Glycation occurs in all living cells and is a process where excess sugar molecules attach themselves to lipid or protein molecules forming Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) or Glycotoxins. These can damage collagen and elastin fibers by making them stiff and brittle, leading to the aging of skin. Studies have shown that these same damaging effects also harm different organs of the body like the liver and the heart, affecting our overall health.

Glycation can also intensify the negative effects of UV rays and oxidation causing new skin cells to be produced at a slower rate.

ENZACTA is a key innovator in the world of nutrition who has fought glycation on the inside of the body, and today we are proud to also do it on the outside.

What Are AGEs?

AGEs stands for Advanced Glycation Endproducts, and these are toxic compounds that are naturally formed in small amounts within the body. Scientists previously believed that AGEs were simply normal byproducts of the metabolic system.

Simply put, AGEs are oxidants. Just like rust corrodes metal, AGEs damage the body when they build up. This process called, oxidation, can deplete the natural reserves of antioxidants in the body. Glycation increases oxidation within the body, creating excess free radicals.
Antioxidants are able to neutralize the corrosion and damage caused by AGEs...but not completely.

AGEs are now found to be linked to more diseases and health problems, including:
  • Diabetes
  • Heart and kidney disease
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin aging
  • Poor wound healing