Saturday, April 13, 2013

Skin Health, How Important Is It!

In the many processes of aging, one of the biggest misunderstandings about healthy skin is that we tend to work only in one area to fix a skin issue. This tunnel vision toward healthy skin distorts the simple answers available and makes the whole process of understanding skin health very complex.
To start with, your skin covers your whole body externally and surprisingly more importantly internally. Yes there is as much skin and more internally, so with that in mind to get to the issues of skin health we must look at a holistic approach to aging and cell mutations due to DNA damage and gene expression.
First let's take the first steps and look at a big issue: we do not take care of our internal skin. Our GI tract, our gut and bowels are areas that we can't see so why worry about it? Most people don't even know how to look after these areas. We are prescribed drugs to cure the problem after it has occurred. Wouldn't it be better to prevent your internal skin from getting problems?
The answer is: of course! We should use preventative programs that support and protect these important areas.
As for topical skin, scientists reveal that after 30 years of age the body starts reducing collagen production at the rate of 1.5% per year. When you are 40 years old, your body has lost 15% of collagen, and when you are 50 your body has already lost 30% of collagen and so on. Much like our supply of stem cells from our bone marrow, these types of reductions occur, causing dysfunction presenting itself as aging.
As you get older, age sets in by cellular malfunction and your skin becomes older and wrinkled, tissue becomes weak and the aging process is accelerated. The good news is that now we can participate in developed preventative plans which repair and renews skin, including gene expression and the like. By supplying the body with building blocks on a daily basis, collagen production may also improve, reducing the visible signs of skin damage and aging.
Research has demonstrated that the triple helix collagen chain is composed of the amino acids proline, lysine, glycine and vitamin C. Along with other bio-actives available in some skin treatments, may activate the body's own mechanisms to continue producing collagen. Also these amino acids are available in high peptide quality Colostrum; these bio actives can support nutritional values at a cellular level.
It goes a whole lot further than skin cells and cellular nutrition.
Our body needs the right signals to do continual repair work. Key organs must work synergistically to support the body and distribute important building blocks that supply energy, remove cellular waste, report attacks by viruses and respond with adequate defences. This important balance of bio-actives and nutrients can support the body to help reduce the aging process.
The new knowledge available through carefully selected and thoroughly researched papers show the elements that make and give life-oxygen, glucose, lipids, protein, trace metals. Proteins in particular tend to undergo destructive changes as we age due largely to oxidation and interactions with sugars or aldehydes. These interrelated protein modifications include oxidation, carbonylation, cross-linking, glycation and advanced glycation endproduct (AGE) formation.
Just see your body as a work in progress and understand the many facets to (AGE) as we know it. The basic building blocks or the lack of them will show up internally or externally as skin health.

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