The universal truth about Father Time is that he can’t be stopped. No matter what you do, every 365 days, you become one year wiser.
Unfortunately for many individuals that wisdom also quickly brings extra creases and forgetfulness. While eventually we all show our years well spent, it’s possible to combat the signs of aging, helping to prevent them from occurring any sooner than necessary.
Because who wants to look and feel older than they are? You’re not a 15-year-old drooling over a red convertible or a 20-year-old wishing you could go to a bar. You’ve driven the hot rod. You’ve ordered the drinks (and still do on occasion). You’ve sowed some wild oats. Don’t stop there.
In this post we’ll explore how to stop the signs of early aging so you can focus on what matters most – loving life.
What Helps Prevent the Signs of Aging?
Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common culprits for the signs of early aging. This essential vitamin affects everything from your mental state to your physical well-being. This means as you think about vitamin B12 and aging, it’s not just about keeping your mind sharp or your skin looking great. It’s the whole package!
Because B12 is required for the development and maintenance of a healthy nervous system. The body uses it in the production of DNA and the formation of blood cells. So let’s make no bones about it, when it comes to what vitamins prevent aging, B12 is at the top of the list.
And for most of the population, this is a very real issue about which they need to be aware. Because according to research from the Framingham Offspring Study, at least 40% of the population is B12 deficient.
The good news is, if you’re B12 deficient, you have options. One of the most effective ways to correct a B12 deficiency is through B12 injections. As Jane E. Brody explored in her New York Times article, “It Could Be Old Age, or It Could Be Low B12” explores, the anti-aging benefits of B12 injections can be relatively fast. Brody reports:
Weekly B12 injections were begun. “Soon afterward, [my 85-year-old mother] became less agitated, less confused and her memory was much better,” said Ms. Atkins. “I felt I had my mother back, and she feels a lot better, too.”
While B12 in the elderly community is a major concern, the Framingham Offspring Study also releveled it’s not just the elderly who are at risk. Individuals as young as 25-years-old are experiencing B12 deficiencies.
Are Other Vitamin Deficiencies Common? What Issues Symptoms Do They Cause?
The issue of vitamins and aging doesn’t just stop with B12. Any vitamin deficiency hampers your body’s ability to function at its peak. Deficiencies can put you at severe risk of a variety of symptoms. These include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of Appetite
- Weight Gain
- Weight Loss
- Enhanced Mental Disorders
- Reduced Attention Span
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Reduced Sexual Urges
- Asthma Attacks
- Muscle Spasms
- Upper Respiratory Infections
- Hampered Immune System
Glutathione Combined with B12 Injections Can Offer Significant Benefits
No two individuals are exactly alike. So the right treatment plan can often vary from person to person. That being said, research suggests glutamine deficiencies are common among those suffering from illness.
Furthermore, glutamine deficiencies have proven to be a predictor of mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The 2016 study, ‘Prevalence of glutamine deficiency in ICU patients: a cross-sectional analytical study,’ showed glutamine deficient patients were 38% more likely to die.
Why? Because like B12, glutamine is an essential amino acid your body’s immune system uses to fight infection and diseases — essential when you’re combating the signs of aging.
Yes, our IV drip menu includes an all-day 12 Happy Hour. But, many patients have also seen a substantial boost to their quality of life when they combine a B12 injection with a glutamine-rich IV drip.
And, IV drips aren’t just limited to glutamine. Our clinic has created a variety of cocktails to target specific symptoms you may be facing. These include:
- Metabolism-boosting drip to promote weight loss
- Vitamin and mineral loaded drip to help clean dangerous free radicals and heavy metals from your system
- Electrolyte and vitamin-packed drip to promote a strong immune system
Each of these drip IV menu items is tailored to your specific needs, helping your body restore the deficiencies you personally face.
What Else Can You Do to Prevent Early Signs of Aging?
In addition to correcting your vitamin deficiencies with B12 injections and IV drips, there are a variety of lifestyle modifications you can take to prevent early signs of aging. These include, but are not limited to:
Protecting Yourself from the Sun
Love spending all day soaking up the sun and working on your tan? While we all need some of Mother Nature’s glow, don’t overdo it. Too much sun can cause everything from early wrinkles to deadly cancer. When you’re outside, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. And always wear sunglasses to reduce squinting.
Enjoy Your Shuteye
The term ‘beauty sleep’ is real. Being well-rested improves your complexion. It can also extend your lifespan, improve your mood, and increase your productivity!
Stress can weigh on you in ways you aren’t even aware until it’s gone. So look for ways to remove stress from your life. Have someone who brings negative energy into your day? Take a step back from them for a while and see how you feel. Notice that the pressure of ‘doing it all’ is making you feel crazy? See if there’s a way to share the burden with your family or roommates. (You’re not the only one who needs to unload the dishwasher and take out the trash!)
Ready to Fight the Signs of Aging?
Our highly-skilled naturopathic doctors can help you identify any deficiencies your body is enduring and correct them. You don’t have to accept ‘feeling old.’ You can fight the signs of aging.
Additional Health Tips
Improve your mineral and vitamin intake with these easy few steps.
B12 injections can provide immediate benefits to those suffering from B12 deficiencies, helping to boost the immune system and improve energy.
It’s basic biochemistry; when the body has its building blocks, it works better. Vitamin IV Drips give your body its building blocks.
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