The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not consider aging a disease. Consequently, many products currently on the market that pitch slower aging may not activate the longevity pathways in humans. Excitement over the next longevity pill … why not since everyone wants a long, healthy life? … likely will diminish since the pill did not match the hyped marketing promises.
Investors have risked their mega billions of dollars supporting mice studies performed by reputable scientists associated with pre-eminent universities … hoping the same supplements will work on humans and become the long-awaited longevity breakthrough on age reversal. A former dean of Harvard Medical School who is critical of the hype, recently stated… “If you say you’re a terrific scientist and you have a treatment for aging, it gets a lot of attention. There is financial incentive and inducement to overpromise before all the research is in.” We share this article, entitled “A Fountain of Youth? Sure, if You are a Mouse?” that gives an assessment of today’s search for longevity.
Research performed at least one university has isolated over twenty plant-based molecules that trigger plant survival including the one called “Resveratrol” (or in a Trans-resveratrol form)*. For the latter, we understand that at least one pharmaceutical company has an on-going clinical trial on humans. The study, however, is not focused on longevity. Instead, it is on the potential of an activated form of resveratrol (a compound with added sulfur) in ameliorating the effects of diabetes.
We do not want to sound neither disrespectful nor pessimistic towards any product on the market that could be proven to effectively lengthen human life spans. It would be great if there is a proven scientific breakthrough in our lifetime. However, we admit our bias. We think the strongest pathway to longevity are the movement of electrons by moving our muscle packs through daily exercise or active working, eating clean foods loaded with antioxidants, breathing clean air, and drinking electron-enriched water. For the latter, water with an electrical conductance serves to protect both our DNA and RNA.
Toxicity exposure is a major contributor to aging. One theory about the adverse side effects of either vaccines or prescribed drugs is the patient’s body was loaded with toxins prior to inoculation (or ingestion). A good analogy is the glass is almost filled and adding more chemicals that cannot be flushed out of the kidneys and liver, causes the glass to overflow with a cascade of physical problems (we offer another analogy with a leaking garden hose). Drinking electron-enriched water may assist the body in eliminating toxins (heavy metals). We are concerned, however, that adding an unproven “Fountain of Youth” pill may only add to an existing chronic toxicity problem.
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* Resveratrol, commonly considered the healthy part of red wine, is not easily absorbed from either grape seeds or grape skin without being chemically converted to a trans-resveratrol form. For many resveratrol products on the market, the trans-resveratrol compound is extracted from the roots of the Japanese knotwood (Polygonum cuspidatum). Mayo Clinic states, however, that the body cannot absorb most of the resveratrol in supplements. A more beneficial way according to the Mayo Clinic, is to simply eat grapes, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries, or drink grape juice (or due to fermentation of red grapes that can make the resveratrol more accessible to the body, is drinking wine in moderation). Hmmm, I have tried adding blueberries and strawberries to my homemade kombucha … I think for the next batch, some red grapes are going into the fermenting jar. Another recommendation is Bragg’s apple cider vinegar with concord grape juice … it is a wonderful “sweet flavor” addition to our elixirs that Rob and I drink both in the morning and at bedtime.
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