Over the past 20 years, many pre-clinical and clinical studies to understand the drivers for aging and human healthspan have been conducted by Dr. Valter Longo and his research team at the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Health. This work serves as the foundation of the proprietary fasting mimicking diet (FMD™). The FMD can result in weight loss, decreased abdominal fat, and maintenance of healthy levels of fasting glucose, C-reactive protein, insulin like growth factor 1, while preserving lean body mass. ProLon® is the only Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD™) based on the research done by Professor Valter Longo. It is a 5-day plant-based meal plan that mimics the beneficial effects of fasting while still providing the body with the nutrition it needs.