Aging is one of the main reasonsthe emergence of a wide range of diseases, so scientists from around the world are trying by any means to slow it down. In 2016, it was proved that the substance urolitin A produced by the use of pomegranate juice improves the state of the muscle tissue of older mice, and now researchers from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne have shown that the same effect can be observed in humans.
It is believed that the substance urolitin A is capableactivate the muscle tissue of living organisms and destroy damaged mitochondria, which are a kind of cell energy stations. Researchers have noticed that after the removal of inactive mitochondria, healthy organelles with the same functions begin to divide and multiply. Ultimately, more energy begins to be produced in the body of a living being, and aging occurs much more slowly than usual.
Muscle tissue can be renewed.
In 2016, this effect was observed in worms of the speciesCaenorhabditis elegans and mice. A dose of urolitin A was introduced into their organisms, and subsequently it was discovered that the worms began to live 46% longer than their counterparts, and their endurance improved by 42%. With all this, the increase in performance was due to the improvement of muscle cells, and not because of the increase in their number.
After an animal experiment, Professor NeithShevchik suggested that the substance can have the same effect on the human body. In the end, the hypothesis was tested on 60 elderly volunteers - they were divided into several groups, and were given 250, 500 and 1000 milligrams of urolitin A. Throughout the study, participants led a sedentary lifestyle.
At the conclusion of the experiment, scientists tookThe subjects analyzed blood tests and checked whether they contained biomarkers of the injected substance. After receiving this confirmation and finding that none of them had any side effects, the scientists announced the results of the study. It turned out that the group that consumed 500 and 1000 milligrams of urolitin A really got rid of non-working mitochondria, and neutralized the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.
The benefits of pomegranate juice
In the end, we can assume that pomegranatejuice really has a positive effect on people's health. Food supplements and medicines containing urolitin A may be available for sale very soon, however, before this, it is important for researchers to conduct a number of other checks. Before drinking juice, of course, it is recommended to consult with your doctor.
Slow aging can be more extremeways - for example, with the help of young blood transfusions. The effectiveness of this procedure was proven in a laboratory experiment on mice, but the technology can be dangerous - the fear of scientists can be found in our material.
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