It's the inside that counts
AS men age, they rely more on their tangible possessions for
confidence. The decline in their stamina leads to feeling of dullness, or simply referred to as ageing.
To disguise the effect of ageing, many rely on cosmetic sustenance like hair dye, anti-ageing skin care, trendier clothes,
when in fact they should be focusing on the internal and managing the ageing process.
One of the primary causes of ageing is the change in hormone
production which decreases as we age. Hence, it's important to
bring these hormone levels closer to the levels found in healthy
young adults, which can be done with a combination of hormone replacement therapy and exercise.
Another threat to our health is the presence of free radicals, which are
unstable oxygen molecules that collide with other particles and tissues in
our bodies. They look for other molecules to join with to make them more stable. Some are actually
good because they help fight bacteria, inflammation and help
keep your muscles toned.
However, too many free radicals attack the healthy parts of
the body and could cause diseases. The secret to managing
these free radicals is intake of antioxidants which can help slow
down or prevent growth of cancers. These substances render
free radicals harmless by giving them an electron. Rich sources
of antioxidant vitamins and minerals are fruits, vegetables, and
Herbal remedies from Mother Nature are a long renowned
alternative. The preventive and curative strength of these herbs
have been enjoyed since the dawn of mankind.
• Suo Yang - Herba Cynomorium Songaricum
The value of Cynomorium has been revered for many centuries across many cultures. In 16th century Europe, it was known
as the Maltese mushroom, though it is not a true fungus. The
herb is used to tone the Yang (to help treat impotence and
backache), strengthen the tendons, and nourish the blood to
alleviate blood-deficiency type of constipation (which occurs
often with old age). Cynomorium is known to contain anthocyanic glycosides, triterpene saponins, and lignans.
• Ying Yang Huo - Herba Epimedium Samggittatum
Traditionally used for disorders of the kidneys, joints and
liver, Epimedium is also used as an aphrodisiac and to combat
fatigue. The herb dilates the capillaries and larger blood vessels
and stimulates the sensory nerves throughout the body. Besides
being a health tonic, Epimedium is also beneficial for anyone
suffering from high blood pressure, lower back pain, weak or
painful knees, dizziness, forgetfulness, frequent urination and
irregular menstruation. It can also be found in formulas
designed to aid in the recovery from sports injuries like fractures, tears and muscular spasms.
• Ba Ji Tian - Radix Morinda Officinalis
Many medicinal compounds are found in Morinda including
beta-sitosterol and anthraquinones. Morinda invigorates the kidneys, strengthens
tendons and bones and removes wind and dampness from the body. It is used to
help treat infertility, menstruation disorders, lower back and knee pains.