AMPK (AMP-activated kinase) is a cellular sensor for energy. It is activated when the energy level is low, for instance following physical training or when undertaking a diet. High AMPK levels lead to an increased lifespan.
Conversely, nutritional overload impairs AMPK activity and its sensitivity declines as we grow older. Both represent accelerating aging processes in our body.
Snow Algae extract was shown to boost AMPK in cell culture experiments with skin cells. This leads to a protective effect against caloric excess and prevents the age-related decline of AMPK. Therefore, Snow Algae Powder can promote the longevity pathway.