All of Your Aging Woes Solved With This Enzyme?
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
Turn on, turn off.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just turn your “health” switch on and off?
Wouldn’t you love to add another 10... 20... 30 years?
If truth be told, I’d love to live as long as the Biblical figures.
I want to see my grandchildren have grandchildren.
What a life that would be to live almost an eternity… or close to it, while having the same vitality, energy, and zeal as my 20s and 30s.
What if all of our aging woes could be turned off in the blink of an eye?
Does this sound like a pipe dream?
It sure does… until you review the research.
The latest to cross my desk: Over at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), researchers discovered a cellular energy pathway that’s linked to a longer lifespan.
And this study highlights one very special enzyme to make this possible: AMPK.
Its official name is adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase. But who has time to say all of that?
According to this study, AMPK acts as a “metabolic master switch” and has a long list of health benefits… including the ability to extend lifespan.
And best of all… it has a partner!
Meet VRK-1. It too is an enzyme that works in tandem with AMPK.
When the activity in VRK-1 is boosted, AMPK activity is stimulated (and lifespan increases)… On the flip side, when VRK-1’s activity is inhibited, lifespan reduces.
If AMPK was a “magic bullet” to a longer lifespan… think of VRK-1 as the trigger.
For now, the studies were performed on both human cells and a tiny roundworm called caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans).
And Seung-Jae V. Lee, the leader of the new researchers suggests: “This raises the intriguing possibility that VRK-1 also functions as a factor in governing human longevity, and so perhaps we can start developing longevity-promoting drugs that alter the activity of VRK-1.”
While the possible application is still in the very early phases, researchers feel confident that results seen in human cells could indicate be life-changing benefits for both you and I… and our longevity!
Unless you have a stash in your kitchen of European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, or tree turmeric… berberine is probably not a common addition to your diet. To your health, Alex Reid
But that all changes now.
Here’s a special message from Dr. Anil Bajnath.
President, Longevity Insider HQ
P.S. To sweeten the deal, add this to your reading list. It’ll help you understand the importance of boosting your AMPK activity — and other longevity tips. Just go here.
To your health,