Ok the Question is Asked What is a Telomere? First think DNA and chromosomes. At both ends of every strand of DNA in a a human cell something called a telomere. Telomeres could be described as looking like the tail of a kite. The function of Telomeres is to prevent chromosomes from becoming frayed, fusing into rings, or binding with other DNA strands. (One way to think of Telomeres is they are like the plastic tips on the end of shoelaces that keeps them from unraveling.)
Ok so Next What Causes Telomeres to Become Shorter? From the time you are conceived as an embyro each time a cell divides the telomeres in your DNA get shorter, this is part of your body’s normal aging process. (Side note - because your cells divide so much prior to birth, the length of your telomeres is only about 2/3 as long at birth as they were right after conception.)
When your body is exposed to harmful free radicals and oxidative stress your telomeres can shorten even more quickly. Oxidative stress is the result of destructive reactions in your body’s cells caused by too many free radicals. A free radical is essentially an atom or molecules that has unpaired electrons.
An atom or molecule that has unpaired electrons is unstable so they seek out an electron to make them whole again. In this process they destroy other healthy cells. Free radicals can come from many different sources -environmental toxins, such as smoke, pollution, chemicals, drugs and radiation, and even naturally occurin your own body when you exercise. Antioxidants fight free radicals and stem the causes of oxidative stress, but a key combination is needed to reduce the effects of oxidative stress on your telomeres.
So What Happens when Your Telomeres get Short? In effect a lot of things and none of them are good. Bad things happen when telomeres get short. When your telomeres get too short your body’s cells are no longer able to divide (or reproduce themselves) and they simply die. Eventually, when enough cells can't reproduce themselves this instability leads to tissue breakdown and potentially to premature aging.
Ok so What Does All This Mean for you. Based on numerous human studies showing the association of shortened telomeres with premature aging, it is clear a healthy diet rich in nutrients, along with daily exercise, reduced stress and antioxidants found in Product B are your best tools for aggressively fighting the battle against aging.