Fountain of Youth - Myth or Science?
(An article by Tom Higham)
In his fabled quest for the Fountain of Youth, was Ponce De Leon - as the country song goes - just looking in all the wrong places? The Human Body as a Machine
The human body obeys the laws of physics, and it does physical work. It is a machine, a machine with incredibly marvelous and complex biochemical processes, but nonetheless a machine. And like any other machine, if the human body is to look its best and function properly, it requires continual repair and rejuvenation. And without continual repair and rejuvenation - again like any other machine - the human body ages, atrophies, diminishes in performance, and ultimately stops working altogether.
Think of an automobile. An automobile requires a team of maintainers to keep it in top shape - maintainers who monitor systems and correct them before they do further damage, maintainers who repair or replace broken parts, maintainers who refurbish the interior and clean and polish the exterior to keep everything working and looking its very best. The human body is much the same. It has a team of maintainers, and if these maintainers are not present at adequate levels to keep up with the job, the human body more quickly deteriorates and ages.
When we are young our bodies produce the maintainers in abundance. As we grow older our bodies produce less and less of the maintainers. Consequently, we age faster.
The Body Maintainers
The chief maintainers of the body are the growth factors. Growth factors regenerate cells - bone cells, cartilage cells, nerve cells, vascular cells, muscle cells, skin cells, cells of all types. In short, growth factors continually renew all body tissues. Growth factors also regulate and balance. They help to maintain homeostasis, the balance of the body’s physiological systems. When homeostasis exists, the body's systems function in harmony.
Primary Anti-Aging Growth Factors in ColostrumEpithelial growth, stimulates normal skin cell growth and skin healing and rejuvenation.
Transforming growth factors A and B, aid in wound healing and the synthesis and repair of RNA and DNA.
Growth hormone (GH), regulates metabolism, reduces fat, increases lean muscle mass, regenerates heart, lung, liver and other organ tissues, improves moods and mental acuity, stimulates the renewal of skin and bone, enhances immunity.
Fibroblast growth factor, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, tissue development, wound healing.
Platelet-derived growth factor, stimulates the healing of vascular wounds.
Trypsin inhibitors, prevent the ulcer-causing bacteria H. pylori from attaching to the walls of the stomach, prevent the destruction of immune factors by digestive enzymes.
Insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1 and IGF-2), a primary factor in the growth, maintenance, and regeneration of all muscle and cartilage cells, increases fat burning, involved in energy production.
The Growth Factors Must Exist in the Proper ProportionsFor years drug-engineering (pharmaceutical) companies have synthesized the anti-aging components of colostrum, and these synthetic growth factors have been used by wealthy patrons in expensive anti-aging clinics. Growth factors can indeed help keep our bodies looking young and the biological machine functioning at peak performance. However, for optimum benefit the full array of growth factors needs to be present, and the only supplement that contains a full array of growth factors is colostrum. Also the growth factors need to be present in the correct proportions to provide synergism by working together as a team, and only colostrum that is harvested early enough, such as Synertek, contains all the growth factors in the concentrations and proportions that nature provides to achieve maximum synergism. After six hours post calving there is a marked change in both the concentrations and the proportions of the components of colostrum.
“A 1990 study in The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that GH treatment prevented some of the signs of aging. In his study, Dr. Daniel Rudman treated 26 men between the ages of 61 and 80 with GH. Patients experienced a decrease in overall body fat (up to 14%) and an increase in bone density and lean muscle mass. In addition, their skin was thicker and more elastic. Rudman said the changes were equivalent to those incurred over a 10- to 20- year period of aging.” (The American Journal of Natural Medicine, 3/1998.)
The anti-aging effect of colostrum is real. That is a scientific fact. We know what the major anti-aging components in colostrum are. We know what they do. And we know what happens when they drop below adequate levels. We also know that the anti-aging components do not function in isolation. They work together as a team, and they need to be present in the proper proportions. Only colostrum harvested early enough, such as Synertek, contains the components in the proper proportions.
Usage Guidelines to Optimize Anti-Aging
Synertek colostrum in any form, at any usage level, will provide anti-aging benefit. Greater anti-aging benefit can be achieved by using larger amounts. To do that it is recommended to use Synertek powder, which is 100% pure 1st six hour colostrum, and is more economical mg for mg than the other forms. Try one level teaspoon three times daily (about 5,000 mg daily). One jar of the powder will last two months at that level of usage.
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