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Are supplements necessary? Do I need to take supplements?

Do I need to take supplements? And for the rest of my life? There are a lot of misconceptions about supplements. Not in the least from governments, various MDs and health experts. Let’s start by saying that supplements are a complex matter. Ignorance and oversimplification are one important reason why there is so much conflicting […]

Can I combine NOVOS with a multivitamin or other vitamins and minerals?

You can take multivitamins with NOVOS Core and/or NOVOS Boost. In fact, we developed NOVOS products specifically to be combined with multivitamins without issue. Regarding the best vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients to take with NOVOS products, we wrote an article about this topic here: https://novoslabs.com/best-food-supplements-to-take-even-when-you-eat-healthy/

Could glucosamine cause insulin resistance or higher sugar (glucose) levels?

When creating NOVOS Core, we took great care to research the topic of glucosamine and insulin resistance. More recent studies show that glucosamine does not increase insulin resistance. Also, glucosamine has various other benefits that are more important, like improving mitochondrial biogenesis, reducing inflammation, and most importantly, has been associated with reduced mortality and reduced […]

Could long-term lithium intake cause kidney damage?

Microdosed lithium has been shown to slow down aging and exert various protective effects on cells, especially brain cells. That’s why microdosed lithium is often used as an anti-aging supplement (R,R,R,R,R), or as a way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases (R,R,R). LITHIUM AND KIDNEY FUNCTION However, some people worry […]

David Sinclair supplements: What anti-Aging supplements does Harvard scientist David Sinclair take?

David Sinclair is a professor at Harvard University who has been studying aging for the better part of his academic career. Dr. David Sinclair’s main research interest is the epigenetics of aging, with a focus on epigenetic reprogramming of aging (e.g. via Yamanaka factors), NAD+ metabolism and sirtuins, and NAD+ precursors like NR and NMN. You may have come across his […]

Do antioxidants slow down aging? Does NOVOS contain antioxidants?

Many people still believe that antioxidants slow down aging. Antioxidants are substances like vitamin A, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, beta-carotene, acetyl-cysteine, and so on. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are mainly a by-product of our metabolism. Free radicals are highly reactive particles that damage our DNA, proteins and cell membranes. It has been thought […]

Do I need to take calcium? How much calcium? Why not take calcium via milk or dairy?

Regarding calcium intake, it’s important to make sure you consume enough calcium every day. Even when consuming dairy, many people don’t reach the required levels of calcium. Also, dairy, especially milk, can accelerate aging (see further down). Therefore, we are proponents of taking calcium supplements to make sure you take in enough calcium. Of course, one […]

Does Eating or Drinking Collagen Supplements Improve Skin Wrinkles?

Taking ingredients by mouth to improve skin health is becoming ever more popular. And of the most well-known oral skin-care ingredients is collagen. When taken by mouth, it’s claimed that collagen can improve wrinkles, fine lines, skin elasticity, and general skin health. But does it work? What is collagen? Collagen is a protein. This means […]

How much calcium is there in NOVOS?

NOVOS contains 1100 mg of alpha-ketoglutarate + 200 mg of calcium (a total of 1300 mg of calcium alpha-ketoglutarate). An adult needs around 1000 mg of calcium per day. This can be somewhat more per day (e.g. 1250 mg per day). However, make sure not to take calcium supplements that contain large doses of calcium e.g. […]

Is NMN better than NR? NMN vs NR (Nicotinamide mononucleotide versus nicotinamide riboside)

NR (nicotinamide riboside) and NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) supplements are both often touted as two of the most promising supplements to slow down aging. NR and NMN are precursors to NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). This means NR and NMN are converted into NAD+. NAD+ is a very important molecule, having a myriad of effects in our cells, including […]

Metformin versus pterostilbene, fisetin, glucosamine and berberine

Metformin Versus Other Anti-Aging Supplements | Which Is Best For Longevity? Metformin is one of the most popular, off-label, anti-aging prescription drugs. There are other drugs that show promise to extend lifespan, like rapamycin or selegiline, but metformin is arguably the most well-known, and the most common prescription drug that life-extension enthusiasts take in an […]

Pterostilbene versus resveratrol

Pterostilbene is a natural molecule found in fruits, vegetables and nuts. Blueberries are often quoted as one of the richest sources of pterostilbene. However, the amount of pterostilbene in blueberries is much lower than you can find in food supplements or lower than the amounts used in scientific studies (at most a few hundred nanograms […]

The 13 best anti-aging supplements, science-based

There are countless supplements claiming that they are “anti-aging”. Unfortunately, almost none of them are. Most anti-aging supplements contain ingredients that: Are based on outdated ideas (e.g., that antioxidants slow down aging – they don’t). Are based on little to no science. Contain too few ingredients to really impact aging (aging is a complex process caused by multiple mechanisms). Contain too low […]

Top anti-aging supplements for healthy joints and osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of joints, especially of the cartilage that lines the joints. It’s also called degenerative joint disease or “wear-and-tear” arthritis. Osteoarthritis is very common. Our joints are the Achilles heel of the musculoskeletal system; they are prone to wearing down and getting damaged given many of our joints move a lot, […]

What is the role of hyaluronic acid (HA) in cancer prevention and cancer growth?

What is the role of hyaluronic acid (HA) in cancer prevention and cancer growth? Some studies show that specific cancers (e.g. pancreatic cancers) use hyaluronic acid as food. However, this is not very surprising. Cancer cells use a lot of substances that are present in the body or in our food to grow. For example, […]

What’s the best low-dose (microdosed) lithium supplement? Why does NOVOS contain this amount of lithium? Is microdosed lithium safe?

Natural origin of lithium Lithium is a mineral present in igneous rocks. From these rocks, lithium seeps into water springs and rivers, and into drinking water and foods, such as potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, nuts, fish and cereals. People consume lithium on a daily basis via mineral water and healthy, natural foods. Amount of lithium in […]

Which form of calcium should I take?

The precise form of calcium doesn’t matter that much. There are a lot of internet articles touting one form above the other, but for calcium most forms are ok. Calcium carbonate is widely used and is an adequate form of calcium supplementation. This is however not the case for some other substances, such as magnesium. […]

Which vitamin and mineral supplements should I take?

Most of the minerals, vitamins and other supplements contain too low doses, the wrong forms (e.g. magnesium oxide instead of magnesium malate), or wrong combinations (e.g. calcium with iron, or copper with zinc, which inhibit each other’s absorption). We explain more about the best supplements to take here: THE 11 BEST FOOD SUPPLEMENTS TO TAKE, […]

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