Does your body become more fit if your food is stressed out? | David Sinclair

Parent Episode: Dr. David Sinclair on Informational Theory of Aging, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, Resveratrol & More

Plants produce a variety of chemicals in response to external stressors, such as drought or fungal attack. When humans ingest these compounds, our cells "read" their chemical signals and switch on cellular mechanisms that protect us not only from the plant compound but also the environmental stressors to which we are exposed on a daily basis, such as air pollution or overexposure to UV radiation. This capacity of plant-based compounds to activate human cellular stress response pathways that confer protective effects is due to a biological phenomenon known as xenohormesis. In this clip, Dr. David Sinclair describes how plant-based compounds activate cellular protective mechanisms in humans.

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