The Exciting Truth about Ageing
Over the past 10 years scientists have made huge steps in understanding what causes our bodies to age identifying that there are true ‘anti-ageing’ treatments.
What Happens When We Age?
As we age so too do our cells. Most of the cells we have in our bodies today were not there when we were born. New cells form constantly, that’s how our bodies grow. The cells in our body don’t grow in size but grow in number by dividing in two, a process called mitosis. Normally, the two cells that result from mitosis are identical.
In adulthood cells don’t need to divide to enable our bodies grow but they do divide to replace cells that have been damaged or have died.
However, cells can split only a certain number of times. Collagen-producing skin cells, divide about 50 times. Once a cell has reached this point it eventually dies (Apoptosis -the process of programmed cell death).
Another major contributor to ageing is the cell damage caused by environmental factors such as smoking, stress, UV radiation, poor diet, alcohol consumption, chemical exposure etc. These all lead to oxidative stress in the body which in turn causes free radical production within the body. Free radicals are molecules with an unpaired electron making them unstable and highly reactive and when they collide with other molecules in the body they are able to damage them.
By preventing cell damage you can slow down the aging process by as much as 25% and achieve significant health benefits.
Defy Ageing with Antioxidnats
Antioxidants are chemical substances that donate an electron to the free radical and convert it to a harmless molecule and so protecting cells from the oxidative damage that leads to ageing and disease.
Studies have shown that people who live to be 100 years or older often demonstrate higher blood levels of antioxidants than much younger people.
NatuRem’s Anti-Ageing Antioxidant products include: