Biotechnologist, Cellular Health and Healthspan expert Greg Macpherson joins Sylvia Perez from 32FOX Chicago on Good Day Chicago as they discuss the science behind aging at a cellular level and the interventions that we can adopt to support healthy aging.
Greg discusses excerpts from his book "Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging" revealing how we can now use the latest technologies to measure our real 'biological' age - the acting age of our cells, using DNA methylation markers.
He further articulates the benefits of ingredients from supplements that support healthy aging. For example, molecules like Hobamine (2-HOBA), an extract from Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat, has recently been isolated and shows incredible potential to slow the aging process by protecting our delicate DNA.
Also, NAD, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is an important co-enzyme that fuels our mitochondria and our cellular repair and maintenance mechanisms. NAD levels decline in our cells as we age, so by restoring this vital co-enzyme via supplements like NMN (Nicotinamide mononucleotide) researchers have seen changes in our cells that are associated with levels of health seen in cells that are considerably younger.
Fisetin, a compound derived from strawberries and other fruits, has the ability to reduce the burden of senescent cells in the body. Senescent cells are cells that have reached the end of their useful life.
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