Metabolite found in pomegranates has anti-ageing effects

17-Jun-2019
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Pomegranate contains ellagitannins which are converted into a compound called urolithin A.
UA stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis in the same way as regular exercise.
UA is the only known compound that re-establishes cells' ability to recycle defective mitochondria.
Ingesting the urolithin A poses no risk to human health.
Lifespan of nematode worms exposed to UA increased by 45 %—from around 20 to 30 days.
Clinical trial results have published in the journal Nature Metabolism.

Urolithin A could help slow certain aging processes, improve the functioning of mitochondria
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