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Limit Your Intake of This to Prevent Wrinkles and Facial Aging

the institute for natural healing logoCommon table sugar represents about 20 to 25 percent of the daily caloric intake of the average American. This translates into the equivalent of half a pound a day and over 5 tons in a lifetime. Wondering how sugar makes us age? Check on this great article by The Institute for Natural Healing>

Want to look younger? Don’t waste your money on fancy face creams. By just limiting your intake of one common ingredient, you can look years younger in no time. Scientists from the Netherlands and the UK made the discovery. For the study they measured the levels of this ingredient in the blood of 602 men and women between the ages of 50 and 70. Then a board of 60 independent judges looked at pictures of the participants. They had to guess the age of each person. Based on the pictures, the judges thought the people with the most of this substance in their blood were older than the ones with less.

Scientists took into account factors such as smoking, body mass index, and gender. But the results remained the same. The more of this ingredient in the blood, the older the person looked.

And we’ve been telling you to avoid this food for a long time… It’s sugar.

“This is the first time that a link has been demonstrated between high blood sugar and facial aging,” says David Gunn, one of the study’s authors. “We already knew that high blood sugar was bad for the health, but we now also know that it makes people look older than they really are.” Gunn and his team found that for every one mmol/litre increase in blood sugar among non-diabetics, the person looked nearly five months older. Researchers published their findings in the journal AGE—the official journal of the American Aging Association.

Among the 602 evaluated, the people who had diabetes looked the oldest. Nearly two years older than people their same age with normal blood sugar. Scientists say that’s because they would have already had high levels of glucose in the blood for a long period of time.

But how does sugar make your skin look dry and wrinkled? One big cause is a process called glycation. 2 Glycation can happen when sugars attach to lipids and proteins. The more sugar, the more glycation, resulting in damage to protein fibers such as collagen and elastin. They become stiff and malformed, causing skin to become wrinkled and loose. This type of aging starts around age 35 and only increases from there.3 Along with damaging collagen and elastin, sugar leaves your body more prone to sun damage.

Completely eliminating sugar from your diet would be no easy task. And you shouldn’t try. So what can you do? Cut out all refined sugars. Besides just skin damage, they can take a serious toll on your health. Skip the unnecessary sweets and soda. And watch out for the sugar hidden in foods under aliases.4 Dextrose, corn syrup, and maltose are all types of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is believed to produce more glycation than other types so avoid at all costs. Fruits and vegetables contain natural sugars and are less dangerous.

The good news? Experts say skin damage from sugar is not permanent. You can repair your skin. And there’s no time like the present to start.

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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