Thursday, February 9, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Pomegranate Extract Could Help Create A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Treatment

A study suggests that pomegranate extract could help create a ‘fountain of youth’ treatment!

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A substance in pomegranates could hold the key to creating a new anti-aging treatment that strengthens muscles and mitochondrial health.

Researchers from the University of Washington say the fruit contains an extract called urolithin A, which they believe can protect against frailty during old age.

Their study found older adults taking urolithin A supplements performed better in physical endurance tests.

The metabolite compound is also present in some berries and nuts. It has been shown to boost the mitochondria – the power stations of cells – and also shows an ability to increase muscle strength.

Normally, mitochondria run down with age, making them less effective or even toxic however, urolithin A helps the body recycle these drained battery packs, recharging cells and holding aging at bay.

Experiments found it stimulates “mitophagy” — a phenomenon the team describes as “mitochondrial quality control.”

In the study, 66 participants randomly received either 1,000 milligrams of urolithin daily for four months or a placebo.

At the outset, they had average or poor levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which mitochondria produce to help the cells function.

Results show muscle contractions during exercises involving the hand and leg did indeed increase, supporting the idea that urolithin A can turn back the aging clock. The distance people covered during a six-minute walk also improved significantly, but participants in the placebo group saw improvements as well.

Blood tests also showed urolithin A reduced chemicals linked to metabolic disorders involving mitochondria.

While ATP production did not increase, it also improved test subjects’ general metabolism and researchers suggest that is a win.


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