Ageing is a term used to denote that ones youthful look is fleeting. Unfortunately, an unavoidable process however there are ways you can extend that youthful look, slow down the ageing process and possibly increase your lifespan of a healthier, robust living and reverse your biological age.
For centuries people, especially females, were trying to find that “magical formula for the fountain of youth” or the miracle formula that would let them be forever young.
The ageing process is a natural process, the process that guarantees that all living matter has a shelf life and there are stages to this thus It cannot be stopped but can be postponed.
BIOLOGICAL AGE VS. CHRONOLOGICAL AGE
Biological age does not always equal chronological age.
Chronological age is the age based on your date of birth, it is number of years the person was alive where the biological age is how fast our body is ageing. How fast do we age is actually dependant on us, on our lifestyle.
The are many factors which contribute to ageing and some we have control over and some we do not. The factors which speed up ageing are free radicals.
Free radicals are what make us look and feel older. They are the toxic by-products of oxygen metabolism that can cause significant damage to living cells and tissues in process called oxidative stress.
Free radicals which speed up ageing are:
• excessive consumption of alcohol,
• environmental pollution,
• UV exposure,
• photo ageing,
• processed food.
The more factors applicable to us increase the probabilities that we will age faster .
If we can minimize free radicals, we can slow down the ageing process.
Ageing process is actually a deficiency disease, which begins normally after the age of 25 and keeps peaking up as we get older thru time.
EFFECTS OF AGEING
When you age, the skin becomes dry, thin and eventually sag. The loss of its elasticity and firmness and the slower process of new cell production makes the skin not have that youthful presence.The fine lines and wrinkles that start to appear with hair greying and loss are all the signals of the ravages of time. Our immune system are less effective to fight infections and sicknesses as we once could.
There are no magic potion which would let you stop ageing. There are food and supplements available along with a healthy lifestyle and diet that will allow you to slow down the ageing process .
If you take care of yourself by limiting the presence of free radicals, you can actually find yourself as a 50-year-old according to the chronological age with a 35-year-old biological age. On the opposite, if you don’t take care, eat processed food, drink excessively and smoke you can be 35-year-old with a 50-year-old biological age.
As free radicals are main cause of ageing, the factors which slow down ageing are called antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and help limit their production and protect cells from damage. They are like an independent militia, protecting body from the attack of deadly substances.
Supplying the right antioxidants that are present in foods can fight free radicals and at the same time slow down ageing and can reverse your biological age.
What is very important is that we can retard ageing and in many case even reverse it.
The antioxidants has an ability to repair cells gets and weaken free radicals harmful behaviour.
HOW TO SLOW DOWN AGEING?
There is no one miracle vitamin, mineral or antioxidant. Studies shown that antioxidants work better together than separately. It is like an army of soldiers. Even the best soldier won’t win a fight if he is alone but a set of troops definitively makes a difference.
In Collagem there are many anti-oxidants in high doses so together they will fight free radicals and help you reverse your biological age. There are vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, Alpha lipoic acid, Coenzyme Q10. There are also micronutrients which support antioxidant formation which are: grape seed extract and selenium. Alpha lipoic acid together with vitamin C is also responsible for creation of glutathione, which is a power house antioxidant created by our body.