Aging is one of the main causes of a wide range of diseases, so scientists from all over the world try any means to slow it down. In 2016, it has been proven that produced by drinking pomegranate juice substance urolithin And improves the condition of muscle tissues of older mice, and now researchers from the Federal Polytechnic school of Lausanne proved that the same effect can be observed in humans.
It is believed that the substance urolithin And is able to activate the muscle tissue of living organisms and destroy damaged mitochondria, which are a kind of energy stations of cells. The researchers observed that after removal of non-performing mitochondria, healthy organelles with the same functions begin to divide and multiply. In the end, in the body of the living entity begins to produce more energy, and aging is much slower than usual.
Muscle can be updated
In 2016, this effect was observed in worms of the species Caenorhabditis elegans and mice. Their body was introduced dose And urolithin, and subsequently it was found that the worms started to live 46% longer than their counterparts, and in mice by 42% improved endurance. With all this performance was due to improvement of the muscle cells and not due to and increase their number.
After experiments on animals, Professor Nate szewczyk suggested that the substance can exert the same effect on the human body. In the end, the hypothesis was tested on 60 elderly volunteers were divided into several groups and were given 250, 500 and 1000 milligrams urolithin A. throughout the study, the participants led a sedentary lifestyle.
At the completion of the experiment, the researchers took the subjects blood tests and checked whether they biomarkers administered substance. Having received this confirmation and found that none of them did not experience any side effects, scientists announced the results of the study. It turned out that the group has used 500 and 1,000 milligrams orolatina And really got rid of non-performing mitochondria, and neutralize the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
The benefits of pomegranate juice
In the end, it can be considered that pomegranate juice actually has a positive effect on people’s health. Supplements and medications urolithin content And can appear on sale very soon, but not before the researchers, it is important to conduct a number of checks. Before use, the juice, of course, it is recommended to consult with your doctor.
To slow down aging is possible and more extreme ways — such as through transfusion of young blood. The effectiveness of this procedure was proven through a laboratory experiment on mice, however, the technology can be threat — concerns of scientists can be read in our material.
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