September 5, 2016 - Wellness magazine: As the saying goes: ‘You are never too old to become younger.’ Ponder for a moment on this good news.
This is the message of the wellness company DNA-Shift. Its founder, a conventional medical doctor, has found this to be possible by recently completing a 60-mile cycle tour. This is something he used to do 30 years ago, before marriage, children and demanding work schedules took up his time. During those busy years, such a distance on a bicycle was unthinkable. When his beloved wife passed away due to ovarian cancer at the age of 55 years, he realized that the same genes run in his children. That is where the journey started as to what could be done to prevent negative gene expression in his children.
As another saying goes: ‘Our genes load our guns, but our environment pulls the trigger.’
We do not have to sit and wait for the same bad things to happen to us as those that have happened to our parents and grandparents. Even if adult-onset Type 2 diabetes, hardening of arteries that leads to strokes and myocardial infarction, Alzheimer’s, certain cancers and many other degenerative diseases run in the family, we can control our environmental factors and prevent the ‘trigger’ from being pulled.
It has been said: ‘Strive to live to be a hundred while still feeling like fifty.’ This is where ‘anti-aging’ comes in.
We do not want to age or ‘rust’ or ‘oxidize’ quicker than is necessary. Investing in our health during our youth may pay well in our later years. It is postulated in the subject of ‘epigenetics’ that we may even pass on better genes to our offspring by living more healthily. There are many options which enable us to ‘healthify’ our lifestyles. Some of these include exercising, sleep, stress management, healthy eating habits and supplementation. Take your gut bacteria as an example. Are you aware that there are about 300-500 different species of gut bacteria in our intestines? The total number of bacteria in our guts outnumbers cells in our bodies by approximately ten times. These good bacteria are constantly put under pressure by a number of factors, such as chlorinated water, processed foods and preservatives, pesticides on our fruits and vegetables, stressful lives and antibiotics. This can lead to disastrous effects because these ‘good bacteria’ in the gut influence our immune system, our gut and brain health, but if overpopulated can even cause inflammation.
The upside is that with this knowledge and regular supplementation we can avoid the negative factors that suppress our good bacteria. This includes naturally made probiotics that can be found in kefir as well as quality probiotic supplements. Probiotics are a recommended addition to your anti-aging routine, and should be taken along with other daily supplements such as vitamins, Omega-3 Fish Oil and/or Krill Oil.
To suit each individual’s appetite for their own anti-aging program, DNA-Shift is introducing various anti-aging supplements on the market. The company’s name DNA-Shift, suggests ‘shifting’ our DNA to where it was intended to be. DNA-Shift’s range includes a Probiotic 50 billion CFU supplement, with 11 strains of good gut bacteria and a prebiotic to feed the probiotic ‘good’ bacteria as they pass through the digestive system. In a probiotic supplement, a broad spectrum of different probiotic bacterial strains and a high CFU (Colony forming unit) count is precisely what you should look for. Apart from gut health, probiotics are known for additional brain health benefits. Specific strains in the Probiotic 50 formula have been proven by clinical studies to support mental health. This can be of exceptional interest for those dealing with conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s and brain fog. Further benefits of these strains relate to intestinal health, conditions such as ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’, IBS, indigestion, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, antibiotic-induced diarrhea and irregularity. Probiotic strains support one’s immune system, and may reduce allergies and improve dermatitis, psoriasis, and inflammation. Other benefits of the supplement include healthy metabolic syndrome, reduced central obesity, reduced diabetes, healthy cholesterol levels and others such as weight management.
The company also launched an ultra-high daily dosage 1500mg Turmeric Curcumin supplement, formulated with natural turmeric powder, curcumin extract, and BioPerine® black pepper extract for enhanced absorption.
Turmeric/curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and for relieving joint pain. It has been scientifically proven to aid anti-aging in the brain, improve cardiovascular health and numerous other conditions. These include degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, anti-allergy properties as well as skin and eye health.
Coenzyme Q10, more commonly known, as CoQ10 is also one of DNA-Shift’s recommended anti-aging supplements to be taken regularly. DNA-Shift offers a 200mg capsule of CoQ10, making it a potent formula to aid with blood pressure spikes, and to replenish natural CoQ10 levels which lower with age and tend to be reduced by statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Studies have shown CoQ10 to fight free radicals, enhance immunity, aid brain function (alertness, stress, and migraine prevention), increase cellular energy production to enhance stamina and endurance, healthy weight management, reduce inflammation, skin health, and enhance fertility in men, along with many other anti-aging benefits for your biological clock.
These supplements may be taken on a routine daily basis to help promote a happier healthier YOU!