Testimonials are frequently used to sing the praises of a product with the objective of increasing sales. The testimonials recorded here have a somewhat different purpose. Their primary purpose is to help us all to understand what to expect from the Anti-Aging Vitamins. The objective is to learn how to make best use of the vitamins to improve our own health and to increase our own longevity. Some observations of users of the Anti-Aging Vitamins (MePA and MePiA) are below.
Another use of these testimonials is to help show that the anti-aging vitamins are what they claim to be.
The anti-aging vitamins (MePA and MePiA) claim to be the cure for human aging. Unfortunately, scientifically demonstrating that a purported cure for human aging is what it claims to be is an intrinsically lengthy process. The scientific demonstration that MePA and MePiA are the cure for human aging requires that a group of people treated with these vitamins live significantly longer than another group of people not treated with the vitamins. This experiment is inadvertently currently underway. Individuals who have begun to take the vitamins are the informal test group. They are expected to live significantly longer than other individuals who through choice or lack of knowledge have not begun to take the vitamins. Unfortunately, it will take years or even decades for significant results from this informal experiment to be obtained.
To get a feel for this, consider that the current longevity record for modern times is 122 years. Dr. Aardsma is in his early sixties. He is taking Dr. Aardsma’s Anti-Aging Vitamins Dietary Supplement. He is looking forward to breaking that 122 year longevity record. When should you look for a testimonial from him reporting that he has successfully done so? You should look for it six decades from now!
Fortunately, increased longevity is not the only thing we can watch for. What can be watched for now, helping to show that the anti-aging vitamins are what they claim to be, is a rolling back of:
- aging-related diseases, and
- signs and symptoms common to other deficiency diseases.
An example in the first category is the slowing of prostate cancer. The incidence of prostate cancer increases with age—it is an aging-related disease. Since aging is a vitamin deficiency disease, it is reasonable to expect that restoration of the anti-aging vitamins to the diet might help to roll back diseases which have taken hold in its absence. This expectation is tempered by the knowledge, from Noah’s experience (see Aging: Cause & Cure), that healing of aging is itself a very slow process.
Examples in the second category are dry skin, delayed wound healing, poor immunity, muscle weakness, and fatigue, all of which are included among the signs and symptoms of vitamin C deficiency. Clearly, you don’t need to die of scurvy to know you have a vitamin C deficiency. Similarly, it is not likely that you need to die of aging to know you have a vitamin MePA and vitamin MePiA deficiency. Many early warning signs are likely to be present.
What are these early warning signs likely to be? It is impossible to say for sure when everybody is suffering from MePA / MePiA deficiency disease, because there are no healthy individuals to compare to. But considerable overlap of symptoms is observed between different deficiency diseases. For example, fatigue is seen in deficiencies of vitamin C, vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, calcium, iron, and magnesium. So we might expect to see the same sorts of early warning signs and symptoms for MePA and MePiA deficiency as are reported for other deficiency diseases.
For this reason, when individuals start taking the anti-aging vitamins, we might expect them to begin reporting, early on, relief of symptoms common to other deficiency diseases. And this is what has been happening, as the testimonials recorded here show. It appears as no accident that, for example, all of the symptoms listed above as signs of vitamin C deficiency have been reported as areas of relief by one or more individuals beginning to take Dr. Aardsma’s Anti-Aging Vitamins Dietary Supplement.
There are some pitfalls to avoid when reading these testimonials:
- No two people are alike. Our bodies do not all respond identically to the various vitamins. For example, when sailors used to die from a lack of vitamin C on long voyages at sea, the sailors on a given ship did not all develop scurvy at the same rate and die at the same time. It was possible for a few survivors to make it home when nearly the entire crew had died of scurvy. Don’t expect one person’s experience with the anti-aging vitamins to be applicable to everybody in exactly the same way.
- Keep in mind that experiences shared here are anecdotal. Anecdotal evidence is less reliable than results from a clinical trial. Clinical trials include multiple individuals at a time, with a treated group and an untreated (placebo) group. The individuals in the clinical trial do not know which group they are in. This allows clinical trial results to separate out real effects from imaginary or spurious effects.
Anecdotal evidence, while less reliable than a clinical trial, is still valuable. It can verify the general safety of a compound, for example, and point to effects which should be specifically targeted for investigation in a subsequent clinical trial.
Individuals sharing anecdotal evidence are to be esteemed as pathfinders.
- It is possible to mistake early relief of vitamin MePA and MePiA deficiency disease symptoms for permanent cures. For example, it is possible to mistakenly conclude that a user who experiences cessation of chronic headaches early on has been cured of headaches and will never have another headache as long as he or she keeps supplementing the vitamins. This mistake can lead to subsequent confusion about the effectiveness of the anti-aging vitamins and discouragement when the user does get another headache.
Anti-Aging Vitamins Testimonials
Prior to July 2019, vitamin MePA was thought to be the sole anti-aging vitamin. It is now known that there are two closely related anti-aging vitamins, vitamin MePA and vitamin MePiA. The anti-aging vitamin supplement contains both of the newly discovered vitamins.
Some of the following testimonials were written prior to the discovery of the second vitamin, MePiA. These testimonials are clearly marked as “Vitamin MePA Only.” This content is accurate as far as it goes, but because it does not include MePiA, it is not complete. It is being preserved, as is, rather than being updated, because it provides vitally important data on the action of MePA by itself, when MePiA is absent from the diet.
Others of these testimonials were written following the second vitamin discovery, and are marked, The Anti-Aging Vitamins – MePA and MePiA.