What Causes Aging?
Aging occurs at many levels:
Hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, human growth hormone and DHEA, all serve as the great regulators of the body. As we age, hormone production declines. By age 70, most of us will have just 50% of the vital hormones we had in our youth. Extensive research shows declining hormones contribute to every aspect of aging, including loss of muscle, fragile bones, thinning skin, diminished vision, and increased heart attacks and stroke. (Ullis, pg. 48)
Free Radical Onslaught
Aging occurs when cells are permanently damaged. Throughout life, our cells fall under constant attack from free radicals generated both internally and externally. As we age, our body's own detoxification system is less able to defuse and repair the damage of free radicals. At the same time, the cell-damaging effects of free radicals increase. The result is increased disease and a reduced capacity to fight back. (Denham Harman, "Free radical theory of aging: History," in Free Radicals and Aging, eds I. Ement and B. Chance. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser Verlag, 1992)
High fat diets, smoking and sedentary lifestyles exacerbate the aging processes already at work - hastening the decline of hormones and delivering toxins directly into the body. (Ullis, Pg. 23)
In fact, 70% of the characteristics of aging are linked to lifestyle with the remaining 30% determined by genetics (World Health Network, "Fun Facts," American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine web site). That's good news, because it means we can control our own youthful vigor - with the right anti-aging formula.
Take 20 Years Off Your Age!
Medical Science Points the Way
Dr. Daniel Rudman published a groundbreaking study in the New England Journal of Medicine that concluded, "The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable."
Dr. Rudman gave human growth hormone (hGH) to subjects who were instructed not to alter their diet, exercise or smoking habits. The study showed hGH increased lean muscle mass, reduced body fat, increased bone density and helped skin become firmer and thicker - in effect reversing the effects of subjects' aging by 10 - 20 years!
Thirty-five years earlier, Dr. Denham Harman developed the free radical theory of aging. According to Dr. Harman, degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer's are all the result of accumulated cell damage caused by free radicals. (Jean Carper, Stop Aging Now, 1995, pg. 11)
Restore and Revitalize With ReversAge
Reliv now combines these two highly researched theories into the only anti-aging formula that tackles the effects of aging at every level in the body.
Three proprietary complexes form the foundation of a simple-to-use powdered supplement that can have you feeling and looking younger in just a few weeks. Here's how they work:
This is the "restorative" complex, uniquely designed to replenish key hormones while creating balance within the body's major systems.
Cornerstone ingredients in this complex are:
7 KETO - a potent, natural metabolite of DHEA, the most abundant hormone in the human body. However, unlike DHEA, 7 KETO cannot be converted to the sex steroids, testosterone and estrogen, and therefore avoids the worrisome side effects of DHEA supplementation.
Several studies have linked DHEA to healthy aging and improved immune, brain and cardiovascular functions. Like all other hormones, DHEA declines with age. By 40, we produce half the DHEA we did at age 20. By 65, production is down to just 15% of a 20-year-old's. This decline has been linked to a slowed immune system, loss of memory and a general lack of energy.
7 KETO is the result of a 10-year research project at the University of Wisconsin under the direction of Dr. Henry A. Lardy, Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Enzyme Research. Studies show this remarkable ingredient is significantly more potent than DHEA, earning it six US patents for its beneficial effects on the immune system, weight loss and memory enhancement. (7 KETO Scientific Support)
Symbiotropin Growth Hormone Releaser -- Between the ages of 20 and 70, human growth hormone (hGH) levels plummet by more than 75%. And practically everyone over the age of 40 has hGH deficiency.
Numerous clinical studies show that increasing hGH may actually reverse human biological aging because growth hormone helps speed the regeneration of cells.
Unlike other hormones, the production of hGH actually continues well into old age. However, as we grow older, the body releases less of the hormone - about 14% less every decade. Many natural agents have been discovered that stimulate the release of hGH. The problem is, most of these elements are destroyed during the digestion process.
Symbiotropin, however, utilizes something called "chaperone molecules" to chauffeur the releasing agent through the digestive tract and enhance absorption at receptor sites (Jamieson, Dorman and Marriott, Growth Hormone: Reversing Aging Naturally, 1997, pg. 51-52)
SAM-e (S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine) - Long sold in Europe by prescription to support mood and joint health, SAM-e was introduced to the US in early 1999. Supplementation counteracts the natural decline of SAM-e that occurs with aging.
Breathing, sunshine, exercise - they all generate free radicals. Free radicals are molecules missing an electron. As they desperately seek to snatch an electron from any other molecule they can find, they wage daily guerilla warfare, destroying the mitochondria, or "tiny powerplants," contained in cells throughout the body. Antioxidants neutralize the destruction by returning free radicals to a normal state.
ReversAge includes a potent antioxidant complex designed to halt aging at the cellular level. This proprietary complex delivers some of the most powerful antioxidants available, including:
Co Enzyme Q10: Occurs naturally within the body and is found most abundantly in the heart. It is a potent antioxidant which supports healthy functioning of the cardiovascular system and holds promise in the prevention of many of the most serious conditions associated with aging.
Resveratrol (Protykin): Derived from red wine, Protykin plays an important role in supporting cardiac health and maintaining a healthy immune system.
The bioflavonoids found in herbs play a multi-faceted role in promoting youthful health, providing support for the immune system, eliminating toxins and enhancing overall wellness. ReversAge delivers a variety of age-defying herbs, including:
Ginkgo Biloba: Blocks the shrinkage of the hippocampus - the part of the brain that plays a critical role in memory. An excellent nutrient for overall brain wellness.
Maca: A little known crop cultivated in the high mountains of Peru and now in high demand throughout the world for its revitalizing properties.
For a complete list of ingredients, please see the product label.