Epithalon is the synthetic version of the polypeptide Epithalamin, which is produced in the pineal gland.
Epitalon is a synthetic analog of a hormone that's produced in the pineal gland called Epithalamin. The pineal gland is a small endocrine organ in the brain. Epithalamin's production is inhibited with age due to the decrease in melatonin which results in the degradation of the genome with age. Epitalon is a long-acting analog of melatonin that's been shown to restore the circadian rhythm and improve sleep in the elderly. It's also shown to increase the production of telomerase, a protein that converts the telomeres at the ends of the DNA in human chromosomes to a longer length. Telomerase has been shown to have potent anti-aging effects in various species. The result is an increase in life expectancy.
|Epithalon (Epitalon) Peptide|
|IUPAC Name||(4S)-4-[[(2S)-2-aminopropanoyl]amino]-5-[[(2S)-3-carboxy-1-(carboxymethylamino)-1-oxopropan-2-yl]amino]-5-oxopentanoic acid|