Anti aging - It’s all About Antioxidants
Author: Shelley Bennetts Date Posted:23 September 2019
Fight Oxidation in Your 40s.
Turning forty is one of the most exciting times in your life. Your kids are growing up, your career is well under way and you are still looking and feeling pretty good. Right?
Right – but it’s also a time when your body starts undergoing some major changes. Slowly at first - but increasing as the years go by. It’s the time to really start looking after your body. You’ll be wanting to ensure you stay as fit, healthy and youthful as you can to make the most of the years in front of you. With more and more of us living into our nineties, at forty we aren’t even into our middle years.
What are Antioxidants?
Think of an apple when it’s cut and exposed to the air. In a short time, the oxygen causes the flesh of the fruit to ‘rust’ leaving it brown and old-looking (oxidation). If you sprinkle the exposed fruit with lemon juice, the rusting doesn’t happen, and the flesh stays white and fresh-looking. This is because lemon is an antioxidant. Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, certain foods and turmeric do the same thing in our bodies.
In this natural chemical process of oxidation, ‘free radicals’ cause damage to your cells. Oxidation causes body tissues to ‘rust’, leaving brown discolorations on the tissues. These brown spots are signs of ageing. The older you get, the more prevalent they become.
Antioxidants fight free radicals, bad guys that our bodies produce more of as we age. While your body can handle some free radicals, if too many are formed it can overwhelm your normal defence systems. An over-abundance of free radicals contributes to chronic diseases from cancer to heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease to vision loss.
Now is a good time to slow down the process of oxidation. Having a healthy diet and lifestyle is the most effective way to fight the scourges of ageing. Slow down on the drinking, get plenty of good sleep, don’t smoke, stay off the junk food and pharmaceutical medications (if you can), and limit your sun exposure. Most of all, a diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, eggs and nuts….and turmeric, which are all great sources of antioxidants, will help to keep you looking and feeling great.
Here are a few tips for staying young on the inside…. and the outside:
- Alcohol - Drinking alcohol dehydrates your system and makes you age faster by causing wrinkles, loss of collagen, elasticity, redness, and puffiness. But, it’s the amount and frequency of your drinking that really matters. Keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum.
- Diet - Consuming lots of highly processed or sugary foods can trigger chronic, low-grade inflammation at the cellular level.
On the other hand, good, wholesome fruits and vegetables, nuts, wholegrains and some meats, poultry and fish are rich sources of antioxidants.
- Sleep - Changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. However, in general, people with good health have fewer sleep problems. Research has found that people who don't sleep well show more signs of skin aging, including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced skin elasticity.
- Smoking - When you smoke, you fill the air with toxins that will ultimately settle onto your skin. These toxins are commonly referred to as free radicals. Free radicals latch onto cells and destroy them, leading to rusty, wrinkly skin.
The good news is that when you quit, your skin will immediately begin to repair itself. Your blood flow will improve, rushing oxygen and nutrients back to your cells as well as a decreasing inflammation.
- Sun exposure - UV radiation is extremely damaging to the skin. Sun exposure not only increases levels of the damaging free radicals but causes a reduction in the antioxidants that are naturally present in human skin. Avoid midday sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen.
- Stay off the pharmaceutical rollercoaster - Taking some oral medications or applying them to your skin can decrease collagen and elastin, causing the skin to become thinner and prone to broken capillaries. Others can make your skin extra sensitive to sun damage, causing premature wrinkles and pigmentation changes.
- PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid - While foods high in antioxidants are your best anti-ageing defence, a supplementary antioxidant boost can really help after trauma or illness.
Turmeric as an Antioxidant
Curcumin from turmeric, taken as a dietary supplement can help you manage oxidative and inflammatory conditions, among many other therapeutic benefits. Curcumin scavenges different forms of free radicals, making it a very efficient antioxidant.
PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid dietary supplement contains an herbal extract of the whole turmeric root, as well as pure lemon and ginger extracts and importantly, Curcumin C3 Complex, a patented, bioavailable formulation.
A relatively low dose of PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid can provide health benefits for people that don’t have diagnosed health conditions. If you’re an active person, or even just occasionally overexert yourself, you’ll have noticed that your performance, muscle soreness and recovery time are not quite as they used to be. Exercise-induced inflammation and oxidation can be helped with a dose of PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid.
Living a healthy lifestyle and eating a diet rich in antioxidants is your best chance for ageing well. Sometimes, after an injury or illness we feel particularly vulnerable and some extra support is needed. PFE Turmeric Plus Oral Liquid supplement effectively fights inflammation and oxidative stress.