Scientists have managed to prove pomegranates anti-aging potential: intestinal bacteria transform a molecule contained in the fruit with spectacular results.
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Although tests in humans are still underway, scientists have already published the initial promising results from animal studies in the journal Nature Medicine.
‘Urolithin A induces mitophagy and prolongs lifespan in C. elegans and increases muscle function in rodents’ published in Nature Medicine, July 2016.
However the fruit doesn’t generate the magical-seeming molecule alone – instead, the human being gut transforms the pomegranate substance during digestion.