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Material Name(s): benaGene ™, Oxaloacetate, oxaloactic acid, 3-carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acid
AOR was the first to introduce to North America a stable and bioavailable oxaloacetic acid in benaGene®. Oxaloacetate (also known as oxaloactic acid) is a human metabolite that works as a part of the Kreb’s cycle, which is a main source of cellular energy and metabolism. The body naturally makes oxaloacetic acid as an important factor in metabolism driving the sequence of reactions that creates energy for most living cells. It instigates the change of NADH to NAD+ which affects the amount of usable energy available (ATP) and signaling molecules, which are critical for transmitting information between cells. Higher NAD+ levels are linked to increasing the number of beneficial longevity genes, whereas NADH is linked to decreasing beneficial genes. Therefore increasing the NAD+/NADH ratio is important. benaGene® appears to promote this ratio.
There has been a reasonable amount of research conducted on the key benaGene® ingredient, oxaloacetate. Both experimental and clinical studies have been used to investigate oxaloacetic acid in mimicking calorie restriction, managing glucose levels, its antioxidant effects and impact on lifespan.
- Country of origin: Hungary
- Thermally stabilized along with vitamin C for superior stability and shelf life