented or delayed with the right mixture of natural compounds. The prevention or delay can be felt even if you are already experiencing the effects of aging. Scientists and doctors now believe you can improve your joint flexibility, stimulate the growth of cartilage, and decrease joint pain through proper nutrition. It's a bit funny (or maybe not so funny) that we have to relearn the positive benefits of proper nutrition!

Glucosamine is a natural compound that stimulates essential cartilage building blocks. These building blocks are glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, also called MSM, also works to improve and support the health of joints. Ipriflavone increases bone density, and Zinc, along with vitamins C and K1 are also essential to bone and joint health.

Before you run out to your health food store to look for these ingredients, realize that these compounds work best when your body can process the right amounts of each at the same time. Often, a liquid calcium supplement will contain Glucosamine, Vitamin D, magnesium, and other nutrients to increase bone density, in effect it can be your anti aging vitamin elixir. Including Vitamin D in your supplement may also help alleviate or even eliminate a Vitamin D deficiency.

You may also want to look for a supplement that augments or complements your liquid calcium supplement. MSM, Ipriflavone, and Vitamins C and K1 often are contained in a supplement that is considered a companion to your liquid calcium supplement. Adding MSM, Ipriflavone and the other nutrients may increase the effectiveness of a liquid calcium supplement by increasing the absorption of calcium in your bones making it a more potent anti-aging vitamin elixir.

It is not too late to stop the effects of aging. You can easily create your anti-aging vitamin elixir of life and by taking it each and every day, protect your bones and joints from deteriorating, becoming brittle, or easily broken.

About the Author
Ronald Godlewski has successfully founded and run several businesses and is currently working with Life Force International. You can obtain more information on the nutritional value of vitamin supplements at and obtain a quart of a liquid calcium supplement or call him toll free at 1-888-LFI-CUST (1-888-534-2878).

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