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#1 AlxM

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:43 AM


For those taking this supplement, would appreciate if you could post which one you are taking (brand / product link)  and how long have you been taking it for? (I'm assuming it's a daily dosage for most of you?)

 

 

 

 



#2 samstersam

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I take Resverage 500mg

 

https://www.amazon.c...h pterostilbene

 

Its a two month supply with 60 capsules. I like it because not only does it have 500mg of resveratrol, but adds almost 400 mg in grape seed, grape skin from muscadin grapes along with the resveratrol from knotwood. I feel it could be synergistic. it also contains Pterostilbene

 

As far as pterostilbene, some people can say its redundant, i say its another possible way of getting more goodies in one capsule. It can't hurt, and possibly be more beneficial.

 

Its a bit pricey at about 35 per month, but I can afford it so why not?

 

Of course all this depends on the accuracy of the label and its ingredients. I haven't seen any independant tests of Resverage products so all I have to rely on is their label.

I'm wondering if there has been any third party studies on resveratrol suppliers?


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#3 sthira

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:24 PM

I take Gaia http://www.gaiaherbs...Resveratrol-150

But I cycle it, notice nothing subjective when taking it, it's expensive, has bioavailability problems, and view it (and nearly all supplements) as mostly useless stopgaps until the real regenerative medicines come of age. I do track my diet on cronometer.com and attempt to fill in RDA deficiencies.

I seriously doubt resveratrol is doing much of anything, but it doesn't appear harmful, and Gaia seems to be a company with integrity (rare in the supplement world) but maybe I'm just another sucker. I tend to "trust" Jarrow and Gaia -- whatever "trust" means in the fraudulent, unregulated, Wild West world of the billions of dollars a year vitamin industry (which is mostly an arm of big pharma...)

#4 AlxM

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 10:34 PM

Great feedback so far, thanks. Curious to hear from some more people as well...



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 02:27 AM

I seriously doubt resveratrol is doing much of anything, but it doesn't appear harmful, and Gaia seems to be a company with integrity (rare in the supplement world) but maybe I'm just another sucker. I tend to "trust" Jarrow and Gaia -- whatever "trust" means in the fraudulent, unregulated, Wild West world of the billions of dollars a year vitamin industry (which is mostly an arm of big pharma...)

 

Trust is about all we have in the supplement Wild West.  Trust is based on reputation, and Jarrow's reputation is pretty good.  They get that from doing things right.  I don't agree that the low regulation, low margin supplement industry has much in common with high regulation, high profit Big Pharma.  To the extent that they do (and the overlap is pretty slim), that would be a good thing, because if there's one thing Big Pharma knows how to do, it's delivering the molecule that they claim to be in the bottle, and nothing that isn't supposed to be there.  If only the supplement industry could do that reliably...   Whether the drug in the bottle will help or hurt is a different question, but with pharma, at least you know what you're getting.  Companies like Chromadex have some of the advantages of both Pharma and the supplement world.  If your supplement manufacturer sourced their active material from Chromadex, it will be clean, but you will pay for it.  Not as much as you'd pay even for cheap pharmaceuticals, but more than you'll pay for most supplements.

 

To get back on topic, I'm not taking resveratrol at the moment, but have used it in the past.  At the moment I'm more interested in pterostilbene, due to its superior bioavailability.  I recently got some pterostilbene from Swanson, but haven't started taking it yet.  The active ingredient is from Chromadex, who seems to have a lock on the ptero market.  (just like they do with NR)


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#6 sthira

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 07:21 AM

You're right, Niner, and my comment about supplement companies being mostly an arm of pharmaceutical companies is an exaggeration. But I was leaning into the idea that Pfizer owns Centrum, Bayer owns One a Day, Procter & Gamble owns New Chapter...

You're also right that an advantage of regulation is that we know what we're getting, eg, when we take prescription meds.

Do CR memetic wannabes like resveratrol, pterostilbene, niagen, et al (many claims for many substances) stall aging? We're suspended in ignorance -- proper position for these huckster companies to take advantage of the desperation.

I took the niagen/pterostilbene (components of the expensive "Basis" product) combo for more than a year and subjectively noticed nothing. But these pills didn't seem to hurt me in the shorterm, and, thinking optimistically, maybe they helped in the longterm, but who knows.

Any treatment beyond the basics of a healthy, plant based whole foods diet, moderate exercise, blah blah and all the other basics we already have had drilled into our brains for more than a decade are what's on the shallow menu. What other choices do we have? Maybe CR, maybe fasting, maybe cold exposure, and the rest of the maybes, maybe metformin, rapamycin, maybe gene editing, maybe senescent cell clearing, maybe some or all of the SENS protocol. All are still speculative.

So does resveratrol slow aging? Who knows. What brand of it should you take? Take the brands with the best reputations in a world of brands with poor reputations, and then cycle between your best choices. But hold not your hat that any resveratrol is slowing aging. Eat less food -- that might work -- then again maybe not.

We have nothing, and it's hard to accept reality. We want stuff that doesn't exist yet. But maybe good things are coming... Then again we've been hearing that for years...

Edited by sthira, 24 July 2016 - 07:32 AM.

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#7 sthira

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 07:23 AM

Double post :-(

Edited by sthira, 24 July 2016 - 07:26 AM.


#8 2tender

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:33 PM

I took it for a year. Revgen liquified caps the best that money can buy. Don't kid yourself, micronized liquified, is the way to go.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:24 AM

Hey all, I am a newbie here.

 

It is somehow shocking that resveratrol has its own sub-forum. Guess it is widely used around users of this website? :)

 

Happens that I own a small vineyard here in Spain, so I am happy that I can drink all red wine I can (with moderation lol). I ordered my first resveratrol supplement last week, since I was curious about it. Most of what I've read is that resveratrol is hardly bioavailable and that red wine is the best form. Others say supplements are better. Lots of confusing infos about resveratrol, I hope I can learn about it more seriously with your help. 

 

By the way, I ordered my resveratrol at iHerb, more concretely the brand Quality of Life Labs, Resveratrol-SR, 150 mg, 30 Vegicaps it says it is micronized so I guessed it would help absorption. Did I wasted my money? Time will tell.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:21 PM

 

I'm not taking resveratrol at the moment, but have used it in the past.  At the moment I'm more interested in pterostilbene, due to its superior bioavailability.  I recently got some pterostilbene from Swanson, but haven't started taking it yet.  The active ingredient is from Chromadex, who seems to have a lock on the ptero market.  (just like they do with NR)

 

Hello Niner.  I'm very interested in trying pterostilbene.  What dose of Swanson pterostilbene do you think would be a good starting point to try and which of their products would you suggest?

 

Thanks for any info!







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