When many people hear the word ‘aging’, they tend to visualize physical characteristics such as gray hair and wrinkles. However, the effects of aging are much more than skin deep. Beginning around the age of 30, the cells in our body experience changes which affect the function of our tissues and organs. This means that we begin to encounter aging internally- long before the sign of a first wrinkle or silver strand of hair. This physiological process influences all aspects of our health.
We all know that aging means to grow older but, many people don’t know what that means on a physiological level. The relationship between cells and aging is very complex. As we age, our bodies accumulate a collection of cellular and molecular damage. This accumulative damage is due to a complex interaction of several factors: hereditary, environment, diet, exercise, lifestyle, illnesses, etc. Even in the healthiest individuals, cell function naturally decreases as we age which consequently weakens organ function and structure. This is because cells are the building blocks of all tissue in the body. Cells eventually become larger and the rate at which they divide and multiply slows down. Also, due to changes in cell membranes, tissues have a harder time removing waste and receiving adequate nutrients and oxygen to stay healthy.
It is important to distinguish between chronological age and biological age. In reality, chronological age is not pertinent to how your body feels or performs. Chronological age refers to your lifespan- the number of years you’ve been alive. Biological age refers to how your body seems based on factors, such as changes in your cells over time and at what rate your cells are aging. This shows your true health and how your body looks and feels! The good news is that with certain lifestyle changes you can lower your biological age! Some of these lifestyle changes may include physical activity and improving sleep habits. One of the most effective ways that we can control and reverse biological age is with nutritional supplementation via intravenous infusion therapy.
Intravenous Infusion Therapy has been rapidly gaining popularity in the medical community for many years now- and for a good reason! While a healthy diet and vitamin supplementation is certainly beneficial and necessary for complete health, we unfortunately only absorb 10-15% of nutrients through our digestion system. Sadly, this is also true with the foods that we eat. . Even with a healthy diet, Environmental factors, such as poor soil quality, may affect adequate nutrient levels in our food supply. With IV therapy, 100% of nutrients are absorbed due to delivery through the vein and into the bloodstream. This method of delivery means more nutrients are carried directly to the cells! This is why IV Therapy is a top choice in fighting free radicals and repairing cellular damage.
At OWM Integrative Wellness, our anti-aging IV bags contain a potent mixture of essential vitamins and minerals which specifically target cell energy and function. High doses of antioxidants such as Vitamin C help to fight off inflammation and environmental damage while helping to build connective tissue by stimulating fibroblast cell growth.
Anti-aging infusions at OWM are not a one size fits all approach like at many IV “hangover bars”. Each session is customized to the individual with cutting edge anti-aging therapies for maximum health. Treatments may include supplementation of youth preserving essentials such as: glutathione, NAD and Ozone therapy.
Glutathione is an antioxidant composed of the amino acids; glutamine, lysine and cysteine. Studies have shown that low levels of Glutathione have a direct correlation to accelerated aging in the body. Unfortunately, we lose 10% production of Glutathione about every decade past the age of 20. The good news is that we can reverse and slow this natural process by supplementing with Glutathione! At OWM, Glutathione is used in Intravenous Infusion Therapy as a powerful tool to defend against free radicals and slow the aging process. This incredible antioxidant assists in building and repairing tissue and protects the body from cellular damage. Some many other important functions of Glutathione include:
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, also known as NAD, is an amino acid that is found in every cell of your body and has been referred to as a “fountain of youth”. This is because NAD is extremely crucial to the health of mitochondria. Mitochondria is frequently referred to as the powerhouse of the cell because of its responsibility in energy production in the body. This organelle has the ability to create new cells and also helps repair damaged DNA. Not only does Mitochondria become healthier in the cell when NAD is abundant, but it also increases in number! Intravenous Therapy is currently considered to be a gold standard when it comes to NAD supplementation.
Benefits of NAD:
Reduced oxygen can be to blame for many chronic conditions associated with aging. This may include cardiovascular disease, low immune response, and other degenerative illnesses. Ozone is a super oxygen containing 3 oxygen atoms instead of 2 and has been used medically for over 35 years. This cutting- edge treatment contains properties that aid in the creation of cellular energy and helps to boost immune function in the body. When administered intravenously, Ozone breaks up into lipo-peroxides that act as a shield and coat the wall of the vein. This inhibits the ability for pathogens to stick to these walls and create inflammation. Other benefits of IV Ozone include:
Are you ready to look and feel your best at any age? Or maybe you are looking to shed several years off of your biological age! OWM Anti-Aging IV therapies are your answer to turning back the clock and mastering the art of aging gracefully. Call for a consultation today!