Telo-Essence Review – Is It Better Than Ultra Essence?

Telo-Essence is the latest, telomere nourishing, health supplement to be produced by Dr Al Sears and Primal Force. Since Telo-Essence replaces Ultra Essence, we would naturally assume that it is a better product but is it? Have a look at this review, and read what Dr Sears has to say about it below, so you can make an informed choice.


TELO-ESSENCE II is out now. It builds on the previous formulas so the information below is still relevant. See the latest review here. 

Here is some background information on telomeres. If you know all about them, feel free to skip to the section What Is Telo-Essence?

What Are Telomeres?

If you’ve never heard of telomeres before, they are a microscopic part of our cells; the ends of the DNA strands. Normal cells die and reproduce themselves all the time, and every time they do, the telomeres get shorter. The shorter the telomeres, the older we look and feel. Until one day, the man with the scythe comes calling!

Also, the quality of your reproduced cells directly relates to the length of your telomeres.

“ Short telomeres tell your cells to produce older, sick, and worn out cells. Longer telomeres tell your cells to produce younger, more vibrant cells. ”~  Dr. A Sears  ~

So, the key to slowing or reversing aging lies with the telomeres. This means that keeping the telomeres long is one of the prime goals of any anti-aging product.

Switch On Your Telomerase

What is Telomerase? In 1984 Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, (an Australian scientist now working at the University of California, San Francisco) together with her student, Carol W. Greider, discovered the enzyme, Telomerase. This enzyme is responsible for rebuilding and lengthening the telomeres.

This exciting discovery sparked a new field of anti-aging research into the nature of Telomerase and telomere length. Telomerase is present in all your cells but is mostly switched OFF!

So the key to slowing or reversing aging, now becomes Telomerase activation as well as telomere support.

What is Telo-Essence?

Dr. Sears’ telomere supplements and support began with injections that cost thousands of dollars a pop. Few people could afford this luxury. Primal Force, Essence came next. It had 16 active ingredients and was a vast improvement on the injections. Essence came in capsule form and, on 3-month autoship, cost $199 a bottle. This made it accessible to a far greater number of people.

Dr Sears then improved the formula, making it 10x stronger and providing it in powder form, for better absorption. This was called Ultra Essence. You can read my review of it here. The 3-month autoship price remained the same.

So, think of TELO-ESSENCE as the cleverer, 3rd generation relative. This new, astronaut-inspired formula gives you even more, telomere rebuilding and protection. It doesn’t just slow down the shortening of your telomeres. It can even lengthen them. This means that when individual cells in your body are dying they will be re-produced in a YOUNGER, HEALTHIER form.

From his extensive research on the impact of nutrition on telomeres, Dr Sears has come up with what could be an award winning recipe for extending telomere life and therefore people's lives! With only one scoop per day, of this unique powder, you can expect, over time, to add many youthful qualities to your “golden years”.

How would it feel to have a spring in your step; to regain muscle strength, libido, and lung capacity; and to be able to think clearly? What if the younger you that’s still inside your weary, uncomfortable, aging body could re-emerge and run your life again?

Well, it’s no longer just a dream.

Telo-Essence, the latest “Fountain of Youth” from Primal Force, gives your body all it needs to start rebuilding and lengthening your telomeres.

You too can look and feel a whole lot younger, just like Dr Sears and his patients…

Especially if you also get enough sleep; have a healthy mindset; follow the right form of exercise; and have a healthy diet. We all know that it’s not only about taking a magic pill or powder!

The New Ingredients

Eight powerful healing nutrients have been added to the already powerful mix, so here is a brief introduction to what they are good for….

Vitamin B3

Niacin (nicotinic acid), or Niacinamide (nicotinamide)

Good For…
*skin, eyes, hair, liver, nervous system, blood circulation.
*Converting carbs to glucose for energy
*Fat and protein metabolism
*Production of sex and stress- related hormones in adrenal glands, and other areas.

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
(Water soluble, so not
stored in body)


Natural Vitamin E;
better than Tocopherols  3

Good For…
*Massive antioxidant boost (300%)
*Heart muscle protection
*Protecting and rebuilding telomeres
*Helping body make red blood cells
*Helping the body to use Vitamin K
*Boosting HDL cholesterol. High HDL levels are linked to longer telomeres.

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
1,000 mg (1,500 IU)


Betaine, TMG

Good For...
*Lowering levels of a damaging amino acid, homocysteine
*Cellular reproduction
*Liver function
*Helping body make carnitine

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
Unknown. Suggested range is from 375mg to 3000 mg

Vitamin B6


Good For…
*skin, eyes, hair, liver, nervous system
*Converting carbs to glucose for energy
*Lowering the levels of homocysteine (an amino acid linked to heart problems)
*Necessary for Vitamin B12 and magnesium absorption
*Producing feel-good hormones, Serotonin and Norepinephrine; and Melatonin for better sleep. Melatonin stimulates production of telomerase, the enzyme that rebuilds your telomeres.

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
100mg - 200mg
(Water soluble, so not stored in body)


Good For...
*Thyroid gland and all cells that use thyroid hormone.
*Antioxidant, especially if combined with Vitamin E

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
Toxic at high doses, long term. Suggested upper limit of 400mcg for a supplement.

Cat’s Claw

Uncaria tomentose, a woody vine found in South and Central America

Good For…
*Arthritis, stomach ulcers, inflammation, dysentery, fevers.
*Immune system
*Speeds up wound healing
*Relaxes smooth muscle, e.g. in blood vessel walls (lowers BP) and in intestine.
*Diuretic (gets rid of excess fluid)

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
normal dose 100mg -300mg

Vitamin B12

Cobalamin and Cyanocobalamin

Good For…
*skin, eyes, hair, liver, nervous system; carb conversion to glucose; fat and protein metabolism.
*Lowering levels of, homocysteine. This amino acid triples the rate at which telomeres shorten 1
*Especially good for nerve cells.
*Aids DNA and RNA production.
*Works closely with Vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid) to produce SAMe 2

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
Considered safe and non-toxic. (Water soluble, so not stored in body)


magnesium citrate, magnesium gluconate, or magnesium lactate are the best-absorbed forms

Good For…
*Muscle cramps, restless legs.
* Increasing insulin sensitivity
*Heart, kidneys and all organs.
*Muscles, teeth, bones.
*Enzyme activation (digestion)
*Regulates nutrient levels in body, especially calcium, copper, zinc, potassium and Vit D.
*Decreasing Stress

Recommended Maximum daily adult dose…
Normal doses are
310-420 mg.
Toxic level not stated

1 Richards J, et al. Homocysteine levels and leukocyte telomere length. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Feb 14.
2 SAMe or S-adenosylmethionine, is a compound connected to immune function and mood.
3 Gamma Tocotrienols were already in the Ultra Essence mixture. Telo-Essence adds the natural d-mixed tocotrienols

Nutrient Information Source
University of Maryland Medical Centre
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Dr Al Sears Newsletters, 2010 to 2015
Ultra Essence ingredients
Telo-Essence ingredients

A Word Of Caution

If you already take a vitamin supplement, or any product that includes these ingredients, (or the others in the Ultra Essence or Telo-Essence powder) make sure that the combined dosage is within the safe, individual dose, or daily dose limit. Some vitamins and minerals are toxic if taken in high quantities. The B-group vitamins are water soluble, so they do not accumulate in the body.

Some people may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients, when taking the full dose but will cope well on half the normal dose. If this is the case for you, try taking half the amount of Telo-Essence, twice a day. Or take half the dose once a day. I’m no nutritional expert but I would think that half of the “Fountain of Youth” would be better than none!

Do Your Own Research

There is wide variety in people’s diet, assimilation of nutrients, and nutritional requirements, so if you have any doubts, please consult your local specialist before taking any herbal supplements. Also check with your Doctor or other specialist first if you are on any medication or have a diagnosed health condition. Some medications and herbal supplements do not mix well. Just because these products are natural, does not rule out an adverse effect on some people or some health conditions.

Special Introductory Offer

Telo-Essence is currently priced at $349 a jar, which is one month’s supply.

But AS AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER, you can SAVE $150 a jar, or $450 every 3 months!

That's a HUGE saving!

I have no idea how long Dr Sears will keep this special price going. You will need to lock in the discount now with an autoship program to avoid the price rise that's inevitable, but don't worry.  You can cancel anytime.

Simply sign up for the 3-month autoship and pay $199 a jar, the same cost as the less powerful products, Essence and Ultra Essence. Of course you are still covered by Dr Sears money-back guarantee.

Or read  what the expert, Dr Sears has to say about telomeres, telomerase, and Telo-Essence.


Dr. Sears' Newest Telomere Support Formula

Extend the Power of Youth
by “Flipping a Switch” in Your Cells

Nobel-Prize Winning Breakthrough Lets You Combine the
Energy of Youth with the Wisdom, Experience, and Financial
Resources of Your “Golden Years”

I have been working for years on one of the most exciting medical breakthroughs of our time – the secret of the telomere.

I’ve already shared this pioneering secret with hundreds of patients at my wellness clinic. And the effect had been literally life-changing.

But over the past year, I’ve uncovered new research that has inspired me to make this formula even better.

The new formula I’m talking about is a completely natural energy and anti-aging booster.

In fact, the key is already stored in your genes. All you need are the right triggers to activate it.

This is the big breakthrough I’m talking about – a breakthrough that was previously thought impossible.

For centuries, society was divided into young and old. You were either in one camp or the other.

When you’re young, you have physical power and stamina... but no experience, maturity or money.

When you’re over 50, you have the money and experience – but your body is falling apart. And it’s hard to enjoy the fruits of your life-long labor when these new handicaps are piling up.

I can tell you now that it doesn’t have to be that way.

My new anti-aging product – a perfected 3rd generation formula – lets you combine the best of both worlds:

All the physical power and potency you can handle... effortlessly married to the insight, wisdom and financial means you’ve earned over your lifetime.

Getting Better When Everyone Else is Slowing Down

The pioneering researchers who figured out how it works won the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

It has to do with these tiny pieces of your DNA called telomeres (TEE-luh-meers). These are critical to your ability to stay young as you get older… and here’s why.

Think of your telomeres as the time clocks in every one of your cells. Their job is to keep track of the number of times your cells can divide and copy themselves. They also act as a safeguard to protect your DNA.

Each time your cells divide, your telomeres gets shorter – like the burning fuse on a stick of dynamite. When the cells have shorter telomeres, it makes them weaker and more frail. When telomeres get too short, cells die and life comes to an end.

If you were to look at your cells under a microscope, you would see that younger cells have longer telomeres, and older cells have shorter ones.

But it goes even deeper than that. Short telomeres “command” your body to make new cells that are already old and decrepit. Longer telomeres “command” your body to make new cells that are younger and more vital.

You see, telomeres determine how old or young you feel... regardless of your chronological age.

The Way You Age Is Controlled By These “Time Clocks”

New studies are published every year showing us that people who are healthier and younger-looking than other people their age have something in common...

They all have longer telomeres.1,2,3

That’s why keeping your telomeres long and healthy is one of the most important things you can do to keep the rest of your body youthful and strong.

This latest in anti-aging technology that I pioneered – and have proven its benefits among select patients at my clinic – helps support and maintain your telomeres.

By supporting and maintaining your telomeres, you can slow down your body’s aging-clock and stay years ahead of your peers.

I was the first physician in the United States licensed to administer the first prototypes of this technology. I’ve been using this therapy on myself and my patients for more than five years now, and I know it works.

That’s why my own energy and stamina are through the roof. I can document from my own blood tests that the length of my telomeres look as though they belong to someone in their 30s, rather than someone pushing 60!

I call my new formula Telo-Essence.

I designed Telo-Essence to give you the power to do something we used to think was impossible:

Slow down aging, while restoring the strength, energy and endurance of your youth by maintaining the health of your telomeres.

This is a brand-new category of biomedical technology. And a brand-new category of nutritional supplementation.

And my new formula is even more powerful, more concentrated, with even more antioxidant power and telomere support.

  • First, I added NASA’s secret to keeping longer telomeres. (They discovered the telomeres of astronauts get shorter faster, and found a specific mineral to reverse it.)

  • I added the “youth mineral” that flips the telomerase switch, the enzyme that rebuilds the telomere.

  • And I added the nutrients that fight the number one inflammatory enemy of the telomere. (Just this one addition can preserve your telomeres by up to 500%.)

I've Lost All Fear of Ever Growing Old...

I’m 58-years old, but I haven’t slowed down. My lab tests show I have the pulmonary age of a 25-year old. That means I have the lung power of someone half my age. My cardiovascular age is 35. My immune system is getting younger… and I feel like I am in better shape than at any time in my life… even when I was in my 20s.

I have now literally lost all fear of growing old, and I wake up every day with the excitement and optimism of a kid who has just started summer vacation!

It took two years of research to put together my first product, which contained 16 telomere-supporting nutrients.

My new, third-generation formula is a powder, not a capsule. That means I am able to INCREASE the dose you’re getting of several key telomere supporters, including my proprietary amino hTERT complex that helps support telomerase, the enzyme that rebuilds your telomeres.

The cost of my new Telo-Essence formula is $349, but as a special launch offer, you’ll pay not one penny more than the old formula.

And remember, as always, you have my unconditional assurance that if for any reason you are unsatisfied at any time, you can return the unused portion of Telo-Essence for a full and prompt refund. That way, you risk nothing.

Telo-Essence is the most advanced telomere-supporting supplement that’s ever been created, and has elements that are 500 times more powerful than the previous generation.

Try it today and join me in the Fountain of Youth:

Size: 315 Grams
List of Ingredients

1 Jeanclos E, et al, “Shortened telomere length in white blood cells…,” Diabetes. 1998; 47(3): 482-486.
2 Wong LSM, et al, “Telomere biology…,” Eur J Heart... 2008; 10(11):1049-1056.
3 Christensen, Kaare, et al, “Perceived age as clinically useful biomarker of ageing: cohort study,” BMJ. 2009; 339:b5262.

* 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.

Here's what industry experts are saying about Dr. Sears:

“Dr. Sears blows away the conventional medical wisdom…”
-Ronald Klatz, MD, DO Founder and President, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

“Dr. Sears has distinguished himself as a leader in the area of Anti-Aging Medicine and recently in cell and telomere biology…”
-Frederic J. Vagnini, MD, FACS; Medical Director of the Heart. Diabetes and Weight Loss Centers of NY

“Dr. Sears masterfully explains how we can flip the switches that allow access to the store of human vitality that resides within each one of us. We understood how to do this when we were young and now Dr. Sears gives us the evidence-based means to tap into our potency, strength, and stamina with intention.”
-Paul L. Hester, MD, MBA

“Dr. Al Sears really gets it. What a refreshing breath of fresh air…”
-Jonny Bowden, author, Living the Low Carb Life: From Atkins to the Zone Choosing the Diet That’s Right for You


* 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.

​I hope you found this review useful. I am still using my supply of Ultra Essence but I've put my name down for Telo-Essence, for my next order, because I believe that the new formula is better.

I am looking forward to an even greater speed of YOUTHENING, as I call it.

How about you?

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  1. I had a stroke in 2007. Fortunately I survived. Subsequently I lost my sense of smell. The rats on the telomerase study regained their sense of smell. That inspired me to start taking Telo Essence. So far, I can only draw one conclusion: I am not a rat.

    • Hi Frank,
      At least you didn’t lose your sense of humour! Maybe the latest version, Telo-Essence II, will help more. It has 12 additional ingredients. Or you could try reiki perhaps, if you haven’t already. Either way… good luck. Wishing you all the best.

  2. Nando Breiter says:

    I have an issue with Telo-Essence. It has maltodextrin and fructose added to it to make it taste sweet, sickly sweet in my opinion. The glycemic index for maltodextrin is higher than table sugar: 106-136, alone it spikes blood sugar, and combined with fructose, it’s negative metabolic effect is stronger. Potential side effects to maltodextrin include allergic reactions, unexplained weight gain, bloating, flatulence and exacerbating inflammatory diseases of the intestine. Specific allergic reactions associated with the use of maltodextrin include rash, asthma, itching and difficulty breathing.


    Dr Sears himself has advised in his newsletters to avoid fructose. He wrote “… a new study found that people who take in added fructose have a greater risk of dying from any cause over those who don’t.” Why are you adding it to Telo-Essence?


    I’d like help pressuring Dr Sears to take these chemical sweeteners out of his vitamin products. Please write them here – and help me spread the word about this. Thanks, Nando

    • Hi Nando.
      Thanks for your comments and article links. Before we start throwing accusations at Dr Sears, we need to get clear about a few points.
      It is REGULAR maltodextrin that causes the side effects you mentioned. Resistant maltodextrin has similar benefits for the digestive system as soluble fibers. The Telo-Essence ingredients label does not mention the form of maltodextrin included. Maltodextrin is commonly used in food products to bind the ingredients together, and that is probably why it is added to this product.
      Fructose is fruit sugar. It is found in many of the natural foods we eat including fruit, some vegetables and some grains. See this article, The dieting ‘F’ word: Is fructose in fruit making us fat? Dr Sears articles that you link to are about High Fructose Corn Syrup. I sincerely doubt that he would have used this as a source for the fructose in Telo-Essence.
      So, you may be right. Maybe we need to ask the good doctor to reduce or change the sweeteners in his Telo-Essence. I find it a bit sweet too. (Just a note: the stevia sweetener that’s also used is considered beneficial and has no negative side effects). I suggest that if anyone has ANY difficulty with taking this product that they stop taking it and ask the customer support for advice. Unlike most food products and health supplements, there is also a money-back guarantee. I urge everyone to listen to their own body over and above anyone else’s advice.

  3. Cynthia says:

    Do you feel Telo-Essence is better than Ultra Essence; or do you think either worthwhile? Do you, or do you know someone who is taking Telo?

    Looking forward to your opinions…

    • Hi Cynthia,
      Good question. Thanks. I’d also love to know how people are going with this telomere-enhancing supplement. As for me, I think it comes down to personal preference, unless you have routine blood tests done that can show the difference in your cellular health. You just have to go by how you feel. Or better still, ask your body, using muscle testing. My body tells me it’s worthwhile, and it’s doing me good! I’ve tried both Ultra Essence and Telo-Essence, and am currently using the Telo-Essence powder. It is a very fine powder, very silky but a little static. It tends to stick to the plastic scoop a bit. Both I and my husband feel it is doing us good but we have no blood tests to back this up. I also need to point out that our results are not a fair test of the product because we only take half the recommended dose. This is partly for financial reasons and partly due to my sensitive gut. I am impressed at how well the powder mixes – no lumps, and it tastes fine. Would love to know what other people are experiencing with Telo-Essence.

  4. peter says:

    looking forward to your wisdom