I’m a 25 year old female with a long-standing interest in longevity and nutrigenomics. I spend a lot of time reading and researching and it can honestly get a little overwhelming trying to filter through what may or may not be relevant to me at this stage of my life. So I thought it might be valuable to pose this question to a community of knowledgeable and likeminded people
Here is what I’m currently doing and my reasoning:
Methyl B complex liquid drops in my morning orange juice. A recent blood test showed that I’m low-normal in active B12 which is odd considering the amount of eggs and animal products I consume. Maybe it is due to my MTHFR mutation.
Natural Desiccated Thyroid and Selenium drops - I have a history of subclinical hypothyroidism and this combo keeps my TSH down and my thyroid antibodies low.
Vitamin D3/K2/Boron - I live in the UK and there is no vitamin D available from sunlight between October-March. This helps me keep my levels up over the winter.
Magnesium Glycinate + 0.1mg Melatonin - Ensures that I sleep like a baby. I had insomnia throughout my teen years and this has effectively resolved the issue.
GlyNAC - A couple of times a week. I know the study was conducted in a much older demographic but I’m wary of my homozygous mutations in the GSTP1 gene.
Diet and lifestyle
I eat a lot meat, fish, seafood, eggs, berries, nuts and olive oil. I try to eat well but I could definitely eat more vegetables and maybe limit my meat intake? I’m very confused as there’s a lot of conflicting information out there, especially when I was trying to design my diet around my APOE4 status.
I’m getting into weightlifting, yoga, and use the sauna 3 times a week in 20 minute sessions.
Daily sunscreen, 0.05% tretinoin cream, vitamin c serum and a good moisturiser.
I intend to start rapamycin in a few years.
So what would you guys be doing in your twenties? I know that prevention is key. I’m especially interested in hearing any ideas on how to inhibit AGEs.