On this page we answer the most common questions about Apigenin and share our top tips for taking it, PLUS the common things to avoid and mistakes that we see people make.
Your most common questions about Apigenin answered
How to take Apigenin
Apigenin is a longevity and anti-aging supplement that is taken orally. Apigenin is best taken with food that has a fat source within it. This is because it is fat-soluble and therefore is more bioavailable when absorbed with fat.
How to take Apigenin
The preferred method of taking Apigenin is mixed in olive oil or yoghurt. If you have purchased Apigenin in capsules and would like to take it with a fat source, simply break open the capsule, pour the contents into your food of choice and mix it until dissolved or no longer visible. Alternatively, you can simply swallow the capsules (with water) whilst eating a meal.
How much Apigenin to take daily
The suggested serving size is 100mg (1 capsule) per day, many longevity enthusiasts take up to 1 gram per day. Apigenin has been shown to be very safe and tolerable at these higher levels. Note that if you are taking a high dose, then it is best to take it before bed as Apigenin does have relaxing and sleep-promoting properties.
When to take Apigenin?
There are no studies on when best to take Apigenin and so most people take it at the same time as any other supplements in their regime, which is most often in the morning.
How long does Apigenin take to work?
The most common question we get is “how long does it take for Apigenin to work”. Like any supplement, Apigenin takes time to enter your system and get to work. The time it takes will depend on your preferred method of taking it.
Our Top Tips for Taking Apigenin
It seems too simple... but don't forget to take your Apigenin! The best way to ensure you remember to take your Resveratrol is to add it to a routine/ritual that you already do. For example, if you have a cup of coffee as soon as you get up in the morning, then put your Apigenin on top of your coffee so you can’t miss it.... if you DO miss a day don't think your hard work is all undone. If it's just a day or two you can catch up by increasing your dosage slightly the following few days. Although, clearly don't miss a week and then take 8 days of doses in one day! Many of our customers take 2 or 3 grams per day so you’re not going to overdo it by having a gram and a half for 3 days.
Tip 2: At Longevity Box, we subscribe to the principle of taking Apigenin mixed in olive oil. There have not yet been scientific studies on whether any fat source is better than others, but by mixing 1 gram of Apigenin in half a tablespoon of olive you, you can easily see that it is entirely absorbed and therefore as bioavailable as possible.
Tip 3: We get asked "how to store Apigenin" all the time and can confirm that, if you have purchased one month's supply of Apigenin, then storing it in a cool and dark place is fine. Like most supplements, Apigenin is sensitive to light and heat but, when exposed, will degrade for months, not hours and days. So it’ll be fine if you pack it in your suitcase to go on holiday or leave it out in the kitchen for a day or so.
Top things to avoid when taking Apigenin
Things to avoid 1:
Always buy pure Apigenin. Many Apigenin supplements contain other ingredients which may have unwanted side effects if taken in combination with other longevity supplements.
Things to avoid 2: Many supplement brands add unnecessary fillers, binders, preservatives, and additives to their supplements. They are added to bulk up products that are in most cases, not needed and add no value to your health. If you are following the above tip about storage then they are not required in longevity supplements and therefore should be avoided.
Things to avoid 3: Quality and purity is everything. Unfortunately not all companies agree with us. Whilst Amazon is the world's marketplace and you can find every supplement under the sun on it (including ours), don't take it as given that every supplement on Amazon is pure and tested for quality. Sadly, you will find the cheapest, best-selling supplements on Amazon are very often unscrupulous Chinese sellers with very questionable quality. Put simply, they are the best sellers because they are the cheapest. To build (unfounded) credibility, they pay 3rd parties for dozens of fake reviews, which gives audiences the perception that hundreds of other consumers are enjoying and benefiting from their product. Sure, there will be authentic reviews also, but for the low/no quality brands that we are talking about here, these are due to the placebo effect.
Of course, this is not always the case and many mainstream vitamins and supplements are purchased on Amazon hundreds of thousands of times a month and therefore some of the best sellers have the economies of scale to be able to offer great value and great quality. But it’s safe to say that for the less well-known categories, like longevity supplements, this is not the case and therefore, the cheapest products are not what they say.
At Longevity Box, every product we develop is more than 99% pure (as pure as it gets) and we test every batch. You can find our latest certificate for each product on Amazon and our website.
Follow these tips and avoid these things to ensure you are getting the most from your investment in your long-term health. If you have any questions, please check out the product pages on our website for more FAQ’s on Apigenin or drop us a line at CustomerService@LongevityBox.co.uk.