Mentally and physiologically, one of the most devastating and damaging forces upon the human immune system, vital energy and health, is the diminishment of sexual function. In men ages 28-68, the combination of decreased circulation, less than optimum nutrition, lack of minimal exercise, stress and excessive labor, causes a radical loss of libido. In the workaholic USA, low libido is at a near-epidemic level. In fact, many women (and men) have misconstrued the lack of passionate sexual interest from their partner, as due to lack of love. Clearly, in most cases, it is not. But, such lover's decline can be prevented, if you read on that is!
Preserving the bio-markers of our youth, fighting the good anti-aging battle, is a hot topic because the degenerative processes affect us all, some sooner than later.
Yes, some people age more rapidly than others, or at least tend to show the effects of biological age to a greater degree, because of genetic and other differences in the so-called rate of aging. That is, the inextricable march, the breakdown in our body's cellular DNA and enzymatic clock of DNA. It is true; with age our organs shrink in size and produce fewer hormones. This reduction in available hormones undoubtedly contributes to a slow deterioration of all of our vital body systems. Functional declines in our immunity, reproduction capabilities, neurological ability, metabolism and circulation, contributes to feeling and looking old.
Maintaining a robust sexual life force and keeping the waters of the fountain of youth flowing involves understanding, then mitigating, the aging and sexual decline processes.
Hormones: Deficiencies Should Be Corrected
As Everson would say, "hormones is what women do when you don't pay them," but really, there are eight critical hormones that decrease with age and probably cause us to age more rapidly. Slowing the tick of the aging clock is partly a matter of restoring these eight hormones to more youthful levels.
I have seen numerous examples of people looking and feeling ten to twenty years younger within ninety days of treatment with a hormone system. Eugene Shippen, author of "The Testosterone Syndrome" said hormones are "total body hormones" not just sex hormones. Men and women have estrogen and testosterone receptors in every cell of the body.
Men have three times more estrogen in the brain than women. As men age testosterone declines. The healthiest men and women have naturally high hormone levels. A couple of years ago, I had my blood levels measured for DHEA, Human growth factors by IGF-1 and HGH, Total Testosterone and Free Testosterone, Melatonin, Pregnenolone, Thyroid, Progesterone and Estrogen. Each of these levels should be checked by blood and urine tests, very carefully, because with aging, there are certain optimum levels that we should maintain.
Pregnenolone, also known as Preg, is considered a grandmother hormone because it can be converted by the body into DHEA and Progesterone and over 150 other important natural steroid hormones. Preg. helps keep our brains functioning at peak capacity. It is a potent memory-enhancer, improves concentration and fights mental fatigue, depression and even reduces arthritis. Pregnenolone should be taken in the morning as it increases alertness, mental clarity and awareness, and can cause insomnia. Preg can enhance and possibly increase levels of DHEA and progesterone.
Pregnenolone is produced from cholesterol. DHEA, testosterone, and estrogen are also made from cholesterol. Assuming deficiency, supplements providing 2-10 mg. per day should restore your levels and for those past 50, up to 15 mg. per day. Low dosages of Pregnenolone should enhance mood, euphoria, alertness and energy. Pregnenolone adult blood levels should range between 20-150 nanograms or for Preg Sulfate 2.7-8 nanograms.