In the longevity extender greyhound race (the real rabbit is healthy life extension), there are a few contenders running around the track.
Those in the race
There'sresveratrol from red wine grapes, peanuts, blueberries and a bunch more foods.
There's trans-resveratrol from Japanese knotweed. (Not weed!)
And Pterostilbene, a variant on resveratrol.
And Metformin, the well tolerated treatment for diabetes.
Plus Rapamycin (prescription), the immunosuppressant used in organ transplants. (This one's kind of scary to me - side effects and all.
Now COMING UP FROM BEHIND is Nicotinamide Riboside.
This one sprang into general awareness thanks to the entrepreneur's magazine Fast Company. They had a youthifying headline:
One Of The World's Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young
The top researcher is a good marketer and sells this version of Nicotinamide Riboside (henceforth NR) as "Elysium" and differentiates it…