Current longevity protocol: Should I add rapamycin?
This is my first post here, and I’m hoping to get some insights from people with similar protocols. In particular, I’m curious to hear people’s perspective on rapamycin given my current regimen.
I’m a 44-year old male living in Toronto (hello to my fellow Canadians).
I’ve been implementing anti-aging practices for decades now.
My current protocol is the following:
- Vegetarian diet, mostly plant-based, occasional eggs and cheese
- 16/8 intermittent fast 5+ days a week
- Progressive resistance training 6 days a week
- Moderate cardiovascular exercise daily and intense training 1 day a week
- 1,700 mg of metformin daily, divided in two doses
- 300 mg nicotinamide riboside daily
- Senolytics (Life Extension Senolytic Activator) weekly
- Other interventions: Omega-3s, curcumin, coenzyme Q10, Life Extension Ultra Prostate, Life Extension Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer, Life Extension Mix Tablets)
I had recent bloodwork, ultrasound, and body composition analysis, and (knock on wood) all is well. I did have low ferritin, but I think this is related to reducing consumption of fortified grain products because my kids have celiac and we had to change what we eat at home. So I’m taking a low dose iron supplement for a few months to correct the issue.
I’m now considering rapamycin, and wondering if anyone out there with a similar protocol has experience taking it and, if so, what your dose, dosing regimen, and results (including side effects) have been.
I am also 44, train strength or cardio almost every day, I take 500mg metformin before bed. I took 6 mg rapamycin every saterday combined with a 24h water fast for a week or 10. 10 days ago, I took 13 mg rapamycin followed with a 52h water fast with no adverse reactions. (my rapamycin is doctor prescribed).