Research Reveals Glucosamine Mimics Low-Carb Diet and Promotes Longevity


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/14/2015 -- People dream of many things, and one is to live longer. Without the development of diseases, many people can live longer lives. However, nowadays, there is a myriad of diseases that are affecting the quality of life of many individuals. Many are resorting to a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as the use of natural alternatives to improve their overall health condition.

Research reveals glucosamine mimics a low-carb diet and promotes longevity. Glucosamine is naturally produced by the human body. However, as a person ages, the glucosamine levels also decrease. This glucosamine level reduction is associated with the development of various conditions such as arthritis and the prevention of joint degeneration.

According to researchers, the natural ingredient has succeeded in helping aging mice live longer by 10 percent, and increase glucose metabolism. Diabetes is prevalent among the elderly population, and glucosamine is believed to help protect people from it. Diabetes can lead to complications and destroy a variety of organs in the body. Diabetes and other diseases are considered to be one of the conditions that contributes to the high mortality rates of various countries from around the world.

Michael Ristow, a researcher, conducted a study involving worms. He aimed at determining the effects of nutritive sugar in the lifespan of roundworms, which are model organisms in aging research. Impairment in the carbohydrate metabolism in worms can result in the lifespan extension of the organism. The roundworms received glucosamine treatments, and it was found that their lifespan increased by 5 percent more than their untreated counterparts.

In a study, the aging mice were given a normal diet plus glucosamine. The mice were 100 weeks old, and this equates to 65 years in human age. It was found that the group that was treated with glucosamine experienced life extension by 10 percent, and this equates to 8 years of additional lifespan. Researchers also added that glucosamine has the potential to aid in the amino acids breakdown in worms and mice. Even without the presence of carbohydrates, amino acids can still be essentially metabolized. Ristow believes that this demonstrates how glucosamine can aid in the metabolic state of a low-carb diet.

Glucosamine supplements are widely studied, and are used by many people from around the world. This natural alternative is believed to help arthritis sufferers achieve pain relief. There are also studies that found glucosamine could potentially help regain the health of damaged joint cartilage. Today, the most popular glucosamine supplements are those that contain chondroitin, MSM, and turmeric (

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