What are telomeres?
Telomeres are acting like buffers, protection pieces for DNA material at the ends of every chromosome in every cell. A bit like a shoelace with the little plastic at the end that keeps the strings of the lace solid. It unravels if the protective tip is damage, so the genetic material of the chromosomes degrades, it has to be properly protected by telomeres of a certain length.
What is Telomerase Activation?
Telomerase is a natural enzyme in the body and a vital factor in cell health. It supports telomeres protection located at the ends of all chromosomes. Controlling the activation of telomerase in normal cells can increase telomere length, improve functional capacity, promote the proliferative lifespan of cells. The Telomerase-Activating potency of the molecule, called TA-65TM, has been proven in rigorous tests by the Geron Corporation.
What products are offered?
TA-65 is the basic component of an anti-aging program called the “PATTON PROTOCOL.” The TA-65 is also active in a skin rejuvenating dermaceutical product developed by GERON.
Have these products been tested?
The safety and efficacy of our products is followed by TA Sciences ™ with stringent scientific procedures. Over the past years we have conducted a series of studies including, the Pivitol 2005 Anti-Aging Trial, designed to measure the effect of TA-65 when taken internally. In this test we saw a reduction in the signs of aging from the introduction into the bloodstream.
Is there real science behind these products?
The effects of telomere shortening are so basic to human aging that an entirely new branch of biology has sprung up in the last two decades. The science of telomeres and telomerase is a new level, attracting scientific minds in both the academic and pharmaceutical worlds. T.A. SciencesTM maintains an exclusive relationship with leading edge California Biotech firm Geron, the leader in Telomere Biology. Geron’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Calvin Harley, who discovered the relation between Telomeres and aging, works with T.A. Sciences to integrate the latest discoveries into T.A. Sciences’ products. T.A. Sciences is also in working relationships with other of the world’s leading Telomere Biologists.
What is the Patton Protocol?
The “PATTON PROTOCOL” consists of 6 month segments of taking TA-65® and of various blind testing options. The program is now available in 2 versions.
How does T.A. Sciences assure the quality of its products?
Here is the process to assure quality and purity in the supply chain. T.A. Sciences harvests the top quality Astragalus root from selected farms in China. That material is refined in our plant extraction facility and sent out for analytical testing. This material is then sent to an FDA certified chemical laboratory where, it is further extracted and purified to yield the single molecule TA-65 at over 90% purity. TA-65 is then tested, and undergoes another Quality Assurance inspection.
The Purified TA-65 is sent with an authenticated Certificate of Analysis to ensure purity, and quality–to be formulated and produced into capsules by Garden State Nutritionals. The TA-65 is blended with United States Pharmacopeia grade excipients and produced according to Good Manufacturing Practices and certified by the Natural Products Association. The GMP practices followed by Garden State are the best practices in the nutritional supplements industry. These and other rigorous quality programs certify that T.A. Sciences can assure our clients a label of 100% quality.
What is the plant from which TA-65 is derived?
TA-65 is a natural molecule found in the ancient Chinese herb Astragalus used from 1000 years, and can be found in every traditional Chinese herbal shop. Health benefits from this plant have long been recognized in China, but never before has the TA-65 active ingredient been isolated and purified.
Why not just buy Astragalus in herbal shops ?
We have purchase 4 available Astragalus extract products, and have them tested to verify if TA-65 is present. In all cases, the testing lab could not detect any TA-65. TA-65 molecule rare, and extraction processes used by Chinese companies destroy it. T.A. Sciences uses an exclusive production process that took years of research and over a million dollars to develop.
Is TA-65 a drug?
TA-65 is a nutritional supplement, not a drug. It activates telomerase to keep cells functioning in a normal and healthy way. We make no claims that it prevents or treats any disease.
Is there a risk of unwanted cell proliferation?
Astragalus extracts have been safely consumed for over a thousand years and are available in herbal shop. TA-65 action is to activate the telomerase which in turn affects the telomeres located at the tips of every chromosome. They are the cellular clock of aging, telomeres get shorter while cells divides, when too short, cells can no longer proliferate; they become old cells. Keeping telomere length allows cells to continue to divide for a longer time; they live and function longer. There is a theoretical concern that they might over proliferate and TA-65 could stimulate unwanted growth and cell overpopulation. There is evidence that suggests that TA-65 boosts and strengthens the immune system, which suppress any cell overpopulation. Thus, we believe the overall effect of TA-65 regarding cell proliferation to be positive.
A number of physical changes associated with old age are due to the presence of short telomeres. TA-65 is designed to promote overall cell health, longevity by increasing telomere length and slowing the rate of telomere shortening. With telomerase activation, cell distress due to shortened telomeres reduction.
The potential effects of activating telomerase and maintaining healthy tissue function outweigh any theoretical risk. All the T.A. Sciences staff are currently on the PATTON PROTOCOL.