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Why do you recommend taking Qualia Life for 5 days followed by 2 days off?

Qualia uses a model of science called complex systems science. One of the core principles is adaptation. Living organisms are experts at adapting to things. 

Exercise is an excellent example of this. When we start a new exercise program muscles, and other systems like the heart and lungs, adapt to it which allows us to perform better. To optimize our response to exercise, we need to perform it and also allow enough time to recover from it. Because of this, a good trainer or coach wouldn’t have a person do the same exercise every day (i.e., continuous exercise); they’d have them take days off (i.e., intermittent exercise). 

By doing something intermittently, instead of continuously, we typically get more benefits and we continue to get benefits over long periods of time. Intermittent fasting is another example. During the fast, the body gets rid of some dysfunctional parts of cells and mitochondria. After the fast, during refeeding, it builds new better ones. Both the fasting and refeeding play a role. Unless there’s something a person needs to do or take everyday we think it’s a good general strategy to take breaks from it.

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How should I get started with Qualia Life?

A good strategy, when starting anything new, is to start slow and gradually working your way up. This takes advantage of the body’s adaptive capacities and minimizes chances of poor response. Exercise is a great example of this. When starting a new exercise routine, the tendency is to want to do a lot right away. But this increases chances of having very sore muscles or getting injured. So, it’s better to start conservatively and slowly do more as your body gets accustomed to the new routine.

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Is there a way to save money on my Qualia Life subscription?

Yes there is! All subscriptions receive 15% off.

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Differences between Qualia Life and Qualia Mind?

Qualia Life was designed to make your cells and mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells) work better. When your cells and mitochondria are able to do their jobs better, we look, feel, and perform better.

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What should I expect when taking Qualia Life?

Depending on health, age, and other factors, what you experience will vary. In the biohacker and quantified self communities, you’ll run across the acronym YMMV. This stands for “your mileage may vary.” It means that every person does not respond identically to the same thing. YMMV is seen with diet, exercise, sleep needs, and circadian preferences (i.e., some people are morning people; others are night people). It’s also seen with dietary supplements. Because of this, there’s a growing movement for what are called N-of-1 (or one person) experiments.

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Do I need to take the full dose of Qualia Life?

In general, we recommend taking the full dose. The full dose provides the studied amounts of many of the ingredients (this is an important part of being able to make accurate structure/function claims) and is the dose we designed the formulation to deliver and have studied in our testing.

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Why don’t you use nicotinamide ribose or nicotinamide mononucleotide?

At the time when we first created, and later when we upgraded Qualia Life, the company that supplies the patented form of Nicotinamide Riboside (NIAGEN®) had decided they would not sell this ingredient to other companies. Long story short, they wanted to only use it under their own company branding. 

This changed recently, and we have partnered with the supplier and are able to offer this ingredient, leading us to create Qualia NAD+, a formula that takes the qualialife.complex systems science approach and applies it to making NAD+.

For people who wish to take Nicotinamide Riboside, in addition to or instead of the NAD+ support provided by Qualia Life, you'll find Nicotinamide Riboside in Qualia NAD+. Qualia Life also takes a complex systems approach to supporting NAD+: It contains niacin (nicotinic acid), niacinamide, and L-tryptophan to support three different ways of making NAD+. 

Qualia Life also supplies comprehensive support for pathways and processes involved in NAD+ metabolism.*Qualia Life does not contain NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) because the FDA has determined that NMN is excluded from the definition of dietary supplement. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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What is Qualia Life?

Qualia Life was formulated to comprehensively support the multiple interacting metabolic pathways, signaling processes, and cellular mechanisms of long-term healthy function. Better cells and mitochondrial function translates into more high-performing days and longer healthy years.

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Can I stack Qualia Life with other Qualia products?

When we designed Qualia Life, we did so understanding people would take it with one of the other Qualia nootropic products. 

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What are the ingredients in Qualia Life?

For the full list of the ingredients in Qualia Life, why they were chosen, and the research behind them, please review our formulation section.

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What should I do if I notice a side-effect and think it might be because of this product?

One of the interesting things found in studies is that placebos can have positive effects … and unwanted effects. The common side-effects seen from placebos match what are found in studies of dietary supplements and what we saw in our tolerability testing. 

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