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VIVIX: The science behind this breakthrough product

VIVIX: The science behind this breakthrough product

Vivix™Vivix™ Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic - 10 times more powerful than Resveratrol alone:

Unlocking the secrets of biological aging is perhaps the ultimate scientific quest—and significant progress has occurred in the last decade in the understanding of the aging process. Scientists and the general public have become aware of the compelling research on a compound found in red wine called resveratrol, and its ability to extend lifespan in many different laboratory studies. Indeed, resveratrol has been referenced in over 2,000 research citations by the National Library of Medicine, including studies conducted by Harvard University, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute on Aging.

Launched in August 2008 ,* Vivix™ cellular anti-aging dietary supplement has captured the attention of people across America in just a few short months. Vivix was specifically designed to address 4 key mechanisms of cellular aging and Shaklee has the scientific substantiation to back up all claims for the ingredients in Vivix:  “In laboratory studies, Vivix™ ingredients have been shown to impact four key mechanisms of cellular aging.”
  • Help protect and repair cellular DNA
  • Positively impact genetic regulators
  • Promote mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Slow advanced glycation end products (AGE) protein formation
The genesis of Vivix coincided with a landmark research study published in the journal Nature in 2006.

This laboratory study surfaced the potential of resveratrol, a compound in red wine, to address two key mechanisms of cellular aging including improving mitochondrial biogenesis and activating genetic regulators of longevity pathways. Numerous laboratory studies including those cited below confirm an effect of resveratrol on helping to protect against a third mechanism of cellular aging, the protectionand repair of DNA damage.

But Shaklee scientists went beyond resveratrol in the creation of Vivix by creating a unique and patentpending polyphenol blend that adds to the power of resveratrol. While resveratrol addresses 3 of 4 of the key mechanisms of aging, it is not very effective in addressing the formation of AGE proteins which can compromise cellular integrity and longevity. So Shaklee scientists identified and created a proprietary Rejuvetrol™ polyphenol blend that has been shown to be 10X more powerful thanresveratrol alone at addressing this 4th mechanism of cellular aging.

So, to help review the science supporting Vivix claims, we’ve included the citations of key studies that have been used to validate and support the most important claims we make, including:

Helps protect and repair cellular DNA (citations)

1. Usha, S., Irudayam, M.J., Malathi, R., “Interaction of Resveratrol and Genistein with Nucleic Acids”, Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol 38, No. 2, March 2005, pp. 198-205

2. Niture, S., Velu, C., Smith, Q, Bhat, J., Srivenugopal, K, “Increased Expression of the MGMT repair protein mediated by cysteine prodrugs and chemopreventive natural products in human lymphocytes and tumor lines,” Carcinogenesis, Vol 28, no. 2, pp 378-389, 2007

3. Yang, S., Irani, K., Heffron, S., Jurnack, F., Meyskens, F., “Alterations in the expressions of the apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease-1/redox factor-1 (APE/Ref-1) in human melanoma and identification of the therapeutic potential of resveratrol as an APE/Ref-1 inhibitor” Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 4(12), December 2005

4. Zahid, M., Gaikwad, N.W., Rogan, E.G., Cavalieri, E.L., “Inhibition of depurinating estrogen-DNA adduct formation by natural compounds,” Chemical Research in Toxicology, 20 (12): 1947-53, December 2007

5. Chakraborty S, Roy, M, Bhattacharya RK, “Prevention and repair of DNA damage by selected phytochemicals as measured by single cell gel electrophoresis,” Environmental Pathology, Toxicology, and Oncology, 2004; 23(3): 215-26

6. Gatz SA, Keimling M, Baumann C, Dörk T, Debatin KM, Fulda S, Wiesmüller L, “Resveratrol modulates DNA doublestrand break repair pathways in an ATM/ATR-p53- and –Nbs1-dependent manner” Carcinogenesis, 2008 Mar; 29 (3):51927. Epub 2008 Jan 3.

Positively impacts genetic regulators (citations)

1. Pearson, K., Baur, J., Lewis, K., Peshkin, L. et al., “Resveratrol Delays Age-Related Deterioration and Mimics Transcriptional Aspects of Dietary Restriction without Extending Life Span,” Cell Metabolism, 2008

2. Barger J.L., Kayo, T., Pugh, T.D., Prolla, T.A., Weindruch, R., “Short term consumption of a resveratrol-containing nutraceutical mixture mimics gene expression of long-term caloric restriction in mouse heart,” Experimental Gerontology (2008), doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2008.06.013

3. Barger, J., Kayo, T., Vann, J., Arias, E., Wang, J., Hacker, T., Raederstorff, D., Morrow, J., Leeuwenburgh, C., Allison, D.,Saupe, K., Cartee, G., Weindruch, R., Prolla, T., “A Low Dose of Dietary Resveratrol Partially Mimics Caloric Restriction and Retards Aging Parameters in Mice,” PLoS ONE, 3(6): e2264, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002264

4. Howitz, KT, Bitterman KJ, Cohen, HY, Lamming, DW, Lavu, S, Wood JH, Chung P, Kisielewski A, Zhang LL, Scherer B, Sinclair DA, “Small molecule activators of sirtuins extend Saccharomyces cerevisiae lifespan,” Nature 2003 nov 11;425(6954): 191-6. Epub 2003 Aug 24

Promotes mitochondrial biogenesis (citations)

1. Lagouge, M., Argmann, C., Gerhart-Hines, Z., Meziane, H., et al. “Resveratrol Improves Mitochondrial Function and Protects against Metabolic Disease by Activating SIRT1 and PGC-1α,” Cell, Vol 127, 1109-1122, December 15, 2006

2. Dasgupta, B., Milbrandt, J., “Resveratrol stimulates AMP kinase activity in neurons,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 104, no. 17, April 24, 2007

3. St-Pierre, J. Drori, S., Uldry, M., Silvaggi, J., Rhee, J., Jäger, S., Handschin, C., et al., “Suppression of Reactive Oxygen Species and Neurodegeneration by the PGC-1 Transcriptional Coactivators,” Cell, Volume 127, 397-408, October 20, 2006

4. Civitarese, A., Carling, S., Heilbronn, L., Hulver, M., Ukropcova, B., Deutsch, W., Smith, S., Ravussin, E., “Calorie Restriction Increases Muscle Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Healthy Humans,” PLoS Medicine, Vol 4, Issue 3, March 2007

5. Lopez-Lluch, G., Irusta, P., Navas, P., de Cabo, R., “Mitochondrial biogenesis and healthy aging,” Experimental Gerontology, Vol 43, 813-819, 2008

Slows AGE protein formation (citations)

1. Farrar, J., Hartle, D., Hargrove, J., Greenspan, P., “Inhibition of protein glycation by skins and seeds of the muscadinegrape” BioFactors, Vol 30, 193-200, 2007

2. Hudson, T., Hartle, D., Hursting, S., Nunez, N., Wang, T. Young, H., Arany, P., Green, J., “Inhibition of Prostate Cancer Growth by Muscadine Grape Skin Extract and Resveratrol through Distinct Mechanisms,” Cancer Research 2007, 67: (17), September 1, 2007

3. Bralley, E., Greenspan, P., Hargrove, J., Hartle, D., “Inhibition of Hyarluronidase Activity by Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadine) Berry Seeds and Skins, “ Pharmaceutical Biology, Vol 45, No. 9, pp 667-673, 2007

4. Ramasamy, R., Vannucci, S., Shi Du Yan, S., Herold, K., Yan, S., Schmidt, A., “Advanced glycation end products and RAGE: a common thread in aging, diabetes, neurodegeneration, and inflammation,” Glycobiology, vol. 15 no. 7 pp. 16R–28R, 2005

Guidance on Resveratrol Dosage and Safety (citations)

1. Reagan-Shaw, S., Nihal, M., Ahmad, N., “Dose translation from animal to human studies revisited” The FASEB Journal, fj.07-9574LSF, published online October 17, 2007

2. Baur, J., Pearson, K., Price, N., Jamieson, H., Lerin, C., Kalra, A., et al. “Resveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high calorie diet,” Nature, Volume 444, November 16, 2006

3. Juan, M., Vinardell, M., Planas, J., “The Daily Oral Administration of High Doses of trans-Resveratrol to Rats for 28 Days is Not Harmful,” The Journal of Nutrition, 132: 257-260, 2002

4. Crowell, J., Korytko, P., Morrissey, R., Booth, M., Levine, B., “Resveratrol-Associated Renal Toxicity,” Toxicological Sciences, 82, 614-619, 2004

5. Boocock, D., Faust, G., Patel, K., Schinas, A., Brown, V., Ducharme, M., et al., “Phase 1 Does Escalation Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers of Resveratrol, a Potential Cancer Chemopreventive Agent,” Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 2007, 16(6), June 2007
A conversation with Dr. David Sinclair of The Harvard Medical School and Nicholas Wade, the science reporter for "The New York Times" about a groundbreaking new health study involving a molecule called resveratrol. The molecule, found in grapes and therefore wine, offsets the effects of high caloric intake in obese mice and also extends their longevity. (55 min) well worth the time!
Vivix™ Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic - 10 times more powerful than Resveratrol alone:
How Resveratrol & Red Wine activate genes for a longer and healthier life by Joseph Maroon, M.D.
Video clip of Dr. Maroon:
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