Study: Compound Found in Vegetables could have Anti-Aging Effects

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A recent U.S. study has found that older mice, when given the compound nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), saw a number of beneficial effects including increased activity, improved bone density and muscles, a stronger immunes system as well as eyesight improvement and weight loss. Led by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, the study has started clinical trials in Japan involving a small group of people and the researchers believe they could see similar results to those found with mice.

NMN is a natural compound that can be found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber as well as in cabbage and edamame. The researchers were originally studying NAD+, a protein that is involved in the body’s energy production. As the body ages, it produces less of this protein. After failing to find way to boost NAD+ production, the researchers looked for alternative means to increase its availability level. Spiking the drinking water of the mice with NMN proved to be a solution to boosting NAD levels, according to the research group.
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