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Defying aging.

Dr Christiaan Leeuwenburgh studied a supplement in rats to defy aging and found that the product worked, but you would need to start before age 65.

The product was Eufortyn, which contains 6.3% terclarated coenzyme Q10 (an anti-oxidant sold as Q-ter), 67.7% creatine (improves muscle performance) and the rest mainly ginseng (an anti-oxidant).

Rats of age equivalent to 50-65 in humans increased their grip strength by 12%, and showed reduced oxidative damage. In rats older than this, the oxidative improvement was there, but grip strength did not improve.

The authors concluded – “the Eufortyn supplementation may be particularly beneficial when initiated prior to major biological and functional declines that appear to occur with advancing age.”

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May 26, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Diet, Ginseng, Health, Success

4 Comments »

  1. Is Eufortyn available in the USA?

    Comment by Mike | May 26, 2010 | Reply

    • No and yes. Eufortyn seems to be Italian and pops up in pages in Italian (the researchers have Italian/US background). So that suggests buying on the Internet. One company in New Jersey supplies it, but for research purposes only.

      That’s the no.

      The yes part is all the ingredients in the formula are standard across the world, so you can make your own if you don’t want to buy on the Internet.

      Comment by teammccallum | May 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. If Eufortyn is made up of about 60%creatine , 34% ginsing and 6% Q 10 Qter would you just take the recommended dosages by body weight daily to reach the same effect?

    Comment by Lisa Griffis | May 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Great question. To which our answer is sorry, don’t know.

      Here’s what we GUESS. (cos we don’t know).

      The older rats showed the anti-oxidants seemed to work (thats CoQ10 and ginseng) just as well as the middle aged rats. But the muscle-builder seemed to have little effect ( that’s creatine). Keeping muscle seems to go downhill with age (lots of studies). We’re GUESSING that the important ingredient here to maintain muscle as you get older is creatine – BEFORE you get old.

      And to answer your question directly, the rat study effect should work in humans. The fundamental workings are the same.

      Comment by teammccallum | May 26, 2010 | Reply


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