Saturday, July 5, 2008


Dear Friend...

Beside the weight gain, increased fatigue and diminished immune system function resulting from diets high in sugar, it is now recognized by researchers that diets heavy in sugar accelerate wrinkling and premature aging.

In a process called glycation, sugar in the bloodstream attaches to proteins and form AGE’s (advanced glycation end products). As more AGE’s form they damage neighboring proteins in a chain reaction similar to dominos falling.

Collage and elastin, the two major components of the dermis layer of our skin are most susceptible to damage by AGE’s. Collage and elastin provide plumpness and firmness in our skin. AGE’s cause these two proteins to become brittle and dry speeding early wrinkling.

AGE’s also deactivate our body’s antioxidant enzymes that provide protection against sun damage. Sun damage is the #1 cause of aging skin.

Its not all bad news, however, you can reverse AGE damage through the use of retinol topical products and diet modification.

Next time I’ll list ways you can fight AGE formation and damage.


Carolyn Johnson

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