The Nine Causes of Aging
What is telomere shortening?
Every time a cell divides, its telomeres, the protective caps at the end of chromosomes, shorten. When telomeres become too short, the cell dies. The speed at which they shorten is indicative of the body’s rate of aging.
Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 2009 for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.
How does the body deal with telomere shortening?
Telomerase is the enzyme that helps maintain the length of telomeres by repairing the lost sequences of DNA at the end of the chromosome caps that is lost with each cell division. With the presence of telomerase, each dividing cell can replace the lost end of telomeres and any single cell can then keep on dividing unbounded.
In what way is Lumity’s approach to telomere shortening unique and more effective than any other?
While the above-mentioned unbounded growth property has excited many researchers, caution is warranted in exploiting this property, as exactly this same unbounded growth is a crucial step in enabling cancerous growth.
For this reason, we have concentrated Lumity’s action on telomere length and integrity rather than interfering with natural levels of the enzyme telomerase.
Antioxidants protect telomeres from damage and omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D are associated with longer, healthier telomeres. Lumity provides sufficient quantities of effective antioxidants and these two nutrients to protect telomeres.
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