Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Boosting Memory and Mental Clarity Without Risky Drugs

Boosting Memory and Mental Clarity Without Risky Drugs

In a survey released recently by Nature, Britain’s top science journal, it was revealed that as many as 20 per cent of British and American scientists admit to taking prescription drugs to boost their brain power, and enhance concentration, memory and cognitive performance.

Most of these scientists admitted to taking “smart drugs” such as Ritalin and Modafinil in spite of the fact that more than half of them reported such side effects as headaches, jitteriness, anxiety and sleeplessness.

According to AFP News, “The overwhelming majority of these med-taking brainiacs said they indulged in order to ‘improve concentration,’ and 60 percent said they did so on a daily or weekly basis. Almost 70 percent of the scientists surveyed said they would be willing to risk continued mild side effects by taking cognitive-enhancing drugs in order to boost their brain power.”


I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at these findings. But frankly, I am surprised that these scientists apparently don’t understand three crucial facts:

Fact #1: These drugs are basically metabolic stimulants in a similar class to methamphetamines. They work by squeezing the adrenals to release more adrenaline. Therefore, over time they will exhaust the adrenal glands, resulting in higher and higher dosages of the drugs needing to be taken in order to achieve the same level of cognitive (and metabolic) stimulation. That’s the very definition of addiction.

Fact #2: The side effects of these drugs go far beyond the mere “headaches, jitteriness, anxiety and sleeplessness” reported by the scientists using them. Indeed, those side effects are just for starters. Over time, you can add kidney and liver damage to the list, muscle cramping, adrenal exhaustion, pituitary insufficiency, mitochondrial exhaustion, metabolic burn-out and much more. Many people I know who have used these drugs for prolonged periods of time frequently became hyper-agitated to the point of rage, and soon became physically unhealthy as well, since the excessive stimulation tends to deplete their bodies of necessary vitamins, minerals, nutrients and hormones.

Fact #3: There is a safe, completely natural solution to memory loss and impaired cognition – a nutritional supplement that provides all of the brain-boosting, memory-enhancing and cognitive performance advantages of these so-called “smart drugs,” without triggering excessive release of adrenaline…without damaging the body’s glands and organs…without depleting the body of crucial nutrients and hormones… indeed, with absolutely none of the potentially serious long-term side effects of the drugs.

Vinpocetine – the All-Natural Memory Nutrient from Europe

This supplement is called Vinpocetine, and it is widely known for its astonishing ability to boost brain power, enhance concentration and retention, and sharpen mental focus and performance without any significant negative side effects.

Here’s a brief overview of this powerful natural substance, and why it works even better than the so-called “smart drugs” to keep your brain operating at peak performance no matter what your age…

Vinpocetine is an unusually potent memory booster that has been used successfully as a prescription memory drug in Europe for over a quarter of a century, for everything from mild memory loss to Alzheimer’s disease. But much to the chagrin of the FDA, it can now be sold in the U.S. as a dietary supplement because it is made from all-natural sources (Periwinkle plant) and has no serious prescription “drug” side effects.

According to James South, M.A., “Vinpocetine have been widely researched and used clinically for over 25 years to treat disorders ranging from senile dementia to cerebral arteriosclerosis. But today, it is used by thousands of in-the-know natural health advocates for its powerful memory-boosting and cognitive enhancement benefits.”

How Vinpocetine Works to BoostYour Memory and Mental Clarity

George Foss, a long-time consultant to the nutritional supplement industry, and former general manager of Kayser Nutrition, explains how Vinpocetine works, and why it has become the world’s #1 best-selling all-natural memory-boosting cognitive enhancement supplement:

“Vinpocetine dramatically boosts the metabolism, or cellular energy activity, of the brain. But unlike stimulant drugs, it does so by nourishing the brain. In fact, it increases blood flow to the brain through vasodilation, which in turn maximizes glucose and oxygen uptake by the brain’s 100 billion neurons.”

“The neurons thrive on this increased glucose and oxygen, which in turn is used to produce prodigious quantities of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is pure cellular energy. This increased production of ATP within the brain quite rapidly boosts the energy activity of the entire brain, which of course, is the supercomputer of the human body.”

“Finally, this increased energy activity triggers two crucial functions in the brain: repair and/or replacement of damaged brain cells for optimal brain function, and increased cell-to-cell communication for quicker thinking.”

In large part this is why Vinpocetine has been used so successfully by the medical community throughout Europe in the prevention and treatment of everything from simple memory loss and common senility, to more extreme cases of senile dementia, cerebral damage from strokes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Vinpocetine boosts brain energy almost immediately. And it has a very positive healing effect on damaged areas of the brain.

A Positive Mental Lift Every Time You Take It

What’s more, because Vinpocetine helps increase brain levels of ATP so dramatically and so quickly you also get a very pleasant mental lift every time you take it.

Experts say Vinpocetine boosts the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain so effectively it almost immediately results in a vastly increased ability to concentrate and focus.

In a number of medical studies it has been shown to boost mental clarity and aid in rapid recall, often in only a few hours after being taken.

In fact, in recent clinical studies, Vinpocetine has been demonstrated to:

Dramatically improve memory — in one study a whopping 62% of healthy subjects exhibited significant short-term memory improvement only one hour after taking 40 mg. of Vinpocetine!

(Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1985;28(5):567-71)

Significantly increase the length of time that short-term memory is retained – no more walking into another room to get something, and forgetting what your were looking for!

(Drug Develop Res 1988; 14:191-3)

Dramatically improve the brain’s utilization of oxygen, for greater focus, concentration and mental clarity!

(Arzneimittelforschung 1990 Jun;40(6):640-3)

Prevent damage to brain cells under hypoxic conditions, such as directly after a stroke or during drowning!

(Drug Dev. Res. 9:225- 231,1986; Life Sci. 43, 1733-39)

Improves Vision and Eyesight Disorders, Too!

What’s more, recent research has demonstrated that Vinpocetine also boosts circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the eyes, thereby improving vision and eyesight disorders. In fact, in one study, Vinpocetine improved vision in 88% of test subjects. (Arzneimittelforschung 1976;26(10a):1969-72)

Vinpocetine also aids in the delivery of oxygen-saturated blood to the inner ear, improving hearing as well as alleviating many inner-ear problems including tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo (dizziness). (AF DR 28, 1977-80)

Who Needs Risky “Smart Drugs”?

As you can see, Vinpocetine works exactly the opposite of stimulant-class prescription drugs like Ritalin and Modafinil. While Vinpocetine oxygenates, nourishes and replenishes the brain, the risky prescription drugs over the long-term tend to exhaust, deplete and even damage the body’s organs.

So what more can you say? With world-class cognitive-enhancement benefits like those described above from a safe, natural substance like Vinpocetine, who needs to use risky prescription “smart drugs”?

Who Benefits the Most From Vinpocetine?

Today, Vinpocetine is used by a broad spectrum of men and women: executives who need to juggle multiple important tasks at once without becoming mentally burned out or losing track of what they’re doing…speakers who need to be articulate and think quickly on their feet…athletes who need to react decisively to changing situations without becoming mentally flustered…college students who need to learn and retain large amounts of information in short periods of time…

...workers who need to impress their bosses with their ability to think quickly and act decisively…middle aged men and women who seek to preserve and maintain their cognitive skills well into their later years…older folks who want to overcome the negative effects of age-related cognitive decline…and many others.

In fact, Vinpocetine can be used by just about anyone who has noticed a decrease in memory, alertness, concentration and learning speed. It is also widely used by many people with vision or hearing problems.

If Top Scientists Need A Brain Booster, Why Not You and Me?

Don’t you find it fascinating that top scientists feel the need to boost their concentration, memory and brain power?

After all, these highly esteemed men and women are the cream of the crop – the mental elite of our nation. But if they need enhanced memory and brain-power, then how much more so do we mere mortals need it…especially those of us now approaching middle age or beyond?

So if you’re like me and you feel the need for that extra mental edge from time to time, or if you are reaching that age where you notice your cognitive abilities are slipping a bit and you want to provide your body with the nutrition it needs to get you back on top of your mental game, then you just might want to try safe, natural Vinpocetine instead of risky “smart drugs.”

You’ll be glad you made the right choice, I promise.

How to Use Vinpocetine to Maximum Mental Benefit

Most clinical trials on Vinpocetine have involved the use of 10 to 30 mg. per day. These studies have demonstrated that while lower doses of 10 to 20 mg. per day can be very helpful, in virtually every case it has been the 30 mg. per day dosage that has exerted the greatest therapeutic benefits in terms of boosting memory, concentration and mental acuity.

Therefore, it is generally recommended by experts to start with a 10 mg. per day dosage, taken once in the morning, and then work up over a period of several weeks to a total daily dosage of 30 mg., which can be taken in 10 mg. increments throughout the day.

While the beneficial effects of Vinpocetine are quite noticeable after only a few days of use (many people literally “feel the difference” the very first day), the full range of therapeutic benefits associated with Vinpocetine usage are often not derived until it has been used on a daily basis for a full 90 days.

In other words, while you’ll notice increased mental energy almost immediately, the effects get better and better over the course of 90 days as damaged areas of the brain are healed, and stronger cell-to-cell communication in the brain is established.

Where to Find Pharmaceutical-Grade Vinpocetine

One good source for this powerful, brain-boosting nutrient is a company called The Silver Edge. They supply the significantly higher-quality pharmaceutical-grade Vinpocetine, straight from Europe, instead of the inferior Chinese-produced Vinpocetine found in most health food stores today.

This is the same high-grade European Vinpocetine that has been demonstrated in clinical trials to boost memory, mental clarity and re-call by up to 62%!

So if you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss or cognitive decline to any degree, or if you just want to give yourself a nice mental lift from time to time, you owe it to yourself to try this safe, powerful nutritional supplement from
The Silver Edge.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Natural Health v/s the Orthodox Medical Community and Their Perverse Propaganda Machine

Natural Health v/s the Orthodox Medical Community and Their Perverse Propaganda Machine

The below reprinted news article, titled “Don’t Take Health Tips from Celebs if You Know What’s Good for You,” ridicules a variety of celebrities for their endorsements of natural healing techniques and healthy holistic living.

Why am I reprinting such an article? Because it is another great example of how the medical community resorts to the use of perverse propaganda techniques to try to scare the public away from natural remedies and holistic health practices.

Celebrities Love Natural Healing

You see, the medical authorities know very well that celebrity endorsements of natural health practices have been one of the driving forces behind the rise in popularity of the alternative medicine movement over the past 20 years.

Numerous celebrities, for example, have appeared on the covers of prominent natural health publications, such as Life Extension magazine or Alternative Medicine magazine (now called Natural Solutions). And not for the publicity, but to tell the world how they were able to find relief and profound levels of healing for often serious health conditions that conventional medicine had been virtually impotent against.

Indeed, celebrities such as Uma Thurman, Kelly Preston , John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Dick Van Dyke, Fran Drescher, Montel Williams, Pamela Anderson, Suzanne Somers, Richard Gere, Cindy Crawford, John F. Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah, Chuck Norris, Ed Begley, Jr., The Judds, Paul Newman, James Coburn, Catherine Zeta Jones, Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet and many others too numerous to mention have told their stories publicly, explaining how, to one degree or another, natural healing and holistic living have helped them heal illness and disease, and have overall changed their lives for the better.

Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign

So how does the orthodox medical community respond?

First, they set up and fund a bogus “independent” non-profit organization like the one described in the article below, for the purpose of defending medical orthodoxy, and discrediting natural health and holistic living.

Then they have their shills inside the organization circulate propaganda pieces like the one below – disguised as “news” articles. These blatant “hit” pieces are purposely designed to destroy public confidence in natural healing and holistic living.

In the case below, the “news” article vilifies and ridicules celebrities for their belief in natural healing, making them look ill-informed at best, and more than a little bit nutty at worst. Then the article admonishes the general public to avoid celebrity endorsements of natural health “if you know what’s good for you.”

What’s more, in addition to vilifying celebrities who recommend natural health and holistic living, the medical propagandists from the supposedly “independent” non-profit organization skillfully weave half-truths and outright lies throughout their “news” article, attempting, for example, to discredit the vaccine/autism link, or the effectiveness of detox diets.

Perhaps the most telling bit of balderdash in the article below lies in its attempt to discredit the link between excess sugar consumption and obesity. Only a rabid shill for the medical community – which is dependent on keeping people fat and sick for their livelihoods – could write such outright tripe with a straight face.

Why Is the Medical Community So Angry?

But why is the medical community so violently opposed to alternative medicine and holistic healing that they would resort to this kind of crude propaganda campaign?

It’s simple: A recent study conducted by World Health Organization has reaffirmed that almost 50% of world population has shifted or in process of shifting to alternative forms of medicines or natural methods of healing.

In other words, in circulating blatant propaganda pieces like the one below, the medical community is attempting to protect their dwindling turf. And clearly, they are willing to go to any lengths to do so. Theirs is a multi-billion dollar annual industry. And they simply don’t like the idea that people are learning to heal themselves naturally, and to prevent illness through healthy holistic living.

The bottom line is that with half the world’s population moving toward natural healing, the orthodox medical community is seeing the proverbial handwriting on the wall. And they don’t like it one bit.

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Here then is the “news” article discussed above. While this particular version of the article appeared in the Times Online (i.e., the British version of the New York Times) it has been reprinted by major news agencies across Europe and throughout North America under a variety of headlines. And in every case the essence of the article is exactly the same: don’t listen to celebrity advice about natural healing if you know what’s good for you.

My advice: Don’t take advice from a phony “charity” (i.e., non-profit) organization fronting for the worst elements of the orthodox medical community, if you really know what’s good for you.

-- S. Spencer Jones

Don’t take health tips from celebs if you know what’s good for you

David Rose
December 27, 2008

From Madonna’s quest to “neutralise radiation” to Tom Cruise’s dismissals of psychiatry, celebrities are seldom shy about expressing their views on health and science – even when they appear not to know what they are talking about.

A roll call of public figures such as Cruise and cooking author Delia Smith have offered bogus advice or “quackery” this year, according to scientists and doctors. The charity Sense About Science is concerned that celebrities mislead the public when they endorse theories, diets or health products while misrepresenting the science involved.

Some – such as Oprah Winfrey and Kate Moss – espouse “detox” regimes, while others, such as Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, believe (mistakenly) that the Pill can cause cancer.

Nor are politicians exempt from lending credence to health myths. The US President-elect is among several American public figures who continue to suggest that the MMR vaccination is a potential cause of autism, despite an overwhelming weight of scientific evidence to the contrary.

Stars often make nonsense of science

Bestselling author Delia Smith’s suggestion that obesity is caused by sugar addiction is another of the assertions under scrutiny. In March, the cookery writer and broadcaster told The Times: “That’s what causes obesity. It’s addiction. You need to have six weeks without sugar or sweetener . . . After six weeks, everything will taste sweet . . . because you will have got your palate back to what nature created. We could cure the nation if we cut down sugar addiction.”

Lisa Miles, of the British Nutrition Foundation, counters: “Delia, you’ll never get rid of sugar from the diet, nor would you want to, as you consume sugars naturally in foods such as fruit and milk, which provide us with important nutrients . . . the causes of obesity are much more complex.”

Demi Moore, the actress, surprises the experts with her use of “highly trained medical leeches” to “detoxify” her blood.

Kate Moss, the model, is reported to be on a strict “detox” diet of fruit and vegetables at a health spa in Thailand. But nutritionists note that such regimes exclude important food groups such as protein.

Moss’s friend Stella McCartney, the designer, was criticised last year for saying that a chemical found in skin creams was also found in antifreeze. Gary Moss, a pharmacologist, said that the chemical, propylene glycol, was versatile and its use in cosmetics was not “scary”, as claimed.

Both Mr Obama and his rival for the presidency, John McCain, responded to stories about vaccines by highlighting the rise in diagnoses in children of autism.

Mr Obama told a campaign rally in April: “We’ve seen a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it’s connected to the vaccines. This person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it.” In February Mr McCain had remarked on the rise in autism cases, saying that there was “strong evidence that indicates it’s got to do with a preservative in vaccines”.

The suggestion that the MMR jab is linked to the developmental disorder dates back to a study of 12 children published in The Lancet in 1997. The research, led by Andrew Wakefield, a gastroenterologist at the Royal Free Hospital, has since been discredited. Yet fears about the vaccine – for measles, mumps and rubella – have resulted in many parents refusing to have their children inoculated, and there has been a resurgence of measles.

Dr Wakefield and colleagues have been appearing before the General Medical Council on charges of serious professional misconduct, relating to their original study, which they deny.

Studies in several countries involving millions of children have shown no correlation between MMR and autism rates.

Michael Fitzpatrick, author of MMR: What Parents Need to Know, said that Mr Obama and Mr McCain were correct in noting a rise in cases of autism. “However, authoritative studies confirm that the apparent rise is attributable to increased public and professional awareness of the condition and to widening definitions of autistic spectrum disorders,” he said. “Though the causes of autism remain obscure, exhaustive researches have failed to substantiate any link to vaccines or any preservatives in it.”

The Sense About Science initiative is an update of a leaflet encouraging celebrities to avoid making claims until they have checked the facts. While there has been “considerable improvement” in the way British celebrities approach medicine, the charity says its files are still too full of pseudo-scientific claims. “We don’t expect people to know everything about science; the problem comes when they don’t consider checking it or asking questions.”

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pregnenolone: The "Happiness" Hormone

Pregnenolone: The “Happiness” Hormone

When Oscar-winning comedic actress Goldie Hawn was asked recently in a Vanity Faire interview, “When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?” she replied with a single word: “Happy.”

Most of us can relate to that simple, honest childhood desire for happiness. Unfortunately, as we grow older, a host of subtle and some not-so-subtle changes begin to take place in our bodies. And those changes can lead to a number of health challenges that can rob you of your energy, vitality, stamina, physical strength, mental acuity and yes, even your emotional well-being, i.e., your happiness.

One of the most important age-related changes for both men and women alike is the drop in your body’s levels of a simple, yet profoundly important hormone called pregnenolone. Much like DHEA, pregnenolone is a completely natural hormone manufactured in the body from cholesterol. Indeed, pregnenolone is the grand precursor from which almost all of the other steroid hormones are made, including DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, the estrogens, and cortisol. This is why it is frequently referred to as the “mother hormone.”

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO, best-selling author of the The Total Health Program:

“With both men and women alike, pregnenolone levels naturally peak during youth and begin a long, slow decline with age. By the age of 75 our bodies produce 60% less pregnenolone than the levels produced in our mid-30’s. For this reason pregnenolone is one of the biomarkers of aging. Like counting the rings of a tree, by measuring the level of pregnenolone at any given point of a person's life, it is often possible to make an educated guess as to his or her age."

Indeed, many cutting edge physicians and scientists now believe that raising your body’s levels of pregnenolone to more youthful levels is a crucial step in the prevention of premature aging. “If you’re feeling older than your days,” says well-known biologist and author Jim South, M.A., “then pregnenolone may be just what you need.”

‘The Happiness Hormone'

Pregnenolone has also been widely reported to make people feel happier. In fact, its well-known mood-heightening qualities are almost legendary. As Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD states in his wonderful little book, Pregnenolone: Nature’s Feel-Good Hormone:

"I am 100 percent convinced that taking pregnenolone leads to changes in awareness and alertness. I noticed an improved visual clarity...within an hour of dosing…a mellow, steady, persistent feeling of well-being...had imperceptibly come on...Flowers seemed...brighter and prettier...my attention focused on the architecture of the homes...I started noticing the patterns of the stones, the shapes of the windows, doorways, porticos and other details...the palm trees...appeared Caribbean island-like picturesque. Everything seemed more beautiful and intriguing. I felt a sense of child wonder, that everything was okay. How special and enchanting life could be!"

Dr. William Regelson, a respected pregnenolone expert and author of The Superhormone Promise: Nature’s Antidote to Aging writes that there appears to be a direct correlation between pregnenolone levels in the human body and emotional well-being. He states, “A recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Mental Health showed that people with clinical depression have lower than normal amounts of pregnenolone in their cerebral spinal fluid (the fluid that literally bathes the brain)." In other words, as pregnenolone levels decline, your emotional well-being can also sink like a stone.

Other experts point to pregnenolone’s ability to help reduce excessively high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, as the reason it has such a profoundly positive balancing effect on the emotions. According to Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, MB ChB, MD, PhD, FRCP, MA, “Pregnenolone has been studied extensively since the 1940's…One of its most important actions is to counter damage caused by the natural stress hormone called ‘cortisol.’ Cortisol is helpful in modest amounts, but is toxic at higher levels. Pregnenolone’s ability to block excess cortisol levels may be one of the main reasons for its known memory-enhancing and mood-boosting benefits.”

Pregnenolone also appears to help people approach life’s daily challenges with a more positive mental outlook. According to the respected biologist and author Dr. Ray Peat, PhD, “When using pregnenolone, men and women alike report feeling a profound mood of resilience and an increased ability to confront challenges successfully.”

In the book, The Mood Cure, by Julia Ross, M.A., pregnenolone supplementation is highly recommended for helping overcome adrenal fatigue and reversing even the most devastating forms of exhaustion, emotional distress and depression. And in the book, Pregnenolone: A Radical New Approach to Health, Longevity, and Emotional Well-Being, author Dr. Gary Young, N.D., points out that pregnenolone enhances mental performance, facilitates learning, helps the body adapt to stress, increases one’s overall feeling of happiness and well-being, and helps induce a change of attitude in which we actually become more appreciative of life.

According to Dr. Young, pregnenolone also improves concentration, prevents mental fatigue, increases productivity, improves psychomotor performance and relieves depression. In short, restoring pregnenolone to more youthful levels in the body helps boost not only our emotional well-being, but enhances our physical and cognitive abilities as well.

Better Memory, Focus and Concentration!

Pregnenolone also operates as a powerful neurosteroid in the brain, modulating the transmission of messages from neuron to neuron, and strongly influencing learning and memory processes. In other words, it helps you think quicker, understand and retain more complex topics, and even speak with greater clarity.

In animal tests, pregnenolone has been found to be 100 times more effective for memory enhancement than any other steroid, steroid-precursor or prescription drug tested. According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Nov. 6, 1995), pregnenolone is "The most potent memory enhancer yet found."

In a recent Life Extension Foundation article titled “Enhancing Cognitive Function With Pregnenolone,” Dr. Julius G. Goepp, MD wrote:

“There is strong evidence that pregnenolone levels diminish with advancing age and that restoring these levels may help alleviate deteriorating brain function…This is borne out in research that has demonstrated pregnenolone’s ability to reduce the risk of dementia and improve memory, while also alleviating anxiety and fighting depression…Pregnenolone may play a pivotal role both in laying down memories in the first place, and then preventing their loss by directly protecting the nerve networks that store them! These complementary and versatile actions of pregnenolone are sending shock waves of interest through the scientific community because of the enormous implications for treating all sorts of age-related disorders of memory.”

Dr. Goepp also points out, “Even more remarkably, from a treatment standpoint, researchers have shown that pregnenolone increases brain levels of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter required for optimal brain function, which becomes deficient in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Acetylcholine is not only vital for thought and memory, it is also involved in controlling sleep cycles, especially the phase of sleep that is associated with memory (called paradoxical sleep or the random eye movement [REM] phase). Scientists have used this knowledge to study the effects of pregnenolone on sleep cycles and discovered that it dramatically increases memory-enhancing sleep. Together with previous findings that pregnenolone increases nerve cell growth (neurogenesis), researchers have concluded that pregnenolone can improve cognitive function in older animals by increasing acetylcholine levels, which stimulate new nerve cell growth in the brain areas most closely associated with memory and learning.”

In clinical research pregnenolone has been demonstrated to be one of the safest and least toxic substances ever tested, with dosages in the hundreds of milligrams showing no toxicity whatsoever. While much smaller doses in the 5 mg. to 20 mg. range are widely used in nutritional supplementation programs, as with all supplements you should nevertheless tell your doctor if you are taking pregnenolone.

Additionally, men diagnosed with prostate cancer (which theoretically may be worsened by increased testosterone levels) and women with breast or ovarian cancer (which theoretically may be worsened by increased estrogen levels) should check with their doctors first before taking pregnenolone. Men with high PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood levels (possible indicator for undiagnosed or future prostate cancer) should also check with their doctors first.

What’s more, because of pregnenolone’s beneficial “uplifting” effects on the brain (i.e., it increases the firing of the neurons between the synapses for quicker thinking and greater clarity), people known to suffer from epileptic seizures or who are taking an anti-seizure medication such as Dilantin, Depakote or Tegretol should only use pregnenolone with their doctor’s supervision.

Finally, people diagnosed with heart palpitations or arrhythmias should also check with their doctors first before using pregnenolone due to its lightly stimulating effects on the body’s overall metabolism.

Where to Obtain the Very Best Form of Pregnenolone…

Unlike synthetic prescription steroid hormones which can have terrifying side effects, pregnenolone is completely natural (made from an extract of the Dioscorea yam), and clinical studies have shown it to be virtually free of side effects when used as directed.

One good source of pregnenolone is The Silver EdgeHealth & Nutritionals.

They carry pregnenolone in the highly recommended 10 mg. dosage. You get 60 tablets per bottle – a two-months supply for the average person.

The tiny chewable tablets are cherry flavored, and can easily be broken in half for people who prefer to use even lower dosages. (People normally take between 5mg. and 10 mg. per day for age-related benefits. People suffering from excessive fatigue or emotional exhaustion sometimes take higher daily doses -- up to 20 mg. per day -- for the first few weeks. See bottle for further dosage instructions. Always check with your doctor first when starting any new nutritional supplement regimen.)

You can read more about pregnenolone, and order online by clicking here.

Or simply call The Silver Edge toll-free (M-F, 9am to 5pm AZ time) at 1-888-528-0559.