Top discoveries in anti-ageing

by Kim Amaranth February 12, 2017

Top Discoveries in AntiAgeing-for the Ageless

Anti-ageing research or the quest for longevity and a better healthspan

Antiageing research or preventive medicine and gerontology, the study of the ageing process, study the most effective ways to slow down and even reverse the ageing process. Most of the work done in this field relates to gaining an understanding of how we age on a biological and chemical level and then finding ways to reverse it or slow it down.
One important aspect of gerontology is the development of antiageing research. Two major issues are addressed by this branch of research. The first problem is to reduce the natural wear and tear, such as the wrinkling of the skin that occurs with age. The second issue is to ensure that the body does not develop a disease, such as cancerous growths, as it grows old. Here, we take a look at the history and usage of some of the top discoveries in this field.

Organic supplements & anti-ageing foods

The best way to combat ageing is to change one’s diet to a healthier version as well as employing the use of organic supplements. The use of diet for improving the body and producing antiageing effects dates back to several centuries.
The first diet technique is the use of caloric restriction. It refers to reducing the intake of energy, without reducing the intake of important chemicals such as proteins or vitamins. Research in the last few decades shows that this reduction produces a deceleration of the natural ageing process. This results in an increase in the average lifespan of people who use this diet method (Anderson, Shanmuganayagam, & Weindruch, 2009).
Another dietary nutritional treatment is about the use of food products that contain an excellent amount of antioxidants. Supplements that contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E are known to have an antiageing effect. There are also many traditional products, prepared from natural elements, such as coconut oil or Jiaogulan, that have a history of use over many centuries and are known to work as anti ageing medicine (Mishra & Joshi, 2011).
It can be difficult to create a diet that contains all the important elements. There are many nutritional formulae and dietary organic supplements that ensure that you do not have to study the complex details. Products that contain hemp oil and cannabidiol can work wonders for you, and ensure that you are able to enjoy the benefits of natural products. Naturally occurring chemicals such as probiotics and beta-carotene are great life extension products. They allow users to ensure that their bodily functions do not degrade significantly with age. There are superfood products or organic supplements that contain these natural elements such as the Swedish-patented activated barley in the organic superfood complex Kid's Rainbow Food. These products are designed to provide excellent dietary support and perfect for use as antiageing supplements.


Anti-ageing biopeptides are readily available

Peptides refer to smaller components of proteins that build up our body. They are usually created using biotechnology and aim to repair bodily functions through their direct effects on cells. Peptides are highly specific, and they can be manufactured to only react to particular compounds in the body (Hill, 2004).
Taking a look at the history of these peptides in medicine, scientists first became aware of these natural short-chain amino acids in the 1950s but started work on them much later. It was by the end of the 1980s when the first proper peptide supplement appeared (Wise Essentials, 2016).
There are different antiageing biopeptides that improve the functions of different organs of the body. They can improve your skin as well as produce antiageing effects on important organs such as the liver, bones and the nervous system. They are usually present in many natural skin care products and have excellent healing properties. Peptide hormones in sport are also a growing area of research and development for functional food and natural supplement manufacturers.

Plant hormones & bioidentical hormones

Top Discoveries in AntiAgeing Plant Hormones & Bioidentical HormonesThere are many hormones which control important functions in our body. The levels of these hormones naturally decrease with age, reducing our capabilities of strength, libido and athleticism. Hormone treatments are used to replenish the lower levels of these chemicals and ensure that the body is able to defeat old age.
Hormone therapies have especially progressed in the last few decades. The top two hormones in this regard are the HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and DHEA (DeHydroEpiandroSterone). HGH has been used to improve strength and ensure strong bones and good muscle density. DHEA, on the other hand, is a precursor compound for many natural hormones and can provide help to people of both genders (Pick, 2011).
New research also presents the fact that bio-identical hormones can be used for replacing important hormones in old patients such as oestrogen and progesterone. They are usually secured from plant sources, especially soy. These chemicals are often used in tandem with natural hormones that are gathered from pregnant animals (Samaras, Papadopoulou, Samaras, & Ongaro, 2014).  

Telomerase - an ageless future?

Telomerase is an important enzyme that controls the length of the telomeres as it provides them with a template for cell division. It can have a great antiageing effect because it influences the way cells can divide in order to ensure healthy growth. The shortening of telomere was found in the 1970s as a possible reason for ageing cells. It is greatly linked with cancer cells because they have abnormal growth patterns.
There are still medicinal treatments under development, in order to take the advantage of the properties of telomerase. It is not easy to directly put to use and therefore, there is still a need for research which will continue well into the 21st Century.

Anti-ageing creams for skin repair

There are many topical creams that aim to reduce anti ageing. These creams contain active ingredients such as BEC5 which are absorbed through the epidermal layer. Curaderm BEC5 is a well-known antiageing product made of solasodine glycosides, which are known to attack bad cells. Research was done on these chemicals in the last decade, and they are currently available for use without regulation (Cham, 2007). These chemicals are usually extracted from the eggplant and therefore, have a natural background. They are great at only targeting the diseased cells, especially the ones in the epidermal layer. It removes them directly by causing tumour cells to rupture, leaving the healthy cells unharmed.
Natural Beta Glucans are also used for their antiageing properties. They are naturally occurring sugars, with the ability to treat skin problems, such as eczema, dermatitis and wrinkles. When used as a topical cream, beta glucan chemicals rejuvenate your skin and ensure that it looks just as it used to when you were young. They are great at increasing the production of collagen and once again repairing the skin tissue (WebMD, 2016).


The latest technology for antiageing medicine development is nanotechnology. This is the technology of the future and can hold the answers to immortality. Nano drugs and supplements can work like miniature doctors and repair the damage to the body on a molecular level. This is the science of the 21st Century and latest methods will become available by 2021, according to some experts.


There are many natural chemicals and supplements that work well and produce antiageing effects. Natural alternatives are the best because they have no side effects and can be used by people belonging to different physical and genetic backgrounds. There are already viable products such as the BEC5 Curaderm or the Beta Glucan creams that protect your skin health. Similarly, CBD oil extracts can provide antiageing benefits to older people. There are also different biopeptide products that allow the rejuvenation of different organs and ensure life extension.

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Anderson, R. M., Shanmuganayagam, D., & Weindruch, R. (2009). Caloric Restriction and Aging: Studies in Mice and Monkeys. Toxicologic Pathology, 47-51.
Cham, B. (2007). Solasodine Rhamnosyl Glycosides Specifically Bind Cancer Cell Receptors and Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis. Treatment for Skin Cancer and Hope for Internal Cancers. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 503-514.
Hill, R. (2004, October). Bio-Peptides: The Next Big Thing. Retrieved from Beauty Mag Online.
Mishra, R. N., & Joshi, D. (2011). Jiao Gu Lan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum): The Chinese Rasayan. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 1483-1502.
Pick, M. (2011, December 7). Can Hormones Keep You Young? Retrieved from The Huffington Post.
Samaras, N., Papadopoulou, M.-A., Samaras, D., & Ongaro, F. (2014). Off-label use of hormones as an antiaging strategy: a review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 1175-1186.
WebMD. (2016). Beta Glucans. Retrieved from WebMD.
Wise Essentials. (2016). The History of Peptides. Retrieved from Wise Essentials.

Kim Amaranth
Kim Amaranth


Natural health practitioner and product researcher with over 20 years of experience. Kim is the proud mother of two teenage boys. She joined for the Ageless in 2016 and works as a freelancer for health and lifestyle blogs like Ageless Buzz.

1 Response

Chloe Grace
Chloe Grace

May 20, 2017

The two major issues of anti-aging research of really of interest to me. I don’t want wrinkles as I as, but on my more important side, I don’t want a disease either. If push comes to shove, I believe that more research should be done on the disease aspect, as I can live with a few wrinkles on my face or body, but may not be able to live with a disease that will slowly take away my life.

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