Slowing aging in mice, a history of aging in humans

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Slowing aging in mice, a history of aging in humans

For example, enclosed is a photo of my 6 antioxidant-fed mice at age 36 months. Also shown is the only surviving control mouse that ate standard lab chow. Notice the difference in appearance between the antioxidant-fed mice versus the standard lab chow-fed mouse. Given these results and many others, I am confident that new research into the causes of aging; the reversal of aging; and the enhancement of our appearance, our brains, and our bodies will help you significantly improve the quality of life for yourself and your patients. Wouldn’t you want to spend the remaining years of your life embracing again the creativity and excitement of your younger years rather than enduring the infirmities of old age? I surely would. 


A History Lesson 


The history of hormone gels, creams, and lotions is quite fascinating. For example, the history of transdermal creams goes back to ancient Rome more than two thousand years ago. In ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder described wealthy Roman women purchasing the sweat of gladiators for enhancement of their waning sex lives. 


Ancient Rome. 


Apparently, the slaves of gladiators first coated their sweating masters with olive oil because soap did not exist. Then the slaves would strip off the oil, sweat, and natural hormone mixture with thin wooden paddles. This oily lotion was preserved in fancy jars and sold to wealthy Roman matrons at high prices. The mixture was also stripped off of athletes from gymnasium, and large quantities were sold for as much as 80,000 Roman sesterces or approximately 80 dollars a jar. These matrons would enhance their waning desires by liberally applying it to their faces and other sensitive areas of the body.  Modern women today use a very similar strategy and apply testosterone and estrogen gels to their forearms. When estrogens are applied to their cheeks, the cheeks become rosy in color and their eyes become shiny in appearance---much like teens and twenty-somethings who naturally have rosy cheeks). Vasopressin and oxytocin (VasoMax & OxyMax) also work well to enhance libidos diminished by aging. 


A History of Ancient China  


The emperors, empresses, and concubines of ancient China also used hormone replacement. According to reliable historical sources, from the years 1015 AD to 1840 AD, the emperor from his imperial palace in Beijing, China would order the young men in his court to urinate in a wooden trough designated for men only. The young women of the court were told to likewise urinate in a trough for women only. Court pharmacists were ordered to collect the two types of urine and saponify (or make into soap) the urine by adding sodium hydroxide and vegetable oils. As in the case of the Roman gladiators, the liquid soaps were collected in expensive jars. Only the imperial family was allowed to apply these male and female soapy lotions to their faces and other sensitive areas for sexual and youthful enhancement. 



Compounders and Physicians from More Modern Times 


If we fast-forward to more modern times, we find that doctors ground up raw endocrine extracts, and patients applied them liberally to their faces or injected them. As early as 1889, Parisian physician Dr. Séquard first recognized some of these hormone deficiencies, and their cognitive effects. For example, he injected ground-up testis and found that quote “intellectual tasks became easier for me for some years and that I regained everything that I lost.” Then in 1908, another Parisian physician, Dr. Lavastine, also treated low functioning of the endocrine glands with ground-up endocrine extracts. Subsequently during the First World War, German-speaking Europe marketed commercial endocrine extracts such as Roche’s ‘Pituglandol.’ Pituglandol contained an unrefined glandular extract of equal amounts of both vasopressin (VasoMax) and oxytocin (OxyMax). The sublingual form was chewed and absorbed sublingually or under the tongue – much like we do today with another well known glandular extract, Armour Thyroid. Also in Europe between the years 1948 and 1987, Dr. Hans Müller in Copenhagen, Denmark cured patients of frostbite and gangrene by treating them by injecting testosterone enanthanate.