I'm getting the book soon and will use it to create a program for us. I've got a number of supplements we take already but it's a hodgepodge made up of what we happened to come across reading the research on our own. I'm hoping to use it to trim down what we're doing and cut the cost of the supplements.Reply
Hello, I have been doing the Kaufmann protocol "panacea" for a few months now and one result has been to rid myself of inflammation in my right shoulder, that I had for years. I corresponded with Dr. Kaufmann already, and she suggested adding EGCg (green tea extract) to the protocol which I have done. I do not know if there will be many noticeable effects in the near future, but just the idea that it will be possible to outlive my expected expiration date is a huge turn on for me! It is hard for me to remember to take all the capsules in a day so I put all the days ration in one little vial that I carry around with me. A challenge is travelling and taking the immortality supplements along. It can be quite an ambitious task explaining to customs agents that all the 200 colored capsules you are carrying are just your one week ration for age reversal!Reply
This is Dr. Kaufmann of the Kaufmann Protocol. I would love to hear feedback about anyones experience so that I can tweak the system to make it even better! I am continuously looking at new agents ( it takes a while per agent) and will be posting up too date info on the website. KaufmannProtocol.com
I regret that folks are struggling with so many pills, but at the moment there are no other options- But I'm in the same boat, and I'm working on a solution!Reply
Excellent questions! Your body is going to naturally titrate the amount of sleep that you require. If your cells are becoming optimized and getting what they require with less sleep, then great! In general however, most older folks get too little sleep stemming from a sirtuin deficiency which then gets reversed on the protocol and they can finally sleep. In terms of the keratosis, it has components of an inflammatory nature, so both the astaxanthin and the curcumin should help.Reply
I have been on the panacea since November, but kicked it into high gear in January with the addition of most of the tier two suggested supplements/adjuncts on the Kaufmann app. I have never felt,looked, or performed better. Dr Kaufmann does not link anti-aging with athletic performance, but I am proof positive that her protocol is making a huge difference for my cycling endeavors. If anyone follows "strava" you can see that I have claimed 'KOM" (king of the mountain..fastest times) on many routes since January. I know Dr Kaufmann has developed the NFL playbook (patent pending) for athletes, but look at the additional supplements and most of them are part of the playbook (spoiler alert, sorry Dr K)!!Reply
I haven't finished reading in depth but it appears the Kaufman protocol focuses on supplements that have broad spectrum effects on the aging process itself, as broken down into the seven categories she identifies. Really excellent resource on the 'best bang for your buck' with supplementation.
In addition to that I'd add another grouping which are targeted ancillary supplements. Some of these might be broad spectrum enough to be included in the protocol. Examples
- Phosphatidylcholine (cell wall lipid that we lose with age)
- Phosphatidylserine (nerve/brain)
- Milk Thistle (Liver health)
- Saw Palmetto (Prostate health)
- Lutein (Eye health)
- Argenine (blood vessel health)
Finally there are supplements which are for general purpose health. I call this 'insurance'
- Ubiquonol (a little boost to aging folks has general benefits)
- D3 (goes without saying)
- Fish Oil/Essential fatty acids
In Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To by David Sinclair, at the beginning he discusses a history of aging research, in particular how we know that the anti-oxidant theory of aging, while hugely persistent, simply isn't correct. Much research has shown that reducing oxidative load on an organism does not increase lifespan (see the book for details). However of note that it isn't a bad thing! For example, clearly going out in the sun and burning yourself every day isn't a good idea. But conversely loading up on antioxidants, while it has ancillary benefits, won't help you live longer.
sandra kaufmann mentions Antioxidation properties of supplements in the book, but I'm not clear on how large a role that plays in the protocol. Sinclair's Information Theory of aging relies on gene's and gene expression, which is also part of the Kaufman Protocol. At any rate it's worth considering the relative worth of anti oxidative properties of supplements given the current state of knowledge.Reply
Just gearing up for the KP. This is the most rational nutraceutical program I have ever read. I am an anti aging physician. I would love to hear the group's opinion on good sources for NAD, astaxanthin, and carnosine. Also, is there a difference between NMN, and NR . Sinclair says NMN better but does not mention a source. Great forum topicReply
To organize information on these topics, I'm keeping a spreadsheet. (Its huge). Dr. Kaufmann's protocol fits smoothly into that format. Sorting on the sum of 7 factors ( "∑" ) shows me where to focus my attention. Above is my first pass at doing this. (Partial screen shot to show the concept.)Reply
I've been on much of it for the past year but have been doing so many things w/ all the new info there's no way to tell if any benefit although overall I'm going in the right direction, but w/ Metformin, 1 meal/d, etc. that likely have a stronger effect, and now trying more Zn, DHEA and GHG secretagogues per Dr. Fahy's paper w/ 9 subjects showing -2.5 yrs. epigenetic age in 1 yr.! At 75 I think my hair may have stopped greying and nothing is getting worse! Just ordered more C60 after reading Ryker Black's "Underground Life Extension Handbook..."Reply
Dr. Kaufmann graciously agreed to join our advisory board at QALYTUDE. And we are really excited about an opportunity to make the prescription components of Kaufmann Protocol available to KP followers on QALYTUDE.comReply
I've been on much of the Kurzweil/Kauffman/Sinclair/Gundry Protocols for a few years (less for Kauffman/Sinclair) and at age 76 I finally got some Sept. lab work plugged into the Levine spreadsheet the other day and got a Phenotypic age of 69 so not nearly as good as Dan or Mike Lustgarten but I've had AFib for 40 yrs. and more years of bad habits (heart failure for ten) so hoping I can slow aging a bunch this next year and more the following and I'll be a very happy guy! On Metformin (2g/d) for a year and Rapamycin for 7-8 months and fisetin etc.Reply
I think you would benefit from a stronger senolytic therapy program- If you look on my website KaufmannProtocol.com under "About" and then "advance information", there is a paper on Senescence and senolytic therapy you might enjoy.Reply
I purchased the use of Dr. Kaufmann's My Protocol app recently with a six month payment. I entered my information and it gave me a suggested protocol which I plan to implement. What do I do for my wife? I don't see a way to obtain a suggested protocol for a second family member. Her health is much worse than mine - 67 year old with severe osteoporosis with her back falling apart with multiple compression fractures, one by one every few months. She is taking many bone building supplements like BioSil, Ostera, Vit D3, K2, Strontium Citrate, Magnesium, etc but these aren't sufficient if she doesn't have enough osteoblasts working to build new bone that the osteoclasts are tearing down.Reply
My Kaufmann protocol according to the Kaufmann protocol IOS app. My wife and I are in Thailand and Malaysia for a few more months so I can't buy most of these until we return to the USA. I did start taking Metformin (over the counter here in Bangkok) and Astaxanthin. The rest I have not found.Reply
As long as you are in Thailand now, have you considered Thai massage to help with that?
I'm 76, get Thai massage 2-3 times per week. Zero osteoporosis or any back problems.
This thread is Kaufmann protocol, and I like to stay on topic. So to discuss details, you are welcome to contact me privately. Or start a separate thread on possible age-reversing benefits of therapeutic massage.Reply
Hi, sandra kaufmann
I'm going to start with the Kaufmann protocol, and have some questions regarding the supplements. I'm going to start of with Dr. Kaufmann's most recommended;
The most effective:
My question about these is;
When du you recommend taking these during the day?
On a empty og full stomache?
Pre or post workouts?
Do you have other supplements recommended?
Som added information, i'm 28 years old, very active in regards to workouts, eat quite healthy, no record of sickness, might have some inflammation and irritable gut.
Please adivise other folks that have good tips for me regarding longevity and energyReply