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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Feeling Right again with DHEA

To maintain optimal health and well-being, humans need adequate levels of dehydroepiandrosterone, known as DHEA. DHEA is the most abundant naturally occurring pro-hormone in the human body. DHEA levels gradually increase from birth to about age 25, when we are in our “reproductive prime” as humans. But after age 25, DHEA levels begin to decrease by about 2% per year. As an important prohormone, or building block for hormones, DHEA plays a crucial role in many body functions. Therefore, as levels of DHEA decline people notice they have trouble sleeping, lack energy or focus during the day, gain weight more easily, lose muscle tone, sharpness of mind and muscle tone. Low levels of DHEA are associated with “diseases of aging” such as greater risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression and insomnia to name but a few.
Cortisol Increases while DHEA Decreases as We Get Older
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. Cortisol is released in response to stressful situations. It is the “fight or flight” hormone released to protect the body with an inflammatory response. The problem with this inflammatory response, is that over time too much cortisol has many detrimental effects on the body. As mentioned above, we gradually make less and less DHEA after age 25. One the otherhand, we gradually make more and more cortisol as we get older. Humans are at their healthiest, feel best and are at lowest risk of disease – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and cancer, when the DHEA to cortisol is at a ratio of 10:1.
Everything from driving in rush-hour traffic to dealing with an upset friend or co-worker, can cause stress in our lives, and production of more cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels over time can lead to impaired immune response, feeling bloated, lacking energy, weight gain and feeling washed out. Cortisol can also adversely affect cardiovascular health, blood glucose levels, and bone strength. High cortisol levels can lead to the development of Metabolic Syndrome, which has been shown to lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and increases in cholesterol and triglyceride levels. DHEA counterbalances the negative effects of cortisol.
DHEA and Cortisol
DHEA is the only thing in the body that counterbalances the negative effects of cortisol. There is a great article about “Adrenal Exhaustion” written by Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD. The article describes the common high cortisol with low DHEA life scenario so common in the U.S.A. Given the gradual declines in DHEA and the gradual increases in cortisol that occur as we get older and cope with more and more stress, using Twist 25 DHEA cream daily make sense.
You, Cortisol and DHEA Cream
Do you wake up feeling groggy and have difficulty getting going? Do you crave sweet snacks in the middle of the afternoon? Is your thinking foggy? Are you forgetful? Do you get recurrent colds, headaches and feel depressed? At night, though you’re tired, do you have trouble falling asleep? You wonder what happened to your interest in sex? If this description fits you, you probably have a high cortisol level and a low DHEA level. What Dr. Northrup describes in her work as “adrenal exhaustion” So you should try using a pharmaceutical grade bioidentical DHEA cream called Twist 25 every morning and evening for at least a few weeks. It is available without a prescription; and can do great good safely. You feel the benefits.
Visit your doctor and have your cortisol, DHEA and thyroid levels checked. You can test your DHEA levels from home using a home DHEA test. Twist 25 DHEA cream is safe, and has no dangerous side effects. If you’re 35 or up, increasing DHEA is good for health, happiness and looking and feeling your best. So get some Twist 25 DHEA cream today and notice the difference! Make your own hormones.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Use DHEA to Build Lean Muscle & Reduce Belly Fat

Low levels of the naturally occurring pro-hormone DHEA are associated with many age related conditions. Maintaining youthful levels of DHEA with a supplement cream called Twist 25 can have many beneficial health effects over time. The cream is applied daily on thin hairless skin,  where the body makes and processes DHEA.  Benefits most reported by men using Twist 25 DHEA cream is that they feel leaner and fitter; they notice a reduction in abdominal fat, leaner more shapely muscle tone, and faster recovery after workouts. This is driven by improved hormones.

Male Hormones
After age 35, many men begin to lose that muscular physique they had in their 20s. It gets easier and easier to gain abdominal fat, and harder and harder to stay strong lean and fit. Many guys realize their interest in sex has diminished, and they don’t sleep deeply at nigh anymore. They toss and turn and get intermittent sleep, instead of deep REM sleep. Why? This happens because hormones gradually decline as we get older.

Hormones drive energy, mood, mental sharpness, muscle tone, fat, sex drive and more. In women, this gradual decline in hormones is called “menopause”. The same gradual hormone decline occurs in men; and has come to be called “andropause”.

Since DHEA is the body’s most abundant base building block for some 50 smaller more specific hormones like testosterone, estrogen, estrone, estradiol and others, the reduced levels of DHEA after age 25 gradually leads to many unpleasant declines in hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Some folks just accept it as a normal part of aging. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can maintain youthful vigor and and vitality and thereby remain healthier and happier as we get older.

Supplementing DHEA the right way, as a bioidentical cream that is absorbed and processed in the skin allows the body to make it’s own hormones from it. This is where much DHEA metabolism  occurs naturally anyway, in the skin, the dermis, the largest organ of the body. DHEA is the most abundant naturally occurring pro-hormone in the body.  DHEA helps men maintain youthful vitality, muscle tone and health. Twist 25 DHEA cream is also very safe; and reduces risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Results from Exercise - Shapely Muscle Tone
One of the most common things we hear from Twist 25 DHEA cream users is that they feel more alive and have more energy so they start exercising more often or make time to go to the the gym to work out more. They start to notice that they are not as sore the next day; and they start seeing results from their workout efforts – they feel leaner and fitter, and notice they are getting in nice shape and gaining muscle tone from their efforts.

So, because men like it when something yields results, and they are not feeling muscle soreness from the workout they did the day before, they start exercising or going to the gym more regularly. As a result, they start to sleep more soundly at night because they have had an active productive day.
Thus, they have more energy the next day – awakening refreshed and feeling vibrant. So, since they feel good, they go to exercise again. This cycle feeds on itself, and over time yields great results. Do remember to apply the Twist 25 DHEA cream after your shower. Apply it morning and evening each day. Many find it convenient to put right beside their toothbrush and toothpaste so when they brush their teeth they also apply their Twist 25 cream every morning and every evening.

When men see and feel results from exercise, they tend to exercise more. Obviously, we all know the many great effects that exercise can have to improve and maintain better health and looks. It really makes sense.

Abdominal Body Fat
After age 35, most men (and women too) find it easier and easier to gain weight, especially belly fat; and find it harder and harder to lose it. Well, exciting medical research done by a team of physicians in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine shows that DHEA can significantly reduce abdominal fat. It is thought that this reduced abdominal fat occurs because DHEA helps people to have better insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing the risks of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, while allowing energy in the bloodstream to be burned by the body rather than stored away as fat.

So, men – wise up. Get fit. Maintain your physique; build toned shapely muscle when you exercise, lose belly fat, and regain sex drive with Twist 25 DHEA cream.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Get Deeper Sleep and Feel More Rested with DHEA

Have you been feeling tired lately? Not getting enough sleep? Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or perhaps you just run out of energy after lunch or by mid-afternoon, and feel yourself nodding off. If so, you’re not alone.
For many people after age 30, getting good deep sleep can get harder and harder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “more than one-quarter of the U.S. population reports not getting enough sleep, while nearly 10% experience chronic insomnia,” and insufficient sleep is increasingly being shown to contribute to poor health and greater risk of disease. For many people, this can be averted by maintaining healthy DHEA levels.

DHEA Production
DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone is the most abundant pro-hormone in the body. Humans produce more and more DHEA from birth into adulthood, but levels peak by about age 25. Then DHEA levels decline at a rate of about 2% per year. So, by age 35 people are making about 20% less than they did when they were “in their prime” or at their best. By age 50, men and women alike are only producing half as much of this crucial pro-hormone. DHEA is a carbon chain molecule, not something that can be eaten in foods. In fact, oral DHEA supplements that have been available for many years are eliminated by the liver, so it is best for people to use DHEA as a bioidentical DHEA skin cream that is absorbed and processed in the skin if they wish to benefit from this crucial prohormone.

DHEA and Poor Sleep
Researchers have studied the effects of DHEA on sleep, and the researchers found that people with higher levels of DHEA had deeper REM sleep, while people with lower DHEA levels had less REM sleep. REM sleep is the deep sleep during which we dream, and “recharge the batteries.” The medical research studies demonstrated that DHEA can help people get deeper REM sleep, and thereby feel more rested and energized during the day.
While it’s easy to find inexpensive oral DHEA supplements, they are minimally effective. It is crucial that DHEA be used correctly as a properly made bioidentical DHEA cream that is applied on the skin.
Get the best DHEA supplement made. Twist 25 DHEA cream is bioidentical DHEA cream that is made with coconut oil, Vitamin E and Co-enzyme Q-10. For best results, the cream is rubbed in twice daily onto thin, hairless skin. Twist 25 DHEA cream is tested to be safe and effective.
Try adding a pump or two of Twist 25 cream to your routine every day, and notice the difference: deeper sleep, more energy. Feel refreshed and sharper of mind with Twist 25. Sweet dreams!