posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 08:21 AM
I did about five hours of research on this article yesterday. I had researched some of the supplements also. Although this is finally proven it is
also important to understand that this knowledge has been around for a little while and the science behind it needs a lot more studying to find side
effects of increasing the telomerase enzyme to make this happen. The right foods in proper proportions are essential as is the necessity to include
the materials of the end caps in the diet. The materials seem to include elastin binding proteins of a certain kind, specific to the cells of the
organ or body part.
Eating a diverse diet including chemistry that includes materials to trigger telomerase production is critical.
The problem it seems is that cancer cells also benefit from increasing telomerase, this is a problem. cell death of mutated cells is crucial. The
protective coating that protects our cells also protects cancer cells, and they create more of it than normal cells. This subject is a good subject
but jumping at it with supplements can have unknown consequences. I would tend to increase good foods in the diet a bit. It is good to increase
elastin binding proteins in the diet, it helps to slow progression of emphysema and deterioration of heart and blood vessels also. Too much is no
good though as increasing blood vessel growth also increasees growth into tumors. Eating foods that contain some things that slow blood vessel growth
along with this may help to alluviate the problem.
I spent about a hundred hours studying telomeres over the last year. I got interested from a post here on ATS that someone had written and kind of
went overboard on researching the subject. This article started me looking at what side effects could come from increasing telomerase in the body.
It is not an easy subject, I need another hundred hours of reading articles before I can make an opinion on the matter.
Sorry I can't help anyone with this yet, there are too many variables to give a good opinion on the matter. Like I said, eat real food, make sure
you eat a little food that blocks uptake of unknown chemistry in food, like a grapefruit occasionally and make sure to eat foods that have available
molybdenum in them. Antinutrients are important to eat but too much weakens our body by throwing off electrolyte balances.
I don't want to get younger anyway, I'd hate to go backwards. It seems like when you get older you mature and get wiser, at least you are supposed
to do that. Increasing telomere length also increases the young and dumb syndrome. It seems to make us feel better and we do more risky stuff, stuff
that can hurt us. So does it increase our life if it increases risky behavior? This is a catch 22 situation.