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Consider this: In the 1950s, a 65-year-old could expect to live a further 15 years. But today's baby boomers are expected to live far longer after retirement. The average retiree can look forward to drawing Social Security for up to 24 years – as much as 50 per cent longer than their parents' generation. Is 70 the new 50? How do we make these healthy years worth living?

Aging is generally accepted as a normal and inevitable part of the human experience. We may not like it, but every day, we're getting older. So, at some point, many people embark on the equally normal and inevitable quest for longevity. We are more determined than ever to avoid the physical and mental ravages of modern diseases and to enhance quality of life. From anti-aging supplements to anti-aging products, there is no shortage of ways to spend your time, energy, and money. In an era of "natural" and aging gracefully, natural anti-aging products are most coveted. Bovine colostrum falls perfectly into that category.

Once used primarily by professional athletes seeking to enhance their performance, bovine colostrum has now re-emerged as a pre-eminent anti-aging supplement for its overall health benefits and reported use in specific medical conditions. In fact, athletic performance and staying young are essentially the same physiological concept; anyone can employ similar strategies to maintain youthfulness as do athletes trying to improve performance. Growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor (IgF-1) play a significant role in the human life cycle; the body begins tapering off its production of growth hormone around age twenty with a fifteen percent decline every decade thereafter. Thus, by late adulthood, growth hormone levels are generally less than half the levels during early adulthood. Many older adults have turned to synthetic growth hormone injections in the hopes of staying young, but these injections are neither natural anti-aging products nor safe anti-aging products. Bovine colostrum, on the other hand, is a natural and rich source of several growth factors, including growth hormone and IgF-1.

Growth factors help repair damaged cells in the tissues and organs that comprise the human body. They heal and prevent intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome (LGS), which helps stave off chronic inflammation and tissue damage which otherwise lead to chronic and autoimmune conditions often seen with aging (i.e., allergies, arthritis, asthma, brain diseases, Crohn's disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, IBS, multiple sclerosis, and other chronic pain conditions). Tissue repair also includes the skin, when colostrum is taken both internally and applied topically. That means wrinkles and other skin conditions (i.e., eczema, psoriasis, acne). As colostrum works to detoxify the body on a daily basis, regular users see noticeable improvements – fewer wrinkles, clearer complexion, and a more toned appearance overall. Moreover, there's less chronic illness, autoimmune conditions, and pain, with more mobility and vitality.

Research suggests that telomeres may be the key to aging because of the role they play in maintaining the structural integrity of our DNA. Telomere length determines the number of times that a cell can divide. DNA strands become shorter as one ages, so much so that they eventually become too badly damaged to replicate new cells. This inability to replicate is associated with aging, cancer, and shorter lifespan due to an overall increased risk of death. Bovine colostrum contains telomerase, an enzyme which prevents DNA strands from shortening, allowing identical, undamaged cells to replicate over and over.

Colostrum for anti-aging is not new. Russian centenarians have been extoling the healthy benefits of colostrum for decades. Only now have researchers caught up with this "Fountain of Youth." And now that it's been re-discovered, Sovereign Laboratories has brought it to market in the most effective, physician-recommended, and best selling supplement – Colostrum-LD™.

The anti-aging properties of telomerase and the various growth factors in colostrum make it the ideal anti-aging supplement for people of all ages. It's never to early to think about aging – we're doing it every day!