Glycation: What it is and Why it is important?
“Death by Chocolate” is not just a marketing tactic. Too much sugar intake can cause Glycation in the body, which ultimately could kill you. Reducing your intake of foods with a high glycemic index can greatly increase your bodies ability to utilize anit-aging products and natural healing, such as a good diet.
How Does Glycation Occur?
Glycation is a process whereby a sugar molecule binds very firmly to a protein molecule. This makes a sticky honey-like substance that circulates in your system and sticks to various large things such as collagen, elastin, hemoglobin, immunoglobulins, enzymes, and virtually everything. This is like putting sugar in your gas tank. It gums everything up, and it will stop both your car and your body.
Diabetics have lots of the glycation molecules, called Advanced Glycation End Products (prophetically AGEs), and most will die from small blood vessel diseases. Examples are heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, and anything affected with hardening of the arteries. Cataracts are another example, but don’t kill you.
Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Too much of that sweet stuff harms your your elastin fibers, which makes everything sag. This degrades important body tissues. It must be dramatically reduced if anit-aging is to occur.
Since glycation is a bond between sugar and protein, the first logical thing you can do is limit your intake of simple carbohydrates. Stay away from white poisons, like desserts, bread, white potatoes, white rice, pasta, and certain sweet fruits. Foods that elevate your blood sugar can easily be found on the Internet & Social Media Sites like Pinterest. Not only can you reverse the signs of aging, but you will lose weight and gain more energy.
In addition, rapidly cooked foods can cause a raise in blood sugar. Fried foods are probably the worst, and anything cooked at over 250ᴼ F causes glycation. Slow cooking, steaming, simmering and stewing to prepare food are best. When possible, raw is best and have high anti-aging properties.
Maintinating a proper diet is the best way to achieve anti-aging. There are some supplements that are helpful in reducing this. The best known is a combination of two peptides called Carnosine. This can be taken by mouth in a 500 mg capsule, and is known to slow the process significantly.
Supplements and Skin Care to Reduce Glycation
Another supplement is Benfotiamine. Carnosine has been added to an eye drop solution called Bright Eyes and has been demonstrated to slow cataracts and in one study even reverse cataract. If this is true, Carnosine is actually a bond breaker and should be a very effective anti-glycation agent.
With all of the above in mind, and with me on a soap box about glycation for two decades, Carnosine was added to New Youth Skin Treatment System many years ago, which explains why wrinkles are reduced as well as some sagging with the use of New Youth.
The Visia Computerized photo system is used to assess and prove the effectiveness of our New Youth Cosmeceuticals products compared with other products relating to wrinkles, age spots, pore size, and UV damage.
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