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The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet

The ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD™) is based on the research completed by Dr. Valter Longo

at the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California (USC).

The Science Behind ProLon®

 

Many pre-clinical and clinical studies to understand the drivers for aging and human healthspan have been conducted by the Longevity Institute at USC under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Health. This work serves as the foundation of the proprietary fasting mimicking diet (FMD™).

 

About ProLon®

 

ProLon is a plant-based meal plan that lasts for five consecutive days. The diet include soups, crackers, energy bars, energy drinks and supplements all designed to nourish the body and facilitate healthy changes.

 

While on the ProLon diet, the body goes into a fasting mode. In this state, the cells go into a protective mode which ultimately promotes health and longevity. After completing the 5-day diet, one returns to their normal diet for the remainder of the month and experiences the rejuvenating and regenerative impact of going through this fasting mimicking diet.

 

The Fasting Mimicking Diet Can Result In...

 

  •   Decreased Weight and Body Fat
  •   Decreased abdominal fat
  •   Stem cell regeneration
  •   Preservation of lean body mass
  •   Maintain Cholesterol at Healthy Levels
  •   Maintain Triglycerides at Healthy Levels
  •   Maintain Glucose at Health Levels
  •   Maintain C-reactive protein (an inflammation   marker) at Healthy Levels
  •   Maintain Insulin-like growth factor 1 (a mortality marker)

 

 

What is a ProLon?

 

 

 

ProLon is the first and only scientifically developed and clinically tested Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD™). With ProLon, you are biologically fasting for 5 consecutive days while consuming food.

 

The purpose of mimicking and enhancing a 5-day fasting state is to induce the body’s natural protective & regenerative capabilities; FMDs have been proven by the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California (USC) to clinically induce multiple healthy systemic, metabolic and cellular effects.

 

Based on the identification of the genes and pathways that regulate aging and cellular protection, ProLon promotes regenerative and rejuvenative changes, including effects on a wide range of markers that contribute to aging, such as cholesterol, inflammation, and fasting glucose. It has been clinically tested and found to promote beneficial effects in a variety of conditions ranging from excess weight to growth factors associated with DNA damage.

 

ProLon contains 66 unique ingredients that have been studied for over a decade at USC, under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Health (NIH), to inactivate nutrient sensing pathways while promoting nourishment for the body (macronutrients, micronutrients, minerals and vitamins) as well as mimicking and enhancing a fasting state. ProLon is plant-based and comes in a compact box which contains 5 smaller boxes (one for each day). A typical day box contains a variety of bars, soups, snacks, drinks, and supplements. Day 1 is 1100 calories while each of the other 4 days are around 770 calories. While total calories are one dimension of the product, the most important dimension is the proprietary and patented formulation that mimics and enhances a fasting state. Additionally, ProLon is Gluten and Dairy Free.

 

ProLon mitigates the burden and danger of water-only fasting, while responding to the unmet need of having a readily consumable, proven and safe dietary program that does not require ongoing lifestyle changes, such as long-term dieting. It is however, very beneficial to future overall health and wellbeing, that you maintain a healthy lifestyle of eating.

 

The body identifies the presence of food through nutrient-sensing pathways

 

• IGF-1, MTOR (Mechanistic Target of Rapamycin), and PKA (Protein Kinase A) are 3 key nutrient-sensing pathways that recognize the

  presence of protein, carbohydrates (sugars).

 

• These nutrient-sensing pathways are pro-growth and pro-aging, and lead to many common health problems including heart disease and

   cancer.

 

ProLon down-regulates these pathways, enhancing a fasting mode and activating cellular regeneration and rejuvenation

 

                                               * ProLon allows you to eat while tricking your body into acting like it’s fasting *

For more information click here to visit the ProLon website

The below video is more scientific, but very informative as to why, how and the various disease it has proven to help

Valter Longo, Ph.D.

 

Inventor of the Fasting Mimicking Diet

 

 

Dr. Longo is the Director of the Longevity Institute at University of Southern California and the inventor of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) nutritechnology. He is considered by many to be the global leader in nutrition and aging. Professor Longo discovered 20 years ago that two out of the three pathways caused cellular aging. His research team then embarked on a journey to uncover an impactful intervention that slows or reverses biological aging in order to delay the onset of age related chronic diseases. If you think about it, if Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes type 2, most cancers, and most cardiovascular diseases appear at later age in life, it is because aging is the catalyst of these diseases, and therefore optimizing the way we age increases Healthspan, the healthy part of human life prior to disease onset.

 

Professor Longo then proved that periodic fasting, done for several consecutive days, is a very powerful intervention that our body learned to naturally cope with by protecting and rejuvenating itself, both anti-aging measures. Because it is difficult and risky nowadays to fast on water only, Professor Longo, under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, and National Institute on Aging, has developed a natural plant based meal program named Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) which imitates fasting while feeding the body. Professor Longo’s work has been published in top scientific journals like Cell, Nature, Science, Journal of Translational Medicine, and covered by top global media like CNN, FOX, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, etc.