Telomeres, DNA Wellness & Successful Aging

Do We Have to Age?

It’s an age-old question. The answer? It’s up to you! How fast you age and how long you maintain brilliant health and ageless vitality is in your hands. In an ideal state, the human body is designed to live for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And discoveries about the body’s telomeres are providing us with a key to moving in this direction.

I am dedicating a whole section of this website to telomeres, because here at Capture the Brilliance we believe it is the master key that will unlock many answers to questions about biological aging, health, longevity, and managing age and age-related disease. Healthy telomere functioning can lead us out of a prolonged dying-and disease-focused society.

In this section, we’ll look not only at a telomere-specific therapy, but also remedies for other significant factors that cause aging and disease and the shortening of telomeres.

What Are Telomeres?

Telomere ChromosomeIn the human body, cell division is necessary for growing new skin, blood, bone, and other cells—it’s the body’s regenerative process for sustaining life. When our cells divide, we pass on genetic data to the replicating cell via chromosomes.

Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. Telomeres keep chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other and destroying genetic information essential to a healthy lifespan.

During the normal human lifespan, a cell divides on average about 50 to 70 times. Each time a cell divides, its telomeres get shorter—even on healthy cells: they are our internal biological clock. When the telomeres get too short, the cell can no longer replicate and divide; it becomes inactive or “senescent,” deteriorating with age. This shortening process is associated with aging, disease, and a higher risk of death.


Telomeres: Master Timekeeper

Telomeres Master TimekeeperTelomeres are a measurement of our future health, the keepers of our biological age and our risk for disease. They are the governing factor in how fast we age, how long we may live, and how we can maintain health for life.

Short telomeres can be predictive of your risk for multiple age-related diseases, like cancer, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, atrophy of brain cells, and more. Unhealthy cells, like cancer cells, also have telomeres. When the cell mutates due to lack of nutrients and oxygen, the telomeres mutate too. They divide, and their telomeres become shorter with each division or replication; thus mutated telomeres shorten much faster than healthy ones do, causing a progressive degenerative condition in the body.

Long telomeres allow the body’s regenerative force to be preserved for the continual production of healthy new brain cells, blood, tissues, skin, hair, etc. People with long telomeres feel and act youthful, look younger, and have a greater resistance to getting sick or developing diseases. They age much slower and have an enhanced capacity for long life.

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What Affects Telomere Length—and Your Future State of Health?

Telomeres, DNA Wellness & Successful AgingMany influences affect the length of telomeres, and thus, the future state of your health.

One of the main factors governing telomeres is the expression of a gene called TERT. Short telomeres often are an indication that the TERT gene is locked, non-active, or minimally expressed. With the completion of the human genome mapping, we can now benefit from this scientific discovery, offering a natural remedy to enhance telomere health and longevity. (This product, Telomerase, is described in the next section.)

Another critical factor affecting health is oxidative stress, i.e., free-radical damage to our DNA. Our Nrf2/Protandim remedy (see Anti-aging tab on Home Page) is of primary importance in managing free-radical damage due to oxidation.

Still other factors include homocysteine levels (see discussion and remedy below), inflammation, Vitamin D (see remedy below), weight, heavy metals, diet, stress, and environment.


Natural DNA-GENE SOLUTIONS for Telomere Health & Longevity

Six key remedies in our Homeovitality line address telomere health and other critical factors for health and anti-aging. They are as follows:


The Telomerase Gene Remedy

Telomerase gene remedyTelomeres utilize a protein called telomerase to prevent chromosomes from growing shorter during replications and losing our genetic data. Telomerase contains an enzyme called TERT, which replenishes and supports synthesis of telomeres by elongating the telomeres; if telomerase is activated in a cell, the cell will continue to grow and divide. This “immortal cell” theory is important in two areas of research: aging and cancer.

The Telomerase gene remedy of the Homeovitality product line we offer has been developed to target the TERT gene to support new tissue growth and slow the aging process. Each time a cell divides, whether to repair damaged tissue, renew old tissues, or during development, the ends of the cell’s chromosomes become frayed or lost. When too many of the chromosome ends are lost, the cell loses the ability to divide and form new cells. This is called cellular senescence, and it results in tissue aging.

The Telomerase remedy helps to repair the ends of damaged chromosomes so that new cells and new tissues can be produced, slowing down the aging process and repairing damaged tissues more effectively.

NOTE: Telomerase remedy is not recommended for those suffering from cancer. Extensive research continues in this area.


The HCYcare Gene Remedy

HCYcare gene remedyAnother essential remedy for healthy gene function is HCYcare.

The HCYcare remedy has been formulated to target the MTHFR gene to support reduction of unhealthy homocysteine levels, especially as we age. Homocysteine is an amino acid that inflicts damage to the inner arterial lining (endothelium) and other cells of the body. High levels of homocysteine have been found to cause many diseases, both psychological and physical, such as heart disease, migraine, stroke, hearing loss, and blood vessel deterioration. Scientists have shown that there is an increase in the serum concentration of homocysteine with age and that this increase is associated with increased susceptibility to many diseases, including heart disease.

The HCYcare gene remedy plays an important role in the conversion of amino acid homocysteine back to another amino acid, methionine—a process called methelation. Methionineis an essential amino acid that plays a very important role in making sure that genes work properly; it can be used to support the function of the genetic blueprint.

Decreased activity of MTHFR leads to inefficient conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Methionine is used by your body to make proteins, utilize antioxidants, and assist your liver to process fats. Methionine helps with depression and even inflammation. It is involved with the growth repair and maintenance of your cells. Itsupports your immune system, helps with the production and utilization of your brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin. Proper methylation means you will have a greater chance of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, which can reduce your risk for cancer and other health issues and put less stress on your adrenals. Everyone willbenefit from taking this product on a consistent basis.


Super careD Gene Remedy

Super careD remedySuper careD remedy has been designed to target the CYP27A1 gene. This gene plays a critical role in the natural synthesis of vitamin D.Most tissues and cells in the body have a vitamin D receptor (VDR) and vitamin D influences the expression levels of up to one-third of all human genes. Many studies have indicated an association of vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of development of more than a dozen cancers, autoimmune diseases, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular disease.

Because CYP27A1 plays such an important role in synthesizing the active form of vitamin D, the importance of this enzyme in maintaining optimum health is critical. This was underscored by the fact that TIME magazine nominated vitamin D as one of the “top medical breakthroughs” in the December issue of 2007.

Even if you take Vitamin D as a supplement, combining Super careD will enhance your body’s ability to utilize it more effectively. Unless the CYP27A1 gene is turned on, no amount of Vitamin D will be assimilated by the body.


Age Well Gene Remedy

Age Well Gene RemedyAge Well gene remedy targets the KL, GH1, and IL-7 genes. It helps everyone to slow down the aging process and live a longer, healthier life.

What do KL, GH1 and IL-7 do? The KL gene, which synthesizes the hormone Klotho, plays a very important role in slowing down the aging process. Scientists have shown that reduced activity of KL results in acceleration of the aging of many organs, and in particular, leads to skin deterioration. Reduced KL activity is associated with impaired immunity and increased susceptibility to development of auto-immunity. These aging conditions are reversed by up-regulation of KL.

IL-7 stimulates the production of new immune cells in the bone marrow. GH1 helps to reduce muscle loss, a component of aging, and build up muscle by stimulating cells that form new muscle. It also enhances new muscle growth by increasing amino acid uptake in newly forming muscle cells, as well as other tissues.


DNArep Gene Remedy

DDNArepl Gene RemedyNArep  gene remedy targets the BRCA1 gene. This gene plays an important role in the repair of many different types of DNA damage.

What does the BRCA1 gene do? The BRCA1 gene makes a protein that plays an important role in repairing damaged DNA. DNA is being damaged continuously in every single cell, therefore adequate function of BRCA1 is required to ensure effective repair of DNA.

By helping repair DNA, BRCA1 plays a role in maintaining the stability of a cell’s genetic information. Therefore, increasing BRCA1 expression will help to stabilize the structure of DNA, as well as reduce the likelihood of development of many cancers or slow down their progression.



Prorep Gene Remedy

PProrep Gene Remedyrorep gene remedy targets the HSF1 gene. This is a master regulator gene to repair damaged proteins that cause ill health.

What does the HSF1 gene do?Almost a million proteins are required to organize and carry out all the physiological and psychological functions needed to maintain optimum health throughout life.

For a protein to work effectively, it must have the correct fit with its receptor, rather like a lock and key fitting system. The correct structure of many proteins is often difficult to maintain because their structure is altered by exposure to many factors, such as increased temperature, toxins, radiation from all sources (including sun exposure, electromagnetic radiation, infectious agents, etc.), and more.

The HSF1 gene coordinates the body’s entire protein repair system. In this way, disfigured, dysfunctional proteins can be refolded and repaired so that they can function at full capacity. Maximum health is enjoyed when all the body’s cellular components and proteins are fully functional.

Prorep may be used on a permanent basis, particularly by those suffering from chronic inflammatory disorders. Not recommended for use in cancer patients because it is likely to protect cancer cells from the cytotoxic effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Telomere Testing

Maintaining normal telomeres and preserving their longevity to replicate and carry over our genetic data is imperative to wellness for life. Telomere testing is a way to measure your future health. It can provide an early warning that you are losing long protective telomeres. Contact Dr. Lilli for information on how to do telomere testing.

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