- A breakthrough in medicine could see people live beyond 150 as a drug that can reverse the aging process was discovered.
- Australian scientists who performed the testing on mice found them lived ten percent longer.
- The ‘miracle drug’ also reportedly could regenerate cells therefore also regenerate organs.
At an affordable price equivalent to your daily cup of coffee, an anti-aging pill that can increase your lifespan to 50 years by regenerating your organs, could make their way to the market within the next five years.
The process of reprogramming cells was developed by David Sinclair, Harvard professor of the Department of Genetics and a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales. The technique, which involved the molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), was found to regenerate organs, with positive effects on hair loss reduction due to aging as well as increased metabolism among the elderly.
Sinclair believes that the process can enable paralyzed patients to move again. Moreover, the team also found that by giving the vitamin B derivative pill to mice, their lifespan increased by 10 percent.
Despite the groundbreaking results, Sinclair has warned the public to wait for successful human trials. He cautioned saying, “We do not recommend people go out and take NAD precursors as they have not yet formally tested for safety.”
He went on to say that human testing is due to begin in 2020 and hoped that the pill would be made available to the general public in the next five years.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a chemical already being used to treat Parkinson’s disease and jet lag. Sinclair claimed positive results from the pills having tried it on himself and on members of his family. By using his own NAD, his biological age reduced by 24 years. His 79-year-old father, who, after using the molecule a year and a half ago, feels fitter than ever and goes river-rafting and backpacking despite his advanced age. His sister-in-law became fertile again after the treatment in spite of being menopausal in her 40s.
The results do sound good to be true, but Sinclair maintains that it’s only a matter of time before people get to experiences the benefits of this remarkable anti-aging pill. If successful, this could become one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of all time.
Source: Daily Mail