Monday, May 22, 2017

Science shows DHEA allows deep sleep – Good Sleep = Good Health

More than half of adults in America say they do not sleep soundly at night. Many cannot fall asleep; some wake during the night and toss and turn, unable to go back to sleep. As a consequence, they do not get adequate REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is the deepest of the five levels of sleep during which we dream and many of the regenerating functions of sleep occur.

Sleep is very important in determining not only how rested we feel but, as a result, mood, mental sharpness, productivity, and health improve–if we sleep well. Our sense of well being, mood and energy depend upon whether we get deep sleep at night. It is well known that people that do not sleep well are at a much greater risk of developing high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Health experts suggest that adults should sleep 8 hours per night.

So many choices …
There are a number of sleep aids on the market: sleeping pills, special beds and pillows, machines that make background noise conducive to sleep, continuous positive air propulsion (CPAP) systems, breathe right strips and mouth pieces to help people sleep better at night.

Research shows DHEA improves deep (REM) sleep.
Medical research done by Dr. E. Friess and others shows that “DHEA administration induced a significant (P<0.05) increase in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, whereas all other sleep variables remained unchanged compared with placebo condition.” 


So, if DHEA improves REM sleep, helps reduce abdominal fat, improves cardiovascular health, increases bone strength, and supports the immune system, how should one use DHEA? Important question. Read on …

DHEA must be provided to the body the right way to allow the benefits it can provide to occur. 

DHEA must be provided to the body the right way  as a bioidentical cream applied on the skin and absorbed in the skin. A properly made, pharmaceutical grade, bioidentical DHEA cream absorbed in the skin works best.

Go natural.
The reason that supplementing DHEA in the skin works so well (as opposed to taking a pill), is that DHEA is actually metabolized in the skin. DHEA is what the body makes naturally, applied where the body makes and uses it naturally.

Oral DHEA supplements are largely eliminated by the liver, and what little DHEA does enter the bloodstream is DHEA sulfate (DHEA-S) rather than free DHEA. DHEA-S is not bad. It’s just not near as beneficial as free DHEA. Since a lot of DHEA is processed by the body in the skin naturally, DHEA applied on the skin—in a specially made cream called Twist 25—is what the body uses, applied where the body uses it

Twist 25 DHEA Cream is bioidentical DHEA cream in a specially formulated coconut oil cream. Twist 25 is beneficial in many ways for people 35 and up. Twist 25 cream is laboratory tested and has no dangerous side effects.

So, if you are over the age of 35, start using Twist 25 DHEA cream. Sleep deeper at night and enjoy the many other benefits the cream provides. Sweet dreams!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Reduce Abdominal Fat

You know that padded area on both sides of your belly button that just won’t go away even when you diet and exercise? Well, most of us do; and every year we get older it seems to keep getting even bigger and harder to control. Yes, it can be frustrating when you eat healthy, exercise and do everything right, and yet that belly fat pad still just won’t go away.

Well, there is some medical research giving us a lot of new information that makes sense…and might just give us a new advantage. Part of what determines whether we store energy consumed as fat instead of burning it as fuel depends on our metabolism which is driven by our hormones.  Makes sense, right? it is common knowledge that hormones are the chemical messengers that tell the body what to do.  How energetic people feel, their mood, their muscle tone, their sex drive, sharpness of mind, softness of skin, how well we sleep at night…and, yes, how efficiently the body functions to either burn energy or store it away as fat.

According to a study performed at Washington University School of Medicine published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “DHEA has been shown to reduce both visceral and subcutaneous fat in men and women.” The physicians conducting the study determined that a higher DHEA level was associated with improved insulin sensitivity.
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How Does DHEA Work?

From birth to about age 25, humans (men and women alike) produce more and more DHEA.  DHEA, is a prohormone that is produced in the adrenal glands, gonads and the dermis. It is a carbon chain precursor or prohormone to male androgens as well as female sex hormones, like the estrogens.

Below is a graph of DHEA levels over the human lifespan.
The pink line indicates slightly improved DHEA levels that might be possible if one were to augment or boost DHEA availability over the human lifespan, to perhaps gain great benefits in staving off diseases caused by gradually declining hormones.



DHEA applied as a skin cream simply provides something the body makes in the dermis, DHEA, where it occurs naturally and is metabolized naturally. The bioavailability for beneficial effects is much greater when DHEA is used as a cream instead of a pill.  DHEA pills are largely eliminated by the first pass effect of the liver. Twist 25 DHEA cream is bioidentical DHEA in a carefully made coconut oil base cream.

While DHEA does not provide a miracle cure for losing belly fat, it certainly may help, according to the research. Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, DHEA may help you
you to be more active and healthy and reduce abdominal fat.

If you think DHEA might help you look and feel your best, be sure to buy a properly made, pharmaceutical grade, bioidentical DHEA supplement cream—instead of an oral DHEA pill. Our bodies process DHEA in the skin. So DHEA cream Twist 25 provides DHEA in the dermis right where the body uses it naturally. Apply Twist 25 DHEA cream each day the right way on thin skin and notice the benefits within a few weeks.


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1 Effects of DHEA on Abdominal Fat and Insulin Action in Elderly Women and Men http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/292/18/2243

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maintain Mental and Physical Ability with DHEA and Vitamin D


Research shows that as we age “declining health is the number one concern (37%) about getting older, followed by financial worries (23%) and dependence on others (6%). Asked their greatest fear about growing old, Americans mentioned losing mental capacity twice as often as declining physical ability (62% vs. 29% respectively). 84% of Americans surveyed said they believe they can do things to stay healthy as they age, and 83% say they are currently taking steps to do so. Of those, more than half (56%) of Americans surveyed say they are exercising and 26% are watching their diet.”1

A recent article posted on Endocrineweb.com was titled “Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study.” The article was about a recent medical study that showed that older men (age 70 -88) who had higher levels of Vitamin D had better bone health, muscle mass and strength.2 In another study, Australian researchers evaluated more than 4,000 older men ages 70 to 88, and they likewise found that vitamin D levels predicted independently who would become frail.3

So, there is very convincing medical research that shows that maintaining vitamin D levels as we get older is very important. In addition, reliable peer reviewed medical research shows that low levels of DHEA in older men were also found to increase the risk of becoming frail.4 Men and women with higher levels of DHEA have been found to have stronger bones; and better cognition as measured by memory, verbal fluency and visuospatial awareness.5

DHEA is a naturally occurring pro-hormone that our bodies produce more and more of each year from birth through puberty and into adulthood. But then DHEA production levels out between the ages of about 20 to 25 and begins to decline. After age 25, DHEA levels decrease by about 2 percent each year. So by age 35, we produce 20% less than when we were in our prime; by age 50, we only produce about half as much DHEA as we did at age 25. The decrease continues to where, by age 75, we are only producing 5 or 10% of optimum levels. To stave off this decline, it would be better to supplement DHEA levels as we get older, as shown in the graph below. Simply apply a little Twist 25 DHEA cream morning and evening each day to help maintain your DHEA level.



It is very important to be sure you’re using a quality DHEA supplement. When you shop for a DHEA supplement, there are low-cost products available, but ‘buyer beware!’ There is a price to pay for inferior quality. Twist 25 DHEA cream is made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and provides bioidentical DHEA the right way, absorbed in the skin.  Twist 25 DHEA cream is made with coconut oil, vitamin E and coenzyme Q-10.  Developed by a Board Certified medical doctor and specialized cream chemists, Twist 25 cream is available without a prescription. This cream has been researched, tested and perfected for more than 20 years. Physicians and pharmacists recommend Twist 25 DHEA cream and provide it for their patients.

Apply Twist 25 DHEA cream every day and take Health2Go Vitamin D3 or Health2Go Vitamin A-D-K capsules every day, beginning as soon as you can to stay as healthy, strong and sharp as possible.

Avoid frailty as you get older. Enjoy life. Health2Go is here to help.

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1 Top Concerns about Aging: Failing Health, Mental Ability. Research America. Feb 2, 2006. Pgs 1-2  www.researchamerica.org/news-events/news/top-concerns-about-aging-failing-health-mental-ability



2 Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study. By Kathleen Doheny




3 Low vitamin D status is an independent predictor of increased frailty and all-cause mortality in older men: the Health in Men Study. Wong YY, McCaul KA, Yeap BB, Hankey GJ, Flicker L Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Sept 2013 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23788685



4 Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study. By Kathleen Doheny



5 Dehydroepiandrosterone levels and cognitive function in aging. Rathna Kumari U, Padma K International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS) www.ijmrhs.com/abstract/dehydroepiandrosterone-levels-and-cognitive-function-in-aging-96.html

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stay Active. Stay Sharp. Stay Alive.


How can I stay young? The age old question (pun intended)!
It depends how you measure success; but science has repeatedly shown there are behaviors that help us stay healthy and happy as we get older:

#1 - Eat a healthy diet high in a variety of green vegetables
and low in carbohydrates

#2 - Exercise regularly

#3 - Sleep 8 hours

#4 - Maintain healthy hormone levels


Science confirms that staying active allows people to stay healthier and mentally sharper. It’s a fact that people who exercise regularly are more likely to stay sharp and live longer, too.

So Health2Go, Inc. after years of testing developed a daily DHEA skin cream that helps maintain healthy hormones, and thus people 35 and up regain the energy and drive to exercise every day—while also allowing for faster muscle recovery, less abdominal fat and stronger bones,?

Twist 25 DHEA cream helps men and women maintain healthy hormone levels. It also helps us get better quality sleep at night, have a positive attitude, sharper mind in addition to faster recovery after exercise.

Strive to make improvements every day on several different levels. Naturally maintain a sharp mind so you can have the energy to exercise, because we live longer if we stay active. Twist 25 DHEA cream boosts your body’s natural hormone production to help maintain healthy hormone levels. Healthy hormone levels, in turn, help us maintain an active lifestyle. And an active life, with a sharp mind, yields real progress toward health and happiness.

It is all the little things we do each day that make a big difference. Stay active. Stay sharp. Stay fit. Use Twist 25 DHEA cream.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Improve Your Workout Results and Lean Muscle Tone When You Use DHEA



Get better results from exercise, and recover faster after workouts, and get lean shapely muscle tone with a daily DHEA skin cream called Twist 25. DHEA gives you a workout advantage, while it also helps you have more energy, lose both visceral and subcutaneous fat1 and also helps you take care of your heart2, brain3, bone strength4 and more.

So what is DHEA?  Many people haven’t heard of DHEA or know what it does. Using it correctly as a properly made skin cream, rather than a pill, yields results—whereas DHEA pills don’t provide much noticeable benefit.

The reasons:
#1 - When DHEA is taken as a pill, most DHEA is eliminated by the liver, and what does get supplemented is just DHEA sulfate rather than free DHEA, which is what the body uses as a base precursor to the sex hormones.

#2 - DHEA metabolism occurs naturally in the dermis. In fact, for post menopausal women, more than 80% of hormone metabolism occurs naturally in the dermis (the skin).
5 So Twist 25 DHEA cream provides what the body makes (bioidentical DHEA) where it occurs naturally anyway (the dermis or skin).

Provided below is a list of beneficial things DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is proven by medical science to do:

  • reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, (#1 cause of death in the USA and the world)
  • reduces risk of cancer of all types
  • helps improve deep REM sleep6
  • helps support immune response
  • helps reduce abdominal fat
  • helps improve muscle tone and muscle recovery after workouts
  • helps improve mental function, sharpness of mind, mood and focus
  • reduces risks of chemical and UV carcinogens for skin cells
  • is a base for sebum that helps skin hydration
  • improves mood and sense of well-being. 
  • fights depression
  • counterbalances negative effects of stress and high cortisol and inflammation
  • helps to counter metabolic syndrome
  • helps cartilage and connective tissue
  • helps neuron and cartilage formation
  • helps support bone strength

Today, let’s just focus on why DHEA is helpful in boosting results from exercise.  In short, there are two important reasons:
 
  1. DHEA is a base precursor for hormones. Hormones are the chemical messengers that drive our body.  So for men, it is a crucial base for testosterone, which is an important hormone for shapely muscle tone. For women, it is a precursor to all of the androgens and estrogen hormones which likewise give women the shapely muscle tone women have.
  2. DHEA helps to counterbalance the inflammatory hormone cortisol, and helps the body to rebuild connective tissue, neurons, and osteocytes (bone cells) as well as cartilage.  This is why Twist 25 cream users notice they don’t feel sore the next day after a hard workout.  The body recovers faster when DHEA levels are optimal. 

So Twist and shout!  Bike or hike or run and jump; swim … or just play in the yard. But please exercise in some way every day; and if you use Twist 25 DHEA cream every day too, you’ll get more benefits from your workouts!



Enjoy!

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1 Villareal DT, Holloszy JO. Effect of DHEA on abdominal fat and insulin action in elderly women and men: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. Nov 10 2004; 292(18): 2243-8.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/155361

2 Tivesten Asa, LiesbethVandenput, Daniel Carlzon, et al. Dehydroepiandrosterone and its sulfate predict the 5-year risk of coronary heart disease events in elderly men. Journal of the America College of Cardiology. October 28 2014, Volume 64, pages 1801-1810. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109714059403

3 DHEA Improves Mental Function and Combats Depression Life Enhancement magazine. http://www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/634-dhea-improves-mental-function-and-combats-depression

4 Villareal DT, Holloszy JO, Kohrt. WM Effects of DHEA on bone mineral density and body composition in elderly women and men. Clinical Endocrinology Oxford November 2005 53(5): 561-8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106916

5 Fernand Labrie DHEA and intracrinology at menopause, a positive choice for evolution of the human species. Climacteric. 2013 Apr;16(2):205-13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23126249

6 E Friess, Trachsel L, Guldner J, Schier T, et al.  DHEA administration increase rapid eye movement sleep and EEG power in the sigma frequency range. American Journal of Physiology. January 1995. Pages 107-13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7840167

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

3 Uncommon Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love


It’s that time again – just far enough past the holidays to soften the resolve you felt as you made that doomed New Year resolution to do better in 2017. We won’t preach on heart health; we’d rather inspire, and maybe incentivize you to take action TODAY.
  1. Love On a Pet Have you heard about Love on a Leash®? It’s a charitable organization with some 2,000 members working as Love on a Leash® therapy teams with their dogs, cats or rabbits. Therapy pets and their handlers visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on someone's face, make their day a little brighter, or bring back a cherished memory. Did you know that showing compassion is a natural antidepressant? Visit loveonaleash.org to learn more.
  2. Fresh Avocados—Love One Today® With just a few simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce the risk of heart disease. A recent news release from The American Heart Association announced a new recipe hub with meal ideas and cooking tips for keeping heart-healthy meal preparation simple, quick and affordable. The hub is hosted by “Fresh Avocados—Love One Today” and you can find it at the American Heart Association’s website: https://recipes.heart.org/
  3. Steep Yourself a Cup of Love There is something incredibly soothing about enjoying a cup of freshly brewed tea. Before you reach for a pill to relieve stress, consider this: herbal teas can help your body process stress, relax and heal from the depletion that can occur as a result of long-time stressors. Brew on this: did you know that a report in the 2010 Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found that people who use anti-anxiety medication are almost 40% more likely to die sooner than people who do not use them? While these drugs can be lifesaving in urgent situations, in most cases, there are natural alternatives to consider. [https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inner-source/201107/anxiety-drugs-worth-risking-your-life-0]
Show your heart some love and start today! Along with exercise and a healthy diet, don’t forget to add Twist 25 DHEA Cream to your daily health regimen. DHEA has been shown to counterbalance the negative inflammatory effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. Order today and take advantage of your special discount when you buy 3 (save $14.85).

Sunday, January 29, 2017

DHEA for Stress

“Stress” - We know stress is bad for health. Work, appointments, bills to pay, conflicts with family or friends can cause stress in our lives. Every day it seems like it’s something else...some new situation to add some more stress.

When we’re young, the challenges seem easy to deal with; but day after day, year after year the stressed life just keeps up the challenges. What’s going on in our body when we live a high stress life? What’s going on in our body that allows stress to have a harmful effect on our health? What causes this?

It is well known that chronic long term stress can cause health problems and increase the risk for many diseases of aging. What if you could do something about it?

Recent medical research (Dr Lennartsson, et al) shows that people with high levels of stress at work have significantly lower DHEA levels. The study concluded that “…a reduced level of DHEA is the reason people under greater stress have more health problems and accelerated aging. (1) So High Stress = High cortisol and Low DHEA = More health problems.

This link between high stress and poor health makes sense. When we are under stress the body produces cortisol, intended to protect the body, via the “fight or flight” protective mode. This is an inflammatory response. Triggered by stress, cortisol is a hormone produced by the body to create a protective, inflammatory response. Unfortunately, when maintained day after day, the protective effects of elevated cortisol begin to have negative effects over time. So if stress becomes a recurring chronic thing, “sustained high cortisol levels destroy healthy muscle and bone; slow down healing and normal cell regeneration; co-opt biochemicals needed to make other vital hormones; impair digestion, metabolism and mental function; interfere with healthy endocrine function; and weaken the immune system.” (2) Elevated cortisol levels also make it easier to gain weight and frequently cause poor quality sleep at night.

As humans age, the body produces ever increasing amounts of cortisol. However, after age 25 we make less and less DHEA. DHEA is the only thing in the body that counterbalances the negative effects of cortisol. So, for men and women alike there is an important cross-road in the aging process when we make too much cortisol and not enough DHEA. According to John R. Woodward, M.D., “When the DHEA to cortisol ratio is less than 10 to 1, the diseases of aging are occurring.”

So do something about it. Apply Twist 25 DHEA cream onto thin hairless skin morning and evening each day, and maintain a healthy balance to stave off the effects of stress and high cortisol. Twist 25 DHEA cream provides what the body makes, where the body can use it. Use Twist 25 DHEA cream. Make your own hormones. Counter the harmful effects of cortisol.

(1) Lennartsson AK, Theorell T, Rockwood A, et al. “Perceived Stress at Work is Associated with Lower Levels of DHEA”. PLOS. Aug 28 2013. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072460

(2) Pick, Marcelle. “The Destructive Effect Of High Cortisol Levels” Women to Women https://www.womentowomen.com/hormonal-health/the- destructive-effect- of-high- cortisol-levels/