If you’re not a science nerd, you may not know Elizabeth Blackburn. She’s a “lab rat” who’s been thrust into the public eye. By winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine. And what she discovered could have a profound effect on the rest of your life.
Blackburn and two of her colleagues shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for a remarkable discovery. They discovered an enzyme called telomerase. And how it could help you stay “younger” than your years.
A discovery Blackburn shared in a recent talk. What she shared is worth learning. At least it’s worth learning if you ‘d like to live more years free of diseases and disabilities. If you’d like to squeeze the most out of life. If you’d like to live like every moment counts…
Because Dr. Blackburn’s discovery points to a surprising way to turn back your “aging clock.”
Dr. Blackburn revealed how you can have control over the aging process. And we have a secret that can help you get there.
Can you really slow the effects of aging? The world’s foremost expert says, “Yes!” And we offer a powerful way to take advantage of the secrets she’s discovered.
In a nutshell, here’s what Dr. Blackburn discovered… and how Calm Factor IFH could help you slow the effects of aging.
Your Cells’ Top Defense Against the Effects of Age
There’s nothing you can do to stop the passage of time. But you can ease its effects. Dr. Blackburn and her colleagues discovered an enzyme that actually slows the effects of age.
The enzyme is called telomerase. It eases the effects of age by protecting the ends of your chromosomes. Here’s how that works…
As you get older, your cells divide time after time. They have to, or you’d never grow.
In order to keep you, you, each time one of your cells divides, it creates a new copy of your chromosomes. Here’s where a problem comes up.
Dividing your DNA to make a new copy is a bit destructive. The ends of each chromosome – where your DNA resides – is “frayed” a bit with every cell division. Over time, these divisions could corrupt your genetic information.
The classic comparison is with shoelaces. Aglets – the plastic caps on shoelaces – prevent your laces from fraying when you tie and untie the laces.
These aglets keep your shoelaces in pretty good shape for a long time. Eventually, though, they wear out. When they do, your shoelaces begin to fray.
You can always buy a new pair of shoelaces… but you can’t buy protection for your genetic code. That’s where telomeres come in.
Telomeres are like the caps at the ends of your shoelaces. They exist to make cell division work with a minimum of damage to your genetic information. But these defenses break down over time.
Fortunately, Dr. Blackburn and her team discovered an enzyme that rebuilds telomeres. Cell division breaks down the caps on your chromosomes. Telomerase works to rebuild them. And longer telomeres give cells a longer useful life.
This is as close to a “fountain of youth” as we’ve discovered. And the nutrients in Calm Factor IFH may be a key to taking advantage.
Stress and Aging
Things like chronic stress.
A little stress is bracing. For many people, it’s a thrill. Bungee jumping or skydiving cause stress. But it’s short-term stress. Your body’s reaction to these short-term stressors is healthy.
But an overbearing boss… a terrible daily commute… debt… and other long-term stressors have a very different effect.
These stresses trigger high levels of cortisol – your main stress hormone – for long periods. And Dr. Blackburn discovered this lowers levels of telomerase. In fact, she and her colleagues found that people under long-term stress have shorter telomeres.
Which means they’re more likely to see the signs of aging early on as cell after cell “shuts down.” Even chronic stress in childhood can shorten the healthy life of cells.1
Stress accelerates the aging process. Relieving that stress can slow the effects of aging. Which is how Calm Factor IFH can help.
Replace Key Nutrients to Ease Stress
Your body’s reaction to stress is to go into a state of high alert. In the short term, this “fight or flight” response can be a lifesaver. In the long term it can drag you out, run you down, and leave you in a dark mood.
One reason for this is that stress burns through key nutrients. In particular, B vitamins.
You need B vitamins for many functions – including energy production and control of the systemic irritation that leads to the health issues we link to aging.
Swedish doctors tested the effects of stress on 30 healthy young men. They gave some of the men a hormone that triggers the release of cortisol. They gave others cortisol. A third group took a placebo.
After just 4 days, the placebo group’s levels of these B vitamins stayed steady. But the cortisol groups showed dramatic drops in folate (B9) and vitamin B12. In fact, their folate levels were down by almost 25%!2
This is especially worrying because you can’t build up a supply of B vitamins. The B you take either gets used within a short time… or it passes out in your urine. So long-term stress can lead to a long-term shortage of key vitamins.
A 2010 study published in Psychopharmacology looked at the other side of the equation. Doctors gave about half of 215 men a supplement high in B vitamins. The rest took a placebo.
After a month, the men taking the supplement felt less stressed, stayed in a better mood, and performed better on mental tasks than the placebo group.3
Results like these are why we include a healthy mix of B vitamins in Calm Factor IFH.
But that’s just the start.
Citrus Power Beats Chronic Stress
Citrus fruits are loaded with a type of antioxidant called bioflavonoids. There are many flavonoids… and they offer some key anti-stress advantages…
- Scientists at the U.K.’s University of Reading found bioflavonoids defend brain cells against damage from systemic irritation and neurotoxins. They promote healthy blood flow in the brain. They support mental clarity and healthy memory. And they help activate defensive genes in the brain.4
- Other research shows bioflavonoids may be more potent than vitamins A, C and E… defend against age-related heart damage… and even help boost mood5 – often a sign of lower stress.
- Studies show bioflavonoids help improve overall brain function – including clarity and memory… help the brain adapt to damage… and may help reverse age-related effects on the brain.6
In other words, bioflavonoids can help slow – or even reverse – the effects of stress on your brain. And may even improve overall brain function.
Calm Factor IFH delivers a full 250 mg of bitter orange fruit – concentrated to 25% bioflavonoids.
16 Powerful Allies Against the Effects of Stress
In all, Calm Factor IFH contains 16 anti-stress herbs and nutrients – including 8 key B vitamins.
Eight B vitamins? Yes. Because as Australian scientists discovered, boosting B vitamins has a powerful impact. In one study, stressed volunteers reported a significant boost in mood and lower levels of confusion within weeks of starting a comprehensive B formula.
Plus Calm Factor IFH contains vitamin C, and magnesium – one of the most important minerals in your body.
In fact, your body uses magnesium for over 300 functions. It’s key in building healthy bones. You need it for a steady heartbeat. And magnesium promotes calm.
A 2016 review of studies found magnesium helps ease anxious feelings.8 In other words, this versatile mineral promotes calm… the opposite of a stress reaction.
Plus, long-term research shows chronic stress lowers magnesium levels. So getting plenty of magnesium may be especially important when you’re under stress.
In one European study, military volunteers facing both high- and medium-level stress over time showed significant drops in their magnesium levels.9 You may not face the same stress as active military… but it’s good to know there’s a mineral that defends against those levels of stress.
Calm Factor IFH also provides the gentle calming action of passionflower. One of passionflower’s advantages: It promotes calm without creating an aura of fogginess or disorientation.10
Less Stress… Zero Risk
Lowering stress is a great benefit in and of itself. But lowering stress can also ease the effects that lead to accelerated aging. And promotes longer telomeres… as close as we’ve ever found to a “fountain of youth.”
Nobody can promise you more years. But when you ease stress, you ease the effects of aging. So you can enjoy greater health during the years you have.
Which means you can discover the benefits of Calm Factor IFH’s unique formula with zero risk. Because we promise you’ll love the results… or we’ll buy it back.
It’s just one less stressor you’ll have to deal with. So, why not check out Calm Factor IFH today? It just may be the anti-aging secret you’ve been looking for.
Yours in continued good health,
The Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
1 Blackburn, E., “The science of cells that never get old,” TED. 12/15/17.
2 Berg, A.L., et al, “The effects of adrenocorticotrophic hormone and cortisol on homocysteine and vitamin B concentrations,” Clin Chem Lab Med. 2006; 44(5): 628-631.
3 Kennedy, D.O., et al, “Effects of high-dose B vitamin complex with vitamin C and minerals on subjective mood and performance in healthy males,” Psychopharmacology (Berl). Jul 2010;211(1): 55-68.
4 Spencer, J.P., et al, “Beyond antioxidants: the cellular and molecular interactions of flavonoids and how these underpin their actions on the brain,” Proc Nutr Soc. May 2010; 69(2): 244-260.
5 Strand, E., “Flavonoids: Antioxidants Help the Mind,” Psychology Today. Jul 8, 2003.
6 Vauzour, D., et al, “The neuroprotective potential of flavonoids: a multiplicity of effects,” Genes Nutr. 2008 Dec; 3(3-4): 115–126.
7 Stough, C., et al, “The effect of 90 day administration of a high dose vitamin B-complex on work stress,” Human Psychopharmacology. Oct 2011; 26(7): 470-476.
8 Boyle, N.B., et al, “The effects of magnesium supplementation on subjective anxiety,” Magnes Res. Mar 1, 2016; 29(3): 120-125.
9 Cernak, I., et al, “Alterations in magnesium and oxidative status during chronic emotional stress,” Magnesium Research. Mar 1, 2000; 13(1): 29-36.
10 Akhondzadeh, S., et al, “Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam,” BJCP. Oct 2001; 26(5): 363-367.