Company Says It Can Stop Aging Process
A company in Hawaii says it can reverse aging. A study in Israel is also researching the aging process. Can we stop aging? Perhaps not in our lifetime. However, we can prepare our families and finances for the consequences of longevity.
Since the dawn of man, people have sought a way to stop or reverse the aging process. Today we have longer lifespans and better overall health. However, aging, and declining health, body, and mind still plague human beings.
Now, a Hawaii-based company focused on longevity and reversing the biomarkers of aging has announced it has reversed aging in a human subject.
New Epigenome test results show the decelerating age of a 68-year-old man to age 53. The results showed a 15-year reversal sustained for 2.5 years over six Epigenome tests (from two different providers). Thus, this indicates that his aging process, as demonstrated in biomarker tests, has now stopped.
Chronological and Biological Age
Human beings have two ages, chronological age, and biological age. Aging and lifestyle can affect the DNA and cause aging and chronic illnesses. Epigenetic clocks look at the methylation patterns on our DNA. The testing looks at the methylation patterns on our DNA. These carefully stored sets of instructions change over time.
Extended Longevity has introduced a product line of ten targeted phytotherapeutic formulations that the company says have demonstrated significant success in decelerating the determinant factors of aging.
The company is running medically supervised studies, with independent lab tests revealing that these formulations have rolled back the epigenetic clock by an astonishing 15 years in a cohort of people ages 42 to 75. Available on the Extended Longevity website are case studies detailing these studies' before and after results.
Longevity science is moving at an exciting pace, and we're making sure we're on the cutting edge.
Steven M. Schorr, Founder and CEO of Extended Longevity
Profound Age Deceleration
In addition to reducing epigenetic age, the company's protocol has demonstrated other results revealing profound age deceleration, including decreased inflammation to optimal levels and extended telomere length akin to that of a 10-year-old. All test results are available for public review.
The data we've been gathering is showing age reversal at a level not being reported by anyone else. People can run the same tests and experience these results first-hand. While many researchers suggest that we're ten to twenty years from a longevity solution, we have achieved the results they are seeking today.
Steven M. Schorr
Israel University Testing 'Oxygen Therapy'
Meanwhile, Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers say they've successfully reversed the aging process of elderly people through "oxygen therapy." The research from TAU and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel suggests that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process.
The study shows that an adult's blood cells grow younger as the treatments progress. Professor Shai Efrati of the Sackler School of Medicine says the aging process can, in fact, be reversed at the basic cellular-molecular level. The treatments use high-pressure oxygen in a pressure chamber to actually make the cells grow younger.
For many years our team has been engaged in hyperbaric research and therapy - treatments based on protocols of exposure to high-pressure oxygen at various concentrations inside a pressure chamber. Our achievements over the years included the improvement of brain functions damaged by age, stroke, or brain injury.
Professor Shai Efrati
Dr. Amir Hadanny, Chief Medical Research Officer of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Shamir Medical Center, says that until now, interventions such as lifestyle modifications and intense exercise have been shown to have some inhibiting effects on telomere shortening.
Telomeres form the ends of human chromosomes. Evidence indicates that telomere shortening limits stem cell function, regeneration, and organ maintenance during the aging process. This shortening during aging increases cancer risk and other chronic diseases.
In our study, only three months of HBOT were able to elongate telomeres at rates far beyond any currently available interventions or lifestyle modifications. With this pioneering study, we have opened a door for further research on the cellular impact of HBOT and its potential for reversing the aging process.
Dr. Amir Hadanny
Consequences of Aging
Chronic illnesses and aging have many consequences, as declining health can lead to mobility problems, dementia, and the need for long-term health care. Today longevity increases the risk of needing help with daily living activities and supervision due to dementia.
The costs related to long-term health care are devastating to families worldwide. Often, due to a lack of planning, family members become caregivers. These family caregivers lack training and are unprepared for this demanding job.
Professional long-term health care costs are skyrocketing. With an increasing demand for care services, high labor costs and other impacts due to inflation, these costs are expected to increase in the decades ahead.
Family Caregiving is Challenging. Professional Care Costly
In the United States, traditional health insurance, including Medicare and supplements, pays only for a limited number of days of skilled long-term care services. However, most long-term health care is custodial - help with daily living activities - which is not covered by these insurance programs.
Medicaid will pay for long-term health care but only if the care recipient has little or no income and assets. This leaves Long-Term Care Insurance, which will pay for comprehensive long-term health care services but must be purchased before a person has declining health.
Today, most people obtain Long-Term Care Insurance in their 50s or younger as part of their retirement planning. At younger ages, the premiums are much lower, and coverage is easier to obtain - How Much Does Long-Term Care Insurance Cost? | LTC News.
There are still substantial questions if mankind can stop or reverse the aging process. While we may not be able to stop aging in our lifetime, we can prepare for the costs and burdens of aging.
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