Supplements that lengthen telomeres | Elissa Epel
Some research suggests that dietary supplements might offer a means to lengthen telomeres. Candidates include vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and TA-65, a product that purportedly contains extracts of astragalus membranaceus, a plant-based compound that demonstrates immunomodulatory, anti-oxidative stress, and anti-aging effects, the latter of which are associated with longer telomeres. Lengthening telomeres carries some risk, however, especially with regard to cancer. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the pros and cons associated with taking dietary supplements to lengthen telomeres.
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