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Why we age

Friday 8 December 2017

Growing old is a fact of life. And there’s no mistaking it, given the increased fatigue, weakened bones, and ill health that generally accompany aging.

 

Genetic factors:

Genes are simply recipes for proteins. And proteins are the worker bees of the cell. Almost everything that gets done in a cell is done by proteins.

Not every protein needs to be made all the time in every cell though. For example, making a protein in our eyes that helps to digest our food would be useless. So our cells have ways of turning genes on and off.

Cells can also turn genes up or down depending on how much of a certain protein they need. For example, when people are in a dangerous situation, they make adrenaline. This makes the heart race, blood pressure increase, etc. These effects are dangerous if they go on for too long. So it makes sense for a person to just make adrenaline when he or she needs it.

UV rays:

Radiation energy emitted from the sun reaches the earth in the form of UV rays. Ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere provides some protection, but the breakdown of the ozone layer that has occurred over the past few decades is making us even more vulnerable to UV rays damage. Even on overcast days you’re still being exposed to UV rays — “cloud cover” offers no protective value. Two types of UV rays reach the earth, UVA and UVB. UVA rays are the rays that cause tanning as well as wrinkles and other signs of premature aging, and UVB rays cause sunburns and Skin cancer.

Lifestyle:

Behavioral and social issues that impact on health include smoking, alcohol, poor diet leading to obesity or malnutrition, lack of physical exercise, sexual behavior and problems resulting from drug taking.

Home care solutions to aging

Elastosis – clear elastosis and prepare skin to repair with RA cream

Collagen and elastin – increase healthy collagen and elastin to build strength and elasticity to give structure and reduce wrinkles with Dermaheal

Hyaluronic acid levels – Increase hyaluronic acid levels to increase hydration and environment for cells to metabolise with Hydrating HA plus

Cell number and activity – Increase new cell numbers and activity with Recharge CE

Enzymes production – Manage the skin enzymes to maintain healthy skin and keep wrinkles away with Recharge CE

 

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