Anti-aging



T-65  THE FIRST COMPUND TO
POTENTIALLY EXTEND HUMAN LIFE
Researchers at Sierra Sciences, in
collaboration with colleagues at TA
Sciences, Geron Corporation,
PhysioAge, and the Spanish National
Cancer Research Center (CNIO), have
discovered the first compound that
activates telomerase – an enzyme that
lengthens telomeres – in the human
body, potentially opening the door to
arresting or even reversing the aging
process.

A region of repetitive DNA at the end
of a chromosome called a telomere,
which protects the end of the
chromosome from deterioration, is
thought to be the "clock of aging"
contained within the human body.
Many scientists believe that the limit on
lifespan and decline in health is
imposed by the gradual shortening of
our telomeres that occurs with every
cell division.

The TA-65  compound, a natural
product derived nutraceutical was
shown to lengthen the shortest
telomeres in humans, potentially
extending human lifespan and
healthspan. Telomerase activation is
thought to be a keystone of future
regenerative medicine and a
necessary condition for clinical
immortality.

Telomerase activation has potential
medical applications beyond extending
human lifespan. Epidemiological
studies have shown that short
telomeres in humans are a risk factor
for diseases including, among others,
atherosclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer's,
and cancer.

TA-65 is a proven telomerase activator
that was discovered by California
biotech company Geron, and licensed
to T.A. Sciences. T.A. clients take TA-
65 capsules in a 12 month program
known as the Patton Protocol.
TA-65 turns on the hTERT gene which
activates the enzyme telomerase which
can lengthen your telomeres. They
measure the client's  telomeres before,
during and after completing the
Protocol to show actual changes in
telomere length.

T-65 comes from Chinese plant
Astragalus.  Astragalus  extracts can
be found in most health food stores,
but such products contain little or no
TA-65. They  tested 4 commonly
available Astragalus extracts and none
of them contained any measureable
amounts of TA-65 (the test assay is
accurate to one part per million). T.A.'s
proprietary production process starts
with 3 tons of plant material and ends
up with capsules that they  guarantee
contain 5mg of TA-65.


INTENSE PULSE LIGHT THERAPY
Intense pulsed light (IPL) or flashlamp
therapy is a non-invasive and non-
ablative treatment that uses high
intensity pulses of light to improve the
appearance of the skin problems. IPL
is a flashlamp (flashtube) device that
employing a noncoherent-pulsed light
source that emits light within the 500-
to 1200-nm portion of the
electromagnetic spectrum. IPL systems
use a special computer-controlled
flashtube to generate high-energy
broad spectrum light. The light beam
thus generated can be filtered to allow
predominantly wavelength in a
particular narrow range, enabling it to
treat a particular skin condition or sign
of aging by selecting the filters used.

IPL therapy can treat the following skin
conditions:

•Vascular lesions including spider
angiomas, port wine stains, broken
facial veins, rosy cheeks, rosacea and
red thread veins of the legs
•Freckles and age marks and other
skin discolouration problems such as
melasma / chloasma and
erythromelanosis of the neck
(poikiloderma of Civatte).
•Facial lines and wrinkles
•Removal of unwanted dark hair
•mild to moderate acne and stretch
marks.

IPL or Photofacial anti-aging skin care
treatments use a bright flash of visible
light, like the light of a camera flash to
remove pigment and blood vessels
non-surgically from the skin. This
pulsed or flashed light is very different
from a laser and in most instances,
less powerful and less dangerous that
laser light.

Photofacial skin rejuvenation works by
passing a flash of bright light through a
filter that only allows a specific color of
light in the flash to pass through the
filter and hit the skin. When the
Photofacial light energy is absorbed by
the pigment or blood vessel, the heat
from the IPL light destroys the pigment
or blood vessel by heating it.  This
process is called Target Specific
Photothermolysis. A specific target,
that is a color, is heated (thermo) with
a light (photo) beam and dissolved or
destroyed (lysis).

Using color filters placed in front of the
Intense Pulsed Light beam, a wide
variety of colors can be allowed
through to treat many different skin
conditions including hair removal,
acne, and others.


RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR ANTI-
AGING, SPORT INJURIES
Red LED light therapy is used by
physical therapists  and other medical
professionals to treat sports injuries of
the shins, back, elbows, shoulders,
hips, arms, knees, feet, ankles, groin
and leg muscles.
Red LED light therapy emits red or
infrared wavelengths (from either an
adjustable overhead or handheld
device) to penetrate surface skin
tissues.
The photons penetrate surface tissues
and are instantly absorbed by the
underlying cells' mitochondria (cell
components involved in energy
production). The stimulation triggers
rapid cell functioning and regeneration.
Also: Skin that shows unwanted
aesthetic irregularities that are of no
specific medical condition and are
merely the signs of aging and sun
damage will likely be treated with red
light therapy.


PHOTOREJUVENATION
This technology uses a filtered
flashlamp to emit high-intensity,
plasma energy-filled laser beams. The
energy-filled lasers are channeled
through the epidermis (the outermost
layers of the skin), targeted to reach
the unwanted cells of the dermis (the
deeper skin layers). The unwanted
skin cells, such as those that have
accumulated an abundance of
melanin, are dissolved or destroyed by
the precisely aimed beams. The
surrounding cells remain untouched.
The promotion of new cell growth is the
key function of the treatment, as this is
the function that yields "newer" and
"younger" skin.
This procedure is repeated in a series
of six treatments, every three to four
weeks, in order to achieve optimal
results.



BEET JUICE IS GOOD FOR THE
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Russian longevity researcher, Mikhail
Tombak, Ph.D., tells us that beet juice
improves blood structure and cures
diseases of the circulatory system,
large intestine, and digestive system.
Tombak also shares that beet juice
dissolves stones in the liver, kidneys
and bladder. Not bad for a common
item found in most grocery stores.




RESVERATROL AND RED WINE:
GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
Resveratrol might be a key ingredient
in red wine that helps prevent damage
to blood vessels, reduces "bad"
cholesterol and prevents blood clots.

Most research on resveratrol has been
conducted on animals, not people.
Research in mice given resveratrol has
indicated that the antioxidant might
also help protect them from obesity
and diabetes, both of which are strong
risk factors for heart disease. However,
those findings were reported only in
mice, not in people. In addition, to get
the same dose of resveratrol used in
the mice studies, a person would have
to consume 100 to 1,000 bottles of red
wine a day.

Some research shows that resveratrol
could be linked to a reduced risk of
inflammation and blood clotting, both
of which can lead to heart disease.
More research is needed before it's
known whether resveratrol was the
cause for the reduced risk.

Some companies sell supplements
containing resveratrol. However, not
enough is known about resveratrol's
effects to endorse resveratrol
supplements. Research into the
potential heart-health benefits of
resveratrol is continuing.

Resveratrol  drug clinical trials by
GlaxoSmithKline have failed.