What Is A Telomere


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What are telomeres?

Telomeres are parts of our chromosomes that affect how cells age. Like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces, telomeres are caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect it and allow cells to function and reproduce properly. Telomeres shorten each time a cell divides which, over time, leaves genetic DNA unprotected and causes cellular function to be compromised and ultimately leads to cell apoptosis (death) or senescence.

Every organ in the body (skin, liver, heart, etc.) is made up of cells, so telomeres are vital to good health. Slowing or stopping the shortening of telomeres can slow or stop cellular aging. Click here to learn more about Telomere Biology.


How do short telomeres impact your health?

The length of a person’s telomeres is a good indicator of their overall health status. Having short telomeres can accelerate the natural aging process on a cellular level. Some cells, like those found in the skin and immune system, are most affected by telomere shortening because they reproduce more often. Click here to learn more about telomeres and cellular aging.

For a body to stay healthy, it is important to maintain telomere length.


What is Telomerase Activation?

Telomerase is a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body that can slow, stop or perhaps even reverse age- and lifestyle-related telomere shortening. Telomerase is produced only inside functioning cells; it is not possible to take biologically active telomerase orally.

Activating the enzyme telomerase may be the key to helping cells live longer. Scientific research has shown activating telomerase in human cells slowed cell aging and allowed older cells to begin replicating again.

TA-65® is a patented, all natural, plant-based compound which is designed to help maintain or rebuild telomeres by activating telomerase. TA-65MD® nutritional supplements are the first in a line of products based on the TA-65® compound. TA-65MD® nutritional supplements are the first research-based products that specifically target Telomerase Activation. Click here to learn more about TA-65®.


What does it mean to transiently activate telomerase?

Transiently activating telomerase causes no permanent genetic shift in any cells. It keeps healthy cells from becoming senescent or undergoing apoptosis, whereas permanent activation would allow mutated cells to continue to divide endlessly.


What is the science behind TA-65® products?

The TA-65® compound is a Telomerase Activator that can lengthen telomeres. Click here for more information on our Clinical Research. Scientists have studied telomeres and telomerase extensively, and have published more than 10,000 articles on the topic to date. The role of telomeres in protecting our DNA was first observed in the 1930s, and the link between telomeres and cellular aging was made by scientists nearly 30 years ago. In 2009, the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine was awarded to three scientists who discovered telomerase, the enzyme that TA-65® activates.

Scientists continue to study telomeres and the benefits of stopping or even reversing the shortening that happens as we age. Click here to learn more about Telomere Biology.

T.A. Sciences® maintains unique relationships with leading physicians, researchers, biotech firms and opinion leaders in the field of Telomere Biology.


What is the active ingredient in TA-65MD® nutritional supplements?

The active ingredient in TA-65MD® nutritional supplements is a patented, all-natural, plant based compound.

After more than a decade of research and development, T.A. Sciences®, in collaboration with experts around the world, has perfected exclusive methods to extract and enhance the bioavailability, of this naturally-occurring compound.


How does T.A. Sciences® assure the quality of its products?

T.A. Sciences® is committed to ensuring the highest quality products from end-to-end of the supply chain. This dedication to quality entails a rigorous testing and analysis program across all phases of supply and production, from start to finish.

The TA-65® compound is blended with USP (United States Pharmacopeia) grade products to ensure consistency, and are produced according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Dietary Supplements, in state-of-the-art facilities in the USA. All senior executives at T.A. Sciences® personally take TA-65MD® nutritional supplements.

Click here for more information about our manufacturing process and quality standards.


How do TA-65MD® nutritional supplements compare to other products or approaches?

T.A. Sciences® is recognized as the leader in the field of Telomere Biology. Many other companies have attempted to duplicate our patent-protected technology, but no other products can provide the quantity and quality of clinical studies demonstrating efficacy.

The TA-65MD® formulation is several times more bioavailable than the plant extract itself, which helps ensure that the TA-65® is not destroyed during the digestion process when taken orally. No other products utilize this technology.


How do you know that TA-65MD® is safe?

TA-65MD® contains a blend of natural ingredients with an excellent safety profile. T.A. Sciences® is setting a new standard in clinical safety for natural products through demonstrated efficacy, bioavailability, and a high level of predicted safety. No other company can offer the depth and breadth of scientific research on Telomerase Activation.

An independent expert panel has determined TA-65® to be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in a medical food under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, administered by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). T.A. Sciences® provided extensive animal & human clinical data to support the status of Generally Recognized as Safe.


Are there any allergens in these products?

TA-65MD® nutritional supplements do not contain dairy, eggs, nuts, gluten, corn, soy, wheat, sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or fragrances.

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