AGEs in vivo glycation test

What are AGEs (final saccharification products)?

In recent years, “advanced saccharification” has attracted a great deal of attention in the medical community as a factor that adversely affects health and beauty.

Sugar is necessary as a source of energy for the body, but excessive consumption of sugar promotes aging of the body and skin.

AGEs (final glycation products) can be produced after the saccharification reaction results in abnormal binding between proteins and carbohydrates that make up the majority of the human body.

Increases in AGEs cause protein changes, leading to the induction of various diseases related to aging such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, cancer, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and neurological diseases.

In addition, AGEs are accumulated over a lifetime, but their production is further accelerated by diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and so on.

The saccharification reaction progresses as the blood sugar level repeats a rapid increase, chronic hyperglycemia, and the longer the contact time between sugar and protein.


Saccharification has progressed more than necessary due to aging and diabetes, as well as irregular diets, sweets, excessive consumption of oils and oxides, the AGEs value will rise.


What is saccharification?

Proteins and lipids in the body are linked to saccharides taken from food and drinks through saccharification (Maillard reaction), changing into substances called final glycation products (AGEs) and accumulating in the body.

Increased accumulation of AGEs causes changes in proteins, aging skin, blood vessels, bones and organs, causing various diseases.

Skin dullness and decreased elasticity as a manifestation of aging are mainly caused by browning (= stain / dullness) due to the saccharification reaction of collagen protein in the skin and sclerotic alteration (= wrinkle / sag).

These are called "burned body (skin)".

The saccharification reaction can increase the degree of saccharification due to inappropriate eating habits such as sweets, oils and oxides.


Measuring method

The AGEs test conducted at this hospital will show the accumulation of this causative substance (aging substance) that has been accumulated in the body without knowing it.

A simple and short-time examination (about 3 minutes) that allows you to put your arm on the measuring instrument (AGE Reader) will tell you the age of burning body = age of aging = risk of getting sick.

This is an epoch-making system that detects the final glycation product: AGEs accumulated in the skin walls of the skin and subcutaneous blood vessels by fluorescence spectroscopy, and calculates the integrated data.