New research has found that taking GlyNAC – a combination of glycine and N-acetylcysteine – staves off several key markers of aging and keeps people healthier as they age.
As reported in Journals of Gerontology Series Ascientists at Baylor College of Medicine studied the effect of GlyNAC supplementation on 24 older adults and 12 younger people in a clinical trial.
After 16 weeks, administration of GlyNAC was found to be associated with a number of benefits for the main signs of aging and age-related defects. These included oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, mitophagy, inflammation, insulin resistance, endothelial dysfunction, genomic damage, stem cell fatigue, and cellular senescence. Meanwhile, no improvement was seen in those who received a placebo product.
GlyNAC is associated with a number of benefits
As for oxidative stress, it describes the process by which the body suffers damage from high levels of toxic waste known as reactive oxygen species or free radicals, leading to cell breakdown and DNA damage, according to IFL Science.
Our body produces a natural antioxidant – glutathione – to counteract this, but its levels also decrease as we age. The latest study showed that GlyNAC supplementation helps to correct this glutathione deficiency and decreases oxidative stress in older people.
GlyNAC led to improvements in muscle strength
GlyNAC also appeared to have a real impact on the health and well-being of the participants. Older people who received GlyNAC experienced improvements in muscle strength and increased exercise capacity, as well as a significant improvement in walking speed, which is known to be linked to increased chances of survival in older people.
“However, we do not fully understand why these hallmark signs of aging occur in the first place, and therefore there have been no solutions proven in human clinical trials to improve or correct the signs of aging in older people,” a declared