Research shows that cells are only allowed so many cell divisions in a human life before they would have to give out. Based on their findings, scientists say that by the time you are 20 years old, most of the cells that make up your body have already used up half of their available cell divisions in their cell lifespan. That means by the time you are 40, your cells may only have 30 percent of cell divisions left. This is actually the reason behind the physical changes that go on not only inside but outside the body as you approach your years.
When your cells finally use up their naturally allotted cell divisions, the result is death. It is an inevitable occurrence and there’s not stopping it. There is, however, a way to retard it though. Recent research has found a way to give you new hope, a way to rejuvenate and extend the lifespan of cells.
What causes aging?
Much of scientific research these days are focused on finding a solution to aging. Their results point to free radicals as the main culprits. It seemed that the more free radicals you have in your body, the faster the aging process becomes.
Free radicals are harmful, unstable substances that develop after oxidation, a naturally occurring process of the body. Free radicals are not harmful in themselves. In fact, they can be beneficial. The only problem is they do not distinguish between healthy and harmful molecules so that there is a great possibility that they would also “attack” your other healthy cells, causing massive cellular damage, tissue damage, and eventually resulting in a chronic disease or disorder, such as aging.
Anti Aging Antioxidants – The Answer to Aging
In their focused attempts to find a solution to aging, scientists have finally made a breakthrough with the discovery of anti-aging antioxidants. Anti-aging antioxidants are substances whose sole function is to act on free radicals and keep them from damaging cell tissues. Anti-aging antioxidants are natural substances but our bodies cannot produce them by themselves. That is why we depend on plants for our source of anti-aging antioxidants.
Human beings are only one of a few animal species who can’t produce their own anti-aging antioxidants. We get most of our anti-aging antioxidants from the fresh fruits and vegetables that we eat. Vegetables such as cabbages, potatoes, cauliflowers, squash, and carrots are all rich in vitamins which act as anti-aging antioxidants.