IGF-1, marker associated with increased mortality and DNA damage in human cells, was reduced by 14%.

C-reactive protein (CRP) levels decreased from 1.5 mg/L to 1.0 mg/L after participants had resumed their normal diet for 5-8 days after cycle 3.

A transient, major, and significant elevation of stem cell/regenerative markers was also observed.

Participants lost an average of 5 lbs.

The weight loss came mostly from abdominal fat shown as reduction in abdominal fat mass.

> 1-inch loss in waist circumference.

Lean body mass was preserved.

Blood pressure (BP) was significantly reduced from 117.4 to 113.6 mm Hg (systolic).

And 75.7 to 72.8 mm Hg (diastolic).

 

Total cholesterol was reduced nearly 10 mg/dl with significant reductions of LDL from 104.9 to 99.2 mg/dl.