Originally developed as a treatment for Russian soldiers to reduce wounds, epithalon is now a viable and effective medical treatment used in the treatment of many different diseases and conditions. A powerful antioxidant, epithalon eliminates oxygen free radicals in the body that are responsible for damaging and killing cells. This process is known as oxidative stress and is the root cause of a wide variety of degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, muscle and joint pain, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and more. Epithalon’s antioxidant properties also protect the DNA of our cells by stopping the deterioration of telomeres, which are the repetitive nucleotide sequences that protect the ends of linear chromosomes. The deterioration of telomeres is the primary cause of cellular aging and is accelerated by various environmental factors, including radiation, certain drugs and chemicals, and nutrient deficiencies.
Studies have shown that long-term administration of the pineal peptide preparation epithalamin (epitalon) increases mean life spans and slows down aging processes in mice, rats and Drosophila melanogaster. It also stimulates the synthesis of melatonin, normalizes the function of the anterior pituitary gland and regulates the levels of gonadotropin hormones and calcium in the body. This peptide has been shown to inhibit the development of apoptosis and tumor formation in cells, as well as increase resistance to stress, oxidative stress and improve metabolism.
The peptide epithalon was discovered by Dr. Nikolai Khavinson, a physician who was searching for a way to help wounded troops heal from battlefield injuries. He discovered that the pineal gland could regenerate tissue and restore function to damaged organs and tissues, and that specific chains of amino acids were responsible for this regenerative capability. Epithalon works by upregulating the cellular enzyme telomerase and elongating telomeres, which are the short segments of DNA that protect the end of a chromosome from degradation and can’t be replicated during cell division.