Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As we age, it becomes easier to gain weight and harder to maintain muscle. Thus, our waistlines tends to fatten, our muscles weaken, and the physical tasks that once seemed trivial now seem tiring. The deterioration of mitochondria, the microscopic power plants within every cell responsible for converting food into biochemical fuel, has been implicated as a major cause. The loss of mitochondrial efficiency and number over time deprives us of living a longer, healthier life. It may come to no surprise, therefore, that mitochondrial biogenesis, the natural process in which your cells build new mitochondria, has been suggested hold the key to delay the deteriorations in appearance and performance, and even aging.

Representing a remarkable ~ 10% of body weight, mitochondria produce more than 95% of your body's energy. The more of these "fuel stations" our cells contain, the more calories you can burn, leaving less fat to contribute to diabetes or obesity, for instance. Mitochondria are produced via mitochondria biogenesis, the stimulation of which can help delay aging and maintain health as we age.

Mitochondrial biogenesis is a complicated process involving more than 1,000 genes and producing and estimated 20% of the cellular protein in the body. While caloric restriction and exercise potently activate molecular "switches" controlling mitochondrial biogenesis, a simpler solution comes in the form of the Mitochondrial Renewal Kit containing neutraceuticals shown to activate the very same switches.

XYMOGEN Mitochondrial Renewal Kit: "Three Degrees" of Restoration

1st Degree: Nitric Oxide (NO) is to your heart and blood vessels what your favorite couch is to your legs and feet. NO takes a load off of your heart and blood vessels by relaxing the latter (known as vasodilation), thereby easing the strain placed on the former (blood flows more easily, so your heart doesn't need to pump as hard). Among sundry other roles, NO directly activates the "master regulator" of mitochondrial biogenesis and function and metabolic fitness known as PGC-1a.

2nd Degree: Found in red wine and studied by respected research organizations including Salk Institute, resveratrol is one of the most promising anti-aging nutraceuticals to date. Labeled as an "exercise mimetic", resveratrol activates SIRT1, a molecular "switch" that governs the activation of PGC-1a. Exercise also activates this pathway; hence the aforementioned label.

3rd Degree: a-lipoic acid (ALA) is considered a "king" among antioxidants. Capable of fending off damaging free radicals in a variety of cellular environments, ALA also protects the levels of other antioxidants such as vitamins E and C. In addition, ALA stimulates a molecular switch known as AMPK in the body (which in turns activates PGC-1a), while inhibiting another version of AMPK located in the brain. The end result is to increase mitochondrial biogenesis (via body AMPK) while enhancing appetite control and weight management (brain AMPK).

Benefits of XYMOGEN Mitochondrial Renewal Kit:
* Increased mitochondrial biogenesis
* Increased metabolic (calorie-burning) rate
* Improved insulin sensitivity and action
* Improved glucose disposal
* Increased Nitric Oxide (NO) production
* Improved cardiovascular and endothelial (blood vessel) function
* Improve appetite control
* Reduced fat mass
* Increased muscle mass
* Improved exercise tolerance and performance
* Improved antioxidant status and resistance to oxidative stress

A month supply is $150. This is NOT a vitamin replacement.