Introduction to Ageing Defense Mechanisms (ADMs) | The Source
Introduction to Ageing Defense Mechanisms (ADMs)
September 28, 2016
Did you know there’s a battle going on inside your body? This ongoing battle ultimately determines how you age at the cellular level. Every day you are exposed to ageing aggressors that can cause or accelerate ageing. Coming from both inside and outside our bodies, these aggressors take many different forms, such as environmental pollutants, cellular stress, sun exposure, psychosocial stress, smoking, poor diet, and cellular byproducts.
Cells throughout your body are equipped with natural defenses—referred to as ageing defense mechanisms (ADMs)—that work together to defend against these ageing aggressors. But their decline in function can leave you more vulnerable to the damaging effects of ageing aggressors. So it’s important that these defenses function effectively throughout our lives. Fortunately, there are dietary and lifestyle choices that can support the youthful activity of ageing defense mechanisms, helping you to enjoy life, be more active and energetic, and live younger longer.