Every year their are more and more supplements released. With the promise of younger looking skin, a better body, and a longer life; people will pay through the nose to keep their youth. In the past it was easy to brush off the commercials and the advertisements as pure fiction. However, this time they might have actually done it! The new supplement called TA 65 is derived from an herb called Astragalus. This herb is said to help repair telomere. Telomeres are bits of our DNA that get shortened every time our cells duplicate, thus shortening our life span with each replication. If nothing in the environment kills us off our DNA can replicate to the maximum age of 120! However, with TA 65 people could live well beyond those years.
The company behind this research is TA Sciences, a company based in California. However, their research was licensed by Geron, who discovered it.
A study showed wide-ranging anti-aging benefits – in vision, skin condition, stamina and energy and sexual function. TA Sciences make TA-65 available to all employees over 40 years old (source).
The only draw back to this supplement would be the unknown long term side affects. However if you have 20 years left of your life or even 10 years, you might not care. Another drawback would be the price of this supplement. While researching online, the pill ranges from 4 – 6,000 dollars per month. Only movie stars and the rich could afford paying such a high rate for beauty and youth.
I have a feeling that over the next few years this herb will be available in a cheaper form.