Updated: Jun 9
Aspirin has been abused by pharmaceutical companies that have competing products to sell, as well as by the original efforts to promote aspirin itself, people can find reasons why they should not take it. The main reason is because it is so cheap and hard to make a profit from. Today’s article is going to discuss many of the unknown and not talked about benefits that aspirin can provide to human physiology.
When we understand as humans that energy is required for every process of life, we can begin to solve problems from the root cause issue. How we produce energy depends on how well our mitochondria are working. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of our cells and if they are not functioning like a ferrari engine, they will slowly deteriorate to a 1980s oldsmobile. Think of aspirin as a tool to help allow your mitochondria to begin turning fuel into energy more efficiently.
Aspirin (when sourced properly) breaks down into acetic and salicylic acid (which is found in many fruits), and salicylic acids are protective to the stomach and intestine, and other organs. When aspirin was compared with the other common antiinflammatory drugs, it was found that the salicylic acid it releases protects against the damage done by another durg. (Takeuchi, et al, 2001; Ligumsky, et al., 1985.) Repeated use of aspirin protects the stomach against very strong irritants. The experiments in which aspirin produces stomach ulcers are designed to produce ulcers, not to realistically model the way aspirin is used.
If you have eaten polyunsaturated foods your entire life (which we all have), you will understand these stress-causing fatty acids shift our mitochondria from being able to use sugar as fuel to now fat. When our body does not go through proper oxidative phosphorylation, it gets stuck in glycolysis. If we cannot burn sugar as fuel properly we begin functioning like that 1980s oldsmobile that is getting ready to deteriorate any second.
Aspirin can prevent these polyunsaturated fats from entering the cell and shiting cell metabolism to the oxidation of sugar. While PUFAs suffocate cells by stealing oxygen from them, aspirin enhances mitochondrial respiration and increases CO2 and oxygen.
Aspirin is an antioxidant that protects against lipid peroxidation, but it also stimulates mitochondrial respiration. It can inhibit abnormal cell division, but promote normal cell division. It can facilitate learning, while preventing excitotoxic nerve injury. It reduces clotting, but it can decrease excessive menstrual bleeding. These, and many other strangely beneficial effects of aspirin, strongly suggest that it is acting on very basic biological processes, in a coherent way.
Sourcing where you buy aspirin is important at the end of the day. Many companies like Bayer have added many synthetic ingredients and chemicals to their products, so looking for a brand that does not have other stress causing chemicals would be ideal. Check the tools section of our website for the brand we recommend. Dissolving it in water or juice and having it after food can also help with the absorption and breakdown of it.
Top Anti-Stressful Benefits of Aspirin
1. It protects against harmful effects of estrogen, prolactin, serotonin, cortisol, histamine, and radiation (u.v., x-rays, gamma rays).
2. It prevents cancer, and can cause its regression. It inhibits vascular proliferation. It inhibits interleukin 6 (and other inflammatory cytokines), which are a factor in heart disease, breast, and liver cancer.
3. It protects the brain and can improve learning. It is an antioxidant, prevents cataracts, and protects against glycation in diabetes.
4. It prevents premature birth and prevents birth defects caused by diabetes, preeclampsia, and exposure to alcohol. It prevents recurrence of neural tube defects and protects against many of the gestational problems associated with lupus.
5. Aspirin protects against many forms of shock and stress, and corrects imbalances in the nervous system.
6. “Aspirin elevated ATP (energy) levels not only in intact cortical neurons, but also in isolated brain mitochondria, an effect concomitant with an increase in NADH-dependent respiration by brain submitochondrial particles.” De Cristobal, et al., 2002
7. It protects against several kinds of toxins involved in brain degeneration.
8. Aspirin, like progesterone or Vitamin E can improve fertility, by suppressing a prostaglandin and improving uterine circulation.
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