Can Protein Powders Add Years To Your Life?
Protein shakes add years to your life
Stop the press (and the clocks) because the fountain of youth has been found and this elixir flows straight from your plastic shaker. Scientists found that consuming amino acids (the building blocks of protein) can lengthen your lifespan by up to 12% (thats a whopping nine years for the average UK male).
The amino acids digested when you drink one shake a day increase activation of the mitochondria in cells, which in turn slow the aging process.
More tests are needed to see if creatine can be used as an anti-ageing cream, but were not holding our breath. For a quicker fix, amino acids even come complete in tablet form. (£10.69,myprotein.com)
TeamUniversity of Milan
TestA series of tests designed to explore the role of amino acids in prevention and control of age-related disorders in humans.
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