Turn Off Your Body’s Aging “Switch”

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“In an important scientific advance, researchers have uncovered a biochemical “switch” that turns on many of the chronic diseases of aging.

The name of this newly identified “switch” is HMGB1, which stands for “High Mobility Group Box-1”.

HMGB1 turns on the release of chemical signals called cytokines that generate inflammation in your body.

The more chronic inflammation you have, the more rapidly your body ages. The tragic consequence of higher levels of inflammation is the acceleration of chronic diseases that cause premature death and disability.

Once scientists uncovered the switch that “turns on” chronic inflammation, they began looking for a safe and effective means of “turning off” that switch.

Researchers have found two natural ingredients that can directly control HMGB1, thus reducing the body’s exposure to chronic inflammation, and ultimately protecting against inflammation-induced disorders.”

Excerpt from article “Turn Off Your Body’s Aging “Switch””, by Morris Eagleton, Life Extension Magazine Winter Edition 2013-2014


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