Hey -Wanna Live Forever?
More quickly than anyone imagined, Nobel Prize-winning research is yielding promising compounds for fighting the inevitability of aging at the most fundamental cellular level.
By Joseph Hooper
“Chasing Patton’s heels is Isagenix, a company whose TA suppliment-in-waiting is scheduled to launch before Labor Day. (It will be sold in doctor’s offices, online, and door-to-door.)
The TA properties of its one or more natural compounds (the identity of which Isagenix has so far chosen to keep to itself) have been vetted in the lab by Bill Andrews Molecular Biologist who, back in the ’90s, helped identify human Telomerase for Geron. John Anderson, the businessman (Editor note: incorrect info, John Anderson is strictly the Formulator) and self taught chemist behind the new venture, calls it his “Product B,” as in future billion-seller.
With their TA supplements, these companies are proposing nothing less that to fix the wrinkles underneath our skin-at the molecular level. How deeply from the Telomerase cup of immortality can we hope to drink? Pick your fantasy scenario, in descending order of fabulousness (and increasing likelihood) : Lengthen our maximum life span -to 150 years, perhaps?- to a degree that will translate our existential horizons (some scientists working on longevity believe this could happen during our lifetime); increase “health span” by a significant margin by delaying disease of aging -in other words, look and feel relatively great until you hit the same old longevity wall at 90 or 100 (probably a majority of researchers see this as a goal within our grasp); or at 50, your skin could pass for a 20-year-old’s (telomerase is most active in cells that divide most frequently, such as those in our skin.)