Ashwagandha is a revered Ayurvedic medicinal herb, which has come to be further studied by scientists today. It is revered for its adaptogenic properties, and has been used for millenia to relieve stress, fatigue, and insomnia. A rich source of phytochemicals, Ashwagandha has been proven to support the body and aid recovery, while also acting synergistically with coffee!
Quercetin is a naturally occurring polyphenol and is a known anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. On top of its proven effects in mitigating cellular damage, scientists have recently found that quercetin is able to directly remove harmful older cells before they accumulate in the body. This makes quercetin a powerful senolytic and a key part of UDA's formula!
AKG is produced by the body during metabolism, but as we age, scientists have shown that AKG levels decline, and this is linked with functional decline! AKG has been studied by longevity scientists, who have shown that supplementing the AKG that is lost with age can reverse biological ageing by 8 years or more, as measured by the epigenetic clocks. UDA is packed with AKG to combat the loss of this key part of cellular energy levels and metabolism with age!
L-theanine in an amino acid which has been used by many to enhance the experience of drinking coffee. Not only does it make the experience smoother and richer, but brain-scan studies have shown that L-theanine on its own can enhance focus, attention, and clarity of thought!
Curcumin, found in the yellow turmeric spice, is a powerful anti-oxidant which reduces cellular damage. It also enhances immune system function, which is otherwise known to decline with age.
Nicotinamide mononucleotide is one of the most promising longevity molecules right now. NMN directly increases levels of a key signalling molecule called NAD, which declines with age and is linked to loss of DNA repair and maintenance ability. NMN has been studied by scientists for its ability to reverse several key components of the ageing process!
Vitamin D is made naturally in our skin upon exposure to sunlight, but scientists have shown that a large percentage of adults are deficient! Vitamin D is not only involved in promoting healthy skeletal ageing, but it is additionally an incredibly important in signalling molecule which interacts with genes known to be associated with healthy longevity!
There's a reason we chose coffee as the ideal delivery vehicle for UDA's longevity-promoting goodness! Aside from getting us through the day, coffee is actually extremely well studied for its longevity benefits. Scientists have shown that drinking 2 cups of coffee a day lowers the overall risk of stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, and heart attacks. All of that, and it tastes great!
UDA's Scientific Advisors
Prof Richard Barker
Prof Richard is the Professor Emeritus of Medical Innovation at the University of Oxford. Sir Richard is also the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity.
Dr Aubrey de Grey
Dr De Grey is considered the global pioneer and leader of the longevity/biogerontology movement. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Aging Association, advanced the damage-accumulation hypothesis of aging, and authored numerous books and scientific papers in the field.
Prof George Church
Prof Church is considered the father of genetic longevity. He is the head of genetics at Harvard University and one of the people who discovered CRISPR.
Prof Anders Sandberg
Prof Sandberg is a senior research fellow the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford. Prof. Anders is researching the long-term technological future of humanity.
Dr Stuart Armstrong
Dr Armstrong is the lead researcher on AI alignment at the University of Oxford.
Dr Alexandra Stolzing
Dr Stolzing is a Professor of Biogerontological Engineering. She was previously the VP of Research at SENS, and has published numerous influential papers on regenerative medicine and cellular senescence.
Dr Brinda Christopher
Dr Christopher is a specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She was the President of Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine, and has worked with world-renowned athletes as a consultant for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Prof Keyun Ruan
Prof Keyun is the head of digital assets at Google/Alphabet. Prof Keyun is also a Digital Assets and Computer Science professor at New York University.
Dr Aimee Slajer
Dr Aimee was a Ph.D. researcher at Oxford University, where she researched growing algae for biodiesel. Recently, Dr Aimee has evaluated scientific and engineering innovations to help us live sustainably.
Dr Dmitry Rogozhnikov
Dr Dmitry is researching growing organs in the lab at the University in Oxford. Dr Dmitry specializes in structural chemistry.
Laura is the founder of AthenaDAO and MYKIGAI. She is passionate about longevity & Reproductive health
Milan has a DPhil degree from Oxford. His research studies how genetic variants influence fat distribution and risk of metabolic diseases.
Co-Founder of Humanity
Michael is the co-founder of Humanity.health, a platform for monitoring biological age! He is on a mission to add healthy years to the lives of everyone on earth