I have an interesting anecdote to present but let me first say this is one case and that results may not be typical. There are a myriad of other factors that could contribute. But what would you do if you found out you had 30 more years of length on your telomeres?
He took 4 capsules nightly and was feeling great. His baseline measurement of leukocyte telomeres was 6,400 base pairs with 20% critically-shortened ends (<3,000 base pairs means they are at risk for mutating). On the current version of testing, we could add 3,000-4,000 base pairs to the original result as a ‘fudge factor’ to give him a starting point of 9,400.
After one year of TA-65 use, his median length had increased over two decades worth to 11,700 but more importantly, the percentage of critically-shortened ends had dropped from 20% to 7.5% (seen in red.) The histogram shows lengths between 3,000 and 5,000 in yellow. All available lengths are measured and show in a simple frequency distribution (e.g. the right-most red bar is showing that 3% telomeres were between 2,500 and 2,999 base pairs).
After two years of TA-65 use, his median length is now 12,500 (from an estimated 9,400) with a very nice drop in critically-short telomeres to 4.5% (from that high baseline of 20%).
So if you believe what most research is showing regarding the connection between shorter telomeres and longevity, Mark may have gained over 30 years of longevity in a time where he should have lost three years.
In the future, we may have a better understanding of whether taking TA-65 and these changes are related. I am merely presenting an interesting anecdote. But despite the stress of losing his mother to brain cancer in the interim and an associated increase in his BMI as a result, his bone density remains in top 1% for men his age. Perhaps this is another change that could be related to adaptogenic benefits?
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