Have They Found The Elixir Of LIFE?
By JENNY ARCHER
December 18, 2015 9:57am CST
Has a research project at Liverpool University discovered, what may turn out to be the Holy Grail and Elixir of Life? After decades of animal research into longevity Dr.Magalhaes discovered that mice and other research animals can live up to 50% longer, on severely restricted calorie intake diets, but realising the weakness of the human psyche into food restriction, he decided to find an alternative. 1000's of chemical possibilities,were tested for a match to calorie restriction, by computer, coming up with 5 possible options... all were then tested on worms, with one producing very exciting results, that was ALLANTOIN, found in the root of the Comfrey plant, which grows wild in the UK. If you read your cosmetic labels, you may have already come across this chemical, widely used in anti-aging creams. The SIMPLE brand use it in many of their products already! Having wonderful emollient properties that help skin retain moisture, reduces skin irritation from a variety of causes and as a keratolytic, it can improve skin texture, making it feel smoother and reflect light better, also beneficial for treating some skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. The difference in the research was that the worms were actually fed the compound, not given a rub down with it, and is currently being tested on mice and rats, to see if it prolongs life in larger creatures and then humans. If so, Dr. Magalhaes then hopes to turn it into pill form for human consumption, he is very excited about the findings so far, and is hoping it will provide helpful in heart disease, diabetes, alzheimers and cancer treatments. By the way the treated worms lived 22% longer, than their normal lifespan.
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19 Dec 15
You must have heard of the expression 'The old order changeth yielding place to new' Although I cannot exactly relate this quote in this context but it could support when I say that there is a cycle of life here when the old go and give place to the young. If old continued to live what will be plight of this world?
20 Dec 15
That will hell for all of us. Can you imagine the retirement age at 100 just because everyone lives to 120? I cannot imagine working to 70 or 80, much less 100, and still we have to pay for the many years of medical care due to prolong lifespan.