Category Archives for Supplements

Why Ray Kurzweil’s Supplement Stack Is the Wrong Approach to Anti-Aging

Ray Kurzweil (b. 1948), is a noted computer scientist, futurist, and author of a number of books, most notably The Singularity Is Near, in which he states his case for a scenario of the future so technologically

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My Supplement Stack

A young college football player who’s keen on staying in shape asked me over on Twitter if I had a list of my current supplements. Though I’ve written about most of them individually and in

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Berberine Promotes Fat Loss and Activates Autophagy

Berberine is an OTC plant product that’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, if not millennia. It is anti-diabetic (lowers blood sugar), anti-microbial (has been used to treat

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Guest Post: The Only 5 Supplements Scientifically Proven to Work

(This is a guest post by Dan Fries, who writes on nootropics at his site Corpina. I believe that there are other supplements proven to work, as readers know, but hey, healthy disagreement. We’re

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Three Supplements You Should Avoid

I’m a big believer in targeted, but not indiscriminate, supplementation. Many supplements offer either a benefit next to impossible to obtain from diet (e.g. theanine) or give much higher quantities

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Multi-supplement promotes weight loss and improves metabolic health

Many people are skeptical when it comes to dietary supplements, believing that one can get all the nourishment they need from food only, and also that supplements are more or less a scam pushed by the

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Supplement Timing

I had a request to write a post on supplement timing, that is, how time of day or other timing such as with meals, or whether in the fed or fasted state, matters. I practice timing of supplements myself,

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Why supplements are useful

I’ve noticed that a fair number of people in the paleo/low carb diet community have an aversion to supplements of almost any kind. The subtext behind this seems to be that if you have a decent diet

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