Since the dawn of time, people have been constantly seeking the idea of eternal youth or health and longevity. From cryogenically freezing themselves until such time as science gets their act together, to fables of magical fountains, to crazy historical figures bathing in the blood of younger girls. And while immortality doesn’t seem to be on the horizon, science has found some helpful little tips to make the aging process a little easier on us.
For example, did you know that low calorie diets have shown to increase the production of something called Sirtuin-1 which helps suppress the aging process at a cellular level?
As the average life expectancy increases with each generation, scientists are showing that the average person living into their hundreds is not only only plausible, but fairly probable. One thing that showed a significant increase in longevity in studies, was a low-calorie diet. Obese rats had significantly shorter life spans then those on a low-calorie diet. Which doesn’t bode well for us in the states, as we’re seeing a significantly consistent rise in obesity.
However, a low-calorie diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world as Harvard researcher Dr. Sinclair quickly found out. “It was too tough,” he said. “My hat’s off to the calorie restricters. Now, I’m hoping to find…the benefits of CR without the diet.”
Being that scientists like to spoil the magic of awesome, they first turned to crush the fun out of that old saying that a glass of wine a day is actually good for you. (Which they had already somewhat disproved, those jerks)
While poking around, they found Resveratrol which is like deconstructing awesome and finding that the core of Awesome’s nuggety center is a paradoxical awesome sandwich of…awesome? I’m not good at sales pitches…or metaphors.
When it comes to aging prevention, a major goal here is keeping down nicotinomide levels (they inhibit Sirtuin-1) and this effect can be produced by Resveratrol. To be honest, we didn’t know much about Sirtuin-1, but as we researched our supplementation, we found out a lot about Resveratrol and its many beneficial effects. For one, Resveratrol, has been shown to increase Sirtuin-1 levels and, in one study, increased the lifespan of fish by 56%. It also “Retards the Onset of Age-Related Markers” which we guess means that the fish didn’t get any crows feet. Which is great for picking up on those super hot lady/guy fish that we all wish we could get.
You’re not going to live forever. As our friend Ben Franklin so eloquently put, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But healthier living has scientifically shown to decrease the effects of aging.
And we all want to stick around for as long as we can.