Telomeres and Yeast Infection

First a quick update on Stem Stim HF for the lucky few that got the information and ordered.

As anticipated we sold out to our best customers at our best price in about 1 day with the limited quantities we had. Those of you who ordered should be getting it by the end of today. Remember it does not need to be frozen or cold when you get it, just not hot! We iced it because of the heat wave so that it would not accelerate the degradation. When you do get it please put it in the refrigerator asap so you get the full potential of 60 days shelf life. Most are going to use it up well before that but you have some leeway.

We are working to get more and to try to get it into a form where it can be shipped normally without potential degradation in the heat.

Just remember it is the by product of our cell cultures and while we do make billions of cells- that takes weeks sometimes months to finish and lots of man hours.

OK onward to today’s topic which covers a big big and very popular health question- Chronic Yeast Infections.

A recent study points to short telomeres as a risk factor for yeast infections and particularly yeast that are capable of evolving through mutations.

Yeast infections especially chronic yeast in humans has long been the topic of debate but if you think just a little bit about it, the risk increasing due to telomeric length and pathology is pretty straight forward.

Here’s a simple explanation:

Telomeres are very important in immune cells and telomere pathologies and shortening can weaken the immune system. So far most of the work has been done in viruses like HIV and CMV but it stands to reason that fungi like yeast would also be opportunistic in these circumstances.

As we age we will all develop some form of immunosenescense in our system which leads to vulnerability to infections and of course cancer.

Without going further into the science, I hope you can see the importance of taking care of your telomeres.

 

Dr Dave

 

Reference: Global analysis of mutations driving microevolution of a heterozygous diploid fungal pathogen
Iuliana V. Ene, Rhys A. Farrer, Matthew P. Hirakawa, Kennedy Agwamba, Christina A. Cuomo, and Richard J. Bennett

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