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Could a new pill turn back the clocks and make you look and feel younger?

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By Lori Lyle
WAVE 3 Medical Reporter

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) -- A daily supplement is now on the market that claims to make you younger. Medical reporter Lori Lyle is here with more on how the herb works. Scientists claim they've harnessed the fountain of youth in a pill. But hang on to your hat -- medical reporter Lori Lyle says the price to turn back the clock might turn your hair gray.

Bill Andrews is an avid runner who works hard to stay fit. So when he heard about the new anti-aging pill, he wanted in on the action.

"I wasn't going to just sit back and watch it be studied. I want to get in it," said Andrews.

The 55 year old scientist understands how the pill works and hopes it's worth the cost.

"The price is $25,000 for a one year protocol. That includes this product, other nutritional supplements and five series of medical exams," says Noel Patton, founder of TA Sciences.

The product is TA-65, a single, purified molecule extracted from a Chinese herb.

"We have a molecule; it's the first in the history of the world that actually rejuvenates cells," Patton says.

The makers of TA-65 claims it works by protecting the cell chromosomes.

"Cells, every time they divide, the ends of the chromosomes called the telomeres get shorter," Patton says.

As they get shorter, the cell gets older and eventually dies. The process has been linked to aging. Patton claims TA-65 activates an enzyme that restores the ends of chromosomes to reverse the cell's age.

"So if, for example, we made cells ten years younger, I'm not saying that we do, but if we made cells ten years younger, it would then take them years to get that old again," said Patton.

The manufacturer's trial of TA-65 shows positive anti-aging benefits.

"There's a very tantalizing result that shows that this product actually improves a number of functions and makes you more youthful," says Dr. Jochem Kumm, a study consultant.

Time will tell if TA-65 truly is time in a bottle.

An unpublished study suggests that TA-65 improves the immune system, skin condition, eyesight and male sexual function. The pills are now available, but you'll have to travel to New York to get them and sign up for a yearlong protocol.

For more information about TA-65, just click on the highlighted link.

Online Reporter:  Lori Lyle

Online Producer: Charles Gazaway