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Which hormones are you supplementing with?

Which hormones are you supplementing with?
Which hormones are you supplementing with?

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 Posted 9/5/2012 7:02:56 AM
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Think you meant loss of fat rather than loss of skin.  Skin doesn't shrink with age, but fat and muscle can.  Have heard recommendations against neck exercises because a loss of fat can reveal bulging neck cords. 

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 Posted 9/6/2012 2:39:43 AM
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Yes I meant to say loss of fat

The neck may also be hard to treat with plastic surgery because there are so many vital components, muscles and such there so close to the surface. > Link <

I think it may have to do more with loss of collagen as we age. Collagen is the support structure that keeps us looking youthful. As noted before in another thread, optimal levels of vitamin C is hard to obtain from diet alone. That and other nutrients that support collagen are important not only for our outward appearance (skin) but collagen is needed for healthy vascular, connective tissue, joints, etc… 

Not counting sun exposure and skin aging, my feeling is what we see on the outside in terms of collagen depletion could be indicative of what's also aging on the inside as well.  Don't know if there is any scientific correlation between collagen loss seen in skin, and for example weak heart valves, arthritis, etc. 

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For skin health, I think MSM is by far the best supplement.  I've increased my MSM intake from 200 mg/day to 1000 mg/day and now to 2000 mg/day.  It's quite amazing.  I'm now also taking Type II collagen, 1000 mg/day, but more for joint health than for skin health.
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 Posted 9/7/2012 5:59:36 AM
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FYI … MSM can give people gas and bloating at high amounts. Even in moderate amounts it does that for me.

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That's a real shame, Tom!
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For skin health, I think MSM is by far the best supplement.  I've increased my MSM intake from 200 mg/day to 1000 mg/day and now to 2000 mg/day.  It's quite amazing.  I'm now also taking Type II collagen, 1000 mg/day, but more for joint health than for skin health.


Thank you for sharing this Transpower. I was thinking 10 mg (HERE, my source) or 40 mg from LEF UC-II undenatured collagen was sufficient. You seem taking much more. Which is your source?
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Bioavailable calcium, magnesium, sulphur, phosphorus, silicon, collagen/gelatin and many others …

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Did we go a bit off topic here and should we refocus on hormones?

I voted DHEA because of deficiency as you might recollect from my previous posts but have lot of concerns. DHEA is not recommended for prostate conditions as it might fuel DHT. Many of you do not have yet this concern but you surely will with age if you are a man and in the form of the benign enlargement (BPH). I definitively stopped prior to better understand what is happening. It is a complex matter and you need to consult with a good physician to find the right balance and maybe finding you do not need to supplement at all. I do not want to be alarmist but here even more that with other supplementation I feel you need to be cautious, need to test, talk to experts (go not where they sell you the stuff). And look not only to the numbers in your tests but most importantly to symptoms.


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Albedo:  I'm taking 500 mg twice a day of TwinLab's MaxiLIFE Collagen Type II.  The capsule also has 50 mg of hyaluronic acid and 100 mg of condroitin sulfate.
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Agreed, Albedo, we are veering a bit OT, altho some side discussion is ok.  Anyone is welcome to start a new thread.
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