Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine: How Pavilion Can Help
One of the most popular areas of medicine today is anti-aging medicine, or as it is often referred to, functional medicine. Anti-aging/functional medicine attempts to keep individuals healthy and functioning regardless of their age. Most of us want to live as long as we possibly can. However, do we want to add years to our life, or life to our years? Life is an accumulation of thousands of events and decisions. The small decisions that we make every hour of every day can impact the quality of our life for years to come. As Americans, we plan for so many occurrences in life. But few of us plan for our inevitable aging.
So how do we assess how well we are aging? Many researchers are looking at the length of our telomeres, the strands at the end of chromosomes, to correlate our chronological age with our biological age. Others are looking at our genetics and the role our genes play in our aging. Still others are looking at how well our bodies function metabolically, in such areas as methylation. In fact, methylation capability is becoming one of the most recognized approaches to measuring overall health. From the brain to the cardiovascular system, from detoxification capabilities to energy production, the accessibility of methyl donor groups is essential to health and preventing premature aging. Because multiple roadblocks to healthy methylation may exist, one product be Metagenics, MethylCare™, provides active and bioavailable forms of the necessary ingredients to support the overall methylation process.
The Epigenetic clock theory of aging, also known as the Horvath Clock, consists of Epigenetic research that suggests Epigenetic biomarkers may help to address long-standing questions around why humans age, and how to slow down the aging process.
The Horvath Clock is best described as an age estimation method based on 353 epigenetic markers on the DNA. We have developed several health services and solutions that help combat the aging process and help you look and feel younger. Our approach offers ways to slow down the Horvath clock by slowing down aging and in some cases, reversing it. Learn more about our anti-aging and regenerative medicine below.
The list of supplements that can be called upon to support “anti-aging” can vary greatly depending upon the authority. But the overall goal of any anti-aging supplement is the prevention of disease and the maintenance of overall health. Preventing a medical condition is far easier than treating one. Anti-aging/functional medicine attempts to prevent underlying causes of aging, and thereby, alleviate or reduce age-related problems.
Options From Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy
Omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as Orthomega 820 by Orthomolecular, are a must for anti-aging. These fatty acids act as antiinflammatory agents in our body, thereby protecting our joints, brain, skin, respiratory tract, and intestinal tract, and help to develop proper cell wall structure.
For many individuals, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin is the most worrisome sign of aging. The oral supplement, Collagen Factors by Ortho Molecular, features a novel formula that promotes beautiful skin from within. It provides ingredients that slow down and help with the effects of aging on skin by working from the inside. Finally, the nutrient combination found in Hair, Skin and Nails provides the daily nutrients to encourage a beautiful outside by first nutritionally protecting our insides from the ravages of time.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme that exists in every cell of the human body and fuels over 400 metabolic reactions. It is a naturally occurring compound that determines how quickly our cells age.
NAD+ is vital to the biological processes that make life possible and plays a critical role in oxidative metabolism and lifespan extension. Unfortunately, human NAD+ levels naturally decline by more than 50% as individuals age. This decline leads to cellular dysfunction and the inability of the body to properly repair DNA damage. Synapsin is another option and a form of nicotinamide riboside that may help with various conditions.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy carries a vast variety of professional grade nutraceutical supplements to support the aging process. Our team of clinical compounding pharmacists can also work with your provider to custom compound many vitamins and supplements to meet your specific needs. Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy can help if you need a formulation at a unique dose, dosage form (such as a capsules, sublingual drops, topical cream etc), or made with a special filler (such as sodium bicarb, magnesium, taurine, starch, mannitol, and many other options).
Please contact Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy with any questions! Visit our service page by clicking here for more information regarding our Anti-aging and Regenerative medicine options.