Pomegranates, Longevity and a Novel Nutrient Called Mitopure

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So many of us are looking for the secret to a longer, healthier life. Of course, we all know that there’s no way to stop aging, but there are ways to age healthfully and gracefully—it’s not just about living longer, but living well. Diet is a powerful tool to keep us on top of our game, and now, I’ve found a super-interesting bioactive nutrient called Mitopure that can help, and I’m excited to share it with you. But first, I’d like to provide a quickie science lesson. (What can I say? I’m a self-confessed anatomy nerd…I can’t help it!)

We have trillions of cells powered by mitochondria—AKA little powerhouses in our body. As we age, these mitochondria age, too, becoming less efficient. You can easily name some of the effects: our muscles get weaker (carrying groceries require more effort), our metabolism slows (the scale may not be your BFF), our energy levels drop (coffee is your BFF), we bounce back more slowly after an injury or sickness (when did getting out of bed count as a workout, lol?). Well, this slow down can be seen at a cellular level, too. As our cells age, they don’t “bounce back” as quickly either. Our mitochondria become less effective at pumping out energy for our bodies to use.

However, our cells aren’t entirely defenseless. They protect themselves through a process called mitophagy, by which they recycle and repair damaged mitochondria inside of our cells. But again, even this process gets a little less effective with age. We can boost this repair process with exercise, caloric restriction…and the few lucky folks that have the right microbiome can also get a lift by consuming certain superfoods. Take pomegranates, for instance. Long known as a potent anti-aging tool, pomegranates contain compounds called ellagitannins that are transformed by our gut into Urolithin A (natural polyphenolic compounds), which can then stimulate the process of mitophagy. The downside, however, is not everyone has the right gut bacteria to help produce this restorative compound (it’s estimated that only about a third of us do). And even when you do, it’s uncertain how much is created. We’d likely have to drink large amounts of pomegranate juice—with a ton of natural sugar—to see benefits.

With that in mind, I recently discovered a bioactive nutrient called Mitopure. It was developed by scientists and doctors in Switzerland and it’s the first product to deliver a precise dose of highly pure and clinically validated Urolithin A. The product is supported by more than 10 years of impressive research. It has been shown to improve mitochondrial health and muscle function. For instance, a study published in the journal Natural Medicine showed that Urolithin A improved the lifespan of worms by about 50 percent, and increased running endurance in mice by 40 percent. More recently, scientists have completed a number of clinical studies in humans. One indicated that people who took 500 mg of Mitopure daily for four months significantly improved their leg muscle strength. And another reported that Mitopure delivers six times more Urolithin A than a glass of pomegranate juice with a fraction of the sugar content. Healthy mitochondria is key for other organs, too, including the brain, eyes, ears, and so on—all areas that tend to decline the older we get. (Scientists began clinical trials with skeletal muscle because it has a dense supply of mitochondria and requires a ton of energy during activity.)

In addition to the solid research behind Mitopure, I’m also encouraged that the company is backed by prominent scientists and doctors, and their scientific advisory board includes distinguished researchers, including Johan Auwerx, M.D., from the Swiss Federal Technology Institute (EPFL), Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., from McMaster University, Roger Fielding, Ph.D., from Tufts University, Jeremy D. Walston, M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. These are the reasons I’ve partnered with them as well.

I’ve been interested in longevity ever since diving into the research for my last two books; I know the science connecting diet and healthy aging is strong, and this product certainly fits in nicely. I’ve been taking Time-line with Mitopure (along with my parents) for several months now. I stir the powder into yogurt or pour it into my morning smoothie. I realize the product is pricy and may be cost-prohibitive to some (it’s about $3/day, $200 for a 2-month supply). That said, I’ve been able to work out a special discount for my followers. Also, if you’re interested in a sample before investing in a 2-month supply, you can check out a 3-day trial for just $10. The team at Time-line nutrition is offering my community a limited time 10% discount on plans with code Joy10 at www.timelinenutrition.com/joy.

If you’re interested, check out their website and talk to your doctor about adding it to your daily regimen—along with an overall healthy eating and exercise plan to help add years to your life and life to your years.