The biological process of aging occurs as our cells’ chromosomes progressively shorten during cell division, diminishing their physiological capacity. At the cellular level, telomere shortening and cellular senescence are two hallmarks of aging. This degenerative state is accompanied by stem cell depletion, inflammation and metabolic dysfunction(1)
At a certain point, the telomeres become so short that cells stop dividing. Oxidative DNA damage and stress, which are linked with lifestyle choices as well as genetic and environmental factors, hasten telomere shortening and dysfunction(2)
. The intermittent application of HBOT decreases oxidative stress by inducing increase expression of antioxidant enzymes and anti- inflammatory proteins(3)
Recent research show that HBOT, under certain protocols, can induce telomere lengthening significantly and decrease the number of senescent cells, reversing the two principle biological processes associated with aging(4)
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