Life extension, mechanics of

We are probably not going to optimize ourselves out of mortality, but it feels good to try nonetheless

January 11, 2022 — January 10, 2024

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Quantified self/nutrition etc for lifespan extension. Probably best read in concert with biomarker tracking.

Figure 1

1 What biomarkers are cheap to track to assess the effectiveness of aging interventions?

2 Collagen

Not sure if this is life extension per se, but it is about youthful behaviour and kinda interesting. Why does collagen supplementation seem to help with collagen production? It all gets digested, right?

3 Alternatives


4 Incoming

5 References

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Czajka, Kania, Genovese, et al. 2018. Daily Oral Supplementation with Collagen Peptides Combined with Vitamins and Other Bioactive Compounds Improves Skin Elasticity and Has a Beneficial Effect on Joint and General Wellbeing.” Nutrition Research.
DePhillipo, Aman, Kennedy, et al. 2018. Efficacy of Vitamin C Supplementation on Collagen Synthesis and Oxidative Stress After Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Systematic Review.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
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Shaw, Lee-Barthel, Ross, et al. 2017. Vitamin C–Enriched Gelatin Supplementation Before Intermittent Activity Augments Collagen Synthesis.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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