Aging: telomere length and telomerase activation therapy

Objective

Investigate the efficacy of TA-65 telomerase activation therapy

Description

As we age, our telomeres shrink by about 100 base pairs per year. Research from Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn and former Geron CSO Cal Harley has been used to develop a potential remedy in the form of the TA-65 telomerase activation therapy (Harley et al, Rej Res, 2011). A few thousand individuals are currently taking this therapy.

This study seeks to establish quantitative and qualitative measures of the efficacy of TA-65 or astragalus supplements, and whether personal genome profile makes a difference. Do people with genetic polymorphisms in their telomere genes like TERC have shorter telomeres to start with and are they therefore more likely to benefit from therapies?

Seeking self-funded healthy participants, healthy participants for a randomized, controlled, double-blinded study cohort possibly starting in 2012, and breast and prostate cancer chemotherapy patients in remission in the San Francisco Bay area for a randomized, controlled, double-blinded study cohort starting in late 2011. More details.

Inclusion Criteria

1) Age 25+ 2) Interest in exploring anti-aging therapies
  1. Get your telomere length measured (vendors: SpectraCell, RepeatDiagnostics)
  2. Take TA-65 telomerase activation therapy (available from TA Sciences doctors worldwide or study doctor (discount available) Dr. Ed Park at Recharge Biomedical for 6 mos - 1 yr OR over-the-counter astragalus supplements (More info)
  3. Journal your experience on a weekly basis and take a weekly photo of yourself
  4. Re-measure telomere length at 6 mos or 1 yr

Discussion

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melanie

melanie I had my telomere length measured with SpectraCell and began the TA-65 therapy with Dr Ed Park on 4/22/11, I am taking 2 capsules per day on an empty stomach. Already, I have experienced some increased energy and appetite suppression benefits.

fletch2010lb

fletch2010lb Do we have to pay for the testing and the supplements forstudystudy

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melanie

melanie If you are local to the San Francisco Bay area, you can sign up for the free Telome Health study to find out your telomere length: http://telomehealth.com/research-study/index.php

EriGentry

EriGentry That's incredible! I just signed up. Thanks for sharing, Melanie!

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melanie

melanie Welcome to the study! are you taking TA-65?

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melanie

melanie Welcome to the study! are you taking TA-65?

nikolay

nikolay @melanie No, I am not.

EriGentry

EriGentry I just saw Cal Harley, from TelomeHealth, speak at TEDMED. He talked about the TA-65 therapy briefly. Seemed to really catch the audience's attention. Perhaps we can bring in some TEDMED participants

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