Telomeres and Aging | Isagenix
>>Recently we have discovered that the science of human aging is really pretty simple.
0:07 We age because our cells divide and our telomeres
get shorter. 0:11
What’s a telomere? 0:13
Well, to answer that, let’s zoom into a human’s 100 trillion cells.
0:18 Every cell contains a nucleus with genes and
If you zoom in further, you see that the chromosomes are made up of DNA molecules
0:26 that are 100 million bases long, coiled up
like a slinky. 0:30
There are long, repetitive sequences of DNA at the end of each of our chromosomes.
0:35 These sequences are called telomeres.
0:38 When a cell divides, the genetic material
inside that cell needs to be copied. 0:43
This is called DNA replication. 0:46
During this process, enzymes that replicate a strand of DNA
0:50 are unable to continue replicating all the
way to the end, which causes the loss of some DNA.
0:56 In the ends, if you remember, are where the
telomeres are. 0:59
At birth we have about 10,000 bases, but as we age
1:02 and our cells divide again and again, we lose
those bases. 1:06
And at 5,000 bases we begin to die of old age.
1:11 As telomeres get shorter, humans begin to
experience the general effects of aging, 1:15
loss of muscle, failing memory, poor eyesight, lack of energy, and slower recovery after
The bottom line is this, when cells divide, telomeres shorten
1:29 and bad things happen when telomeres get short.
1:34 Research we completed in 1997 established
that humans also have an enzyme, called telomerase. 1:41
They can lengthen telomeres. 1:43
This research was so significant that in 2009 it was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology
or medicine. 1:51
I lead a team of scientists pursuing this line of research
1:55 and we are virtually the only scientists pursuing
Our recent collaboration with John Anderson’s 30 years of formulating experience
2:05 is yielding results beyond anything we have
ever experienced. 2:09
It won’t be surprising to see many companies trying to enter this phase
2:12 and begin marketing products how to support
But I know from my research, not all telomere products are the same.
2:21 One company is leading the way with a complete
that not only addresses the causes of aging, 2:28
but also provides a credible product system to effectively support healthy telomeres.
2:34 This remarkable research may one day reveal
the secret of living a longer, healthier life. 2:40
I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to share it with you.
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