Heat Shock Proteins

Extend youth

Woman stretching and smiling

Woman stretching and smiling

Part 1 of 3

Bovine colostrum (BC) taken during intensive exercise may be useful not only for preventing the stomach nausea that often accompanies such stressful activities but simultaneously for extending life span.

A study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, finds BC taken during intensive exercise stimulates the body to produce additional amounts of a heat shock protein (HSP) called HSP70, known for its anti-aging properties. A second study confirms this finding.

Proteins Labeled for Destruction

The body releases HSPs when it undergoes stress. This ancient genetic protein has a “switch” that senses other damaged proteins. HSPs circulate in the bloodstream, “examining” other proteins, “assessing” their stress-related damage. If these proteins are found to be damaged—what some experts call “misfolded”—HSPs attempt to unfold and refold them to restore them to their proper structure. If a protein cannot be repaired, HSPs designate it for destruction, and the immune cells attack it, eliminating a potentially dangerous substance from circulation.

Read: Hyperimmune Milk

Read how to amplify the anti-aging benefits of your exercise efforts at the end of Part 3.

Read part 2 of 3.

comments powered by Disqus