I think we all agree that we don’t like the word anti-aging. It makes aging sound like a disease in and of itself. It also has a warlike connotation. If we are against it then we are fighting a war on it. And, in fact, it is often referred to as such.
I don’t see it as a battle at all but rather as a natural part of a living process. Aging is perfectly natural and normal. However, premature aging is not normal nor natural. Aging in a healthy way means that you have your faculties right up until the time you pass on.
I’m all about looking great at any age and relishing in what each year brings and not focusing on the downside. Who wants to go backwards anyway? So let’s look at the magic of healthy aging and how it happens on a cellular level.
Every cell in your body contains ATP, adenosine triphosphate. ATP is the major source of energy produced by your cells. and as you age it breaks down. Aging of the skin is primarily contingent upon the intrinsic factors of damaged ATP, poor circulation and imbalanced hormones.
When your cells get more oxygen and nutrients, this greatly enhances ATP, giving cells a surge of energy and vitality. As ATP slows down and breaks down so too does your skin.
A lot of skin care products claim to work on supporting ATP. There are treatments that focus on repairing ATP and do, in fact, deliver good results. Any person interested in slowing down aging should be focused on a diet that nourishes cells and feeds ATP. There are numerous ingredients that stimulate ATP both on the skin and internally. Rather than go through the list, I just want to mention one of the most critical ingredients both to ATP and to keeping your body alive and your skin youthful. That ingredient is nitric oxide. If you haven’t heard about it, I urge you to research it. Given there are well over 160,000 articles and studies on this miracle molecule you won’t have a hard time finding information.
Nitric oxide is a gas molecule that’s produced in the lining of your arteries and is critical for good blood flow and hormone regulation. It is involved in almost every process in the body and responsible for the maintenance of your organs.
By the age of 50 skin circulation is reduced by 25% and this ages your skin pretty quickly. To make matters worse your body slows down the production of nitric oxide every year. You are at optimum levels in your early twenties. It starts to degrade pretty quickly, leaving you with about 35% of what you produced at 20 by the time you reach 50.
The key to slowing down aging of the skin is to maintain great blood flow. Blood transports a constant stream of oxygen and nutrients to your skin, keeping your skin youthful and vibrant.
The most important thing you can do for your skin is take a nitric oxide supplement if you are over 35 and start massaging your skin for five minutes every day. Get your blood flowing to help keep your skin vibrant and aid in the processing of all those great, active serums you use to slow down aging.