Research shows that as we age “declining health is the number one concern (37%) about getting older, followed by financial worries (23%) and dependence on others (6%). Asked their greatest fear about growing old, Americans mentioned losing mental capacity twice as often as declining physical ability (62% vs. 29% respectively). 84% of Americans surveyed said they believe they can do things to stay healthy as they age, and 83% say they are currently taking steps to do so. Of those, more than half (56%) of Americans surveyed say they are exercising and 26% are watching their diet.”1
A recent article posted on Endocrineweb.com was titled “Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study.” The article was about a recent medical study that showed that older men (age 70 -88) who had higher levels of Vitamin D had better bone health, muscle mass and strength.2 In another study, Australian researchers evaluated more than 4,000 older men ages 70 to 88, and they likewise found that vitamin D levels predicted independently who would become frail.3
So, there is very convincing medical research that shows that maintaining vitamin D levels as we get older is very important. In addition, reliable peer reviewed medical research shows that low levels of DHEA in older men were also found to increase the risk of becoming frail.4 Men and women with higher levels of DHEA have been found to have stronger bones; and better cognition as measured by memory, verbal fluency and visuospatial awareness.5
DHEA is a naturally occurring pro-hormone that our bodies produce more and more of each year from birth through puberty and into adulthood. But then DHEA production levels out between the ages of about 20 to 25 and begins to decline. After age 25, DHEA levels decrease by about 2 percent each year. So by age 35, we produce 20% less than when we were in our prime; by age 50, we only produce about half as much DHEA as we did at age 25. The decrease continues to where, by age 75, we are only producing 5 or 10% of optimum levels. To stave off this decline, it would be better to supplement DHEA levels as we get older, as shown in the graph below. Simply apply a little Twist 25 DHEA cream morning and evening each day to help maintain your DHEA level.
It is very important to be sure you’re using a quality DHEA supplement. When you shop for a DHEA supplement, there are low-cost products available, but ‘buyer beware!’ There is a price to pay for inferior quality. Twist 25 DHEA cream is made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and provides bioidentical DHEA the right way, absorbed in the skin. Twist 25 DHEA cream is made with coconut oil, vitamin E and coenzyme Q-10. Developed by a Board Certified medical doctor and specialized cream chemists, Twist 25 cream is available without a prescription. This cream has been researched, tested and perfected for more than 20 years. Physicians and pharmacists recommend Twist 25 DHEA cream and provide it for their patients.
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1 Top Concerns about Aging: Failing Health, Mental Ability. Research America. Feb 2, 2006. Pgs 1-2 www.researchamerica.org/news-events/news/top-concerns-about-aging-failing-health-mental-ability
2 Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study. By Kathleen Doheny
3 Low vitamin D status is an independent predictor of increased frailty and all-cause mortality in older men: the Health in Men Study. Wong YY, McCaul KA, Yeap BB, Hankey GJ, Flicker L Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Sept 2013 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23788685
4 Vitamin D and DHEA Help Men Avoid Frailty: Study. By Kathleen Doheny
5 Dehydroepiandrosterone levels and cognitive function in aging. Rathna Kumari U, Padma K International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS) www.ijmrhs.com/abstract/dehydroepiandrosterone-levels-and-cognitive-function-in-aging-96.html