The Fountain of Youth – since ancient times, humanity has been searching for the answer: how do we stop (or reverse) the aging process? From the time we are born, we are growing constantly and getting older.
Aging is a rather mysterious process – and no definitive cause has been found – it seems to be a collection of factors within the body working together. One thing we do know is that aging has strong genetic factors. This explains how some cultures seem to age relatively well compared to others.
Although we may not realize it, on a cellular level, oxidization occurs and ultimately leads to aging. Most scientists will agree that free radicals often injure cells and lead to aging skin. The chemical process behind aging can be likened to browning a cake in the oven – on a cellular level the ‘browning’ happens between glucose and proteins which causes damage in our genes.