Vitamin MePA Testimonials
NOTE: Prior to July, 2019, MePA was thought to be the sole anti-aging vitamin. It is now known that there are two closely related anti-aging vitamins, MePA and MePiA. The following content, including the testimonials, was written prior to the discovery of the second vitamin, MePiA. This content is accurate as far as it goes, but because it does not include MePiA, it is not complete. It is being preserved, as is, rather than being updated, because it provides vitally important data on the action of MePA by itself, when MePiA is absent from the diet.
Testimonials are frequently used to sing the praises of a product with the objective of increasing sales. The testimonials recorded here (see links below) have a somewhat different purpose. Their primary purpose is to help us all to understand what to expect from vitamin MePA. The objective is to learn how to make best use of the vitamin to improve our own health and to increase our own longevity. In this place, the observations of early users of Dr. Aardsma's Vitamin MePA Dietary Supplement are being shared in hopes that they may be of help to others.
Proof of Efficacy
Another use of these testimonials is to help show that vitamin MePA is what it claims to be.
Vitamin MePA claims to be the cure for human aging. Unfortunately, scientifically demonstrating that a purported cure for human aging is what it claims to be is an intrinsically lengthy process. The scientific demonstration that MePA is the cure for human aging requires that a group of people treated with vitamin MePA live significantly longer than another group of people not treated with the vitamin. This experiment is inadvertently currently underway. Individuals who have begun to take the vitamin are the informal test group. They are expected to live significantly longer than other individuals who through choice or lack of knowledge have not begun to take the vitamin. Unfortunately, it will take years or even decades for significant results from this informal experiment to be obtained.
To get a feel for this, consider that the current longevity record for modern times is 122 years. At the time of writing (2017), Dr. Aardsma is in his early sixties. He is taking Dr. Aardsma's Vitamin MePA Dietary Supplement. He is looking forward to breaking that 122 year longevity record. When should you look for a testimonial from him reporting that he has successfully done so? You should look for it six decades from now, in 2077!
Fortunately, increased longevity is not the only thing we can watch for. What can be watched for now, helping to show that MePA is what it claims to be, is a rolling back of:
- aging-related diseases, and
- signs and symptoms common to other deficiency diseases.
An example in the first category is the slowing of prostate cancer (see link below). The incidence of prostate cancer increases with age—it is an aging-related disease. Since aging is a vitamin deficiency disease, it is reasonable to expect that restoration of the anti-aging vitamin to the diet might help to roll back diseases which have taken hold in its absence. This expectation is tempered by the knowledge, from Noah's experience (see Aging: Cause & Cure), that healing of aging is itself a very slow process.
Examples in the second category are dry skin, delayed wound healing, poor immunity, muscle weakness, and fatigue, all of which are included among the signs and symptoms of vitamin C deficiency. Clearly, you don't need to die of scurvy to know you have a vitamin C deficiency. Similarly, it is not likely that you need to die of aging to know you have a vitamin MePA deficiency. Many early warning signs are likely to be present.
What are these early warning signs likely to be? It is impossible to say for sure when everybody is suffering from MePA deficiency disease, because there are no healthy individuals to compare to. But considerable overlap of symptoms is observed between different deficiency diseases. For example, fatigue is seen in deficiences of vitamin C, vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, calcium, iron, and magnesium. So we might expect to see the same sorts of early warning signs and symptoms for MePA deficiency as are reported for other deficiency diseases.
For this reason, when individuals start taking MePA, we might expect them to begin reporting, early on, relief of symptoms common to other deficiency diseases. And this is what has been happening, as the testimonials recorded here show. It appears as no accident that, for example, all of the symptoms listed above as signs of vitamin C deficiency have been reported as areas of relief by one or more individuals beginning to take Dr. Aardsma's Vitamin MePA Dietary Supplement.
Pitfalls to Avoid
There are some pitfalls to avoid when reading these testimonials.
First, no two people are alike. Our bodies do not all respond identically to the various vitamins. For example, when sailors used to die from a lack of vitamin C on long voyages at sea, the sailors on a given ship did not all develop scurvy at the same rate and die at the same time. It was possible for a few survivors to make it home when nearly the entire crew had died of scurvy. Don't expect one person's experience with vitamin MePA to be applicable to everybody in exactly the same way.
Second, keep in mind that experiences shared here are anecdotal. Anecdotal evidence is less reliable than results from a clinical trial. Clinical trials include multiple individuals at a time, with a treated group and an untreated (placebo) group. The individuals in the clinical trial do not know which group they are in. This allows clinical trial results to separate out real effects from imaginary or spurious effects.
Anecdotal evidence, while less reliable than a clinical trial, is still valuable. It can verify the general safety of a compound, for example, and point to effects which should be specifically targeted for investigation in a subsequent clinical trial.
Individuals sharing anecdotal evidence are to be esteemed as pathfinders.
Third, it is possible to mistake early relief of vitamin MePA deficiency disease symptoms for permanent cures. For example, it is possible to mistakenly conclude that a user who experiences cessation of chronic headaches early on has been cured of headaches and will never have another headache as long as he or she keeps supplementing MePA. This mistake can lead to subsequent confusion about the effectiveness of vitamin MePA and discouragement when the user does get another headache.
Supplementation with vitamin MePA can be expected to rapidly alleviate many chronic health issues, but don't expect complete cures of these health issues in most instances, especially early on. (See the August 5, 2018 letter in the "Correspondence: vitamin MePA" section of the website for a fuller discussion of this pitfall and to learn more about what you should expect when you begin to supplement your diet with vitamin MePA.)
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