Yes. The products that are Kosher are: Blood Support, Liver Flush Tea, Metal Magic, Warp Speed, Men’s Formula, Women’s Formula, Immunify, and Nutribody Protein.
This product is not manufactured with milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts or soy. It is produced in a GMP facility that processes some of these allergens. As part of GMP, quality procedures to prevent cross contamination and allergen contamination include separate warehousing, special air handling systems, physical separators, robust cleaning procedures, residue testing after cleaning, equipment surface swabs, etc. The standard operating procedures ensure compliance with current FDA guidelines and requirements for allergen control
We do not use magnesium stearate. We use vegetable sourced stearic acid. Some people claim they are identical. They are not. The simplest difference to understand is that magnesium stearate contains magnesium (Mg(C18H35O2)2). Vegetable stearate does not (C18H36O2). It is required as a flow agent whenever you send a powder with any tendency to stick through either a tableting or encapsulation machine. Otherwise the powder gums up the works and jams the equipment. Stearic acid is an essential saturated fatty acid that is found in all vegetable, seed, nut, and animal oils. Although stearic acid can be derived from several sources, including bovine, the most common source in better quality nutritional supplements is vegetable stearic acid primarily from coconut and palm oils. Incidentally, the amount of stearic acid in a typical tablet or capsule is much less than what you'll find in a salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing. (Olive oil is a source of stearic acid.)
There is a great deal of confusion and misinformation in the press. Here is an article written by Jon Barron that will clear up any confusion or concern you may have in this regard. Acetyl-l-carnitine Supplements and Heart Disease
There is no need to double up the dosage. Ever Young can be taken with food. Instead of taking it before bed, take your last dose with supper.
Six capsules a day should be enough to cover almost everyone.
Yes, your body's assault on its own protein goes on daily and at any age. Ever Young can help protect against that protein degradation. It also doesn't hurt to start slowing down cellular aging as early as possible. Just adjust your dosage according to your age. You probably only need 3 capsules a day.
Although, beneficial for bodybuilders, this is actually a very different supplement than carnitine based formulas. And although one of the ingredients, acetyl-l-carnitine is closely related to L-carnitine, Ever Young primary role is to slow cellular aging. As a side note, athletes and bodybuilders have reported greatly accelerated recovery times.
No, there is no problem having the two amino acids together. Amino acids are often combined in supplements, as in arginine and ornithine supplements. Strictly speaking, L-carnosine is not an amino acid. It is a dipeptide a combination of two amino acids. You can take them with or without food, it doesn't matter. Carnosine is found in meat, and DMAE is found naturally in fish such as sardines, anchovies, and salmon. In other words, they are normally found in foods so having the capsules with food is quite natural.
Yes, studies have shown that carnosine both reduces damage to telomeres and their rate of shortening, while at the same time inhibiting cancer.
Then again green tea, quercetin, and exercise can do much the same thing.
The mechanisms through which carnosine appears to extend the life of cells are entirely different than those found in the immortal cells seen in cancer. In fact, in vitro studies with carnosine have indicated just the opposite. This is certainly not conclusive research (it has only been demonstrated in vitro), and no claims are made in this regard, but it certainly is interesting. In any case, there are no demonstrated contraindications.
While it's true that all of the early research on L-Carnosine (in the early 1900's) was carried out using L-Carnosine extracted from cattle, that's not true of supplemental carnosine sold today. The carnosine sold in supplements is manufactured by a fermentation process using friendly bacteria which are fermented in massive vats and then harvested, processed and refined to provide 99.9% pure bio-identical L-Carnosine. The bacteria used for fermenting are a lot like probiotics, so L-Carnosine is vegetarian friendly.