Scientists now believe that free radicals are causal factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis, cancer to cataracts. In fact, free radicals are a major culprit in the aging process of the skin itself.
Are you genetically predisposed to reduced skin Antioxidants Protection
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ARE YOU GENETICALLY PROTECTED AGAINST FREE RADICALS?
Research at cosmogene has shown that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to the healthy long term appearance of your skin!
Free radicals are highly reactive short lived molecules that can damage virtually any molecule in our body – including the important cellular structures found in the body’s largest organ – the skin.
When you are younger, your body makes more collagen than it loses, but after about the age of 40, collagen loss accelerates, leading to a decline in the appearance of your skin.
WHAT YOUR GENETICS HAVE TO DO WITH IT
Our genetic predispositions play a big role in determining both the speed of collagen production and breakdown/turnover.
Not all people have the same amount of these powerful free radical scavengers. A numbers of skin related genetic variations have been found to alter the production of antioxidant protecting molecules, and your Cosmogene score is a powerful indication of your body’s genetic Antioxidant abilities.
It’s not all bad news however, because our bodies have been built with a natural defence: Antioxidants. Antioxidants are your true best friends. They’re devices which stop these destructive chain reactions in our bodies.
Research at Cosmogene has shown that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to the healthy long term appearance of your skin! Antioxidants can also drastically slow some of the physical signs of aging by minimising wrinkles and preserving the skin’s natural “glow
We often hear about antioxidants being found in foods like fruits and berries, and dietary supplements like vitamin C, but the world’s most powerful antioxidant…is not in a fruit or berry, it’s found in your very own body!
Superoxide Dismutase and Glutathione peroxidise are two of the most powerful antioxidant molecules available within the human body. The higher the levels the less prone we are to the destructive effects of free radicals.
SOD2 and SOD3
There are free radicals that are created in our cells every second that can damage tissues and accelerate aging, if they are not neutralized. Through normal metabolism and UV ray damage, toxic substances called free radicals are constantly created in the skin. These substances are considered a major cause of aging skin, and they cause tissue damage in the long run, if they are not neutralized. If there are too many free radicals in the body, we refer to it as increased oxidative stress. Free radicals are harmful therefore body has certain genes like SOD2 and SOD3that protect against them. Thus, these substances are usually neutralized soon after they are produced.
This kind of free radical damage leads to the generation of even more free radicals! It’s a chain reaction that can wreck havoc in every layer of the skin – including the Hypodermis, Dermis and the particularly vulnerable epidermis. This sort of cellular destruction in any one of the skin’s layers can lead to a dull, lifeless, aged complexion. Discoloration, blotchiness, and uneven skin texture are the hallmarks!
A simple way to demonstrate free radical damage is with an apple. An apple that is exposed to the air will turn brown within a matter of minutes, this is free radical damage. Scientists now believe that free radicals are causal factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis to cancer and cataracts. In fact, free radicals are a major culprit in the aging process itself.
FREE RADICALS ARE HIGHLY REACTIVE SHORT LIVED MOLECULES THAT CAN DAMAGE VIRTUALLY ANY MOLECULE IN OUR BODY – INCLUDING THE IMPORTANT CELLULAR STRUCTURES FOUND IN THE BODY’S LARGEST ORGAN – THE SKIN.
This kind of free radical damage leads to the generation of even more free radicals. It’s a chain reaction that can wreck havoc in every layer of the skin – including the Hypodermis, Dermis and the particularly vulnerable epidermis!
GLUTATHIONE IS ONE OF THE BODY’S MOST IMPORTANT INTRACELLULAR ANTIOXIDANTS.
Glutathione plays a central role in quenching free radicals and is an important line of defense against diseases, toxins, pollutants and radiation all of which can cause damage to our skin cells.