Those of you who have been following my discussions recognize that we have a number of important anti-aging, even age-reversing, strategies available to us. The effects that we have been witnessing with these strategies include:

  • Reversal of arthritis pain—Presumptively due to increased joint collagen and increased lubricating synovial joint fluid (glycosaminoglycan)
  • Reduction of skin wrinkles—Due to increased dermal collagen and moisture content. Many ladies, besides experiencing reduced fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, also report not having to use skin moisturizers on their hands and face any more because natural moisture production increases.
  • Reduction of anger, improved well-being—We all know that aging is often accompanied by increased feelings of intolerance, anger, frustration, and other emotions that make us increasingly unpleasant to be around. Social isolation, suicide, perhaps even narcissistic behaviors become more problematic with aging. Many of us are instead experiencing an increase in the intensity of love and affection, empathy, generosity, patience, and the need for human companionship.
  • Restoration of youthful muscle and strength—While not everyone experiences this effect (for unclear reasons that I hope to explore in our clinical trials), those who do can experience this to an extravagant degree. Recall that loss of muscle is an expected accompaniment of aging, a phenomenon associated with increased frailty, falls, fractures, metabolic disturbances, etc. Many experience a dramatic restoration of youthful muscle and strength experienced as ease with climbing stairs, peddling a mountain bike, or doing heavy yard work. (And, recall that, if you lost weight in past by reducing calories, you experienced exaggerated muscle loss beyond that of aging, a major detriment to health.)
  • Increased libido—This can occur in both males and females. In males, the effect is at least in part due to restoration of youthful levels of testosterone. (Not clear if this is true in females yet—I hope to add this measure, also, to our upcoming clinical trials.)
  • Increased vaginal moisture—The inevitable vaginal atrophy that plagues females into their 60s, 70s, and onwards can be at least partially reversed with restoration of moisture, sensation, and protection from vaginal infections.
  • Acceleration of healing—We’ve all witnessed how young people heal faster than older people. We are therefore witnessing an acceleration of healing from, say, a skin wound or other injury.
  • Heightened immune response—Immunosenescence is the process of declining immune response with aging. Consistent with the experimental evidence, I believe that we are witnessing improved immune responses. Anecdotally, while people around you are struggling with viral infection after viral infection, most of us are seem to be nearly impervious, or experience very minor symptoms while everyone else suffers fevers, cough, malaise, etc.
  • Deeper sleep with extended REM phases—Not the fragmented, abbreviated sleep of older adults, but the deep restorative slumber of young people, complete with vivid child-like dreams.

So I came up with this improvement on our Lactobacillus reuteri yogurt. Restoration of L. reuteri alone yields some pretty spectacular effects, but we can expand the benefits with several additional components, all to amplify the age-reversing benefits. (Based upon the results of a human clinical trial we conducted that I cannot fully disclose yet due to intellectual property reasons, I believe that there are a number of important synergistic effects in this combination, a 2 + 2 = 11 effect.) The added components address deficiencies of factors largely absent from modern life. Put these factors together and, over time, you will likely experience a number of dramatic youth-restoring effects.

Don’t let the use of the label “yogurt” fool you. The stuff you buy in the store or make at home using conventional yogurt starters does not provide any of these benefits.

Age-Reversing Yogurt
Begin by making the L. reuteri yogurt, as described in this blog post. We then add the following factors at time of consumption. (Adding these components prior to fermentation will, unfortunately, mean that microbes metabolize the hyaluronic acid and inulin and they not persist in the final mixture. We therefore add them at time of consumption.)

  • 1/2-cup L. reuteri yogurt
  • 10 (or more) grams collagen peptides (bovine, porcine, chicken; use of marine may allow reduce dose, depending on source)
  • 100 mg hyaluronic acid powder
  • 1 teaspoon inulin/FOS prebiotic fiber

Simply add collagen, hyaluronic acid, and prebiotic fiber to the yogurt and stir. (Do not mechanically blend.) Enjoy with added blueberries, strawberries, chia seeds, ground golden flaxseed, sunflower seeds, your choice of sweeteners such stevia, monk fruit, or allulose.

Incidentally, if you find the above inconvenient or involves too much hassle, this is almost identical to the mix of ingredients in our Gut to Glow cosmeceutical capsules.