HEALING Polycystic kidney disease one bite at a time.

10 – Oxaloacetate for Autophagy and AMPK Activation

Hey Guys and Gals. There is a new supplement on the block, and it might just help with keeping our kidneys from growing too much. It is called “Oxaloacetate” and there are several products on the market, that contain it. It is part of the Krebs-Cycle, if you are interested in the details.

The main reason I suspect it will help keep cyst growth at bay, is because it mimics the effects of calorie restriction, and therefore promotes Autophagy (digesting damaged tissue/cysts!) and activates AMPK. Both of these pathways are associated with the inhibition of cyst growth in several studies I have read. Below is a talk on Oxaloacetate by one of the Scientists involved with the production of the supplements.

Oh, by the way, it also enhances cognition, improves blood glucose levels and increases lifespan in mice. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I personally have ordered “Natural Dynamix, Endure DX” which contains 250mg of oxaloacetate per capsule, and will take half a capsule with some vitamin c every day. I ordered at iherb- because they ship worldwide for extremely low cost. This way it comes out to around 25 USD per month, which I can manage. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know what you guys think about this stuff and make sure to listen to the professionals (as linked below) ๐Ÿ™‚ Heal well!