The Nine Causes of Ageing
What is DNA Damage?
DNA carries all the instructions necessary for a cell to function correctly. Any damage to DNA is usually repaired on an ongoing basis. However, if damage is left unaddressed, it can impair the way information is relayed and interpreted and cause dysfunctions within the cell. DNA damage can block certain functions and actually accelerate the death of a cell. DNA damage that is left unrepaired but does not kill a cell, can result in mutations when the cell divides, that is, the error is now present on both DNA strands.
How does the body deal with DNA Damage?
DNA damage can be recognised by enzymes in the cell and repaired by copying the relevant undamaged sequence from the complementary DNA strand. Mutations in which neither strand of DNA contains the correct template for repair are no longer recognised as errors and, therefore, will not be repaired by the body. If the mutation impairs the survival of the cell then the effects of the damage are self-limiting. However, if the mutation does not impair the cell’s ability to survive and replicate, the multiplication of mutant cells, especially in frequently-dividing cells, can give rise to cancer. In contrast, DNA damage and mutations in infrequently-dividing cells is a prominent cause of ageing and age-related conditions.
In what way is Lumity’s approach unique and more effective than any other?
Protecting and repairing DNA leads to the expression of youth and efficiency over ageing and decline, by ensuring the correct functioning of cells.
Antioxidants are essential for protecting DNA from free radical damage. L-cysteine’s unrivalled ability to replenish the intracellular glutathione supply and mitigate oxidative damage provides powerful protection against DNA damage.
Proteins found in human cells called sirtuins protect DNA and prevent the activation of certain genetic switches that trigger decline and death in the cell. Turmeric and omega-3 fatty acids are sirtuin-activators that switch on healthy genes making normal cells more resilient to disease and degeneration.