Telomere Lengthening Fountain of Youth?
At 122 years, a French woman died after reaching what experts believe is the absolute ceiling for a human being’s lifetime. The world’s second and third oldest living persons each reached 115 years. Experts in aging sciences theorize that our most likely limit is 115. Like dogs, cats, elephants, Galapagos tortoises, and Amazon grey parrots, we have built-in DNA-governed limits on our lifespans. The French woman is an outlier to the aging formula that is engineered in human DNA/RNA
How GH Triggers an Increase in Telomerase Activity to Defy Aging
As we know, we can’t evade Father Time forever; nevertheless, we do have the biomedical technology to stave off the impact of aging. We have the resources to enable many of us to enjoy decades of youthful vigor, and even live longer. One of the keys to slowing down the aging process, adding more years to our lives, and reducing the probability of suffering age-related disorders, lies in bolstering the levels of the body’s naturally occurring growth hormone (GH). Studies have demonstrated that increased levels of GH combined with the resultant increase in telomerase activity not only delays the aging process but helps our bodies resist cellular degeneration, tumor formation, genetic mutations and many age-related ailments. Together these factors can allow us to live longer, more energetic, and productive lives than ever before.
The long and the short of it? We must lengthen telomeres, which shorten with age, in order to optimize how telomeres and GH interact.
Following are abstracted research studies that shed light on this critical relationship.