Recent studies that have captured the public's attention have focused on molecules that can slow aging and have been narrowly focused on the sirtuin family of genes and their activation by resveratrol, known as a red wine molecule. Recently researchers have reported that entire gene networks rather than single genes are involved in metabolic disorders, such as elevated blood sugar and cancer. Researchers report that gene array testing can detect genes affected by an unhealthy diet before there is change shown in the blood sample. [Nature March 16, 2008]
The nutriceutical matrix of natural molecules (Longevinex(R)) exhibited a much broader impact upon gene expression and more strikingly affected key genes, like Pdk4 and Pgc1 alpha, involved in mitochondrial energy metabolism.
Only the nutriceutical matrix, and not resveratrol or a long-term calorie restricted diet, upregulated the Foxo1 gene which enters the cell nucleus and promotes the expression of key longevity genes.
These effects were accomplished with a relatively low human equivalent dose of resveratrol. At about 1/15th the dose employed in a prior widely acclaimed mouse study (Nature Magazine Nov. 1, 2006) the nutriceutical matrix was able to exert more demonstrable genomic effects.
Prior animal studies employed the human equivalent of 1565, 360 and 343
milligrams of resveratrol to produce longevity effects. The nutriceutical
matrix exerted 9-fold greater effect over the mouse genome at the
equivalent daily human dose of resveratrol of 100 milligrams per day.
According to this study, if data from mice is applicable to humans, some
widely promoted mega-dose resveratrol pills, providing 500 to 1000
milligrams of resveratrol, would not exert as broad an
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