What’s So Good About Sirtuins, Anyway?

sirtuinsThere are seven different sirtuins, named SIRT1 through to SIRT7, and while the exact function of all seven hasn’t yet been discovered, research shows that activating them can help in the following ways.

Helps control weight

Lab-based studies have not only shown how interventions that activate sirtuins tend to result in significantly lower body weights, but that sirtuins actually protects against weight gain, even in the presence of a high-fat diet.

Improves memory

As well as protecting neurons against the damage caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s, sirtuins boost memory and learning skills by enhancing synaptic plasticity, or how well the brain’s neurons are able to adjust their connections in response to new information.

Protects against diabetes.

Increasing sirtuin activity has been shown to have a protective effect against insulin resistance, a key risk factor for type 2 diabetes. By the same token, diminished sirtuin activity been linked to an increased risk of diabetes.Sirtuins make cells more insulin sensitive, which means they can remove more glucose from the bloodstream. Seeing as insulin resistance is the precursor to both diabetes and weight gain, this can also be good news for your waistline.

Fights cancer

The chemicals that work as sirtuin activators affect how sirtuin works in different cells, turning it on in normal, healthy cells, but switching it off in cancer cells, which encourages them to die.

Slows the ageing process

A number of animal-based studies have linked activating sirtuin proteins with a longer, healthier lifespan. Researchers say it’s thanks to the fact that sirtuins act as guardian enzymes that protect cells and slow down how quickly they age.

SIRTUINS also have a hand in a host of other health benefits. Including…

Sleep

Activating sirtuins helps your circadian rhythm, ensuring you produce the hormones for sleep and waking when you’re supposed to.

Memory

The Sirtfood turmeric has been shown to improve short-term memory and protect against cognition problems. Pack this into your morning juice for a brainier start to the day.