The Nine Causes of Aging
What is glycation?
Glycation is the haphazard bonding of proteins or lipids with sugar to form non-functioning structures in the body called Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs).
Some AGEs are very reactive and have been implicated in diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease.
Glycation damages collagen, an essential component of healthy skin, which comprises up to one-third of the body’s proteins and has a slow turnover rate. By increasing collagen’s breakdown and reducing its regenerative ability, glycation is responsible for the wrinkling and sagging common in aging skin.
Glycation also depletes the skin of its natural moisturizer, hyaluronic acid, to cause dry skin, another characteristic of aging.
How does the body deal with Glycation?
Carnosine is a unique dipeptide that the body uses to block glycation. Carnosine levels in the body decline with age. However, using carnosine supplements is ineffective as they are broken down in the digestive tract and not absorbed.
The amino acid alanine can be used to more effectively upgrade stores of carnosine in the body. Alanine is also a powerful antioxidant, an immune system booster and an important source of energy for muscle.
In what way is Lumity’s approach to glycation unique and more effective than any other?
Lumity’s use of alanine, l-carnitine and l-cysteine to block glycation and the formation of AGEs, instead of focusing solely on undoing the damage of glycation once it has already occurred, is far more effective at protecting and maintaining healthy collagen and elastin, which ensures the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Lumity also provides the building blocks of collagen and elastin to enable the skin to regenerate and repair, thus maintaining its youthfulness through the years.
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