A few key processes occur in the body which accelerate the aging process:

The shortening of telomeres

  • Telomeres are structures found at the tail end of chromosomes.  In a healthy young individual, an enzyme called telomerase adds length to the telomere which results in normal tissue growth and maintenance over the lifespan of the cell.
  • As an individual ages, these telomeres shorten over time – causing disrupted cell growth, reduced longevity, and the promotion of abnormal tissue growth (which may or may not be cancerous).

Loss of hormone production

  • Due to the shortening of telomere length, the production of hormones declines as we age. One example is the reduced pineal gland function – which lowers melatonin levels (the hormone that regulates the sleep cycle).

DNA Damage

  • Chemicals formed by the body called “reactive oxygen species” can damage the DNA in cells – which can cause the cell itself to die prematurely, promote the formation of degenerative diseases, or lead to mutations which increase the risk of tumor formation.

An uncontroled inflammatory response

  • While inflammation is an important part of the immune system for protecting against outside disease (ie. bacteria, viruses) or promoting the healing process after an injury – there are times where the body’s own inflammatory process operates unchecked.
  • Signaling molecules from the immune system (ie. C-reactive protein, cytokines) can be inappropriately increased, causing widespread inflammation across the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, or other diseases.

Anti-aging – Peptide Support

  • Epitalon is one of the most prominent peptides to display anti-aging properties across studies conducted by the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.
  • Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics combined with its ability to support the immune system, hormone production, and healthy blood sugar/cholesterol levels can slow the aging process at the cellular level.
  • When looking globally across the body’s various organ systems, these benefits may work together to produce clinically significant anti-aging benefits:
    • Epitalon increases telomerase activity and helps maintain proper telomere length which promotes healthy cell growth and lifespan while having an anti-tumor effect.
    • By promoting appropriate telomere length, Epitalon activates the pineal gland and increases the body’s own production of melatonin. This hormone has an important role in sleep patterns and deep sleep – supporting immune health and the body’s repair process.
    • Epitalon’s action at the pineal gland and the restoration of telomere length have been reported to result in improved insulin sensitivity and cholesterol health (ie. Improved glucose levels, decreased triglycerides and LDL).
    • Acting as an antioxidant, Epitalon eliminates oxygen free radicals that damage and kill healthy cells. By removing these reactive oxygen species,  it can reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as heart disease and dementias (ie. Alzheimer disease) and reduce muscle/joint pain.
    • Epitalon can help reduce chronic inflammation, promote healing, and restore balance to the body’s immune system. Further research on epitalon has shown promising anti-tumor properties– specifically in mammary tumors, prostate cancer and colon cancer.


  • is made of four amino acids.
  • Its sequence is: Ala-Glu-Asp-Gly
  • Its molecular formula is: C14H22N4O9