Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Wellness

Products we love for healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, here are some little helpers we love!


Skin

Theraderm’s products have been in our medicine chest for some time, as we are impressed with their quality and effectiveness. Here are two we really enjoy for anti-aging. Anti-Aging Lip Complex is infused with a powerful blend of hydrating and rejuvenating ingredients that deeply nourishes, leaving lips soft, supple, and dewy. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and peptides, this complex also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.

But possibly our favorite skin discovery this season is NuPeel Natural Enzyme Peel, a gentle yet effective exfoliating peel that sloughs off dead skin cells, revealing a fresh, luminous complexion. Enriched with natural fruit enzymes and antioxidants, NuPeel improves skin texture, minimizes the appearance of pores and promotes a more even skin tone. NuPeel’s Natural Enzyme Peel is an effective, at-home alternative to expensive salon visits!

Hair

July was Hair Loss Awareness Month, but for people of al genders and ages, hair loss may be an issue faced all year, and as they years go by. LGBTQ+ folks as they age and enter menopause may want to hang onto their hair a little bit longer, and trans folks undergoing gender transition may not be prepared for how their hair growth patterns respond to hormones or testosterone. Other factors such as stress, season, and nutrition can lead to periods of hair loss. But also, your body stops producing elastin in your 20s! We were impressed with the quality of products produced by female founded and women-owned NULASTIN, which uses the new ingredient Elastaplex®.

This is the flagship ingredient featured throughout NULASTIN’s rejuvenating hair growth collection for lashes, brows and hair. NULASTIN incorporates Elastaplex®, a revolutionary DNA protein, reengineered to anchor hair follicles and nourish the elastin root system, naturally promoting an increased production rate while visibly improving the hair growth cycle. By combining this patented protein with keratin, Elastaplex® creates protects and energizes hair follicles throughout the entire growth cycle, resulting in stronger, thicker and more resilient hair. After trying the Vibrant Scalp Treatment for Hair we noticed a definite difference over a 30-day period, including new hair growth and resilience. NULASTIN®’s groundbreaking formula is ethically sourced, naturally-derived, vegan friendly, Paraben-free, as well as cruelty-free. 

Eyes

We’ve found a balanced blend of herbs, minerals and vitamins to support eye health and replenish vital nutrients lost with age! Dr. Peter D’Adamo, author of Eat Right 4 Your Type, developed Ocubright by blending together antioxidants, healing botanicals and mineral ingredients to support eye health help replenish the vital nutrients your eyes can lose as you age. Ocubright capsules include Lutein and Zeaxanthin, two ingredients that work in harmony to protect the eyes from oxidative stress. Foods containing high concentrations of luteins, such as broccoli, spinach and kale are associated with the greatest eye nutritional support.

Additionally, there is:

  • Bilberry fruit extract – The bilberry leaf and fruit contain powerful anti-oxidants to support eye health.
  • L-Taurine – A plentiful amino acid
  • Zinc – An essential trace element
  • Copper – An essential trace mineral to help maintain healthy copper levels in the body.
  • Eyebright (Euphrasia) – A naturopathic herbal has a long history of use in supporting healthy vision.

Ocubright vegetarian capsules are produced in the USA and is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) quality assured and certified product as outlined by the Natural Products Association and is suitable for all blood types.

Joints – New Treatment on the Horizon

“Roughly one in four U.S. adults have knee pain,” said John B. Smirniotopoulos, M.D., an interventional radiologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. A new treatment can offer sufferers “a chance to enjoy everyday activities and regain a higher quality of life by decreasing the pain that they experience on a daily basis.”

Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, and can significantly reduce pain, especially for adults who are 50 and older, according to new research to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting in Phoenix. This is the first time a study has examined patient demographics, prior surgical history and other clinical characteristics that may predict the level of pain reduction after treatment.

“We know this treatment has clear benefits in reducing pain and improving the ability to do everyday activities for patients,” said Kaitlin Carrato, M.D., chief resident in interventional radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. “But now that we know it’s particularly helpful for those over 50 years old, it may mean that those with chronic pain conditions, like arthritis, would benefit more from this treatment than patients suffering acute pain, such as an injury.”

The researchers are currently conducting long-term studies into this treatment that dive deeper into what other factors could predict how well the treatment will work. The same treatment is also conducted with shoulder, hips and sacroiliac joints, where the spine connects to the pelvis. Stay up to date on the availability of this treatment by visiting sirweb.org.

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