Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - August 2018

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Protecting Our Telomeres with Targeted Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes

Most people may not realize that there are two fundamental ways to protect telomeres:  (1) reduce the rate at which they shorten, also known as decreasing the telomere attrition rate and (2) to actually lengthen telomeres. Although it is commonly, albeit somewhat incorrectly, believed that once telomeres shorten they cannot get longer, recent evidence suggests otherwise. Common sense lifestyle choices can actually lengthen telomeres. This is comparable to reversing aging, versus simply s... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, August 9, 2018

Telomere Homeostasis: Live Better, Longer!

Telomeres are sections of genetic material that form a protective cap at the end of each chromosome in every cell of the body. When a cell divides, the telomere gets a tiny bit shorter, until there is no more telomere left to protect DNA from “unraveling,” and the cell dies. Cellular death causes the body to age, whether the cell is from cardiac muscle, skin, or brain tissue, thus making telomeres a novel biomarker for biological age. The longer one’s telomeres, ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, August 2, 2018