NutraCast: Biohacking cellular health via supplements that mimic fasting

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By Danielle Masterson

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NutraCast: Biohacking cellular health via supplements that mimic fasting

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There is a wide array of clinical benefits of fasting such as improved mood and cognition, balanced immune responses, enhanced energy, improvements in heart and metabolic health, weight management and more. But anyone who has fasted knows that it can be downright tortuous.

To recreate fasting at the molecular level and activate the body’s natural regenerative abilities on demand, nutritech company Mimio Health—which created biomimetic supplements designed from human biology to optimize health, slow aging and enhance longevity—launched its first product Mimio, a patented combination of fasting metabolites in a daily supplement.

Mimio has been clinically shown to provide the same anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, metabolic and cardio protective effects as fasting even during a meal. The evidence also indicates that it reduces biological age in humans and extend lifespan in model organisms by up to 96%. 

Mimio Health cofounder Christopher Rhodes, PhD, studied nutritional biochemistry at UC Davis where he researched the impacts of fasting for 36-hours, observing that the fast enhanced cellular functionalities. Following several years of research, he launched Mimio Health with his sister and cofounder Caitlyn Beatty​. 

Once Mimio was formulated, Rhodes put it to the test, confirming that subjects who supplemented with Mimio reaped the benefits of the 36-hour fast. 

"Their plasma wasn't pro-inflammatory, it was anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and cardioprotective, which was really, really exciting for us," he said. "Essentially, that was the confirmation that told us that you can use Mimio as a way to help not only prevent negative effects of eating but also mimic the benefits of fasting, even during a meal. And that was ultimately the last linchpin that we needed to say, ‘all right, this is a great product that needs to be in people's lives'."

Rhodes added that a large-scale clinical study is currently underway to explore the effects of Mimio over eight weeks on mood, energy, cognition, blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk, metabolic markers and biological age.

To hear more on fasting research and how many days you can actually go without eating before it becomes detrimental, listen to the NutraCast.

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