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?
TA-65MD® utilizes the patented, all-natural TA-65® plant-based compound in its formulation. The TA-65® compound, containing bioenhanced astragalus extract, is formulated based on more than a decade of research and development in order to perfect the methods to extract and enhance the compound’s bioavailability.
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.
TA-65® for Skin FAQ
What is TA-65® for Skin?
Based on advances in the emerging field of telomere biology, TA-65 for Skin provides benefits at the cellular level. TA-65® for Skin is an emollient cream designed to improve your complexion with the cumulative effects of cellular nourishment, color balance, and free radical detoxification through the proprietary TA-65® compound.
What are the benefits of TA-65® for Skin?
How is TA-65® for Skin packaged?
TA-65 for Skin® is available in a 1 Fl. OZ bottle featuring a patented airless delivery system which dispenses optimal dosage and preserves product. This product contains fragrance.
TA-65® for Skin is also available in a 4 Fl. OZ Tube. This economical larger size contains no fragrance.
Are the benefits of TA-65® for Skin supported by clinical research studies?
Yes. In randomized placebo-controlled studies TA-65® for Skin has been clinically shown to:
Is TA-65® for Skin available in stores?
TA-65® for Skin is available from any of T.A. Sciences® select distributors, physician licensees, or on the T.A. Sciences® website http://store.tasciences.com/
How should I use TA-65® for Skin? Can it be used with other facial products?
TA-65® for Skin can be used as a part of your daily regimen applying between cleansing and moisturizing. For best results, TA-65® for Skin should be gently massaged into clean, dry skin.
Where should I use TA-65® for Skin?
TA-65® for Skin is most commonly used on the face and hands, but it can be applied to any part of the body where you wish to see more even skin tone or wrinkle reduction.
How much TA-65® is in TA-65® for Skin?
TA-65® for Skin is a proprietary compound that has been rigorously tested to optimize the benefits of TA-65® as a topical cream.
Is this used in place of TA-65®, can I use both? Or just one or the other?
TA-65® for Skin has been specially designed for use on the skin to improve the appearance of the most common signs of aging skin. To get the overall skin improvement benefits offered by TA-65®, we recommend taking the TA-65® Nutritional supplement and daily application of TA-65® for Skin on desired areas of improvement.
What is the expiration date for the 4oz tube?
Due to oxidation, the product will be best if used within two years of purchase.
How long do I have to use TA-65® for Skin before I see results?
Clinical testing shows the best results are experienced after an average of 12-16 weeks using the cream, but individual results may vary.
Is TA-65® for Skin gluten free?
Yes. TA-65® for Skin does not contain any ingredients that contain gluten.
Is this product for all skin types?
Yes. TA-65® for Skin works for all skin types.
How much TA-65® for Skin should I use?
On average, individuals use 2 pumps of the 1oz bottle and a pea sized amount of the 4oz tube to cover their entire face.