The Nine Causes of Ageing
What is oxidative damage?
While oxygen is absolutely vital for life, the byproducts of its reactions are a major cause of ageing, through irreparable oxidative damage to our cells. These byproducts, such as free radicals, are highly reactive. They have a missing electron and seek to scavenge one from other molecules. In so doing, they are liable to set off dangerous and damaging chain reactions. If they affect a cell’s DNA, they can be responsible for a wide range of degenerative diseases.
How does the body deal with oxidative damage?
The body uses antioxidants to neutralise free radicals. Antioxidants transfer an electron to the free radicals, thus stabilising them ready for elimination.
Glutathione is the major antioxidant, produced in all of our cells, which neutralises free-radical attackers in a continual cycle. Our glutathione levels fall with age and scientists are beginning to link many degenerative disease states to glutathione deficiency.
In what way is LUMITY’s approach to oxidative damage unique and more effective than any other?
Most antioxidant supplements tend to offer infinitesimal quantities of as many different antioxidants as possible. Our approach has been to select the most effective antioxidants available and offer them in quantities large enough to give real results.
Lumity contains the super-effective, multi-tasking antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, coenzyme Q10, zinc and selenium, but it is l-cysteine that gives Lumity its game-changing antioxidant power.
While the best-known antioxidants can be considered as single shots against free radical attack, l-cysteine empowers and strengthens the glutathione system, the body’s heavily-armed antioxidant army, which, through its ability to recycle, is much more effective at overpowering free radical attack.
Taking glutathione supplements is not worthwhile as glutathione is broken down in digestion and not absorbed. Conversely, l-cysteine is a natural substance not found in adequate abundance in any food that, when taken as a supplement, replenishes glutathione levels in all of our cells, thus supporting glutathione’s unparalleled antioxidant action.