Astragalus Root is very popular for longevity due to its well-known action on telomeres. Components in astragalus were proven to activate telomerase, supporting healthy telomere length.*
Telomeres are a special part at the end of chromosomes that help protect it from damage. Much evidence has shown that telomere length is a marker of aging. What this means is that things that contribute to aging tend to contribute to shorter telomeres.
The right selection of herbs in the diet will help keep telomeres healthy, but many lifestyle factors are much more important than any herb. If you are interested in learning more about telomeres, we recommend reading this article.
Astragalus has been used in Chinese herbalism for thousands of years, long before people knew about telomeres. It has many benefits, particularly for the immune system.* It was shown to be hepatoprotective, antifibrotic, and a powerful source of antioxidants.* Like Reishi it promotes cytotoxicity, meaning it helps the body release of NK cells (natural killer cells), which work to clean up mutated cells and other cells the body does not want.*
We are very excited about the the effects of Astragalus flavonoids on copper. Astragalus is a Copper Antagonist, meaning it helps the body handle excess copper.* Our understanding is that excess copper is quite common and a major cause of early aging.
Astragalus Root from Eternal Life Club is Organic.