Polyphenols: The Fountain of Youth
We’re all searching for it. It’s about as easy to come across as finding Atlantis, but it doesn’t stop us from trying.
We are constantly trying to fight the inevitable.
That dreadful disease we all fear… aging!
Okay, so it isn’t an actual disease, but we have a tendency to act like it is — especially in the western world.
We see a gray hair, a wrinkle, forget where we placed our car keys and have a mental breakdown.
If only you could avoid it.
Too bad your genes say otherwise!
All the women in your family got crows feet and gray hairs by the time they turned 34.
That may not be the case, though. You might have more say in it than you realize.
You might be able to fight the signs of aging just by changing the way you eat.
Polyphenols are the new fountain of youth and we, at Atrantil, are here to prove it!
The Gut-Brain-Skin Axis and the Skin Microbiome
If you or your teen have suffered from acne, you’ll know that one of the first questions the doctor asks you is about diet.
How much greasy food, how much junk food, how much healthy food, and how much water is consumed on a daily basis.
This is because your gut modifies your skin through the microbiome.
Short-chain fatty acids(SCFA) from the gut microbiome are sent to the skin to regulate the skin microbiome.
The skin microbiome is composed of trillions of bacteria, fungi, arthropods, and viruses — just like the one in your gut.
Not only are similar bacterial byproducts found on the skin, but studies have been done to prove that probiotics and prebiotics modulate not only intestinal microbiota but skin microbiota as well.
Those who suffer from intestinal issues also tend to suffer from skin disorders.
Leaky gut is a common cause of tons of health issues because the intestinal barrier has been compromised, allowing bacteria to escape your gut microbiome.
When these bacteria are running throughout your body, the immune response is triggered causing a rush of antibodies and other disease-fighting cells to get into action.
This is good if you get sick.
However, if you aren’t sick and you’re just eating unhealthy foods it causes your body to suffer.
Constant inflammation from these cells creates pain, discomfort, and ultimately disease.
These systemic reactions also lead to those common issues associated with aging: forgetfulness and wrinkles.
Polyphenols are found in every part of a plant: seeds, roots, skins, pulp.
You name it and there are more than likely polyphenols there.
Polyphenols can be broken down into many groups but the four main groups include:
- Phenolic acids
The main groups are then broken down into subgroups, but to save some time we will just use these four.
Polyphenols tend to have antioxidant properties which is what makes them the key to the fountain of youth.
The natural metabolic processes your body goes through create free radicals.
Free radicals are a reactive oxygen species (ROS) meaning that if their levels get to be too high they can cause damage throughout the body.
Antioxidants help to keep your body in check by scavenging the free radicals before they get too out of hand.
Western lifestyles that are sedentary, full of non-nutritional foods, and exposed to external toxins can create more of these free radicals than our bodies can handle.
Eating polyphenols increases the antioxidant levels so they can balance out the free radicals.
High levels of ROS have been linked to:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Some cancers
What is Aging?
Influences of aging are normally split into two categories:
- Intrinsic (within your body)
- Extrinsic (the outside of your body).
It’s important to include this fact since polyphenols have been found to help both types of aging.
Internally, your body suffers from the following with age:
- Hormone balance
- Metabolism regulation
- Fighting genetics
Externally, your body is affected by:
- UV radiation
Polyphenols help to fight all of the problems your body will come up against in the war of aging.
Polyphenols Rewind the Age Clock
Just like intrinsic and extrinsic things affect your aging processes, using polyphenols both of these ways can help.
Polyphenols slow down aging by:
- Protecting neurological and heart function
- Scavenging free radicals through antioxidant properties
- Reducing inflammation throughout the body
Plants can be used for the polyphenolic capabilities externally and internally to fight aging symptoms.
Many face creams and lotions contain different plant parts and extracts for their polyphenol and vitamin content.
Some of the best polyphenol-filled foods for anti-aging health include:
- Soy — enhances skin elasticity, maintains moisture and oils on the skin
- Tea — protection from UV damage, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, decreases signs of skin damage from the sun
- Caffeine — fights UVB radiation, fights sunburn cells, strong source of antioxidants
- Coffeeberry — skin rejuvenation, improves the appearance of wrinkles,
- Peppermint — enhanced cognitive effects, anti-inflammatory
- Curcumin — helps boost collagen fiber production (meaning healthier skin), anti-inflammatory
- Wine — boost collagen fiber production, cardioprotective and neuroprotective
- Cocoa — fight oxidative stress, enhance memory capabilities
- Berries — prevent and reverse memory issues
These are just a few of the foods high in polyphenols that can help your body fight aging.
Some other things you’ll want to make sure you have in your diet include foods high in:
- Vitamins A, C, D, and E
- Omega 3
Atrantil to Slow Down Aging
Atrantil was created as a gut health supplement. Since having a healthy gut leads to a healthier, more well-functioning body, Atrantil can be expected to help with a plethora of issues outside of the gut.
The peppermint leaf that is used in Atrantil to help calm down the inflammation in your gut doesn’t just affect your gut. It helps to calm down inflammation throughout your body as well.
The prebiotics you get from taking Atrantil help to create a healthy and strong intestinal wall to prevent intestinal permeability (leaky gut).
A strong, healthy gut can lead to a strong healthy body that can face the inevitable head-on and delay those undesirable side effects of getting older.
Take care of your gut, brain, and skin by getting your daily dose of polyphenols and prebiotics by taking Atrantil.