Scientists have created a natural substance that may help you gain vigor of someone decades younger, which may be a perfect solution to aging.
Age comes with a lot of aches, pains, and lost stamina. As you age, your endurance will fade and muscle mass will decline and that can leave you feeling tired all the time. However, researchers may have found a substance that can encourage your body to build blood vessels and muscles like a much younger person.
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Scientists discovered that a gradual decline in our levels of a co-enzyme known as NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) leads to a loss of key proteins known as sirtuins. These proteins are vital to the growth of blood vessels and muscles. The only drawback is that when researchers give mice NAD, sirtuin levels don’t respond.
Not long ago, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis established that, a natural precursor to NAD—nicotinamide mononucleotide or NMN—converts to NAD within minutes at least in mice. As they suspected, the NAD upsurge boosts energy burn, potentially preventing off some of the effects of aging, such as loss of insulin sensitivity, and declines in physical activity, and weight gain.
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Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently found that treating aging mice with NMN for as little as two months clearly enhanced the health of the mice’s blood vessels. These elderly mice gained 80 percent more exercise strength and assisted to refurbish their muscle mass to that of much younger mice. The results of this research were published in the journal Cell.
In a press release, Leonard Guarente, PhD, the Novartis Professor of Biology at MIT and one of the senior authors of the study, said;
“What this paper would suggest is that you may actually be able to rescue muscle mass in an aging population by this kind of intervention. There’s a lot of crosstalk between muscle and bone, so losing muscle mass ultimately can lead to loss of bone, osteoporosis, and frailty, which is a major problem in aging.”
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Dr. Guarente warned that until results of NMN is established in humans, warns, people may want to hold off on NMN supplements.
However, you can do your body a big favor by eating more of the foods that contain the substance. The following foods can help; cucumber, broccoli, avocado, cabbage, and soy.