Monday, December 05, 2005

Nifty-Cool Techie Stuff. A Blog in a Page.

I love to push the envelope. As of last Friday we have seamlessly integrated blog software into our "Learn" page on the website.

So who cares, and what is the big deal? Well the learn page will now be more frequently updated, but the really cool thing is that our Customers can post comments to it. If something is not clear, or we missed something, you can let us know!

And - there is a "Search" feature, that as the learn page grows, enables you to easily find articles and posts of interest to you.

Many if not most sites hide behind their web pages. Their contact info is hard to find (or not there at all!). What really gets me are the sites that give you a "contact form" to fill out! Wha? Who reads it? When? How do I know? Why, as a customer would they treat me like some moron off the street and make me fill out a form?

Give 'em the middle finger I say!

Relentless Improvement has always been easy to contact, by phone, email or mail. We want to hear your feedback! How can we meet your needs if we don't listen to you?

Hope you like the changes as we continue to push the value added bar higher and higher. Let me know what you think.


R-PLUS R-Lipoic Shortage. R-Dihydrolipoic Acid Comment

Heads-up. Higher than expected sales volume compounded by a raw materials shortage is going to result in R-PLUS being sold out shortly.

A large batch of R-Dihydrolipoic acid that is a component of the R-PLUS was destroyed during synthesis and it may be two months before more is available. This substance is very difficult and time-consuming to make.

I was able to act quickly and secure the last cases of R-PLUS that GeroNova had available.

Speaking of R-Dihydrolipoic Acid, or DHLA as it is abbreviated, beware of non-GeroNova products containing or claiming to contain it. It you are using a 100% DHLA product, many smart people now think when used by itself it can actually tip you into a pro-oxidative state. Not good at all.

To make matters worse, because it is so hard to synthesize DHLA in the lab, some bulk suppliers are selling a sub-standard product. How will you know? It smells awful. I mean like cat urine. Tom-Cat urine. You will burp a disgusting taste.

Top quality GeroNova capsules if opened will have a distinctive chemical taste and odor, that while not yummy and delicious, is not disgusting.


Consumer Lab Testing - What is NOT in your Supplement?

I subscribe to Consumer Lab, a source for independent testing results of many companies products. They publish a great newsetter that you should subscribe to.

This month they revealed some interesting results:

Jarrow Gingko Biloba 60mg lacked the active compounds and received a Not Approved.
Life Enhancement' s Huperzine-A contained NO Huperzine-A and (obviously) received a Not Approved.

They reconfirmed our view that the latest research on soy derived phosphatidylserine (PS) shows no efficacy in humans. Previous postive results came from bovine derived PS.

In the coming weeks we will be introducing several new products under the Relentless Improvement brand name, and again, before bottling the raw materials will be tested by an independant 3rd party lab for purity.

It is hard to be a careful consumer. We will do our best to help you navigate. Thanks for your trust!


Smart Drugs, Nootropics

One of's Customers, Kristen, was kind enough to share an awesome article from Scientific American with me this morning. Thanks Kristen!

If you would enjoy a fairly deep exploration of the future of intelligence enhancement, and some of the philosophical and ethical issues surrounding it, you should click the link above.

My favorite is the very last paragraph:

"Whatever happens, we can be sure that cognitive enhancement drugs will be developed and that they will be used and misused. But just as most people do not choose to alter their mood with Prozac and just as we all reorient our lives in the face of unending opportunities to change our sense of normal, our society will absorb new memory drugs according to each individual's underlying philosophy and sense of self. Self-regulation will occur. The few people who desire altered states will find the means, and those who do not want to alter their sense of who they are will ignore the drug potions. The government should stay out of it, letting our own ethical and moral sense guide us through the new enhancement landscape."