OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Klotho may well be the anti aging breakthrough for the near future. Klotho is a transmembrane protein that is produced mainly in the kidneys.
Soluble Klotho can be found in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and the urine of mammals.
Klotho deficiency results in early appearance of multiple age-related disorders and premature death, whereas overexpression of Klotho exerts the opposite effect.
Researchers recently found that a single gene may account for as much as 3% of total variation in human intelligence. If this result holds, it suggests some obvious strategies for developing new kinds of cognitive enhancers since it implies that a single protein (klotho) may be responsible for as much as a 6 point IQ boost.
To put this in perspective, there were previously no other single-point genes believed to account for even a 1 point IQ gain. And a 6 point IQ difference is similar to a farm laborer vs. a grade school teacher. So this could be a big deal.
And the longevity benefit of klotho is even more well studied and potentially larger than the cognitive benefit.
Klotho supplements are available for purchase at a variety of health food stores, pharmacies and on-line. Of course, neither I nor the Healthy Aging Research Foundation can recommend any particular brand of Klotho product.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
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