MYOS says fortetropin shows increase rate of muscle protein synthesis in study
MYOS RENS Technology announced positive top-line results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that was conducted at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences evaluating the impact of Fortetropin on the rate of muscle protein synthesis in older men and women. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, 20 subjects, men and women 60 to 75 years of age, were assigned to consume either Fortetropin or a macronutrient-matched placebo for 21 days along with daily doses of a heavy water tracer. After 21 days, a microbiopsy was collected from each subject and analyzed to determine the fractional synthetic rate of muscle proteins. For subjects who received Fortetropin, the average FSR in several gene ontologies were significantly higher compared to the placebo group. The proportion of proteins with an increased FSR in the Fortetropin group relative to the placebo group was found to be statistically significant. "We believe the results from the UC Berkeley clinical study show that our all-natural ingredient Fortetropin can significantly improve muscle health for older adults," commented Joseph Mannello, CEO of MYOS RENS Technology. "We are committed to continuing scientific research to demonstrate the efficacy of our advanced nutrition products. This study shows Fortetropin's remarkable potential for managing age-related muscle loss in older adults. The results from this study will form the cornerstone of MYOS' 'Healthy Aging' business unit. The global elderly nutrition market was $19B in 2018 and is estimated to surpass $31B by 2026. We plan to aggressively move forward with additional clinical studies that will focus on this area along with recovery and rehabilitation."