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

You asked, and as someone who is an experienced manufacturer and sources ingredients (and has seen contracts) from ingredient makers around the world… I answered. If my professional opinion doesn’t change your mind then great! 

You sir have a nice evening.

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On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 11:35 PM, Paul Wakfer wrote:

Since Johnny allowed this clearly off-topic response, I will respond
On 15-02-10 06:17 PM, Anthony Loera

There is no cost to “not mention” a brand on a label.

I was not referring to any set or direct cost, but rather to the
reasonable (and I think almost certain) contract arrangement terms
of any ChromaDex sale of its trademarked (and they also say
patented) ingredients.

It’s a business decision as to whether or not use the
brand as a selling point or not use it because you want to build
your own brand.

Yes it is a business decision whether or not to enter into a
contract that requires attribution of the source and trademark on
the product label or to find your own sources that do not require
any such thing. I am sure that Guarente is fully capable of
synthesizing these chemicals or knows people who can.
But please do not respond because from where the ingredients in the
Elysium Health product come is not at all germane to the purpose of
this list.
–Paul Wakfer
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On Feb 10, 2015 7:30 PM, “Paul Wakfer”


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

“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

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 available.
(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

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 softgels.
–Paul Wakfer
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