I read the book “Lifespan” by David Sinclair last year about how one’s body can generate younger cells by taking two simple vitamins: NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) and Resveratrol. Since NMN is still very expensive ($2 to $5 per gram), I have found a replacement in Niacin. Instead of Resveratrol, I replaced it with organic olive oil (in Dr. Sinclair’s lab at Harvard, the oleic acid in olive oil is 6 or 7 times more effective than Resveratrol).
I have been on a similar regimen since September of 2020. I started seeing results on my skin becoming younger in just two weeks, which means my cells and internal organs are also becoming more youthful. I am lifting heavier weights at the gym since my typical weights are not challenging anymore (with improved endurance and recovery time and muscle soreness gone after one day). Cuts on my skin also heal a lot quicker.
The author’s father (after taking NMN, Resveratrol, and other vitamins), at the age of eighty-three, is at least 30 years younger than his mother (author’s grandmother). Hiking, international traveling, and eating out are part of his father’s routine.
With Dr. Sinclair’s recommended vitamin regimen, some people might be able to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Personally, I am taking currently one gram of Niacinamide (I will switch to 1 gram of Niacin or flush free Niacin once I finish my stock) and about two tablespoons of organic olive oil every day (if the olive oil causes stomach discomfort, then I would take papaya enzyme to alleviate the symptom). Please note taking Niacin in large doses will create a flushing effect (hot flushes and tingling sensation of the extremities) – though harmless. It is best to start on a small amount and gradually increase the dosage and let the body build up a tolerance. If you opt for flush-free Niacin, please let your doctors know the supplement you are taking, and it is necessary to regularly check your liver and kidney function. The body’s ability to convert Niacinamide into what we need for this purpose decreases as we age. Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) has the same effect as NMN.
One precaution, people with cancer can’t be on this regimen. For a cancer survivor, one must be cancer-free for six months and take a prescription drug to remove senescent (basically dead) cells in the body first and consult with your physician before starting this regimen.
I was on a low-carb diet (basically close to a ketogenic diet) along with 16:8 (eat within eight hours and fast for sixteen hours per day) last year, and I have personally witnessed three people lose 25 lbs each with 16:8 – from both genders. Now I eat a large, low-carb meal once a day (at least five times a week), so autophagy and ketosis can occur in my body. For some people, a strict ketogenic diet alone will create some surprising health benefits already.
I hope that once you see positive results in your body, you can share this information with others so your family can live longer (lifespan) and healthier (healthspan).
Dr. David Sinclair is a fifty-two-year “young-looking” scientist. I have included the most important excerpt from his book “Lifespan.” You can check out his book at your local library if needed.
“• I take 1 gram (1,000 mg) of NMN every morning, along with 1 gram of Resveratrol (shaken into my homemade yogurt) and 1 gram of Metformin.
• I take a daily dose of Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, and 83 mg of Aspirin.
• I strive to keep my sugar, bread, and pasta intake as low as possible. I gave up desserts at age 40, though I do steal tastes.
• I try to skip one meal a day or at least make it really small. My busy schedule almost always means that I miss lunch most days of the week.
• Every few months, a phlebotomist comes to my home to draw my blood, which I have analyzed for dozens of biomarkers. When my levels of various markers are not optimal, I moderate them with food or exercise.
• I try to take a lot of steps each day and walk upstairs, and I go to the gym most weekends with my son, Ben; we lift weights, jog a bit, and hang out in the sauna before dunking in an ice-cold pool.
• I eat many plants and try to avoid consuming other mammals, even though they do taste good. If I work out, I will eat meat.
• I don’t smoke. I try to avoid microwaved plastic, excessive UV exposure, X-rays, and CT scans.
• I try to stay on the cool side during the day and when I sleep at night.
• I aim to keep my body weight or BMI in the optimal range for healthspan, which for me is 23 to 25.”
Dr. Sinclair is not taking Metformin for blood sugar issues; he takes Metformin to extend his lifespan (it activates AMPK and has a protective effect against some cancers). This is an off-label use.
In layman’s terms, Vitamin D helps the body absorb the calcium, K2 tells the calcium where to go in our body.
This article aims to promote longevity and good health. I hope you find this information valuable and helpful.
While I am extremely excited by their potential, unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that they will slow down the aging process. There are many human trials still to be done.
The content here is not intended to replace your relationship with your own medical practitioner. Always speak with your doctor before using any of these supplements.
Individual results may vary.
Steve Watanabe is a member of ZChurch and the ZTeam. He is best known for coming up with solutions to every problem given to him. Steve has assisted Pastors Larry and Loretta Huggins in past endeavors and is an amazing coordinator.