Save Your Telomeres

Since their discovery more than 75 years ago by the Nobel Laureate geneticist Hermann Müller, telomeres have attracted worldwide attention among scientists investigating the aging process. Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes composed of short DNA sequences protecting our DNA and genetic material from damage. Another Nobel Laureate, Elizabeth Blackburn, likened telomeres to the little plastic caps on the ends of shoelaces (aglets). Under normal conditions, when Continue reading →

A New Way to Age Well

Everybody ages. It’s inevitable and a fact of life. But aging doesn’t have to mean slowing down or settling for less-than-perfect health. It’s time to say goodbye to the ways people have aged in the past and introduce a new way to age. Embracing recent medical and nutritional research, scientists at Isagenix are seeking out ways to best keep the body in a youthful state. As with all aspects of health, no one product is the answer. Instead, Isagenix offers the Total Health and Longevity Continue reading →

Isagenix Announces New Findings on Product B

The length of telomeres, or the caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect DNA in cells, is the key to healthy aging. In the simplest terms, “when telomeres get short, bad things happen.” To live a long and healthy life, scientists have offered guidelines for telomere health that include controlling stress, getting optimal nutrition, obtaining quality sleep, minimizing toxin exposure, and finally, bolstering antioxidant defenses against free radicals and reactive oxygen species. As Continue reading →

Podcast: Telomere Science Explained

Trainer: Director of Science Communications David Despain M.Sc. What do shoelaces have to do with your chromosomes? The small plastic piece at the end of your shoelace eventually frays, falls off and weakens the whole thing. Imagine something similar happening to your chromosomes – when the ends weaken, so do your cells. Telomeres help prevent chromosomes from becoming frayed, fusing into rings, or binding with each other. They're also the key to keeping you looking and feeling great, and Continue reading →

Overweight Teens Who Eat Lots of Salty Foods Age Faster

When a slice of pizza or a burrito contains more than a day’s supply worth of sodium, it’s easy to see how growing teens can get too much. Their ravenous appetites often leave home freezers and pantries empty of these common packaged foods on a weekly basis. Now a new study is finding that, when paired with obesity, these salty food-eating teens might be speeding up the shortening of telomeres, which is a marker of cellular aging. The findings were presented as an abstract at the American Continue reading →