The Fasting Mimicking Diet™, or FMD™, is made from healthy natural ingredients that someone eats for five days while his, or her body, is not recognizing that it is eating. This causes the body to stay in a fasting mode.
Scientifically developed and clinically tested, this nutritional breakthrough was invented at the Longevity Institute at University of Southern California. Lead by Dr. Valter Longo, the USC Longevity Institute brings together multidisciplinary aging research in order to enhance Human Healthspan.
The fundamentals of fasting are covered in four-part series of interviews Professor Valter Longo, the inventor of the Fasting Mimicking Diet®, has with Dr. Kurt Hong. Find out more about different types of fasting, the science behind it, and role the fasting mimicking diet can play in promoting healthspan, the healthy years of life.
Our ProLon meal plan is followed 5 days per month. Consumers can go back to a normal lifestyle/diet for the remaining 25 days of the month. Fasting Mimicking Diets® provide healthy, natural, and scientifically tested ingredients that nourish the body while it does not recognize it is eating. This fasting-with-food meal plan is low in carbohydrates and proteins and contains good fatty acids. The FMD® patented recipe allows your body to remain under a fasting-like mode, which triggers a set of protection measures that the body has developed during natural selection when food was scarce and not easy to find and store. This caused the body optimize its performance, rejuvenate its cells, and thrive under such circumstances. When tested in mice, Fasting Mimicking Diets® increased their median healthspan by a striking 11%, and in randomized human trials it normalized many metabolic health metrics that are compatible with aging and healthspan.
Fasting Mimicking Diets® promote and maintain healthy levels of:
A Periodic meal program that Mimics Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, and Healthspan.
In the first study from the Clinical and Translational Report, yeast deprived of food periodically were shown to have longer life expectancy than yeast fed normally.
The second study involved feeding a group of mice a specialized diet for four days a month. The diet reduced both caloric intake and protein intake. The scientists tested markers in the blood of the mice and found that the diet emulated prolonged water-only fasting. After returning to regular feeding, the mice regained most, but not all of the lost weight. Differences between the Fasting Mimicking Diet® group and the control group include improved metabolism and cognitive function, gradual weight loss, muscle rejuvenation, higher bone density, 40% fewer malignant lymphomas, immune system regeneration, and longer average, though not absolute, life expectancy.
A third study was done using people. There were nineteen FMD® participants and nineteen control participants with a broad range of ages represented (19-75). There were members of both sexes and most races, so that the study represented a general cross section of adult population. The individuals in the Fasting Mimicking Diet® group were provided with the food they were required to eat during five FMD® days for each of three months. Scientists were pleased with the level of compliance with the diet, and most reported only mild or no negative effects on the fasting days. Results showed that the FMD® participants experienced an average 3% reduction in weight, a reduction in visceral fat, a reduction in C-reactive protein, and rejuvenation for the immune system.