Research has proven that an unhealthy lifestyle is the leading cause of obesity, faster aging and most chronic diseases. Their prevalence has increased rapidly over the last 30 years:
There’s actually no magic pill to treat them (“Even high risk patient have less than 5% chance of benefiting from a cardioprotective drug taken for 5 years”)
As of today, the best prevention strategy is by far a healthy lifestyle and diet.
A recent study (8 years, 65,000 individuals) has actually shown that consumption of more than 500g a day of fruit but mostly vegetables can reduce your risk by 42%
Carotenoids, food antioxidant pigment molecules have actually been shown to be the best biological markers to assess your fruit and vegetable intake by the US national academy of science.
This is why One X, by measuring your skin carotenoids concentration can bring you accurate and seamless biofeedback about your diet but also your antioxidant protection
But what are exactly antioxidants and oxidative stress ?
For example, did you know that high oxidized cholesterol is a 4 times greater risk factor of heart disease than simply elevated cholesterol, which is routinely measured by most doctors?
For most processes in the body, balance is critical
Too much Oxidative stress reflects an imbalance in the normal metabolic functioning of your cells, causing toxic effects through the production of too much free radicals.
Free radicals are scavenging molecules lacking one electron;
They’re constantly hunting for electrons from other molecules in your body, to “stabilize” themselves.
By doing so, they produce chain reactions of damage to cells and DNA.
We are constantly under the assault of free radicals, which accumulate over our lifetime as a byproduct of our metabolism but they are normally neutralized by our antioxidant protection network: A matrix made of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and critical compounds such as carotenoids and flavonoids:
But today’s lifestyle has worsen the balance, creating more oxidative attacks with lower antioxidant protection:
Our body is programmed to tolerate and actually thrive from infrequent stresses and free radical attacks.
However, it cannot handle unchecked and overwhelming chronic attacks.
That’s the point where aging accelerates and disease settles in.
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