People often ask me which supplements I take and if I recommend taking the same one. I can't say I tend to support a one size fits all approach and recommending a specific regimen is difficult but for anyone who is interested I currently take the items below. I can’t say this is going to be ideal for everyone but you might want to research them and draw your own conclusions based on what you find. What I can say is that I have spend quite a lot of time researching these items and I believe these seven offer significant benefits, whilst they won't compare to the first generation anti aging therapies which we will develop over the next decade or two they could well buy some time until these more robust interventions arrive.
- Nicotinamide Riboside a precursor to NAD+ because there are a number of negative health issues caused by low NAD+ levels in the body and I can think of at least 12, many studies confirm that NAD+ levels decline greatly as a result of aging, increasing the level NAD+ in elderly animals has been shown to increase lifespan and improve health so I take Tru Niagen which is Nicotinamide Riboside along with Pterostilbene because on balance I think it’s probably worthwhile. I buy it from Chromadex which holds the patent.
- Pterostilbene is closely related to Resveratrol. The jury is out on this one but there is some evidence that pterostilbene might prevent or delay diseases of aging such as cancer and dementia so I figured it’s worthwhile. Interestingly one of the most reputable supplements called Elysium combines Nicotinamide Riboside with pterostilbene and the is undoubtedly a synergy between the two but I buy them separately but the Elysium product at the link below combines them but is quite costly
- Vitamin D3. This one is pretty much universally considered vital for good health. I normally only take it when I am somewhere where the climate is poor, which it can be when I am at my house in Germany but because I spend a lot of time in Florida and Argentina I don’t really need it because I synthesise it naturally from the sun. D3 is very important to look into if you don’t live in a sunny climate. Also if you are black or have very dark skin your plus is that you don’t burn so much in the sun but the minus is often Vitamin D3 deficiency.
- Curcumin (Curcumin is the anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric,). Researchers and medical professionals support the view that chronic but low-level inflammation can cause a variety of health issues such as Alzheimers, cancer, various degenenerative conditions, heart disease and metabolic syndrome. Curcumin can also help to lower cholesterol and also resistance to insulin, which can help to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes for these reasons anything which lowers inflammation must be positive but another benefit is that it also acts as a blood thinner by preventing blood cells from clotting so is an alternative to low dose Aspirin.
- TA-65 - This one is costly at around $500 every 90 days there is a link below (3) it offers Telomere support and this one is worth researching because it is hard to summarize here but it’s definitely worth a look.
- Metformin - This one you need to research to reach your own decision because there are potential side effects. Regardless the side effects are not particularly problematic and abate over a short time and can be minimized by starting at a low dose of 500mg, I jumped in at 1000mg and the side effects were minimal and disappeared after a few days my colleague in the office never suffered any side effects and went straight to 2000mg per day spread over two doses with one at breakfast and the other at dinner. The key with Metformin is that researchers believe it can potentially slow the aging process, prevent age-related diseases, and extend lifespan. We are aware that Metformin increases the body's responsiveness to insulin by decreasing glucose production in the liver and increasing the insulin sensitivity of body tissues hence its prescribed to treat Type 2 Diabetes and has been for decades. There is an important trial at this link https://www.afar.org/tame-trial which aims to discover it benefits in retarding aging.
- Spermadine - This one has a huge range of potential benefits hence I have added two links because space does not permit me to cover this in depth but links 8 and 9 below provide all the details.
Whether all the above items are beneficial is hard to say but at 61 I am not experiencing the decline which many friends of my friends are seeing so it’s a case of so far so good. The main thing I see with contemporaries is they are looking to wind down where I am as driven as ever in my businesses and tend to want to try new things. People often say “you are not like the average 61 year old” but that begs the question, what's the average 61 year old like? Do people view me that way because I ride motorcycles and own a jet ski plus I travel extensively? All hard to say but as far as supplements and medications what I would say is I think these are the right ones but do your own research to reach a decision.
Link Regarding the Items Above