A: If you are 125 pounds or less or in your 20s, then it may be best to only take one capsule of StemCode per day preferably after lunch. For those over 125 pounds and over 30 years of age, we recommend two capsules per day preferably taken at breakfast and dinner. Note that the recommendation to take StemCode at meals is not due to any problems with taking the supplement on an empty stomach. Rather, the pterostilbene in StemCode acts as an insulin sensitizer to help glucose cross into your cells and thus reduces the spike in glucose and insulin that routinely occurs after a meal. It is also best to take the two capsules at different meals, as the 105 minute half life of pterostilbene in the blood stream means that less of the insulin sensitizer is around after 4 hours and even less after 8 hours. That said, if you are one of the many people who can only remember to take your pills once per day, then it is best to take two capsules at the same time, preferably at one of your meals.
A: Some of the benefits of StemCode such as a slowing of the aging process may not be immediately apparent, however, there have been many reported beneficial effects including:
Skin elasticity can be tested easily at home without equipment using the pinch test. One 60+ male on StemCode claims that he went from 7-8 sec on the pinch test to 2-3 sec in less than two years.
We do not make any medical claims for StemCode, however, you might find it interesting to do before and after blood tests with your doctor and monitor LDL and HDL cholesterol, fasting glucose, fasting insulin and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) which is an indicator of chronic inflammation. Another test you may want to periodically check yourself is blood pressure. Note that StemCode is not meant as a treatment or preventive for hypertension, cholesterol problems, diabetes, or inflammation. However, StemCode can help with keeping these blood parameters at more healthful levels for those already in the normal range.
If you experience one or more of these benefits and/or some other benefit that is not listed, please let us know using our Contact Form.
A: Much research has been done on Resveratrol and it has been in the news during the past few years. While the original experiment treating mice with resveratrol did generate somewhat longer lived mice, later experiments have given mixed results in extending mouse lifespan, as is also the case with longevity experiments in worms and fruit flies. One likely reason for these variable results is that resveratrol is a very unstable compound with only a 14 minute half life in the blood stream. In contrast, pterostilbene, a close resveratrol analog, has a half life of 105 minutes (7.5 fold higher) and is one of the principle components found in StemCode. This means that by the time you have lost 50% of pterostilbene, you have lost more than 99% of resveratrol! Moreover, the key to a substance’s activity in cells is its bioavailability. Pterostilbene is 95% bioavailable, whereas resveratrol is only 20% bioavailable. While the pterostilbene is the most prevalent resveratrol analog in StemCode, there is another potent resveratrol analog in StemCode called marsupsin, which acts synergistically with pterostilbene.
A: The method used to pick the ingredients chosen for StemCode is described in Fine-Turn Your Longevity Genes. The gene expression changes in Methuselah flies did give us many targets for intervention into the aging process. The surprise was that there were so many genes that changed in Methuselah flies. This naturally led to the idea that many targets would have to be hit simultaneously if one were to succeed in inducing a major change in the rate of aging. That was the genesis of the wide spectrum StemCode, which may finally have the potential to target a critical threshold of the genes involved in aging. While the selection of ingredients for StemCode had many constraints beyond targeting Methuselah genes, the final product was found to alter many of the highest scoring Methuselah genes using our proprietary AI software. This fact plus our fly longevity data gave us high confidence that we were on the right track. Our subsequent human Field Trial showed many possitive results which are all independent measures of long healthspan and lifespan.
A: If you are taking any of the following drugs, then you should consult your physician before taking StemCode. It may be necessary to monitor and adjust some of the medications as needed.
Cholesterol lowering drugs
Blood thinners (Plavix, Coumadin, etc.)
Blood pressure lowering drugs (Beta Blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARB drugs, and/or diuretics)
A: All of the individual herbal extracts in StemCode have 40 years or longer history of human use without significant reported side effects. Moreover, both animal and human trials have been published on the safety and effectiveness of the individual herbal extracts. If you believe you have experienced any side effects while using StemCode please report them to us using our Contact form.