Have used Co-Enzyme Q10 for years. It is the one supplement I value the most. Recently found PQQ & NT Factor Powder to help with energy levels also. Used Devils Claw, Bromelain , Chondromax (Chondroitin & Glucosamine) & MSM to great effect for my knee pain. Don't know if it's anti-aging. But if you're feeling better believe you're going in that direction. If only small scale.
Thanks to Bill Faloon, great lectures on You tube etc. Very inspiring. Aging needs defeating it's one ugly *********.
Using 600mg of softgel mid afternoon together with PQQ. Find energy holds better with PQQ addition. Have found no benefit to ubiquinol & it is no use unless it's a softgel. Stephen Sinatra is the man I listen to with regard to CoQ10. I tend to follow his cardiac advice. Found the CoQ10 dosage has required increase as I age. Ideally I feel I should use the CoQ10 & PQQ twice daily now. That would prevent energy drift I feel. The £ is always a factor it can get expensive. If I was going full throttle I would go with Acetyl L Carnitine / D3/ a Magnessium/ Curcumin/ Astragalus & maybe others. Lipoic Acid gives me stomach issues, as well as energy. Thanks for reading.
Seaside, have you yet raised the CoQ10 from 600mg daily to 600mg 2x daily? How long have you been on this supplement? I've been on daily child's aspirin (need to talk to doctor about fine tuning the dosage as I've heard some people need 162mg daily and a small % should take no aspirin regularly, not just if you're doing anything else to thin blood) and on Bone Restore chocolate and a half dose of Natural Calm and 2,000 mg supplement of D3 for a little extra. Also I take vitamin C. My meds are Lotrel 10/20, which I hope to soon reduce or get off, clonazepam 1mg daily ( yeah I know it's bad but I haven't escaped from Pennsylvania yet :/ ) and Pulmicort inhaler for asthma. Any comments are also welcome from anyone. I'm 65 years young.
Have tried 600mg extra today plus another PQQ tablet. Result was more energy. Perhaps not double, but more. I've been taking for approx 20-25 years. Starting off at about 30mg & rising every few years. If I remember rightly higher doses weren't available back then. I am also 65. Don't have any knowledge or comments re your regime as yet. I am on blood pressure (High) meds from my Doctor myself. I add my own supplements after consulting internet & don't bother informing Doctor. Usually you are advised not to take things. But I am careful & it is my choice.
If Vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid. I've heard a body of opinion that doesn't rate it.
Would welcome more knowledgeable opinions. When I take it I go for an Ester C, for my stomach.
I have been using Ubiquinol (CoQ10) for years too, but recently I purchased the product called MitoQ. You can Google it and find out more information about it. I found out that basically all C0-Enzyme Q10 oral nutrients gets 90% destroyed in the liver before getting into your cells. But this company has now made a transport system for CoQ10 so that it is able to get directly into the Mitochondria where it is needed! MitoQ is a little more expensive than the natural form Ubiquinol and vitamin store Co-Enzyme Q10 (I found MitoQ the cheapest on Amazon.com) but it delivers the CoQ10 where it is suppose to go, so you get results, and your not wasting your money!
Sorry that you took MitoQ and feel it did nothing for you. What improvement in
symptoms were you expecting? Do you feel any improvement in symptoms when you
take your regular Co-Enzyme CoQ10 twice a day? Usually when I take supplements I don’t always feel a great change in physical effects. I just know from scientific data what I
the best supplement I should take. However, I continue to do on-line reasearch and if
I find an improved supplement (such as MitoQ and others) backed by scientific studies,
I change to that supplement.
If you are taking a statin drug, you should by all means be ingesting some form of CoQ10
as even though medical doctors don’t always discuss it with their patients, it is well documented
on-line that statin drugs lower CoQ10 in the body (most of CoQ10 is in the heart muscle).
PQQ is a good nutrient to take, as is your regeime of Acetyl L Carnitine / D3/ Magnessium/ Curcumin/ Astragalus. I myself take Acetyl L Carnitine/D3/Magnesium/Rev Genetics Meta Curcumin 277x (better bioavailability)/ Life Extension: Two-Per-Day Capsules (multi-vitamin)/
R-Lipoic Acid (the non-synthetic lipoic acid)/Life Extension: Super K (complex). In addition
I have met with Dr. Allan Green in New York ( www.rapamycintherapy.com ) and am now on
off-label Sirolimus (rapamycin) and off-label Metformin, for antiaging.
I am 71 years old, and always have been health conscious, taking many nutrients that I have read that will benefit my health. I used to take even more pills! However I, like many, realize that I should lose more weight which would benefit me more that all these pills. But like most people
was unaware the the body can survive on either glucose or fat. I tried dieting many times but always gave into that peice of pie, or ice cream, or just something sweet. Little did I know until
I read a book by Dr. Mark Hyman, “Eat Fat, Get Thin”. that the Food Industry was actually keeping us ALL addicted to sugar by putting sugar in everything! I tried being a vegetarian to lose weight but I became more of a “Carbatarian”. Dr. Hyman explained in his book that as long as a person is eating carbs, creating insulin, that the body cannot burn fat! He called his diet the “Pagan Diet” and suggested trying it for 21 days. He said that after a couple of weeks you would have no more cravings for sugar, and after 21 day he was sure you would continue. In addition to
feeling better, losing weight was an added benefit. Note: other similar diets are www.whole30.com , Paleo Diet and Ketogenic Diet, that all recommend not consuming sugar.
I was afraid at first. No sugar?! Would I get weak and pass out?! The opposite happened! After a
couple of weeks I felt more alert, slept better, and did not have any hunger pangs in my stomach!
And every morning when I weighed myself, I lost a pound! I started in the beginning of January 2018 and now I am down to 169 lbs.! That’s 66 lbs.! I feel great, and my lab work results compared to previous one is remarkable. My previous lab work showed I was become prediabetic and I no longer am! Everytime I go grocery shopping I shop around the sides of the grocery store and not the middle, and I always think how the Food Industry is trying to brain wash people into thinking the sweet packaged products are good for us. I good DVD to watch (sold on Amazon.com) is called “FED UP”. It shows how the Food Industry is keeping sugar a secret and how it is causing an Obesity epidemic in America.
I found that I was trying to cure symptoms with handfulls of vitamins and pills, but the real cause was this America diet of high carbs, thanks to the Food Industry’s greed for more profits and a little bit of my not understanding how the body processes food. Once I started eating the right foods; healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, avacados and MCT oil, grass-fed meats, free-range chicken (not too much protein though) , and low-glycemic organic vegetables I no longer have to take handfuls of vitamins and pills, just the ones to help with antiaging and mineral
deficiencies cause by poor farming.
I think the new Whole30 is a growing on-line diet with lots of followers now. Here’s a “Whole30 Survival Newsletter” website address that helps with people switching to a no-sugar way of eating. It is packed full of helpful information:
Also here is a quote from Melissa Hartwig, the person that created the Whole 30 day diet:
“It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.”
— Melissa Hartwig, The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
Sorry. Not had time to keep a daily eye on this thread . In answer to an earlier question. I usually take 600mg of Co- Enzyme Q10 soft gel ubiquinone daily. I find this gives me a direct payback of 2 to 4 hours increased energy. I have noticeable energy increase to complete any tasks I undertake. 20 mg of pqq in addition seemed to make me feel generally better (hard to quantify). NT factor taken for 2 months made me fee noticeably better when walking any distance. Hills seemed a lot smaller !!. When I took MitoQ I just didn't feel any tangible benefits. That's the best way I can summarise. I believe ubiquinone has to be soft gel , powder is not as good, That's what I've experienced.
Seaside and all.
I've been taking 100mg of CoQ10 for years, basically as insurance. Instead of taking a larger dose which seems to artificially boost my energy I take 600mg ALA/ALC (alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl l carnetine.) The reason your CoQ10 production is down is because your mitochondria crap out as you age (one of Aubrey's 7 famous mechanisms for aging). Dr Bruce Ames (researcher at Berkeley, came up with the famed Ames test) found out in mouse models that supplementing with these two in combination literally made the old mice young on all of his measures, including cognitive. He talks about it here and discusses the biological mechanisms for this.
On a personal basis I haven't measured it (started this long before I started my biomarker regime) but I notice when I go off of it (run out or other reason) - my energy degrades and I feel old and busted.
LE has various options for bioavailable ALA and ALC, and suggests taking it all before breakfast on an empty stomach.
I have had knee pain and foot pain for years and have been on 6 mg. rapamycin for over a year and have seen no other reports of knee pain abatement w/ rapamycin, especially such a small dose so the loss of knee pain might have been coincidence.
Great posts snowbird! I've been following most of Dr. Green's protocol for the last 14 months but didn't tolerate the hypernil ACE inhibitor w/ my AFib, but am trying more than 2 g of Metformin since Ray Kurzweil has reported being on 3 g/d (he is our age but is diabetic, or was). I haven't noticed the big benefit Dr. Green noticed but I wasn't overweight and was on a pretty good diet. I am on a pretty similar plan to yours, following Bill F. and Dr. Green, and seeing some slow improvements. I'll try to get my doc to check those markers you listed.
Joint and soft tissue injury can be treated with ozone. There are probably several hundred practioners of a form of it called "Prolozone". The technique was developed by an MD, but seems to be mostly available from naturopaths. I attended a presentation about it where a woman had two bad knees, one treated by mechanical knee replacement and the other by Prolozone. She reported that the mechanical treatment was still a problem, while the ozone one was just normal.
My take is that knee replacement candidates should try Prolozone first. It will probably work in the majority of cases, and if it doesn't, mechanical replacement can still be done.
Prolozone is a derivative of prolotherapy, but with ozone instead of saline. The process is mechanically similar to cortisone injection, and can be repeated multiple times as required. I'm not a seller, just a happy buyer of the treatment.