For hundreds and thousands of years, humans have sought to uncover the fountain of youth. Aging, undeniably, comes with many challenges, leading anti-aging to become a hot topic.
So, let’s explore the concept of aging a bit further. How do we define aging? What exactly causes aging? Can you prevent it? Or better yet, can you reverse the aging process? How?
What is “Aging”?
The Britannica Dictionary defines “aging” as, “progressive physiological changes in an organism that lead to senescence (old age) or a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.”
In less scientific terms, “aging” frequently means the body’s wear and tear is occurring faster than it’s able to replace and repair. This results in wrinkles, inflammation, reduced or slowed function, and age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, diabetes, dementia, cataracts, and more.
What Causes Aging?
The concept of aging is associated with many different theories. For example, some experts believe the body and its systems are designed to decline eventually. This may mean that some genes turn off or on as time goes on, changes in hormones happen over time, or the immune system naturally declines. Furthermore, it’s thought that inflammation and mutation accumulate as we age, causing illness and disease.
Other theories involve the abovementioned concept where the body can’t replace and repair cells fast enough. It’s also been suggested that as time goes on, the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, shorten, leading to aging and disease.
Most realistically, aging is likely a combination of all of the above factors. So, what can you do about it?
How to Prevent Aging
Strategies involved in preventing aging relate to adhering to a healthy lifestyle. Ideally, you want to increase your health span, which means you don’t only live a long life, but you live a long and healthy life.
You can slow down the aging process by:
- Wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid alcohol
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet (Aim to include many different colors on your plate as this ensures you get a variety of nutrients.)
- Exercise and move your body every day
- Reduce toxins in your life (which are found in cleaning products, hygiene products, and more. This is why there’s been a big move to use “all-natural” products.)
- Moisturize your skin each day
- Reduce the stress in your life
- Maintain a healthy weight (Excess weight can increase wear and tear of your joints, as well as increase your risk of various age-related diseases.)
- Prioritize your sleep (Most adults require 7-9 hours of sleep per night.)
Is It Possible to Reverse Aging?
Unfortunately, you can’t reverse aging. Yet, as aforementioned, you can slow it down and avoid age-related diseases, allowing you to age gracefully with a healthy and mobile body.
At the same time, there is hope in this area! Early research shows that it is possible to reverse aging in animal (and some human) cells. Yet, there’s much more to be done in this area of study before any kind of product or service is available to the general public.
Furthermore, research on Uthever (NMN) has proven that NMN can boost NAD+ levels, which directly increase energy in the cell and lengthen telomeres of aging cells. In turn, this can prevent aging (and maybe slightly reverse it!).
And for now, prevention is the best medicine. Ensuring you’re getting all the nutrients and compounds your body needs is a great start. For instance, Life Nutrition’s NMN18000+, Women’s Everyday Complete, Men's Everyday Complete, Liver Detox, Heart Strong, and Prostate Power supplements can ensure your body obtains the tools it needs to slow down the aging process and thwart age-related diseases.
The truth is that we all will age at some point. However, living a healthy lifestyle has been shown to drastically reduce the rate of aging. Take care of your body and mind in the best way possible—and you’ll lead a healthy, fulfilling, and long life.