WHAT ARE TELOMERES?
The human body is made up of millions of millions of cells that make up our body; our skin, organs, and bones. Inside our cells are numerous chromosomes. These are long threads of DNA carrying our genetic information. Right at the end of the chromosomes, are small protective caps called our telomeres. These telomeres act as the aging clock in every cell. In fact, telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes.
An easy way to understand telomeres is to think of them like the plastic tips at the end of your shoelaces. Just like these shoelace caps, the older the telomeres get, the more worn out and shorter they become, until they can no longer provide cell protection. Eventually, telomeres get too short to do their job, causing our cells to age and stop functioning properly, ultimately leading to ill-health, disease and of course aging.
WHAT IS TELOMERASE?
Telomeres are protective tips on the ends of our chromosomes that get shorter each time our cells divide. Cell division is the body's way of renewing itself and an essential element to our health and vitality but as we get older the repeated cell division causes our telomeres to get shorter. When they get too short, the cells can no longer divide. Research shows that supporting healthy telomerase production in the body may help slow telomere shortening.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO SUPPORT OUR TELOMERES?
Longer telomeres have been linked to health, youth and longevity, shorter telomeres to many age-related illnesses. Studies continually show there are clear associations between telomere shortening and poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking, physical inactivity, high emotional stress, and a poor diet. Conversely, studies have shown that actions such as eating a healthy diet, taking dietary supplements, getting daily exercise, and using stress reduction techniques such as yoga and/or meditation can support healthy telomeres.
WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS IN PURAZ TELOMERE HEALTH?
Astragalus Extract (10% Astragaloside IV)
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is an herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Astragaloside IV is a highly purified and potent extract derived from astralagus root. In recent times, research has shown that astragaloside IV can support production of the telomerase enzyme, and in turn support the maintenance of telomere length.
Baicalin is a flavone extracted from the medicinal herb Scutellaria baicalensis. Studies have shown that baicalin can help to support and protect skin cells from telomere damage that is caused by the sun. In turn, this nutritional support can provide valuable protection for the aging of fibroblasts and restoring their youthful strength.
Oxidative stress is a major cause of disease and known to accelerate aging, and in particular telomere shortening. Glutathione functions as the body’s master antioxidant. It is synthesised by every human cell, mopping up the DNA damaging free radicals and peroxides that result from daily exposure to environmental toxins that occur as a byproduct of oxidative stress.
Puraz Telomere Health contains a proprietary formulation of antioxidant extracts from four New Zealand super fruits: grapes, boysenberries, blackcurrants and kiwifruit, with added vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant complex provides support for protection against oxidative stress and ultimately healthy telomere maintenance.
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant, and is an important component of several detoxification enzymes, including glutathione peroxidase. Animal and cell studies have shown that higher selenium levels supported increased production and activity of telomerase and healthy telomere levels.
|INGREDIENTS (Serving Size: 2 Capsules)
|Astragalus Extract (10% Astragaloside IV)
|Baicalin (2% Baicalein)
|Selenium (from Selenomethionine)
*Includes 36mg Ascorbic Acid & min. 36mg fruit derived phenolic antioxidants
Contents: 60 capsules.
Directions: Take 2 capsules once daily.
Cautions: Do not take during pregnancy or lactation.