In addition to healthier lifestyle choice such as regular exercise, a wholesome diet, stress reduction techniques, reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption and smoking, consuming more antioxidants may help slow down the rate at which cells age. Cellular age is thought to be a better predictor of our health risk and lifespan.
As we age and the more “stressors” the body is subjected to – our natural antioxidant production not only declines but the body simply cannot replenish antioxidants faster than it is used up.
Research has shown that extracellular sources of glutathione – the master antioxidant – can help decrease cellular aging and make one less predisposed to premature biological aging and certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, certain cancers and metabolic disorders.
How we can help
Decrease oxidative stress
Neutralize free radicals
Slow down cellular aging
Inhibitory effect of vitamin C on intrinsic aging
Vitamin C, Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
High dietary intake of vitamin C suppresses age-related thymic atrophy and contributes to the maintenance of immune cells
Healthy ageing and depletion of intracellular glutathione influences T cell membrane thioredoxin-1 levels and cytokine secretion
Direct correlation of glutathione and ascorbate and their dependence on age and season in human lymphocytes
Loss of glutathione homeostasis associated with neuronal senescence