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This thread is the longest running on Life Extension Forums and has been called the most informative discussion on this subject on the web!  However, despite the name, "How to reverse grey hair," no one yet has the answer . . .  Nevertheless, you can learn about the research, the trials and the failures, the hypotheses and the hype with a group of individuals dedicated to get to the bottom of this aging-associated phenomenon.  

Or, are you one of the many men and women who embrace their silver hair color?  And does grey hair really make one look older? 

 


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I think so... grey hair does make one look older.  This past week, I had the pleasure of travelling abroad and staying at an old friend's house.  I had not seen him in about 5 years and to my surprise, he looked to have aged about 10 in the morning when he greeted me at his place.  But later on that day, when he was ready to go to work and his hair was wet, and consequently darker because of it, he appeared to be much younger.  Just my two cents...

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In an interview with Durk Pearson found on the web he says:

"... Just as a silverback (silver haired) gorilla tells the other gorillas "I'm an old gorilla; I've seen it all and if you have a problem I've probably seen it before and I can help you survive during the next drought or during the next flood," similarly, so do silver haired (or bald) humans tell other human beings. Back in the bad old days, not all that many people had a chance to live to the time when they had silver hair or became bald. In early times, silver hair and baldness was a social signal that announced, "this is a wise old man."

I also saw a show recently on a nature, T.V. channel where researchers took two fake lions and put them about 20 feet opposite one another in the wild field.  Both were exactly the same except one had a shinny, young mane and the other was grey.  The lioness were all interested in the one with the young mane.   Regardless of their scent, vocal or sounds, this shows that animals use physical, aging symbols to detect the young from the old.

In humans, grey hair can make a person appear chronologically 10 to 15 years older.  Although, you might want to embrace your grey hair and wear it as a badge of honor.  It shows people you've been around in this world for some time and have successfully extended your life and have experience and knowledge.  If you combine grey hair with a fit, athletic body, imagine the sign of accomplishment that displays.  As long as you're fit and healthy physically, grey hair isn't a sign of being feeble.


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REVERSE GLYCATION Clue to Grey Hair... Posted from tipsta...

Very few people understand the functions of the human body or the PATHWAY OF ACTION for most AGE RELATED diseases as I do. I have only posted several posts but realize they will just be duplicated over and over as the sole reason for EVERY age related disease is glycation and I can explain in detail to those who ask EXACTLY the trigger switch to uncontrolled cholesterol, uncontrolled blood pressure, skin damage as well as the peach fuzz (hirsutism) most women begin to portray once they reach their thirties, Cushings syndrome, adrenal fatigue, uric acid production (kidney stones), ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalances as well as every other issue that comes with age... Here is a layman's terms explanation of how it alll takes place.
 
I want to take a moment to explain the sequence of events that transpires from the moment you eat your food to that same food becoming the energy that gives us the ability to perform at our very best. You first eat a meal consisting of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The carbohydrates enter the stomach and are broken down into sugars called glucose. The glucose then enters the bloodstream through the small intestines. As blood sugar levels increase, a signal is sent to the pancreas to disperse insulin into the blood. For our purpose I will refer to insulin as the hand that removes the sugars as well as proteins and fats and stores them within as well as externally on the body. The cells of the body have what's called receptor sites. These are the areas that receive and accept the insulin. The process is literally that simple!
 
For one to understand the contents of this page one must first understand how insulin works. It is even more simple than the digestion process. There are only three places on the human body where insulin attempts to store blood sugar. Either in the muscle, liver and most often the FAT cell. The explanation is as simple as this .... When a higher amount is released, insulin stores the nutrients as fat and when a lesser amount is released, insulin stores nutrients into the proper targeted area. In fact, this is the sole metabolic process that every creature on Earth uses to store fat. Without enough insulin, fat can never be stored!!! Never forget this fact as it will serve as one of your most valued tools in your tool box!!!
 
One must also understand that with anything we put in our body, even that single cup of coffee we drink every morning, the body will adapt to it as it will the caffeine and a second cup will soon be needed. Using a drug addict as an example, after a while the individual will have to consume more of the desired drug in order to achieve the same high. We as humans eat food from the time we are born until the time we die. Over time the receptor site loses its sensitivity to insulin and doesn't allow nutrients into the muscle. Whether its insulin or heroine its virtually the same scenario. Just by age 30 if all we ate was just three meals and just one single snack each day we will have attempted to send insulin into the cell over FORTY THREE THOUSAND TIMES. It is inevitable that the cell no longer has the capabilities to receive insulin as it did in its teens. At this point the body will begin signaling for more insulin  to allow entry into the cell and you are now in the initial stages of insulin resistance or Type II  diabetes and it only gets worse from there. We already understand that fat is only stored with enough insulin present and for all you that question the mid age weight gain, well you now know its EXACT cause!!!
 
I first want to discuss Glycation or what most know as the aging process. This is a subject that gets very little press time in the fitness / bodybuilding arena. However it is the pinnacle of events that us life extensionists base our entire lives around. Its inevitable that the process of glycation will inevitably occur in every body  with each meal you eat once you exhibit the slightest bit of insulin resistance. Its basically the on switch that literally stops our bodies from growing bigger and stronger and signals it to begin to die !
 
Glycation is the first step in the evolution of the life and death cycle of virtually every cell in the human body. It is considered the first step because until Glycation begins with the introduction of insulin resistance, cells exhibit a pattern of duplicating and growing larger in numbers as well as an increased level of integrity. That is until glycation is detected. There are many end products of glycation and few are benign where most are extremely reactive and can be directly linked to virtually every age related disease such as Type l and ll diabetes (Beta Cell Damage) Increased Cholesterol production, High Blood Pressure, Facial hair in women, Advanced Skin Damage, (most women over 30 see these two staring back at themselves in the mirror everyday)... Cushing's Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer of every type, Uric Acid Production (Kidney Stones) Ovarian Cysts, Hormonal Imbalances especially in women. In men, high cholesterol actually increases testosterone which as most may or may not know is proven to be the leading cause of Prostate cancer.
 
Glycation as we now know occurs as a result of just the carbohydrates we eat remaining in the blood too long and is inevitably the leading cause of death to most cells as we age. Doctors used to gauge the success of their treatment of diabetes by measuring fasting blood sugars in the morning. Now we know that the most important blood sugar is 1/2 hour after a meal. One thing I also want to make clear is the fact that very much like Chemotherapy, Glycation attacks the cells of the body that replicate its DNA at a high turnover rate such as the hair, skin and joints. This explains hair loss via Chemotherapy as well as joint pain that's very common in most. Alzheimer's has now been identified as insulin resistance of the brain.
 
I want to make clear that all of us understand that the human body is a regenerative creature. Meaning it is in a state of repair on a minute by minute basis. For example, If you cut yourself the skin regenerates and heals. If you break a bone it regenerates and heals. If you have surgery, it regenerates and heals. It also does this without injury taking place. Every 7 to 15 days the external layer of your joints sheds itself and regenerates and renews itself. Every 7 to 15 days your skin exfoliates and new cells are regenerated. Virtually every part of our bodies are regenerating constantly even as you read this. With this being pure fact its obvious that GLYCATION is the truly the leading cause for the integrity of our skin, joints and virtually every cell in our bodies to become compromised. It is also believed to be the leading catalyst for cancers to not only reoccur but allows them to relocate to other parts of the body.
 
A Nobel prize in medicine was just awarded in 2009 for the identification of an enzyme called telomerase that keeps the cells telomere from deteriorating from GLYCATION...There is a formulation of food bearing nutrients that are the CO FACTORS to the insulin as well as the receptor site, both at the cell as well as the brain, that allows for a renewed and continued level of sensitivity at the receptor site as well as an increased level of integrity to the insulin itself which then disables the process of glycation which also stops the bodies ability to hold as well as store fat!!!

@tipsta  I been looking and looking B-6... now im leaning toward
Chromium picolinate  or GTF Chromium... closer...

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REVERSE GLYCATION Clue to Grey Hair... Posted from tipsta...

Very few people understand the functions of the human body or the PATHWAY OF ACTION for most AGE RELATED diseases as I do. I have only posted several posts but realize they will just be duplicated over and over as the sole reason for EVERY age related disease is glycation and I can explain in detail to those who ask EXACTLY the trigger switch to uncontrolled cholesterol, uncontrolled blood pressure, skin damage as well as the peach fuzz (hirsutism) most women begin to portray once they reach their thirties, Cushings syndrome, adrenal fatigue, uric acid production (kidney stones), ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalances as well as every other issue that comes with age... Here is a layman's terms explanation of how it alll takes place. I want to take a moment to explain the sequence of events that transpires from the moment you eat your food to that same food becoming the energy that gives us the ability to perform at our very best. You first eat a meal consisting of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The carbohydrates enter the stomach and are broken down into sugars called glucose. The glucose then enters the bloodstream through the small intestines. As blood sugar levels increase, a signal is sent to the pancreas to disperse insulin into the blood. For our purpose I will refer to insulin as the hand that removes the sugars as well as proteins and fats and stores them within as well as externally on the body. The cells of the body have what's called receptor sites. These are the areas that receive and accept the insulin. The process is literally that simple! For one to understand the contents of this page one must first understand how insulin works. It is even more simple than the digestion process. There are only three places on the human body where insulin attempts to store blood sugar. Either in the muscle, liver and most often the FAT cell. The explanation is as simple as this .... When a higher amount is released, insulin stores the nutrients as fat and when a lesser amount is released, insulin stores nutrients into the proper targeted area. In fact, this is the sole metabolic process that every creature on Earth uses to store fat. Without enough insulin, fat can never be stored!!! Never forget this fact as it will serve as one of your most valued tools in your tool box!!! One must also understand that with anything we put in our body, even that single cup of coffee we drink every morning, the body will adapt to it as it will the caffeine and a second cup will soon be needed. Using a drug addict as an example, after a while the individual will have to consume more of the desired drug in order to achieve the same high. We as humans eat food from the time we are born until the time we die. Over time the receptor site loses its sensitivity to insulin and doesn't allow nutrients into the muscle. Whether its insulin or heroine its virtually the same scenario. Just by age 30 if all we ate was just three meals and just one single snack each day we will have attempted to send insulin into the cell over FORTY THREE THOUSAND TIMES. It is inevitable that the cell no longer has the capabilities to receive insulin as it did in its teens. At this point the body will begin signaling for more insulin  to allow entry into the cell and you are now in the initial stages of insulin resistance or Type II  diabetes and it only gets worse from there. We already understand that fat is only stored with enough insulin present and for all you that question the mid age weight gain, well you now know its EXACT cause!!! I first want to discuss Glycation or what most know as the aging process. This is a subject that gets very little press time in the fitness / bodybuilding arena. However it is the pinnacle of events that us life extensionists base our entire lives around. Its inevitable that the process of glycation will inevitably occur in every body  with each meal you eat once you exhibit the slightest bit of insulin resistance. Its basically the on switch that literally stops our bodies from growing bigger and stronger and signals it to begin to die ! Glycation is the first step in the evolution of the life and death cycle of virtually every cell in the human body. It is considered the first step because until Glycation begins with the introduction of insulin resistance, cells exhibit a pattern of duplicating and growing larger in numbers as well as an increased level of integrity. That is until glycation is detected. There are many end products of glycation and few are benign where most are extremely reactive and can be directly linked to virtually every age related disease such as Type l and ll diabetes (Beta Cell Damage) Increased Cholesterol production, High Blood Pressure, Facial hair in women, Advanced Skin Damage, (most women over 30 see these two staring back at themselves in the mirror everyday)... Cushing's Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer of every type, Uric Acid Production (Kidney Stones) Ovarian Cysts, Hormonal Imbalances especially in women. In men, high cholesterol actually increases testosterone which as most may or may not know is proven to be the leading cause of Prostate cancer. Glycation as we now know occurs as a result of just the carbohydrates we eat remaining in the blood too long and is inevitably the leading cause of death to most cells as we age. Doctors used to gauge the success of their treatment of diabetes by measuring fasting blood sugars in the morning. Now we know that the most important blood sugar is 1/2 hour after a meal. One thing I also want to make clear is the fact that very much like Chemotherapy, Glycation attacks the cells of the body that replicate its DNA at a high turnover rate such as the hair, skin and joints. This explains hair loss via Chemotherapy as well as joint pain that's very common in most. Alzheimer's has now been identified as insulin resistance of the brain. I want to make clear that all of us understand that the human body is a regenerative creature. Meaning it is in a state of repair on a minute by minute basis. For example, If you cut yourself the skin regenerates and heals. If you break a bone it regenerates and heals. If you have surgery, it regenerates and heals. It also does this without injury taking place. Every 7 to 15 days the external layer of your joints sheds itself and regenerates and renews itself. Every 7 to 15 days your skin exfoliates and new cells are regenerated. Virtually every part of our bodies are regenerating constantly even as you read this. With this being pure fact its obvious that GLYCATION is the truly the leading cause for the integrity of our skin, joints and virtually every cell in our bodies to become compromised. It is also believed to be the leading catalyst for cancers to not only reoccur but allows them to relocate to other parts of the body.  A Nobel prize in medicine was just awarded in 2009 for the identification of an enzyme called telomerase that keeps the cells telomere from deteriorating from GLYCATION...There is a formulation of food bearing nutrients that are the CO FACTORS to the insulin as well as the receptor site, both at the cell as well as the brain, that allows for a renewed and continued level of sensitivity at the receptor site as well as an increased level of integrity to the insulin itself which then disables the process of glycation which also stops the bodies ability to hold as well as store fat!!!

@tipsta  I been looking and looking B-6... now im leaning toward
Chromium picolinate  or GTF Chromium... closer...
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How can I verify the tipsta (?) post about glycation?  Is it fact and are there references.
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@Plover... i thought it was a "thought track" tipsta called it "real fact"... so im not to sure... what hes attempting to express... just stuck in my mind... "Glycation attacks the cells of the body that replicate its DNA at a high turnover rate such as the hair, skin and joints." so when i started looking in to this... Chromium picolinate  or GTF Chromium stuck out at me... seems to work with insulin... he says he takes one pill a day... wondering if it one of them two... im sorry for not having links to verify info....  ill be more reference based in the future...




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I have taken chromium for many years and nothing happened with regard to recoloring hair. I think maybe it is just genetic. I started seeing a few gray hairs in my 30's.  I would not suspect that the hair salons or cosmetic industry are interested in a really permanent color.
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Tom - I'm very interested in the evolutionary basis for graying, and why it seems to have been preserved.  If it has been preserved as a survival benefit for the species, then it may be a difficult thing to reverse, as we've been trying to do on this forum topic for so many years.

Instead, if it is merely a by-product of normal aging, we should be able to make some headway against it; at least understand it a little better than we do currently.
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