Extending life with sirtuins, metformin, resveratrol and NMN. Joe Rogan, David Sinclair and Lindsay Jang

Extending life with sirtuins, NMN, resveratrol and metformin

I think everyone arrives at a stage past 30 when they realize life is quite precious, longevity is not a given and that we need to take care of our bodies & health (and for the Asians – also take care of your dad/mom/grandmom/grandfather and the rest of the extended family’s health). 

So I’ve been watching (YouTube that is) Joe Rogan, then saw Lindsay Jang and probably a big YouTube star but I don’t know him all discuss prolonging life and the below themes + Harvard’s dr. David Sinclair kept on recurring: 

  • Sirtuins: a family of proteins that play a vital role in ageing 
  • NAD+: a coenzyme found in all living cells. This is what fuels sirtuins.
  • NMN: quite similar to NAD+. It fights disease and is also found in broccoli. Has beneficial effects on metabolism throughout the body.
    • –> a gram in the morning. I asked Lindsay (I don’t know her.. I creepy follow her on IG and she replied) she gets it from Amazon.
  • Resveratrol: A compound produced by several plants in response to injury. It protects against damage for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Found in the skin of grapes, blueberries, raspberries and mulberries.
    • –> half a gram with yoghurt in the morning. My stalk sessions told me you can get it from iHerb, Thorne brand.
  • Metformin: medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Also taken to prevent cancer, heart disease, ageing and Alzheimer’s and most likely will extend your life span.
    • –> a gram of metformin at night. Lindsay got it from her doctor.

I’m no doctor. I’m lazy and follow internet doctors and influencers for tips and advice. I like to think I’m healthy, but mostly look for ways to compensate my outrageous binge/alcohol/rave sessions and along the way do some good to my parents too. So do your own research if you’re interested. I just see this popping up more and more and it might be worth the try to add up some quality years to your life.

Watch Rogan and Sinclair talk anti-ageing

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