Life Extension From Caloric Restriction… In A Pill!

In 2006, Sinclair and National Institute on Aging gerontologist Rafael de Cabo, also a co-author of the Cell Metabolism study, used resveratrol to improve the health and extend the lives of obese mice on high-calorie diets. The latest study involved both obese and normal mice, fed standard, low- and high-calorie fare.

Regardless of mouse weight and diet, resveratrol worked wonders. At two years of age, or the mouse equivalent of senescence, the mice were more coordinated than their non-dosed counterparts. Their bones were thicker and stronger, their eyes free of cataracts, their hearts beating strong. At the cellular level, tissues displayed gene-level changes almost identical to those produced by caloric restriction.

The mitochondria of resveratrol-taking mice also proved healthy. Mitochondrial degeneration has been implicated in a variety of diseases, leading some researchers to believe that heart disease, cancer and dementia — all the so-called diseases of aging — have a common root.

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I can’t believe what’s possible in mice these days.

I’ve seen’em heal from spinal paralysis, get a cure for sickle cell anemia, and more. And now they’re getting longer and healthier life in which they’re allowed to eat all they want.

Makes me wish I was one of them.

2 thoughts on “Life Extension From Caloric Restriction… In A Pill!

  1. James

    At two years of age, or the mouse equivalent of senescence, the mice were more coordinated than their non-dosed counterparts. Their bones were thicker and stronger, their eyes free of cataracts, their hearts beating strong.

  2. Albia

    Grapes produce different forms of Resveratrol, including cis-resveratrol and trans-resveratrol. Trans-resveratrol is the type most commonly used in scientific research and trials, and EZ MELTS Resveratrol contains the purest form of trans-resveratrol available, at a 99% concentration.

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