DaVinci Labs Telomere Benefits - 60 capsules
Graceful Aging At The Genetic Level
Nutritional approaches to support a healthy aging process have
long been a staple in many medical and wellness practices. Most
strategies to this point have focused predominately on supporting
nutrient and antioxidant levels. Thanks to Telomere Benefits and
Astragaloside IV, we’re now able to go beyond nutritional physiology
and support healthy, graceful aging at the genetic level.*
This breakthrough in aging support was discovered by Elizabeth
Blackburn and Jack Szostak, both of whom were awarded the
Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for this work in 2009. They
identified the tips at the end of our chromosomes, telomeres, are
home to a unique DNA sequence that protects the chromosomes
from degradation. Imagine a cap (like the end of a shoestring) that
grows shorter and shorter with each cell replication. This is the
Blackburn and Carol Greider also received the prize for their identification
of telomerase, the enzyme responsible for producing the
DNA contained in the end of the chromosome.
These two discoveries have singlehandedly transformed how
healthcare providers address the aging process. We now have the
ability to facilitate healthy aging support from the inside out at the
most fundamental level, the DNA.
How Length Correlates with Health
Based on these new findings, it is reported that telomere length can
serve as an accurate indicator of overall wellness. Biologic statistics
have indicated newborns’ white blood cell telomere length may
be 8,000 base pairs while an elderly person may exhibit as low as
Previous genetic research had failed to recognize the value of
the ends of our DNA strands, mistaking them for non-functioning
materials. We now know that in fact these ends act as a barrier to
cell degradation and, consequently, their shortening can leave our
The task then becomes supporting healthy levels of telomerase.*
So how do we accomplish this? With a compound called
Astragaloside IV (AG-IV).
What is AG-IV?
AG-IV, an extract of Astragalus membranaceus plant, supports
the activity of telomerase and is referred to as a “small molecule
telomerase activator,” a name that suits its level of support for the
It has been widely reported that AG-IV has the potential to support
healthy expression of telomerase activity but also memory, vitality,
muscular strength and energy levels.* One literature review
published in 2013 outlined the supportive effects of Astragaloside
IV on the cardiovascular system, immune, digestive and nervous
system.* Mechanisms of action were identified with regard to calcium
metabolism, supporting healthy antioxidant levels and cellular
The issue we face in delivering the AG-IV is that while it is inherent
to astragalus, its concentration varies and is very small within the
Fortunately, we found a better way. Through a unique, proprietary
process, we’ve been able to isolate a consistent concentration of
this compound, eliminating the need to use prohibitively large or
expensive quantities of astragalus root to deliver the necessary
level of AG-IV extract.
Because of this emerging technology, we have successfully created
a telomere support supplement whose cost is not prohibitive
to your practice or your patients.
** Ren S1, et al. Pharmacological effects of Astragaloside IV: a literature review.
J Tradit Chin Med. 2013 Jun;33(3):413-6.
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 60
Astragalosides 250 mg
yielding Astragaloside IV 25 mg
Other ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian leucine.
WARNING: If pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant do not take this product.
CAUTION: If you have an autoimmune disease or if you are taking immuno-suppressants consult with your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
Color of this product may vary due to color variations of the natural ingredients.
As a dietary supplement, Adults take 1 capsule once or twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.