Trigger Autophagy Without Fasting – Dr. Elizabeth Yurth Talks Spermidine with Dave Asprey

Dr. Yurth is thrilled to be a guest on Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey.  Dave Asprey is a three-time New York Times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more.  

Follow along as Dave Asprey hosts Dr. Yurth on his 773rd episode of Bulletproof Radio, discussing the latest ways to upgrade your mind, body, and life.
"In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Dr. Elizabeth Yurth explains how spermidine, a substance found in the human body and almost all plants and animals, can slow down the cellular aging process and influence your overall health.
'Where we see spermidine work is at a very, very base level to correct the autophagy to get rid of those bad mitochondria so that now we’re not being overwhelmed by reactive oxygen species,' Dr. Yurth says. 'We actually will start to recycle the bad parts of the cell and start with a new cell at that point.'”

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The Mitochondria’s Role in Health and Aging

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5 Keys to Longevity: The No B.S. Version

Here are 5 no frills, science-backed factors that lie at the root of your body’s core functions.  Take back control of your health with actionable “life hacks” and foundational knowledge to help you age happy and add healthy, disease-free years to your life.

Here is a summary of the 5 Keys to Longevity, and Key #1 Peptides.  Join as a Beta member to see the full version!

Summary: 5 Keys to Longevity: The No B.S. Version

Key #1:  Peptides

Meet Donna, a tired 54 year old, who wants to feel good again

For the past few years, Donna is becoming more irritable due to her brain fog, lack of sleep, weight gain, and difficulty maintaining muscle mass.

Donna has a lot to deal with.  She is taking care of aging parents as well as her teenage and young adult children.  Plus trying to work.   If only she could have the energy that she had in her 30’s.

Donna’s stress level is high, even though she tries to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and watch her alcohol consumption.   Her friends suggest she should just start taking supplements that they read about online, and come to terms with the fact that she is getting older.

Listen to what Dr. Yurth would tell Donna, a healthy 50+ year old, to get her back to feeling better.

Peptides vs. Steroids: What’s the Deal?

As many people begin to seek a leg up in the gym they are led to investigate different resources for help.

There are two typical routes someone might take to improve their performance and see better results: steroids or peptides.

Peptides and steroids are both classified as performance enhancing drugs, widely known as PEDs.

However, their similarities do not go much further than this classification.

To put it in the most simplistic terms, steroids are synthetically manufactured hormones while peptides are naturally occurring chains of amino acids that your body produces for itself.

Peptides work in a way that is quite easy to explain.

They use their natural coding to tell other cells what to do.

For instance, a peptide can influence other cells to burn fat rather than glucose for energy.

More importantly to the topic at hand, peptides like growth hormone secretagogues encourage IGF-1 and MGF levels resulting in a natural increase in muscle growth and performance improvement.

How Do Steroids Work?

Steroids are more complicated.

This alone should raise some eyebrows amongst those seeking a way to improve their performance but not put harmful products in their bodies.

These products are synthesized from or derivatives of the hormone testosterone.

Most know testosterone for its impact on male tendencies but it is naturally occurring in both sexes.

Among many other tasks, it is responsible in part for muscle growth and repair.

Peptides and steroids both aim to enhance this process and accomplish the goal of improved muscular performance.

However, where peptides use elevated natural processes, steroids aggressively force growth hormone release.

The Inherent Dangers of Steroids

While putting anything in your body carries certain risks, steroids have well-documented and significant effects that can impact those who use them.

Those familiar with steroids know that they are typically used in short periods called cycles.

These short periods are designed with a purpose.

They are an attempt to mitigate or reduce the risks associated with steroid use.

These risks are significant and include physical harm like tendon injury.

Other side-effects include moodiness, sudden loss of libido, and issues with liver toxicity.

Similar But Different

As we have seen, there are certainly similarities between steroids and peptide therapies.

Both aim to and frequently accomplish the following:

  • Enhanced strength
  • Improved muscular endurance
  • Increased lipolysis (fat burning)

All of these are things typically sought after by someone looking to improve their performance in the gym and their overall physique.

However, the risk profile of steroids is drastically more problematic when compared to peptides.

Brian Graham, Certified Peptide Specialist at the Boulder Longevity Institute (BLI) encourages people to evaluate the toll steroids may take on their bodies before committing to them as the tool they choose to improve their peak performances.

For those looking for that extra edge to get them over a plateau or performance slump, seek out the help of a professional.

Regardless of the product, it is important to know that it is sourced from an accredited, FDA vetted pharmacy like those used by BLI.