I am expecting samples of Epithalon soon and was wandering if you guys are familiar with this peptide and/or have any experience with it. ...Epitalon is a synthetic peptide made of four amino acids (alanine, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, and glycine), that is based on a natural peptide called Epithalamin extracted from the pineal gland. It was synthesized by Vladimir Khavinson, a Russian professor and gerontologist, whose research focused on the development of peptide preparations used to restore function in various organs in order to prevent and reverse the aging process. He is currently the Director of the Saint Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology. Khavinson first extracted Epithalamin from the pineal gland of calves, however due to the inherent limitations in production, he formulated a synthetic version of the peptide called Epitalon... ...Epithalon increases the natural production of telomerase, a natural enzyme that helps cells reproduce telomeres. To understand how Epithalon could in fact be that “Fountain of Youth” man has long been searching for, we must first understand what telomeres are and how they relate to the aging process. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protects our chromosomes. Without telomeres, DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t perform their job. Our cells replenish by duplicating themselves. Telomeres get shorter each time a cell copies itself. When telomeres become too short, cells age and stop functioning as they should. Telomeres naturally shorten as we age, but they can be prematurely shortened by stress, smoking, obesity, and lack of physical activity. Telomere length represents a person’s biological age as opposed to their chronological age. There is a very strong connection between telomere length and cellular aging. That is where Epithalon comes in. Dr. Khavinson observed that introducing the peptide Epithalon into mammals induced telomerase activity, lengthening telomeres. This resulted in a reversal of age related disease and a reversal of signs of aging. Several studies have proven that the length of telomeres increase after taking Epithalon. During one study, a group of subjects were given the peptide for 12 years. They showed a lifespan 30 to 50 percent longer than those who didn’t take it. By taking Epithalon, these subjects extended their lifespan by an average of 7 extra years. Not only did they live longer lives, but they did so with much better health when compared to those that didn’t take the peptide... I know... we all are going to die... so, let's hear it!