Broccoli Reduces Signs Of Aging

Posted: Oct 28 2016, 12:44pm CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Broccoli Reduces Signs of Aging
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  • Compound found in Broccoli said to Reduce Signs of Aging

A compound found in broccoli is said to reduce signs of aging.

Human health depends on how the body generates and consumes energy. Energy is what we all wished we had but often many of us do not possess it in scads.

So we live lives of quiet desperation that are rounded with an eternal sleep we too readily welcome as a mighty relief from the humdrum existence.

The cellular decline in energizing the body is one thing that occurs with age. In fact, the aging process itself is a breakdown of this ability of the body to keep its elasticity and fountain of youth intact.

Scientists have shown how healthy mice that received supplements of a natural substance called NMN can stop and even reverse their aging.

Such degenerative issues as weight gain, insulin resistance and decline in physical prowess were reduced thanks to an intake of NMN. The study was published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

Older mice were shown to possess the robustness and power of younger mice provided they received the supplementation. The researchers are hopeful that these results could be translated to human beings so that mankind can finally find the secret of remaining “forever young” to quote the famous pop song.

The safety of NMN was tested in a series of experiments. With age the body loses its capacity to produce NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).

This compound is not effective in reversing the aging process when given directly. It thus has to be administered indirectly. So scientists looked to NMN which is nicotinamide mononucleotide.

NMN is effective in mice. It can be found in broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, edamame and avocado. When it is mixed in water and given to mice, it reached the bloodstream soon.

Once in the blood, it is fast converted to NAD. The long term effects of NMN were studied. NMN was found to have a beneficial effect on the skeletal muscles, liver, bones, eyesight, insulin levels, immunity, body weight and physical activity status.

NMN does not have any effect on young mice. It only has a marked effect in older mice. While NMN has a load of benefits, it does not have any cancer-fighting benefits.

For now, the thing to take away from this research is that broccoli is the fountain of youth and human beings ought to eat it if they want to avoid the nasty side effects of the aging process.

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