Vegetarians May Suffer Shorter Life Due to Carnitine, Carnosine, and Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

Pop culture and medical research suggest that vegetarians and vegans may have longer life spans due to lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases commonly associated with abnormal blood lipids. By avoiding consumption of meat, they reduce their intake of substances such … Continue reading

TA-65 Telomere Lengthening Just One Part of Anti-Aging Healthcare

Geron Corporation has discovered a number of telomerase activators that can lengthen the telomeres on the ends of DNA strands that act as a sort of biological aging clock for cellular division. One of these compounds, TA-65, has become widely known as one of Geron’s affiliated companies, TA Sciences, has started selling it and related testing services to the public. TA-65 does seem to do what is claimed, particularly in people with aging immune systems. But there is a lot more involved with fighting aging than keeping your telomeres long.

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Researching Conditions, Supplements, and Medicine with VitaSearch

Recently I came across a website called VitaSearch sponsored by Tishcon Corporation, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements. The site has a very helpful search feature that finds information on drug and supplement studies. The user can enter keywords referring to conditions, supplements, and medicines and it will report back with summaries of studies and/or expert interviews.

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TA-65 Telomere Activation and Right to Healthcare Choice

In the August 2009 issue of Life Extension Magazine, there is an article Turning on Immortality: The Debate Over Telomerase Activation written by two researchers in the field of telomere aging in which they debate the merits of using TA-65 derived from Chinese astragalus herb by TA Sciences to rebuild telomere length and improve health and lifespan.

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