Cycloastragenol was studied by Geron Corporation and sold to T.A. Sciences in early 2013 who have since developed it into as a product named TA-65.
Cycloastragenol is a molecule isolated from various species in the genus Astragalus that is purported to have telomerase activation activity. A single in vitro study on human CD4 and CD8 T cells led to claims that cycloastragenol may activate telomerase, leading to controversial claims for its role in reducing the effects of aging.
Its method of action is purported be the activation of the human telomerase enzyme.
In a study from 2011, Cycloastragenol was able to elongate telomeres, resulting in increased lifespan of the animals.
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