Trace Minerals Research – Featured Brand

TraceMineralsSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

For over 40 years, Trace® Minerals Research (TMR) has been recognized worldwide as a pioneer of scientifically-based ionic trace mineral products that support healthy function, wellness and vitality. TMR is committed to the highest standard of quality that includes identity, purity, strength and composition testing of all raw materials extracted from lakes, oceans and underground deposits. Products are manufactured to exceed federal guideline regulations in compliance with FDA certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), as well as to meet all standards and guidelines for heavy metals through EPA testing of extraction sites and evaporation ponds.

Efficient and technologically advanced proprietary and accelerated solar evaporation processes allow for the extraction, harvest and concentration of high quality food grade minerals. Raw materials are tested multiple times throughout the receiving, manufacturing and bottling processes, and undergo additional third-party testing to verify safety and quality. TMR adheres to TruLabel®, a dietary supplement label registration and random-testing program of the Natural Products Association, assuring all products are accurately labeled. Additionally, all product bottles are Bisphenol A (BPA) free.

To see the line of products from Trace Mineral Research, please visit professionalsupplementcenter.com

40,000 Volts40,000 Volts!: This concentrated complex of Ionic Trace and Utah Sea Minerals™ blended in a  base of liquid potassium chloride quickly turns any beverage into an electrolyte replacement drink. Use before, during and after sports or strenuous activity to boost stamina, energy and endurance and reduce day and nighttime muscle cramping. Gluten and allergen free, Non-GMO Certified Vegan formulation.

Electro-Vita-Min...Electro-Vita-Min Daily 5: This complete, food-based daily multi provides a synergistic blend of essential vitamins, minerals, green foods, omega 3-6-9 essential fatty acids and digestive enzymes supercharged with 72 naturally occurring ionic trace minerals in support of optimum health and energy. On the market for over 25 years, this tried and true formula is gluten and allergen free and Verified Vegetarian.

KETO Electrolyte...KETO Electrolyte Drops: Ideal for those on the keto diet, this full spectrum, potent electrolyte liquid formula helps to avoid electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and muscle cramps sometimes termed the “keto flu.” Mix with juice, water or other beverage. Contains Ionic Trace Minerals, Utah Sea Minerals® and potassium chloride. No additional ingredients. Gluten free, Certified vegan formulation.

Optimal pHOptimal pH: This all natural trace mineral complex helps maintain healthy pH balance in the body in support of optimum health. Contains only highly absorbable, concentrated ionic sea minerals sourced from the Great Salt Lake. Gluten and allergen free, Non-GMO Certified Vegan formulation.

Aura Cacia® – Featured Brand

Aura CaciaSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Professional Supplement Center offers Aura Cacia®, a line of of simple and pure skin care and essential oils formulated from high quality botanical ingredients and designed to unlock nature’s ability to improve wellbeing. Since 1982, Aura Cacia® has traveled the world to source sustainable botanical ingredients, while building honest, long-term relationships with ethical and environmentally responsible small grower communities. All oils are rigorously tested for purity and quality, as well as verify that the oils are 100% pure and unadulterated. To ensure the true value of each oil, Aura Acacia® lists the botanical name, as well as the aromatherapy benefit on every bottle.

As part of their responsibility to people and the planet, Aura Cacia® created the Positive Change Project, an annual grant program that supports organizations that seek to transform the lives of women and girls worldwide.

To see more products from Aura Cacia®, please visit professionalsupplementcenter.com

Aromatherapy Mist...Aromatherapy Mist Ultrasonic Room Diffuser: The Aura Cacia Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser with automatic shutoff quietly disperses a fine, cool mist of essential oils and water. By not using heat, the natural aroma profile of essential oils is protected. The simple, modern design is suitable for home, office, studio or other environment.

Lavender Organic...Lavender Organic Essential Oil: Long established and widely utilized for its aromatic calming, relaxing and cleansing effects, this 100% pure, single origin oil provides Lavandula angustifolia, true lavender with active components recognized in French Pharmacopeia. Lavender may be infused, inhaled or added to the laundry rinse cycle to freshen clothes and linens. Certified Organic by QAI.

Deep Rosehip Organic...Deep Rosehip Organic Facial Oil: This soothing Chilean rosehip, geranium and clary sage oil blend deeply and quickly penetrates to normalize, restore and balance the skin and replace essential elements lost through normal cleansing. Dermatologist tested. 100% pure certified organic botanical oils. No synthetics, parabens or petroleum based ingredients.

Vetiver Organic...Vetiver Organic Essential Oil: Rich, exotic, complex and earthy, this certified organic deeply grounding oil is believed to anchor the spirit and stabilize emotions, while providing nurturing and supportive aromatherapy benefits to soothe  the mind and body. Vetiveria zizanioides oil is distilled from dried roots harvested on the island of Madagascar.

Energize 100% Pure...Energize 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend: This energizing blend of lemon, peppermint, rosemary and sweet orange essential oils is perfect for mornings or an anytime pick-me-up. Formulated to help restore vitality and galvanize resolve. Free of synthetic fragrances, colors and stabilizers. Purity tested.

Grounding Root...Grounding Root Chakra Balancing Organic Roll On: Originating from ancient Vedic traditions chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. Located at the base of the spine, a balanced root chakra creates a solid foundation, provides stability and creates a sense of grounding and safety. 100% organic ingredients include jojoba, bergamot, vetiver, nutmeg and patchouli essential oils. Free of synthetic fragrances, colors and stabilizers. Purity tested.

Conscious Aging

Conscious AgingJacquie Eubanks RN BSN

Can gratitude help one live longer and healthier? Research shows that gratitude is strongly associated with greater happiness, positive emotions and improved mental and physical  health. Conscious aging is recognizing and accepting the aging process as a natural part of the life cycle or learning to love growing older and eliminating what prevents us from appreciating our golden years. Truth is, we are all in the process of aging at any given moment. How we handle that realization may predict how well we age. It appears that a negative view of aging may actually speed the aging process. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, fear of memory loss can actually create memory decline. Belief that physical and mental decline is inevitable accelerates whatever decline occurs.

How old is old anyway? Certainly not middle-aged or even late middle-aged as the youngest among us might imagine, if they could even picture themselves growing older. Someone once said that old is always 15 years older than your present age. One survey found that young adults in their 20’s thought that old age began at 60; middle-agers thought it was 70; and those older than 65 thought to add another 10 years before they themselves reached old age. Many people in their 50’s say they feel at least 10 years younger than their actual age, while the healthiest people in their 60’s felt 20 years younger. In other words, as we age most people move the goalposts that represent major life stages.

As long as one remains in a healthy state, perhaps it’s true that age is just a number and you are only as old as you feel. That is not to say that we needn’t live a healthy lifestyle. Not surprisingly, grateful people are more likely to take care of their health by maintaining a healthy weight, staying active and practicing preventive medicine by getting regular health screenings. When not addressed, changes that occur with normal aging, such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar, may make one more likely to develop certain disorders. Timely addressing preventable modifiable risk factors with lifestyle adjustments or medications can potentially prevent development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions.

How we age

  • Chronological age is a person’s age in years based solely on the passage of time.
  • Biological age refers to bodily changes that occur naturally as one ages. Different from chronological age, biological age is measure of determining the state of health, which can be influenced by lifestyle factors.
  • Psychological age is based on either a negative or positive attitude towards the aging process.
  • Cellular aging is generally defined as a progressive decline in resistance to stress and gradual loss of cellular functions. Cells also have a life span and eventually reach their replication limit.
  • Metabolic aging is based on an individual’s basal metabolic rate, or the amount of energy or calories burned while at rest to keep the body functioning. Basal functions include breathing, circulation, cell production, nutrient processing, protein synthesis and more. As we age metabolism slows, affecting body composition, muscle loss and fat accumulation, which is one reason why a healthy diet and exercise are so important to long-term health.

Aging is a lifelong gradual and continual process of natural change that occurs on multiple levels. It is the combination of the impact of time on the human body, as well as the result of how well we take care of ourselves. Taking measures to compensate for changes in various physiological functions that occur during normal aging may slow the biological clock and lead to a longer and healthier lifespan.

Healthy ways to delay the aging process

Eat better: Eat more fruits and vegetables. There are thousands of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables and many have unique roles in fighting free radical and age-related cellular damage. Strive to obtain 25 to 30 grams of protein at each meal to maintain muscle mass.

Make exercise part of your daily routine: Strength training can improve metabolism and mobility by preventing muscle wasting. Aerobic exercise has many health benefits, including improved cardiovascular conditioning, lowered blood pressure, weight management and better controlled blood sugar.

Take a staycation: In our busy lives, we sometimes feel we don’t even have time to destress. Reduce chronic stress and its detrimental effects on health by taking some time each day to relax and rejuvenate. Every small effort can help to reduce stress hormone production. Try taking a short walk in nature or a warm bath before bed.

Seriously, get some sleep: The quality and quantity of sleep affects mood, energy level, concentration and overall healthy function. Chronic sleep deprivation can result in fatigue and increased appetite leading to weight gain and can negatively affect cognitive and emotional function.

Maintain a positive outlook. Negative attitudes about aging can affect both physical and cognitive health in later years. Aging consciously with a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude may help prevent both physical and cognitive decline. Remember that negative self-fulfilling prophecy? Research has shown that positive self-perceptions about the benefits of aging well can help one to stay mentally, physically and psychologically younger.

Professional Supplement Center offers these and other high quality supplements in support of overall wellness:

Sleep Balance HerbalSleep Balance Herbal by Diamond Formulations: Formulated to address occasional restless sleep, Sleep Balance Herbal provides well-researched ingredients that promote sleep onset, aid in sleep/wake cycle regulation and provide calming support for the central nervous system. Free of wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, animal and dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Non-GMO kosher formulation.

AntiOxidant FormulaAntiOxidant Formula by Pure Encapsulations®: This hypoallergenic proprietary formula  provides a broad spectrum of antioxidant nutrients in support of the body’s natural free radical defense mechanisms. Gluten free, Non-GMO formulation.

 

Stress SuppressStress Suppress by Diamond Formulations: Stress Suppress provides specific therapeutic ingredients that encourage natural stress and inflammatory responses, relieve symptoms of stress and frustration and support relaxation without drowsiness. Free of wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, animal and dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Non-GMO kosher formulation.

Green SuperFood...Green Superfood® Antioxidant Sweet Berry by Amazing Grass®: This powerful daily greens formula provides nutrient dense antioxidant super fruits, farm fresh organic greens, digestive enzymes, pre- and probiotics and fiber in support of free radical defense and overall health. Gluten free, Non-GMO, kosher, vegan formulation.

Clinical Nutrients...Clinical Nutrients™ Antioxidant by Integrative Therapeutics®: This professional formulation provides high concentrations of antioxidant vitamins, minerals and food based nutrients to protect against free radical cellular damage. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, corn, sugar, yeast, preservatives and artificial flavoring.

 

References:
Learning to Love Growing Old. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/199409/learning-love-growing-old
10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want a Longer Life. https://www.verywellhealth.com/things-to-stop-if-you-want-to-live-longer-2223866
Aging Types, Causes, and Prevention. https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-aging-2224347
Overview of Aging. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/older-people%E2%80%99s-health-issues/the-aging-body/overview-of-aging
[Aging, basal metabolic rate, and nutrition]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8361073
Positive Attitudes About Aging May Be a “Fountain of Youth.” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201601/positive-attitudes-about-aging-may-be-fountain-youth