Autophagy is the name of the process where the body clears out damaged and old cell parts, in order to create new, healthier cells. This process is crucial to cell survival and in turn, good health, so if autophagy doesn’t work effectively, it can have a knock on effect on cell health and your own wellbeing.
Some people suffer with defective autophagy; sometimes this can be excessive and other times it can be limited or fail. Excessive autophagy can lead to cell death in key areas such as the heart where it becomes a problem and can lead to related organ problems. If autophagy fails or doesn’t work properly, then old or damaged cells may not be cleaned out, which can in turn lead to problems with new cell growth.
Supplements that work to boost autophagy helps this process to stay on track, ensuring that cell renewal is at optimum levels.