Stambler is himself an enthusiastic life extensionist
. He was on the organizing committee of this conference.
FOUNDATION (www.lef.org/) In the US, you can't get deprenyl, a drug for treating Parkinson's disease, available only on prescription, but sold freely in Europe.
A majority of these life extensionists follow a healthy lifestyle and usually possess high levels of health literacy.
Up to 50 and more different substances are usually comprising a typical supplement program of extreme life extensionists.
So would it be too presumptuous then for life extensionists to start taking, let's say, about 5 mg/kg per body weight in order to benefit from the speculative positive antidiabetic, anti-obesity, and pro-mitochondrial effects before all studies about pharmacokinetics and dosimetry of resveratrol in humans have been done?
These meta-analyses do not display the "real life" situation about the advanced nutraceutical regimens, which are typically used by life extensionists. The methods applied in some of the anti-supplement meta-analyses in question resemble an archer who shoots the arrow first, and places the target where the arrow hits afterward.
There has been much interest among life extensionists
in resveratrol, a substance found on the skin of red grapes which some scientists believe has been shown to extend the life span of nematode worms.
My interest in life extensionists
in far-off lands was a major motivation for me to attend the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conference in Thailand.
Each year, we fund a scholarship program that brings the most committed life extensionists
under age 31 to South Florida.