Another Nobel Partnership – Telomere Research

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The Shaklee Telomere Research Landmark Study ll

This time, Shaklee is partnering with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

of the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Blackburn is a

Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine.

Learn more about Dr. Blackburn’ telomere research here…

She discovered how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

This study on DNA and longevity will include 107 Shaklee participants who have been taking Shaklee (Vitalizer, Vivix and Cinch) for approximately five years as well as a group of non supplement users.

Preliminary results of the study are very impressive.

What are telomeres? Telomeres are biomarkers of aging. They could be the key to aging and cancer. Inside the center or nucleus of a cell, our genes are located on twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes.

At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age. Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism’s genetic information to cause cancer,other diseases or death.

Each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, the cell no longer can divide and dies. This process is associated with aging, cancer and a higher risk of death.

The research on the power of Polyphenols to protect telomeres has seen dramatic growth in the past 2 years. With every passing day, we are discovering the true health and healing properties of Vivix truly a one-of-a-kind product.