You will see that our Purslane and Commelina Gentle Balancing Toner includes a claim that Purslane promotes the pro-aging enzyme Telomerase which protects the cells' DNA repair function.
So how, exactly does it do this?
Telomeres are little caps at the very ends of chromosomes that protect the internal areas of chromosomes. Every cell in our bodies is constantly renewed every seven to ten years, some cells more frequently. So why then are we not exactly the same every seven to ten years?
The problem is that with every replication of our DNA, some fragments of the genes that make up the chromosomes are lost. This loss of genetic materials wears down the ends of the chromosomes and leads to a shortening of the chromosomes over time.
Telomeres are little caps at the ends of the chromosomes that protect the internal areas and to an extent prevent the shortening of the chromosome.
Telomere shortening has been linked to the aging of cells. The progressive loss of telomeres may explain why cells can only divide a certain number of times. If the chromosomes become too short, their ability to divide is compromised.
The good news is that some cells in our body have the ability to reverse telomere shortening by expressing Telomerase, an enzyme that extends the telomeres.