Hi everyone! Long time lurker of this forum but finally decided to create a profile and ask a question. Thank you to all the community members that make this forum amazing!
A bit of background on myself. Male, mid 30s, with no known conditions and am currently not taking any medications. I am in the US. I haven’t seen a PCP in a few years given how poor my experience has been but do all the “maintenance” lab tests every year.
I was wondering if any of the community members use telemedicine services to have their anti-ageing medications prescriptions and if yes, if they could share who? I’m mainly looking to be started on a statin (I do not have an indication for it so am hesitant to go to any old PCP) but will most likely inquire about sirolimus as my knowledge base widens. There are so many telemedicine services out there but I trust any recommendations that this community has.
Thank you so much!
Hi Gus, welcome to the forums. Thanks for posting. Yes - there are two telemedicine companies in the US that I know are prescribing rapamycin. Healthspan and Push Health. You can find their contact information on the page for doctors and prescribers of rapamycin. And, whether you get a prescription or not - people are looking at purchase options all over the world to get the best deal on rapamycin (since its not, typically, covered by insurance in anti-aging applications):
Start here for all the info: How to Get Rapamycin, Where to get a Prescription
Thank you so much for your reply! Will definitely review. Of the ones listed, do you or anyone else have any personal recommendations regarding which US physician to go with? Also do physicians that prescribe sirolimus most likely also prescribe statins for non FDA approved reasons?
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area - and sadly, no doctors in this area prescribe rapamycin yet. When I started rapamycin 3 years ago, it was very hard to find doctors that knew anything about rapamycin, so I (as have many people here) purchased from online pharmacies in India), and have found that to be very reliable and cost effective. But - there are comments at the bottom of the Prescribing Doctors list with people’s experiences with the different doctors. Thats the best we have right now. Individual doctors that prescribe rapamycin may also prescribe statins - seems like that would be a reasonable ask. Push Health is a general telemedicine platform that matches you with a doctor - some people have success with them, some don’t. Healthspan is largely focused on rapamycin right now I think - but reach out to ask them, I’m not sure if they would prescribe statins or not.
Oh, by the way - please read up on doing blood work and calculating your biological age before you start rapamycin (if you decide to take it) - so that you can share your results. Then do another blood test after 6 months or so and share your results. People are finding that rapamycin reduces their biological age but we don’t have that many data points yet - and more would be better for all of us to better understand what rapamycin is doing, and how effective it is.
See details here:
Starting Rapamycin: Another Introduction - 56 Year Old Health Enthusiast
Please Post results here: A Friendly, Biological Age Reduction Competition?
And please, read the FAQ here to get the background and details on rapamycin: Rapamycin Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I did calculated my biological age with the link I found here and it showed it was 28 yrs old (i’m 40). This is before I Rapamycin, which i started two weeks ago. Is there a good explanation as to how this calculater works and why it would be a reliable way to determine biological age?
Mike Lustgarten PHD did a good video covering these biological age clocks. They aren’t well-validated in terms of mapping the scores directly to human lifespans (obviously, to do that would take a large clinical study over a long period of time), and they still have not even done mouse or other animal lifespan studies, which needs to be done. So - I use them more as a general guidepost to see how we’ll I’m doing over time - and not an absolute predictor of your exact biological age. You can see the video Mike did in this post below:
Thanks. I’ll watch this. I wonder how much people’s calculations match thier physical appearrance. I know Rhonda Patrick has said there is a strong corrolation between biological age and physical appearance. My result was late 20’s and matches the age people say I look like.
Probably pretty closely - the people who apply sunscreen are probably more likely to follow a host of healthy practices like better eating and exercise. Microsoft used to have an AI driven age-guessing website where you upload a photo and it came back with an age estimate based on the appearance of the person. My result was very close to my biological age generally - but it did depend on lighting / angle, etc.
Sadly - it seems they’ve taken the site down in the past year.
RapAdmin, Any thoughts about GetHealthSpan.com at this time? I would consider trying them, but I suspect they would be more cautious with prescription doses than I would like. For me it could be a step backwards, but for a neophyte possibly a logical first step.
I think they are a good company, trying to implement a safe way for people to start rapamycin. They seem to have good people behind the company, and are doing the methodical approach that is reasonable for this market.
I think they currently only prescribe 3mg per week (double check on this, I think thats what I saw some people state), and I think the cost (between the subscription model and medicine shipments) works out to something like $3 or $4 per mg. of rapamycin.
I think its a good way to start and probably what I would suggest for most people who are just beginning. You can always supplement with additional rapamycin from Indian pharmacies if at some point you want to go higher doses, or transition to a lower cost. But its a good idea to work with a doctor when starting on rapamycin I think. Still many unknowns.
The research has been posted before. The expensive epigenetic clocks are not proven to be any more accurate than the free spreadsheet. Unfortunately, none of them has ANY proof that they are really accurate when it comes to actual outcomes.
The more expensive ones may provide additional useful information about your genetic make up…etc.