The World’s Oldest Achievers [Infographic]

Here at Antiaging Nutrition, we believe that age is only a number, and that you should never let your age stop you from doing the things you love. In order to showcase this, we’ve scoured the globe to find people who never let their age hold them back. We’ve discovered 10 of the world’s oldest achievers, and presented them in the infographic below for your enjoyment!

 

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BEC5 Curaderm Cream helps banish sun spots

The skin is an incredible organ and the largest in the body; it shields and protects us from all manner of alien invaders and from the harsh elements around us.

It may be tough, but it’s also prone to damage, whether from the sun or an array of irregularities that can cause misery for the sufferer. Now, real help is at hand. 
It comes in the form of a product based on a natural formula that’s been shown to be effective in reducing dangerous sun spots caused by overexposure to the sun. This product is BEC5 Curaderm Cream, and it can also be used for antiaging purposes, such as getting rid of unsightly age spots.

In some cases, people who have used Curaderm Cream for their skin problems have found that it has done away with the need for invasive surgery, which can be expensive and require hospitalisation.

This powerful, yet affordable, cream was created from active ingredients extracted from the humble eggplant.

The purple, bulbous vegetable is a known antioxidant, but it also contains an element called Solasodine glycoside, or BEC, a phytochemical that actively targets and kills cancer cells, as well as helping to eliminate any number of irregularities in the skin.

Skin saviour

While BEC5 has been developed to treat a wide range of troublesome skin conditions, from acne to psoriasis and many more (except for moles, where the cream should not be used), it’s key ingredient, Solasodine, has been particularly praised by the medical profession for its effectiveness in the battle against skin cancers, such as deadly squamous cell carcinoma and the more common non-melanoma basal cell carcinoma.
Moisturising sensitive skin

Using the cream couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is clean the area where it’s to be used, using a mild antiseptic, then dry it off and apply a thick coating of the cream over the area twice a day. It needs to be covered with a dressing that has pores in it, so the cream is kept moist and doesn’t dry out and harden.

The treatment period is a minimum of seven days and a maximum of three months, but it can usually last anywhere from eight to 12 weeks – it all depends on how bad the skin problem is. If the problem is mild, it may quickly clear up using the cream, but if it’s severe, it will take longer. The cream is not to be ingested under any circumstances and it should not come into contact with the eyes, as it could cause irritation.

Before using BEC5 Curaderm Cream

If you have skin problems and are considering BEC5 Curaderm Cream, it’s recommended that you take some precautions before using it. For starters, if you’re allergic to eggplant, it won’t be a good idea to use this product – so talk to your health professional for more information. The same goes for any other allergies you may have that could be exacerbated by the use of the cream, including to other foods as well as medicines.

The best type of dressing to use with the cream is a micropore one that will allow air to pass through; so make sure you have plenty at hand, as the dressing will need to be changed with each application of the cream. Also, bear in mind that it’s best to keep the area where the cream is applied out of direct contact with the sun, as otherwise it might affect its efficacy. Before using the cream, make sure you wash your hands and that they’re thoroughly clean, and also wash them well after applications.

Access all areas

Skin Cancer

Solasodine has been tested in a number of leading trials and studies, with highly effective results. Because of it’s exhaustive testing, BEC5 can be used on almost any part of the body. However, extra care is required if it’s going to be applied to areas where there’s a lot of moisture, such as the inside of the mouth. If this is an area where you have a skin problem and want to use BEC5 Curaderm Cream, it’s advisable to discuss its application and how to care for the area properly with your medical professional, so that you get the results you want.

Now, with BEC5 Curaderm Cream, there’s a workable solution for people with sun spots or other skin irregularities that they urgently want to reduce, eliminating the need for surgery and helping their skin to rapidly heal. The cream is totally safe to use and the Solasodine also works to protect the skin tissue, with its soothing plant extracts that are all natural and extremely effective.

BEC5 Cream

Save your smile with protective peptides

A great smile is vital for confidence and self-esteem, so it is little surprise that new technologies are regularly being developed to help us keep our teeth in good condition.

One of the latest developments in the dental industry is the arrival of protective peptides.

Researchers working at the University of Leeds have been able to develop a type of paste that can be painted onto teeth and help to protect against decay.

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common issues dentists see on a daily basis.

According to the NHS, as many as one in three people suffer from tooth decay to some extent, which makes it one of the most common health problems in the UK.

With around one in four children also having some level of tooth decay it is clear that this is going to remain a key health issue for the country in the coming years.

Among the big problems with tooth decay is that there are few symptoms until the decay is already at an advanced stage.

However, sensitive teeth or regular toothache can be a sign of tooth decay, while any grey, brown or black spots on teeth are also symptoms. Bad breath is another common sign of tooth decay, along with an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

It is also true that tooth decay is not just a dental issue, as problems in the mouth often have an impact on general levels of health. Untreated tooth decay can lead to a wide range of serious problems, such as gum disease, dental abscesses and cavities.

How protective peptides work

Toothbrush

The good news is that the solution developed at the University of Leeds could help us all to avoid tooth decay in the future.

Naturally occurring molecules known as peptides are used in a paste that seeps into the surface of the teeth and forms a kind of gel.

This then helps to attract calcium to the teeth. Calcium is very good for the condition of teeth, and the peptides help to extract calcium out of saliva and on to the teeth themselves.

Professor Jennifer Kirkham from the school of dentistry at the University of Leeds, says: “We already knew the formula could provide a certain degree of repair with tooth decay. However, we could also see that, in a paste or fluid, it could protect against acid attack.”

Work is still ongoing on the development of these protective peptides, but they are expected to be available at some point within the next 12 months.

The science

The protective ability of peptides was uncovered by a research report published back in 2008.

In the study it was revealed that casein phosphopeptides (CPPs) – which are commonly found in yoghurt – slow down demineralisation in teeth and also promote the remineralization of dental enamel.

The study assessed the impact of CPPs on 80 human molars and the results were clear. Using the peptides resulted in significant changes in weight and calcium titration in the teeth.

Further work on peptides has been carried out by the Leeds Dental Institute in the UK. Colin Robinson, an expert who specialises in biomineralisation, explains that using peptides to improve remineralization is a relatively new innovation in the sector.

“Loss of tooth surface due to erosion related to acidic beverages is important in the younger population,” he says, “while loss due to wear is an inevitable result of retaining teeth in the ageing population”.

Using the theory that peptides protect from teeth decay, Stephen Mann and his colleagues at Bristol University have developed hydrogel mats by using electrospinning. This has the impact of binding together amorphous calcium phosphate with polymer nano and micro-fibres.

When they are exposed to fluoride the mats are transformed into crystalline enamel-like particles, which can then be used directly on a damaged part of the tooth.

Developments such as these involving protective peptides are only going to become more common in the health sector in the near future.
Brushing

Preventing tooth decay

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Of course, prevention is typically better than trying to cure most health issues and that is certainly true in the case of tooth decay.

Avoiding starchy and sugary food and drinks is key to preventing tooth decay, especially between mealtimes or just before going to bed.

The NHS advises using a fluoride toothpaste twice a day to keep teeth clean and in the best possible condition, as well as using either an interdental toothbrush or dental floss at least once a day.

Rinsing with either water or mouthwash immediately after brushing is not recommended due to the fact that this washes away the protective toothpaste that has been applied. Mouthwash should instead be used at a separate time – the NHS advises just after lunch as a suitable opportunity to use mouthwash – with an alcohol-free fluoride product being the best to choose. Antiaging Nutrition supply MinMouth mouth rinse, a healthy, all-natural alternative to commercial mouthwash. Free from alcohol, allergens, and gluten, the vegan-friendly liquid helps neutralises odours whilst rinsing your gums and teeth and leaving your breath peppermint-fresh.

That’s our advice, but let us know what you think in the comments below. The exciting research above is just one avenue that harnesses and explores the power of peptides for regenerative and health uses; for more information on the benefits of peptides, and the burgeoning science behind them, please visit our online peptide bioregulator store, where you’ll find a wide range of products to help boost your health.

Six super healthy smoothies to enjoy this summer

Drinking smoothies is one of the easiest ways to nourish your body with a range of key nutrients. Simple to prepare and delicious to drink, all you need for your own, freshly made smoothies is a blender, water, immune-boosting yoghurt or milk, and some ripe fruit of course. Here are six super healthy smoothies that are low on calories and packed with goodness that you can knock up in next to no time.

Green tea, banana, and blueberry

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, and when combined with bananas and blueberries this smoothie delivers a real blast of nutritional goodness.

For one serving you need:

1 green tea bag, 4 tbsp water, 1 tbsp clear honey (Manuka honey works really well and is full of excellent anti-bacterial properties), 1 and ½ cups of blueberries, ½ a banana, ¾ cup (185ml) of milk or soya milk, and 1 tbsp plain or Greek-style yoghurt (optional).

What to do: Boil the water and allow the green tea bag to infuse in a bowl for 3-4 minutes, then remove tea bag and add the honey, stirring until dissolved. Add banana, berries, milk, tea, and yoghurt to your blender and blend on high speed until super smooth. Add more water or ice, if required, then pour into a tall glass and enjoy first thing in the morning, or any time of day!

Strawberry-Kiwi

Not only will this filling smoothie help to curb your desire for a mid-morning snack, the high levels of vitamin C and polyphenols (good for your heart) found in organic kiwifruit makes this high fibre drink a healthy and nutritious way to start your day.

For four servings you need:

375 ml apple juice, 1 banana, 1 large, organic kiwifruit peeled and sliced, 6 ripe strawberries (frozen is fine), and 1-2 tsps of runny honey.

What to do: Add all your ingredients and blend together until lovely and smooth, adding a touch more juice if required, then pour into glasses and serve. Nice with a sprig of fresh mint or a thin slice of fresh strawberry on top to finish!

Smoothies

Apricot and mango smoothie

This is a deliciously sweet smoothie made with ripe apricots and juicy mangoes. Make sure the fruits are properly ripe before using in a smoothie, as hard or unripe fruit will not deliver on flavour or texture. Adding vanilla extract brings a real taste of the tropics to this smoothie, and some lemon juice will give it a tangy kick.

For two generous servings you need:

6 ripe apricots, pitted and chopped (peeling is optional, but unpeeled fruit should always be washed first), 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced ( be sure to remove stone), 250ml of low-fat milk or plain yoghurt, ¼ tsp vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon peel, and ice.

What to do: Combine the mangoes, vanilla extract, apricots, milk or yoghurt, and lemon juice in a blender and pulse briefly before adding a handful of ice cubes. Blend again until smooth and serve in tall glasses, garnished with a lemon twist. Serve immediately before contents start to separate.

Banana and avocado smoothie

With the boron found in Avocado, calcium in the yoghurt and spinach, and the magnesium in bananas, this smoothie is excellent for helping to maintain strong and healthy bones. It also happens to be a deliciously rich and creamy drink – the healthy riposte to those ice cream cravings!

For one serving you will need:

250ml of plain yoghurt, 1 ripe banana, ½ a ripe avocado (peeled), and a handful of washed spinach or other mild tasting leafy greens. If you like the taste of mint, a few leaves will add a delightful, fresh flavour.

What to do: Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth, adding a little water if the mixture becomes too thick. Serve immediately.

Smoothie

Berry smoothie

This is a great smoothie to drink before your workout, swim, or daily walk. Packed with energy-giving natural sugars, you’ll be raring to go with this easy to make drink.

For one serving:

330g of chopped, ripe strawberries, 230g of blueberries, 110g of sweet raspberries, 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp runny honey, and a few ice cubes.

What to do: Combine all the ingredients, blend until nice and smooth and there you have it – a berry good workout!

Pineapple passion smoothie

Try this wicked combination of fresh pineapple and vanilla yoghurt and you’ll forget all about ice cream. Perfect for serving on its own, or after a meal as a delicious dessert.

For one serving:

250ml of low-fat vanilla yoghurt, 230g of sweet pineapple chunks, and 5-6 ice cubes.

What to do: Pulse the ice and yoghurt first until the ice is broken up, then add the pineapple chunks and blend until deliciously smooth and decadently rich – sit back and enjoy!

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