Pill mimics the benefits of exercise

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Here's a couch potato's dream: What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat? Scientists reported yesterday that there is such a drug - if you happen to be a ...
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Dr William Bowers

Spain

#1 Aug 1, 2008
Aicar, and biotivia's transmax resveratrol, a concentrated form of red wine extract, work in essentially the same way, through the activation of genetic alterations which cause beneficial changes to one's cardio vascular system, mitochondrial function, muscle efficiency and a number of other physiological systems. This is why Glaxo recently bought Dr. Sinclair's startup resveratrol development pharma for almost one billion dollars. The future of human performance lies very much in further development of these compounds and additional ones that target specific genes. They are not substitutes for exercise and a healthy lifestyle however.

Aicar works in a very similar fashion as does resveratrol, the red wine extract. Researchers at several universities in the US and Europe over the past year have published multiple peer-reviewed studies in which Transmax resveratrol, a concentrated form of resveratrol used by researchers and physicians to study the effects of red wine extract, has been found to literally double physical endurance when ingested by mice. In addition the compound has increased their life span by 31% in a Harvard study done by Dr. Sinclair.

Since: Apr 08

Chester, MA

#2 Aug 1, 2008
I heard that they're also testing a new drug that simulates that peculiar feeling of despair one experiences after listening to talk radio for about an hour.
Manny

Williamstown, MA

#3 Aug 1, 2008
Only in America would we make a drug like this. Pretty pathetic.
Taylor

Delhi, India

#4 Aug 2, 2008
Aicar works in a very similar fashion as does resveratrol, the red wine extract. Researchers at several universities in the US and Europe over the past year have published multiple peer-reviewed studies in which Transmax resveratrol, a concentrated form of resveratrol used by researchers and physicians to study the effects of red wine extract, has been found to literally double physical endurance when ingested by mice. In addition the compound has increased their life span by 31% in a Harvard study done by Dr. Sinclair. Neither Aicar nor Transmax are substitutes for a healthy diet and regular exercise but they may help to ameliorate the adverse health effects of our sedentary lifestyle.
Allen

Schenectady, NY

#5 Aug 2, 2008
Manny wrote:
Only in America would we make a drug like this. Pretty pathetic.
I think it is great. Admittedly, I don't have nearly the medicial background as couple earlier posters, but this seems to be steroids on steroids.

I know that in California there are "wellness centers" where you can be prescribed HGH &/or testosterone at the asking. I'm all for betting living through chemicals.

I exercise almost every day, but it doesn't mean that I am going to be able to do this when I"m 50 or 60 years old. This is great.

Since: Jul 08

Williamstown, MA

#6 Aug 2, 2008
There is a very good possibility that the posters "Dr William Bowers" and "Taylor" are posting from abroad and are paid by pharmaceutical companies to promote the newest Big PhaRma Wonder Drug. This is a common practice, and easily done on Topix.

Also curious as to why "Allen" shows no location.

BILLION DOLLAR BUDGETS, PEOPLE! Beware, lest you become a human guinea pig.

Mighty Mice. Cool!
resident

Wynantskill, NY

#7 Aug 2, 2008
Auggghh! If we could only spend the same amount of time, money and energy in preventive medicine and practices...
Hey-------

Clifton Park, NY

#8 Aug 2, 2008
Sweet!!! Now where did i put that remote..?
totally ud

Glens Falls, NY

#9 Aug 4, 2008
You still have to move,dummies.
Expensive

New York, NY

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Dr William Bowers wrote:
Aicar, and biotivia's transmax resveratrol, a concentrated form of red wine extract, work in essentially the same way, through the activation of genetic alterations which cause beneficial changes to one's cardio vascular system, mitochondrial function, muscle efficiency and a number of other physiological systems. This is why Glaxo recently bought Dr. Sinclair's startup resveratrol development pharma for almost one billion dollars. The future of human performance lies very much in further development of these compounds and additional ones that target specific genes. They are not substitutes for exercise and a healthy lifestyle however.
Aicar works in a very similar fashion as does resveratrol, the red wine extract. Researchers at several universities in the US and Europe over the past year have published multiple peer-reviewed studies in which Transmax resveratrol, a concentrated form of resveratrol used by researchers and physicians to study the effects of red wine extract, has been found to literally double physical endurance when ingested by mice. In addition the compound has increased their life span by 31% in a Harvard study done by Dr. Sinclair.
This stuff is SOOOO incredably expensive. It is a whole lot cheaper to buy a years membership at a gym. try pricing it, I dont know anyone who could afford to use this on a regular basis at approx $40 plus shipping.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 Aug 6, 2008
Jamie Bairstow wrote:
There is a very good possibility that the posters "Dr William Bowers" and "Taylor" are posting from abroad and are paid by pharmaceutical companies to promote the newest Big PhaRma Wonder Drug. This is a common practice, and easily done on Topix.
Also curious as to why "Allen" shows no location.
BILLION DOLLAR BUDGETS, PEOPLE! Beware, lest you become a human guinea pig.
Mighty Mice. Cool!
It could be both are just shills using proxy servers to drum up biz for their diet pill spam.

Since: Jul 08

Williamstown, MA

#12 Aug 6, 2008
"It could be both are just shills using proxy servers to drum up biz for their diet pill spam."

You betcha! There's a very good reason why these dudes are moving into our area, friends.

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