Animal research shows that restoring the aged gut biome in old mice to that of a young one improves many measures of physical and mental capability, seemingly making the animal age in reverse. This has been accomplished by Fecal Transplantation (FT), by use of probiotics, and now by dosing with Icariin at 100 mg/kg (guessing by injection – not stated in the study abstract) for 15 consecutive days. The results are essentially the same as with FT. We already know that FT works in humans to alter the gut biome and improve many of the markers of aging and quality of life – this looks to be a far simpler approach to restoration of youthful capabilities. Here is a writeup and study excerpt from Fightaging.org
I mentioned in my last article (https://www.seniorfitness.com/icariin-potential-super-supplement-good-for-everything/) that I had found suppliers for high dose Icariin and will be running my own testing; I will write more if I suddenly get smarter!
To your Greater Health and Fitness.
Frank Wilhelmi – Retired/consultant electronic engineer researches and reports practical strategies for optimizing health and fitness into advanced age. “I have a passion for living life to the fullest, and helping others to do the same.” A rapidly growing body of knowledge now enables us to extend our health and fitness decades beyond popular expectations.