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So, what are the underlying causes of aging and cardiovascular disease as our years progress? Currently, researchers believe the process can be traced to four tiny things that can have a huge impact on our bodies and aging.
1 | OUR CHROMOSOMES
The ends of our chromosomes — twisted strands of our DNA — are protected by small sections called telomeres. Think of the telomeres as the plastic tips on our shoelaces that protect the laces from fraying. As time goes by, the sections shorten, leaving the chromosomes more vulnerable and putting us at greater risk of age-related diseases.
2 | OUR MITOCHONDRIA
Known as the "powerhouse" of the cell, mitochondria provide the critical energy our cells need to do their jobs. We have over 100 trillion cells and each cell can have up to 200 little energy motors called mitochondria. They eventually stop functioning properly (as occurs with age) and can be linked to numerous health and age-related problems. They include dementia, cardiovascular disease, stroke, autoimmune diseases, and even tumors.
3 | OUR STEM CELLS
The remarkable thing about stem cells is their ability to transform into any type of specialized cell in the body, from nerve cells to liver cells to muscle cells. This function is important because we need stem cells to replenish the cells in our tissues and organs that constantly need replacing. However, when our stem cells lose the ability to replenish themselves (replacement should take place every 90 days), our tissues and organs begin to show signs of aging.
4 | OUR ADAMA DESTRUCTIVE DNA MOLECULE
ADMA interferes with L-arginine in the production of Nitric Oxide, a key chemical involved in normal endothelial function and, by extension, cardiovascular health. ADMA is a pro-atherogenic molecule which causes plaque buildup in the arteries. The name ADMA comes from Asymmetric Dimethylarginine. Patrick Vallance and his London co-workers first noted the interference role for asymmetric Dimethylarginine in the early 1990s. Today biochemical and clinical research continues into the role of ADMA which is the major cause of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, erectile dysfunction and certain forms of kidney disease.
The Conditions Listed Below are the Results of the ADMA Molecule:
Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation
Superoxide Radical Elaboration
Nitric Oxide (NO) to the Rescue
While it's easy to feel we're powerless to do anything about the inner workings of our bodies at such a miniscule level, there are things we can do to help and promote healthy functions. Most people know that nutrition, rest, and exercise all play roles in promoting health and reducing the risk of age-related illnesses. But few are aware that we have another resource to help us age gracefully: Nitric Oxide.
The ADMA destructive molecule in your cardiovascular system is neutralized by Nitric Oxide; however, the formula of Arginine is most important. The ratio of Arginine to Citrulline is the secret to sustained production of Nitric Oxide, and that knowledge took 20 years of research. You must have Nitric Oxide in your system 24-7 in order for it to be effective.
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