A new study that we have linked below describes one of the most exciting discoveries in the history of medicine! Researchers have been searching for a way to slow or reverse the aging process since the first human realized they were mortal. After a few thousand years of attempts, it appears this may finally become a reality.
We understand aging as the progressive loss of cellular integrity, which results in decreased function and increased susceptibility to disease and death. The two most important markers of this process at the cellular level are telomere length and cellular senescence.
Telomeres are strands of DNA in every one of our cells that shorten with each cell replication. Eventually, telomeres become so short that the DNA can no longer replicate, and the cells begin to die off, leading to disease and death.
Cellular senescence is the process of programmed cell death that arises as a result of telomere shortening. Senescence is naturally programmed into our cells as a defense mechanism to prevent damaged cells from continuing to replicate, but over time this contributes to the loss of function we understand as aging.
Researchers at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel set out to see how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can affect telomere length, and by extension cellular senescence. 30 patients underwent a protocol that included sixty 90-minute sessions of 100% oxygen at 2.0 ATA. Each session included 3 air breaks to minimize the risk of oxygen toxicity and improve the efficacy of the treatment session.
Excitingly, researchers wrote in their findings that “For the first time in humans, it was found that repeated daily HBOT sessions can increase telomere length by more than 20%… In addition, HBOT decreased the number of senescent cells by 10-37%.” This is proof that HBOT is the ONLY treatment to actually reverse the key cellular markers of the aging process.
Here at ATX Hyperbarics, we can run the same exact protocol used in this study to help you improve cellular function, and reverse your body’s natural aging process! Call, text, or email us today to find out more!
Source: Efrati, et al. https://www.aging-us.com/article/202188/text