Chuck Frasher You mentioned making a smoothie with the daily dosage of Ca-AKG. How many grams do you include in the smoothie? All of the AKG labels I've seen say to take one gram in the morning. Well, that doesn't seem adequate to me.
Jay Orman Hi Jay. That was Chuck Stanley that mentioned the smoothie. I shake one gram up in a glass bottle. I shake it really hard with a little water and sometimes with creatine. After I drink it I add a little more water to get any residue that’s left. 😊
Chuck Frasher Whats the purpose in all of that? Why not just take a couple of grams rather than squeezing the life out of the 1 gram? There are people who are taking 3-4 grams that are having dramatic results.
Fred Cloud I would be cautious about believing anecdotal reports of dramatic effects from a supplement. The primary researchers of AKG, like Brian Kennedy think that about a gram is what will be efficacious for humans. And they use the CaAKG form but it’s time released. But in the experiments it was just given in their food throughout the day, so if you want to mimicking the time release just take smaller amounts throughout the day. The other thing though is Brian Kennedy said they wanted to get it into the intestines before it was degraded so I guess they’re product allows it to pass through the stomach.
If you want dramatic anti-aging effects you better go for frequent extended fasts (4 to 5 days) followed by a careful refeeding, keeping in mind that it’s during the refeeding, giving your body all of the nutrients it can use (low calories at first), is when the magic happens. It initiates a deep state of autophagy and upon refeeding your body creates new stem cells. Or you can try Prolon fasting mimicking diet.
Low dose intermittent Rapamycin with occasional breaks is another good option for more dramatic anti-aging effects. There are many who take Metformin with Rapamycin for three months and take a month off. So you have 3 months of protection from the friction of mTOR as well as increased autophagy and then on the 4th month you take a break to increase those growth factors for regeneration of new tissue and repair.
all of these other supplements are useful in various ways but will never compare.
I get 67 scoops (100g) of Ca-AKG for about $50 on Amazon. Two scoops is 3 grams, meaning it would last about a month. Has anyone tried bulk powder from other sources? Chinese suppliers are quoting around $150 for a kilogram. If so, what was the experience?