A lot of us hate the fact that we are aging, unfortunately it will happen no matter what we do. No creams or facial exercises will help you, those super doses of vitamins and minerals might actually be doing more harm than good, and even if you eat all that collagen you will still pretty much age. Even science can’t save you from it… or could it? It seems that there has been a lot of promising research going on these past few years, some that showed extremely positive results, and some which are only theories held back by questions of ethics and such.
I am pretty much still young, in my mid-twenties, but even I hate the fact that I am aging, in five years I will be in my thirties, and though it sounds like a relatively long time it’ll go by in the blink of an eye. Because of this I am very much actively searching for ways to stay young, I don’t go overboard and by creams and special soaps from shady websites, but I do read the latest studies and scientific journals that concerns reducing the effects of and reversing aging. And what I found is awesome.
Let’s start with something a bit less complicated, that is resveratrol, a pretty well-known supplement which is more commonly found in red wine and the skin of grapes. What is interesting is the results of an experiment involving mice, it was discovered that given a high enough does the mice that could normally live at a certain about time showed to live significantly loner, almost even twice the normal age. Some of the mice under treatment also showed that they were more agile in its advance age compared to the ones that in the control group. After a deeper look into the effect it was determined that that the resveratrol seem to have reverse aging! So, should we all start chugging down supplements with red wine? Well, no, or at least maybe not right now, some researchers seem to think that too much of it might cause cancer, so just to be safe let’s wait until they confirm it doesn’t or make something that doesn’t cause cancer.
One more exciting and promising is the use of CRISPR in the genetic engineering. As genetic engineering becomes cheaper due to the introduction of the new tool, researchers are now able to manipulate the genes of living organisms to such an accurate degree that it is theoretically possible to turn off or reverse that tricky little aging part of the human genome. Here’s a little problem though, we are not one hundred percent sure which one that is. Even though we are pretty sure the telomeres shortening has something to do with it, but unfortunately that is also just a theory. We are not entirely sure what exactly causes aging as a whole, we might be right about the thing s we know, but it doesn’t mean that those are the only factors that causes it.
Both these research shows a lot of promise in anti-aging and reversing the aging process, but at the moment the best we can do is to eat well, sleep right an exercise to delay aging while we wait for them to finish their research.