Benagene 30 capsules - oxaloacetic acid, stimulates over 350 anti-aging genes | AOR

Benagene 30 capsules -  oxaloacetic acid, stimulates over 350 anti-aging genes | AOR

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AOR BenaGene contains 3-carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acid or oxaloacetic acid, which is a key intermediate in the Kreb's Cycle.
Studies demonstrate that AOR benaGene mimics a caloric restriction diet, which has been shown to increase the expression of beneficial genes associated with increased life span, health span, weight management and blood glucose reduction.

  • Helps reduce the incidence of age-related disease: stimulates over 350 anti-aging genes
  • Shown to increase health and lifespan in animals
  • Mimics a caloric restriction diet
  • Increases expression of longevity genes
  • Balances blood glucose level

The Benefits of Calorie Restriction
benaGene contains a key intermediate in the Kreb's cycle which has been shown to mimic the beneficial effects of a caloric restriction diet. Caloric restriction has been associated with an increased average and maximal life span in several species, along with reductions in weight and blood glucose.

Longevity Genes
The benefits of caloric restriction involve the increased expression of longevity genes. benaGene has been shown to mimic the changes in expression of over 350 genes in a similar fashion to caloric restriction. It also increases the conversion of the cellular factor NADH to its oxidized form NAD. NAD is critical to producing cellular energy, and stimulates these beneficial genes while NADH inhibits them.

Extended Health, Extended Life
The genetic shifts mediated by benaGene help to delay the onset or reduce the incidence of several age-related diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurological disease. Human trials have found that benaGene reduces glucose levels and improves glucose uptake. benaGene is formulated to be very stable and easily absorbed by the body, improving chances for a long and healthy life.

background reading
Immortality is an age old Holy Grail. A phenomenon of the ego. A topic best left to science fiction and Hollywood. The search for it is often beset with tragedy, as was the case of Juan Ponce De Leon and his quest for the legendary fountain of youth.

However, life extension is a realistic goal and a proven physiologic phenomenon in diverse organisms through various interventions, such as exposure to certain stresses (ionizing radiations, heat or osmotic shock) or caloric restriction.

There are several ways of extending life span but the key is to match the gain in years with a corresponding increase in vigour and vitality. In other words, adding years to life has to be concurrent with adding life to years. Ideally increasing both maximal life span and health span. The latter can be assessed by monitoring various disease-risk markers such as lowered blood glucose levels, Hb1Ac, isoprostane F2, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, lipid markers, age-amadori adducts, and different inflammatory markers such as C-reactive proteins.

The process of aging has been ascribed to various mechanisms including: (1) increased metabolism and thus increased production of reactive oxygen species, (2) reduction of apoptosis (or programmed cell death), (3) increased glucose/insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signalling molecules, (4) disruption of the daf-2 pathway, (5) effect of longevity genes (including FOXO, Sir-2, and INDY (I am not dead yet)), (6) NAD+/NADH ratio, and others.

Caloric restriction optimal nutrition (CRON) extends life and health span in a wide variety of organisms and has been shown to delay the onset or reduce the incidence of many age-related diseases, including cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases (including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's). Furthermore, a significant improvement in various disease risk parameters has been conclusively shown in humans.

Thanks to the pioneering work of professors Leonard P. Guarente (of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and David A. Sinclair (of Harvard University), research has revealed that certain longevity genes are activated during caloric restriction. Moreover, their work showed that this effect was evident at any age; in other words, life extension could be achieved in older age groups as well. Gurante and other researchers believe that this effect may be related to the critical ratio of the ubiquitous co-enzymes NAD+ (the oxidized form of NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and its reduced form NADH. NAD is a niacin-derived coenzyme that is present in all living cells and is critical to the production of ATP - the body's primary source of all immediate energy. Higher NAD+ levels are thought to have a stimulatory effect on the beneficial genes whilst a high NADH concentration is thought to inhibit such genes. Hence a high NAD+/NADH ratio may prolong life and health span.

BenaGene is a novel caloric restriction mimetic (CR mimetic). It mimics the changes in the expression of over 350 genes in a similar fashion to caloric restriction and thus may be considered a true nutrigenomic compound. The resulting (and astonishing) increases in average and maximal life span, reduction in weight, and reduction in glucose levels have been observed in various species.

Human clinical trials have confirmed both reduction in glucose levels and an improved uptake of glucose without negative side effects (and hence an effective hypoglycaemic agent). BenaGene work on a "biological diode" thereby increasing the conversion of NADH to NAD+ as well as on resulting changes in the electrical state (Gibbs free energy) and critical signalling molecules.

BenaGene is the world's first novel and natural Krebs cycle intermediate compound that is specifically formulated to be highly stable and bio-available so that a one-a-day dosage is all that is required, offering the potential of life and health extension.

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Why can resistant starch improve your blood sugar balance?

Among the most popular good intentions we have before the new year starts is to improve health and lose weight.
Sadly, for many of us, those good intentions fall by the wayside within as little as 1 or 2 weeks. The main reason for failing on any given diet is that it tends to be a too drastic change in how we tend to eat.
Which for most of us, tends to be a moderate to high-carb diet, which for most Dutch people tends to revolve around bread and potatoes. That will make it very hard if you want to make a switch to a low-carb diet as is the norm these days.

However, I've got good news for you! You may not need to give up on all of your carbs. Instead, you can try to switch from carbs that have a negative impact on your blood sugar balance, towards slow-acting carbs also known as ... resistant starch.
Even when you are quite happy about eating a (very) low-carb diet, there are still ways to increase the amount of resistant starch in your diet, without drastically increasing the amount of calories and 'net carbs'.

Therefore the article below will tell you everything about resistant starch you need to know.

Why celebrating life with food is important for our health

Especially in the darkest months of the year, there seems to be an endless amount of celebrations.
No matter what is always a common theme: food is the main attraction! In fact, the focus society currently places on food has caused us to associate certain foods with holidays, past events and special times. When we sink our teeth into such foods, it can bring back memories we hold close and take us back to a time we enjoyed. Food is much more powerful than we think!

From catching up for coffee, relaxing over brunch, indulging in a long lunch or bonding at a BBQ, it’s hard to imagine getting together without the company of food. Food is something we all have in common, we all must eat, most of us find food pleasurable and trying new foods or cafes is a new experience we can share with others. 

Why is it so hard for a diabetic to keep blood sugar levels stable?

Most of you will know how food containing starches or sugars will raise blood sugar levels, and those of us who are dependent on insulin to control blood sugar levels, either because they are born with diabetes (type 1) or develop it later in life (type 2), are keen on keeping their blood sugar levels within a certain range.
This isn't always easy, even when ingesting a precalculated amount of carbohydrates.

There are several reasons why blood sugar levels can fluctuate

How reliable is the Glycemic index?

Almost everyone who's ever started a diet in the past decade, will have heard about the glycemic index (GI) and have been advised to eat predominantly foods that have a lower glycemic response, that is, foods that will not increase blood sugar level so much.

A high blood sugar level is closely associated with health problems such as diabetes and obesity, and it's easy to measure using a continuous glucose monitor.
A standard developed decades ago, called the glycemic index (GI), is used to rank foods based on how they affect blood sugar level and is a factor used by doctors and nutritionists to develop healthy diets. However, this system was based on studies that average how small groups of people responded to various foods.
This method of the glycemic index (GI) was developed at the University of Sydney where the glycemic response to foods were compared with those of glucose after an overnight fast.

The emphasis on the glycemic index led to an oversimplification of food items as being 'good' or 'wrong' based on their GI-ratings. It can even falsely portray unhealthy foods as “safe.”
Frequently agave syrup and coconut sugar are being advertised as “healthy” because of their low glycemic indexes, yet they lack nutrients such as fiber and vitamins and are nothing but 'empty sugar'.

A bigger problem with the glycemic index is that glycemic responses to foods are highly individual.
While the University of Sidney did their research on just 10 persons, a study with no less than 800 healthy and pre-diabetic volunteers, whose blood glucose levels were monitored every five minutes for a prolonged period of time, a startling difference between individual response on specific foods were shown.

What happens in the citric acid cycle and why is it critically important for all life?

The Citric Acid Cycle, also known as the Krebs Cycle, is an important series of biochemical reactions that are intrinsic to cellular respiration and the generation of energy from oxygen and glucose in aerobic organisms. Although humans can generate energy anaerobically, they cannot do so for long periods and oxygen is essential for life because it fuels the Citric Acid Cycle. Without this cycle, there would be no available energy to maintain our vital processes.

recommended use
Take one capsule daily with food or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
benagene (3-carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acid)) 100mg
vitamine C 100mg

active ingredient (3-carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acid, ascorbic acid), filler (microcrystalline cellulose), capsule (hypromellose, water)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature 
keep out of reach of young children

Do not use during pregnancy and lactation

allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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