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That’s Nrf2 Not Nerf, Too
Last week we talked about oxidative stress and what it means to baby-boomers and maintaining their healthy family. Research shows a link to over two hundred diseases and symptoms to oxidative stress it’s time to break this biochemical process down a bit more.
Now remember, I’m an aging baby-boomer and not a biochemist so my explanation of my research may be a bit rough around the edges. However, it’s easier to learn in word pictures. I find it’s easiest to explain myself with pictures too. How do you learn?
Chemistry, anyone? (Laughing hysterically…I only took science in my freshman year. This will explain why I need the pictures)
What is Nrf2 anyway?
According to the American Heart Association study on Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard structures called plaques) and antioxidants I found this definition of Nrf2:
“Nrf2 is an important transcription factor that regulates the expression of phase 2 detoxifying enzymes and antioxidant genes. Its expression in vascular cells appears to be an important factor in the protection against vascular oxidative stress and inflammation”.
If you are anything like me you are sitting there scratching your head wondering what on earth does that mean. In a nutshell Nrf2 wakes up the genes called “survival genes”.
Those genes make antioxidants that protect our bodies from the oxidative stress or rusting out of our bodies. Once those genes are awakened they start working the way they used to when we were young.
Since I’m not a biochemist and not 100% sure I’m explaining the scientific facts right why not let the real biochemist, Dr. McCord explain it in layman’s terms in this video instead.
Nrf2, oxidative stress and Protandim
As we watched the video Dr. McCord kept referring to Protandim. It is the key that unlocks or turns on the gene called kinase. Did you notice that he did not say it stops any disease or pain? No, he did say it unlocks the survival genes in our body to make protective enzymes like glutathione, SOD and catalyse. Nrf2 is the master gene of all survival genes in our body.
What does this mean to YOU, the aging baby-boomer? Well, that really depends on you and whatyou choose to do with the information your research exposed today. Left unchecked and turned off your genes will continue to be ravaged by oxidative stress. The result of that decision will manifest itself in the cells deep within your body to continue aging, deteriorating, rusting out like that of those old tires out back in the field.
Should you choose to take hold and act on this new information you will turn your genes on. Awakened your cells will begin once again making levels of those protective enzymes you had when you were in your youth. Imagine those golden years without the effects of aging such as disease, pain and inflammation.
If you are tired of the nonsense and being misled to believe that your life is destined for chronic pain and disease too contact me, let’s talk about stopping oxidative stress in your body. Take control of the key to unlocking your lost energy, endurance and youth for a lifetime the way you always dreamed it would be.
I’d love to hear if your research has helped you in any way. Leave your comments below. Feel free to share it with your friends and family who can use it, too.
Carla Gardiner is known as “THE Fiery Grandma” because she found new energy, endurance and youth. Her passion and purpose lies with baby boomer trends, the people she works with daily; aging men, women, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas who want to feel better, have more energy and have fun like they did when they were twenty-something. Join her for more energy, fun and profits.