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  • kxh

    I'd like to see the list of special nutrients.

    • AdelleChattre (edited 1 year ago)

      The author proposes a class of “longevity vitamins.” The evidence he presents is specifically for Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (Thianine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin C, Choline, Vitamin E, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Calcium Chloride, Chromium, cobalt, copper, Iodine, Iron, Molybdenum, phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc, Vitamin K, Selenium, Vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids, Magnesium, Taurine, ergothionein, pyrroloquinoline quinone, Quinine, Carotenoid, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Alpha carotene, Beta carotene, and Beta cryptoxanthin.

      • kxh (edited 1 year ago)

        Chromium, cobalt, copper, Molybdenum, phosphorus, Sulfur, Taurine, ergothionein, pyrroloquinoline quinone, Quinine, Carotenoid, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, and Beta cryptoxanthin.

        Woah, thanks. I have some reading to do.

        Some of things though, you have to be very careful of. For instance, our bodies can't get rid of iron, so taking in too much can be very bad.

        • Appaloosa

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAcs2uROaoI Look for answers grasshopper.

          • kxh (edited 1 year ago)

            Nice, but I was thinking of this actually.

        • AdelleChattre

          I know, right? Cobalt? Jesus. If one defines deficiency as doing better if you get more, I tend to do better if I somehow supplement thianine, magnesium, potassium, and folate, as well as vitamins D and K.

          • kxh (edited 1 year ago)

            Most of the trace elements, you have to be careful of getting too much and also the way they are bound. ie, eating an iron nail is not going to be that good for you or eating a piece of sodium could be really bad. The other things may be flavinoids, but there are so many flavinoids that eating live food is probably going to be better.

  • Chubros

    I've heard this plenty of times before.

    • AdelleChattre

      Oh, you've heard:

      the same nutrients we need to maintain our day-to-day health – such as vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and magnesium – are also critical components of enzymes required for our bodies’ long-term maintenance, in roles such as DNA repair, cardiovascular health and prevention of oxidative damage.


      As a consequence, Ames writes, when the body is faced with shortages of key nutrients, it must “ration” them, enabling enzymes critical to our immediate survival and reproductive capacity to keep functioning at the expense of longer-term physiological needs.


      such trade-offs can be seen in people with chronic, low-level deficiencies in Vitamin K and the element selenium (which are key components of 16 and 25 different enzymes, respectively).

      Or maybe just that long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies have observable effects?

  • Appaloosa

    There are two topics that have a perpetual tug of war with themselves...vitamin supplements and coffee. One day they kill you and a week later they cure cancer, aging and reduce the national debt.

    • Gozzin

      Oh so true.

      • AdelleChattre (edited 1 year ago)

        At least we can all agree that toilet paper should be hung overhand.

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