Re: [GRG] Is the Secret to Longevity Available from this Website? | MIT Technology Review

On 15-02-10 03:36 PM, Anthony Loera

“As for taking NAD
directly, this had been tried many ways for decades and it
appears that it does not survived digestion” -Paul Wakfer

You do know we have
enteric capsules, right?

Of course! But by “digestion”  above I meant the entire process of
getting from the mouth through the stomach, intestines, liver, blood
and into the mitochondria of the cells where it is needed. Sorry to
not take the time to more fully explain.

We use them on many of
our products now.

Enteric coating only gets something past the potential destructive
process of the saliva and the stomach (as I understand it). I
already take several things with enteric coating, which is
particularly beneficial for getting pro-digestion bacteria into the
duodenum and beyond, still intact.

So it wouldn’t be such
a streach to use them for NAD.

Yes, and I confess that I have not seen enterically coated NAD
(More below)

Having said that, I
have been looking for NR and only the Branded Niagen is used
by manufacturers. It is highly doubtful they are reinventing
the wheel and getting it from someone else… specially
because they are also using pterostilbene at 50mg, which is
also another ingredient chromadex pushes. Getting these
ingredients and anything above 25% purity is incredibly
difficult unless you go to Chromadex. 

I know, I have traveled
to Vegas a couple times and to the main ingredient suppliers
for this area, and … its very difficult.

See image below of what
is in the dietary supplement: 

Thanks muchly for providing this additional info. The LEF products
contain 100 mg of NR in one capsule and 50 mg of pterostilbene in
another, both clearly marked as coming from “ChromaDex, Inc”. Since
the above label says nothing about ChromaDex or NIAGEN or pTeroPure
(the Chromadex trademarked name for pterostilbene), I am now more
certain than before that Elysium Health is not using the ChromaDex
products. Otherwise they would have need to pay ChromaDex a great
deal of money for not mentioning them on the label.
OTOH, look at all the additional fillers (some garbage) in the
Elysium Health product needing two softgels to get only 300 mg of
total chemicals. I would not take this pill even if I were paid to
do so!! I already get too many junk fillers in LEF supplements and
have consequently too little control of my total intake in order to
get the important ingredients within the tablets, capsules and
–Paul Wakfer
The eventual home for *all* currently accessible, practically usable, scientifically evidential methods for increasing healthy longevity.


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My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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