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AC-11: Detailed Information
(DNA and its role in health and skin care)
What is DNA?
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a substance occurring in each of the approximately 60 trillion cells that make up the human body. It contains the genetic information that is inherited from parent to child. As the blueprint of a living organism, it directs the growth and development of the body, and also controls the working of the body. These roles are essential to the orderly execution of the processes of life.
On the other hand, DNA constantly sustains damage from the attack of active oxygen species, ultraviolet radiation, cigarettes, and all other forms of stressors. Millions of DNA impairments are believed to occur every day. Damaged abnormal DNA may jeopardize the survival of our living cells.
Our bodies have repair mechanisms to cope with the DNA damage that may threaten our survival. While most of DNA damages are repaired quickly by these mechanisms, the number of errors that remain unrepaired tends to increase as a result of a decline of repair ability due to aging, lifestyle-related increase in stress, and other factors.
What happens when DNA is damaged?
The damages that remain unrepaired, or DNA anomalies, will be handed over and multiply in the body through DNA replication and cell division. As a result, the processes in the cells will change, and functions at the levels of tissues and organs will become abnormal. Signs of decline of health, such as deterioration of the skin, the weakening of the body, and age-related disorders, are often attributable to the accumulation of damaged DNA. Furthermore, the accumulation of DNA damage may lead to the development of cancer and lifestyle-related diseases.
Abnormality in the DNA of immune cells → → Rheumatism, autoimmune diseases, immune deficiency
Abnormality in the DNA of skin cells → → Skin deterioration, wrinkles, spots
Abnormality in the DNA of cells in muscles and organs → → Age-related decline
Abnormality of enzymes and organs due to DNA mutation → → Metabolic abnormality → → Lifestyle-related diseases
Aging changes, cancer, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, etc.
While DNA damage causes all forms of health impairment and aging changes, its effects are particularly likely to be found in the skin. Because the skin is on the surface of the body, it is sensitive to the damage from ultraviolet rays and oxidative stress, and also the changes in the skin tend to be conspicuous.
DNA damage affects the working of various types of cells in skin tissues. In specific terms, it causes abnormalities in the turnover of skin cells, melanin formation, collagen synthesis, etc., leading to wrinkles and spots. DNA damage is a fundamental cause of skin deterioration.
AC-11 works both when it is taken as a dietary supplement and when it is applied topically in lotions, sunscreen creams, etc. It quickly repairs skin tissue damage on the DNA level. The DNA repair promotion effect of AC-11 is the indispensable basis for maintaining a beautiful skin.