Aging is a complex process that varies as to how it affects different people and even different organs. Most gerontologists (people who study aging) feel that aging is due to the interaction of many lifelong influences. These influences include heredity, environment, culture, diet, exercise and leisure, past illnesses, and many other factors.
All vital organs begin to lose some function as you age during adulthood. Aging changes occur in all of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs, and these changes affect the functioning of all body systems.
Cells are the basic building blocks of tissues. All cells experience changes with aging. They become larger and are less able to divide and multiply. Among other changes, there is an increase in pigments and fatty substances inside the cell (lipids). Many cells lose their ability to function, or they begin to function abnormally.
As aging continues, waste products build up in tissue. A fatty brown pigment called lipofuscin collects in many tissues, as do other fatty substances.
Many people resign themselves to the fact that “aging sucks” and is just a part of life. However, unlike the changes of adolescence, which are predictable to within a few years, each person ages at a unique rate. Some systems begin aging as early as age 30. Other aging processes are not common until much later in life.
And to a large extent, we can control how we age through what we like to call Molecular Wellness™.
This is important because there are a lot of cells in your body busy doing a lot of chemistry.
Although there is more to it, one of the hallmarks of aging is accumulated Cellular damage that occurs at the molecular level – i.e., products of oxidative stress and glycation screwing up the machinery of your body.
Part of this damage goes towards decreasing cell membrane integrity (e.g., important for mitochondria – where energy production occurs) and improper production and function of enzymes (e.g., needed to produce the chemicals involved in energy production). The net result is that essential chemical systems can get out of balance through leakage or inadequate production of needed chemicals.
Here are 3 things you can do to assist your Molecular Wellness™ as you age.
Exercise is the initiator of good chemistries in your body particularly towards oxidative stress. It kicks off enzymes needed for cellular maintenance and protein health.
Endurance and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are the best types of exercise to your routine. These exercises keep your heart rate up and can keep your cells younger for longer.
Resistance training is also helpful in delaying negative effects of aging albeit in a different way. As you get older, your body will have decreased muscle mass. This can increase your risk for:
- impaired function
So resistance training is important for fighting these ailments related to muscle loss.
(2) Good Nutrition
Food-intake supplies the vast majority of chemicals your body needs to function. Accordingly, Proper Nutrition is clearly the foundation upon which to base any further enhancements through Supplements. In short, make sure your Nutritional Plan is in order before turning to Supplements as a solution. At ExecLevel Wellness we believe in a simple philosophy of eating real food in the right portion sizes for a balanced macronutrient profile – we can help you get started with a plan if you need help in this area.
It is important to note what to stay away from to protect cellular health and avoid speeding up the aging process, basically it’s described as the Standard American Diet:
- Refined / “added” sugar
- Advanced glycation end products (AGE) resulting from deep fried foods
We go into more details in our Facebook Live video included above.
(3) Support Your Biochemical Pathways with Supplements
However, as we age, our appetite and nutritional requirements change making supplementation helpful.
So a possible use of Supplements is to holistically fortify chemical systems, while at the same time defending against oxidative stress and other unwanted chemistries. In a way, it is approaching anti-stress and wellness at the molecular level, or better put, Molecular Wellness™.
Your body’s chemistries revolve around intertwined multi-chemical systems. Here it becomes obvious that when one system becomes depleted, your body will generally harvest the needed chemicals from a different system. This leads to the notion of using Supplements to fortify systems with a balance of chemicals.
We are 50 and 57 years old and when we looked to the supplement market for a supplement to support our biochemical systems as an active, healthy adult we couldn’t find any. As a result we decided to make our own using Randy’s 30 years of biochemistry expertise as a foundation.
Our very first product – Stoixeion – launched last year was formulated and designed to address Molecular Wellness™ as you age. The result is improved energy, focus and physical performance – whether you’re doing a workout or want to get through your day strong so you can level up to the next challenge.
We’ll give you a quick example of how one (of many) of the ingredients work in Stoixeion to help Molecular Wellness™:
Beta-alanine turns into:
- Carnosine which is one of the best defenses against chemical damage (glycation and oxidation) you can have working in your body;
- Coenzyme A necessary for energy processing in the mitochondria which lose their efficiency as we age. This helps increase your stamina and energy throughout the day.
All of the ingredients in Stoixeion provide similar benefits which are explained in the e-book you’ll receive when you place your order.
How quickly can you expect to feel a difference with Stoixeion?
Energy levels can improve in a day; chemical defense improvement takes time and consistent use. You can’t repair damage you have done in the past but you can slow them down from progressing.
There you go! Three ways you can help improve your aging process. Isn’t that empowering?
Let us know which one you want to focus on first in the comments and as always if you need help getting started please reach out to us!