Have They Found The Elixir Of LIFE?

@bookbar (1614)
Sudbury, England
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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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
It would be a little late for me to bother trying to stay young. Why could they not discover this some 50 years ago.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
@bookbar If it makes me seem 50 years younger them I am glad that it was not available 50 years ago or I would have ended up having to wait another34 years to be born again.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@Asylum So aren't Gods forever youthful and eternal, so you wouldn't even need it, you could gift your potion to us lesser mortals, not quite as well connected.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
@bookbar Unfortunate I was stupid enough to begin my existence old, so sadly that means that I have always been old.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 Dec 15
Quick, give me the pill @bookbar ; I'm a willing participant in the study.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@nanette64 Hahaha...get inline and wait your turn,behind me...I'm the 'willingest' in the world
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@1hopefulman (28534)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
So then a much longer life is as SIMPLE as that?
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@1hopefulman Only with the right ingredient... a search which has gone on since pre-history...if it was here now I'd be happy to give it a go
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@1hopefulman (28534)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
@bookbar A friend of mine gave me a comfrey plant in the spring and I grew it on my balcony garden. Interesting!
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@1hopefulman Well soaking the leaves in water makes a wonderful feed for your plants...so maybe the root will do the same for you
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@LadyDuck (157655)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
This plant is from the family of Boraginaceae. In Italy (in Liguria) they use this plants to make the filling for Ravioli. I have to check if in this region people live longer than in other regions.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That would be interesting, but probably they use the foliage it has to come from the root, either that or you have to collect Mammals' urine....humans and primates don't have it in their waste water
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@LadyDuck (157655)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 15
@bookbar OMG, seen that way it's a bit disgusting. I suppose they use the foliage and also the flowers.
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 15
There is a medication mostly used for diabetes patients that they feel could help people live longer . I recently wrote a article about it. Pretty fascinating.
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@allknowing (65199)
• India
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?
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
19 Dec 15
@allknowing The 'plight' could be wisdom and sensibility, after many years of gathering, after all we are not talking eternal life here, just a minor extension.....
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@allknowing (65199)
• India
19 Dec 15
@bookbar Certainly not eternal life but where will the limit be and what would be the cause for the old to die if they get to taste the elixir of life?
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
19 Dec 15
@allknowing I think the goal is better quality of life, and wellness, is the aim as opposed to longevity... though the Hunza tribes have no problem with living into their second centuries, with the young alongside!
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
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.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
20 Dec 15
@scheng1 Old AND Well l is the aim of the project... not old and sickly!... that would be a pointless burden
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
@bookbar Old and well would be okay, certainly better than it is right now.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
23 Dec 15
@marlina Wellness is such a 'hit and miss' affair for older generations, it would be so good to look forward to good health along with advancing years...
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@pgntwo (21654)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Dec 15
I must revisit the Cadfael films, I am sure the monks made use of the Comfrey plant. That and the recent BBC series, Merlin.
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• United States
18 Dec 15
Oh that is good to know. I will look for it when it comes out in an ingestable form. Most of the time, living longer might be nice.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@TiarasOceanView Of course it would...so many things still to do and learn, one lifetime isn't long enough
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@buenavida (8014)
• Sweden
18 Dec 15
There are many plants that can rejuvenite us.. Also the latest I've read about short and intense exercise that can make our cells younger.. I am drinking.organic green tea that is supposed to do the same.. Hope for the best!
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
18 Dec 15
@buenavida And the next article will tell you that intense exercise is the worst thing for your body.... they put green tea into cosmetics alongside Allantoin, so maybe one needs the other for effect.
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@buenavida (8014)
• Sweden
18 Dec 15
@bookbar - Yes, many pieces of advice seems to change on the Internet.. I am trying the intense but very short exercise, just a couple of minutes several times a day. Let's see if I get younger..
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
19 Dec 15
@buenavida Good Luck
@whiteream (3521)
• United States
24 Dec 15
I'd try it! I hope, that it works.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
24 Dec 15
@whiteream while old age is hardly a desirable, but an inevitable... how much more attractive 'Old age and Wellness'