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PAGG stack components I’ve found:

February 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Here is what I’ve found in my initial search for starting the PAGG stack.  I have not used any of this yet so I can’t comment on its effectiveness.  I also can’t comment on the quality or bioavailability of any of these.  How could I?  I don’t have a laboratory in my living room.  But these will be my choices since I’m on a budget.

Policosanol – $14 per 60 servings @ 20mg total (23mg is ideal)

4HB recommends 23mg of Policosanol per day.  This is as close to perfect as I could find.  $14 gets you enough to last 2 months.
NSI Policosanol BioCosanol – 60 Servings — 20 mg – 120 Capsules

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) – $8 per 120 @ 300mg each (300mg – 900mg total per day)

4HB recommends 300mg – 900mg ALA per day.  For $8 you get enough to last you anywhere from 1+ months to 4 months depending on how much you decide to use.
NSI Alpha Lipoic Acid — 300 mg – 120 Capsules

Green Tea Flavanols (EGCG) – $21 per 100 @ 725mg each (one per day)

4HB recommends a TOTAL of 725mg per day of decaffeinated green tea extract.  I was having trouble finding decaf EGCG but this one fits the bill.  It’s an extended release once-a-day pill that gives you your recommended daily amount.  I’m not crazy about “timed release” compared to taking the recommended dosage at times I can control, but I have zero research to back up that opinion.  So there ya go.
Life Extension Decaffeinated Mega Green Tea Extract 98% Polyphenolds, Vegetarian Capsules, 100-Count

Garlic Extract (Allicin Potential, S-Allyl Cysteine) – $15 per 150 servings (200mg per day)

Unless I’m missing something, I couldn’t find an actual daily recommended amount for garlic in 4HB.  If someone can shed some light on this for me I’ll update this page. 2oomg per day.  Right on page 116.  After doing some research it looks like Kyolic garlic is the least “offensive” to use… Perhaps the daily recommended amount is just how much of it you can stand to smell.  J  This particular version is 600mg of garlic powder per serving (two capsules) and is supposed to be odorless and tasteless.  At 150 servings for $15, that means one bottle will last you 5 months.
Kyolic Garlic Formula 100 Original Cardiovascular Formula (300 Capsules)

If my math is correct, which it is (keep in mind I’m using estimates), that works out to an “opening order” of approximately $58 plus shipping.  Since each product gets you a different number of servings and therefore a different amount of time before needing to reorder, you can break it down a few different ways.

With the above pricing:

Policosanol:        $7 per 30 day supply

ALA:                      $2 per 30 day supply

ECGC:                   $6.30 per 30 day supply

Garlic:                   $1.50 per 30 day supply

Or you could look at it this way:

That gives you a total cost of $259 over a 12 month period and you’ll still have a PAGG supply sitting in your kitchen at the end of the 12 months.

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