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Metabolite found in pomegranates has anti-ageing effects


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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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Company focused to clinical development of naturally derived bioactives.

Nature Metabolism

Online journal Nature Metabolism is an online journal of Nature Research

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

University that specializes in natural sciences and engineering.

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

Leading and coordinating the field of bioinformatics in Switzerland.