Scientists agree that ageing and age-associated diseases are the result of cellular deterioration due to destructive molecules called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that are produced in cells as our bodies process the oxygen that we breathe and our cells produce energy from it.
With more and more ROS produced in our cells it is noteworthy that our internal defences are overwhelmed and the equilibrium inside our cells is broken in favour of ROS. That is what is called OXIDATIVE STRESS, the same process that causes RUST.
In a sense, AGEING is your body’s way of RUSTING from the inside out!
Oxidative stress caused by ROS plays an important role in ageing and age-associated degenerative diseases. With these constant attacks by free radicals, it’s easy to see how the body gets worn down. So, decreasing ROS is essential to guarantee a healthy ageing process.