Secrets of the human lifespan: 100 years old? 120 years old? 150 years old?
How long is the natural human life?
At the moment there are three scientific methods to estimate the average length of the human life. They include the number of cell divisions and the product of the cell cycle during sexual maturity period and growing period.
Mammals’ lifespans are 8-10 times of the sexual maturity period and 5-7 times of the growing period. In human our sexual maturity period is 14-15 years and our growing period is 20-25 years. Therefore, we estimate the natural human lifespan can reach 110-150 years or 100-170 years.
The natural lifespan of animals equals the number of cell divisions and the product of the cell cycle. The number of human cell divisions is about 50, with an average cell cycle of 2.4 years. Therefore the natural human lifespan should be around 120 years.
According to the estimation above, the human lifespan should be above 100 years.
In real life however, the number of people over 100 years of age are relatively low. This is mainly due to factors such as genetics, environment, quality of life and way of life which prompt illnesses, early ageing and in some cases, death. Therefore, the actual human lifespan is often lower than the natural human lifespan.
The sources of human ageing and diseases
There are many external factors such as UV rays, air pollution, cigarette smoke and drugs which prompts the production of reactive oxygen free radical; internal factors such as stress and other inflammatory responses also prompts the production of free radicals which destroys DNA, and in some cases leads to gene mutation.
The “Long life Drug” of the Billionaires
Li Ka Shing, the wealthiest man in Hong Kong, is now 91 years of age. He once took a NAD+ first generation supplement , a key coenzyme in the human body, and stated that “I feel like I am 20 again”. Therefore he invested 1.7 billion RMB to bring the product to the market, researching the secrets behind “never getting old”.
Master investor Warren Buffet also invested in this “Long life Drug” market. This type of “Regal only” NAD+ Supplements is slowly gaining recognition and popularity.
NMN is known as “The Source of Life” in Europe and America
In 2013, Harvard Medical School genetics professor David Sinclair published an article in the Cellpress, proving that NMN can slow the process of aging.
In 2017, NASA used NMN to help its astronauts in resisting cosmic radiation. NMN products are slowly getting attention from professionals.
The principle behind the Anti-Aging property of NMN
NMN (Nicotinamide mononucleotide), is the precursor substance of the human coenzyme (NAD+). It is present in every cell, accelerating the metabolization of sugar, fat and amino acids and actively participate in generating energy. It plays a key role in slowing the aging process.
（As we age, the amount of NAD+ in our bodies decline continuously）
NMN’s process in delaying aging
NAD+ can essentially “turn off” the gene which accelerates the aging process. The decrease in NAD+ will lead to a lack of communication between cells and decreased cell energy through affecting the mitochondria, leading to cell apoptosis. Replenishing NMN can increase the amount of NAD+ in our bodies in 30 minutes, and exerts its anti-aging property.
The development of NMN
From its initial roll out to the latest version, NMN is already at its 4th generation. In the 1st generation, chemical synthesis NR method was used; Japanese Fermentation method was used in the 2nd generation; biological enzyme method was used in the 3rd generation; and finally, the 4th generation of ZJ1 NMN+PQQ marks the beginning of the anti-aging and life-extending generation of NMN.
NMN products are a type of “Long Life Drug”. It is gradually gaining popularity from the high societies in America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South-East Asia and Chinese Mainland.