Posted by Tomatheus on May 3, 2012, at 18:58:39
In reply to Re: Update on my response to TA-65, posted by sigismund on May 3, 2012, at 18:12:48
You could be right that some of the potential benefits of TA-65 might take a long time to appear. As far as telomere length and the potential lifespan and healspan-extending effects are concerned, I do tend to think that it would probably take months or even longer to benefit from TA-65. But as far as effects on my vegetative depression and difficulty concentrating are concerned, the TA-65 seemed to have very measurable effects initially that slowly diminished with time. I could measure the supplement's effectiveness in terms of the amount of sleep I was getting each night and the amount of reading I was doing each day. Basically, there was clear improvement early on, but I seemed to develop a tolerance to something that the supplement was doing, just as I do to a lot of other supplements that I've taken.
I could keep taking the TA-65 for its potential lifespan and healthspan-extending benefits, but I honestly don't think that it would be worthwhile to do so. Not only am I unwilling to pay the cost of TA-65 just to have a longer lifespan and/or healthspan, but at this point, having a longer life isn't something that I want. It was a possible side effect of TA-65's that I was willing to tolerate as long as I was noticing benefits from the supplement, but now that I no longer seem to be benefiting from TA-65 on a mental level, I don't have much use for the supplement.
Dx: schizoaffective disorder
Taking Abilify and 3 supplements