Epithalon (also known as Epitalon or Epithalone) is the synthetic version of the polypeptide Epithalamin which is naturally produced in the pineal gland.
It was discovered by the Russian scientist Professor Vladimir Khavinson, who then conducted epitalon-related research for the next 35 years in both animal and human clinical trials.
Epitalon’s primary role is to increase the natural production of telomerase, a natural enzyme that helps cells reproduce telomeres, which are the protective parts of our DNA. This allows the replication of our DNA so the body can grow new cells and rejuvenate old ones. Younger people produce a relatively large amount of telomerase and longer telomeres. The longer the telomere strands are, the better cell health and replication they provide. However, as people age, the production of telomerase falls and consequently cell replication and health decline. This is the main reason that people age.
It also plays a role in regulating metabolism, increasing the sensitivity of hypothalamus to its natural hormonal influences, normalizing the function of the anterior pituitary and regulating the levels of gonadotropins and melatonin in the body.
Benefits of Epitalon:
As a result of Epitalon’s effect on telomerase production, the benefits are unique and far-reaching and include:
An increase of human lifespan by lengthening telomeres in human cells
Promotion of deeper sleep
Delay and prevention of age-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and dementia
Acts as an anti-oxidant by reducing lipid oxidation and ROS (Reactive oxygen species) along with normalizing T cell function.
Improvement of skin health and appearance
Healing of injured and deteriorating muscle cells
Restores and normalizes melatonin levels in older people who have lost some pineal function due to aging
Can increases resistance to emotional stress
Epitalon makes you younger, more dynamic. Epitalon also prevents skin and skin aging.
Epitalon is a synthetic peptide, telomerase activator, and putative anti-aging drug developed by the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, which was identified as the putative active component of a bovine pineal gland extract known as epithalamin.
Most studies on epitalon and epithalamin have been conducted by the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, primarily overseen by Vladimir Khavinson, in Russia.
Epitalon appears to inhibit the synthesis of the MMP9 protein in vitro in aging skin fibroblasts.