Telo-100 is a blend of 18 nutritional supplements targeted to prevent all three major causes of Telomere shortening: loss of Telomerase, oxidative stress, and inflammation. The formula is produced by the company Applied Health, an experienced manufacturer present on the nutraceuticals market for almost 20 years.
This formula is advertised as the first and only complex of pro-Telomere nutrients, including natural Telomerase activators. Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that shorten with each cell division. Eventually these structures completely disappear compromising the cell’s health and leading to cellular aging and all the adjacent health problems.
Telomeres’ length can be however increased through the action of a certain enzyme called Telomerase. The naturally occurring compound is very active when we are young, but becomes less active as we age. This means that in time, Telomerase is less able to lengthen Telomeres, so the body becomes prone to common diseases caused by aging.
Telo-100 is promoted as an effective way to preserve the integrity of Telomeres by supporting the immune system and fighting against oxidative stress.
Telo-100 contains the following ingredients: Telo-100 includes the following ingredients: Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Vitamin B12;
T-Activator 150tm- Proprietary Blend of the following 10 “Telomerase Activators”: N-Acetyl L-Cysteine, L-Arginine Hydrochloride, Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum, standardized to 80% Silymarin) plus Siliphos Milk Thistle PhytosomeTM (Silybum marianum extract/Phosphotidylcholine complex), Bacopa Monnieri (min. 20% bacosides), Ashwagandha Root Extract (Withania somnifera, 2.5% with anolides), Panax Ginseng (min.3% ginsenosides), Ginkgo Biloba (min. 24% Ginkgo flavone glycosides, min. 6% terpene lactones, less than 1 ppm ginkgolic acid), Resveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum, 50% trans-Resveratrol), Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium Sagittatum, min. 20% Icariin), Vitamin D3 (as listed above);
Pro-Telomere Proprietary Blend: Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinesis, min. 95% polyphenol, 40% EGCG, 75% Catechins, < 0.5% Caffeine), Hydroxytyrosol (Olea europeaea), Pine Bark Extract (Pinus pinaster, French maritime pine bark, min. 65% procyanidins), and Astaxanthin (haematococcus pulvialis, natural marine algae); Inactive ingredients: Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, water, Silicon Dioxide and Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.
The formula is based on a complex blend of nutrients with powerful antioxidant qualities, including vitamin E and D3, some of the B complex of vitamins, herbs, and other nutrients renowned for their health benefits in this area.
Two proprietary blends are included in the product. The first is the Telomerase activators mix containing 10 ingredients, mostly herbal extracts. Milk Thistle extract is used for thousand of year as an herbal remedy for liver affections. Silymarin, the active compound in this plant protects the liver against various toxins known to affect normal function of this organ. Clinical trials also indicate that milk thistle extract can prevent and help with the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Silymarin has also been shown to act as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
Bacopa Monnieri, another popular herbal extract was also clinically proven as an effective antioxidant. Studies indicate it can prevent lipid peroxidation and help ease symptoms of diabetes including neuropathy, cardiopathy, and nephropathy. Bacosides, the active chemicals in the plant were observed to slow down the aging of the brain by promoting brain tissue regeneration. This has led researchers to investigate Bacopa as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Ashwagandha is an Indian herb famous for its anti-anxiety properties. Commonly used to ease stress, the herb is now being investigated as a treatment for neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The benefits attributed to the plant come from its antioxidant qualities that make it an effective defense against free radicals, structures that are known to cause cognitive impairment, as well as cancers and premature aging of organs.
Telo-100 features many other herbal extracts which are the subject of current investigations in various areas of the human health.
- Telo-100 is an original formula based on two proprietary blends designed to offer a complex support against oxidative stress and its negative impact on human health
- The key ingredients present in the formula have been clinically researched for their potential to offer antioxidant and immune protection
- The formula comes at a very high cost: $147 for a month’s supply
- The product is not clinically proven as safe or effective on short or long-term. Consumer testimonials are also lacking at the time of this review
- There is no warning issued by the manufacturer regarding potential ingredient interactions or interactions with other drugs
Telo-100 is a very expensive way to boost your immunity and protect yourself against oxidative stress, but is indeed a unique product. The producer claims it can effectively support Telomerase activity and increase Telomeres length- two complex causes of premature aging and numerous health problems caused by free radicals and immune system dysfunction. The main problem is that there is no scientific evidence to support the claims issues by the manufacturer and no consumer testimonials either. More so, looking at the ingredient list, we noticed that most of the key substances are frequently used in nutritional supplements offered as cognitive and immune boosting products.