Forever Young – with the power of antioxidants to eternal youth?
Who does not have this dream? To be young, vital and attractive into their old age.
The knowledge about antioxidants promises that this does not have to remain just a dream. Of course, they cannot perform miracles and transform us into young, beautiful and healthy people in seconds like a fairy with a magic wand, but… the potential and their power to combat oxidative stress is considerable. And so there are definitely starting points and possibilities to get closer to the goal of “Forever Young”.
Signs of the times: our age
In order to actively counteract the ageing process, it first helps to understand what happens in our bodies as we grow older. This process is relatively simple and can be summed up quickly. The approximately 37 trillion different human cells, such as skin, intestinal, brain and muscle cells, are attacked and damaged every day by various processes. These can be, for example, sun exposure, smoking or other things such as an unbalanced diet or stress. As is often the case, our body reacts very cleverly to this and repairs the damaged cells – as far as possible. This can be seen in sunburn, which usually disappears after a few days and is replaced by fresh skin.
This process of repair, however, functions less and less well with increasing age. Not all cells can be repaired during the daily attacks and cell damage is the logical consequence in our body. Simplified, one could therefore say that age is a question of our cell status.
Telomerase – the telomeres’ fountain of youth
It is easy to understand that our telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes, i.e. the so-called hereditary fibres of our DNA – become shorter and shorter in the course of cell division and as we age. While babies still have a telomere length of 10,000 base pairs, a 60-year-old has only about half that.
The result: the telomeres become shorter and shorter, eventually sticking together and our cells age and eventually die – we then age both internally and externally. How this process can be stopped and even reversed is the subject of the so-called telomere effect, which is being researched by the molecular biologist and Nobel Prize winner Liz Blackburn, among others.
“Everybody wants to get old, but nobody wants to be”.
Actual and biological age
Knowing that age is a question of cell status, it is not surprising that some 70-year-olds have the body of a 50-year-old and 30-year-olds appear “grey” in the truest sense of the word. Especially when people are permanently exposed to a high stress level, their biological age is often higher than their real life years. It does not matter whether the stress is physical, psychological or emotional – too much stress is poison for the body. A fact that is also supported, for example, by a British study that shows that adults with many traumatic experiences in their childhood had shorter telomeres than people without these experiences. Fear, stress and trauma can therefore almost eat up telomeres.
The culprit here is the formation of so-called free radicals, which attack the human cells and thus produce the much-cited oxidative stress. And so antioxidants play a very special role, because they can protect against free radicals and the dreaded cell attack.
More about this in our article „Antioxidants – our internal rust protection“
The secret of eternal youth
Even if we all wish for it – unfortunately there is no such thing as a one-time magic potion à la Asterix. However, if you follow the following points or integrate them into your everyday life, it can have a lasting positive effect on your telomeres and your cell status:
- Stop Smoking!
Smoking is a brutal attack on the cells and therefore causes premature wear and tear of the telomeres and lasting cell damage.
- Get out of stress
Yes, we know, this is not easy at all. Especially because stress is also strongly produced from the outside and we can hardly escape it. Therefore, it is extremely important that you consciously take time out and relax. Be it through meditation, mindfulness exercises or a walk in nature. Regular deceleration through beautiful moments is worth its weight in gold.
- Long live sport
Studies show time and again: exercise is an ideal way to stay vital and young. Oxidative stress decreases and the length of the telomeres can demonstrably be extended. But please always do it moderately and without exaggerated thoughts of performance. If implemented incorrectly, the positive effect unfortunately turns into the opposite and stresses the body. Three to five times a week for 45 minutes each are perfect as a fountain of youth.
- Sleep well
Good, restful sleep is probably one of the most important recipes for staying young and vital. More than seven hours of sleep ensure a better cell status – however, the quality of sleep and thus the sleeping atmosphere also play a decisive role. Fresh air, a high-quality mattress and the avoidance of blue light from TVs, smartphones and tablets help, among other things, with the production of the important sleep hormone melatonin, which controls the day-night rhythm of the human body.
- Think Positive
Even if it is not always easy – especially in these times – to see the glass as half full and not half empty: Positive thinking, laughter and conscious enjoyment are good advisors for staying young, attractive and vital, this has been scientifically proven… and the great thing is that life is also much more fun that way.
- Active hydrogen – the ultimate antioxidant
Combined with a balanced diet, Active Hydrogen is THE way to “hunt down” free radicals and fight oxidative stress. So it is no wonder that in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley – where Dr. Patrick Flanagan discovered Active Hydrogen – there was a high proportion of 100-year-olds, even 110- and 120-year-olds among the locals. What’s more, they were also in the best of health, in excellent physical condition and capable of producing offspring well into old age.
How good, then, that our Active H® contains Active Hydrogen and that one capsule, according to its discoverer Dr. Patrick Flanagan, is equivalent to the antioxidant power of 10,000 glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Convinced? Then take advantage of the fountain of youth now! Our friendly team – consisting of therapists and alternative practitioners – will be happy to advise you about the power of antioxidants and our products such as Active H®. Call us now or use our chat.