Stem cells, telomerase and Immortality

doctor looking into a microscopeStem cells are often referred to as the “parts bag” of your body. When part of your body is damaged, there are two main avenues of repair – somatic cells and stem cells.  Somatic cells are cells that are already at their final stage of evolution.  Examples are mature heart, skin, liver and gut cells. These cells are what they are and cannot be anything else.

Stem cells, on the other hand, retain some or most of their ability to “be anything”, depending on how far along they are in their developmental cycle. The most undifferentiated stem cells are the embryonic types that form soon after you are conceived. These give rise to every other cell in your body. They are known as “totipotent” because they can become anything, cell-wise. No one knows how many, if any of these embryonic cells are around in adults, but my guess is there are at least a few.  As we mature, stem cells assume general identities like neural, mesenchymal and so on. This means they can become lots of things, within a family of tissue, like circulating cells in the blood, connective tissue, like fat cartilage and bone or neural tissue, like nerves, brain and some endocrine organs.  These are called pluripotent, because, while they cannot become any cell, they can be lots of different cells within their overall cell type.  It is from these pluripotent stem cells that most of our somatic cells come from.

One myth that persists is that stem cells are immortal and have lots of telomerase expression. It’s true that they have more than the average cell, which is basically zero, so more is not a lot more than that! As stem cells go down the line from totipotent to pluripotent, to actually committing to being some specific cell type, they lose telomerase activation, making them live shorter lifespans.  When they get to being somatic cells (the last step), telomerase is shut off.

Recently, it was found that defective expression of telomerase leads to premature stem cell aging.  That should be no surprise, based on what I just told you.  Another fact – long telomeres are required for healthy stem cell differentiation, as well. So, telomerase plays a role in keeping your parts bag full and making sure the parts get delivered wherever they are needed.

I am now in my 4th year of taking TA-65 and I am 100% sure it is affecting my stem cells in a positive way. While no one has yet done stem cell assays on this product, the improvements in health documented by my clients that use it and my own benefits, could not be possible any other way.

I should also mention the skin is the largest repository of stem cells in the whole body. This is why it may be so responsive to our stem cell activating serum RG-Cell.

That gives you two unique ways to improve the stem cell telomerase connection. Growing younger is getting easier and easier!


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