Humans have been chasing down the Fountain of Youth for centuries.
After all, aging is a process most of us would choose to avoid!
With the onset of old age, our skin loses its elasticity, promoting the formation of wrinkles.
We also may experience loss of hearing, memory, or sight as we age. Many elderly individuals may be more susceptible to illness and infection.
Getting old may feel inevitable, but is eternal youth just a mythical concept? Is it possible to actually stop aging?
In this post, we answer this question and more! Keep reading for insight.
What Does it Mean to Age?
We all know that life has a starting and an ending point. This timeline varies from person to person, but for the most part, the average American lives for nearly eighty years.
For those of us lucky enough to live full lives, the aging process begins early on in this timeline. In fact, studies indicate that our brain starts to age at 24!
Our hearts and other important organs demonstrate signs of aging at approximately age 40.
But what does it really mean to age?
On a cellular level, the aging process has a lot to do with our cell's telomeres. These are little "caps" on the end of cellular DNA strands that protect each cell's genetic information. They are our biological “clock”.
As we age, our cells continue to divide and while doing so, the telomeres naturally get shorter. Eventually, the telomere will become so short that cell division comes to a halt and the cell dies!
Telomere shortening is the cause of many age-related diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, and COPD. It also affects your body’s ability to fight infectious diseases, as well as cancer.
Can You Slow the Aging Process?
A lot of us resist the aging process because, well, it can be unpleasant! Nobody wants to deal with wrinkles, diminished lung capacity, or reduced cognitive function.
So is it possible to slow aging?
Here at Siorai, we definitely think so!
Scientists have been exploring the correlation between shortened telomeres and the aging process for quite some time. While research is still ongoing, the enzyme telomerase has been shown to re-lengthen telomeres. It stimulates the gene for producing telomerase in every cell in the body!
In essence, this enzyme will help prevent cellular aging.
What can you do to slow down the aging process?
First, there are a number of healthy habits that can promote telomere longevity. Second, plenty of interventions exist to combat the symptoms of aging and enable you to live a healthy, youthful life.
What You Can Do to Slow Aging
These are just a few tips you can implement to slow down the aging process.
Fitness is a critical component of a healthy life, but what does it have to do with longevity? Everything!
Resistance training has age-defying benefits, and science is there to support this.
We lose muscle mass as we age, beginning as early as our twenties. Resistance training, however, is designed to get your blood pumping and muscle forming.
In fact, a 70-year-old can build muscle with resistance training in a short amount of time. Regular resistance training can also foster high energy levels and physical strength.
Aerobic exercise can help slow aging, too, so don't put away that treadmill just yet. Mitochondrial decay is associated with the aging process. Aerobic activity can promote the healthy, consistent production of mitochondria!
2. Get Plenty of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are a chemical compound that can help the body fight off all kinds of infections. Most notably, it can offset the effects of free radicals, which have long been associated with cancer.
Consuming a diet high in antioxidants can protect your brain and cells from free radical damage. Antioxidants can minimize the risk of cellular damage that shortens those telomeres!
Where can you get healthy antioxidants? Leafy greens like kale and spinach are dense with these mighty compounds.
The same goes for berries, citrus, beans, certain nuts, and some strains of potato. Even red wine may have antioxidant-like power with its high concentration of resveratrol, a compound with anti-aging properties.
3. Enjoy Healthy Sleep Cycles
Sleep is a vital ingredient of a healthy life, but it has more to do with aging than most realize. Studies indicate that as we get older, we enjoy poorer and poorer sleep.
Nonetheless, we need more sleep the older we get, and healthy sleep at that. In fact, high-quality sleep can ensure that your body has the resources it needs to form healthy, elastic skin!
Do your best to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, if not more. Cultivate healthy sleep cycles by minimizing computer screen time right before bed, limiting daily stressors, and consuming a diet low in processed sugars.
4. Reverse Cellular Aging
Yes, it is possible to enjoy youthful, elastic skin, even if you are aging! Clinically proven solutions like Siorai's miracle anti-aging products contain telomerase, a compound that reverses cellular aging.
This can encourage your skin cells to effectively behave like younger cells, promoting clear, elastic skin.
Learn more about the science behind this here.
Is it Possible to Stop Aging Altogether?
At this point, you may be wondering if it is possible to stop aging entirely. In other words, does the Fountain of Youth actually exist?
As of now, scientists have yet to come up with a means of fully eradicating the aging process. We are still human, and we are still mortal!
However, scientists have found that the main active ingredient found in Siorai’s Anti-Aging Serum has been proven to induce telomerase activation by 16% in vitro! Research into telomere length is likely to continue in the coming decades.
If you act now, you can offset the effects of aging and enjoy a healthy, full life. Fill your day with age-reversing habits, including a regular exercise routine, a diet high in antioxidants, and healthy sleep.
We also strongly recommend combatting those wrinkles with our clinically-proven age-defying serum.
Are you ready to stop aging? Begin your journey now!