Health & Medical Anti Aging

Have We Found The Fountain Of Youth?

Three score and ten. As a baby boomer I grew up being told that this was the age I would live to... maybe a few years less, maybe a few years more, however 70 was the average age that I was taught to believe in. All of my friends believed the same thing, after all, back then our parents certainly looked old, and our grandparents, well, don't even go there.. positively ancient. Anti aging wasn't on the radar.

However, we are now seeing, all around us people living well into their 80s, 90s and the number of people reaching 100 is increasing rapidly. Population growth most certainly contributes to this increase and our hygiene and sanitation has improved remarkably over the past 100 years. These factors are increasing our life spans however, is it productive to live longer?

Modern lifestyle diseases are on the rise. There are more people with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia than ever before. Some of the Anti Aging followers often forget that living longer also opens us up to these other problematic sides of life. What is the point of living to 80 or 90 or into your 100s for that matter, if you are incapable of enjoying your life and are infirm, or one of many other old age lifestyle diseases has you in its grip?

But there is an Anti Aging group that believes living well into our 100s, even to 150 and beyond, is within the realms of possibility, and is actually more of a near term reality; And amazingly we will be able to live that long with vitality, abundance, youthful vigor and free from all forms of modern day disease.

Sound too good to be true? Is this fact or fiction? Not according to Dr Bill Andrews, Molecular Biologist, President and CEO of Sierra Sciences. Andrews has worked in the biotech industry for 28 years, focusing the last 15 years on finding ways to extend human lifespan and along the way he and his team have opened a minefield of possibilities.

Dr Andrews is one of the most highly regarded Scientists in the U.S. His Anti Aging research is the stuff of legends.

When asked about Anti Aging and staying young, Dr Andrews likes to say... "Bad Things Happen When Telomeres get Short". OK, but whats a telomere?

Basically, a telomere sits at the end of each DNA strand and every time a cell divides and our chromosomes replicate, a little bit of that telomere breaks off. Every time it breaks off we age a little more. And as they do, we become a little weaker and open ourselves to disease and 'Old Age'.

At conception, as a single-cell embryo, our telomeres are around 15,000 nucleotides long. The fastest division of cells occur in the womb, so over the course of the next nine months, our telomeres decrease in length to around 10,000 nucleotides long. They continue to shorten throughout our life and we die of old age when they reach around 5,000 nucleotides in length.

Scientists have known of this ageing sequence since the 1930s however have not been able to do much about it. That is, until recently...

Dr Andrews was originally part of the team awarded The 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for the discovery of "how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase".

The research since then has been at breakneck speed. The Scientific world is now of the firm belief that living well into our 100s and way beyond is a reality.

Just have a look at Amazon, type in 'Anti Aging' and there are tons of books written by highly respected Scientists and Doctors. In all of them the predictions are the same. We Will Live Much Longer.

There are ways right now to extend your lifespan and be fit and healthy until the day you die. Living a healthy lifestyle free of stress and artificial foods is a good start, and of course, whatever you do, don't smoke. A fine glass of wine never hurt. After all we want enjoy the good life (the author is biased in this regard).

But are there other ways to be granted this promise of a healthy extended life? Well yes there certainly seems to be...

TA Sciences, based in New York U.S.A., claims that their flagship product TA-65 is a proven telomerase activator that was originally discovered and patented by California biotech company Geron. They say you can be tested to measure your telomeres before, during, and after taking TA-65 to show actual changes in telomere length. But it doesn't come cheap. It can cost you up to $2,200 for a three month supply, depending on your age.

Isagenix, a direct selling company based in Chandler, Arizona U.S.A., promotes Product B, claiming.. "Product B positively supports telomere health by combining scientific breakthroughs in telomere support and the benefits of antioxidants in youthful ageing. Product B helps maintain harmonious function of cells and healthy telomeres so you can live a longer, healthier life".

A definite plus for Product B is that Dr Bill Andrews is on the formulation team for Product B and it costs $255 for a three month supply, around 10% of it's competitor.

You could say that the jury is still out on whether we will be living much longer or not. But the facts are now more evident than ever - that the key to eternal life has been found and the lock is just waiting to be opened.

So, fact or fiction, only time will tell, however all the buzz in the scientific community agree that there are people right now walking amongst us who will live to 150. Maybe it's me... Maybe it's YOU!!


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