Stress Leads to Aging: Fight It!


It has been said many times in the past yet only recently has researchers proven the connection. A study conducted by Dr. Elissa Epel from the University of California in San Francisco found that the stress level that a person is exposed to in his or her daily life is proportionate to the speed of his or her aging.

In the research, thirty women composed of mothers who have been and are currently under a considerable amount of stress were studied. Dr. Epel specifically chose women who face above-average stress levels. One perfect subject was Eileen Attridge, mother to a 12-year old, Rosie, who is autistic.

Pushing the buttons

The study, participated by healthy and young women such as Attridge, used tests which involved “pushing the buttons” of these women. Dr. Epel obtained the women’s blood pressure as well as their heart and perspiration rates.

Dr. Epel’s research partner, cellular biologist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, remarked that the aging of the cells was related to stress. Specifically, Dr. Blackburn studied the telomere, a portion of DNA which is responsible for the aging of cells.

The telomere protects the DNA and as people age, it naturally gets thinner. The study found that stress speeds up the telomere’s thinning and thus the life of a DNA and the cells.

Hope remains

All is not hopeless, however. While stress does speed up aging, it was found that Attridge, even with the amount of stress she faces in her daily life, has her telomeres quite fine. It was all about a person’s attitude, the study found. Attridge says she has a great attitude. Dr. Epel called it resilience in the face of stress.

Fight with supplements

NS-mart recommends another way to combat stress and, therefore, the effects of aging. This is by taking MFIII VP Softgels Advanced Formula. It contains substances such as Coenzyme Q10, Resveratol, and Lycopene, which have been proven to protect cells from the hazardous effects of oxidation, which causes aging.