isometabolic instead of isocaloric

Our nutrition today is isocaloric ("iso" means "equal"), most often with "empty calories". Today’s nutrient labeling does not include a qualitative distinctive feature for calories. As a result, no differentiation of the metabolic potential in the body is possible. However, calorie does not equal calorie. Today, people mainly choose their food based on the packaging and not the content. The liver, of course, metabolizes the content and not the packaging. The decisive factor for our well-being and our performance is what can be metabolized in the liver in which quantity and composition and serves the body for building (anabolic metabolism) and energy production (catabolic metabolism). The body has to remove unnecessary substances with energy expenditure which might put a strain on our organism. The aim thus is to increase the metabolic potential in the form of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, secondary plant substances and the quality of carbohydrates specifically. As a result, our quality of life, performance, health and weight status automatically improve.  

Example of empty calories (without metabolic potential)


Example vegetable dish    

Isometabolic nutrition refers to nutrition adjusted to metabolism. In the past few years, scientific research on nutrition intake has resulted in new findings. The concept of calories is outdated. Nutritional science now knows which quantity the body needs in which composition. Only if the liver is supplied with enough nutrients, those nutrients can get to the central nervous system, the organs and the organism through the blood. Food can make us slow, fat and unhealthy. Or it makes us fit, lean and healthy.

The basis of isometabolic nutrition are the principles of science and the European Directive on Nutrition Labelling (RL 2008/100) based on the European Health Claims Regulation (VO 1924/2006). Another aim is to stick to the limits of nutrient intake. The so-called NOAEL (no observed adverse effect level) values mean that no negative results were observed even after a long-term intake of a certain quantity of a nutrient. It also determines an endpoint in toxicological determination. This is particularly important when it comes to fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K).