Stress Doesn't Just Make You Frown, It...

Stress Doesn't Just Make You Frown, It...

Written by Erin, KAILO Nutritionist

Although we’ve always associated wrinkles with stress, stress is more than skin-deep. Stress is also a highly detrimental physiological process that damages cells and DNA. More officially known as Oxidative Stress, this process occurs when antioxidant levels in the body are too low.

Let’s first rewind and talk about what Oxidation is

Oxidation is a natural process that occurs when cells are working. Healthy, working cells produce byproducts known as free radicals, and it is these free radicals that cause damage to the body, ultimately resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. So yes, frowning may play a role but your inner workings are possibly even more influential!

Free radicals are neutralised by compounds called antioxidants.

Antioxidants are found in foods or in supplement form and work against the effects of oxidative stress to prevent damage to your DNA and cells.

 

 

What are the causes of oxidative stress?

Causes include environmental factors such as pollution; radiation and certain chemicals and pesticides; smoking; alcohol consumption; and excessive intake of highly processed foods.

What does oxidative damage/stress do to my body?

Oxidative stress causes damage to the DNA of your cells, which in turn interrupts your cells' functioning and can lead to tissue damage, inflammation, and more. With your skin being the largest organ in the human body, oxidative damage can affect skin health in ways ranging from dryness and roughness to wrinkles and impaired skin complexion.

Are there physical signs of oxidative stress?

Grey hair; wrinkles; brain fog; memory problems; fatigue; worsening eyesight; headaches; inflammation; impaired immune system (as a result of chronic inflammation).

It's vital to shift our focus toward enhancing overall health rather than solely fixating on anti-aging efforts. Aging is an inevitable and positive aspect of life; what we can strive for is longevity and a vibrant health span, the period of time we enjoy good health and vitality.

 

Lets talk solutions

Look Well is packed with a number of different antioxidants that can assist your body to prevent damage caused to your cells, keeping your cells healthy as the years go on.

Look Well includes an antioxidant blend composed of Acai Berry; Goji Berry extract; Camu Camu, and more while the SuperGreens blend is also rich in antioxidants. Alongside these antioxidants, the high-dose collagen will support the strength and integrity of your skin.

This combination will assist in helping improve not only your skin health but can also help reduce oxidative damage and improve your immune system.

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