Ageing News: Spirulina Can Slow And Reverse Signs Of Ageing
Ageing, the external symptoms of advancing years, is generally considered to be a fact of life, with most people dreading that first grey hair, first wrinkle and so on. Here is how and why Spirulina can slow, stop and even reverse the signs of ageing.
Cosmetics and vanity is a multi-billion Dollar industry, particularly for products claiming to hide the external appearance of tissue degenerative ageing, with everyone wishing to look younger, more attractive and more appealing, especially to the opposite gender.
Age and age related appearance is an obsession of humanity, with children being proud of their age, quoting it in months or fractions of a year, with everyone counting annual "birthdays", almost expecting to see the external signs of ageing that go with it, from losing hair for men, greying hair, weight gain, and finally the wrinkles and sagging skin. But this preoccupation with the ageing is not only unhealthy, it becomes a reality.
It is becoming increasingly accepted that the mind has a considerable influence over the body in every possible way, physical experience following thought and expectations, but so too does diet - the food we eat.
The outward appearance of ageing is due to free radical scavenging of the skin and organs to to oxidation which is entirely preventable - ageing is a choice - not an inevitability.
The primary cause of free radical oxidation is diet and lifestyle, with the modern diet, especially the so called "western diet" being nutritionally deficient and lacking in the components required to slow the external ageing process, such as anti-oxidants, commonly found in fresh vegetables such as carrots. The other fact is lifestyle where lack of exercise and over-exposure to Sun, as well as exposure to toxins in the environment and foods.
It is a well known fact that people who eat a raw vegan diet of fresh organic fruits and vegetables appear to show signs of ageing at a considerably slower rate than the population as a whole, often looking as much as 20 or 30 years younger than chronological age. This is due to the overall balanced nutrients, vitamins and minerals in the diet, but in particular the presence of anti-oxidants.
While there is no substitute for a healthy balanced diet, used in sufficient amounts as part of the daily diet or as a supplement, Spirulina offers profound benefits against ageing due to free radical oxidation, notably by being extremely rich in anti-oxidants.
One of the most powerful groups of anti-oxidants found in Spirulina are the "carotenoids" which includes beta-carotene - a very powerful anti-oxidant found in carrots, but Spirulina has twenty five times more. Spirulina also contains another powerful group of anti-oxidants called "xanophyls" which includes the powerful anti-oxidant "zeaxanthin".
In addition to anti-oxidants, Spirulina also includes many other valuable nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep the body healthy, including the skin and organs, and also therefore contribute greatly in staying younger looking with optimum vitality and well-being.
Spirulina is perfect at all ages to keep the body looking, feeling and behaving young, but for those of advancing years it could mean all the difference between looking old and being resigned to cosmetics and surgery, or looking, feeling and acting much younger.