Being healthy is a great matter of today’s life. Although the fast growth of technologies seems to make our life less complicated our lives remain busy and full of different problems. Each day the number of duties people have to do does not decrease. The most frequent outcome of this situation is ever-present pressure that impairs our capability to work and be in contact fruitfully.

People become older not only with years but with their wellbeing decline. It is irony of our life but modern technology make people choose the quickest and the simplest ways to find way outs. What can be more convenient than to take vitamins and get some extra energy? But it’s all not as good as it seems to be. Some health products can have the negative effect.

What are the causes of untimely aging? There are numerous factors that are in fact regarded in the process, because aging is provoked by stress and not by the length of life on the planet. It can be essential to take into consideration various situations that bring to stress.

Stress can be created by external or internal factors. The external causes are the risks of life that influence upon individual – death of a close person, fear of future, money problems or even the economic situation in the country. But there is another side of a coin – person’s inner world with its emotional reaction to the stress. Fear and nervousness can trigger the stress internally and this accelerates the stress. Unfortunately, stress interferes into organism functioning, though it is not noticeable at first sight. And the consequences of stress will be noticed on your face, your organism, your health, your behavior.

In such situations all of us go to a drugstore, either on the internet or just the one next to our home, and purchase something. But it’s possible to eliminate the negative influence of stress and escape aging if we select some anti-aging product stimulating the hormone production.

The human growth hormone is thought to be a cure for the person’s energy stability. More than a few scientific studies have been carried out to learn that the HGH is vital for the development of both children and grown-ups. All experiments proved that amount of the hormone is interconnected with the stage of aging. The human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and the older one gets, the less hormone is generated, and the clearer the signs of aging turn out to be. The research also revealed the certain effect of the human growth hormone on stress related conditions and signs due to its relaxing, peace-making and energy enhancing qualities.

The human growth hormone secretion can be increased in different ways. Prior to now this was completed by means of transplantation of a dead person’s pituitary glands or by means of injections. Being too costly and too complicated donors’ pituitary glands are not appropriate for everyone. Anyway, injection of the human growth hormone typically can’t give youthfulness which is the most desirable aim for many people. These days another technology appeared and it is possible to control the aging process in a more effective way without unnecessary complications via anti-aging products like human growth hormone releasers.

According to FDA, unlike injections of artificial human growth hormone, HGH releasers encourage your body to generate more of its own HGH using a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients, amino acids, and peptides. Find out more about HGH supplements in HGH Forum.

Healthy Heart: Food Tips

December 22, 2010

Making healthy food choices is one of many lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk for getting heart disease—the No. 1 killer in the United States. The Nutrition Facts found on most foods and health claims allowed on some foods can help you choose wisely.

To help ward off heart disease, choose foods with

  • less fat
  • less sodium (salt)
  • less cholesterol
  • fewer calories
  • more fiber

“Making better food choices for your health doesn’t mean you will need to exclude favorite foods,”

says Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., director of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements.

“You can use one of the most valuable tools people have—the food label—to make dietary trade-offs. For example, if you eat a food that is high in saturated fat, you can make other choices during the day that are low in saturated fat to keep your total daily intake in balance by using the part of the food label called Nutrition Facts.”

People concerned about their blood pressure who want to limit how much salt (sodium) they eat may be faced with five different types of tomato soup on the shelf, says Schneeman. You can compare the sodium content of each product by looking at Nutrition Facts to choose the one with the lowest sodium content.

Some food products carry health claims—statements that the product may help reduce the risk of developing a certain disease or condition. FDA authorizes some health claims based on “significant scientific agreement,” which means that the claim is supported by strong, scientific evidence based on studies in people and that the claim is unlikely to be reversed by new studies. Only foods that meet the criteria for a claim are allowed to carry the claim on their labels.

Here are claims related to heart disease that you may see on some foods:

  • While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease.
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors.
  • Soluble fiber from foods such as [name of food], as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Magic Power Coffee” is not the only erectile dysfunction treatment sold online. Men looking for “dietary supplements” to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) or enhance sexual health should know: some of these products may contain prescription drugs or other undisclosed ingredients that can be harmful!

“The number of these problematic products available on the Internet appears to be increasing,”

– says Michael Levy, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Division of New Drugs and Labeling Compliance.

Many consumers perceive these products as completely safe because they are often sold with labeling, suggesting that they are all-natural alternatives to prescription drug products that have been approved by FDA for treating ED.

But these products may be laced with potentially hazardous ingredients that aren’t noted on the label.

People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease are often prescribed drugs containing nitrates, and men with these conditions commonly suffer from ED, Hirsch says. “Those are factors that doctors consider when prescribing approved ED treatments.”

Consumers should not use an instant coffee being sold online as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The product, Magic Power Coffee, contains a potentially dangerous ingredient. The product is sold in a two-serving box as well as in a carton that contains six two-serving boxes.

FDA’s lab analysis determined that Magic Power Coffee contains a chemical similar to the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction. The chemical may interact with prescription drugs known as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.

Although Magic Power Coffee is labeled as an “all natural dietary supplement,” it can cause serious harm. Sexual enhancement products that claim to work as well as prescription products are likely to expose consumers to unpredictable risks and the potential for injury or even death.

Advices:

  • Stop using Magic Power Coffee immediately.
  • If you have experienced any bad side effects from Magic Power Coffee or any sexual enhancement products, talk to a health care professional.

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages, or CABs, are alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine as an additive and are packaged in combined form.

Alcoholic beverages to which caffeine has been added as a separate ingredient have raised health concerns at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as in other federal, state, and local agencies.

A Troubling Mix

According to data and expert opinion, caffeine can mask sensory cues that people may rely on to determine how intoxicated they are. This means that individuals drinking these beverages may consume more alcohol—and become more intoxicated—than they realize.  At the same time, caffeine does not change blood alcohol content levels, and thus does not reduce the risk of harms associated with drinking alcohol.

Studies suggest that drinking caffeine and alcohol together may lead to hazardous and life-threatening behaviors.  For example, serious concerns are raised about whether the combination of alcohol and caffeine is associated with an increased risk of alcohol-related consequences, including alcohol poisoning, sexual assault, and riding with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol.

Malt versions of premixed alcoholic beverages come in containers holding between 12 and 32 liquid ounces. Some may also contain stimulant ingredients in addition to caffeine.  Their advertised alcohol-by-volume value is as high as 12 percent, compared to standard beer’s usual value of 4 to 5 percent.

These alcoholic beverages are available in many states in convenience stores and other outlets. They often come in large, boldly colored cans comparable in size to “tall” cans of beer—or in containers resembling regular beer bottles.