The “Longevity Molecule” – How Meditation Boosts DHEA
The "Longevity Molecule" — How Meditation Boosts DHEA
Best known by researchers as the "longevity molecule" and stress counter-puncher, DHEA is one of the most important hormones in the body. As we get older our DHEA levels decrease year after year, opening us up to disease and accelerated aging.
Doctors have measured DHEA levels to find a patient’s physiological "true age", a far more accurate health marker than "age in years." In fact, a 12 year study of 240 men (50-79 years) found that DHEA levels were directly linked to mortality. The researchers' findings were simple yet impactful: the less DHEA you have, the fewer years you have left.
Luckily, meditation provides a dramatic boost in DHEA hormone levels. Dr. Vincent Giampapa, M.D., former President of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and current prominent longevity researcher, discovered that meditation practitioners have an incredible 43.77% more DHEA over everybody else! Is meditation the fountain of youth? Many scientists think so.