ProLon is a 5-day diet that, through precise proportions of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, triggers a specific “autophagy” response in the body. The science behind autophagy was considered so crucial that it was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize.
The effectiveness of ProLon stands out among diets as it has been solidly validated in multiple clinical trials. ProLon leads to beneficial weight loss and a wide range of health benefits, including reduced body fat and belly fat, lowered blood pressure, improved blood sugar level, reduced cholesterol, and many more.
The development and proprietary formulations of ProLon are based on US$36M and over 20 years of research sponsored by the US National Institute of Health and the renowned USC, originally intending as a dietary improvement for the US population.
ProLon is a vegetable-based diet with soups, nuts bars, energy drinks, chip snacks, tea, and supplements providing high levels of minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Contents for each day are individually boxed; each ProLon is a 5-consecutive-day cycle.
What is autophagy, and how crucial it is to our body?
“Autophagy” removes old, damaged cells, and replaces them with the regeneration of younger, healthier new cells. Acting directly on our cells, it can be considered improving our body at the most fundamental and crucial level. How autophagy rejuvenates cells across our body, as opposed to say targeting a specific organ, can explain why it leads to multi-faceted improvements. To highlight the importance of autophagy, the discovery of how it works in our body was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize.
Why is ProLon called a fasting-mimicking diet (FMD)?
Fasting has been scientifically shown to induce autophagy and its associated health benefits. Going without food for days, however, is a formidable challenge for many. ProLon is thus a diet that is designed to allow for certain foods while still mimicking the health benefits of a water-only fast. Its proprietary formulations – a careful control of daily caloric intake plus precise proportions of fats, proteins and carbohydrates – allow an intake of foods that will not be “detected” by the body, and will thus not disrupt the process of autophagy during the 5 days.
Are the weight loss and health benefits temporary?
Clinical trials have shown that the results on weight loss and health benefits after ProLon persist for at least 3 months, even when participants return to their normal diets, and no dietary restrictions or changes are enforced. How autophagy acts on “renewing” our cells, which is not a short-term benefit, can explain the long-lasting effects of ProLon.