Mike James, PhD

Mike James, PhD
Mike is a PhD pharmacologist who has done research in neuropharmacology, endocrinology, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. He has also worked as an oncology pharmacist. Mike has published over twenty peer-reviewed articles and three invited reviews

CBD: It’s Everywhere, But What Does the Science Say?

CBD is being put in everything from grape soda to skin cream these days. We AGEISTs are sensible people, and we thought, "Is this just people looking for a new mellow, the newest marketing health fad, or is it really a useful compound?" We thought it would be good...

Melatonin: The Sleep Hormone. Should We Take It?

We ask AGEIST Lead Science Writer, Mike James about this often misunderstood sleep supplement. Let's look at age-related decrease in melatonin. What is the deal with this? Many clinical studies have found a decrease in melatonin levels with age. However, a few studies have failed to find this age-related decrease. The decrease in...

Metformin May Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Metformin may extend life. Cheap, seemingly safe, and the billionaires of Silicon Valley have been rumored to take it. But should you? To find out why someone would take a diabetes medication for longevity, I asked our go-to PhD scientist, Mike James for the facts. What does metformin do? In diabetics,...

Want Longer Life & More Energy? We Check Out NAD+

The focus on living longer and reducing aging has been with us humans since the day we started walking the earth. Vitamins, elixirs, charms and all manner of strange practices have claimed to slow or reverse the aging process and prevent age-related diseases. But so far, most of them are...