The nutrition breakthrough of the century
The discovery of Fasting Mimicking Technology was a breakthrough in the Food as Medicine Movement.
Discovered and developed at the Longevity Institute of the University of Southern California, our technology is plant-based nutrition that allows the body to enter into a beneficial fasting state without triggering the cells’ nutrient sensors. As the name suggests, it actually mimics fasting…while still allowing you to eat food. This nourished fasting fine-tunes cells, supports healthy aging, and eliminates the need to do a water-only starvation fast, which can have negative side effects.
The power of cellular rejuvenation
At inception, Fasting Mimicking Technology development was focused on supporting a five day fast followed by a return to a normal diet. It’s a fasting approach called periodic fasting. The results, based on years of research into fasting and this specific approach, are simply astounding. Periodic fasting triggers cellular protection and rejuvenation pathways collectively known as autophagy (autophagy is so important to health and longevity that research in the subject was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine). Simply put, autophagy is your body’s natural, too-often-untapped system for replacing and renewing old, worn out cellular components.
Our remarkable discovery was that our Fasting Mimicking Technology could trigger and sustain autophagy during the fast, while providing essential nutrients. In other words, it activates the body’s powerful cell rejuvenating system to encourage healthy aging and reduces hunger during fasting at the same time
The creator of Fasting Mimicking Technology - Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D
Dr. Valter Longo is the Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is the grandfather of the science of fasting and was named by TIME among the top 50 most influential people in Health.
For the Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD), Prof. Longo was awarded the first patent in history for Healthspan. He discovered first how cells sense food and then devised the fasting mimicking formulation, and finally conducted mouse and human trials to test the health benefits of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD).
It is derived from these findings that we are able to bring you ProLon line of products.
What experts have to say
ProLon carries so many weight, metabolic and cellular benefits that not only do I recommend it, but I decided to join the company’s mission full time as Chief Medical OfficerDr. William Hsu, M.DChief Medical Officer, L-Nutra, Former Professor of Medicine, Harvard
I love the science supporting ProLon, and I love that the science has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals. It allows me to suggest ProLon with confidence. I have used fasting and time restricted eating in my practice for years; ProLon augments this and takes it to the next level.Dr. Amy Savagian, MDTriple Boarded in Internal, Integrative and Obesity Medicine
Not only do I recommend ProLon as a frequent nutritional intervention, I’ve done it myself numerous times. I love this product so much, I invested in the company.Dr. Maria Tulpan, M.DEndocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism - L-Nutra Ambassador