Magazine article Whole Earth

Juvenon.(product information)(Brief Article)

Magazine article Whole Earth

Juvenon.(product information)(Brief Article)

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A cure for aging!? In part at least it seems indeed to be that--not only preventing but reversing. Evangelism is not my style, but this one has me collaring people. So far.

Many years ago I co-wrote a piece for CoEvolution Quarterly with Bruce Ames, creator of the renowned "Ames Test" for carcinogenicity So when I saw a news item that Bruce Ames had discovered something that dramatically reversed some of the effects of aging in his lab rats and was staring a business called Juvenon to peddle the elixir to humans, I visited the website and then began dosing myself with the substances named in the research. They are two standard anti-oxidants available in any health food store online or on the street--alpha-lipoic acid and L-carnitine. Apparently due to a combined effect, "our old rats are doing the Macarena," Ames told the press--suddenly the rats were fitter, happier, and had better memory.

I'm 63. For several years I've been watching my ability to recall proper names degrade (regular words you can always work around in synonym-rich English), and I've lamented how an ever shorter section of mountain could get me out of breath. Ten days after I stared taking the two drugs, my memory began improving; it's been getting steadily better in the months since. I can remember names like a politician. Four months on, I'm noticing a return of peripheral awareness, most welcome when driving in traffic. About two and a half months after I stared, my wind began to come back in a significant way In Aspen last week, a post-breakfast stroll turned into a quick climb of 2,000 feet to 9,600 feet because it was so easy. …

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