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November 05, 2020
Buckminsterfullerene, also known as C60, is a remarkable molecule with a range of interesting chemical and physical properties. Several years ago, C60 came to the attention of the longevity community several years ago when a study with a small cohort of rats found that C60 dissolved in olive oil extended their lifespan [1]. This led...
September 07, 2020
Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) has long been a popular sports supplement and is often used in the bodybuilding world, but interest in this molecule has now reached the aging research field due to its central role in metabolism. History of alpha-ketoglutarate Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) was discovered in 1937 by Hans Adolf Krebs and William Arthur Johnson at the...
January 07, 2020
Today, we will take a look at the popular supplement fisetin and see how it stacks up as a geroprotector. History of Fisetin Fisetin is a plant polyphenol and part of the flavonoid group in the flavonol sub-category. The earliest record of isolated fisetin dates back to 1833 from the smoke bush (Rhus cotinus). Its...
January 25, 2018
History of Metformin Metformin was originally discovered in 1922, but it did not receive approval for another fifty years or more[1]. The French physician Jean Sterne initiated the first study in humans in the 1950s; it was registered as a medicine in France in 1957, but it was not approved until 1995 in the United...
June 05, 2017
They say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine, and that’s kind of the same thing. But could drinking wine also be adding years to your life? A small compound known as resveratrol might hold the key to this question. History Grapes have been hailed as a miracle cure since 1928, when Johanna...
May 16, 2017
Meat is rich in creatine, an important energy buffer in muscle cells, and the main constituent of a popular sports supplement used by athletes. However, we're now finding out that there’s more to creatine than 'meats' the eye. To be clear, it is not a good idea to wolf down loads of steaks, sausages, bacon....