The thymus gland whose prime function is to produce a type of white blood cell, termed T-cells (T-Lymphocytes) which form a vital function in the body’s immune system is a small irregular shaped, fat enshrouded, gland situated at the front of the chest, between the heart and the sternum.
The intriguing thing about this gland is that its size and activity closely parallels the growth and subsequent aging process of the body, such that it reaches its maximum size and activity during puberty, after which it slowly atrophies with time, throughout adulthood, such that beyond the age of 60 years, it is almost undetectable from its surrounding fatty tissues. The reduction in size of the thymus gland also mirrors the deterioration of the immune system with age and the body’s corresponding lack of defense against age-related diseases. Thus its claimed that maintaining an active thymus gland and its associated thymic hormones is essential in the battle to ward off the aging process itself. Therefore it is further postulated that regenerating the thymus gland late in life may improve longevity, due to the body’s ability to maintain its immune function at near peak performance, thus giving the body the capacity of fighting off age-related diseases. Is this another component in the pathway to eternal longevity.
Treatments include thymic animal extracts, from highly controlled bovine (sheep) sources, which may be administered as an oral supplement or via direct infusion therapies – usually via a series of intramuscular injections. These therapies have been advocated by the “German Society for Thymus Therapy” for over 50 years. This therapy is often labeled the “Rolls Royce” of rejuvenation or the “celebrity’s” therapy due to its high costs and claimed association with a number of high profile personalities.
The German Society of Thymus Therapy offers a free unlimited medical consultancy by phone or email (email@example.com).
This treatment is very expensive and is backed up by endless personal “subjective” testimonials, while there appears to be little concrete scientific evidence confirming the claimed beneficial concepts.
Hence, it is advised if you wish to pursue this matter further you review their webpage (www.thymus-therapies.org) and correspond directly with the German Society of Thymus Therapy – they offer a free unlimited medical consultancy by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Aging is the accumulation of damage to cells, tissues and organs. The efficiency of the organs come down as we age. This includes the organs of the immune system. Though not fatal by itself, a weakened immune system makes the body prone to infections. As a key organ of the immune system, an under-active thymus is counter-productive to...