Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) is finally revealing the extent of its properties to the world. It is already well-known as a tonic and stimulant of the immune system, capable of increasing T-lymphocyte production…and now, research has shown its incredible capacity for reversing the body’s ageing process.
The development of a highly complex and costly process now means it is possible to extract, purify and concentrate from this Chinese plant, two active principles with a similar chemical structure, and extraordinary properties:
- Astragaloside IV, widely-studied in European and Chinese research centres, and
What are Cycloastragenol’s mechanisms of action?
- Cycloastragenol, a saponin comprising a group of oil glycosides.
In addition to its recognised immune-stimulant effects, Cycloastragenol is also, and significantly, a powerful anti-ageing weapon.
One of the keys to delaying cellular ageing and increasing life expectancy lies at the very heart of our cells, or more specifically, in the telomeres found at the tips of chromosomes…
A large number of studies have shown that progressive shortening of telomeres is closely associated with numerous age-related diseases (heart disease, infections, etc) and is also predictive of premature death in elderly subjects. Telomeres shorten with each cycle of cell division, or when subjected to oxidative stress. Until now, this has been an unavoidable mechanism of aging.
Telomerase is a nucleoprotein enzyme which catalyses the synthesis and growth of telomeric DNA and stimulates the repair of DNA damage.
activates and stimulates this enzyme, thus curtailing the shortening of telomeres and also increasing their numbers. In this way, it allows lengthening of the telomeres and as a result, extends the cell’s lifespan.
Due to its low molecular weight, Cycloastragenol
passes easily through the intestinal wall. Optimal assimilation allows higher efficacy, even at a low dose. Daily supplementation either on its own, or in combination or alternating with, astragaloside IV, will thus help to hold back ageing and naturally extend life expectancy.