- Antioxidant, immune-stimulant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- May protect the skin from UV-related damage.
- Recognised for its potential to slow down telomere-shortening.
Astragaloside IV is an anti-ageing supplement with several beneficial properties, particularly immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-glycation. Its exceptional properties are due to astragaloside's specific ability to activate telomerase, thus slowing down the shortening of telomeres, and extending cell lifespan. Shortening of telomers is associated with cellular ageing and the development of age-related diseases.
Astragaloside IV is present in minute amounts in the root of Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), a plant particularly valued in traditional Chinese medicine. Through a highly complex and expensive process, it is extracted and concentrated in order to obtain an active amount. Commercially available products sold in the form of powder or astragalus extract do not contain detectable amounts of Astragaloside IV. Astragalus root has been prescribed for centuries as a tonic, as well as to treat a wide range of diseases, to prevent weakness in patients and to protect them against infection. Astragalus root contains, amongst others, a series of cycloartane glycosides called astragalosides I to VII. The most widely studied of these, in Chinese and European research centres, is astragaloside IV. Studies suggest, amongst others, that astragalus root extract and astragaloside IV have the following properties:
Telomere shortening is currently one of the most widely-studied areas of anti-ageing medicine. Along with astragaloside IV, a number of natural active principles have been identified for their ability to protect telomeres or stimulate telomerase. Two such ingredients are cycloastragenol and resveratrol. Other beneficial compounds, such as vitamins C and E, carnosine and several natural antioxidants, have also been included in the enhanced formulation Telomeres Maintenance Formula. The shortest telomers have been observed in octogenarians. Research also suggests that individuals aged 60 or older with the shortest telomers appear to be at significantly higher risk of death from infectious disease or heart attacks. Conversely, studies have shown that stimulating telomerase may significantly increase cell lifespan.
|Daily dose : 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack : 30
|Amount per dose|
|Astragaloside IV 98%||100 mg|
|Other ingredients : Acacia gum, rice flour.|
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