LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry leading nutritechnology company L-Nutra has announced the release of ProLon®, a groundbreaking 5 days per month only natural plant based meal program that nourishes the body while convincing it that it is fully fasting. This is the first time in history that 'Fasting with Food' is possible and is therefore called the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD).
Developed at the Longevity Institute of the University of Southern California (USC) and under the sponsorship of the National Institute for Aging and the National Institute of Health, ProLon® induces the body to protect itself and rejuvenate in response to 5 consecutive days of fasting.
Water only fasting can be risky and challenging. The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is a new category in nutrition that is scientifically proven and clinically tested to mimic fasting and its benefits including cell regeneration, healthy aging, and fat driven weight loss.
"ProLon® is the first impactful yet practical and natural intervention that enhances the healthy part of our life by optimizing the way we age," says Dr. Valter Longo, chairman and founder of L-Nutra and the director of the Longevity Institute. "Fasting done periodically is a very powerful and natural way to help the body first recover from the incremental damages inflicted by unhealthy lifestyle and then to rejuvenate its cells and systems. Based on over a decade of research and development, ProLon® is scientifically proven to enable people to live longer, healthier lives."
In the latest clinical trial conducted at USC's Longevity Institute, 100 participants on 3 cycles of ProLon® (5 days only per month over a 3-month period) showed statistically significant (p<0.05) improvements on various health metrics: decrease in body fat; decrease in body weight; preservation of bone density; reduction in fasting glucose and insulin resistance; optimization of cholesterol and triglyceride levels; decrease in IGF-1 (aging marker); decrease in C-reactive protein; elevated mesenchymal/progenitor cells (rejuvenation marker).
The diet is comprised of low-protein, low-carbohydrate, and high good fat ingredients to help the body protect and repair itself naturally, bringing long-term health benefits. This 'fasting with food' program features meals ranging from 770 to 1,100 calories per day, packaged in convenient grab-and-go boxes that include energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements. ProLon's plant-based ingredients consist of fresh olives, vegetables, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, and herbal teas.
"ProLon® represents a major innovation in nutritechnology," says Joseph Antoun, CEO of L-Nutra. "This is the first time in history that we have a food that someone consumes for 5 days while the body does not recognize it is eating and therefore enters into a protective and regenerative mode to improve overall health, aging and wellbeing." Dr. Antoun reported that "many consumers like the fact that ProLon® is to be consumed over 5 days only and is not every day's diet that imposes change to their lifestyle. Consumers reported as well higher energy levels, healthier skin, improved control of food consumption. For these reasons, overall consumer satisfaction from all across the nation is at 90% rate."
To learn more about ProLon®, please visit the website at https://prolonfmd.com/ or call 323- 580-6855. This product is available with healthcare provider approval.
L-Nutra is the leading nutritechnology company, developing innovative Fasting Mimicking Diets (FMDs™) that can be consumed for a predetermined number of consecutive days, with the frequency dependent on the condition and patient. FMDs™ nourish the body while keeping it in a fasting mode, which promotes positive short and long-term effects on biological aging, health and a variety of other factors, such as weight, abdominal fat, and maintaining healthy levels of glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and other key metabolic health factors.
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