Age Spots Colonize the Whole Body
Lipofuscin is “vitamin A gone rogue.”
“Age spots” containing lipofuscin — or worse, ceroid — in the skin warn about “gold tones” in the eye and damage to the retina, brain, heart, liver, adrenals, skeletal muscles, and other organs throughout the body.
For example, lipofuscin is a cause of macular degeneration, for example in the “massive deposits” of it found in Yellow Spotted Fundus, also known as …
1) Stargardt’s Disease (STGD)
2) Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (SMD)
3) Fundus Flavimaculatus (FFM)
The various versions of the above disease are supposed to be genetic without any recourse to what people shovel into their mouths.
Ironically, Yellow Spotted Fundus refers to the “yellow pisciform spots” visible in the retinal pigment epithelium.
Pisciform means “shaped like a fish,” and, indeed, Yellow Fat Disease is a cause.
Avoiding blue light and exposing the eye and skin to red light is helpful for those who insist on supplementing with fish oil and cod liver oil and other linoleum-related oils.
Blue light and ultraviolet light release nitric oxide throughout the body, while red light absorbs it.
Nitric oxide contributes to Yellow Fat Disease.
Yes, nitric oxide increases arterial circulation to the penis, but there’s a price to pay.
How come the Assassins In White tell us that nitric oxide from “poppers” is deadly while the nitric oxide from Viagra is not?
Ray Peat (“Rosacea, inflammation, and aging: The inefficiency of stress,” 2006-2016) wrote …
“Lactate, glutamate, ammonium, nitric oxide, quinolinate, estrogen, histamine, aminolevulinate, porphyrin, ultraviolet light, polyunsaturated fatty acids and endotoxin contribute to excitatory and excitotoxic processes, vasodilation, angioneogenesis, and fibrosis.”
According to Fundus Autofluorescence (edited by Naomi Lois & John V. Forrester), 2009 …
“Lipofuscin accumulation is strongly associated with retinal aging and the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Such lipofuscin accumulation is typical of highly metabolic, postmitotic cells in a variety of aging mammalian tissues (e.g., liver, heart, brain, testes, and retina) that accumulates nondegradable lipid-protein aggregates within lysosomes.”
According to the same source …
“The fluorescence properties of lipofuscin granules exhibit age-related changes. The fluorescence intensity of lipofuscin granules increases by up to 40% with increasing age.”
Glow, little glow worm, but not too brightly.