Nutrients that Compliment the Time Machine
If you are on the Time Machine and rejuvinating your hormones, there are some extra things that you could do to enhance, or speed up the efficiency of your quest. The list of nutrients below are items that we have been working with, and have good safety records with humans.
1) Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronan acid (HA) is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan found in connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. It is also a major part of skin, cartilage and synovial fluid. Hyaluronic acid works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. The most interesting thing about this compound is the fact that the news show 20/20 featured people in the village of Yuzurihara, Japan, who had lived past 100 years routinely. News reporter Connie Chung and her crew investigated this village where healthy centenarians we’re relatively common. After an investigation, the reason for the long healthy lives was the high levels of hyaluronic acid in the potatoes that was the staple of the food that the villagers ate. This was a mountainous region where growing rice was difficult, so potatoes had become the main staple.
2) Magnesium. This mineral is low in the typical american diet, but is one of the hardest working minerals in the body. Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation [1-3]. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm. If your eating a varied and raw diet, your getting enough. But if you rely on burgers, pizza’s and carbonated drinks, you’re not getting enough. Magnesium indirectly raises testosterone.
3) Fish Oil. The benefits of fish oil are mainly from the presence of omega 3 essential fatty acids like Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Other useful essential fatty acids include Alpha-linolenic acid or ALA and Gamma-linolenic acid or GLA. Fish oil has been studied extensively over the decades and it has been concluded that it is very healthy and helpful for the following areas; heart, weight loss, immune system, inflammation, arthritis, blood circulation, cancer, and other maladies. Too many to mention here. The ability of fish oil to help reduce fat was established by a study completed at the University of South Australia by Professor Peter Howe. In this study, it was noted that fish oil combined with exercise helped to reduce fat better than just exercise or fish oil alone. There are so many health benefits to fish oil, that we can easily recommend taking this nutrient by supplement form.
Beef Liver. This organ meat is high in protein, and cholesterol, while being low in omega 6 fatty acids. So it represents an ideal way to supplement cholesterol, as opposed to eggs, which is high in omega 6 fatty acids. Excess omega 6’s indirectly inhibit testosterone production, so anything over 1500 mg per day (of omega 6’s) should be avoided.
Phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid component found in cell membranes and when it is taken as a supplement it is cited as being able to improve function and reduce stress. It has also been shown to speed up post-workout recovery and prevent soreness of muscles. It can greatly improve the ratio of testosterone and cortisol. Since Phosphatidylserine declines with age, it makes sense to supplement your intake of this nutrient. There are around 16 good studies spanning the last 35 years or so, looking at how Phosphatidylserine improves and preserves cognitive function and athletic performance.