According to research, genetic factors are only responsible for 25% of human longevity. This means that 75% of longevity is based on how your lifestyle, environment, and what you consume. If you would like a natural boost in longevity, look no further than remedies like Ashitaba tea.
More than 80% of people are now looking for herbal remedies and traditional medicine to heal their bodies and promote longevity. Aging is not an enjoyable process and the last thing you want to do is take synthetic medications or undergo invasive procedures.
So how do we avoid these medications and procedures, but still promote longevity and maintain our youth?
Keep on reading to learn the powerful health benefits of Ashitaba, and why it should be a part of your daily health regime.
What is Ashitaba, Anyways?
Ashitaba, also known as Angelica Keiskei Koidzmi, which comes from the Latin word for "angel" because of its powerful longevity effects on the people of Hachijō-Jima, Japan. The villagers were living healthily well into their 90s, and since then this plant has attracted a lot of attention from researchers.
The plant received its recent longevity reputation after researchers discovered that when the leaves were picked, the plant would regrow new leaves by the very next day. This is actually where the plant received its Japanese name Ashitaba, which means "earth growth" in Japanese.
Before you go thinking that this is just another diet fad, Ashitaba has actually been used in traditional Chinese medicine since the 1500s. It was first mentioned in a book written by Dr. Lee that was published during the Ming dynasty.
The entire Ashitaba plant is still being consumed by the locals, they eat the roots, stems and leaves raw or cooked in dishes such as pasta, soba, teas, soups, tempura, and even ice cream. The plant contains a wide variety of minerals, vitamins, proteins, and plant fiber.
Ashitaba and Longevity
Ashitaba is actually a weed, known for its resiliency to undergo harsh weather conditions such as high winds, cold temperature, rain, and flooding. Perhaps these exact compounds that keep the plant alive are the secrets to helping our bodies to fight off early signs of aging.
Ashitaba contains a very powerful anti-aging compound known as DMC (flavonoid 4,4′-dimethoxychalcone). There are numerous studies that display the anti-aging effects of DMC on mice, flies, and worms where it increased their lifespan by up to 20%. It was also noted to protect the hearts of the mice during times of decreased blood flow.
Anti-Aging from the Cellular Level
One of the causes of aging is the buildup of cellular "gunk" such as unnecessary proteins, superfluous materials. When the cells cannot efficiently remove this toxic buildup, it can lead to premature aging and even cancer.
Just like we have curbside garbage and recycling pickups, there is something similar in the human cell called the lysosomes. Lysosomes basically act like a cellular recycling system that transfer the buildup of aggregated proteins and damaged parts to the "recycling plant" of the body.
These wastes are then recycled for biosynthesis, cellular rejuvenation, and cytoplasmic renewal.
DMC promotes autophagy in the body, which is an intracellular recycling process that aids in the removal of the buildup and damaged parts.
The presence of DMC in the body also helps other longevity polyphenols such as resveratrol due to its ability to remove excess particles, as resveratrol cannot work effectively without the presence of autophagy in the body.
The Profound Antioxidant Effects of Ashitaba
A leading cause of aging is the presence of free radicals which are formed from the buildup of oxidative stress, DNA damage, UV radiation, and disease are all contributing factors that lead to premature aging.
Free radicals are little unstable molecules that float around the body being fueled by the presence of oxygen. The only compound that is powerful enough to naturally fight these floating molecule is antioxidants.
Antioxidants protect the brain, skin, and entire body from free radicals, basically starving them of the oxygen that they need to survive.
Ashitaba contains powerful antioxidants, enzymes, and flavonoids that fight premature aging off like little samurais in battle. Coincidently, samurais have been consuming Ashitaba for thousands of years.
The most powerful antioxidant compound of Ashitaba is the presence of Chalcone. Chalcones contain a variety of biological activities such as:
Nowadays, active chalcones are used for numerous conditions such as disease control, viral disorders, parasitic infections, cancers, and gastritis.
One of the most desired benefits for chalcones, however, is its ability to fight off anti-aging.
Repairing Your DNA
As we age, our DNA becomes damaged due to environmental factors, stress, and free radicals. Over time, your body gives up on trying to repair itself and this is where genetic mutations such as cancer can develop.
Perhaps the most shocking discovery of Ashitaba is the ability to protect, repair and restore your DNA. So not only are the compounds fighting off diseases like cancer, preventing more disease, but they are also repairing your DNA from the very base.
Learn More About the Powerful Benefits of Ashitaba
Now we know the secrets of why the Japanese age so gracefully and beautifully, due to their consumption of Ashitaba.
Now that you are aware that Ashitaba will repair your cells, fight off the early signs of aging, and help you to achieve that youthful glow, you are probably wondering where you can get your hands on this miracle product!
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