quercetin

Quercetin: Scientific studies + genetic connections

Quercetin is a natural flavonoid acting as both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This article focuses on the results of clinical trials involving quercetin as well as linking to specific genetic topics. By using your genetic data, you can make a more informed decision on whether quercetin is worth trying.

Lithium orotate: A natural mineral that affects mood, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging

Researchers found that Texas counties with higher levels of lithium in their groundwater had less of an increase in Alzheimer’s rates compared with counties that had lower levels of lithium. This isn’t a total surprise since previous studies had linked lithium to a decreased risk of dementia, but it is a great confirmation at a large scale population level. 

Rapamycin, mTOR, and Your Genes

Rapamycin is an antibiotic that is used as an immunosuppressant, an anti-cancer agent, and to prevent blocked arteries. Rapamycin is now the focus of longevity and healthspan-extending research through its inhibition of mTOR.

Fisetin: Antioxidant and Senolytic

Fisetin is a natural flavonol found in several types of fruits and vegetables and may prove to be a key anti-aging component. Fisetin has shown in several recent studies to clear out senescent cells holding a lot of promise for healthy aging. Learn more about the newest research into this possible longevity compound. (Member’s article)

Metformin: Longevity research and genetics

A decades-old diabetes drug now holds promise for increasing healthspan. Research shows that metformin may reduce the risk of some of the diseases of aging, thus increasing the number of years someone is healthy. Learn how your genes interact with metformin and whether you are at an increased risk of side effects from it.

Berberine: Research, Absorption, and Genetics

Berberine, a natural compound, is found in plants such as Oregon grape, barberry, and goldenseal. It has been a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Take a look into the research and health benefits of this age-old compound. (Member’s article)

CBD Oil and Your Genes: Will it work for you?

Why do some people get such great benefits from CBD while others notice nothing? It is likely that your genes play a role in how your body responds to CBD. This article covers the research studies on CBD, the receptors that CBD binds to, and how your genetic variants could be influencing your response (or lack thereof) to CBD oil. (Member’s article)