|WHERE IS THE ENEMY?|
|Biochemists have isolated a type of molecule in our bodies which is related to the skin damage associated with both aging and disease. These agents of destruction are called 'Free Radicals', unstable molecules which steal electrons from healthy cells and set off` chain reactions of cell damage.|
|HOW IS THE SKIN DAMAGE CAUSED?|
|Free radicals cause widespread damage throughout the body. Their effects on the skin are particularly visible. All the cells of the skin are sealed in protective membranes containing lipids (fats) that protect the inner cell and allow for proper formation of elastin and collagen, the tissues that give skin its softness, flexibility and resiliency. Free radicals, especially lipid peroxides, damage this protective cell membrane and destroy the skin's elastin and collagen resulting in sagging, wrinkling and age spots.
Overproduction of free radicals occurs when the body is subjected to stress from sources such as environmental pollutants, processed food, radiation. trauma, disease and the pressures of life in the modern world. These factors soon translate to damage skin and premature aging.
|DOES NATURE PROVIDE A DEFENSE?|
|Nature equips the healthy young body to defend itself against free radicals. This natural defense is in the form of antioxidant enzymes, particularly Glutathione Peroxidase, which effectively stops the attack of 'lipid peroxides'. If the body's supply of Glutathione Peroxidase never faded, its protective function theoretically could last indefinitely, and youthful skin would be ours for a lifetime.
The problem is that our body's natural supply of antioxidant enzymes including Glutathione Peroxidase declines as we age. These vital protectors of healthy skin cannot keep pace with the free radicals that result from the stresses of living in a 20th century environment.
The solution can be found in some very beneficial developments by Biotec Foods. Here we have developed IsoSproutPlex™. A highly concentrated blend of 'Live' whole food sprouts which are enzyme rich and have been shown to enhance the body's own production of Glutathione Peroxidase and other beneficial antioxidant enzymes.