Okay, friend. We've got some important questions for you. They may seem a little personal, and they're going to require you to be completely honest with yourself. Ready? As you've gotten older…
If any of that sounds familiar, you are not alone. These are all common signs of cellular aging, and while they may seem inevitable, the truth is that, in many cases, cellular aging (and these outward signs) can be traced back to something you likely learned about back in your middle and high-school biology classes: your mitochondria.
Just to jog your memory, mitochondria are known as the “power plants” of all living things, including us. That is, they are the components of our cells responsible for providing energy in the form of a molecule called ATP. In fact, the mitochondria produce about 95% of the body's energy.
To put it into perspective, it's estimated that there are over 30 TRILLION cells in the human body, and each cell may contain hundreds of mitochondria, which are especially prevalent in the brain, heart, and muscles. Both mitochondrial number and function are critical, and in the absence of a dense network of efficient mitochondria, our ability to live, breathe, move, be energetic, and live life to the fullest is severely compromised.
Here's another way to think about it, according to Dr. Alvin Danenberg, “Just as a flashlight requires fresh and strong batteries to shine its light brightly, so do our cells require healthy and peak-performing mitochondria to create the energy for our cells to do their jobs efficiently.”
The truth is the traditional view of mitochondria as “power plants” (while accurate) is incomplete. In fact, mitochondrial health and function may very well be the "missing link" or so-called “fountain of youth.” On the other hand, mitochondrial dysfunction is tightly linked to cellular aging and nearly every age-related health complaint—including those outward signs of cellular aging you may be noticing.
Naturally, you may be wondering…what causes cellular aging and mitochondrial dysfunction? Better yet, what should you look for in an anti-aging supplement to combat cellular aging and help boost mitochondria health?
These are important questions scientists are intensely investigating, and research is beginning to unravel the mystery of cellular aging and mitochondrial dysfunction, which appears to arise from:
Say what?!? Exactly…Since that may sound a bit like a foreign language, allow us to translate. Going back to our “power plant” metaphor, what this means is that mitochondrial dysfunction results from:
With that in mind, you may be wondering…are there factors that accelerate cellular aging and compromise mitochondrial health? Better yet, is there anything you can do to combat cellular aging? Is it possible for an anti-aging supplement to support mitochondrial health? The answer is a resounding YES.
First, let's address some of those factors that seem to accelerate cellular aging and mitochondrial dysfunction:
Although this is not an exhaustive list, you likely get the point. There are many lifestyle and environmental factors, which are sometimes referred to as gerontogens, that accelerate cellular aging and compromise mitochondrial function. Believe it or not, there is a common denominator between the age-accelerating gerontogens listed above and mitochondrial dysfunction: excessive oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress, which has long been thought to play a central role in cellular aging (which is called cellular senescence) and the aging of various tissues of the body (like the skin, for example), is defined as “a disturbance in the balance between the production of reactive oxygen species (i.e., free radicals) and antioxidant defenses.”
Hint, hint…one of the most important things you can look for in an anti-aging supplement that supports mitochondrial health is antioxidants to support the body's own defense networks to fight aging from the inside-out.
When it comes to choosing an anti-aging supplement, you want unparalleled antioxidant and mitochondrial support. With Ageless Body, that is precisely the name of the game. In CoQ10, CurcuWIN® turmeric extract, Sensoril® Ashwagandha, Setria® glutathione, and vitamin C, you have a strong cast of antioxidants on your side to combat cellular aging and support mitochondria health and function.†
Curcumin is a figurative two-headed antioxidant monster, so to speak, as it not only fights free radicals and oxidative stress directly, it activates the "master regulator of antioxidant response"—nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2 (Nrf2), in case you're interested. Plus, curcumin defends against mitochondrial toxins and promotes mitochondrial biogenesis, which is science-speak for increasing the size and number of mitochondria. Ageless Body anti-aging supplement features CurcuWIN® enhanced turmeric extract, which offers significantly greater absorption and longer lasting action than ordinary curcumin.†
No anti-aging supplement should be without glutathione, which is often referred to as the body's “master antioxidant” as it helps protect the cells in the body from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins. But glutathione is not just any antioxidant. Also known as the “key survival antioxidant,” it has emerged as the main line of defense for the maintenance and repair of mitochondria. Setria® Glutathione increases the body's levels of this master antioxidant, which is vital to fight oxidative stress, support healthy immune function, promote detoxification, and more.†
Ashwagandha, which is prized for its rejuvenating and energizing effects, not only supports mitochondrial function, it also helps increase stress resilience and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Ageless Body anti-aging supplement features Sensoril® Ashwagandha extract, which supports healthy energy levels, helps revitalize the body, promotes stress management, supports restful sleep, and helps boost wellbeing.†
In addition to being an all-star antioxidant, CoQ10 is a key component of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. You can think of it as the “foreman” of the “assembly line,” and along those lines, CoQ10 (which gets depleted with age, by the way) is vital for cellular energy production.† Like glutathione, CoQ10 is an anti-aging supplement staple.
Finally, Vitamin C, one of the most widely recognized antioxidants, also supports mitochondria health. Vitamin C also helps protect against skin photoaging and promotes skin and joint health by supporting the body's production of collagen.†
We truly believe Ageless Body sets the bar when it comes to mitochondria support and anti-aging supplements, and we're confident you'll agree!
Ageless Body is an advanced anti-aging supplement formulated to combat cellular aging and spark energy levels.† With its cast of 5 antioxidant powerhouses, Ageless Body offers advanced support for your mitochondria, the body's energy factories, or power plants. Here are the key ingredients in Ageless Body that make this a one-of-a-kind anti-aging supplement: