The Nine Causes of Ageing
What is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas that lowers blood glucose by promoting its transport from the blood stream into the cells. Cells, in turn, use glucose as fuel to generate energy. Over-activation of insulin, due to the composition of our diets, makes cells progressively resistant to insulin as a form of self-protection against continual bombardment.
If glucose is not allowed into the cells then it remains in the blood stream, which prompts the production of more insulin in a vicious cycle that exacerbates the problem. It also leads to increased glycation and cellular energy decline by stifling the fuel supply to the cell.
How does the body deal with insulin resistance?
Muscle cells lose their ability to respond to insulin first and fat cells are the last to become insulin resistant, so they keep on taking in extra fuel and nutrients. Muscle cells are designed to burn fat while fat cells are designed to store it. As fat cells multiply, more insulin receptors signal to the pancreas to produce more insulin – a cycle that leads to obesity and degenerative diseases.
In what way is Lumity’s approach to insulin resistance unique and more effective than any other?
Lumity contains the most effective nutrients known to combat insulin resistance: l-carnitine and coenzyme q10 help keep glucose and insulin levels in the blood lower. Omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil increase insulin sensitivity at the cellular membrane by increasing the fluidity of the cell membrane. Obesity-associated insulin resistance, linked to the production of inflammatory signaling molecules in fat cells, can be sharply mitigated by l- cysteine through regulation of the genes.
Lumity also contains magnesium, an important muscle relaxant and a critical mineral required for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the cell. When the cell is insulin resistant, magnesium cannot be stored. Without the relaxing effects of magnesium, the muscles of the blood vessels contract, peripheral vascular circulation is compromised, leading to hypertension and further reduction of glucose and insulin delivery to the cell. Separately, without sufficient intracellular magnesium, the energy production cycle in the mitochondria is less efficient and the body experiences an energy shortage, which triggers accelerated ageing.