THE METABOLIC INSTITUTE – AGE MANAGEMENT
Everyone ages… it’s the only disease that everyone suffers and dies from. But how well do you want to age? How soon and to what extent do you want to experience the signs of aging? Wouldn’t it be nice to live your “golden years” without disease and infirmity that are so commonly seen in our population.
Thwarting aging is like prevention of any disease process. By looking at the metabolic imbalances associated with the aging process, one can delay and actually “enjoy the ride”. It is predicted that over the next 25+ years, our culture will learn more about medical interventions that affect the aging process. And, people undergoing such therapies will keep looking, feeling and acting younger as one grows chronologically older.
The inability to properly digest and assimilate nutrients from your diet can lead to nutrient deficiencies, which is an all too common problem in our population. The Standard American diet lacks quality nutrients and can lead to an unhealthy digestive system setting the stage for rapid aging. Even a healthy diet is no guarantee that the nutrients will be properly absorbed.
The use of intravenous therapies delivers quality nutrients directly into your bloodstream, thereby bypassing a possible gastro-intestinal tract which may be malfunctioning. IV therapy treatments boost the antioxidants, vitamin and mineral levels in your body much more effectively than oral supplementation.
At The Metabolic Institute, we offer a variety of IV cocktails, each designed to restore specific nutrients which help prevent the aging process, repair cellular damage and imbalance and recover your body’s youthful vitality.
- IV Meyer’s Cocktail
- IV Vitamin C
- IV Glutathione
- IV Therapy for Detoxification
- IV Therapy for Migraines
- IV Therapy for Immune Enhancement
- IV Therapy for Athletes
- Energy-boosting injections for weight loss and vigor
A consistent, healthy lifestyle is the key to slowing the aging process and maintaining a youthful mind and body. An unhealthy diet, lack of a regular physical activity program, chronic stress, and poor sleeping patterns can all contribute to:
- Premature aging
- Weight gain—especially abdominal fat
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Mood disorders
- Digestive problems
- Skin disorders
- Chronic illness
A nutrient-dense diet which is high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, phytochemicals, essential fatty acids, and fiber is essential for longevity. Consistent restorative sleep, daily exercise and healthy stress management techniques are also necessary for retaining youth and slowing the aging process.
Our focus at The Metabolic Institute is to naturally restore your own body’s ability to heal and retain a youthful function and appearance. Our use of pharmaceutical-grade supplements supports this. The use of quality supplementation supports the maintenance of good function and correction of metabolic imbalances. The alternative, as used in traditional medicine, is to wait until the imbalances become so profound that a disease develops and prescription drugs are used to rectify the problem.
Supplements are prescribed on an individualized basis dependent upon metabolic imbalances determined through laboratory testing. Our quality supplements are free from common allergens such as gluten, dairy, soy, etc.
There are many theories as to why a human body ages. One could say that aging is the gradual decline in function observed over time. Humans experience this age-related decline at a cellular, organ level and whole body level. Memory loss, loss of muscle strength and mass, apathy and depression are signs and symptoms of the aging process. Understanding cellular aging will:
- Unlock some of the mysteries of “healthy” aging
- Help us understand and prevent certain age-related conditions
- Provide us clues with how the aging process can be slowed or even reversed.
One of the theories on cellular aging is the shortening of telomeres.
‘Resetting’ the biological clock
Telomeres are DNA sequences that act as protective caps at the ends of chromosomes. Much like the plastic cap at the end of a shoe lace protects the lace from unraveling. Each time a cell divides the telomeres get shortened to the point where they are no longer able to protect the integrity of the DNA chain. This ultimately leads to premature cell death. Telomerase is an enzyme that facilitates telomere regeneration, but it is lacking in our body’s cells. What it does, in essence, is stop or reset the cell’s biological clock.
We are now able to test telomere length and if deficient, there are therapies available that facilitate telomere regeneration.