ALL FUNCTIONAL HEALTH
Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces Much like the plastic tips at the end of your shoelaces, when they wear down and become frayed, they no longer work well. Telomeres get shorter as we get older, because each time our cells reproduce, our telomeres get a little bit shorter, which leaves DNA unprotected and causes cells to age. When telomeres get too short, cells will die or become senescent. Growing research suggests that shortening of our telomeres is the main cause of age-related breakdown in our cells, and telomere health may hold the key to understanding why our bodies age — and how we may slow or even reverse the cellular aging process. Cells that reproduce the most — such as those in the skin, lungs and parts of our immune system — are most affected by telomere shortening. Poor lifestyle choices, such as an unhealthy diet, psychological stress or lack of exercise can also affect telomere length.
We currently spend about $11 billion annually on plastic surgery in the United States to mask the cosmetic effects of getting older — but these procedures do nothing to address the root cause of aging. Now you can rejuvenate yourself on a cellular level as well, and experience even greater results on slowing down the clock of aging.
In 2009, a group of scientists was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for their discovery of how telomerase, an enzyme found in the cells, impacts telomere length. Further research indicates that, by activating telomerase, we may be able to slow, stop or perhaps even reverse the telomere shortening that occurs as we age.
This discovery holds profound implications for the future of anti-aging technology and research. What if, instead of merely masking the effects of aging through cosmetic means, we could slow or even reverse the root cause of aging at the cellular level? What if we could make our cells actually function as if they were younger?
We offer research-based, clinically tested wellness products that help address cellular aging through the science of Telomerase Activation. Contact us today to run a test to determine the current state of your telomere age, and how to improve your telomere health.
Jeffrey Mark, M.D.