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My Background

From the founder, Joseph Anthony Hammond:

I started my career as a photojournalist, in 1960, at the age of 18. Taking pictures of the average guy in the street, police, firefighters, heroes, sports stars, movie stars, congressman, governors, and two of our Presidents. I realized, at a young age, that no one is better than anyone else because of their position. I also realized that every person has a story and through my life I have avidly listened to the stories I was lucky enough to hear.

Some of my other jobs and experiences:

  • Published my own newspaper for over 4 years with a circulation of 36,000
  • Construction Coordinator for the Girard Estate, managing 160 men, working on the construction of the Philadelphia Community College
  • Designed and constructed a state of the art newspaper printing plant
  • In charge of the team that first developed variable data printing on a web press in 1974
  • NJ Policeman, won national handgun competitions
  • Sailed by boat from Martha’s Vineyard down the East Coast and out through the Bahamas for three years
  • Attacked by pirates in the Bahamas
  • Survived 3 days at sea in a tropical storm
  • Owner, president, and CEO of my own printing company for 25 years, printing for major Fortune 500 companies like Macy’s, Ryder, and Lincoln Financial

I got interested in supplements when I turned 40, 35 years ago, 40 was a turning point. That year I read a long article in Esquire Magazine about how at 40 you started to fall apart and every decade it got worse. That is also when I found the Life Extension Company, and started taking their supplements. Back then it was mostly the basic vitamins not the 300 and some supplements that are available today. Back then I didn't take the vitamins every day, I wasn't very consistent and sometimes went years without taking any supplements. Now at 75 I take supplements every day, and feel lucky that we have options to take supplements that contribute to us living longer.

For more information on my background, check my account on Facebook and LinkedIn. I am giving you all this information because there are people and companies selling supplements that are not telling the truth about what they are selling, and they hide when people find out. I am giving you my personal information so that you know that I don’t ever intend to hide because the Life Extension supplements always contain the potency and purity stated on the bottle and we only give information that is documented by the people doing the research.