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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Supplements?

Am there. Doin' that.

I take supplements for everything. You name the ailment, I got the supplement for ya'!

Arthritis? Glucosamine Chondroitin, Calcium.

Heart? 81 mg aspirin, and to support heart health and stamina, CO-Q10 50 mg, Fish Oil, Potassium

Prostate? Saw Palmetto

Do you get the idea? That's only a fraction of the vitamins and supplements I take 3 times a day! They are like a meal all on their own, there are so many! (for a complete list of EVERYTHING I take - supplement-wise - send me an e-mail)

"Yeah, but do they work, Bill?"

Who the frigg knows, Dude????

All I know is that I got to be 58 years old, have arthritis (rheumatoid and gouty), am depressed
(well, DUH!) , but am otherwise in the best of health.

Tell you what: I'll stop taking them and we'll see, okay????

NOT!

Even if they were all placebos, I'd still take them, because I believe they work, okay?

Which is why I am so pissed that my mind has decided to take a permanent leave of absence!

What - I didn't do enough Sudoku, didn't score higher than GENIUS on my IQ tests - didn't exercise my brain enough - and now said brain is going to say "bye-bye" and now I have to start shopping for Depends???

No! I will not go quietly.

Beethoven didn't, and neither will I!

Bill

5 comments:

guy said...

Hi Bill,

I'm enjoying your blog!!

I was doing some research about this new "Smart Pill", and came across this. It is a raw data dump of what I have been trying to find out.

Alzheimer's Association Grant Furthers Successful Research at UMass Lowell
http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2008/10/27/daily6-Over-the-counter-SmartPill-slows-Alzheimers-symptoms.html

Been doing google searches and found this:

http://memxl.com/faq.html


1-800-376-5566


MemoryXL 11 Beacon St.
Boston, MA. 02108
phone: 800-376-5566
Fax: 617-357-8428
email: info@memxl.com

http://memxl.com/presentation/part1_files/frame.htm

Looks the the site is under construction as every time I did a google search for memoryxl or memxl I got new pages...


Found this as I was trolling the web pages for the site. This info may change or has already been seen but it is news to me:

Alzheimer's Association has agreed to fund the next clinical trials of MemoryXL
Based on our laboratory and clinical findings, the Alzheimer's Association has agreed to provide funding for a large, multi-site clinical trial. Our studies thus far demonstrate that we can delay progression of early-stage Alzheimer's disease for at least 2 years, and that we can improve alertness and recall in
adults without Alzheimer's disease. Remaining to be determined is whether or not MemoryXL can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

To address this issue, we will provide MemoryXL to a number of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, and those diagnosed with Mild Cognitive
Impairment (MCI). Approximately half of the individuals diagnosed with MCI subsequently "convert" to Alzheimer's disease. If we can delay this conversion, it
will indicate that MemoryXL can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Several local senior centers and AD clinics have expressed interest and will participate in our study. We would welcome more participants. Centers and
clinics of any size, and individuals are all welcome. Please contact Dr. Shea directly at 978-934-2881 or by email (thomas_Shea@uml.edu) for more information
or an informative presentation (about 45min) for your center/clinic staff. The presentation would be similar to the one posted on this website under "Full
Presentation."
The inventors of MemoryXL are proud to announce that two of their technical manuscripts have been accepted for publication in the American Journal of
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias:

The title of the first accepted paper is:

Efficacy of a vitamin/nutraceutical formulation for early-stage Alzheimer's disease:
A one-year open-label pilot study with an 11-month extension

The title of the second accepted paper is:

Efficacy of a Vitamin/Nutriceutical Formulation for moderate to late-stage Alzheimer's disease:
A 9 month placebo-controlled pilot study

guy said...

A bit more research has exposed a 'DRAFT' FAQ to the site for MEMORYXL:

Is there any other non-prescription formulation that has been clinically proven to mitigate Alzheimer's Disease symptoms?

MemoryXL is the only formulation that has been clinically proven to mitigate Alzheimer's Disease symptoms.

Do I need a doctor’s prescription?

MemoryXL is a non-prescription formulation of vitamins and nutrients.

What are the ingredients?

MemoryXL a combination of vitamins and nutrients that include Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe),
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR), and Peppermint Oil for a fresh minty taste.

These ingredients and their particular formulation were developed from over 10 years of study by Dr. Shea and his research team.

Can I take MemoryXL if I am already taking a prescribed Alzheimer's Disease medication?

MemoryXL is not designed to replace any prescribed medication or treatment, and can be taken with other Alzheimer's Disease medication. Send any questions to our medical advisor (via our Contact Us page), or ask your Doctor to contact us.

What are the advantages of taking MemoryXL as opposed to prescribed medications?

No side effects have been reported in our Clinical Trials. Compare that to the side effects and cost of these prescription medications for Alzheimer's Disease. You can also start MemoryXL before an official diagnosis is made. Unlike Alzheimer drugs, you can start MemoryXL at the first sign of memory loss, or better yet, BEFORE any memory problems.

How long have people been taking MemoryXL?

People have been taking MemoryXL as long as 2 and 1/2 years with continued beneficial effects. Maximal improvement in memory and in mood was seen after 3-6 months, which was then sustained for as long as two years so far.

How many people have been enrolled in clinical trials?

About 200 people have enrolled in clinical trials.

What does the medical community (Doctors) think of MemoryXL?

Dr. Shea says, "While important advances in drug treatments have been, and continue to be made, there is a consensus among in the medical community, echoed at every meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association, that we have long needed an early treatment, one that can be administered at the first suggestion of memory loss, or even before it. MemoryXL is the only clinically-proven product to fill this need; it can be taken without prescription, at or before the first signs of memory loss, yet is still effective throughout the entire course of Alzheimer’s disease."

How long will it take me (a healthy person) to see any improvement?

People taking memoryXL have seen improvement in as little as two weeks in Clinical Trials.

How long will it take the patient ( a person with Alzheimer's Disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment) to see any improvement?

Patients with Alzheimer's Disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment have seen steady improvement in Activities of Daily Living, Neuropsychiatric Inventory, and Dementia Scale Rating in clinical trials.

Are there any side effects?

MemoryXL is non-prescription formulation of vitamins and nutrients. No side effects have been noted during the clinical trials.

Is MemoryXL covered by any insurance plans?

MemoryXL is not currently covered by insurance.

I will keep dumping my raw data in my comments here. I am trying to contact Dr. Shea who is one of the Doctor's involved with this new treatment, but we are still playing phone tag.

all the best,
guy

Bill Craig said...

Thanks for the update, Guy! ombined with the news about the coconut oil, that's some very encouraging news!

Bill

guy said...

Bill,

I'll keep researching this and as I find more info I'll post here.

guy

guy said...

http://memxl.com

on sale now

-guy