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SPIRULINA SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES

Large scale nutritional supplementation with spirulina alga. by C.V. Seshadri. 1993. All India Coordinated Project on Spirulina. Shri Amm Murugappa Chettiar Research Center
(MCRC) Madras, India.

Characterization of Spirulina biomass for CELSS diet potential. Normal, Al.: Alabama A&M University, 1988.

A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Establish the Effects of Spirulina in Elderly Koreans. Park HJ, Lee
YJ, Ryu HK, Kim MH, Chung HW, Kim WY. Foods R&D, CJ CheilJedang Corp., Seoul, Korea. Ann Nutr Metab. 2008 Aug 19;52
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Gemma, C., et al. "Diets enriched in foods with high antioxidant activity reverse age-induced decreases in cerebellar beta-
adrenergic function and increases in proinflammatory cytokines." Experimental Neurology. July 15, 2002; 22(14):6114-20.

Romay C, Armesto J, Remirez D, et al. Antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties of C-phycocyanin from blue- green algae. Inflamm Res 1998;47 (1):36-41.

Spirulina: a model for microalgae as human food. by Alan Jassby. 1988. In Algae and Human Affairs. edited by Lembi and Waaland.
Pub. by Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK.

 

 

DR. VORONOFF CELLULAR THERAPY

What is Cellular Therapy?AdvantagesHow Does It WorkHow to Use it


How Does Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy Work?

Cellular TherapyDr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy has 27 active ingredients, and its formula has been scientifically developed in order to be fully absorbed by the body, and as a result, give an rejuvenation and anti-aging effect.

The formula of Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy was scientifically developed during several years of intense investigations, which aimed to find out the exact proportions in which the body can assimilate all its ingredients. The matter was not only to discover the key substances (which is by itself a complicated goal with which scientists dreamed for years) but also to find the exact proportions of such ingredients and combine them in a unique formula that can be fully incorporated by the body because otherwise, if the proportions are not in the precise quantities that the body is able to use, many ingredients get unused and the desired results are therefore not achieved.  
All ingredients included in the formula, in their exact proportions, need the presence of the others and they improve their effect amongst themselves.  

This formula has been patented in Europe and USA and only our authorized laboratories can produce it.

The most important components of the formula are: Placenta, Spirulina, Collagen, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Amino-Acids, Vitamins and Minerals.

 

Formula Main Ingredients

 

PLACENTA

The placenta is an extremely complex biological organ.  
The placenta allows to the blood to transport nutrients and oxygen to the embryo, supplying it with all the necessary maternal nutrients. We all know the intelligence of nature and because of that in most of the mammals, the mother eats the placenta immediately after the born of her offspring, witch is known as placentophagia and demonstrates the importance for the organism of the nutrients presents in the placenta.

During the initial phases of pregnancy, the placenta synthesize glycogen and fatty acids, witch are used as source of nutrients and energy for the fetus. The placenta is permeable to nutritional substances such us vitamins, glucose, fatty acids and electrolytes. The passive immunity is acquired by the new born by means of the passing of antibodies by the placenta to the fetus.


The placenta contains 18 amino acids. The amino acids are transported across the placenta, the same as some protein. Other specialized proteins called transferines are responsible of the iron supply to the fetus by means of the passing for the placenta. Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy contains the purest bovine placenta extract, a rich source of nutrients, growth factors and bioactive cytokines witch revitalized and nourish the skin, as well as they give it a better tone and elasticity. Based in those bio-essential factors the new life is developed, and that’s why the placenta promotes to the cellular renew, better elasticity and nutrition of the skin making it look soft and bright.

The placenta has been utilized in China for more than 1400 years as a medicine to promote general health. The placenta has a wide spectrum of benefits for the health including raising body energy, formation of the skin, diminishing the aging process (activating the cellular regeneration by the means of the growth factor it contains), promotes the immune system, improves vitality, promotes to general wellbeing and prevents the active production of melatonin, which causes skin pigmentation and freckles.

The Bovine Placenta used in Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy’s formula comes from cattle breed especially for this purpose in the hardest weather conditions of Northern U.S.A., where the winters are hard and long, with bellow zero temperatures and freezing winds. These cattle develops Placentas richer in nutrients needed to deliver to their offspring all the immunity and growth factors indispensable to survive in those conditions and therefore they are the perfect ingredient for Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy.

 

SPIRULINA
Amid reports of new viruses, drug-resistant bacteria, and ineffective antibiotics, scientists areSpirulina discovering the ability of certain foods to strengthen the immune system and fight problems associated with aging. Scientific reports from around the world indicate that spirulina, a blue-green algae that has been living on the planet for 3.6 billion years, may be one of these disease-preventing, anti-aging foods. This nutrient rich, easy-to-digest food brings renewed energy.

Spirulina is a plant based health food and supplement that contains beta carotene, Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), iron, B vitamins, and polysaccharides, sulfolipids & glycolipids.
The plant also contains chlorophyll, phycocyanin, and carotenoids. Of these, especially carotenoids have antioxidant qualities.

The anti-aging attributes of Spirulina make it a "green rejuvenator". It contains a combination of major anti-aging nutrients and anti-oxidants that help to counter the aging effects caused by stress, UV rays, chemicals and pollutants. Spirulina contains many of the enzymes that prevent tissue damage and resultant wrinkling of the skin.

Animal researchers are also realizing the power of spirulina. Scientists in North Carolina, Japan and China have discovered that small amounts of spirulina added to animal feed greatly help animals resist infections.

The Spirulina present in Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy’s formula is one of the highest quality Spirulina in the world. The Spirulina is produced in very few places of the world, in establishments especially designed for that purpose, and being an aquatic plant, this establishments must to pay special attention in the water utilized for growing the algae. A water with determined quantity of nutrients is necessary so that the algae develop correctly and manage to reach the required properties. Dr. Voronoff Cellular Therapy only utilizes Spirulina that guarantees the highest possible quality.

A research team of the Institute of Pharmacy and Foods of the University of Havana in Cuba, identified the properties of the Spirulina, which combined with other key ingredients can prevent rapid aging. 
The studies carried out by this group have proved the high protection these extracts can offer against free-radicals as they are rich in carotenes and phycocyanins.
Besides a considerable content of enzyme superoxide dismutase and vitamin E, elements which are part of the organism’s defensive system against radicals, they stimulate the immunological system and prevent rapid ageing.
Doctor Ivonne Almiral, main researcher of the project, asserts that this plant “has an antioxidant system which prevents the harmful action of radicals in dermis and epidermis?.
The United Nations World Food Conference in 1974 lauded Spirulina as the 'best food for the future'. 

Spirulina has been proposed by both NASA (CELSS) and the European Space Agency (MELISSA) as one of the primary foods to be cultivated during long-term space missions.
The Health Information Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles references a second study by Dr. Bickford’s team in which the brains of aged rats fed spirulina supplements maintained their neuron function much better, and showed far less free radical damage than those of rats fed cucumbers. Bickford’s research is significant because it indicates that spirulina may be helpful in warding off the free radical damage related to aging diseases.
In another study carried out in Seoul, Korea, the investigators obtained results showing that the Spirulina has favourable effects in the antioxidant capacity of healthy people of advanced age, as much in men as in women. 

 

COLLAGEN
The building blocks of life. Collagen is your body's basic building block. It is necessary for the creation of skin, muscle, bone and cartilage. Collagen is present in hair, mails and skin. It is a powerful anti-ageing protein. It plumps up skin, reduces lines and wrinkles, improves skin's elasticity and suppleness, produces a firmer more toned skin and helps achieve a radiant complexion, it also helps prevent wrinkles and stretch marks.

Collagen brings brightness and a healthy appearance to the hair, thanks to the action of the sulphur essential amino acids. Collagen is responsible for the strength and hardness of the nails.Collagen is the glue that holds the body together; however it has been scientifically shown that from the Collagenage of 25, its rate of production by the body reduces at a rate of between 1 and 1.5% a year as part of the ageing process. With ageing, and as a result of exposure to the sun, collagen fiber components begin to weaken, become less pliable and tougher. The result is the development of dry, wrinkled skin that has lost its inherent elasticity. Hair becomes thinner and less alive. Our joints are less flexible and our bodies less toned.
The missing collagen can not be replaced just by applying collagen based creams to the skin, because the large size of the collagen molecules can’t penetrate the skin. That’s why the revolutionary Cellular Therapy’s formula from Dr. Voronoff Laboratories delivers collagen the only way it can be used by the body: from the inside

Orally ingested collagen works on the whole body, replacing missing Collagen and activating the formation of new collagen by the body, and thus may arrest and reverse the conditions detailed before.

HOW DOES THE COLLAGEN PRESENT IN DR. VORONOFF'S CELLULAR THERAPY WORK?

Previously, collagen couldn’t be produced in a way that it would be able to pass the intestinal wall to get into the bloodstream intact, that’s why the only way to do it was by injecting it. The problem with collagen injections is that they are only effective locally around the injected zone.
Now that collagen has been produced in our laboratories in a form that can penetrate direct to the blood intact, a new complete anti-aging system is available for everyone.

Once we step over the barrier of the thirties, our body will no longer be producing the collagen required for maintenance, and a slow decline process occurs, but by ingesting hydrolysed Collagen that can get direct into the bloodstream we are changing that. 
The presence of the ingested collagen stimulates our own body’s collagen production.
During the first hours of sleep, we get into what its called Alpha phase of the brain sleeping cycle. During that cycle, the brain’s pituitary gland (a vital part of the endocrine system) segregates human growth hormone to the bloodstream, and the organism gets into a rejuvenation, repair and replace phase (being the collagen an essential part of the protein formation needed for all that).

With both things available (human growth hormone and collagen) the body can  create all the protein needed, not only for the essential repair and renew work for maintenance, but also for the secondary repair and renew work for skin reconstruction, ligament, cartilage and bones strength, and normalization of the immune system. In other words, the body begins to do (again) all the things that take place in young people’s organisms.

 

ALPHA LIPOIC ACID

The Alpha Lipoic Acid is a key element in the fightagainst the damage caused by free radicals since it has the ability to have access to all the parts of the cells being able to capture free radicals wherever they are. One of the main causes of the aging symptoms is the damage produced by toxic waste of the cellular metabolism, called free radicals.

Acido Alfa LipoicoAs we grow old, the levels of free radicals in our bodies increase, producing a reduction in the efficiency of our cells. This result in a loss of energy and in a reduction of the functions of the immune system, amongst other things. The dietary supplementation of Alpha Lipoic Acid can help to revert this process. Taking an Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement also produces higher levels of glutathione, a protein that helps the elimination of toxins. Such effect is really important since the glutathione protects the brain against the damage of free radicals while low levels of glutathione in the brain are closely related to mental disorders such as strokes, dementia, Parkinson and Alzheimer. Dr. Tory Hagen of the Berkley University (USA), made a research with the purpose of probing that the level of free radicals increase considerably as we get older and that such condition could be reverted by the supplementation of Alpha Lipoic Acid. His investigation clearly showed that thanks to the dietary supplementation of Alpha Lipoic Acid not only the level of free radicals was reduced but also the physical activity levels of the people involved in the research were also improved.
Generally, when an antioxidant has eliminated a free radical it is lost for ever. The Alpha Lipoic Acid is the only antioxidant that is able to auto-regenerate and auto-recycle, while at the same time it regenerates other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, destroying more and more free radicals. This is why the Alpha Lipoic Acid is known as the “Antioxidant Network?.
The most remarkable benefits of the Alpha Lipoic Acid are:
- It is the only form of Lipoic Acid (“alpha?), which has probed to increase considerably the antioxidant cellular and mitochondrial activity for the prevention of mitochondrial decay. As a result, the antioxidant stress produced by the aging process is effectively reduced.
- It is the only form of lipoic acid that has probed to improve memory, reduce brain damage, revert knowledge dysfunctions and protect the brain against the neurological degeneration produced by aging.

- It is the only form of Lipoic Acid that improves the metabolism and reduces the body fat absorption that aging produces.
- It is the only form of Lipoic Acid that has shown to increase or maintain the level of other antioxidants including Coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione.

- It is the only form of Lipoic Acid that probed to be able to extend the life expectation.

COENZYME Q10

Coenzima Q10
The Coenzyme Q10 is a very important cellular antioxidant located in the membranes of the mitochondria and in the lipidic membrane, where it protects the cells in their battle against the damaging effects of free radicals. Furthermore, it is essential in the regeneration of the Vitamin E. Prevents oxidation of proteins and lipids in the membranes and helps to minimize the oxidative damages of DNA.

The Coenzyme Q10 is an integral part of the respiratory chain which is why it is located exactly where the free radicals appear, in the cellular mitochondria. The endogenous free radicals are considered a very important fact in the aging process.
Recent studies showed that the dietary supplementation of Coenzyme Q10 diminishes the damage caused to DNA by aging.

It was found out that old people have 50% less Coenzyme Q10 than young adults. Such results show that the Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most important nutrients to be included in dietary supplementation for people over 30 years old.

 



BETA CAROTENE
When it comes to nutritional supplementation, and antioxidants in particular, beta carotene is an antiaging micronutrient of the highest order, standing firmly alongside Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and the mineral Selenium in its ability to reduce illness, improve overall health, and increase longevity.
Beta-carotene acts as a precursor of vitamin A, and is therefore called a provitamin A compound. Foods or supplements containing beta-carotene are converted to vitamin A for the maintenance of healthy skin, good vision, and a robust immune system.
Beta-carotene is also a powerful antioxidant.


VITAMIN C - ASCORBIC ACID
Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, helps to maintain healthy collagen in the skin, repair damaged tissue, promote healthy teeth and bones, and boost the immune system.
Vitamin C is one of the more powerful and well-known antioxidants. Just as exposing a cut apple to air causes it to quickly turn brown, cells of the body can also suffer damage when exposed to oxygen, a process known as oxidation. Oxidation causes aging of the skin as well as all other organs and tissues of the body. Vitamin C, as a free-radical fighter, helps ward off wrinkles and many illnesses linked to oxidation, including cataracts, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.
Dr. James Enstrom of UCLA has been quoted as saying that "A thirty-five-year-old man who eats Vitamin C-rich foods and takes Vitamin C supplements will slash his chances of heart disease death by two thirds and live 6.3 years longer". And according to the late Dr. Linus Pauling--a two-time Nobel Laureate and perhaps history's strongest advocate for the benefits of Vitamin C--supplemental doses of Vitamin C could add as much as twelve to eighteen years to our lives (Dr. Pauling also held the belief that ascorbic acid held the cure to the common cold).
When it comes to longevity, life extension, antiaging, what have you, evidence has been produced to validate the claim that Vitamin C can improve life expectancy. One analysis of the dietary consumption of eleven thousand individuals found that getting 300 milligrams daily of Vitamin C could add as much as six years to the life of a man and as much as two years to the life of a woman.



VITAMIN E
Vitamin E, or alpha-tocopherol, is a leading antioxidant. It also boosts your immune system’s ability to fight off infectious diseases by increasing levels of interferon and interleukin, the biochemicals that are produced by the immune system to fight infection.
Vitamin E protects the body from oxidation, a normal aging process by which oxygen breaks down the body’s tissues. It works to neutralize free radicals, which are naturally occurring unstable molecules that can damage your body’s healthy molecules by taking electrons to balance themselves. When enough vitamin E is present in the body, unstable free radicals get their electrons from the vitamin E molecules and leave the healthy molecules alone, thus causing less damage to tissues.
Vitamin E is also an effective anti-inflammatory, and may help to prevent sun damage.


INOSITOL
Inositol has been found to be helpful in different areas such as the promotion of healthy hair, the prevention of eczema, and as an aid in the redistribution of body fat.
According to some sources, taking supplemental inositol can increase the effectiveness of both choline and Vitamin E.
Inositol is part of the vitamin B complex. It promotes healthy brain development and function, and works closely with choline to move fats out of the heart and liver.
Inositol and choline combine to produce lecithin, a type of lipid that is needed to form healthy membranes for every living cell in the body. Lecithin helps keep the brain, heart, and liver healthy, and aids in the absorption of thiamin (vitamin B1) and vitamin A.
Inositol is also vital for hair growth.




VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN)
Niacin, or vitamin B3, combines with other B vitamins to release energy in the cells, and to regulate circulation, hormones, glucose, and hydrochloric acid in the body. Niacin also works closely with riboflavin ( vitamin B2) and pyridoxine ( vitamin B6) to promote healthy skin, and keep the nervous and digestive systems running smoothly.



VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)
B6According to Phyllis Balch (Prescription for Nutritional Healing), Vitamin B6 "is involved in more bodily functions than almost any other single nutrient".
Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, helps the body turn protein, fat, and carbohydrates into energy. It also plays a key role in maintaining healthy immune and nervous systems, helps fight heart disease (by inhibiting the formation of homocysteine which allows cholesterol to be deposited around the heart muscle), regulates hormone production, and works to keep red blood cells from forming potentially dangerous blood clots.
And Pyridoxine has other advantages as well.
Vitamin B6 is thought to be useful in treating varicose veins and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
Vitamin It combines with folic acid ( vitamin B9) and cobalamin B6 is critical to good cardiovascular and circulatory health. ( vitamin B12) to break down homocysteine.
Homocysteine is an amino acid found in meats that can damage arterial walls and contribute to development of atherosclerosis, a condition that often leads to early heart attack. Vitamin B6 keeps red blood cells from getting "sticky" and clumping together to form blood clots, which could lead to heart attack or stroke, or to the development of varicose veins.

VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID)
Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5 is sometimes called the antistress vitamin and there are indications that it may be helpful in treating depression and anxiety. Some physicians, in fact, will recommend that patients suffering from chronic stress take supplemental doses of pantothenic acid.
Pantothenic acid is needed to make hormones and healthy red blood cells, convert carbohydrates and fat into energy, aid in the formation of antibodies, and is reputed to be a stamina enhancer.
There is also some evidence that an enzyme converted from Vitamin B5, coenzyme A, is used by the body for detoxification and removal of harmful herbicides, insecticides and drugs.

VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)
Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, regulates red blood cell growth and helps maintain a strong immune system by protecting the body from free-radical damage. Riboflavin also promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, and vision.
Without riboflavin, the other B vitamins, especially niacin (vitamin B3) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cannot do their job, and a host of chemical processes necessary to keep the body alive would come to a grinding halt.
You also need riboflavin to produce flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide, two enzymes that help the body convert fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy. Without enough riboflavin, these two enzymes are unable to work together to ensure your cells can both reproduce correctly and supply the body with the fuel it needs stay alive.
Vitamin B2 is important to other chemical processes in the body as well. Folate (a naturally occurring form of folic acid) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) are transformed by riboflavin into the neurotransmitters crucial for thinking and memory. In fact, people with high levels of riboflavin have been shown to perform better on memory tests.
Riboflavin is important for those that take oral contraceptives or regularly consume alcohol, as these substances decrease the amount of riboflavin your body is able to absorb. Also, the elderly, those who perform regular strenuous exercise, and the lactose intolerant may not be able to absorb enough riboflavin from their diet to meet their needs, and may benefit from taking extra riboflavin.


VITAMIN B1 (THIAMIN - ANEURIN)
B1Thiamin, or Vitamin B1 (also known as aneurin in Europe and the UK), is one of the substances the body must have in order to convert carbohydrates into energy. Thiamin helps the body make thiamin pyrophosphate (TPP), without which the body is unable to convert food into energy.
Vitamin B1 also keeps your heart muscles healthy so that the heart beats regularly, and is critical to the maintenance of a well-functioning brain and nervous system.
In fact, vitamin B1 is so important to a healthy mental state, it has been called the "morale vitamin".
Also, if you drink a lot of coffee or tea, you will benefit from supplementation, as caffeine drinks act as a diuretic; these beverages cause both water and water-soluble vitamins (such as thiamin) to be eliminated from the body more quickly.
Both smoking and alcohol consumption also interfere with thiamin absorption.
Furthermore, absorption of thiamin is entirely dependent upon getting enough vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid. For this reason, taking a well-balanced Vitamin complex as the one we are dealing with here, makes perfect sense.

VITAMIN B9 (FOLIC ACID)
Folic acid, or vitamin B9 (also called folate or folacin), is needed for energy production and a strong immune system. It is crucial to the good health of every cell in the body, including skin cells, the cells that line the small intestine, and red and white blood cells. Folic acid helps to form the DNA and RNA in our genes, which are needed to regulate cell formation, red blood cells and skin cells.
There is some evidence that folic acid is actually better absorbed into the system in its supplemental form, especially when combined with vitamin B12 and vitamin C. Vitamin C prevents folic acid from being broken down too quickly in your body.

BIOTIN
Biotin works with other B vitamins to make healthy cells and convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. Biotin also promotes healthy hair, skin, sweat glands, nerve tissue, bone marrow, and male sex glands. Also, those who consume large amounts of saccharin may need extra Biotin, because these substances interfere with the body’s ability to manufacture it.

VITAMIN B12 (COBALAMIN)
Cobalamin, or Vitamin B12 (also called cyanocobalamin), works with other B vitamins to turn food into energy. It also guards against heart disease, mental disorders, and anemia, and keeps your immune system strong.
Vitamin B12 is needed to form healthy blood cells; red blood cells to supply the body with oxygen, and white blood cells to fight against infection. It is also needed to make myelin, a protective fatty layer that coats nerve cells and keeps electrical impulses moving through the body.
Without enough vitamin B12 the nervous system can "short out" and cause interruptions in mental function. Vitamin B12 helps prevent nerve damage and maintain fertility, and is needed for production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that enhances memory and learning.
Vitamin B12 works closely with folic acid ( vitamin B9) and pyridoxine ( vitamin B6) to convert food into energy. It also works with these B vitamins to protect your heart by removing homocysteine from the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid found in meats that causes blood cells to clump together and cling to arterial walls. Too much homocysteine in the system can damage arterial walls and contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, a condition that often leads to early heart attack.

VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is best known for its role in the development and maintenance of healthy teeth, bones, and cartilage. Vitamin D helps the body keep bones and teeth strong by increasing absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the small intestine.
Adults with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disease. Vitamin D also regulates the nervous system, aiding in the treatment of insomnia.
Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. However, if you are trying to avoid anything that could cause more wrinkles, it is best to get the vitamin D needed from your preferred supplement instead rather than the sun.

LYSINE
Lysine is an essential amino needed for hormone production and the growth and maintenance of bones.
Lysine is involved in the production off antibodies for a strong, healthy immune system, which may be part of the reason it is so effective at fighting herpes viruses. This amino acid promotes the formation of both collagen and muscle protein, and may help speed recovery from surgery and sports injuries as well.
Lysine is one of the essential amino acids, which means it cannot be manufactured in the body and must be obtained from dietary sources.

PROLINE
Proline is an amino acid needed for the production of collagen and cartilage. It keeps muscles and joints flexible and helps reduce sagging and wrinkling that accompany UV exposure and normal aging of the skin.
Proline helps the body break down proteins for use in creating healthy cells in the body. It is absolutely essential to the development and maintenance of healthy skin and connective tissues, especially at the site of traumatic tissue injury. Proline and lysine (another one of the amino acids that is important to protein synthesis) are both needed to make hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, two amino acids that form collagen.

variosARGININE
Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that is needed to keep the liver, skin, joints, and muscles healthy. Arginine helps strengthen the body’s immune system and regulates hormones and blood sugar. In addition, research has shown that this amino acid may improve circulation and treat impotence and heart disease.
Large concentrations of arginine are found in the skin, and this amino acid plays a key role in the health of all the body’s connective tissues, particularly the muscles. Arginine helps the body process both creatine, a natural substance that helps build muscle mass, and nitrogen, a chemical needed for muscle metabolism. Laboratory research suggests that arginine may help reduce body fat and speed up weight loss. Arginine has also been shown to help heal and repair damaged tissues.

CARNITINE
Carnitine, or L-carnitine, is an amino acid manufactured in the body from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. L-carnitine helps carry fatty acids into the mitochondria in cells so that they can convert these acids to energy. There is a high concentration of carnitine in the heart, which is not surprising, since the heart relies on fatty acids for the fuel it needs to pump blood throughout your entire body.
Because L-carnitine (LC) levels decline with age, it has been theorized that taking LC supplements may help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and dementia in the elderly by improving memory and cognitive ability. Studies in rats suggest LC supplementation may help prevent many symptoms associated with aging, including a decline in energy metabolism and memory. LC supplementation worked even better in these studies when it was combined with alpha-lipoic acid.

L-CYSTEINE
The antioxidant supplement, L-Cysteine, is a sulfur-based amino acid needed to make glutathione, a natural antioxidant enzyme produced in the body to fight free-radical activity. Without glutathione (en español Glutatión), your body’s immune system would be greatly compromised, and left with little defense against toxins and disease.
Cysteine is found in beta-keratin, the main protein in nails, skin and hair. It helps maintain a healthy, youthful appearance by encouraging collagen production and skin elasticity.
Its detoxifying effects may also help enhance the benefits of regular exercise by protecting the body from oxidative stress.

CALCIUM
Most people know that calcium is crucial to building and maintaining strong bones, teeth, and connective tissue. However, many are unaware of other equally important roles calcium plays in the body: it promotes healthy digestion through the production of hormones and enzymes, helps nerves pass the electrical messages needed to contract the heart and other muscles in the body, assists in normal blood clotting, and may help prevent high blood pressure and colon cancer.
After age 35, bone density naturally decreases. This is due in part because the body produces less estrogen and testosterone, hormones that control how fast the body uses calcium. Less hormones in the system mean less calcium in the bones, and thus, greater bone loss.
Women are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis after menopause. They also generally have thinner bones and smaller skeletons to begin with, which leaves them more vulnerable to this disease.
However, osteoporosis is not a disease that is just for women, and this perception has not served men well. For instance, doctors are more likely to educate women than men about the importance of a diet high in calcium and supplementation. They may not be so apt to give men the same instruction. Although men don’t go through menopause, they do produce less hormones as they age, and so are also at increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

POTASSIUM
It's certainly important to have enough potassium into your system. Potassium is important for nerve and muscle functions, can aid in reducing hypertension and treating allergies, and a deficiency of potassium can result in hypoglycemia.
Potassium is a mineral that acts as an electrolyte in the body, carrying nutrients into your cells and wastes out of them. Electrolytes dissolve in water to form positively charged ions. Because electrolytes are electrically charged, they pass easily through cell membranes, and are thus able to carry electrical messages from the nervous system to the heart and other muscles to maintain regular muscle rhythm and contraction.

MAGNESIUM
Reputed to be the "antistress" mineral, Magnesium has been found to help ward off the formation of blood clots, lower blood pressure, prevent complications related to diabetes, assist in maintaining bone strength, and contribute to greater life expectancy by reducing the risk of heart disease and by limiting the effects of free radical damage. Magnesium is, without a doubt, a valuable component of an antiaging conscious, longevity minded health regimen.
Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to a wide variety of body processes, including energy production, protein formation, DNA production, and nerve conduction. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin, and keeps the bones strong and the heart healthy.
Magnesium helps to relax the heart muscles to maintain a regular heartbeat, and thus prevent sudden changes in blood pressure.
Magnesium is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong and prevent osteoporosis.

ZINC
Zinc is important to the body in so many ways. By functioning as an antioxidant, zinc can help reduce the damage caused by free radicals.
However, zinc may have attributes that the typical antioxidant lacks. Researchers have found that supplemental doses of zinc have had the effect of revitalizing the functioning of the thymus gland, which is crucial to a strong immune system.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain the immune, reproductive, and digestive systems. It is needed for healthy skin, bones, hair, nails, and eyes, and is essential for making growth hormones and the important male hormone, testosterone.
Zinc is especially important to the maintenance of healthy skin. It helps the body process the essential fatty acids needed to heal burns (including sunburns).

SELENIUM
Selenium is one of the most important micronutrients to include in a longevity minded health regimen and is frequently cited by antiaging specialists as an antioxidant that should be included on a life extension checklist.
In fact, selenium and Vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant, are synergists, meaning they each improve the efficiency of the other. Moreover, selenium is critical for the body to produce glutathione peroxidase (glutatión peroxidasa en español), the body's master antioxidant.
Selenium intake can improve immune system strength, reduce the incidence of heart disease, keep blood vessels healthy, reduce the risk of stroke, potentially reduce anxiety and depression, and even increase fertility.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that works closely with vitamin E to provide the body with powerful antioxidant protection from the free radicals that may contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.
Selenium protects the body from free radical damage in two ways: It is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes, and it helps the body manufacture it’s own natural antioxidant, glutathione.

 
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