We documented our 12 person trial of liposomal cyclostrageno plus carnitine and ALA at this topic
: http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=11815We have decided not to produce any more TrifecTA. Although our pilot study had one success (out of 12) indicating some potential for cycloastragenol to extend telomeres, the results were disappointing. We had hoped a true liposomal delivery along with the Bruce Ames "longevity" factors, might have amplified the reportedly weak affect of cycloastragenol.
Now, after 2 years, there has been no benefit to men. All the women experienced a very modest extension of their critically short telomeres, except for the 65-year old female medical doctor, who experienced 5 years of growth in six months. We are still attempting to duplicate her results, and there may be a "body electric" factor stimulating her telomore growth. She specializes in "electrical medicine."
We cannot extrapolate our results to TA-65, but I personally would hesitate paying the exorbitant amounts for any cycloastragenol-based product.
Note: It is interesting that if we did what many pharmaceutically funded researchers do, that is trim the bad data (in this case men), we could have produced a paper showing that TrifecTA was effective in women. But we are not interested in small effects.
We will continue to investigate the "electrical stimulation" aspects with the remaining TrifecTA.
And as mentioned, a man who dropped out of our study early, but had two baselines showing his biological age was comparable to his chronological age, apparently grew younger by 10 years in six months. He believes it is because of his invention, and he may be right. (I am trying to duplicate his results, but there is no evidence so far that it is having the same effect on me.) We should find out in January if a) his new results are valid, or were a fluke that Life Length will have to explain! and b) whether they have been duplicated by yours truly. I have started a wonderful book, BODY ELECTRIC by Robert Becker. Becker's original interest was healing bone, so he began studying regeneration in salamanders, etc. The history of the science in this area is fascinating, and the book is opening my eyes about how small electrical currents/fields may work in the human body. The science may support my friends invention, or, the electrical fields he has accidentally been subjected to creating his invention, may have stimulated his telomeres.
As we learn more we will report in this forum.
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath
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