Metabolic Health & Aging

Metabolic Health & Aging

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According to the National Institutes of Health the risk factors and disease states that are associated with Metabolic Syndrome are: 

  • Overweight disorders and obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Dyslipidemias including high triglyderide levels, high levels of total and LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol
  • High fasting blood sugar
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease
  • Certain cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial and colon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallbladder disease

These chronic degenerative diseases are associated with accelerated aging and early death.  Having just one of these conditions (increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess abdominal fat or cholesterol levels) contributes to your overall risk of serious, life-threatening diseases.  In combination, these conditions dramatically increase your risk profile for serious disease. 

Patients who have these diseases also show increased rates of (i) depression, (ii) insomnia, (iii) sleep apnea, (iv) chronic stress and (v) anxiety reactions. 


The Mayo Clinic indicates that the following factors increase your chances of acquiring Metabolic Syndrome. 

  • Age – The prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome increases with age, affecting less than 10 percent of people in their 20s but 40% of people in their 60s.
  • Race – Although Metabolic Syndrome may be seen in all races, Hispanics and Asians seem to have a greater risk for insulin resistance risk factors.
  • Obesity – A body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 indicates an overweight disorder and increases the risk of Metabolic Syndrome.  Evidence of excess fat is usually most prominent in the abdominal region.
  • History of diabetes – If you have a family history of type II diabetes or a history of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), your chances of developing Metabolic Syndrome increase.
  • Other disease – A diagnosis of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or polycyctic ovary syndrome also increases the risk of Metabolic Syndrome.

However, there are other risk factors that lead to Metabolic Syndrome.  Blood lipid disorders, including high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and high LDL and total cholesterol enhance plaque buildups in artery walls, which lead to atherosclerotic (plaque) disease.  Occlusive vascular disease is further stimulated by (i) pro-inflammatory states, with elevated C-reactive protein in the blood stream and (ii) pro-thrombotic states with high fibrinogen and/or high plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in blood.  Increased potential for inflammation and thrombosis (blood clotting) add to atherosclerotic plaques that form in arterial vessels.  People with Metabolic Syndrome are therefore at increased risk of life-threatening coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. 


There are no precise criteria for diagnosing the metabolic syndrome at the present time.  However, The American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommend that the metabolic syndrome be identified as the presence of three or more of the following components: 

  • Elevated waist size (circumference)
    • Men – Equal to 40 inches or greater
    • Women – Equal to 35 inches or greater 
  • Elevated triglycerides
    • 150 mg/dL or greater 
  • Reduced HDL (“good”) cholesterol
    • Men – Less than 40 mg/dL
    • Women – less than 50 mg/dL 
  • Elevated blood pressure
    • Equal to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg 
  • Elevated fasting glucose
    • Equal to or greater than 100 mg/dL 


Metabolic Syndrome appears to be caused by the following dietary factors: 

  • Excess carbohydrate in the diet, including refined sugars and starch-rich foods.

Normally, the digestive system breaks down dietary carbohydrates into glucose (sugar).  The blood carries the glucose to the body’s organs and tissues, where the cells use it as fuel.  However, insulin is required for glucose to enter cells.  In people with insulin resistance glucose entry into cells is greatly reduced and glucose levels in the blood rise to abnormally high levels.  Abnormally high blood sugar gives rise to insulin resistance through pathological processes that involve protein glycation and crosslinking that lead to advanced glycation end products that further stimulate inflammatory reactions throughout the body.  These pathological processes are described in greater detail below. 

  • Protein Deficiency Syndrome

High carbohydrate diets are normally deficient in protein.  Unfortunately, humans and other mammals can only produce 11 of the 20 amino acids required for protein health.  The remaining 9 amino acids must, by necessity, be obtained from the “food chain.”  Protein deficiency occurs when the diet is deficient in the 9 essential amino acids that humans do not produce.  Protein deficiency is associated with a decrease in positive-charged proteins that lead to poor protein health and unbalanced metabolic pathways that give rise, together with abnormal carbohydrate metabolism, to the Metabolic Syndrome. 


Factor4 Weight Control™ contains Power Amino Acids™ that close the gap in the food chain and provide the 9 amino acids required for balanced protein health.  Power Amino Acids™ have been shown to increase positive-charged proteins that are decreased under conditions of protein deficiency (see “The Importance of Protein Health” on this website).  Thus Factor4 Weight Control™ corrects Protein Deficiency Syndrome and resets metabolic pathways that: 

  • Suppress appetite and block food cravings, hunger pangs, famished states and eating binges.
  • Curb carbohydrate intake through loss of the desire for carbohydrate-rich foods (loss of the “sweet tooth”)
  • Burn fat by resetting metabolic pathways from fat storage to fat metabolism
  • Stimulate weight loss and sustained weight control

Thus Factor4 Weight Control™ combats both overweight disorders as well as many of the risk factors and diseases associated with the Metabolic Syndrome by rebuilding the body with “supercharged health” leading to balanced protein expression.  By correcting Protein Deficiency Syndrome and rebalancing metabolic pathways, Factor4 Weight Control™ combats overweight disorders and Metabolic Syndrome naturally by rebalancing the caloric equation according to Nature’s laws. 

In contrast, the medical profession has taken the traditional approach of using pharmacologic agents to treat the specific risk factors associated with Metabolic Syndrome.  These pharmacological agents may include (i) weight-loss medications, (ii) blood pressure medications, (iii) cholesterol medications, (iv) insulin-resistance medications, (v) anti-thrombotic medications, (vi) blood thinning agents, (vii) anti-depressant medications, (viii) sleep medications and (ix) anti-anxiety medications.  However, many of these pharmaceutical agents have cumulative side-effects which may exacerbate the aging process associated with Metabolic Syndrome. 


Lifestyle changes, which include increased physical activity, losing weight and quitting smoking to help reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, are also recommended.  Specific recommendations are as follows: 

  • Exercise – Doctors recommend getting 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, every day.
  • Lose weight – Losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can reduce insulin levels and blood pressure and decrease your risk of diabetes.
  • Stop smoking – Smoking cigarettes increases insulin resistance and worsens the health consequences of Metabolic Syndrome. 
  • Dietary changes - Specific dietary changes that are appropriate for addressing different aspects of the syndrome include the following:
    • Reducing saturated fat intake to lower insulin resistance
    • Reducing sodium intake to lower blood pressure
    • Reducing high-glycemic carbohydrates to lower triglyceride levels

A diet that includes more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, mono-unsaturated fats and low-fat dairy products will benefit most patients with Metabolic Syndrome. 


The real importance in recognizing Metabolic Syndrome is that it represents a continuum of metabolic disorders that range from (i) type 2 diabetes with accelerated heart disease to patients with (ii) heart disease independent of diabetes to (iii) normal individuals suffering from accelerated aging to (iv) death from all three conditions. 

Cardiovascular degeneration in all of these conditions appears to be due to disturbances in carbohydrate and fat metabolism leading to a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including high blood sugar, high insulin, insulin resistance, high triglycerides, low HDL and small, dense LDL particles. 

The new insight is that these pathological processes that lead to atherosclerosis are operating in all of us.  While those with Type 2 diabetes are further along the curve and display accelerated cardiovascular disease, the rest of us are moving along the same curve but at slower rates.  Taken to its full extent, the metabolic continuum defines a pathway from (i) normal individuals to (ii) individuals suffering from Metabolic Syndrome to (iii) individuals suffering from Type 2 diabetes. 

The rate of “acceleration” is determined by multi-factorial processes related to genetic endowments, inherited from parents through long lineages of ancestor populations.  The rate of acceleration is also determined by good medical treatment in the case of existing disease.  For example, numerous studies have shown that good management of blood glucose levels through the careful administration of insulin, prolongs the life of diabetic patients. 


It appears that excess dietary intake of simple sugars and complex carbohydrates leads to multiple dysfunctions in carbohydrate metabolism, including (i) hyperglycemia, (ii) hyperinsulinism, (iii) insulin resistance, (iv) oxidative stress, (v) protein glycation, (vi) formation of advanced glycation end products and (vii) inflammatory reactions that result in a continuum of metabolic disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease), hypertension, cancer, and a long list of blood abnormalities that appear to be associated with Metabolic Syndrome, accelerated aging and early death. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA*

Factor4 Weight Control™, containing Power Amino Acids™ that generate positive-charged proteins, exerts a number of beneficial effects on each of the risk factors that makeup Metabolic Syndrome.  For example, Factor4 Weight Control™ has shown the following effects: 

  • Factor4 Weight Control™ can lead to significant weight loss and sustained weight control.
  • Factor4 has been observed to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure
  • Factor4 may normalize the dyslipidemias associated with Metabolic Syndrome by (i) decreasing triglycerides, (ii) decreasing total & LDL cholesterol and (iii) increasing HDL cholesterol
  • Factor4 appears to reduce blood sugar and combat insulin resistance
  • Factor4 increases anabolic pathways associated with increased pep, energy, activity, stamina, endurance and performance
  • Factor4 appears to have beneficial effects on addiction and dependence disorders including food addictions, alcoholism and smoking disorders.†

The beneficial effects of Factor4™ on (i) weight control, (ii) metabolic balance, and (iii) nutritional health appear to both prevent and treat Metabolic Syndrome.  As such, NovaLife believes that Factor4™ may provide a powerful weapon in the war on Metabolic Syndrome and the group of risk factors that lead to life-threatening diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.   

With successful treatment of the risk factors that lead to these life-threatening diseases, Factor4 Weight Control™ can be expected to provide significant anti-aging benefits that will increase health and longevity throughout the world.

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Factor4™, containing power amino acids™ is the only comprehensive health drink that may rapidly supercharge anabolic health and youth on a sustained basis without fear of harmful side effects.  By taking Factor4™ twice daily in a maintenance regimen you can convert the catabolic processes of aging into the anabolic processes of youth.  This maintenance program will ensure supercharged health with the following benefits over a lifetime: 

  • Increased pep, energy, activity, stamina and endurance.
  • Enhanced comfort, satisfaction and well-being with increased quality of life.
  • Optimized body weight with sustained weight control
  • Decreased functional age through body rejuvenation
  • Increased health in the eight (8) major health systems of the body

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Thanks to Factor4™ you will regain youth again and live longer and healthier with enhanced quality of life.  Notice the new twinkle in your eyes.  Notice the new smile on your face.  Notice how the smile broadens to a grin.  Congratulations, you have just been reborn with Factor4™! 


In the scientific and medical breakthrough of our time, Dr. Scheele, the Founder of NovaLife, has discovered that poor dietary intake of protein leads to “protein deficiency syndrome” that imposes serious consequences on body health.  Due to the selective loss of positive-charged amino acids, the body can no longer rebuild or replenish a large group of positive charged proteins or enzymes.  As these enzymes diminish and ultimately disappear, the body’s ability to maintain youth fails. 

Dr. Scheele has further shown that ingestion of power amino acids™ rapidly rebuilds positive-charged proteins that correct “protein deficiency syndrome” within minutes and ultimately leads to supercharged health.   


Although you cannot feel it, your body is rebuilding itself every day.  This minute-to-minute process of body rebuilding depends on protein in your diet.  When protein levels in the diet optimize the rebuilding process, the person achieves a state of health, happiness and good nutrition, described here as “anabolic” or “supercharged” health. 

When protein is deficient in the diet, the rebuilding process slows down and ultimately stops.  When the rebuilding process is interrupted the body enters a catabolic state, which increases the potential for accelerated disease and aging 

During development and maturation, the body’s hormones ensure that the metabolic processes are tuned to health and reproduction.  Once the aging process begins in the thirties, there occurs a slow decline in hormones that leads eventually to poor health, accelerated aging and ultimately death. 

The state of youth, characterized by hormonal health, may be described as an anabolic state.  “Anabolic” means increasing or constructive metabolism.  This state leads to optimal health and performance.  

The state of aging, characterized by diminishing levels of hormones, may be described as a catabolic state.  “Catabolic” means decreasing or destructive metabolism. 

Supercharged health is characterized by anabolic processes associated with a complete portfolio of proteins, including both negative-charged and positive-charged proteins.  In contrast, poor health is characterized by catabolic processes associated with a relative absence of positive-charged proteins. 

The critical element here is that catabolic states can be converted into anabolic states by supplementing the diet with Power Amino Acids™.  Thus, Power Aminos™ can optimally convert destructive metabolic processes into constructive metabolic processes.  This can convert poor nutritional health into supercharged health.  Fortunately, it can also revitalize or reinvigorate youth. 

Thus Power Amino Acids lead to supercharged health by modulating two metabolic processes: 

  • Anabolic (constructive) metabolism is increased.
  • Catabolic (destructive) metabolism is decreased.

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Within months of taking Factor4™, anti-aging effects are noticeable enough that you may feel that your “functional age” has been significantly reduced. By feeling younger you will: 

  • Lose the tired, sluggish feelings of advancing age
  • Enhance your quality of life with increased feelings of comfort, satisfaction and well-being.
  • Restore an active life with increased pep, energy, activity, stamina, endurance and performance
  • Regain confidence in all aspects of life
  • Compare favorably to your friends in youth, health and beauty.
  • Compete with professional associates half your age… and win!

These noticeable effects, which increase with time of commitment to Factor4™, serve to reduce the “functional age” of individuals and improve health in up to 50 different ways in the eight (8) major health systems in the body.  The numerous positive benefits of Power Amino Acids™ in Factor-4 Weight Control™ provide anti-aging effects that are discernable in energy levels, endurance, health, athletic performance and desire for a more active lifestyle.   

Because of the effects that Factor-4 Weight Control™ appears to have on Metabolic Syndrome and its associated risk factors that lead to Type II Diabetes and devastating vascular disease leading to heart attacks, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, it is clear that Factor-4™ will significantly increase longevity and quality of life. 


Power Amino Acids™ lead to supercharged health by modulating two broad metabolic processes: 

  • They increase anabolic (constructive) metabolism.
  • They decrease catabolic (destructive) metabolism.

Without Factor4™ your body may revert to a catabolic state associated with accelerated aging.  Fortunately, you can convert the catabolic processes of aging into the anabolic processes of anti-aging and youth by taking Factor4™ twice daily in a maintenance regimen.  A lifetime commitment to factor™ will ensure supercharged health with decreased functional age through body rejuvenation. 

Thanks to Factor4™ you will reverse aging and live longer and healthier with enhanced quality of life.   


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA*

In addition to optimal weight loss and sustained weight control, Factor4™ provides numerous anti-aging benefits in the eight (8) major health systems in the body during the aging process.  These beneficial effects translate into improved anti-aging health with increased longevity and enhanced quality of life.  The improvements in health that may be expected with a lifetime commitment to Factor4™ are listed in the table below. 

No Health System Effects of the Factor-4 Weight Control™ with Power Amino Acids™ & Health-Plus Proteins™
1 Body weight & energy health
  • Fat loss in extremities2,3
  • Fat loss in central torso2,3
  • Decrease in total body weight2,3
  • Increase in pep & energy2,3
  • Increase in physical activity & exercise2,3
  • Metabolic balance2
  • Increase in lean muscle mass2,3
  • Muscle strength enhanced2
  • Muscle relaxation increased2
2 Beauty health
  • Skin color, texture & health increased2
  • Hair becomes smoother, thicker & healthier2
  • Nails increase in color, strength & radiance2
3 Mental balance/health
  • Clarity of thought increased2
  • Memory improved2,4
  • Mood stabilized2,3
  • Stress reduced2
  • Depression relieved2
  • Sleep enhanced2,3
  • Addictions decreased3,4
  • Sensory health increased (peripheral vision2, hearing2, taste, smell, touch)
4 Digestive health
  • Taste adapts to high-value foods2
  • Appetite satisfied2
  • Calming effect on stomach2
  • Decrease in acid reflux & heart burn2
  • Increased regularity of bowel movements2
5 Metabolic health
  • Type II Diabetes reduced with weight loss1
  • Systolic & diastolic blood pressure reduced with weight loss1
  • Total & LDL cholesterol levels reduced with weight loss1
  • Decrease in blood sugar with weight loss1
  • Metabolic Syndrome combatted1,2,3
  • Body wasting disorders corrected2,3
6 Immune health
  • Increased resistance to viruses2
  • Increased resistance to bacteria2
  • Increased resistance to fungi2
  • Decreased free radicals4
  • Decreased non-specific inflammation4
  • Decreased C-reactive protein3
7 Sexual & Reproductive health
  • Sexual desire increased2
  • Erectile function increased2
  • Sexual activity increased2
  • Ejaculate volume increased2
  • Ovarian health increased4
8 Aging health
  • Decrease in tired, weak feelings2
  • Increased anabolic effects on organ functions, including heart, lung, liver, kidneys, etc.3,4
  • Decreased catabolic effects throughout the body3,4
  • Decrease in functional age2
  • Disease prevention during aging2,3
  • Aging performance increased2
  • Increase in longevity4
1  Demonstrated in published clinical trials
2  Demonstrated in testimonials
3  Predicted with supporting evidence in literature
4  Predicted 


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