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TA65 Scam: Anti Aging or Inviting Cancer?

TA65 scam is possibly one of the newest and unique types of scam one ever heard of. Aging is really a problem of the humankind. From the inception of the human civilization, men and women tried to get rid of the aging problems. No effective method was found till the modern era of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

To define aging, we must go to a little details of cell biology. We all have chromosomes in our body cells. These chromosomes have a little part at their ends named telomere. This telomere region is actually the marker of aging. An important enzyme of our system, called the telomerase, maintain the length of the telomeres by promoting the growth of the chromosome through enhancing the synthesis of the deoxyribonucleic acid or the DNA. As a human cell gets victim to aging, the length of this portion (the telomere) decreases through a process called deletion. Also, the activity of the enzyme telomerase is much lowered with the age. This process continues till an individual dies.


TA 65 is a drug which is supposed to lengthen the telomere region. It is an extract made up from a Chinese herb called Astragalus. The TA 65 is aimed at containing the Astragaloside IV or another component Cycloastragenol. These latin-named compounds are actually the part of that wretched herb (Astragalus). But, the mystery about TA 65 is that its manufacturing company does not reveal the actual composition of the drug (whether it contains the Astragaloside IV or the Cycloastragenol).

To discuss about the TA65 scam, the names of TA Sciences (who have the license for TA 65 formula) andCaliforniabased company Geron come. They claim that this drug actually promotes the activity of the telomerase enzyme and protects the telomere region of the chromosome from deletion. TA Sciences specially claims that one looks younger than he looks without using the drug. Some questions about the studies which support these claims are already in the air.

The first question which can be raised is a drug may not be always effective for every individual. Even, manipulating the length of the telomere can cause some mutations in the repetitive DNA sequences present there, which ultimately cause carcinogenesis (cancer generation) in the human body. Even, as every individual possesses his own set of cellular environment in the body cells, the TA 65 treatment may not be fruitful for everybody.

The second question is about the cost of the treatment. In an average, it costs $1200 to $10500 based on the protocols and the time required for the treatment. The economically rich section may afford it, but an average person (a retired person or middle-class/ lower middle-class people) may not find the solution in it. Moreover, there may be other causes of aging which can not be resolved in TA 65 treatment. Thus, not getting biased to the statement that there something exists as TA 65 scam, one can make a research on it and take his own decision. That’s the best solution.

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5 Responses to “TA65 Scam”

  • Alan8:

    Your rant is long on attitude and short on facts. And grammar.

  • Epacific:

    Alan8, if you want more facts, you may want to check out the class action lawsuit filed against the TA65 folks. Dr. Life looks the part but who wouldn’t get ripped, even at his age, by working out every day, eating right, and getting weekly testosterone injections? The TA65 part is the scam. Not a rant. Just the facts.

  • Roslyn:

    I don’t know about most of what you’re saying. I agree with Alan. Also, your article seems very angry. What I can say is that I started to use TA-65 last year, and since then I’ve noticed several improvements in my health. It might be expensive, but so is hormone therapy or some other drug that might have side effects. I’m happy to pay $200 a month to feel this good!

    • Emily:

      My friend told me that TA-65 is good for our health. But It hasn’t been sold in Vietnam. But I really wanna know more about this product. Could you please tell me the composition of this product

  • Tony Mackenzie:

    This is rubbish and ill informed. Check your facts before you talk nonsense. Look at the books and scientific papers by leading cutting edge scientists.

    I am a competitor of tA65 but I would still uphold the integrity of their (and our) product and have no doubt about it’s efficacy.

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