In March, 2015, Scripps and Mayo Clinic scientists reported that they’d identified two compounds that seemed to have an affinity for finding senescent cells and convincing them to finish the journey to “falling off.”
FYI: Some senescent cells can get sidetracked on the journey to “falling off” (in this case from our tissues). These cells become experts at surviving, exploiting normal cellular prosurvival functions to linger, loitering and taking up space in tissues. This is where aging enters the story.
Back to the research one by Scripps and Mayo…The scientists coined the term “senolytics” to describe this newly discovered functional area. One of these compounds was a flavonoid type polyphenol called quercetin.
Since then quercetin has been on the very short list of most studied senolytic compounds and we believe it’s going to be a game-changer in encourage the regeneration of more youthful cells, and ultimately support tissue health and appearance—promoting whole-body cellular rejuvenation.
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