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 Posted 8/28/2014 12:21:45 AM
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Has anyone read the following article? I did not as I do not have access.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329840.600-a-to-zinc-what-supplements-are-worth-taking.html
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 Posted 8/28/2014 6:21:20 PM
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Albedo,
 I don't have access to read the article.  But In my opinion, based on published research there are many supplements worth taking, so many that it can get overwhelmingly expensive to do so on a daily basis. To compete many manufactures offer multi-formula stack products.  However these often don't provide the proper amounts as used in the studies, so they really don't do much good. Then there is quality and potency concern in those off brands.

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 Posted 8/29/2014 6:36:30 AM
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Tom,

I agree with you. Then we also have the argument of confounding factors to establish an effect (say: how I can be sure the niacin I am taking did affect positively my cholesterol level vs. other lifestyle factors as I tend to, as many of those supplementing, try and live a healthy life) and interference (say: how I can be sure my homocysteine level did not rise exactly because I am taking that specif dose of niacin?).

I am quite fan of SENS and its logic and some even try to suggest a supplementation stack which try to address each of the 7 strategies Dr. Aubrey de Grey has come up with (see: http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/64145-supplementation-choices-based-on-the-7-sens-research-foundation-targets/). BTW, SENS is to me extremely serious but dramatically underfunded when comparing to the promise.

Again it is a matter of risk vs benefit balance but I am finding more and more a better use of technology for a personalized supplementation plan necessary as too many factors are at play and we risk going nowhere and blind. I feel LEF should address this point and I will try to write more on this when time. To be fair one of their new books (by Michael Smith) is trying to address a personalized supplementation (not read though) plan.
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 Posted 8/29/2014 4:05:23 PM
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Thanks, Albedo, I take most of the supplements listed in your link above.  I do think it's important to get one's weight down to some ideal level. Many middle-aged people will have to use FlorAssist and dietary enzympes to support proper digestion.
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albedo (8/28/2014)
Has anyone read the following article? I did not as I do not have access.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329840.600-a-to-zinc-what-supplements-are-worth-taking.html


I am sorry albedo, But this is one of the most meaningless links I have ever read. As far as PROVEN life extenders goes BHT does top the list according to " Physiological Reviews ". At least when it comes to so called " antioxidants ". As reported here for full article:

  http://physrev.physiology.org/content/87/4/1175

And here for table of researched antioxidants:

   http://physrev.physiology.org/content/87/4/1175

If the link does not work scroll down to " Table 3 "  and click table 3. There is an amazing amount of information in this article based on well over 300 studies with links to many of those studies. Yes I know I keep reminding people about all this. Oh I am bored and tired of doing it. The BHT really does work in my opinion. You will be seeing less and less of me here do to LACK OF INTEREST.   ...Oscar   


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 Posted 8/31/2014 3:04:54 AM
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Oscar,

Reading your post I wonder if you succeeded to get hold of the article and they have something specific to say on BHT. This might be interesting.

BTW, you are much welcome to continue writing on this supplement. You are the champion of it here and you should not give it up mostly because of your personal positive experience with it. Also, you might also be interested to write additionally in other Forums, e.g.  www.longecity.org?

Thank you for the link from the Physiological Review which indeed if plenty of information, I will read it.
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I could get access to the article and read it: not a big deal!
(i will not post here to avoid infringing any possible IP rule)
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