The truth about ageing
Many people believe that ageing is a biological fact of life. We are born, learn, earn, retire and then expire. It is nature’s way of making room for a new generation.
But science now shows that this is not true. In fact, there is no program within our bodies that makes us age. So why do we age?
Scientifically, ageing is simply the result of a build-up of damage in our cells. This cellular damage begins from the moment we are born and accumulates throughout our lives.
Cellular damage occurs for many reasons. Just by being alive we actually damage our bodies because the working of our cellular metabolism produces harmful by-products, whilst external factors like diet, lifestyle and pollution also take their toll.
This cellular damage gradually builds up to the point where there are so many cellular defects that we begin to experience a collection of symptoms we commonly refer to as ageing.
The body is clever
It has a diverse array of maintenance systems to protect against damage or fix damage when it occurs. This is especially important when we are young, as it helps us to get to reproductive age and pass on our genes to the next generation.
The problem is that these maintenance systems require a lot of energy, so the body must balance the energy it invests in repair versus how much time we can realistically expect to live.
This means that as the years go by, the systems that protected us when we were young protect us decreasingly well as we get older.
The good news is that recent scientific discoveries show that our own youthful repair systems can be switched back on and it is this science that we are incorporating into our products at Nuchido.