The Fasting Mimicking Diet, or FMD, is the first meal program made of healthy natural ingredients that someone consumes for five days while his or her body is not recognizing that it is eating, and therefore remaining in a fasting mode. In simple terms, it is fasting with food!
This nutritional breakthrough was scientifically developed and clinically tested at the Longevity Institute at University of Southern California. Lead by Dr. Valter Longo, the USC Longevity Institute unites multidisciplinary aging research approaches in order to enhance Human Healthspan, the healthy part of life.
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. Click here to read about Fasting Mimicking articles.
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How The 5-Day Program Works
The ProLon meal plan is followed only 5-days per month. This means that consumers can go back to their normal lifestyle/diet for the remaining 25 days of the month. FMD’s provide natural, healthy, and scientifically tested ingredients that will nourish your body while the body does not recognize it is eating.
This fasting with food meal plan is low in carbohydrates and proteins and contain good fatty acids. The FMD patented recipe allows your body to remain under a fasting like mode which triggers a set of protectionist measures that the body has developed during natural selection, when food was scarce and not easy to find and store, in order to optimize its performance, rejuvenate its cells, and thrive under such circumstances.
When tested in mice, FMD’s increased their median healthspan by a striking 11%, and in randomized human trials it normalized many metabolic health metrics that are correlated with aging and healthspan.