PHOENIX and ORINDA, Calif., June 6, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Weil Lifestyle, LLC, the leading authority for information, products and services for those seeking optimum health and wellness through Integrative Medicine, and Juvenon, Inc., a science-based cellular health supplement company committed to the development of products that slow the progressive deterioration associated with cellular aging, today announced a partnership to jointly market and sell Weil Juvenon Healthy Aging Support, now available at DrWeil.com.
Postponing cellular aging may boost energy and brain-cell health, helping consumers to stay strong, vibrant and independent as they age. Weil Juvenon Healthy Aging Support is a patented, unique cell rejuvenating formula, developed by U.S. National Medal of Science award-winning researcher and Juvenon co-founder Bruce Ames, Ph.D. and his team at the University of California, Berkeley. The combination of alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl-L-carnitine can fire up the body's mitochondria, the cellular "power plants" that lose efficiency as we age.
"Maintaining cellular health is a central component of healthy aging, and Juvenon can help," said Andrew Weil, M.D., a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. "Juvenon is a remarkable health supplement that can enhance life during the process of growing older. Dr. Ames' research offers compelling evidence of a significant breakthrough in promoting cellular health, and healthy cells may be the key to a whole range of benefits. I take Juvenon every day and encourage taking Weil Juvenon Healthy Aging Support as part of a healthy lifestyle."
"Researchers have known for decades that mitochondrial decay greatly contributes to the declining health associated with aging," said Dr. Ames. "Recent scientific studies suggest that the two principal ingredients in the Weil Juvenon Healthy Aging Support transport important fuel to the mitochondria and protect these 'energy factories' from the poisonous by-products that can often result from their work."
"Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Bruce Ames are leading authorities on healthy aging and their shared views on the importance of cellular health carry considerable weight. Both believe strongly that consumers of any age should be empowered to make educated choices to further their health and well-being," said Larry Tree, Chief Executive Officer of Weil Lifestyle, LLC. "Both Dr. Weil and Dr. Ames donate their profits from this venture to research and education. It is a great combination."
About Weil Lifestyle, LLC
Weil Lifestyle, an organization founded by Andrew Weil, M.D., is committed to improve health and health care through consumer products and philanthropy that advance the principles of integrative medicine. All of Dr. Weil's after-tax profits from the sale of Weil Juvenon Healthy Aging Support formula are donated to the Weil Foundation. For more information, visit: www.DrWeil.com.
About Andrew Weil, M.D.
A world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Weil is a best-selling author and editorial director of www.DrWeil.com, the leading online resource for healthy living based on an integrative medicine philosophy. Dr. Weil's books include the national bestsellers Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, The Healthy Kitchen and Healthy Aging, A Lifelong Guide to Physical and Spiritual Well-being. He also authors the popular "Self Healing" newsletter and writes a monthly column for Prevention and Time magazine. Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on integrative medicine, medicinal herbs and mind-body interactions. He is a clinical professor of internal medicine and the founder and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University. As a frequent guest on "Larry King Live" and "Oprah," Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight on how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one's life to optimize the body's natural healing mechanisms.
About Juvenon, Inc.
Juvenon, Inc. is a science-based cellular health supplement company committed to the development of products that slow the progressive deterioration associated with cellular aging. Juvenon's proprietary technology was developed at the University of California, Berkeley by renowned scientist Bruce Ames, Ph.D., a winner of the National Medal of Science and other international honors, and Tory Hagen, Ph.D., an investigator at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. The University of California, Berkeley patented the technology and licensed it exclusively to Juvenon. When the company was established, founder's shares were allocated to Dr. Ames, who has put them in a non-profit foundation that supports research in nutritional prevention of disease. Dr. Ames has no personal financial interest in the company and receives no compensation. Juvenon is currently the only cellular health supplement company that focuses on the role of the mitochondria and the mechanics of cellular health. For more information about Juvenon, visit www.juvenon.com.
About Dr. Bruce Ames, Ph.D.
Dr. Bruce Ames, Ph.D., the co-founder of Juvenon, Inc., is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and a Senior Scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and served on that organization's Commission on Life Sciences. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Advisory Board, from 1976 to 1982. He was the recipient of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prize (1983), the Tyler Environmental Prize (1985), the Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1991), the Glenn Foundation Award of the Gerontological Society of America (1992), the Lovelace Institutes Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research (1995), the Honda Prize of the Honda Foundation, Japan (1996), the Japan Prize (1997), the Kehoe Award, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1997), the Medal of the City of Paris (1998), the U.S. National Medal of Science (1998), The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research (2001) and the American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award (2001). His over 500 publications have resulted in his being among the few hundred most-cited scientists in all fields.