Well-known functional medicine expert Bryce Wylde, BSc, DHMHS has made it one of his life’s missions to identify best-in-class natural health product ingredients. When an ingredient checks all the boxes — safety, sustainability, transparency, traceability, evidence, efficacy, potency and purity — he shares it through the media and in a clinical setting to empower his patients “to live their best life in optimal health.”
In this video, Wylde confirms that Bioenergy RiaGev is one of these ingredients. “The science is excellent and it delivers on promise. It’s an innovative, all-natural ingredient whose promise is to promote healthy aging from the inside out.”
To explain how RiaGev supports healthy aging, he starts by a quick review of the roles of mitochondria, ATP, NAD and GSH play in the energy cycle.
- Mitochondria: These are specialized organelles found in the trillions of cells that make up your body. Molecules found inside mitochondria are critical for energy production, cellular metabolism and overall health.“Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cells whose job it is to convert macronutrients — including sugars, fatty acids and amino acids — into cellular energy. However, the unfortunate reality is that mitochondria production dramatically decreases as we age, particularly during times of stress and illness.”
- ATP: Mitochondria make energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate or ATP. “Age-related changes in mitochondria are associated with significant decline in mitochondrial function and ATP production.”
- NAD: Even during the best of times, ATP production doesn’t work without the presence of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD), a critical coenzyme essential to ATP production. “Research shows human NAD levels decrease by at least 50% as early as in our 40s, which translates into a very negative impact on healthy cell production and longevity. NAD is also critical to the immune system because it activates CD338, which is present on white blood cells and whose loss of function is associated with impaired immune responses.
- GSH: Energy production within the mitochondria can cause damaging levels of oxidative stress to accumulate. Reduced glutathione (GSH) is “a critical antioxidant whose job it is to protect the surrounding area inside the mitochondria from that oxidative damage.”
What happens when Bioenergy RiaGev is introduced?
Age-related changes in mitochondria are associated with a decline in the production of ATP, NAD and GSH. RiaGev works to promote healthy aging and noticeable sustained energy by increasing ATP while simultaneously boosting NAD and GSH.
“RiaGev also works via cellular-dependent pathways called sirtuins. Sirtuins are a family of longevity-regulating signaling proteins involved in metabolism, aging, cellular resistance to stress and regulating the turnover of cells. They are indispensable as antioxidants for DNA repair, and help manage inflammation which makes them excellent at anti-senescence and antiaging. Here’s the kicker: It turns out NAD is the rate-limiting co-substrate for sirtuins.
“RiaGev can also promote the brain’s healthy neuronal function which supports cognitive health, memory, concentration, motivation, and it works to reduce neurodegeneration, age-related cognitive decline and mental fatigue.”
Wylde summarizes: “Bioenergy RiaGev naturally supports cellular health, and balances the oxidative stress associated with energy production. It supports a healthier you, from the inside out. With RiaGev, there’s tremendous untapped potential for helping people live healthier, longer and more active lives.”