April 17, 2017; by Briana McDonald (Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine) The aging process is an inevitable part of all living things on earth. The masses spend billions of dollars on cosmetic and beauty products each year in hopes of reversing the aging process, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles and turning back the clock. Most products that offer these promises are actually chemically laced and do more to accelerate this process than reverse it. There are simple solutions to be found once we know at the cellular level what’s happening in our bodies to be able to correct it. You can live longer and decelerate the aging process with two simple and affordable (and natural) remedies.
The Aging Process
To understand the aging process we have to look at the important role mitochondria play in our health and well being. Mitochondria are cellular generators that produce the body’s primary source of energy called ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which provides 95% of the cellular energy that powers all living functions from muscle contractions to hormone production and everything in between. 1.
As we age, mitochondria’s functionality becomes less and less efficient which creates a ripple effect of health issues throughout the body. The less energy available to us means our organs and tissues function less efficiently. Due to the fact that the heart and brain require the most energy, mitochondrial dysfunction is the most damaging to these organs.
The high output of energy from the mitochondria make them susceptible to oxidative damage and over time the accumulation of this damage injures the DNA of the mitochondria and leads directly to metabolic disorders (such as diabetes) and degenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer’s.) The long term affect of this damage means accelerated aging and death. On a lighter note, there is a way to reverse it!! The key lies in the amazing nutrient called CoQ10.
Ancient Remedy for Modern Times
As we age, our internal production of CoQ10 (coenzyme q10) declines. When our cells are deprived of CoQ10 the result is accelerated aging. CoQ10, first discovered in 1957, has been proven to help protect against a host of illnesses. CoQ10 by itself does amazing things for the body such as:
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Enhances immune system function
- Provides energy boost
- Reduces high cholesterol levels
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Assist in treatment of cancer
- Combats gum disease
- Slows dementia progression
- Increases sperm count and mobility
- Prevents and treats migraine headaches
By itself it’s a powerhouse for protecting cells from damage but when combined with Shilajit (a rich organic substance found in the rocks of the Himalayas that forms in a part of the earth called the rhizosphere) its efficiency is dramatically increased.
Health Benefits of Shilajit
Shilajit has a number of healing properties for the body which include:
- Supports fertility
- Promotes testosterone levels
- Enhances performance
- Protects the heart
- Supports memory
- Protects against cellular damage
- High in antioxidants
- Energy boost
- Increases parasympathetic activity (the system opposite of “fight or flight” which is calming and helps our bodies to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate.) 2.
The Power of Synergy
These two nutrients are amazing all on their own, but when combined they produce dramatic health results. Studies found that the reason these two works so well together at preserving and protecting mitochondria energy function is due to the compounds such as fulvic acid and humic substances that are in CoQ10 and Shilajit that stimulate mitochondrial energy transfer which makes the extraction of energy more efficient. The humic substances also speed up this transfer of electrons further enhancing this process.
In summary, they make the entire energy production run more efficiently with fewer waste products and destructive effects which keeps mitochondria in a youthful, more potent condition that allows them to deliver cleaner energy in larger amounts with less wear and tear.
Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to a range of illnesses so knowing how to preserve and increase their functionality is the first step if you want to live longer and decelerate the aging process.
- “Shilajit Boosts CoQ10 Efficiency.” Life Extension. February 2016. Pg 25-31.