What is Epitalon?
Epitalon is a tetra peptide, meaning that it is made up of four amino acid chains. It is used to regulate the cell cycle through up-regulation of telomerase activity. It was discovered by the Russian scientist Professor Vladimir Khavinson, who conducted Epitalon-related research for 35 years in both animal and human clinical trials. The results were amazing. For the first time ever, human clinical trials proved beyond doubt that the substance consisted of powerful life extension and antiaging properties.
What does it do?
It works in the pineal gland of the brain. Its primary role is to increase the natural production of telomerase, a natural enzyme that helps cells reproduce telomeres, which are the protective parts of our DNA. This allows the replication of our DNA, so the body can grow new cells and rejuvenate old ones. It has shown a 33% increase in telomere length in somatic cells. It has many documented effects on general aging and impacts on the circadian rhythm. It promotes a natural cycle and healthy sleep cycles, it also makes sure that cortisol and other stress hormones are not elevated throughout the day, which can lead to excess abdominal weight gain. It helps regulate levels of melatonin and cortisol. It helps make sure cortisol is elevated in the morning and melatonin is elevated in the evening.
What is telomerase?
Telomerase is a nucleoprotein that contains RNA and adds repeat sequences to the end of telomeres. A Telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration of from fusion with neighboring chromosomes.
Younger people produce a relatively large amount of telomerase and longer telomeres. The longer the telomere strands are, the better cell health and replication they provide. However, as people age, the production of telomerase decreases and consequently cell replication and health decline. This is the main reason that people age.
The importance of telomerase production and telomere rejuvenation in fighting the symptoms of aging has been proven by numerous studies. In one study conducted on 913 pairs of twins, the twin with stronger telomerase production looked younger and had better health than his/her twin counterpart. In another study of 38 people who were 100 years old or older, the healthiest participants had the strongest and longest telomeres.
Epitalon has been proven to increase production of telomerase. This in turn strengthens and lengthens telomeres. That means that Epitalon can play a vital role in slowing down the aging process, and therefore extending human longevity.
There have been no reported side effects of Epitalon.