Telomeres & Cellular Aging
Our Vital Organs and Immune System are Composed of Cells
There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in each cell - that's 46 DNA strands. Telomeres are located at both ends of these DNA strands, totaling 92 telomeres in every cell.
Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age.1, 2
Some cells, like those found in the skin, hair and immune system, are most affected by telomere shortening because they reproduce more often. 3, 4
Telomeres Protect our Chromosomes, Like the Plastic Tips at the End of Shoelaces
They allow chromosome to replicate properly during cell division, preventing the loss of DNA.
Without the coating, shoelaces become frayed until they can no longer do their job, just as without telomeres, DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t do their job. 5
As We Age Telomeres Shorten
We inherit telomeres from our parents, but no matter the length of our telomeres at birth, everyone’s get shorter as they age. 4,6
Most people are born with telomeres over 15.000 base pairs long, but the natural process of aging shortens telomeres. When telomeres became critically short, it can affect the function of the cell.
Telomeres are shortened as we age, but telomeres can also be shortened by stress, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and a poor diet 3,4,6,7
Short Telomeres Have Been Connected to Premature Cellular Aging
Mounting evidence shows a strong connection between short telomeres and aging in our cells 3,4,5
Telomere shortening is involved in all aspects of the aging process on a cellular level. Telomere length represents our biological age as opposed to our chronological age.
Therefore, telomeres act as the aging clock in every cell.
In Response to Telomere Shortening, Cells can Become Senescent
Senescence is a state where the cell can no longer replicate. Senescent cells accumulate as we age. They limit the body's cellular performance and can damage the other cells, which may compromise the body's ability to remain healthy.
Without the protection from telomeres, our cells age and die.
THERE IS SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT TELOMERES CAN BE LENGTHENED
The Body has its Own Mechanism to Protect Telomere Length - the Enzyme Telomerase
An enzyme called telomerase can slow, stop or perhaps even reverse the telomere shortening that happens as we age. 2,5 The amount of telomerase in our bodies declines as we age. 4
Exposing human cells to telomerase slows cell aging and allows cells to begin copying again 2 and longer telomeres cause gene expression to change to a younger phenotype which makes cells function as though they were younger.
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