Anti-Aging Telomerase Activation

Incredibly exciting scientific discoveries have been taking place in the past few years in the field of anti-aging. For the first time ever a natural compound has been discovered that activates the enzyme telomerase in the human body. The compound is called TA-65. Telomerase activation is an exciting new field of research that has huge implications for the future lifespan of humans.

The Role of Telomerase and Anti-Aging

The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded in 2009, to Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn for their discovery of telomerase in 1984. Telomerase is an enzyme that is responsible for anti-aging in humans.

Our chromosomes are paired strands of DNA. At the end of each DNA strand are stretches of proteins called Telomeres. Telomeres are like caps at the end of the DNA strands. When the genetic copying of our cells takes place, Telomeres are like white space in the copying process. They prevent errors in the duplication of the cells. However, every time a cell divides a very small portion of the telomere does not get copied. As the telomeres shrink, the ability of the cells to divide without errors begins to play out.

Illustration of DNA
Illustration of DNA

Some refer to telomeres as age counters or markers. It is somewhat like a biological clock ticking down. Many scientists believe that this is what imposes our limit on human lifespan. The agreed limit currently on the human lifespan is 125 years.

Telomerase Enzymes Stop Telomeres From Shrinking

It has been proven that the enzyme telomerase can halt the shrinking of telomeres. Telomerase activation has also shown to lengthen some telomeres. This is what is so exciting. The discovery of an enzyme which halts or even lengthens the telomeres is essentially the start of a cure for aging.

The natural compound TA65 has been proven to activate the human bodies production of telomerase. TA65 is not strong enough to completely arrest the aging process in humans, but it has been shown to lengthen the shortest telomeres in humans. It is the first telomerase activator that is safe for humans.

The ability of TA-65 supplement to lengthen and halt shrinking telomeres, gives it the potential to extend human health span and human lifespan.

Does the human body naturally produce the enzyme Telomerase?

Every human has the gene which makes it possible to produce telomerase. However, the gene is switched off.  TA65 can cause telomerase to become active in humans. It is this telomerase activation that replenishes the telomeres.  For many years, companies and scientists have been searching for the key to switch the gene on. One company, Geron Corporation has been studying this since 1990. They are part of a group that are responsible for the development of TA-65. Together with Sierra Sciences, TA Sciences, PhysioAge and the Spanish National Cancer Research Center, TA 65 was developed.

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Happyboomernurse 6 years ago from South Carolina

Very informative article about a topic I was unaware of.

Are there any studies that suggest telomerase also inhibits cancer?

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Natural Remedy 6 years ago from Canada Author

Great question. Yes a lot of study is going into telomerase inhibitors. Geron Corporation is leading the research into this field of research. It is somewhat the opposite of the role of telomerase and aging. Telomerase does not stop cancer. Quite the opposite, the research is coming up with ways to inhibit telomerase expression in cancer cells. Our somatic cells do not express (or almost undetectable amounts) telomerase. Many cancer cells and our reproductive cells express telomerase. If we can find ways to inhibit telomerase in cancer cells, it will make it easier to kill the cancer cell in the body.

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Happyboomernurse 6 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for your specific and clear answer to my question. Glad to hear there's research in progress to inhibit telomerase expression in cancer cells, and that if the research is successful it may make it easier to kill the cancer cells in the body.

I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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Owl72 6 years ago from Central America

Hi, enjoyed your article. Hope to see more like this in the future. Cheers!

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Natural Remedy 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Owl, I do find the science of telomeres and telomerase and their implications in anti-aging fascinating. I have a website: on the topic.

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