ANTIAGING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is anti-aging?
Aging can be measured using known Biomarkers that signify
the expected aging progression. Anti-aging is a lifetime
program to slow, pause or reverse signs and symptoms
of that progression. Using these same Biomarkers we
can also measure the effectiveness of antiaging programs.
What Biomarkers are used?
Medical tests called Biomarkers include functional
and cellular level tests. Functional level tests include:
visual accommodation, auditory response, and memory
succession. We do a Cellular level tests may include
skin biopsies and biochemical tests for hormone and
cholesterol levels , and DNA for damage to hereditary
What is wellness?
Wellness is the holistic or total body, mind, spirit
approach to optimising health. Anti-aging incorporates
wellness but also goes beyond it to incorporate specific
high-tech procedures and treatments.
What is anti-aging medicine?
Anti-aging is a recognized medical subspecialty. Anti
aging medicine goes beyond the boundaries of conventional
medicine; the first board certification exam for anti-aging
physicians only took place in 1997.
Can you reverse the aging process?
Yes, in some areas. Studies using Human Growth Hormone
were shown to restore muscle loss, increase skin thickness,
reduce total body fat and improve bone density. Other
studies using anti aging medicine saw specific improvements
in skin tightness and moisture, mental speed and clarity,
enhanced sexual function, elevated mood and energy levels,
improved aerobic capacity, greater immune function,
and increased wound healing capacity.
Are Anti Aging supplements approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration?
All drugs used in anti aging are approved by the FDA.
Supplements don't undergo the same approval process
as prescription drugs but are regulated by the FDA.
Some countries do not permit the import of HGH.
When should one begin anti aging treatments?
The sooner you begin, the more benefits you derive
from an improved quality of life. Anti aging is not
just for those over 50. Many informed 20 and 20 year
olds are insuring a healthier future with known anti
aging supplements such as glyconutrients.
How many years can you extend a persons life with
It depends upon the patient's motivation, how early
in life that you start treatment, and how compliant
the person is. A reasonable expectation for someone
who begins a rigorous program in their mid 30s could
be an extra 10 to 20 years or more.
What anti-aging supplements are generally used?
At the base level, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals
are supplemented with a balanced nutritional multi-vitamin,
mineral and anti-oxidant complex. In more complex regimes,
HGH and glyconutrients are used.
Can I be on an anti aging supplements when I have
a medical condition?
Like anything with the body – always consult
a qualified physician.
Where can I get Anti Aging Supplements?
Basic vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can be purchased
at a health food store. HGH and glycol-nutrients are
available online. Care should be taken, regardless of
your chosen source to ensure that the products are high
quality. The quality determines how much and how well
the substance is absorbed by the body. Products on this
site have been sourced to meet our quality criteria
in these areas.
What foods should I eat on an anti aging program?
The diet we recommend is high in vegetable protein,
fish and white-meat chicken. Red meat can be supplemented
once a week or once a fortnight if iron levels drop,
but generally, it produces more strain on the liver
to digest it, diverting precious processing from anti-oxidizing
What are cognitive enhancers?
Techniques to improve your mental acumen. Some involve
natural herbs like ginko. Meditation is also an effective
How long should I be on an anti aging program?
Anti aging is a lifetime program. Whilst you may be
tempted to reduce your intake of supplements when you
feel the benefits have been achieved, remember you only
feel that good because you ARE taking them. Also, many
supplements are preventative, so you may not see any
particular results from taking them.
What is involved in hormone replacement therapy?
Hormones are chemical messengers that control bodily
functions. Aging depletes the body's hormonal levels.
We measure a persons level of hormones and prescribe
balanced hormone replacement to restore hormone levels
to where they were in the persons early 30s. In many
cases, this can be done naturally with secretogogues,
which release the hormones already made by the body.
Where can I get glyconutrients?
The main supplier of high quality glyconutrients is
Mannatech. These are obtainable online or phone order.
See our Suppliers List for local contacts.
What results should I expect?
In most cases, an increase in energy is the most noticed
immediate result. It normally takes four to six months
for DNA to regenerate in the body, so any other changes
cannot be expected before this time.
How much does an AntiAging Program cost?
This depends upon how far you wish to go with the
program. A good complex supplement may only cost $25
a month. I also take HGH and glyconutrients, my total
monthly spend is more like $250 - $300 a month. It’s
a personal choice. I prefer to pay this amount in prevention,
rather than in life insurance policies.
Are the treatments covered by insurance?
Insurers are geared more toward treatment of disease
than preventive medicine. However, Physician consultation,
and some of the labs may be covered by insurance.
What role does the persons primary care physician
We are a consultant to the primary care provider.
We're here to augment their practice.