Telomeres are protective DNA caps on the tips of your chromosomes. They are "cellular timekeepers" indicating the rate at which you age.

Increasingly, health conscious people are becoming curious about telomeres and aging. They are researching why telomeres are so important and how to lengthen telomeres.

They are also learning about telomerase. The telomerase enzyme lengthens the telomere and science is now showing us that there are specific nutrients, phytonutrients and antioxidants that increase your body's expression of telomerase.

That's why many consumers are looking for an evidence-based telomere supplement or a telomerase supplement. This is crucial because telomere shortening is linked to all the health and beauty issues of aging.

The fact is, a supplement that lengthens and strengthens your telomeres may be the most powerful supplement to promote your health and longevity.

We are very pleased you have found TeloVite, the first telomere lengthening multivitamin!

Rob Martin
Founder / West~Martin Longevity


The multivitamin was introduced in 1934. Through the decades newer ingredients have been introduced, delivery systems improved, and there are formulas targeting the different nutritional requirements of women, men, seniors and children, but the basic multivitamin concept has never changed – until now.

If you’re interested in growing younger as you age, and who isn’t, maybe even adding healthy years to your life, the “next frontier” of longevity science has arrived, and it’s based on Noble Prize winning research that can potentially rewind the cellular clock in your cells.

Elite researchers in the United States and Europe, including from Harvard Medical School, have published their work in the top medical journals. Even the New York Times ran this headline, “Finding Clues to Aging in the Fraying Tips of Chromosomes.”

This technology is developing at a rapid pace and offers great promise in the future – but you can start benefiting significantly right now from the current breakthrough research.


Telomeres are protective DNA caps on ends of our chromosomes. They have been analogized to the tips on shoelaces, and just like the shoelace that becomes frayed and unusable as its tip breaks down, the chromosome stops transmitting genetic information and ceases to divide and replicate.  

In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn and two colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, for their discovery of the telomerase enzyme, which is our body’s mechanism for building telomeres. Telomerase is sometimes called the “Fountain of Youth enzyme.


Telomere research has been going on for decades. In recent years there’s been increasing scientific interest in how dietary supplements impact telomere length. Therefore, our science team sought out every vitamin and antioxidant shown in good clinical studies to activate the telomere building telomerase enzyme. The scientific studies supporting TeloVite aren’t just some small cell chemistry studies. We uncovered excellent human studies; studies showing how certain natural ingredients lengthen and protect telomeres in the human body – your body. 

TeloVite is a full spectrum multivitamin/mineral but our science team has added the most impressive telomere lengthening nutrients and antioxidants. They’ve all been shown to promote longer telomeres by activating telomerase, that longevity enzyme. You can start benefiting right now, from powerful telomere support and help to nutritionally “manage” your aging process. Time Magazine said it best in February 2010, “Scientists Get Closer to Understanding Why We Age.” That was an article about telomeres.

Youthful telomeres are very likely the key to promoting cardiovascular, blood sugar, and cellular health; theseare all areas impacted by aging. And of course, every part of your body is affected by shorter telomeres. It gets so much harder for your heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, all your organs, to do their job as your telomeres get shorter. Also, your telomeres affect the health and appearance of your skin and longer telomeres are crucial for you to be energetic, strong, and vibrant.


If you don’t, you should. There are numerous health benefits from taking a comprehensive multivitamin. According to the Council For Responsible Nutrition, (CRN), 53% of all Americans consume multivitamins, and the percentage is much higher among older age groups. You probably take a multi yourself. The good news is, we are not asking you to purchase an additional supplement, but simply to exchange your current multivitamin for a much more advanced product with scientifically based anti-aging benefits.

TeloVite is a high potency, broad spectrum multivitamin/mineral supplement, but here’s the major difference you won’t find in other brands: TeloVite features 14 ingredients that have been shown in clinical studies to help extend and protect your telomeres – those parts of your cells’ DNA responsible for your lifespan.

TeloVite may help extend the life of your cells’ DNA, which in turn may promote a healthy lifespan. The health of your DNA is a major factor in determining your lifespan.


A great advantage of TeloVite is that we can offer it at a discounted price comparable to other premiummultivitamin products. For the first time, nutraceutical telomere lengthening is affordable for the averageconsumer. Virtually everyone can start benefiting from the most advanced longevity science. The most popular telomere boosting products cost thousands of dollars per year, and they’re not multivitamins.

Telomere nutrition is no longer the exclusive domain of the “Rich and Famous.” Now it’s your turn to benefit from daily, natural, long term telomere lifespan support, and you’ll also enjoy all the short term benefits from TeloVite for energy, vitality, focus, radiant skin, and immunity support.

Taken in its entirety, TeloVite, the first Cellular Longevity Multi, offers you unprecedented health advantages to promote overall optimal health and longevity, with ingredients backed by 312 peer-reviewed scientific studies! With the introduction of TeloVite, we have entered a new era of dietary supplementation, Nutrigenomics*.  Welcome to the future, and welcome aboard.

*Nutrigenomics is a branch of nutritional genomics and is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression.  This means that nutrigenomics is research focusing on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction  between nutrients and other dietary bioactives with the genome.

In 2009, after decades of research focused on the aging process, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and two colleagues won the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of an enzyme called telomerase, which is responsible for lengthening telomeres.

If telomerase activity is high, your telomere length is protected and your cellular aging slows down. It sounds dramatic but telomerase is your “telomere support system,” and now we know there are ways to activate telomerase.

So how do you promote the expression of telomerase?  Well, there are difficult lifestyle changes you can employ, like big changes in your diet, including restricting calories, also embarking on a consistent strenuous exercise regimen to lose weight and keep it off.

These changes may have some positive influence on your telomeres, but there’s another science-based way that may be as important than those lifestyle changes. 

Research clearly shows we can “activate” telomerase with particular nutrients and antioxidants, so now we can help to extend telomere length. We’ve assembled the most important of these ingredients in our unique telomere building product called TeloVite, is the first direct-to-consumer, broad-spectrum, high potency multivitamin to give you the dual-action of vibrant health, energy, and beauty support, with cellular longevity protection long term.**

If you extend telomere length, it‘s possible that you’ll have a longer, healthier lifespan, and look and feel better at the same time.**

There are 14 telomerase boosting antioxidants and phytonutrients, plus all the other powerful ingredients, in the high potency TeloVite multivitamin, the first Cellular Longevity Multi, with ingredients backed by 312 peer reviewed scientific studies!**

** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.


Science is getting a handle on how your cells age. For example, researchers have discovered something called telomeres. These segments at the end of our chromosomes protect the integrity of our DNA each time cells divide. Think of the plastic tips at the ends of your shoelaces. When the tips shred on those shoelaces, the shoelace becomes frayed and falls apart. Similarly, when your cells divide, your protective telomeres become shorter and shorter.**

Soon, there are no telomeres left to protect your chromosomes, which may leave you susceptible to many issues associated with aging. Eventually, cell division stops altogether and cells expire.**

In a nutshell, telomeres act like “cellular time keepers,” who eventually tell your cells when to expire. Science Daily said it best in November 2012, “Significant Relationship Between Mortality and Telomere Length Discovered.”


Telomeres reflect your cells’ age. They’re like a ticking clock counting down your cells’ lifespan. Shorter telomeres equal a shorter lifespan for your cells. Research clearly shows that telomere shortening has a damaging impact on your health and maybe how long you live. In fact, the Washington Post in March 2011 had this headline, “Caps on Chromosomes May Reveal Health Risks.” On the flip side though, longer telomeres are linked to healthy aging and longer lifespan.**


By slowing down the loss of your telomeres, it may be possible to extend your cells lifespan. But here’s the bad news…as your telomeres shorten, your body produces cells that are less effective. And nobody wants less effective cellular function as they age.**


If you’re willing to make difficult lifestyle changes in your diet, including restricting calories and perhaps maintaining a strenuous exercise regimen, those things might have a positive influence on your telomeres. But in addition, the exciting news is that scientists have now identified specific nutrients, phytonutrients and antioxidants that have a stimulating effect on telomere length. There’s excellent research on particular nutritional supplements that definitely have a powerful positive impact on your telomeres.**


Elizabeth Blackburn is a research scientist. She has spent decades investigating, trying to figure out how we age. Finally, in 2009, Dr. Blackburn and two colleagues won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.

They found out that telomeres are built and protected by an enzyme called telomerase. If telomerase activity is high, telomere length is protected and our cellular aging slows down, and now research clearly shows we can help “activate” telomerase with particular nutrients, to repair and regenerate your telomeres. Telomerase is sometimes called your “Fountain of Youth” enzyme. It acts like “telomere support system.”**


While ‘Fountain of Youth’ may be an overstatement of the benefits offered by telomerase promoting nutrients, when the telomerase enzyme is active, it promotes the replication of healthy cells with ‘youthful’ function. If we extend telomere length, it‘s possible that we’ll have longer, healthier lives. The highly respected science journal Nature reported in November 2010, “Telomerase Reverses Ageing Process.” Most importantly, we now know that particular nutrients and antioxidants can substantially boost telomerase, so now we can help promote longer telomeres.**


In a recent large human study, presented in March 2013 at a meeting of the prestigious American College of Cardiology, the researchers were able to predict longevity based on telomere length — the longer the patient’s telomeres, the greater the chance of having a healthy lifespan.**

The lead researcher on this study of 3,500 people said that when your chromosomes get too short, they no longer function properly, and the risk for age-related health issues increases dramatically. He also said, “our research shows that patients with longer telomeres live longer. Longer telomere length directly correlates with the likelihood for a longer life.”

And based on an April 2012 study, from the University of California at San Francisco, this time looking at shorter telomeres, again the Wall Street Journal reported, “shorter telomere length…equated to an estimated four and a half years of accelerated aging.” Shorter telomeres equals faster aging.**


You’ll be hearing more and more about telomeres and telomerase as we enter the exciting new era of nutritional supplementation called “Nutrigenomics.*”

TeloVite, the first Nutrigenomic Multi, offers you unprecedented health advantages to promote overall optimal health and longevity, with ingredients backed by 312 peer-reviewed scientific studies!*

*Nutrigenomics is a branch of nutritional genomics and is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene  expression.  This means that nutrigenomics is research focusing on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction  between nutrients  and other dietary bioactives with the genome.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.


TeloVite contains an array of telomere promoting nutraceuticals, as well as nutraceuticals that provide other non-telomere related benfits. All of them are backed by peer-reviewed scientific studies, published in prestigious medical journals. Here are the telomere lengthening evidence-based vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients found in TeloVite.**


In July 2009, the USDA Research Center on Aging looked at telomere length, and one of the ingredients in TeloVite called folate. Now the study looked at 195 men, and they found that those men with higher folate levels had longer telomeres. We also matched the folate with vitamin B12, because studies show, when they’re combined it creates an additional pathway to longer telomeres – in humans.**


Results from a recent population study suggest that at key micronutrients affect genome stability in human subjects. The results have recently been reported in a cytogenetic epidemiological study of 190 healthy individuals designed to determine the association between dietary intake and genome damage in lymphocytes. The highest tertile of intake of vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, preformed niacin (niacin or niacinamide) and calcium is associated with significant reductions in chromosome breakage or loss.**


There was an exciting 2010 human study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The researchers found that the cells of regular tea drinkers may have a younger biological age than cells from non-drinkers. They looked at the ‘telomere’ length of 976 Chinese men aged 65 and over. Here’s what they found:**

3 cups per day of green or oolong tea, both derived from the same plant, was associated with significantly longer telomere lengths, which corresponds to, now get this, “approximately a difference of 5 years of life.” That’s 5 added years!**

That’s why we made sure that TeloVite contains the amount of antioxidants found in at least three cups of green tea, the amount seen in this human study to promote healthy telomere length.**

Bottomline: green tea supports your DNA and telomere function, promoting stable and healthy cells. And keep in mind, standardized green tea extract is only 1 of the 14 telomere lengthening ingredients in the TeloVite formula.**


Vitamin D is the hottest vitamin out there today, and here’s a good reason. In a 2007 study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they looked at 2,160 women, those with higher vitamin D levels had fewer aging-related changes in their DNA. But guess what? They were also more likely to have longer telomeres. In fact, a positive 5 years difference in telomere aging, the same result as the green tea study. With TeloVite, we are combining these ingredients for maximum telomere lengthening.** 

There’s also a double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial, the gold standard for research, published in the International Journal of Obesity in June 2012. They looked at whether vitamin D would positively impact the telomeres of overweight adults.**

Here’s what the researchers found, “our data suggest that vitamin D may improve telomere maintenance and prevent cell senescence and counteract acceleration of cellular aging.” In fact, their telomerase activity shot up by nearly 20%!** 

Vitamin D is thought to play a role in reducing telomere loss through protective actions involving gene expression of several cellular pathways.**


National Institute of Health researchers were the first to report, in a study published in the March 2009 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, epidemiological evidence that regular multivitamin use was associated with longer telomeres among women.**

The study found that when compared to non-users of multivitamins, the women who used multivitamins had an average of 5.1 percent longer telomeres, which can translate to a difference of a potential 9.8 years of age-related telomere loss.**

The micronutrients most likely to have an important role in preserving telomeres, wrote the scientists, were vitamins C, D, E and certain B vitamins. Based on previous cell culture and animal studies, the authors stated that the higher dietary intake of vitamins C and E is thought to have made an impact on slowing telomere loss due to protection against free radicals, which cause oxidative stress.**


Resveratrol was introduced into the dietary supplement market years ago because it was thought that resveratrol, and other polyphenol compounds from red wine, may contribute to the “French Paradox,” the unexpectedly longer lifespans found in the Mediterranean population, despite a diet that is relatively high in saturated fat.**

In-vitro studies suggest that resveratrol is capable of promoting telomerase activity, thereby helping to maintain telomere length. Likewise, resveratrol has also demonstrated an ability to delay cell senescence (cell aging) by its action on telomerase, that healthy lifespan enzyme.**

In addition, research has shown that resveratrol significantly extends the lifespan of lower organisms such as the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the worm Caenorhabditis elegans and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Other research demonstrated that resveratrol had similar positive lifespan effects on the short-lived fish, Nothobranchius furzeri, also increasing swimming performance, and cognitive performance. Another study has shown that resveratrol improved the health and survival of mice that were on a high-calorie diet.**


Higher lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C concentrations in plasma are strongly associated with longer telomere length in normal elderly persons and suggest a protective role of these vitamins in telomere maintenance.**


In-vitro research has demonstrated that L-Carnosine can maintain and actually lengthen telomeres. Due to the potent antioxidant action of L-Carnosine, the naturally derived nutrient is shown to play a protective role for telomeres while decreasing the rate of telomere shortening during cell division, effectively slowing down the aging process of cells.**

L-Carnosine is found in high concentrations in the muscle and in the brain. It’s believed to possess a significant number of powerful antioxidant properties.**


Oxidative agents like free radicals can cause damage to your cellular DNA, including telomere length. In one study, cells exposed to the oxidative effects of hydrogen peroxide, telomere length decreased significantly, coupled with a decline of telomerase activity. Telomerase is our enzyme responsible for lengthening telomeres.**

However, these decreases were prevented with prior and post treatment of Chlorella vulgaris to those cells. Chlorella, a powerful biochemical detoxifier, has been found to be an effective preventive against telomerase-shortening due to oxidative damage.**


Grape Seed Polyphenols contain oligomeric proanthocyanadins, OPCs, a group of powerful bioflavonoids. They have documented effectiveness as free radical scavengers. There is evidence that OPC’s may play a role in inhibiting enzymes that are involved in the degrading of skin and blood vessels.**

Additionally, polyphenols from grape seed provide additional protection for your DNA and telomeres from oxidative stress, free radicals. Mice fed grape seed polyphenols had longer telomeres compared to controls.**


Magnesium is necessary for many enzymes involved with your DNA replication and repair. Dietary magnesium has also been shown to positively correlate with increased telomere length in women.**

One animal study shows that magnesium deficiency is associated with increased free radical damage and shorter telomeres. A human cell study shows that magnesium deprivation causes rapid loss of telomeres and inhibits cell replication, the most important genetic role of telomeres.**

It appears the lack of magnesium ions has a negative influence on genome integrity. Insufficient amounts of magnesium also reduce your body’s ability to repair damaged DNA, and can induce chromosomal abnormalities.**

According to the authors of a recent study, they stated, “it’s reasonable to hypothesize that magnesium influences telomere length by affecting DNA integrity and repair, in addition to its potential role in oxidative stress.”

Ensuring magnesium adequacy supports many aspects of your health, including the length of telomeres.**


It’s important to note, that you’re getting many additional health benefits from all these powerful nutritional ingredients to support your heart, brain, liver, and other key organs and systems. TeloVite is a game changer, because taken as an entire formula, it provides two tiers of benefits:**

TeloVite ingredients empower your energy, immunity, vitality, skin quality, and a general feeling of well-being – right now. That in itself is great, but you get long term longevity support, because over your life time, these ingredients are strengthening and lengthening your telomeres – those parts of your cells’ DNA responsible for lifespan.**

TeloVite, the first Cellular Longevity Multi, with ingredients backed by 312 peer-reviewed scientific studies.**

With the introduction of TeloVite, we have entered a new era of dietary supplementation, Nutrigenomics*. 

Welcome to the future, and welcome aboard.

*Nutrigenomics is a branch of nutritional genomics and is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression.  This means that nutrigenomics is research focusing on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction  between nutrients and other dietary bioactives with the genome.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.


Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Pharmaceutical Glaze (Shellac, Povidone). Contains: Soy (Vitamin E)


Take one tablet, three times daily with breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you prefer, you may take two tablets with breakfast and one with lunch.


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.

Q. Do I really need to take a multivitamin?

A. Research suggests that most Americans are not receiving the recommended amounts of key vitamins and minerals in their diet. In fact, according to the USDA, only 10% of Americans are eating a good diet. For this reason, some health authorities recommend that all adults take a multivitamin supplement every day.**

Q. How is TeloVite different from other multivitamins?

A. TeloVite is a comprehensive high potency multivitamin/mineral, but unlike other premium multi products, TeloVite contains particular nutrients, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that promote healthy telomere length. TeloVite provides antioxidant protection against premature cellular aging and contains clinically tested nutrients that may help maintain telomere length, which in turn helps to protect DNA and chromosomes.**

Q. How Does TeloVite Work?

A. TeloVite contains 14 ingredients, and combination of ingredients, shown in human clinical studies to maintain telomere length by promoting telomerase expression. Telomeres are regions of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes. These telomeres protect the genetic data, which enable our cells to divide. Telomeres have been compared to the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying. Each time a cell divides our telomeres get shorter, which makes maintaining telomere length important to help protect DNA. Maintaining the proper functioning of our DNA is important to support overall health and well-being.**

Q. Can TeloVite be taken with other supplements and/or medications?

A. TeloVite has no known interactions with any supplements or medications, but it’s always important to talk with your health care provider before beginning any new supplement or medicinal program.**

Q. How do I take TeloVite?

A. Take one tablet, three times daily with breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you prefer, you may take two tablets with breakfast and one with lunch or two tablets with lunch and one with dinner. No matter what combination fits with your eating pattern, it’s best to take your TeloVite with food.**

Q. Why is TeloVite in Tablets not Capsules?

A. Some supplements are better suited for capsules, while others are better suited for tablets. Complex products with multiple ingredients, such as TeloVite, are better suited for tablets for two reasons:**

First, less total pills are required to provide the full daily dose. In the case of TeloVite, only three tablets are required, instead of four to five capsules.**

Second, individual nutrients in TeloVite can be protected against any undesirable interactions with one another when in the tablet matrix; this would not be the case in a capsule.

Finally, any concerns about TeloVite tablets breaking down adequately during digestion can be put to rest. Every batch of TeloVite is tested to verify that it will break down within 45 minutes in water, so they will certainly break down in the digestive system.**

Q. What is the quality control for TeloVite?

A. TeloVite is manufactured under GMP (good manufacturing practices) standards. Every TeloVite raw material is tested prior to production for ID (accurate identification), potency, purity, strength, heavy metals and micros (living organisms such as e. coli, salmonella etc.).

We also send out monthly a random sampling of products (based on statistical analyses) for third party testing to confirm the results we have received from prior testing. If any OOS (Out of Specification)* is discovered, it is immediately retested by both us and sent out to a third party lab. If the OOS is confirmed, an investigation is initiated.

*OOS = did not test out properly based on the laboratory documentation we received.

Q. What is the absorption rate of TeloVite or any dietary supplements?

A. It’s a function of:

1. Individual biochemistry and absorptive ability, and

2. The form of the nutrients used in the products.

TeloVite utilizes the forms of nutrients shown to be effective in human clinical research, which is a reflection of the fact that good absorption is taking place. If there wasn’t good absorption, there wouldn’t be good results in the research.**

It isn’t really possible, however to give a total “absorption rate” for a multi-nutrient formula like TeloVite since there would be individual differences from person to person. Nevertheless, given the forms of nutrients utilized, we would expect optimal absorption.**

Q.  Is Vitamin K2 safe to take with prescription blood thinners?

A.Warfarin (Coumadin) is a medicine prescribed for people at increased risk of forming blood clots too easily and quickly which, in turn, could block the flow of blood to the heart or brain. Blood clots are formed through a series of chemical reactions in your body. Vitamin K is essential for those reactions. Warfarin (Coumadin) works by decreasing the activity of vitamin K; lengthening the time it takes for a clot to form. Does this mean that vitamin K should be avoided either through food or supplement sources? Not necessarily. The fact is that vitamin K is an essential nutrient that your body still needs.**

According to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Drug-Nutrient Interaction Task Force, what is important is to:

“Keep your vitamin K intake consistent from day to day.”

“For example, if you typically have a spinach salad daily, do not stop eating it entirely.”

With regard to dietary supplements containing vitamin K, the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center gives this advice:

“If they are taken regularly on a daily basis, they pose less of a problem than if taken off and on.”

The Daily Value for vitamin K1, derived from leafy greens, is 80 mcg. It is important to note that Vitamin K2 is found in few plant foods. Vitamin K2 is found in meat and animal derived foods. Natto, a fermented soybean product, is the only vegetarian source.

TeloVite provides 45 mcg of vitamin K2, which has many valuable functions not associated with the more common vitamin K (K1).

The following is a list of common foods providing significant amounts of vitamin K1, not the multi-benefit vitamin K2:


In any case, it is always good to check with your doctor to verify any concerns about supplementation while taking medications.

Q. Is magnesium stearate toxic?

A. No. Magnesium stearate is safe, not toxic. We have extensively investigated the safety of magnesium stearate. Allegations of toxicity have been circulating for over 20 years. We have found the “evidence” to be misleading because it is either largely circumstantial based on test tube studies that don’t accurately represent the data observed in human clinical trials or based on theoretical dangers (such as a type of processing that is not commonly used to make stearic acid from unsaturated fats). Either way, the reality of dietary fats in the human body is quite different than what these theories present.

For more detailed magnesium stearate information:

Q. Why is magnesium stearate used in some products?

A. Natural ingredients don’t always smoothly flow through processing equipment and manufacturers need to utilize excipients like stearates to fill capsules or form tablets. Magnesium stearate is the most desirable natural flow agent. Pharmaceutical companies and non-natural manufacturers use synthetic flow agents, such as di-calcium phosphate.

Q. What are the TeloVite “Other Ingredients?”

A. The “other ingredients” in TeloVite are harmless, and Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. Very small amounts are used in manufacturing the tablets. Here is a brief explanation of each ingredient:

  • Stearic Acid – A natural fatty acid found in foods. In the body converts to oleic acid, the fatty acid found in olive oil that is good for your heart.
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose – A plant-based form of fiber that helps the tablet to breakdown and release its nutrients once in the body.
  • Dicalcium Phosphate – A naturally-occuring mineral providing a source of the essential nutrients calcium and phosphorus.
  • Croscarmellose Sodium – A plant-based form of fiber that helps the tablet to breakdown and release its nutrients once in the body.
  • Magnesium Stearate – A combination of the mineral magnesium, and the fatty acid stearic acid.
  • Silicon Dioxide – A natural mineral commonly known as silica
  • Shellac – A natural resin used to coat tablets.
  • Povidone – An inert (harmless) water-soluble polymer used as part of the tablet coating.
  • ** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.

Expiration and Manufactured Dates

NOTICE: The date on your supplement is not an expiration date!

Due to the rules within FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations, dietary supplement products (products labeled with supplement facts) labeled on or after July 21, 2010, will display a “manufacture date” rather than the “expiration.” This date represents the day on which the product in the bottle was manufactured.

All West~Martin Longevity products are pharmaceutical grade and produced by GMP-compliant manufacturers that meet specific standards for quality and potency. Our products are considered stable at full potency for at least two years from the manufacture date. Furthermore, our ingredients are shelf stable for 3 years after the date based on stability testing information related to the ingredients we use.

West~Martin Longevity products are tested and manufactured to meet and exceed the most stringent quality standards.