Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking a low-carb food regimen

– Feeding the complement to mice prolonged their lifespan by virtually 10%, reflecting round eight further years of human lifespan. Furthermore, glucosamine improved glucose metabolism in aged mice indicating safety from diabetes, a life-threatening illness most prevalent amongst the aged.
– Extra analyses revealed that glucosamine feeding promotes the breakdown of amino acids in each worms and mice. Amino acids are key parts of proteins, they usually develop into preferentially metabolized within the absence of carbohydrates. As Ristow factors out, “this displays the metabolic state of a low-carb food regimen on account of glucosamine supplementation alone — whereas these mice ingested the identical quantity of carbohydrates as their unsupplemented counterparts.” This means that glucosamine would mimic a low-carb food regimen in people as properly — with out the need of decreasing the uptake of carbohydrates in our day by day food regimen.
* Sandra Weimer et al.: D-Glucosamine supplementation extends lifespan of nematodes and of ageing mice. Nature Communications, 2014, doi: 10.1038/ncomms4563