Learn The Science Behind How We Age
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/de0aSMxeYmg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>See the science behind why we age and how Isagenix is leading the way with a full product system that supports living a longer, healthier life.
Dr. Andrews is one of the world's authoritieson the biology of telomeres, which are sequences of repetitive non-coding DNA segments found at the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres, commonly likened to the plastic tips on shoelaces perhaps too simply, says Dr. Andrews, protect chromosomes from damage and decrease each time a cell divides and replicates.
The length of telomeres is directly linked to age. When we are born our telomeres are long, but they shorten with each cell cycle as cells continually divide. Telomere length is the nearest measure that science has ever found to determine lifespan in humans, horses, dogs and cats-it acts as an the internal hourglassfor aging.
A genuine measure in humans for determining life logevity is groundbreaking medical science -- so much that Dr. Andrews says he is delighted that his colleagues Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider, and Jack Szozstak won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for their own discoveries in telomere biology.
His own breakthrough finding was the detection of an enzyme called telomerase, which acts directly on telomeres to replace DNA bases that have been lost to cell division. It's a key finding because telomerase can be produced by all types of human cells if they are given an appropriate signal, a signal that could reverse aging and increase the lifespan in humans.
Who wouldn't want to live a longer, healthier life past 125? The potential to grow healthy lifespan is the reason that Dr. Andrews has screened thousands of compounds searching for ones that stimulate telomerase activity.
Enter John Anderson
Isagenix Founder and Master Formulator John Anderson
On Aug. 22 at Isagenix Celebration 2010 in San Diego, Isagenix Founder and Master Formulator John Anderson announced that Isagenix will enter into the forefront of anti-aging products. He also introduced Dr. Andrews and new research they will work on together.
Dr. Andrews developed the technology to test, verify the activity, and authenticate the effectiveness of natural ingredients that will turn back our human time clock, said Anderson. My role will be to search the world for botanicals, natural bacteria and other materials that hold the secrets of youth. These ingredients will undergo full screening by Dr. Andrews to verify its activity, whether or not there's a hit.
While awaiting age reversal, slow telomere shortening
Dr. Andrews, discoverer of telomerase
As promising as the discovery of telomerase is in the science of antiaging
Dr. Andrews also said that Isagenix products should be added to an antiaging regimen, There have been at least three publications in the last year showing that some dietary supplements can help slow telomere shortening. Dr. Andrews explained that the three publications he referred to found positive correlations between longer telomeres and antioxidants, vitamin D, and fish oil omega-3 fatty acids.
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