Coenzyme Q10

Friday 29th July 2016

RAY KURZWEIL’S BRIDGE 1 STRATEGY

One of the most aggressive approaches to surviving Bridge 1 is Ray Kurzweil’s supplement regime.

In 2012 Ray stated that he takes about 150 pills per day (which is 70-80 different things) as part of his quest to get to “Bridge 2”.

By 2015 he had managed to get this down to 100 pills per day by finding more bio-available forms.

This costs him a few thousand dollars per year, although he says it’s not necessary for everyone. “It’s not one size fits all. A healthy 30-year-old might just need basic supplements”.

Kurzweil has been accused of being “reckless” with his level of supplementation, which he refutes:

I monitor my body regularly. I’m not just flying without instrumentation. Being an engineer, I like data and I monitor 50 or 60 different blood levels every few months, and I’m constantly fine-tuning my program.

All of my blood levels are ideal. I scan my arteries to see if I have plaque buildup, and I have no atherosclerosis. I come out younger on biological aging tests.

So far, so good. But this program is not designed to last a very long time. This program is what we call bridge one. The goal is to get to bridge two: the biotechnology revolution, where we can reprogram biology away from disease.

Below is a list of some of the supplements Ray has previously mentioned taking:

For Anti-Oxidation and General Health

  • Comprehensive multi-vitamin
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Grapeseed extract
  • Resveratrol
  • Bilberry extract
  • Lycopene
  • Silymarin
  • Linoleic acid
  • Lecithin
  • N-acetyl-cysteine
  • Garlic
  • L-carnitine
  • Pyrodoxal-5-phosphate:
  • Echinacea
  • B12 shots

 

ANALYSIS OF NOTABLE BRIDGE 1 LONGEVITY OPTIONS

 

FOR THE CELL’S MITOCHONDRIA

Coenzyme Q10

Mitochondria are responsible for energy production in our cells. Coenzyme Q10 is a part of this energy generation.

Disruption to the mitochondria is a major part of the aging process and this supplement is claimed to help slow that down.

Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that lowers blood pressure and protects the heart.

It is one of Ray Kurzweil’s top 3 supplements for surviving to the Singularity.

 

 

CONCLUSION: BRIDGE 1 ANTI-AGING STRATEGIES

BEST OF THE CURRENT BUNCH

VITAMINS

Vitamin D

 

ANTIOXIDNTS & GENERAL HEALTH

Spirulina

 

MAINTAINANCE OF THE CELL’S MITOCHONDRIA

Coenzyme Q10

 

MAINTAINANCE OF THE CELL MEMBRANE

Phosphatidylcholine

 


 

ONES TO WATCH (MOST PROMISING)

Near – Medium Term

Pterostilbene

Nicotinamide Riboside (NAD+)

Metformin

 

Medium – Long Term

Stem Cell Therapy

Gene Therapy

Lee Banfield, Exploring Anti-Aging Strategies

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