From the moment of birth the ageing process begins. Healthy ageing is to be embraced however our diet and lifestyle choices can increase the rate of ageing and cell deterioration making us look and feel older than intended. Vita-sol provides concentrated nutritional wholefood powders to support healthy ageing making you look and feel fabulous from the inside out.
Why do we age?
Our body is made up of cells which divide to produce new cells for tissue repair and growth. The number of times a cell can divide and replicate is not infinite.
The cell consists of chromosomes strands which contain the genetic materials that control the function of cells. These chromosomes are protected at both ends of the strand by telomeres. Similar in concept to the lace cap on the end of a shoe lace to prevent unravelling, telomeres act as buffers to protect the chromosome from damage. Each time the cell divides the telomeres shorten and offer less protection to the chromosome strand. When the chromosomes are damaged the cell stops dividing and starts to age.
How to slow down the ageing process?
Telomere shortening is likened to our biological clock ticking. Telomere length can be influenced by a number of external factors, such as:
Diet. Studies have found have found that antioxidants and fibre intake reduce the rate of telomere shortening.
Exposure to physiological stress. Chronic stress leads to the release of a hormone cortisol which increase heart rate, blood pressure and can increase cell damage through oxidative stress. Cortisol also counteracts the effect of telomerase an enzyme which lengthens the telomere.
Exercise and weight management.
Telomeres, what are they, why are they important and how does Vitelomere® help?
For more insight on Telomeres, click here to read Fiona's blog.