What Speeds Up the Aging Process?
It is normal to grow old, but it’s unusual if it’s taking place too fast and too early, a condition called premature aging. Besides, aging affects both your physical appearance and overall health. You are aging inside and out!
Several factors contribute to your untimely aging, but one that plays a major role is your lifestyle–your unhealthy habits, which include the following:
1. You worry too much!
Do you worry too much about everything—literally everything including the irrelevant things around you? You really should learn to loosen up a bit. Worrying is a stressful habit!
Stress causes havoc to your physical, mental and emotional health. It increases the secretion of cortisol, the body chemical often linked to aging. Too much stress sustains a high cortisol level, which shuts down the production of eicosanoids – the key that slows down the aging process.
2. You hate fruits and vegetables
Whenever fruits and vegetables are served, do you usually wish for something else like cake, pizza, hamburger and other processed foods? Well, you should think again!
Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, which protect the body from the damaging effect of free radicals known as oxidative stress. Free radicals attack every cell it comes in contact with. When these free radicals damage the skin cells, it results in wrinkled, unhealthy skin.
3. You’re too lazy to move
The breakthroughs in technology- new gadgets, fast cars, elevator, remote controlled machines, etc., gave birth to a sedentary lifestyle. Technology has made life so comfortable that you no longer want to move a single muscle! No wonder you’re experiencing earlier many signs of aging like reduced physical strength and muscle mass, poor balance and coordination, less flexible joints, increasing body fat, high blood pressure, and weak bones.
It’s just that exercise has many health benefits that include a longer lifespan, healthier and youthful body.
4. You’re a night owl
You’re awake all day and exhausted from work yet you are also up until late in the night. Why are you giving such torture to yourself?
Sleeping allows your body to repair damaged cells, replenish your energy for the next day and rejuvenate your overall health. However, a study lead by Dr. Elma Baron, the director of the Skin Study Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, revealed that lack of sleep results in premature skin aging and decreased ability to recover from the damaging effects of sun exposure.
5. You smoke a lot
When you smoke, you are actually infusing many harmful chemicals to your body. These chemicals can damage your cells, which speed up the aging process. Look in the mirror; those wrinkles are products of too much smoking!
Now, let’s talk about how you can slow down the aging process. Is it possible to do that with the help of the popular immortality Chinese herb Jiaogulan? Let’s find out!
Why Should You Use Jiaogulan Herb?
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is also known as the Southern ginseng, Penta tea, sweet tea, fairy herb, Amachazuru(Japan) and Dungkulcha (Korea). This herb grows wild in many countries throughout Asia, particularly in south central China.
Jiaogulan leaves are primarily eaten as food and are used in salad. They are also used as sweeteners and a caffeine-free herbal tea.
The countless health benefits and anti-aging effects of Jiaogulan make this herb more popular as the “immortality herb.” However, don’t take it literally; it doesn’t make you live forever, but it promotes a longer lifespan.
Jaiogulan Slows Down the Aging Process
Antioxidants play a significant role in combatting premature aging. However, dietary sources have limited benefit because most antioxidants are lost in the digestive process.
What makes Jiaogulan the best herb for the job is that it contains antioxidants and at the same time stimulates the body to produce the natural antioxidants Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD). Antioxidants that are naturally produced in the body don’t have to undergo the same digestive process that dietary sources have gone through, so they are not lost along the way.
The SOD helps in neutralizing the most dangerous free radicals in the body called superoxide radicals. Remember how free radicals speed up the aging process? They attack and damage every cell that comes their way. Thus, boosting the production of the antioxidant SOD makes a big difference in dealing with premature aging.
Other health benefits of Jaiogulan
Aside from its anti-aging effect, Jiaogulan has more health benefits.
This herb has a similar chemical composition as ginseng called saponins. Hence, it is referred to as the Southern ginseng. However, it is much more powerful and superior to ginseng because its saponin content is four times more than in ginseng.
Saponins help in regulating the blood pressure, reducing cholesterol level and in lowering your risk of developing colon cancer. This substance also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Moreover, Jiaogulan is adaptogenic. It allows the body to adapt to stress and other changes. It boosts the body’s energy when needed. On the other hand, it can also calm down your body system if the situation requires it. This Chinese herb regulates your hormonal functions as well to keep the body in homeostasis (balance). In addition, Jiaogulan enhances your immune function to fight various diseases.
How to Use Jiaogulan?
The easiest way to prepare Jaiogulan is to brew a tea: either an infusion or a decoction.
Boil 30ml of pure water and pour it in a cup. Add 1 teaspoon (1 gram) of Jiaogulan leaf into the water and infuse it for 3-10 minutes. Then, your tea is ready! By the way, the leaves are sweet and you can chew them, which means no need for a tea bag.
To make a decoction, hard-boil the Jaiogulan leaves in pure water for 1-3 minutes. Enjoy your tea!
Where Can You Buy the Best Jiaogulan Tea?
Aum Tea is available at Beyond Good Health Clinics and CHI Health Online Store.
Aum Tea is 100% made of high quality Jiaogulan herb. Our Jiaogulan is grown in the pristine foothills of Northern Thailand following strict organic principles. It was named the Overall Best Tasting Tea in a recent international competition.
Avoid premature aging, keep your blood pressure at a normal range, reduce your cholesterol levels and risk to colon cancer, boost your energy, balance your hormones, supercharge your immune system and fight stress with the help of Aum Tea (Jaiogulan Tea).
Have you tried using Jiaogulan tea? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts, experiences and suggestions with us.