Research seems to suggest that the key to reversing the aging process may be found buried within our own DNA!
A recently posted YouTube video explains the theory. According to the video, which takes a deep dive into the concept by exploring the published work of some of the top antiaging scientists currently working in the field, our DNA holds the “blueprint” of what our cells were like at any given age, and if we could find a way to get them to the DNA to express the genotype of any early incarnation, we could, in effect reverse aging.
The key could be in the DNA of stem cells. Most cells of the body, even if they possess an “echo” of their younger selves in their DNA, live and die with their fate carved in stone. But stem cells are mutable. Prior to differentiation, a stem cell’s DNA possesses the “blueprint,” if you will, to create any cell in the body.
As the theory being discussed in the video goes, if we could find these patterns left behind when our cells were stem cells, before they differentiated into specific tissue cells, then we could – in theory—reconstruct the cell, even though it has already become specialized, back to a more youthful version of itself.
If that sounds like just so much sci-fi fantasy, it’s not. The narrator in the video discusses how researchers have already managed to convert a differentiated cell back into a stem cell in the lab.
This concept is already at the foundation of the emerging science of regenerative medicine. Therapies have already been developed that use stem cells to regenerate heart and muscle tissue as well as eye tissue.
In 2020 researchers took this a step further by restoring vision in mice that were suffering vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration. The researchers in that study said that vision was not only restored by using stem cells to regenerate nerve cells, but overall, the cells of the eye took on more youthful characteristics.
This is only the start of a very exciting future in age-related research, but age reversal technologies and treatments are still one to two decades away from seeing any results in humans in stopping aging or considerably slowing the aging process.
What Can You Do Know to Live Longer?
While some remarkable breakthroughs in longevity may be on the horizon, in the meantime, there are things you can do to live an “antiaging lifestyle.” One of them is to supplement with NAD.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide NAD+ is a coenzyme essential for life. Next to water, NAD+ is the most abundant molecule in the body. NAD+ facilitates all of the processes that allow your cells to produce the energy you need to survive. Without NAD+, you would quickly die. In fact, modern aging research has discovered that the level of NAD+ in your body steadily decreases as you age. By the time we are 50 years old, for most of us, our NAD+ levels are about half of what they were when we were 20.
Some of the known benefits of taking NAD supplements are:
- Increased physical energy levels.
- Improved mental health performance.
- Greatly reduced sleep deprivation.
- Enhanced antiaging efforts.
- Reduced jet lag effects.
- Improved short-term memory.
- Enhanced cognitive abilities.
Anyone who is committed to an “antiaging lifestyle” should add a NAD supplement to their health and fitness routine.