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Anti-aging is a popular topic; the fountain of youth is the always sought for balm for looking and feeling and being young.
There are some healthy life habits that may help with the longevity process, including jobs that are not high pressure, eight hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly, moderate and nutritious diet, exercise several times weekly, no smoking, moderating in alcohol, avoiding damaging environmental factors such as pollution, carcinogens, and sun. A life so-lived seems almost impossible.
However, anti-aging therapies come with the hope of maintaining good health while also delaying the onset of age-related conditions. Their purpose is not so much to add years to our lifespan, but instead life to those years.
TAME (Targeting Aging with Metformin) is a clinical trial using metformin (traditionally used for managing type two diabetes) to delay the start of such age-related issues as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Metformin is proving to be successful in delaying such aging processes in animals. In people, TAME researchers and clinicians hope to delay or stop altogether certain diseases as a whole in an effort to maintain a healthy lifespan.
Rapamycin is a drug, discovered in Easter Islands soil, currently being used as an immunosuppressant in the prevention of organ transplant rejection and also for slowing the growth of cancer cells. Researchers have discovered that rapamycin has, along with extending the lifespan of mice, delayed the onset of age-related issues such as cardiac disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Also providing promising anti-aging results is NAD+, a coenzyme with two prominent possibilities for our bodies. One is metabolism and NAD+ acts as an oxidation-reduction for turning nutrients in the body into energy. NAD+ works also to maintain healthy DNA, regulates our sleep patterns, and watches over protein production. There is great possibility that NAD+ supplements can increase and improve our health – adding healthy life to our years.
Stay tuned as Elite Medicine Clinics DFW keep you updated on the best, cutting edge, health-maintaining anti-aging therapies.