Roc Ordman

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Alfred B. "Roc" Ordman (born October 25, 1948[1]) is an American biochemist and researcher into aging, life extension and the effects of free radicals on the body.

He is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin. He is also visiting Professor of Biochemistry, Rush Medical College, a private university in Chicago, Illinois.

He has recommended that adults get 500 mg of Vitamin C twice per day to achieve the highest level that can be maintained in the blood serum.[2] This is a level far above official recommendations and for which he now holds patents [3] .[4] A study published in 2006 demonstrated how a combination of 500 mg of vitamin C taken twice a day and 400 IU of vitamin E once a day protects a person from many forms of damage from free radicals [5] [1].

His latest work used a process known as nutrient signaling to develop a nutraceutical treatment that may cause weight loss. The process uses signals from supplements of branched chain amino acids, oleic acid, and DHA (a component of fish oil) to signal the brain and adipose tissue to cause weight loss. A double-blind clinical trial in a 2-week pilot study was consistent with the hypothesis this may facilitate weight reduction in people. The peer-reviewed article was published in the Journal of the American Aging Association] in 2008.[6][2]

Professor Ordman lives in Monticello, Green County, Wisconsin, USA and is a lifelong stamp collector. [1]

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  1. ^ a b "Start Collecting Stamps Today!". The Monticello Public Library News. June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rate of Excretion of Vitamin C in Human Urine", G. King, M. Beins, J. Larkin, B. Summers, and A. B. Ordman, AGE 17:87-92 (1994)
  3. ^ Patent Number 5,932,226, Ordman, A. B., "Method and kit for determining the optimum dosage level of physiologically useful substances", Issued August 3, 1999
  4. ^ Patent Number 5,783,150, Ordman, A. B., "A Test Kit For Determining The Level of Ascorbic Acid in a Patient's Body" Issued July 21, 1998
  5. ^ "Design for a study to determine optimal dosage of ascorbic acid and alpha-tocopherol in humans", Moser, L. R. and A. B. Ordman, AGE 28: 77-84(2006)
  6. ^ "Pilot Study for an age and gender-based nutrient signaling system for weight control", A.B. Ordman, AGE 30(2): 201-8 (2008)

External links[edit]

Patent References 1. Patent Number 5,932,226, Ordman, A. B., "Method and kit for determining the optimum dosage level of physiologically useful substances", Issued August 3, 1999 2. Patent Number 5,783,150, Ordman, A. B., "A Test Kit For Determining The Level of Ascorbic Acid in a Patient's Body" Issued July 21, 1998. 3. Patent Number 5,558,870, Ordman, A. B. "Method for Maintaining a Continuously-Saturated Level of Ascorbic Acid in a Patient's Body" Issued Sept. 24, 1996.