Its been a while so time for an update. Its summer, time for t-shirts, barbecue and holiday with friends and acquaintances but more than before I feel out of place in my age bracket. Feeling youthful also significantly influences the mind in a rejuvenating way. Similarly at work I gravitate to the younger age bracket. Interestingly in work / business meetings where I am the most senior person customers, suppliers or other guests gravitate more to the “older, more seriously” looking ones present instead of me. When I was actually young I probably found it logical now it is feeling a little weird. I noticed as result I have started to mention my age more to avoid this……how strange is that.
On the anti-aging front I am still gaining against time, at least that is how I perceive it. Energy levels have been good already for a long time. Physically I have been good, fairly lean. Lately however my waistline has started to shrink further towards a more youthful appearance. The hair re-growth also continuous, its slow but steady. The eyesight however continuous to fluctuate and it feels improvement has leveled off. Best way to get it better is eating carrots, no joke when doing that daily they work better. To get some more bio markers I did an eye test which I will repeat every 6 months.
On the skin front the wrinkles don’t quite disappear but elasticity and extra cellular matrix are up, inline with what I wrote in my previous update. Overall I have a sense that skin continuous to improve. I decided to start making pictures of the eye edge wrinkles to see how those change over time. Here is the situation today (age 47):
For the supplements I am doing pretty much what I wrote in the previous update (minor changes). Except that I scrapped the special 1-2 day sessions as I am more a believer that changes will happen only at a slow pace:
- The anti-aging daily base package: Nicotinamide Riboside (Niagen), Pterostilbene, Ginkho Biloba.
- A rotating scheme of compounds for preventative reasons: Honokiol, Quercetin, Luteolin, Fisetin,
- This week I bought Rosemaric acid and will rotate that in combination with Fisetin because of the findings in this study which made me wondering whether they may also help reduce senescent cells (Caspase-3 signaling pathway was promoted in carnosic acid and fisetin co-treatment, which was accompanied by anti-apoptotic proteins of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xl decreasing and pro-apoptotic signals of Bax and Bad increasing. The death receptor (DR) of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) was enhanced in carnosic acid and fisetin combined treatment).
- And as I seem to have good results I still want to add I sport regularly, eat irregular typically towards a lower caloric regime (skipping lunch or breakfast at times, even dinner), no smoking, hardly drinking.
Till Later and have a great summer,