High-intensity interval training was found to inhibit cellular ageing, and in some cases helped the cells rejuvenate to repair damages in the body, according to a recent study. To carry out the study, researchers examined more than 70 participants and classified them into two age groups. The participants were instructed to undergo a three-month exercise program of high-intensity interval training, strength training or a combination of both.
The researchers collected biopsies from the participants’ thigh muscles and compared them against samples taken from sedentary volunteers. As predicted, the researchers observed the greatest improvements in muscle mass among those who underwent strength training. However, participants who underwent high-intensity interval training displayed the most significant health improvements. According to the study, participants in the high-intensity interval training group showed notable improvements in mitochondrial functioning at 69 percent for older participants and 49 per cent among the younger participants.
Participants who underwent high-intensity interval training also exhibited significant improvements in insulin levels, cardiovascular, and lung health. Researchers even observed a reversal of the age-related mitochondrial function decline in some patients. Study data also showed that declining protein levels were reversed in the high-intensity interval training group.
“This not only sheds light on how high-intensity interval exercise works at the cellular level, but [also] on the potential of vigorous exertion in general. Assuming that the key attribute of HIIT is the vigorous intensity that challenges the human physiology to make rapid adaptations, this research supports well what we saw recently in a large epidemiologic study where even one to two sessions per week of predominantly sport/ exercise of vigorous intensity were associated with substantial all-cause, CVD and cancer mortality benefits. These benefits were comparable with meeting the physical activity recommendations by doing regular physical activity of mostly moderate intensity,” said outside expert Emmanuel Stamatakis, as reported by Stuff.co.nz.
The findings were published in the journal Cell.
More studies support HIIT benefit in older population
A vast number of studies show that the benefits of high-intensity interval training go beyond inhibiting cellular ageing. A review published in the international journal Maturitas revealed that women aged 50 years and older who underwent high-intensity interval training for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for at least five days a week exhibited significantly reduced rates of death and disability. Women who engaged in intense exercise also reported better physical function, the researchers said.
Another study revealed that female patients with arthritis who participated in high-intensity interval training experienced significant pain relief. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology examined 18 women with arthritis and found that the participants displayed less inflammation after 10 weeks of intense training. The women also reported less pain following the exercise intervention. The women also gained muscle mass and lost weight without showing any side effects, the study showed. The findings were published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
In addition, a 2013 study found that women may reap more benefits in undergoing high-intensity interval training compared with men. Researchers examined 20 participants and found that women who underwent intense exercise worked at a higher percentage of their maximum heart rate and maximum oxygen consumption compared with men.
“I think what our data show is that there appear to be meaningful differences in how men and women self-regulate their workouts. I really think one of the ‘take home’ points from our study was, despite the gender differences that we found, individuals performing high-intensity interval training should listen to and trust their body and pay attention to how they are feeling,” said researcher Dr. Matt Laurent, ScienceDaily.com reports.
There is Already a Way Science Currently is Reversing Aging
Fortunately, science found a molecule that activates the regeneration of the telomeres, lengthening them, allowing our cells to duplicate over and over again, rebuilding our body anew, repairing damaged DNA, and reconstructing our organs to their original design.
Telomeres protect our DNA from fraying but when they become too short, the cells are no longer able to multiply. Telomeres are considered a biological clock; each time our cells divide, and the DNA replicates itself, the telomeres get shorter and shorter until the cells stop dividing and die, and ultimately the entire body is unable to regenerate itself and it dies too
In 1999, Elisabeth Blackburn was Laureate of the Nobel Prize for discovering the telomere activator enzyme named telomerase. Telomerase rebuilds the end of the telomeres to their original length after each cell division, halting the biological death-clock. But telomerase is generated less and less in the cells, as years go by, and that’s where Epitalon comes in.
Epithalamin (Epitalon or epithalon) was found in extracts from a region of the brain called the epithalamus. This region contains the pineal gland, or “third eye” and “Gods Antennae”, which controls wake/sleep cycles and is the body’s source of melatonin and telomerase. Epitalon was shown to stimulate evening melatonin production and normalize circadian rhythms of cortisol through the day and night.
Prof. Vladimir Khavinson discovered Epithalamin (and synthesized its equivalent, Epitalon) over 30 years ago, while working for the Soviet military, and has been studying it ever since. There are over a 100 published studies, on PubMed alone, showing the beneficial effects of Epitalon and epithalamin. These studies have proven that the length of telomeres increases after taking this peptide, orally, and the humans taking it live longer than those who don’t.
Epitalon is an amazing anti-aging peptide that works on all levels of cellular health, Pineal Gland rejuvenation, and DNA repair. The following benefits are noted.
- Activating telomerase.
- Elongating telomeres.
- Promoting cellular survival and resistance to stress and oxidative changes.
- Balancing endocrine secretions, rejuvenating Pineal Gland function and increasing melatonin release.
- Specifically attenuating excess cortisol secretions from the higher level.
- Can increase antioxidant enzymes.
- Increase brain health, stave brain cell aging/remodeling.
- Restore quality of life and extend the lifespan by all above mechanisms.