Emergency physician Eric Freedland, MD had the opportunity to interview Bob DeFelice, 72, Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach at Bentley University in Waltham, MA about a dramatic change in his health.

Dr. Eric Freedland (EF): Coach, you’re 72. A lot of people start slowing down at this age, but you seem to be speeding up! Tell me what’s going on with you.

Bob DeFelice (BD): This may be as strong as I’ve felt in my adult life. Pretty amazing, too, because I’m 72, but I feel as good or better than I did in my 30’s and 40’s.

EF: How is that possible? What are you doing?

BD: I started taking a dietary supplement called Pruvin just over four months ago, and I’ve already seen tremendous changes in my workout competitiveness. My intensity has improved dramatically, and my recovery from a workout is far more rapid and significant.

What’s more—in the time I’ve been taking Pruvin, my waist size has gone down from a 36 to 33—without losing a pound. I don’t need as much sleep at night either. I used to be an eight-hour guy, but now I wake up after as little as six hours and feel rested and full of energy.

Can you tell me more about what’s happening from a medical point of view?

EF: Well, I’m not your physician, so I can’t comment on your particular health markers, but what I can say is that your experience is consistent with the results of several clinical research studies involving Pruvin and performed at Baylor College of Medicine.

BD: How does Pruvin work?

EF: It restores two natural amino acids that become deficient in our cells as we grow older, and this has been shown to improve cellular ability to burn fuel, reduce fat and build muscle and strength, as well as to enhance cells’ sensitivity to insulin.

Pruvin increases energy and improves health as follows. Mitochondria, the tiny engines inside cells, burn fat or glucose to create energy. This also produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals, which, if not quickly neutralized, damage cells and can contribute to diabetes, aging, and heart disease. Oxidative stress occurs when the amount of free radicals overwhelms your body’s ability to neutralize them. As we get into our 40s and beyond, our cells become deficient in two amino acids (cysteine and glycine) along with the key antioxidant glutathione (GSH) that are all critical for combating oxidative stress. Pruvin provides these amino acids in the right quantity and combination, which restores GSH and combats oxidative stress. This normalizes fat oxidation by mitochondria so that, within weeks, older people go back to burning fat as well as younger people. Fat loss occurs along with an increase in muscle mass.

For even sedentary individuals, the increase in energy that comes with fuel efficiency makes you feel more alive and increases your desire to be more physically active.  Feeling more energized before and during exercise leads to better workouts along with faster recovery. Those who are just starting a modest exercise program can benefit and experience fat loss and muscle gain.  You do not need to participate in extreme sports to be healthy.

BD: Pretty amazing … I feel very fortunate and credit Pruvin with making me feel the way I do right now.

EF: Thanks for your inspiring story, Coach!

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