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Does anyone take special age-defence medications. A pharmacist told me to take magnesium which i thought a little strange. I take Fish oil, small does biotin and silca, and occasional 10,000u/s Vit A.
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Good question! It sure sounds like you are on the right track!
I take Coromega (fish oils), phosphatidylserine and ALA-carnitine for brain health to discourage the deposits of bad things. (In addition to my regular supplements and vitamins.) I know there are tons of very expensive Life Enhancing Supplements out there and it can get very expensive if you are serious about it.

Here is a list I found that is interesting, but you have to be careful with some of it (HGH is not something I would even consider!): Top Ten Life Extension Drugs



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Here's another good link. Biology of Aging I've been taking melatonin for quite a number of years and it's dirt cheap. Many supplements can be found for much,much, cheaper than your local health food store. Some of my favorite are, www.beyond-a-centuryonline.com (their personal bulk powders are exeptionally low priced) iHerb.com - Vitamins, Supplements & Natural Health Products Buy Discount Vitamins, Supplements, Low Carb and More at www.Vitacost.com The Best Discount Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements at the Lowest Price - Swanson Health Products
 

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Yup Peri, iHerb is a great source! I can find about anything I need from them. Relentless Improvement.com (one of ImmInst's sponsers) has a wealth of the more sophisticated drugs/supplements.

I forgot to mention EpiCor (or maybe I already did in another thread) for immune boosting. I wouldn't quit it for anything, especially since research is showing that some cancers are caused by viruses (HPV for sure-->cervical ca). iHerb has it.



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Thanks for all of these links. Just curious, how much melatonin are you taking?
I take 3mg nightly. I've taken 5mg before also. 3 mg is what most people take although studies show you can benefit greatly with less than 1mg. Some believe timed release is superior yet most studies are done without timed release.
 

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Well, I'm just taking the bare minimum -- being a klutz I just know that if my goal was to be a spry centarian I would be foiled by a hit and run driver.
 

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Well, I'm just taking the bare minimum -- being a klutz I just know that if my goal was to be a spry centarian I would be foiled by a hit and run driver.
If you believe what the book "Melatonin Miracle" says, this hormone is unbelievable.
 

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If you believe what the book "Melatonin Miracle" says, this hormone is unbelievable.
That's good! I take 1mg and can hardly haul myself out of bed in the am. I used to take 3mg and got worried by reading the reports that taking it can prevent your body from making its own. Any validity to that?




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wow those are great sites, and I taught I was taking lots of herbs and vitamins every day

Fawnie: how long have you been taking ALA-carnitine, is this for memory lost as well??

I'm wondering if it would be good for my mother with alzeihmers??
 

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That's good! I take 1mg and can hardly haul myself out of bed in the am. I used to take 3mg and got worried by reading the reports that taking it can prevent your body from making its own. Any validity to that?
Yea I've read that before also. Considering your levels start to rapidly decline around 40 or so, I think the benefits far outweigh any negatives.
 

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wow those are great sites, and I taught I was taking lots of herbs and vitamins every day

Fawnie: how long have you been taking ALA-carnitine, is this for memory lost as well??

I'm wondering if it would be good for my mother with alzeihmers??
Chelsie I'm not sure about using it for alzheimers. I would think it would help as far as mitochondrial protection and such. Might try searching the net for more info.
One thing you might consider is Curcumin. There seems to be plenty of info. on the net about how it might help alzheimers patients. Mission&Team
 

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I try to take everything I read on the interwebs with a grain of salt until proven, but this post by a person on iHerb's site made me change the way I was taking L-carnitine:

(quoted from iHerb.com review of Source Naturals L-carnitine/ALA supplement)

"L-Acetyl Carnitine makes it easier for your mitochondria to use fat for fuel, and in so doing, increases the amount of free radicals created. Studies in rats showed damage to the mitochondria as a result, which was neutralized when ALA was added to hand out electrons to the additional free radicals created. Super Oxide Dismutase is the mitochondria's natural free radical neutralizer, and is also available from Source Nautrals, but shouldn't be taken as often as ALA. I take one twice a week, so as not to discourage its natural production. Companies selling Acetyl Carnitine without adding Alpha Lipoic Acid are irresponsible and are increasing energy in the short run, but accelerating the aging process by damaging mitochondria. Carnitine Fumarate is a more conservative way to increase mitochondrial production. I alternate between them."

It gets pretty complicated playing around with some of these high-powered supplements. I was taking centrophenoxene and it blew my head off practically - just like amphetamines! Great for cleaning closets, but not good in the long run probably. Other ppl tolerate it well though, or else they like speed! waHOOOOOOO




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There is some good talk over at immort.org about the need to take ALA with the ALC.
I recently learned that ALC is banned in Canada.
 

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ya Peri, and I saw another baby over there too, but he was not as animated!

That site has a lot of Attitude sometimes!! Wow and they are VERY serious about some of their supplement regimes. Scary!

Probably a good thing that ALC IS banned if taking it alone causes trouble. I think centrophenoxene should come with a warning label! But who am I.



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If you believe what the book "Melatonin Miracle" says, this hormone is unbelievable.
Okay, so I did my grocery shopping today at a local superstore. I spent $60 which will get me through the week since I already have a few things at home. I spent $10 on melatonin, $20 on some more sunscreen, $8 on toilet paper, and $22 on food. Sound about right?
 

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Okay, so I did my grocery shopping today at a local superstore. I spent $60 which will get me through the week since I already have a few things at home. I spent $10 on melatonin, $20 on some more sunscreen, $8 on toilet paper, and $22 on food. Sound about right?
Haha! Yes, to me anyway! I seem to spend way more on supplements than food. But melatonin is pretty cheap in USA: #180 three mg tabs for $6.46USD. What sunscreen did you get?



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Haha! Yes, to me anyway! I seem to spend way more on supplements than food. But melatonin is pretty cheap in USA: #180 three mg tabs for $6.46USD. What sunscreen did you get?
I definitely need to shop around and get a better price on the melatonin. This was convenient so I bought it because I wanted to start taking it right away. I am getting so paranoid now about all these supplements.

The selection for sunscreen in the grocery store is limited but I really needed something for my neck and hands now that I using the C serum on them regularly. I bought a tube of Loreal Ombrelle Lotion. It is 30 SPF which I figure will be fine until the summer anyway. It has the mexoryl sx and other things I can't hardly read because the darn print on this tube is so small!

In Canada everything we buy has to have all info in both English and French, and as a result the print is so small it is impossible to read. All because we have pockets of folks who are French-only. I'd like to know what percentage of the population they are. I know that I've barked about this issue here before, but it is really ridiculous. If you could see this tube of sunscreen you would laugh like crazy.
 

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LOL! Sure and I know how that is! Come to IL and everything is in Spanish and Engrish! No worries for me - it's like a refresher course in Spanish, but it bugs my mother.

Ombrelle was one that Peri mentioned as being good I recall. Long as it has mexoryl it should be fine. Good work!


What food did you get with the few pennies you had left? LOL



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