In a new study, researchers found that urolithin A, a metabolite of biomolecules found in pomegranates and other fruits, could help slow certain aging processes in the human body.
The compound could slow down this process by improving the functioning of mitochondria—the cells’ powerhouses. . .
When ingested, these molecules are converted into a compound called urolithin A (UA) in the human gut.
In the study, the researchers found that UA can slow down the mitochondrial aging process. The catch is that not everyone produces UA naturally.
The results were compelling: UA stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis—the process by which cells increase mitochondrial mass—in the same way as regular exercise. (Read more from “This Fruit Compound Shows Anti-Aging Effects on Human Body” HERE)