Cells get old too. Humans and every other living thing are essential bundles of cells. When our cells age, we age.
Aging is essentially a change in the structure of our cells. Cells reproduce at a fantastic rate. However, eventually, they produce slower and start to deteriorate. Our skin becomes less elastic. Our hair loses its pigment. Cuts take longer to heal, and we need more time to overcome injuries.
Aging and the scientific fight against the aging process have become a focus of a lot of effort in the scientific research community as of late. Experts understand now, better than ever, why we age and what causes aging in our cells. Now, their focus is shifting toward slowing or even reversing the process. Let’s look at cell aging, why it happens, and what’s ahead in the future.
Why Cells Age
We learn from a young age that cells are the building blocks of life. Cells, to build things, reproduce and divide. This requires energy, though, and at some point, the cells start to get older, and their processes start to fail. The damage becomes more serious, and the cells eventually die. That’s fine as long as your body reproduces cells at a nice clip. However, when reproduction slows, that’s when the effects of aging start to show.
Things like smoking, a poor diet, lack of sleep, long-term UV ray exposure, and other external factors trigger aging. There are things you can do to slow aging, like staying out of the sun and maintaining a healthy body weight, but nothing stops it quite yet.
Things You Can Do to Slow Cell Aging
It’s impossible, at least currently, to live forever. The question we’re focused on now, though, is how we keep more of our cells alive for longer? Can we increase the quality of life we experience as we age in addition to living longer?
The good news is that the human race is already making significant progress. Life expectancy continues to increase at a good clip, thanks to medical interventions and an increased understanding of what protects cells as we get older. Here are some things you can do to slow cell aging.
Eat a healthy diet – Carrying around excess fat is terrible for your body and cells. Your body has to expend more energy to move, affecting the performance of organs in vital systems. Our bodies are complex machines, and extra weight bogs them down. Keeping a good weight and eating a healthy diet are two ways to increase the life of your cells and ensure a higher quality of life as you get older.
Exercise – Our bodies respond to stimuli. If you want to keep your cells reproducing and strong, you have to expose yourself to hardship in the form of exercise. It shocks your body and lets your cells know that they are still needed. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, you’re effectively sending that you don’t need your cells anymore.
Take supplements – Consuming the right supplements ensures that your body has the vitamins and minerals it needs for vital cell functions.
Peptides for cell division – IGF1-LR3 is a potent stimulus for cell division and proliferation. This peptide has positive effects on connective tissues in muscle and bone, promoting cell division in the liver, lungs, blood, and other vital body systems. It’s a synthetic form of insulin-like growth factor and stays in the blood for a long time to promote healthy cell function.
The FDA does not yet approve IGF1-LR3 for human use. IGF1-LR3 is still undergoing more research to determine future medical possibilities.
Avoid harmful substances – Whether you’re taking peptides, supplements, or some other treatment, what you avoid putting into your body is just as important as what you put into it. If you want to slow cell aging, prevent things like tobacco, excessive alcohol consumption, and any other toxins. Even eating a lot of sugar is harmful to your cells and may cause them to age more quickly.