From John Anderson:
This link below is a must read to understand my involvement in the most exciting research of lengthening human telomeres.
I have been working with Dr William Andrews at Sierra Sciences to find the magic bullet activator switching on telomerase enzyme and slow aging. I appreciate being mentioned in this article as being partnered up with Sierra.
Please take time to read the article and expect to see a product on the horizon in 2011. We are making progress with botanicals from all over the world, from under every rock, and searching every species. God's gifts are here for us to use,
to find, and to live a long and healthy life. The team at Sierra Sciences and John Anderson's Dream Master Laboratory are leading the way to a healthy and long future. "
The link "press release" is in response to the article below, a great validation in telomere research.
Study Boosts Validity to Aging Research by John Anderson & Dr. Bill Andrews
A new study on mice published in Nature has added validation to research that is being performed by Bill Andrews, Ph.D., and Isagenix Founder John Anderson in partnership to “turn back the clock” on aging.
Their approach is to screen thousands of natural product compounds a week to turn on the enzyme, telomerase, in cells as an approach to protect and reverse the loss of telomere length.
Telomeres are protective sequences of repetitive non-coding DNA segments found at the end of chromosomes. In recent years, they have been found to be the nearest measure that science has for determining lifespan in humans.
In this latest study, Harvard Medical School researchers found that mice lacking telomerase aged much more rapidly as an abundance of critically short telomeres developed. They died earlier too.
But when the telomerase was reawakened in the mice, age-related symptoms disappeared and rejuvenation was seen in several organs including the brains of the mice.
The study, which was led by geneticist Ronald Depinho, presents a strong case for advancing research in telomerase further and suggests potential of telomerase-stimulation as a potent anti-aging therapy in humans.
In addition, Depinho explained that the study helps put to rest suggestion that turning on telomerase was potentially cancerous.
Dr. Andrews adds, "This study is really just another nail in the coffin for the idea that telomerase induction would lead to cancer. Even as early as 2002, a review of 86 publications showed that telomerase is not a carcinogen or oncogene.”
Indeed, telomerase stimulation is far from harmful, in fact, having the potential of bringing a new paradigm to what it means to age gracefully for achieving a healthier, longer life.
“Just as telomerase activation reversed degeneration in the organs of these mice, we expect that it can do the same for humans,” said Dr. Andrews. “Telomerase activation technology promises to be the most significant advance in human health since germ theory.”
“What we’re doing is going to change the world,” said Anderson, “but it shouldn’t be seen as a ‘holy grail,’ only another way of improving your health.”
Stimulation of telomerase, explained Anderson, should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet, optimal nutrition, nutritional cleansing, avoidance of toxic chemicals, and regular exercise.
Dr. Andrews and Anderson have announced that they expect to be able to launch a nutraceutical that will turn on telomerase exclusively through Isagenix in the near future.