Epithalamin is a natural polypeptide which is secreted from the epithlamium-epiphyseal region of the brain. It has many important functions including: stimulating the hypothalamus to respond to hormonal influences, normalizing the function of the anterior pituitary gland and regulating levels of melatonin in the body.
It is a powerful antioxidant that eliminates oxygen free radicals responsible for damaging cells and killing them. Eliminating this oxidative stress is essential to avoiding degenerative diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease and muscle pain.
Improves Cell Cycle by Boosting Telomerase Production
As you age, your telomerase production decreases. By giving your telomerase a boost with epithalamin, you can improve cell division and extend the lifespan of your cells.
Anti-Aging & Anti-Tumor
Studies have shown that epithalamin is very effective in reducing the aging process by slowing down cellular oxidative stress, which is one of the main causes of aging and degenerative diseases. The peptide also increases telomerase activity, which helps protect against cell death by free radicals.
Extends Life in Mice & Rats
The peptide increases lifespan by 11-31% in Drosophila melanogaster, SHR mice, C3H/Sn mice and LIO rats. In addition, mortality rate was decreased in Drosophila melanogaster, C3H/Sn mice and rats treated with epithalamin.
Improves Immune System & Antioxidant Defence
The pineal peptide preparation epithalamin, used in our experiments, significantly increased the titer of T-cells and B-cells in adults and old mice as well as the titer of thymic serum factor and thymosin-like compounds in rats. In addition, it suppressed spontaneous and induced carcinogenesis in both rats and mice.