We each have a chronological age and a biological age.
While the chronological age is more familiar, as the number of years a person has lived (i.e. your passport age), our biological age reflects the health of our organs and cells, including the vitality of our skin (i.e. your appearance age).
Several factors affect the way we age biologically;
|External Factors||Genetic Factors|
|Bad nutrition, ultra violet rays, increasing toxic environments & daily stress cause a build up of Free Radicals.||The “Longevity Gene”(SIRT 1 Gene) is present in your DNA.|
|What is a Free Radical?
A Free Radical is a molecule that attacks every cell in your body (including the cells that make up your skin and the collagen structure underneath your skin) causing a chain reaction which leads to accelerated aging.
Once a cell is damaged it needs to be renewed. There is only a set amount of times your cells can renew (Hayflick Limit**). As you age this process slows down first and eventually stops leading to the appearance of fine lines.
|Can we affect the “Longevity Gene”?
New studies* suggest we can influence and enhance this gene (up regulate) which can lead to a delay in cellular aging.
* Buonocore D. et al. Resveratrol-procyanidin blend: nutraceutical and antiaging efficacy evaluated in a placebo-controlled, doublé-blind study. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 2012:5 159-165.
**The Hayflick limit: is the number of times a normal human cell population will divide until cell division stops – ~40-60 times. (Leonard Hayflick 1961).
Antioxidants to the rescue
Taking a supplement rich in essential antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like Revidox+ can strengthen the antioxidant barriers and protect the cells from oxidative damage* associated with cell ageing1.